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Iceland holidays - visit Seljalandsfoss in the south west

Iceland Connoisseur

from £927 excluding flights

  • 7 nights
  • Year round

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Enjoy fine dining inspired by fresh, local ingredients

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Explore the natural treasures of Iceland’s iconic Golden Circle route

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Walk behind Seljalandsfoss and enjoy the view from the top of Skogafoss

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Explore Snaefellsnes Peninsula’s stunning volcanic coastline

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Take a dip in the naturally-heated waters of the Blue Lagoon

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Enjoy optional excursions such as glacier trips and whale watching

Why this trip...

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Stay in great locations

This holiday features accommodation in incredible locations

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Tailor made

This itinerary can be tailor made to suit you and is intended to give you a guideline of what is possible in a given timeframe

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Nordic Heritage

With over 37 years of experience in creating trips to Nordics we know this region inside out

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.

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.

Itinerary

The itinerary shown is an example of this self-drive holiday. We have many other hotels and route recommendations which can be tailored to your requirements. Please discuss with our Travel Specialists who can put together a bespoke itinerary for you.

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).

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).

Northern Light Inn

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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 Husafell, where you will stay for 2 nights.

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 Husafell, where you will stay for 2 nights.

Fosshotel Reykholt

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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).

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).

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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.

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.

Hotel Ranga, near Hella

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Days 5-6 exploring the South Coast

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).

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).

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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 the stylish Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina in the city's harbour district.

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 the stylish Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina in the city's harbour district.

Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina

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Day 8 depart Iceland

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

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

Excursions

Enhance your holiday by pre-booking a selection of excursions and activities. View or download the pdfs and then talk to our Travel Specialists about how best to fit these into your holiday.

  Iceland-Summer-Excursions.pdf

  Iceland-Winter-Excursions.pdf

Prices and Departures

Price from £927 excluding flights

Airfares are quoted separately to the holiday price and start from around £250 per person with Icelandair (with higher fares during peak times). When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private facilities
  • Daily breakfast
  • Car rental throughout with 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
  • Full financial protection

From prices per person

Based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom, including car hire. Prices for other combinations of passengers and rooms available on request. Other vehicle types also available.

Departure Duration Car Category Twin Price
Jun - Aug 2020 7 nights B - VW Golf £1,260
Jun - Aug 2020 7 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £1,373
Jun - Aug 2020 7 nights F - Suzuki Vitara £1,495
Sep 2020 7 nights B - VW Golf £1,167
Sep 2020 7 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £1,241
Sep 2020 7 nights F - Suzuki Vitara £1,294
Oct 2020 - Apr 2021 7 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £858
Oct 2020 - Apr 2021 7 nights F - Suzuki Vitara £927
May 2021 7 nights B - VW Golf £979
May 2021 7 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £1,056
May 2021 7 nights F - Suzuki Vitara £1,113
Jun - Aug 2021 7 nights B - VW Golf £1,436
Jun - Aug 2021 7 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £1,554
Jun - Aug 2021 7 nights F - Suzuki Vitara £1,683
Sep 2021 7 nights B - VW Golf £1,277
Sep 2021 7 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £1,354
Sep 2021 7 nights F - Suzuki Vitara £1,411

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.

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6 Northern lights viewings

40 Countries visited

1 Dolphin dive

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