TRAVEL IN ICELAND: 1 TO 3 WEEK CIRCUIT PACKAGE
ALL RESERVATION INCLUDES CAR RENTAL AND 3-4* HOTELS FOR REQUESTED NIGHTS, BREAKFAST EACH MORNING, ADMISSIONS TO THE SELECTED PLACES, PERSONALIZED ITINERARY, VAT.
ITINERARY FOR THIS TRAVEL IN ICELAND FROM 1 WEEK TO 3 WEEKS WITH CAR AND HOTELS
LEARN ABOUT THE INCREDIBLE POSSIBILE DESTINATIONS THAT YOU CAN SEE WITH ONE WEEK TO TWO WEEKS IN ICELAND
Welcome to Iceland! Reykjavík is the capital of Iceland, the small island nation in the North Atlantic, just on the outer rim of the Arctic Circle. It is a small city compared to most European cities, but there is so much to see and do in the city limits, even before exploring the rest of the gorgeous country. There is a wonderfully curated museum which gives you insight into what you can expect to see during the rest of your time in Iceland. We highly recommend it before you set off on your spectacular adventure. Plus, we've included the entrance to the panoramic terrace at the museum - the best view of the whole city.
From here you can gain your first experience with traditional Icelandic cuisine at the best restaurant in town, which offers an all-you-can-eat buffet, allowing visitors to try all of the local dishes. Or try our food and beer tour which is sure to get you excited about local cuisine and drink! Plus it gives a great chance to get out, meet a local and walk the charming streets and lanes of Reykjavík.
Staying a night or two in the city also gives you ample time to go visit the number one destination on all of Iceland, the fascinating baths of the Blue Lagoon which will surely put you and your travel companions in the holiday spirit with some pampering and luxury before your ultimate Icelandic road-trip begins.
GOLDEN CIRCLE OF ICELAND
One of the first stops outside of Reykjavík should be a loop through the Golden Circle, one of the top trips made in Iceland. This Golden ring will take you past Thingvellir National Park (where you can see the division of the Eurasia and North American tectonic plates), then to see Geysir (the great-great-great- grandfather of all geysers and one of his namesakes Stokkur geyser who erupts faithfully every 5-8 minutes), and finally the Gullfoss 'Golden' Waterfall (utterly stunning and captivating).
SOUTHERN COAST OF ICELAND
The Southern Coast is another of the top tours made in Iceland by most visitors due to the fact that you see so much in such as short span of time and distance. You can start with the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, each one unique and each one equally beautiful and awe-inspiring. Next up are the magnificent black sand beaches of Reynisfjara's which grants visitors amazing views of the basalt columns which sit where the earth meets the ocean, as well as the sea stacks which rise out of the ocean off the coast, creating an eerily beautiful feeling.
The charming coastal town of Vík, showcases a typical Icelandic village, with a beautiful church sitting above the city, from where visitors flock to gain scenes of the glittering ocean below. With any luck, you'll find puffins on the beaches just out of town.
VATNAJÖKULL - EASTERN FIORDS
Rounding the southern coast, you'll encounter the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull. The glacier is majestic and there are so many possible ways to explore, whether to an ice cave, a walk on the glacier, or by snowmobile. This is to your great advantage as with your extended time, you can choose from more than one option and experience the glacier in more than one way, and really feel its might and power.
One of the most popular excursions in this area is to the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon (optional boat tour between icebergs according to season) which offers either a normal or a speedboat tour among the small icebergs which are dancing across the surface of the glacier lagoon. And when these miniature icebergs hit the black sand beaches, they cause the most dazzling spectacle, and give credence to the name, 'Diamond Beach' which is a 'must-see' as well.
Driving to the Eastern Fiords is a much forgotten area of the island, as many pass by it quickly, but with more time than most, you will get to drive in and out all of the little inlets and experience the fiords as they should be experienced: slowly and without rush.
LAKE MÝVATN AND SURROUNDINGS
Heading slightly inland towards Mývatn Lake area is another spot that too many are unable to appreciate fully. This geothermal active area is ripe with hikes, day trips, hot springs and sightseeing. To reach this zone, you'll pass through the old scenic route of Mödrudalur, and stop at a farm of the same name. While driving this route you can see Jökulsárgljúfur National Park with ice capped mountains, with the largest waterfall in Europe, Dettifoss and visit the "Canyon of the Gods", Ásbyrgi.
Most visitors to this area always wish they had more time to explore without the pressure to jump back in the car. Take advantage of your extra time in Iceland and explore in depth the entire zone.
HÚSAVÍK AND AKUREYRI
This is your chance to go whale watching and see some of the most majestic creatures in the sea not to mention the world. Húsavík is the whale capital of Iceland due to the fact that you have a nearly 100% chance of seeing whales if you go on a whale watching expedition. Not only that, the town itself is out of another world or time. It is a small fishing village, quite removed from the capital and all of its going-ons. You can experience how the average man, woman or child lives so far from the rest of the country. Húsavík is a beautiful town and deserves an extra day to amble about and get lost among the fishing docks.
Between Húsavík and Akureyri and just after, there are the Northern Fiords with wonderful lazy roads hugging the coast and granting the few who travel them the opportunity to see spectacular vistas. There are also several islands located in the ocean inlets or further north off the coast, even allowing visitors to enter the Arctic Circle- the only place in all of Iceland.
