Iceland Circle and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula

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 $3,328 per person based on 2 people sharing

Highlights

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

INCLUDED:
• Rental car for 9 days, pick up on arrival at 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.
• Rental car airport fee
• Unlimited mileage
• Collision Damage Waiver Insurance
• 2 authorized drivers for the whole period
• Mobile WiFi is Free of Charge
• All taxes, VAT and service fees
• Information about driving in Iceland
• Detailed itinerary which we will help put together with you. You can also download a Nordika Travel App on an iPhone/Smart phone or tablet to have the Itinerary with you on your trip.
• Our expert assistance in planning the vacation and during your trip.


NOT INCLUDED:
• Flights to and from the US and Iceland
• Travel insurance
• Optional Tours
• Car rental for an extra day, if necessary
• Any service not specifically listed under ‘Included’


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.

*Please note that the package price is based on 24 hour rental days starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives early on day 1 and departs late on departure day, an extra rental day is available. You can also choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the car rental ends and use Flybus Plus or private departure transfer.

Package Map
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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

If you leave in the afternoon you can spend the morning in Reykjavik or leave early and stop by the Blue lagoon on your way to the airport.

REYKJAVÍK is the northern most capital city in the world. Lined with colorful, corrugated steel buildings, the streets in the downtown area are very pedestrian-friendly and full of fascinating museums, quaint shops, and cozy cafes.  Spend the morning exploring the city at your leisure and then head back to Keflavík airport.

You can also stop by Bláa Lónið, the Blue Lagoon, for a refreshing swim before your flight.

Daily Departures.


Quality value packages: An accommodation in 3 or 4 star like hotels or special guesthouses. The Beds can be two twin beds or one Queen or King. En-suite full bathrooms normally contain hairdryers, toiletries and towels. Bathrooms are fully equipped, either with a shower or a bathtub. WiFi internet is available in all hotels free of charge. Quality accommodation offers restaurant on site.  Possibility to upgrade to superior or deluxe rooms, when available.

Superior value packages: These are 4 star hotels (or upgrade to superior rooms or suits in 3 star hotels where 4 star is not available. Our choice of superior hotels around the country include, small boutique hotels and hotels with special atmosphere. All superior hotels have good restaurants and bars. Many offer their own spa facilities. Our superior hotels in the countryside are small and include elevators, bar service and restaurants or a nearby restaurant.

 

Price for the period from June 1 to September 30:

 

Quality Value Package: 9 nights
Price per person
Car Type (or similar cars)
2 pers. Double Room 3 pers. Triple Room 4 pers.
2 Double Rooms
5 pers. Double and Triple
Toyota Corolla Hybrid Automatic or similar $ 3,323 $ 2,567 $ 2,850 $ 2,491
Toyota RAV4 4WD Automatic or similar $ 3,896 $ 2,950 $ 3,137 $ 2,721
Toyota Proace Automatic 9 seater or similar $ 4,064 $ 3,061 $ 3,221 $ 2,788
Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Automatic 5 Seater or similar $ 4,747 $ 3,517 $ 3,562 $ 3,061

 

Superior Value Package: 9 nights
Price per person
Car Type (or similar cars)
2 pers. Double Room 3 pers. Triple Room 4 pers.
2 Double Rooms
5 pers. Double and Triple
Toyota Corolla Hybrid Automatic or similar $ 4,585 $ 3,328 $ 4,113 $ 3,453
Toyota RAV4 4WD Automatic or similar $ 5,159 $ 3,710 $ 4,400 $ 3,682
Toyota Proace Automatic 9 seater or similar $ 5,326 $ 3,822 $ 4,483 $ 3,749
Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Automatic 5 Seater or similar $ 6,009 $ 4,277 $ 4,825 $ 4,022

 

Price for the periods Jan 3 to Apr 30 and Nov 1 to Dec 22:

 

Quality Value Package: 9 nights
Price per person
Car Type (or similar cars)
2 pers. Double Room 3 pers. Triple Room 4 pers.
2 Double Rooms
5 pers. Double and Triple
Toyota Corolla Hybrid Automatic or similar $ 2,179 $ 1,754 $ 1,812 $ 1,569
Toyota RAV4 4WD Automatic or similar $ 2,456 $ 1,938 $ 1,951 $ 1,679
Toyota Proace Automatic 9 seater or similar $ 2,517 $ 1,979 $ 1,981 $ 1,706
Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Automatic 5 Seater or similar $ 2,627 $ 2,053 $ 2,038 $ 1,767

 

