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Viking Settlements and Outlaw Caves in the West

On this tour you will drive to the Borgarfjörður region in Western Iceland, and visit some of the most beautiful places in the region, where the famous Vikings Skallagrímur and his son Egill settled 1,000 years ago. You will also explore the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, settlement of Bárður Snæfellsás, The Peninsula like Borgafjörður has numerous lava fields with lava caves that were used by outlaws in the saga period. You can take some guided day tours to get closer to the history and sagas of Iceland. All accommodations are in very nice guesthouses or hotels, including a private bathroom, breakfast and a suitable car.

Duration: 5 nights, All Year

Price: from $ 1,471

Highlights

  • The Natural Wonders of Western Iceland
  • The History Rich Saga Region of West Iceland
  • Lava Caves and Other Amazing Lava Formations
  • Exceptional Mountain and Glacier Views

Included:
- Rental car for 5 days, pick up on arrival at Keflavík International Airport*
- 4 nights’ accommodation in the countryside Breakfast Included.
- 1 nights’ accommodation in Reykjavik Breakfast Included.
- Standard or Detailed itinerary which we will help put together with you
- Our expert assistance in planning the vacation and during your trip
- Rental car airport fee
- Unlimited mileage
- Collision Damage Waiver Insurance
- 2 authorized drivers for the whole period
- GPS is Free of Charge
- All taxes, VAT and service fees
- Information about driving in Iceland
- The Itinerary will be sent to you 4 - 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 and from Iceland
- Travel Insurance
- Car rental for an extra day, if necessary

*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.

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Day 1: The Borgarfjörður Region, Viking Settlement and Waterfalls.

Arrive early morning and pick up the car at the airport and drive to the Borgarfjörður Region. Spend the day in the Borgarfjörður valley, famous for its sagas of the Viking era. Here you find Deildartunguhver, Europe's most powerful hot spring. Continue to 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 writers, and Hvanneyri Farm Machinery Museum.

You can also take a guided tour to the Víðgelmir Cave in the nearby Hallmundarhraun Lava Field. The mighty Víðgelmir lava tube has a new access walkway and state of the art feature lighting system. This is a trip that the whole family can enjoy.  The stunning beauty of Víðgelmir lava cave lies in the amazing colors and rock formations.

Optional Tour: Cave Explorer, price $72 per person.

 

Interesting Sights in the Area
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Day 2: Into the Glacier

You can go on an optional half day guided tour Into The Glacier. Into The Glacier Adventure is truly a unique experience. You will get the opportunity of a life time to enjoy one of the world’s greatest wilderness;’Iceland’s second largest glacier’– from the inside! Never before has anyone been able to see the beautiful blue ice at the heart of an ice cap glacier. You’ll get to ride in a specially modified glacier vehicles on the glacier, explore the glacier environment, enjoy a view out of this world and go INTO the glacier to experience the glacier’s beauty from the inside!

Visit Stedji Brewery for an afternoon refreshment.

Optional Tour: Into the Glacier, price $199 per person

 

Interesting Sights in the Area
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Day 3: The Snæfellsnes Penisula

Drive on to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and stay there for 2 nights. The mystical Snæfellsjökull Glacier and its National Park are protected by the legendary Bárður Snæfellsás, whose mother was human, but his father was half risi (giant) and half troll. Bardur is the patron of the glacier and was said to have had psychic abilities; e.g. being able to communicate with the hidden people. There are many very special lava formations on the shoreline.  
An interesting option is to take a boat trip on the Breiðafjördur Bay, where you have the possibility of seeing whales, birds and other wildlife. The islands in the bay are countless.

Optional Tour: The Viking Sushi Adventure boat tour from Stykkishólmur, price $80 per person

Interesting Sights in the Area
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Day 4: Explore Snæfellsjökull National Park

Snæfellsjökull National Park has many interesting attractions, like waterfalls, lava caves, beaches and more. Djúpalónssandur beach is one of the highlights of the Snæfellsnes peninsula wonders. The picturesque beach is covered by countless little black stone which were shaped by the non stopping forces of the ocean and the wind. Snæfellsjökull volcano towering above gives this place a dramatic sense so unique to the Icelandic landscape. Further south on the Peninsula are the two pillar rocks LÓNDRANGAR. Driving to the north side of you pass many fantastic lava formations and views to the glacier, and the picturesque Church at Ingjaldshóll, near the village of Hellissandur, is not to be missed.   If you want to take a Lava Cave tour in VATNSHELLIR cave.

Optional Tour: Vatnshellir Cave Tour, price $32 per person

Interesting Sights in the Area
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Day 5: Reykjavik City and Museums

Reykjavik is an exciting modern city with lots to see and do, or if you want to relax visit one of the many spas and swimming pools. You can also visit some of many museums in Reykjavik like the National , the Harpa City Hall, or the Nordic House. The National Museum of Iceland offers a variety of fascinating exhibitions and one permanent display illustrating lavishly the story of Iceland’s past, from the medieval days of Viking settlements to current contemporary culture. The main exhibition has over 2,000 artifacts discovered in various parts of the country.

Interesting Sights in the Area
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Day 6: Departure and the Blue Lagoon

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.

Standard value packages: An accommodation in hotels, guesthouses and farmhouses around Iceland. The standard 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. Wi-Fi is available in most standard accommodations.
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. Wi-Fi 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.

