We Love —
- Discover the remarkable island of Iceland at your own pace and see some of nature's most unique landscapes.
- With 3 or 4 nights in Iceland, breakfast, accommodation & car hire you have total free reign.
- Your hotel is in a small geothermal town where you have an excellent chance of catching the Northern Lights dancing across the sky
TripAdvisor score —
Your Destination —
Day 1: Arrival in Iceland
On arrival at the Keflavik airport, please direct to the rent-a-car desk where you will be provided with the keys and documentation, and then you can start your trip through this majestic land.
The Blue Lagoon is also near the Keflavík Airport, so you might consider booking a visit here before you head to Hveragerði.
Enjoy a day visiting the natural gems of the Icelandic countryside. Head for the geothermal fields of Geysir, with bubbling mud pools and the regularly erupting Strokkur geyser. Then visit the dramatic, two-tiered Gullfoss waterfall, a spectacular sight in winter when frozen mid-cascade. Finally, stop at UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, where the world's oldest parliament met for centuries on the shores of Iceland's largest lake. While in this region, perhaps you might take a relaxing spa visit to Laugarvatn Fontana Steam baths or the interesting organic geothermal greenhouses at Fríðheimar.
If you want to stay in the Hveragerði area, this town is great for outdoor recreation. You can book a guided hiking tour through a nearby multicolored geothermal area with a chance to bathe in an outdoor natural hot spring. Winter mountain biking and snowshoeing guided tours are also available.
Tonight, you might consider taking a short drive visit to Fakasel Icelandic Horse Park. Here you can enjoy the popular Legends of Sleipnir, a multi-media horse show that introduces you to the charming Icelandic horse breed and its influence on the country‘s history, mythology and folklore. After the 45-minute show, you are invited onto the stage to meet some of the equine actors. Fakasel has a friendly restaurant where you can enjoy farmhouse favorites, including traditional lamb soup and home-made bread.
Journey along the south shore follows the wintry countryside, where the ominous Hekla volcano can be seen on a clear day and where majestic mountains meet wide plains. The landscape is adorned with spectacular waterfalls, including Seljalandsfoss, where you can enjoy a unique viewpoint by walking behind the curtain of thundering water.
Head on to Vik, a village perched on the edge of a magnificent black-sand beach. From the beaches, you can see surreal basalt columns said to be the remains of trolls frozen in place by the rising sun. Vik is also well known for its woollen handicrafts, which you can check out at the Vikurprjon shop.
The nearby Myrdalsjökull glacier) has good opportunities for snowmobile tours.
Day 4 or 5 (if an extra night is added)
Drive to Keflavík airport for your flight back home. Drop off your car at Keflavík airport. Please remember to give yourself enough time. You should check in for your flight no later than 2 hours before departure.
Given your flight schedule, you might be able to visit Reykjavik or the Blue Lagoon before dropping off your car.
Hótel Örk 3* —
Sleeps up to
Hotel Örk offers friendly accommodation and well-equipped facilities in beautiful surroundings. Guests at this hotel will have access to an outdoor swimming pool that features a water slide, hot tubs and geothermal sauna.
Why not let the attentive staff pamper you with the best of Iceland’s healthy and wholesome food, some of which is grown right next-door in geothermally heated greenhouses.
The town (pronounced KVER-uh-gair-thee) is a nice blend of unique geothermal scenery/hot springs, outdoor recreation, restaurants and cafés, art galleries and the relaxing friendliness of Icelandic town life. It is a short drive to the Golden Circle area, the South Shore and Reykjavík, making it an ideal base for a driving holiday.
Settle into a well-furnished room which is bathed in light from large windows. Each room is fitted with a refrigerator, coffee and tea pot, telephone, free WiFi and television.
Your Journey —
Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.
Car Hire: Car hire is included with a Suzuki Swift 4WD or similar (Manual). Further details can be found on the details tab.
The return of the vehicle must be made before or at the same time as you rented the first day. If you arrive later, same a few minutes, an additional day will be charged on the credit card.