Mountain and Coast

Mountain and Coast

This is a special 8 day road trip in Iceland, where you will experience Iceland's contrasting nature of mountain and coastal areas. You will be able to explore on your own Iceland's rich natural treasures, including national parks, amazing waterfalls, striking glaciers, hot springs and breathtaking coastal scenery. You will also experience the remote highlands area along the Kjolur Highland Road. A suitable 4WD, automatic car is provided.

Duration: 7 Nights, Summer

Price: From $3,040 per person based on 2 people sharing


  • The South Coast Waterfalls and Black Beaches
  • The Golden Circle and The Remote Mountain Area Along The Kjölur Highland Road
  • Lake Myvatn and the Diamond Circle
  • The Saga Region of The West
  • The Capital Reykjavík

  - 4WD Automatic Car for 8 days, pick up on arrival at Keflavik International Airport*
  - 1 nights' accommodation in the Reykjavik area
  - 6 nights' accommodation in the countryside
  - 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 Iceland
  - Travel Insurance
  - Car rental for an extra day, if necessary

Price cannot be guaranteed until booking is made and confirmed by us.

*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

This outlines the main route of the tour. A detailed itinerary will be provided after consultation with you.

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Day 1

Arrival and The South Coast

Arrival in Keflavik Airport.  Pick up the rental car at the Airport. Drive to the South. Explore the central south coast with it´s black beaches and multiple waterfalls.

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Day 2

The South Coast Waterfalls and Black Beaches

VÍK - The southernmost village in Iceland, renowned for the breaktaking black beaches of REYNISFJARA.  To the west lies DYRHÓLAEY, a promontory formed by a submarine volcanic eruption and known for its distinctive large archway.  SKÓGAR | A tiny village that is home to not only a fantastic folk museum with an outstanding collection of artifacts and impressive turf houses, but it is also home to SKÓGAFOSS, one of Iceland’s largest waterfalls with a width of 82 feet and a drop of 200 feet.
SELJALANDSFOSS - One of the most picturesque waterfalls in all of Iceland. Here, the river SELJALANDSÁ drops 200 feet over the cliffs of what used to be the island’s coastline. If favorable conditions allow (and if you don’t mind getting a bit wet!), it is possible to walk behind the waterfall.
Optionally you can take the ferry to the Westman Islands on the South Coast of Iceland.
VESTMANNAEYJAR - THE WESTMAN ISLANDS An archipelago formed by submarine volcanic eruptions and located a short ferry ride from the southern mainland. HEIMAEY is the largest and most populated of the islands, although the historical eruption of ELDFELL in 1973 nearly rendered it uninhabitable. Despite the eruption occuring without warning, the 5300 residents of the island were evactuated within hours, and seawater was used to slow the lava flow that was threatening to destroy the harbor – the island’s main source of income and livelihood.
Explore these magnificent volcanic Islands. Take the ferry to the mainland.


Day 3

The Golden Circle

ÞINGVELLIR NATIONAL PARK - A UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of Iceland’s most fascinating places due to both its impressive geological formations and for the significant role it plays in the country’s history as the original meeting site of the Icelandic parliament, the oldest existing parliament in the world.
GULLFOSS - A majestic double waterfall that tumbles 105 feet into the canyon of HVÍTÁ, one of the longest rivers in Iceland.
GEYSIR - Located in the HAUKADALUR geothermal area, this is the geyser from which the English word is derived. GEYSIR itself is now dormant, but an adjacent geyser, STROKKUR, erupts every few minutes.


Day 4

The Highland Road Kjolur to the North Country

KJÖLUR - A plateau that cuts through the remarkable Icelandic highlands.  Situated between two glaciers, HOFSJÖKULL and LANGJÖKULL, the surrounding landscape is magnificent.  Rhyolite, a volcanic stone, gives the KERLINGARFJÖLL mountain range a distincting reddish hue.  And the geothermal field at HVERAVELLIR with its sky blue hot springs is a surreal oasis to bathe and unwind in. 
Drive through the Kjölur Highlands to the Myvatn Area in the North. This drive is about 7 hours. The roads are gravel roads, rough but safe and easy to drive carefully in a 4wd car.  On your way you explore the Hvitárvatn glacier lagoon and the Kerlingarfjöll Area (geothermal activity). It is nice to stop by Hveravellir and take a dip in the natural hot tub. Drive towards Akureyri, the Capital of the North.



Day 5

Lake Myvatn and the Diamond Circle

From Akureyri you drive to Lake Mývatn. AKUREYRI - This small, yet bustling city is nestled in EYJAFJÖRÐUR, Iceland’s longest fjord.  Because it serves as the hub for trade, education, and culture in the region, AKUREYRI is often referred to as “the capital of the north.” 
MÝVATN - The fourth largest lake in Iceland.  Frequent lava flows have left its shoreline very irregular in shape, and few areas offer such a wide spectrum of geological formations.  The lake lies on an active volcanic belt where eruptions are frequent and intense geothermal activity results in bubbling mud pools, steaming solfataras, and brightly-colored mineral deposits.  Relax in the sublime JARÐBÖÐIN VIÐ MÝVATN, a bathing lagoon filled with mineral-rich, geothermally-heated water.  Marvel at the magical waterfall GOÐAFOSS, and DETTIFOSS, Europe’s most powerful waterfall.  Explore the volcanic area around KRAFLA, the spectacular sulphur fields at NÁMASKARÐ, the dramatic lava formations at DIMMUBORGIR, and the pseudo craters at SKÚTUSTAÐIR.  Or, go on a whale watching and/or bird watcing tour on SKJÁLFANDAFLÓI, a large bay known for its remarkable wildlife. 



Day 6

The Arctic Coast Way

Drive along the western part of the Arctic Coast Way, visiting the quaint village of Hofsos and the town of Saudarkrokur, continuing along the coast to the Vatnsnes Peninsula with the spectacular Hvitserkur Rock and the Seal Center at Hvammstangi village



Day 7

The Saga Region of Borgarfjordur

Deildartunguhver, Europe's most powerful hot spring.  Visit Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls.  There are several museums in the area such as the Icelandic Settlement Museum in Borgarnes, Snorrastofa culture and history exhibition in Reykholt, the home of Snorri Sturluson, Iceland´s most famous Saga writer.  and Hvanneyri Farm Machinery Museum.
Visit Husafell, where you can take a tour into the Langjokull Glacier.


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Day 8

Departure for home

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 in July and August 2022.

Quality Value Package: 7 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 RAV4 4WD Automatic or similar $ 3,040 $ 2,300 $ 2,445 $ 2,120
Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Automatic 5 Seater or similar $ 3,701 $ 2,742 $ 2,775 $ 2,385


Superior Value Package: 7 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 RAV4 4WD Automatic or similar $ 4,022 $ 2,892 $ 3,427 $ 2,868
Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Automatic 5 Seater or similar $ 4,684 $ 3,333 $ 3,758 $ 3,132


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 Mountain and Coast

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  • The South Coast Waterfalls and Black Beaches
  • The Golden Circle and The Remote Mountain Area Along The Kjölur Highland Road
  • Lake Myvatn and the Diamond Circle
  • The Saga Region of The West
  • The Capital Reykjavík

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