West Iceland Escape at Glacier Lodge

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West Iceland Escape at Glacier Lodge

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  • 3-7 nights
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15 Visits to Iceland

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West Iceland Escape at Glacier Lodge

from £487 excluding flights

  • 3-7 nights
  • Year round

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Highlights

In pictures
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Explore the villages of Snaefellsnes Peninsula's north shore

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Discover the lava and rock formations around Arnarstapi

Iceland Snaefellsnes Budir Church

Visit the spectacular lava fields surrounding Budir

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

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

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Stop off in cosmopolitan Reykjavik and enjoy local cuisine

Why this trip...

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Stay in great locations

This holiday features accommodation in incredible locations

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Explore at leisure

With the route, transport and accommodation sorted, each day offers the freedom to explore

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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

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.

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.

Walk in the wild west

We’ve researched the best coastal and mountain walks in West Iceland’s Snaefellsnes National Park – one of the country’s most beautiful and diverse locations. This holiday puts you in prime position for getting footloose and fancy-free. Not only do we supply detailed walking notes to help you explore the area independently, but our local friend and walking guide Arni is also available to help you find those extra special routes and, if you like, be your guide.

Exploring Snaefellsnes

From May to September, Glacier Lodge is the perfect base for summer hiking in Snaefellsnes National Park – or anytime of the year as a base for self-drive exploration around the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. When you collect your hire car at the start of this self-drive holiday, you’ll also receive our iDiscover app – your very own personalised digital travel companion, packed with inspiration for places to visit, hidden gems and much more.

Accommodation

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Glacier Lodge, Snaefellsnes

Glacier Lodge is a home away from home and the perfect base from which to explore Iceland’s celebrated Snaefellsnes Peninsula. A south-facing property with a light, open plan design, the lodge sleeps up to 6 people in three bedrooms (one with a double bed and two with twins) and a fold out double sofa-bed located in the lounge. There is a fully equipped kitchen, plus a dining area.

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Summer Itinerary

The itinerary is a suggestion of where you can visit on a 3-night break travelling in summer (May - Sep) though of course you have complete flexibility to explore at leisure. You can also choose to stay for longer. Please discuss with our Travel Specialists who can put together a bespoke itinerary for you.

Day 1 Keflavik - Glacier Lodge

Arrive in Keflavik and 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 Borgarnes, enroute to the Glacier Lodge, your self catering accommodation for the next few nights.

Arrive in Keflavik and 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 Borgarnes, 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.

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.

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Day 3 Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Explore the Snaefellsjokull National Park in the western tip of the peninsula. There are numerous long and short hikes to choose from and climb up to the Saxholl crater for views. On the northern side of the peninsula you will find the iconic Kirkjufell mountain and a waterfall of the same name. In Olafsvik join a whale watching tour or take one of the hikes in the mountains behind the town.

Explore the Snaefellsjokull National Park in the western tip of the peninsula. There are numerous long and short hikes to choose from and climb up to the Saxholl crater for views. On the northern side of the peninsula you will find the iconic Kirkjufell mountain and a waterfall of the same name. In Olafsvik join a whale watching tour or take one of the hikes in the mountains behind the town.

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Day 4 depart Iceland

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. If you have an early morning flight to London or Glasgow, we recommend staying an extra night near the airport.

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. If you have an early morning flight to London or Glasgow, we recommend staying an extra night near the airport.

Extend your Stay

Explore the Golden Circle & South Coast

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Stay in Hveragerdi or the south coast to explore 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.

Iceland’s south coast offers further highlights with some of the most iconic waterfalls such as Seljalandsfoss, Gljufrafoss and Skogafoss. Photograph the moody black sand beaches and drive to the top of Dyrholaey bird cliffs for fantastic views of the strange basalt formations, the sea and the black sand beaches stretching as far as the eye can see.

Winter Itinerary

During the winter months (Oct - Apr) we include a night in Reykjavik. As with the summer version, you have the option to extend your stay if you wish.

Day 1 Keflavik - 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.

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.

Hotel Klettur, Reykjavik

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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 Borgarnes, en route to the Glacier Lodge, your self catering accommodation for the next three nights.

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 Borgarnes, en route 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.

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.

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Day 4 Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Explore the Snaefellsjokull National Park in the western tip of the peninsula. There are numerous long and short hikes to choose from and climb up to the Saxholl crater for views. On the northern side of the peninsula you will find the iconic Kirkjufell mountain and a waterfall of the same name. In Olafsvik join a whale watching tour or take one of the hikes in the mountains behind the town.

Explore the Snaefellsjokull National Park in the western tip of the peninsula. There are numerous long and short hikes to choose from and climb up to the Saxholl crater for views. On the northern side of the peninsula you will find the iconic Kirkjufell mountain and a waterfall of the same name. In Olafsvik join a whale watching tour or take one of the hikes in the mountains behind the town.

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Day 5 depart Iceland

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. If you have an early morning flight to London or Glasgow, we recommend staying an extra night near the airport.

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. If you have an early morning flight to London or Glasgow, we recommend staying an extra night near the airport.

Excursions

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

  Iceland-Winter-Excursions.pdf

  Iceland-Summer-Excursions.pdf

Prices and Departures

Price from £487 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 bathroom
  • 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 may vary depending on departure date. Please contact us for a detailed quote based on your preferred travel dates, vehicle category or to tailor this itinerary.

Departure Duration Car Category* Twin Price Special Offer Twin Price
May 3 nights B - VW Golf £517 £487 (Save £30)
Jun 3 nights B - VW Golf £573 £543 (Save £30)
Jun 7 nights B - VW Golf £1072 £862 (Save £210)
Jul - Aug 3 nights B - VW Golf £573 n/a
Jul - Aug 7 nights B - VW Golf £1072 n/a
Sep 3 nights B - VW Golf £517 £487 (Save £30)
Sep 7 nights B - VW Golf £1038 £828 (Save £210)
Oct - Apr 4 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £578 £548 (Save £30)

* Choice of Vehicles

We would always recommend a 4WD for winter travel, but many clients also prefer the greater security and comfort that a larger vehicle provides year round – upgrade your vehicle from as little as £10 per person per day.
  • We can offer a wide range of rental vehicles for this holiday – our team will be happy to talk you through the options and provide a quote for the most suitable category based on your individual requirements.
  • Our long-standing relationship with the local Europcar franchise means that our clients enjoy many exclusive benefits, including priority on the newest and best appointed vehicles available.

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15 Visits to Iceland

6 Whale species seen

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