Superior Value Package: 9 nights
Price per person
Car Type (or similar cars)
2 pers. Double Room 3 pers. Triple Room 4 pers.
2 Double Rooms
5 pers. Double and Triple
Toyota Corolla Hybrid Automatic or similar $ 2,560 $ 2,026 $ 2,255 $ 1,956
Toyota RAV4 4WD Automatic or similar $ 2,865 $ 2,210 $ 2,447 $ 2,110
Toyota Proace Automatic 9 seater or similar $ 2,951 $ 2,251 $ 2,490 $ 2,144
Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Automatic 5 Seater or similar $ 3,104 $ 2,325 $ 2,567 $ 2,205

 

Price for the periods May 1 to 31, October 1 to 31 and Dec 23 to Jan 2:

 

Quality Value Package: 9 nights
Price per person
Car Type (or similar cars)
2 pers. Double Room 3 pers. Triple Room 4 pers.
2 Double Rooms
5 pers. Double and Triple
Toyota Corolla Hybrid Automatic or similar $ 2,337 $ 1,967 $ 1,970 $ 1,784
Toyota RAV4 4WD Automatic or similar $ 2,613 $ 2,152 $ 2,138 $ 1,937
Toyota Proace Automatic 9 seater or similar $ 2,675 $ 2,193 $ 2,181 $ 1,972
Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Automatic 5 Seater or similar $ 2,794 $ 2,266 $ 2,257 $ 2,033

 

Superior Value Package: 9 nights
Price per person
Car Type (or similar cars)
2 pers. Double Room 3 pers. Triple Room 4 pers.
2 Double Rooms
5 pers. Double and Triple
Toyota Corolla Hybrid Automatic or similar $ 2,797 $ 2,415 $ 2,571 $ 2,387
Toyota RAV4 4WD Automatic or similar $ 3,181 $ 2,670 $ 2,763 $ 2,540
Toyota Proace Automatic 9 seater or similar $ 3,266 $ 2,727 $ 2,806 $ 2,575
Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Automatic 5 Seater or similar $ 3,419 $ 2,829 $ 2,882 $ 2,636

Rental cars for your road trip

Toyota RAV4 4WD Automatic

The RAV4 is a luxurious 4x4 which will take you further. But also available as 2wd. There is plenty of space and all passengers ride in comfort.  The RAV4 is ideal for Icelandic country roads, with the stability of the 4x4 drive.

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Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Automatic

The Land Cruiser is the top of the line 4x4 Jeep/SUV. There is plenty of space, comfort and luxury and this car will take you almost anywhere in style.  This is a car that will take you to most of the places you want to visit in Iceland.

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Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Mountain Safari

This is a Landcruiser LX model that has been adapted to driving in rough terrain in the interior of Iceland. It has 33" tires and an air outlet on top of the car, making it suitable for passing rivers. The ground clearance is also higher than the normal Land Cruiser models.

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Toyota Proace Automatic 9 seater

Launched in 1994, the Proace Verso is a light commercial van. The Proace Verso is the perfect 9 seater minivan for a group of travelers with plenty of luggage. Proace makes it possible for up to 9 persons to travel together in comfort.

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Land Rover Discovery 5 seater Auto 4x4

With five-passenger seating options this versatile SUV utilizes the latest connectivity technologies, innovative storage solutions, and on-/off-road capability to shuttle drivers and their passengers to and from their commitments in the utmost comfort.

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Mercedes Benz GLS 7 seater Auto 4x4

This is a full-size luxury SUV produced by Mercedes-Benz since 2006. According to Mercedes-Benz, it is the SUV equivalent of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class

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Hotel types for your road trip

Comfort Hotels

This is an accommodation in hotels, guesthouses and farmhouses around Iceland. The comfort accommodation room is ideal for a brief stay of up to a few days. Double rooms contain two twin beds, or one queen size bed. There is a fully equipped en suite bathroom. All hotels are equipped with central heating and television. Normally no room service is provided. WiFi is available in most comfort accommodations.

Quality Hotels

These are our best vacation deals. An accommodation in 3 or 4 star like hotels or special guesthouses. The Beds can be two twin beds or one Queen or King. En-suite full bathrooms normally contain hairdryers, toiletries and towels. Bathrooms are fully equipped, either with a shower or a bathtub. WiFi internet is available in all hotels free of charge. Quality accommodation offers restaurant on site.

Superior Hotels

These are 4 star hotels (or upgrade to superior rooms or suits in 3 star hotels where 4 star is not available. Our choice of superior hotels around the country include, small boutique hotels and hotels with special atmosphere. All superior hotels have good restaurants and bars. Many offer their own spa facilities. Our superior hotels in the countryside are small and include elevators, bar service and restaurants or a nearby restaurant.

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Views from Iceland Circle and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula

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  • Gullfoss rainbow.jpg
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  • Myvatn.jpg
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  • Reykjavik overview pond.jpg
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Highlights

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

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