This might be the area on Iceland that is least explored but which deserves the most attention. The Western Fiords are an intricate maze and web of roads and trails, all of which are worth the time to explore but are usually overlooked due to the lack of time. If you are coming to Iceland to see nature at its finest, cleanest and purest then look no further. You could not see another soul for a day up here and you'll feel as if you were transported to another period in history.
One of the last destinations before arriving back to the capital of Iceland, is Snaefellnes Peninsula. While it is one of the top day trips from Reykjavík, the visitors only touch the main sites on the peninsula and don't do more than get on and off the bus. Here you can spend one, two or three days traversing the diverse area. The coastline is dramatic, with sheer cliffs at every turn. The old abandoned villages seemed to have been dropped from the sky. Mt. Kirkjufell offers the perfect background for any hike and gives Game of Thrones enthusiasts the chance to see filming locations and feel apart of the international hit show.
These are just SOME of the places you can see if you have anywhere from 1 week to 2 weeks or even better yet, 3 weeks in Iceland. The small island does not leave you lacking in activities and you'll wish you had even more time.
DETAILS 1 to 2 WEEK CIRCUIT ICELAND
What vehicles are offered?
CAR CATEGORIES: Category A = small car type Hyundai i10, Category B = medium-sized Renault Megane car, Category S = medium-large car type Renault Megane Estate, Category N = large car type Nissan Quashqai SUV, Subaru Ferester, Category F = medium off-road car type Dacia Duster, Category G = Suzuki Vitara medium-large SUV, category I = large SUV type Toyota Land Cruiser.
HOW DO OUR TRIPS IN ICELAND WORK?
Have you found a trip which suits you? How to proceed further?
Choose the first date of your trip (typically your arrival date to Iceland) by selecting the trip, date and number of travelers found next to every tour calendar and click on the “Book” button. In the next step fill in your personal data, email, address and phone number and proceed to the payment. You can choose a full payment or a deposit payment.
Have you found a trip which suits you but you want to change the itinerary a little? Would you like to add or remove some days, or perhaps change (add/remove/switch) the different experiences which are included?
What exactly will happen if I as a customer click on the "reservation button" - what are the next steps which will follow until my arrival to Iceland?
After a trip reservation you will receive an automatic confirmation to your email. Our reservation department will contact you by email and/or phone the following business day. We will create you recommended itinerary for your trip tailored accordingly to your expectations and budget. This itinerary is typically adjusted with the customer within 2 business days. After the final payment (5 weeks in advance of the starting date at the latest) you will receive official vouchers to all services you have chosen. These vouchers are clearly aligned with the itinerary so you can not confuse them. You will also receive direct contacts to our support during your trip. All these documents you receive at least a week in advance of the first day of your trip.
Are there any additional fees?
No, the entire price is what you see for the package you have chosen. If you wish to further tailor or edit your personalized itinerary, you can add extras or other experience according to your individual wishes (e.g. bigger car, extra insurance, whale watching, admission to the lagoons, northern lights tours, helicopter exploring flights, glacier hiking...)
What is expected from me as a customer?
Why should I as a customer reserve a trip with ISLANDICA (viajesislandia.com)?
Our travel agency has been providing services in ICELAND since 1996; we prepare detailed customer tailored itinerary; we run continuous competitors check for the best price/value trips for our customers; we only work with approved and comfortable hotels/accommodation with scrumptious breakfasts - for our guests we request the best and quietest rooms; we have an excellent customer satisfaction rate at 96,7% as of 2019; and we have mandatory official Travel agency insurance.
Where are the meeting points - exact address, place at the airport... How can I get there??
Our trips typically start immediately at the Keflavík international airport either by meeting with our assistant who will be waiting for you in the Arrival Hall with your name written clearly on a sign (we check the flight schedule to be there on time) or you will take the transfer (taxi or bus) directly in front of the airport. In case of renting a motorhome you will be picked up directly at the airport by an assistant who will transport you to the pickup station (less than 5 minutes away). And in the case of a car rental you can either walk the 5 minutes to pick up your rental car or you can take the airport shuttle which passes every 15 minutes. All of these necessary details will be included in your personalized itinerary. We ensure that you can not get lost.
Where and when does the trip end?
Our trips typically finish at the Keflavík international airport. If the end of the trip is at another place, we will add the available options to get you to Keflavík airport on time for your flight. We ensure that the itinerary is prepared keeping in mind your return flight.
How should I find the hotels/accommodation (tours departure) during my trip?
Each place in the itinerary is well described. We know that in Iceland it is sometimes difficult to find the exact place by the address only, therefore we use other indicators in the itineraries as well. (GPS coordinates, parking lots, crossings, distances etc.)
What is expected from me at the hotel/accommodation reception desk?
At the reception desks you are obliged to provide your ID card (or passport) together with a voucher from our travel agency. That's all. No additional payments are required. (full accommodation costs are covered incl. city taxes, VAT)
What will I see/enjoy in Iceland?
You have everything written in your detailed itinerary with options what to do and see in certain areas.
What shall I do if I have any issue or if I need assistance?
You can contact an ISLANDICA travel agency by the direct assistance line (email or phone).
TRIPS IN ICELAND
Important note: These packages are operated by ISLANDICA s.r.o. To confirm the reservation the payment of the deposit of 15% is required. The remaining payment must be made 45 days before the start of the trip. When confirming the reservation, the client will receive the travel contract. By contracting any service through www.viajesislandia.com, the customer accepts our terms of service and cancellation. We recommend to clients who take out travel insurance and cancellation insurance in their country of origin. Ultimate circuit around ICELAND. Travel code IS7E. ID797