Season:
May-Sept. 2021
Price from:
€ 1.600,-
Duration:
13 days / 12 nights
Departure:
-

13 days from north-west to north-east Iceland

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The 900 km long route called „The Arctic Coast Way“ stretches from the north-west to the north-east of Iceland and allows travellers to slow down their pace and enjoy the peaceful nature. It includes the 27 best places to experience the midsummer night, 9 lighthouses line the route, 6 micro-breweries can be visited and on the island of Grimsey, you can cross the Arctic Circle! The trip, lets you linger in places that are off the beaten track. Driving distance: approx. 2.000 km. 

 

13 days from north-west to north-east Iceland

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ARRIVAL – REYKJAVIK

Reykjavik © Phototravellers

Fly to Iceland and collect your rental car on arrival at Keflavik International Airport. Overnight in Reykjavik.

Reykjavik – The Golden Circle – Borgarfjord

Geysir Strokkur © Bühler-Büchi

Start the journey by exploring the Golden Circle and experience the geysers area, the roaring Gullfoss Waterfall and Thingvellir National Park. Overnight in the west in the Borgarfjord area. 

Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Snaefellsjoekull

Discover the small fishing villages and bays, the white beaches and lava formations, as well as the powerful Snæfellsjökull glacier volcano on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. There's a reason that the peninsula is often called "Iceland in miniature."

Vatnsnes Peninsula – Arctic Coast Way

Hvitserkur © Shutterstock

From Snæfellsnes the journey continues north to the first section of the Arctic Coast Way, where myths and legends, the centre of Icelandic horse breeding, seal colonies at Hvammstangi and bizarre rock formation like Hvitserkur meet. 

Skagafjord – Siglufjördur – Arctic Coast Way

Skagafjordur

Explore Skagafjord at the Glaumbær open-air museum, the emigrant centre at Hofsos and the beautiful fishing village Siglufjordur where the herring once made history. Take a warm bath at Hofsos pool with a view of the Skagafjord on the way!

Siglufjord – Dalvik – Polar Circle – Arctic Coast Way

Beer Spa

Today you have the opportunity to travel the Arctic Circle at Dalvik. Grimsey is right on the parallel at 66° 33' 55", which runs through the island. This makes the island the only inhabited place in Iceland where the midnight sun can be seen.  You can take the ferry to the approximately 5km2 large island, on which around 100 people live all year round. Alternatively, the island of Hrisey is worth a visit. It is on the same level as Dalvik in the Eyjafjord (ferry daily every 2 hours/duration 15 minutes approx. 12 km south of Dalvik). It is recommended to book the ferry in advance. A nice way to end the day is at the "Beer Spa" where you can enjoy soaking in the beer-infused bathtubs. 

Akureyri – Mývatn – Arctic Coast Way

Akureyri

Akureyri is the largest city in the north and lies at the end of the Eyjafjord. Take your time to stroll through the charming town. On the way to Lake Myvatn, a visit to Godafoss, the waterfall of the gods, is a must. Overnight for two nights in the Myvatn area. 

 

Husavik – Myvatn Area

Husavik

Highlights of the day include the popular fishing village of Husavik (where you can also book a whale watching tour), the lava formations near Dimmuborgir, and the pseudo-craters of Skútustaðir. End the day with a warm geothermal bath in the nature bath Mývatn with a view of Lake Mývatn.

Mývatn – Raufarhöfn – Arctic Coast Way

Dettifoss ©Andreas Clematide

Visit the most impressive waterfall on the island: Dettifoss. From there you embark on the last and probably the most barren and isolated part of the Arctic Coast Way along the Melrakkasletta Peninsula. On route no. 870 is the northernmost point of the mainland with its white lighthouse. From here the Arctic Circle is only 3 km away. You will spend the night in the small village of Raufarhöfn which inhabits only 170 people. There you will find the largest work of art in Iceland: "the Arctic Henge."

Rauðanes Peninsula – Langanes Lighthouse – Arctic Coast Way

Gannets at Stori Karl Langanes ©Andreas Clematide

Today you will explore the peaceful Rauðanes Peninsula with rich birdlife and beautiful hiking trails. Overnight at an Icelandic farmhouse accommodation enjoying a nice family atmosphere.

 

Egilsstaðir

Borgarfjoerdur

Drive through the north-east towards Egilstaðir,  the main service centre of the East Fjords. We recommend a visit to the old Burstarfell turf farm before dipping into the Selárdalur thermal pool located north of the small town Vopnafjördur. 

Egilsstadir – Reykjavik

Sun Voyager Reykjavik

Depending on your flight schedule, you could visit Lake Lagarfljót and the colourful Hengifoss waterfall or enjoy the wonderful Vök nature baths. Drop off your rental car and fly to Reykjavík. 

Departure

Icelandair

Coach transfer to Keflavik International Airport for your departure flight.

FLIGHTS AND EXCURSIONS

FLIGHTS AND EXCURSIONS

Icelandair

We can help you plan flights, additional excursions, or extend your stay. Send us an inquiry, please make sure to include your requirements in the message box, and we will find the best solution for you. 

Prices per person in €

CAR CATEGORY HIGH SEASON 1 Pax 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax Children
Z - like VW Up € 3.800,- € 2.300,- € 1.845,- - € 965,-
B - VW Golf € 3.990,- € 2.400,- € 1.900,- € 2.000,- € 965,-
N - like Skoda Station € 4.150,- € 2.500,- € 1.970,- € 2.065,- € 965,-
FG - Dacia Duster 4x4 € 4.900,- € 2.865,- € 2.215,- € 2.245,- € 965,-
CAR CATEGORY SHOULDER SEASON 1 Pax 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax Children
Z - like VW Up € 3.100,- € 1.970,- € 1.600,- - € 965,-
B - VW Golf € 3.200,- € 2.000,- € 1.650,- € 1.750,- € 965,-
N - like Skoda Station € 3.250,- € 2.050,- € 1.680,- € 1.770,- € 965,-
FG - Dacia Duster 4x4 € 3.750,- € 2.250,- € 1.845,- € 1.890,- € 965,-

We are happy to provide you with flights from Denmark, Sweden and Norway to Iceland. 

 

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High Season: 15.06. - 19.08.
Shoulder Season: 01.05. - 14.06. & 20.08. - 30.09.


Prices may change according to availability.


Prices Includes

  • Rental Car for 11 days
  • Accommodation for 12 nights
  • Breakfast for 12 days
  • One way domestic flights Egilstaðir - Reykjavik
  • One way fly bus from Reykjavik to KEF International Airport
  • Unlimited Mileage
  • CDW-insurance (Collision Damage Waiver)
  • THW-insurance (Theft Waiver)
  • PAI-insurance (Personal Accident Insurance)
  • Satellite Navigation System

Prices Excludes

  • Flights to Iceland and back
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Travel Insurance
  • Additional CDW insurance
  • Optional excursions
  • Meals other than specified