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Iceland Circle and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula

On this tour you will drive around the island; Borgarfjörður area, Snæfellsnes peninsula, the Lake Mývatn, Jökulsárlón Glacier lagoon, the Golden Circle, as well as many other magnificent places in Iceland. All accommodation are in 3 star hotels, countryside guesthouses or cottages including private bathroom and breakfast, and a suitable car is provided.

Duration: 10 Days and 9 Nights, All Year

Price: From $2,099 per person

Highlights

  • The Mystical Snæfellsnes Peninsula
  • Natural Wonders of Iceland
  • Lake Mývatn and the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

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INCLUDED:
  - Rental car for 10 days, pick up in Keflavik and return to Keflavik International Airport
  - 8 nights’ accommodation in the countryside in a “3 star like hotels” including breakfast and a private bathroom.
  - 1 night accommodation in Reykjavik.
  - Iceland Road Atlas and Map
  - Detailed itinerary which we will help put together with you
  - Nordika Travel contact number to help you to book accommodation and excursions should you decide to change your plans whilst on holiday
  - Rental car airport fee
  - Unlimited mileage
  - Collision Damage Waiver Insurance
  - GPS is Free of Charge
  - Iceland Network Cell Phone (2,000 ISK prepaid)
  - 2 authorized drivers for the whole period
  - All taxes, VAT and service fees
  - Information about driving in Iceland
  - The detailed Itinerary will be sent to you at least 6 weeks in advance, so you can study it and prepare your trip before your departure. You can also download it to
    your iPhone/smart phone or tablet to have with you on your trip.


NOT INCLUDED:
  - Flights to Iceland from the US and return, we can help you arrange your flights
  - Travel Insurance
  - Optional excursions


This offer cannot be guaranteed until booking is made and confirmed by Nordika Travel. Price is subject to availability depending on the time of travel.

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Arrival and the Borgarfjörður Region

Arrival at Keflavik airport. Pick up the car and drive to Borgarfjörður area and stay there the first night. This is around 2 hours drive from the airport.

You can visit the Settlement Centre in Borgarnes and learn about the life of the Vikings and drive to the Hraunfossar and Barnafossar waterfalls; very special waterfalls that flow out from the lava on banks of the river Hvitá. You can also take a short hiking tour on the Grábrók mountain.
Overnight stay in the area.

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The Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Drive from Borgarfjörður to the Snæfellsnes peninsula.
This is sometimes called mini Iceland and is a great inspiration for writers and photographers. The Snæfellsnes glacier is the setting for Jules Vernes “Journey to the Center of the Earth”.
Stay in the picturesque north of Snæfellsnes for one day before heading to the north of Iceland.  If you want to explore the region, you can stay one more night and and extend the total length of the tour.

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Akureyri, the capital of the North and Lake Mývatn

Drive to the North Country through the Skagafjörður region to Akureyri. From Akureyri continue to Mývatn.  You might want to stay 2 nights in the North East.

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Along the east fjords to the south country

Drive east to the town of Egilsstaðir, and to the rugged coastline of the east fjords, with their towering mountains and small charming villages. Overnight stay in the east fjords region, either near the town of Egilsstaðir, or in one of the small coastal villages of the East Fjords.

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Vatnajökull glacier and the south

Drive south of the Vatnajökull Glacier, visiting the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon and the Skaftafell National Park area. A boat tour on the Glacier Lagoon is a must (summer).  Zodiac boat tours need to be booked. Often seals are playing on the beach or swimming in the lake.

There are some very good hiking trails in the Skaftafell National Park.
Close by is Skaftafell National Park, renowned for hiking paths, glacier walks and snowmobile tours.

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The South Coast, Glaciers and Waterfalls

Drive along the south coast, enjoy the view to the many glaciers, including the famous Eyjafjallajökull, and stop at the Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls.

An option is to take a Super Jeep tour to the Eyjafjallajökull area, which erupted 3 years ago. The Lava is still hot and you will see the aftemath of the eruption the 2 new mountains Magni and Móði. This tour has been much praised by all our clients.

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The Golden Circle

Drive to Gullfoss waterfalls and on to the Geysir geo-thermal area. You might want to take an optional snowmobile tour on the Langjökull Glacier.
Accommodation in the Golden Circle area, or the central south.

Drive to Reykjavik and stay there for one night.

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Reykjavík

Check out from your hotel in the morning. Depending on the time of your return flight you may want to relax in the Blue Lagoon on your way to the airport.
 
Drive back to Keflavik airport and return the car, before your flight back to the US.

Price for daily departures  All Year.


Price for daily departures January to April 2017, and November 2017 to April 2018:

- Price in dollars per person -

Car Type 2 persons in Double Room 3 persons in Triple Room 4 persons in 2 Double Rooms
03 - Skoda Octavia Station Wagon 4WD Automatic $ 2,099 $ 1,714 $ 1,769
04 - Toyota Rav4 4WD Automatic $ 2,236 $ 1,806 $ 1,838
05 - Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4WD Automatic 5 seater $ 2,379 $ 1,901 $ 1,909

 

Price for daily departures in May 2017, and September 15 to October 31, 2017:

- Price in dollars per person -

Car Type 2 persons in Double Room 3 persons in Triple Room 4 persons in 2 Double Rooms
02 - Toyota Auris Automatic or similar $ 2,298 $ 1,923 $ 1,938
03 - Skoda Octavia Station Wagon 4WD Automatic $ 2,336 $ 1,948 $ 1,957
04 - Toyota Rav4 4WD Automatic $ 2,518 $ 2,069 $ 2,048
05 - Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4WD Automatic 5 seater $ 2,705 $ 2,194 $ 2,141

 

Price for daily departures in June to September 14, 2017:

- Price in dollars per person -

Car Type 2 persons in Double Room 3 persons in Triple Room 4 persons in 2 Double Rooms
02 - Toyota Auris Automatic or similar $ 3,048 $ 2,390 $ 2,602
03 - Skoda Octavia Station Wagon 4WD Automatic $ 3,147 $ 2,456 $ 2,652
04 - Toyota Rav4 4WD Automatic $ 3,416 $ 2,635 $ 2,786
05 - Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4WD Automatic 5 seater $ 3,708 $ 2,830 $ 2,932

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Views from Iceland Circle and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula

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Highlights

  • The Mystical Snæfellsnes Peninsula
  • Natural Wonders of Iceland
  • Lake Mývatn and the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

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