West Iceland Escape at Glacier Lodge

from £430
excluding flights *
3 nights Year round
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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

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • 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
  • Full financial protection

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 are quoted separately to the holiday price and start from around £120 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.

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
Oct - Dec 2019 4 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £452
Oct - Dec 2019 4 nights F - Suzuki Vitara £477
Jan - Mar 2020 4 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £430
Jan - Mar 2020 4 nights F - Suzuki Vitara £455
May 2020 3 Nights B - VW Golf £492
May 2020 3 Nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £526
Jun - Aug 2020 3 Nights B - VW Golf £534
Jun - Aug 2020 3 Nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £582
Sep 2020 3 Nights B - VW Golf £492
Sep 2020 3 Nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £526

During the winter months we include a nights accommodation in Reykjavik. It is possible to extend the duration of your stay in the summer and winter.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • 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
  • Full financial protection »

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

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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.

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).

Hotel Cabin, Reykjavik

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Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

Superb value for your money, this 252-room hotel is for guests looking for simple yet comfortable accommodation.

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Glacier Lodge, Snaefellsnes

Iceland

Grade: Standard

Type: Self Catering

Located in a spectacular rural location near to Hellnar, Glacier Lodge offers magnificent views of Snaefellsjokull to the north and a panorama across Faxafloi bay to the south.

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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.

west hotel husafell scenic surrounds into the glacier langjokull

  Iceland-Winter-Excursions.pdf

  Iceland-Summer-Excursions.pdf

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

Our next generation iDiscover app is here! Free to download for all Iceland holiday bookings before you travel, iDiscover is our innovative and exclusive digital travel guide that has been designed by us to enhance your holiday experience and to allow you to use your own smart device whilst on holiday. Personalised with your full itinerary, this easy-to-use app is packed with useful features such as a guide of must-see sites, local hikes and places to eat that you can add to you daily itinerary.

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