Iceland Connoisseur

from £1006
excluding flights *
7 nights Year round

Overview

This highly original self drive itinerary focuses on four charming and inviting countryside hotels, ideally located in the south and west, with easy access to outstanding scenery and places of interest. If you have a penchant for fine dining and even finer views, this is the trip for you.

Highlights

  • Visit Glymur, Iceland's second tallest waterfall (summer only)
  • Take a whale watching trip from Olafsvik (summer only)
  • Explore the ice cave of Langjokull, Europe’s second largest glacier.
  • Watch as Strokkur erupts high into the air at Geysir
  • Use of exclusive digital travel guide, iDiscover, throughout

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Car rental throughout
  • Unlimited mileage
  • No charge for additional driver
  • Exclusive use of iDiscover app

Full description

On this holiday, appreciate Iceland's acclaimed natural wonders of the south and west, as well as the hospitality of some characterful and very welcoming hoteliers. Their properties are particularly comfortable, and with their own restaurants, you'll have the opportunity to sample delicious, locally inspired dishes from home cooked fare to gourmet cuisine.

Walk behind the spectacular waterfall Seljalandsfoss, take an optional snowmobile ride on Myrdalsjokull icecap and take a look at Snorri's pool, a preserved hot tub dating from the Middle Ages - a small taste of what's instore. With all the wonderful places to visit and things to do, you'll certainly work up an appetite on a daily basis.

At the end of the holiday, spend a night in Reykjavik with its wealth of dining options, a favourite of ours being Laekjarbrekka - a fitting end to a lovely holiday.

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Prices & Dates *

Offers

Airfares start from around £70 per person and are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

From prices per person based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom, including car hire

Departure Duration Car Category Twin Price (pp)
Oct 2018 - Apr 2019 7 nights B - VW Golf £1,006
Oct 2018 - Apr 2019 7 nights F - Suzuki Vitara £1,072
May 2019 7 nights B - VW Golf £1,058
May 2019 7 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £1,124
May 2019 7 nights F - Suzuki Vitara £1,162
Jun 2019 - Aug 2019 7 nights B - VW Golf £1,410
Jun 2019 - Aug 2019 7 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £1,519
Jun 2019 - Aug 2019 7 nights F - Suzuki Vitara £1,632
Sep 2019 7 nights B - VW Golf £1,222
Sep 2019 7 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £1,288
Sep 2019 7 nights F - Suzuki Vitara £1,326

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private facilities
  • Daily breakfast
  • Car rental throughout
  • Unlimited mileage
  • No charge for additional driver
  • Exclusive use of iDiscover App
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: Keflavik - Blue Lagoon

Arrive in Keflavik, collect your rental vehicle and drive to the Northern Light Inn close to the Blue Lagoon and perhaps take an evening dip in its therapeutic waters (entrance fee at extra cost - prepayable).

Day 2: Blue Lagoon - Husafell

Travel north towards Husafell via Hvalafjordur ('Whale Fjord'), see the sights of Borgarfjordur, perhaps visit the fascinating Settlement Centre at Borganes, before driving inland towards hotel Husafell, where you will stay for 2 nights and expect gourmet cuisine, modern comfortable rooms and all round excellent service. After checking in, head to the bar for your complimentary welcome drink.

Day 3: Snaefellsnes Peninsula

A day at leisure to drive around Snaefellsnes Peninsula at the foot of the volcano and see the glacier. Take a walk by the coastal rock formations and bird cliffs of Arnarstapi. Travel along the north shore of Snaefellsnes to Stykkisholmur and perhaps take an optional bird watching cruise on Breidafjordur Bay (May to Aug only).

Day 4: West Iceland - Hotel Ranga

Head south to the ancient assembly site at Thingvellir National Park, and visit Geysir, home of spectacular spouting geysers and other hot springs. Gullfoss, Iceland's two-tiered waterfall is nearby. Spend the next three nights at the superb Hotel Ranga. The hotel's restaurant offers the very best mouthwatering gourmet fare, thanks to a creative and exquisitely produced menu, accompanied by an extensive wine list. With views out across the river, a dining experience here is sure to be one of the absolute highlights of your holiday.

Days 5-6: Hotel Ranga

Spend two days exploring the area, see Seljalandsfoss, one of Iceland's most well known waterfalls and continue to the Myrdalsjokull icecap where you may choose to do an optional snowmobile trip (at additional cost). Visit the fascinating museum and 60 metre high waterfall, Skogafoss. Explore the Reynisfjara pebble beach with caves and basalt formations. Take a look at the majestic bird cliffs at Dyrholaey and walk along the famous black sand beach (closed until 25th June so as not to disturb nesting birds).

Day 7: Hotel Ranga - Reykjavik

Drive back to Reykjavik past the charming villages of Stokkseyri (the lobster feast at Restaurant Fjorubordid is very much recommended for lunch) and Eyrarbakki (try Rauda Husid or Blaa Hafid for dinner - two very good restaurants). Check in for an overnight stay at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina, the city's newest and most stylish hotel in the harbour district.

Day 8: depart Keflavik

Head to Keflavik and drop off the rental vehicle at the airport, before taking your flight home.

Hotel Glymur

Iceland

Grade: Superior

Type: Hotel

In a countryside location overlooking stunning Hvalfjordur, Glymur is a great base for a short break exploring the south west.

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Hotel Husafell

Iceland

Grade: Superior

Type: Hotel

A stunning property full of contemporary flair, Hotel Husafell nestles in the magnificent landscape of Borgarfjordur, about 90 minutes’ drive northeast of Reykjavik.

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Hotel Ranga, near Hella

Iceland

Grade: Deluxe

Type: Hotel

Around an hour's drive from Reykjavik, this cosy riverside lodge offers four-star comfort and fine dining in the volcanic heart of rural Iceland.

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Northern Light Inn

Iceland

Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

A delightful, well-appointed hotel in a great location.

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Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina

Iceland

Grade: Superior

Type: Hotel

A fresh and funky hotel with a lively vibe in a great downtown location.

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Excursions

Other Information

Choice of Vehicles

We offer a wide range of rental vehicles for this holiday provided by the local Europcar franchise. Our long-standing relationship with them means that our clients enjoy many exclusive benefits including priority on the newest and best appointed vehicles available on the day.

Alternatively, consider renting a motorhome and use this itinerary as a route outline. You'll have complete flexibility on where you overnight.

iDiscover digital app

If you book any self drive in Iceland with us you will also get free use of our exclusive digital travel app, iDiscover, pre-loaded with your personalised itinerary. With 4G connectivity, the app allows you access to a vast travel directory featuring scenic wonders, 'must-visit' sites as well as hidden gems and activities.

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