West Iceland Escape at Glacier Lodge

from £427
excluding flights *
3–4 nights Year round

Overview

Escape to spectacular West Iceland on this flexible self drive break based at the charming Glacier Lodge, a 3-bedroom self-catering cottage exclusive to Discover the World. Located on the rugged Snaefellsnes Peninsula it offers the perfect base from which to explore Iceland's beautiful west - from the prolific bird and marine life to the striking scenery and charming fishing villages that populate the area. Your iDiscover digital travel guide, another exclusive to Discover the World, will help you along the way with route information, weather updates, hidden gems and much more.

Highlights

  • Explore the magnificent coastline of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula
  • Discover the quaint fishing villages around Arnarstapi
  • Visit the spectacular lava fields surrounding Budir
  • Discover historic Thingvellir and scenic highlights of the Golden Circle
  • Stop off in cosmopolitan Reykjavik and enjoy local cuisine
  • 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

The Snaefellsnes Peninsula, on Iceland's west coast, is one of the most magical and quiet places to be visited on this mid Atlantic island. At its tip is the majestic Snaefellsjokull, a snow-capped volcano that has an irresistible lure, not just because it is breathtakingly beautiful but also because it is believed by many locals to hold mysterious powers. No wonder the region was the setting and inspiration for Jules Verne's famous ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth'.

Located near Hellnar on the south shore of the peninsula, you’re perfectly based to explore at leisure the many delights of this area of Iceland, including Arnarstapi, Budir and Stykkisholmur. The area is ideal for exploring on foot with numerous hiking trails.

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Prices & Dates *

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
May & Sep 2018 3 Nights B - VW Golf £491
May & Sep 2018 4 Nights B - VW Golf £618
May & Sep 2018 3 Nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £523
May & Sep 2018 4 Nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £661
May & Sep 2018 3 Nights F - Suzuki Vitara £538
May & Sep 2018 4 Nights F - Suzuki Vitara £680
Jun - Aug 2018 3 Nights B - VW Golf £531
Jun - Aug 2018 4 Nights B - VW Golf £672
Jun - Aug 2018 3 Nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £576
Jun - Aug 2018 4 Nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £731
Jun - Aug 2018 3 Nights F - Suzuki Vitara £629
Jun - Aug 2018 4 Nights F - Suzuki Vitara £802
Oct 2018 & April 2019 4 Nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £457
Oct 2018 & April 2019 4 nights F - Suzuki Vitara £489
Nov 2018 - March 2019 4 Nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £427
Nov 2018 - March 2019 4 Nights F - Suzuki Vitara £459

 Note Other variations such as single rooms, rooms without facilities, three or four people sharing a vehicle, will be quoted on request.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • 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

Summer Itinerary (May - Sep)


3/4/7 nights at Glacier Lodge

Day 1: UK - Keflavik-Glacier Lodge
Fly from the UK to Keflavik. Collect your rental vehicle at the airport and enjoy a scenic drive, perhaps taking a fjord-side route along scenic Hvalfjordur (Whale Fjord), into West Iceland, where you can visit the Settlement Centre and pick up some supplies from the supermarket at Borganes, enroute to the Glacier Lodge, your self catering accommodation for the next few nights.

Day 2: Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Explore the scenic Snaefellsnes Peninsula, walking among the fantastic coastal formations at Arnarstapi and visit the fjords and fishing villages along its north side. With good weather you may have views of the mystical cone-shaped volcano and Snaefellsjokull icecap.

Day 3: Golden Circle
Travel the famous Golden Circle route: Thingvellir National Park with its lake of the same name, the ancient assembly site and Law Rock, which is also known for its flora and geological features; Gullfoss the thunderous 2 tiered waterfall; Finally, the hot springs and geothermal wonders of Geysir.

Day 4: Glacier Lodge - Keflavik - UK
Make your way back to Keflavik Airport, possibly making a stop at the mystical Blue Lagoon (at additional cost). Return your vehicle to the Europcar depot (at the airport) before your afternoon flight home (London departures only; due to the early morning flight for Manchester/Glasgow passengers, we recommend staying an extra night near the airport).

Winter Itinerary (Oct - Apr)


1 night Reykjavik, plus 3/4 nights at Glacier Lodge

Day 1: UK - Reykjavik
Fly from the UK to Keflavik. Collect your rental vehicle at the airport and enjoy the scenic drive to Reykjavik, just under an hour away, where you will overnight at a hotel in Reykjavik on a breakfast basis.

Day 2: Reykjavik - Glacier Lodge
With the luxury of having your own transportation, you are free to either explore Iceland’s capital city, or head out immediately into the Icelandic countryside. Perhaps drive a fjord-side route along scenic Hvalfjordur (Whale Fjord) into West Iceland, where you can visit the Settlement Centre and pick up some supplies from the supermarket at Borganes, enroute to the Glacier Lodge, your self catering accommodation for the next three nights.

Day 3: Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Explore the scenic Snaefellsnes Peninsula, walking among the fantastic coastal formations at Arnarstapi and visit the fjords and fishing villages along its north side. With good weather you may have views of the mystical cone-shaped volcano and Snaefellsjokull icecap.

Day 4: Golden Circle
Travel the famous Golden Circle route: Thingvellir National Park with its lake of the same name, the ancient assembly site and Law Rock, which is also known for its flora and geological features; Gullfoss the thunderous 2 tiered waterfall; Finally, the hot springs and geothermal wonders of Geysir.

Day 5: depart Keflavik
Return your vehicle at Keflavik Airport before your afternoon flight home (London departures only; due to the early morning flight for Manchester/Glasgow passengers, we recommend staying an extra night near the airport).

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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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