 

Price for the period from May 15 to September 30:

 

Standard Value Package: 5 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 Yaris Automatic $ 1,353 $ 1,185 $ 1,239 $ 1,161
Toyota Corolla Automatic $ 1,398 $ 1,215 $ 1,261 $ 1,179
Toyota C-HR 4WD Automatic $ 1,435 $ 1,240 $ 1,280 $ 1,194
Toyota RAV4 4WD Automatic $ 1,530 $ 1,303 $ 1,328 $ 1,232
Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Automatic 5 Seater $ 1,673 $ 1,398 $ 1,399 $ 1,289
Toyota Proace Automatic 9 seater $ 1,713 $ 1,425 $ 1,419 $ 1,305
Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Automatic 7 Seater $ 1,730 $ 1,437 $ 1,428 $ 1,312
VW Caravelle 9 seater 4WD Automatic $ 2,030 $ 1,637 $ 1,578 $ 1,432
Benz GLE, Audi Q7, Landrover Discovery or similar Luxury Car $ 2,108 $ 1,688 $ 1,616 $ 1,463

 

Quality Value Package: 5 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 Yaris Automatic $ 1,628 $ 1,385 $ 1,514 $ 1,391
Toyota Corolla Automatic $ 1,673 $ 1,415 $ 1,536 $ 1,409
Toyota C-HR 4WD Automatic $ 1,710 $ 1,440 $ 1,555 $ 1,424
Toyota RAV4 4WD Automatic $ 1,805 $ 1,503 $ 1,603 $ 1,462
Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Automatic 5 Seater $ 1,948 $ 1,598 $ 1,674 $ 1,519
Toyota Proace Automatic 9 seater $ 1,988 $ 1,625 $ 1,694 $ 1,535
Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Automatic 7 Seater $ 2,005 $ 1,637 $ 1,703 $ 1,542
VW Caravelle 9 seater 4WD Automatic $ 2,305 $ 1,837 $ 1,853 $ 1,662
Benz GLE, Audi Q7, Landrover Discovery or similar Luxury Car $ 2,383 $ 1,888 $ 1,891 $ 1,693

 

Price for the periods Jan 6 to Apr 30 and Nov 1 to Dec 20:

 

Standard Value Package: 5 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 Automatic $ 1,105 $ 995 $ 1,015 $ 967
Toyota C-HR 4WD Automatic $ 1,133 $ 1,013 $ 1,029 $ 978
Toyota RAV4 4WD Automatic $ 1,193 $ 1,053 $ 1,059 $ 1,002
Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Automatic 5 Seater $ 1,295 $ 1,122 $ 1,110 $ 1,043
Toyota Proace Automatic 9 seater $ 1,295 $ 1,122 $ 1,110 $ 1,043
Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Automatic 7 Seater $ 1,338 $ 1,150 $ 1,131 $ 1,060
Benz GLE, Audi Q7, Landrover Discovery or similar Luxury Car $ 1,460 $ 1,232 $ 1,193 $ 1,109
VW Caravelle 9 seater 4WD Automatic $ 1,498 $ 1,257 $ 1,211 $ 1,124

 

Quality Value Package: 5 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 Automatic $ 1,280 $ 1,110 $ 1,190 $ 1,106
Toyota C-HR 4WD Automatic $ 1,308 $ 1,128 $ 1,204 $ 1,117
Toyota RAV4 4WD Automatic $ 1,368 $ 1,168 $ 1,234 $ 1,141
Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Automatic 5 Seater $ 1,470 $ 1,237 $ 1,285 $ 1,182
Toyota Proace Automatic 9 seater $ 1,470 $ 1,237 $ 1,285 $ 1,182
Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Automatic 7 Seater $ 1,513 $ 1,265 $ 1,306 $ 1,199
Benz GLE, Audi Q7, Landrover Discovery or similar Luxury Car $ 1,635 $ 1,347 $ 1,368 $ 1,248
VW Caravelle 9 seater 4WD Automatic $ 1,673 $ 1,372 $ 1,386 $ 1,263

 

Price for the periods May 1 to 15, October 1 to 31 and Dec 20 to Jan 5:

 

Standard Value Package: 5 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 Yaris Automatic $ 1,173 $ 1,022 $ 1,099 $ 1,023
Toyota Corolla Automatic $ 1,205 $ 1,043 $ 1,115 $ 1,036
Toyota C-HR 4WD Automatic $ 1,233 $ 1,062 $ 1,129 $ 1,047
Toyota RAV4 4WD Automatic $ 1,293 $ 1,102 $ 1,159 $ 1,071
Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Automatic 5 Seater $ 1,395 $ 1,170 $ 1,210 $ 1,112
Toyota Proace Automatic 9 seater $ 1,395 $ 1,170 $ 1,210 $ 1,112
Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Automatic 7 Seater $ 1,438 $ 1,198 $ 1,231 $ 1,129
Benz GLE, Audi Q7, Landrover Discovery or similar Luxury Car $ 1,560 $ 1,280 $ 1,293 $ 1,178

 

Quality Value Package: 5 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 Yaris Automatic $ 1,335 $ 1,207 $ 1,261 $ 1,199
Toyota Corolla Automatic $ 1,368 $ 1,228 $ 1,278 $ 1,212
Toyota C-HR 4WD Automatic $ 1,395 $ 1,247 $ 1,291 $ 1,223
Toyota RAV4 4WD Automatic $ 1,455 $ 1,287 $ 1,321 $ 1,247
Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Automatic 5 Seater $ 1,558 $ 1,355 $ 1,373 $ 1,288
Toyota Proace Automatic 9 seater $ 1,558 $ 1,355 $ 1,373 $ 1,288
Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Automatic 7 Seater $ 1,600 $ 1,383 $ 1,394 $ 1,305
Benz GLE, Audi Q7, Landrover Discovery or similar Luxury Car $ 1,723 $ 1,465 $ 1,455 $ 1,354

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Views from Viking Settlements and Outlaw Caves in the West

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Highlights

  • The Natural Wonders of Western Iceland
  • The History Rich Saga Region of West Iceland
  • Lava Caves and Other Amazing Lava Formations
  • Exceptional Mountain and Glacier Views

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