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West Iceland Escape at Hotel Husafell

from £365 excluding flights

  • 3 nights
  • May-Sep
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West Iceland Escape at Hotel Husafell

from £365 excluding flights

  • 3 nights
  • May-Sep

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Highlights

In pictures
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Explore Snaefellsnes Peninsula’s stunning coast and volcanoes

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Marvel at spectacular Hraunfossar waterfall

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Stay at Hotel Husafell, renowned for its fine dining

west hotel husafell scenic surrounds into the glacier langjokull

Delve inside Langjokull icecap on an optional glacier tour

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Witness the Strokkur geyser erupt 20-30m high every few minutes

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Straddle two continents at Thingvellir National Park

Why this trip...

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Where you stay

This holiday offers a choice of accommodation options which are part of the overall experience

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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

Discover spectacular West Iceland on this flexible self drive break based at Hotel Husafell, located close to Langjokull glacier just 90 minutes drive from the rugged Snaefellsnes Peninsula. With your own car, you'll have complete flexibility to explore the wealth of natural wonders around the south and west - from rugged coastal features to characterful villages, captivating waterfalls to striking lava fields. Armed with iDiscover, our exclusive digital travel guide, you can be sure not to miss any hidden gems as you travel around.

Reaching dramatically westward, the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, is in many ways a microcosm of Iceland as a whole. With its own fjords, ice cap, volcanoes, fishing and farming communities it is one of the country's must visit areas. The north shore is dotted with fishing villages and is home to one of Iceland's most asthetically pleasing mountains Kirkufell. On the south side of the peninsula, the cliffs of Arnarstapi are famed for their rock arches and blow holes.

To the south of Husafell, the Golden Circle route also provides a full day of scenic wonders, while heading further into the interior, you have the chance to explore Inside a Glacier.

Dining at Hotel Husafell is another highlight. The menu is rich in local produce and flavours offering sophisticated dishes that include imaginative creations using seafood, local beef, lamb and wild game. The restaurant’s picture windows frame stunning views of the surrounding fells and woodland.

Accommodation

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Hotel Husafell

A stunning property full of contemporary flair, Hotel Husafell nestles in the magnificent landscape of Borgarfjordur, about 90 minutes’ drive northeast of Reykjavik. Each of the hotel’s 39 standard rooms has en-suite bathrooms and stylish furnishings, including paintings by local artist Pall Gudmundsson. An additional seven larger deluxe rooms have access to a terrace, with spectacular mountain views.

Husafell uses 100% pure energy including spring-fed hydroelectricity and geothermal heating. Natural hot water from nearby mountains is also used to heat the hotel’s fabulous outdoor spa – a mosaic of geothermal baths and hot tubs that are free to use for hotel guests.

The hotel also offers a complimentary welcome drink exclusive to Discover the World guests.

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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 arrive Iceland

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 Hvalfjordur (Whale Fjord), into West Iceland, where you can visit the Settlement Centre at Borgarnes, en route to Hotel Husafell, your accommodation for the next few nights. After checking in, head to the bar for your complimentary welcome drink.

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 Hvalfjordur (Whale Fjord), into West Iceland, where you can visit the Settlement Centre at Borgarnes, en route to Hotel Husafell, your accommodation for the next few nights. After checking in, head to the bar for your complimentary welcome drink.

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 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 two-tiered waterfall; Finally, the hot springs and geothermal wonders of Geysir.

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 two-tiered waterfall; Finally, the hot springs and geothermal wonders of Geysir.

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Day 4 depart Iceland

Make your way back to Keflavik Airport, possibly making a stop at the Blue Lagoon (at additional cost, pre-booking recommended). Return your vehicle to the Europcar depot (at the airport) before your afternoon flight home.

Make your way back to Keflavik Airport, possibly making a stop at the Blue Lagoon (at additional cost, pre-booking recommended). Return your vehicle to the Europcar depot (at the airport) before your afternoon flight home.

Excursions

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

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Prices and Departures

Price from £365 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
  • 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 Offer Twin Price
Jun-Aug 2020 3 nights B - VW Golf £510 n/a
Jun-Aug 2020 3 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £558 n/a
Jun-Aug 2020 3 nights F - Suzuki Vitara £632 n/a
Sep 2020 3 nights B - VW Golf £497 £365 (save £114)
Sep 2020 3 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £511 £397 (save £114)
Sep 2020 3 nights F - Suzuki Vitara £534 £420 (save £114)
May 2021 3 nights B - VW Golf £463 £349 (save £114)
May 2021 3 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £496 £382 (save £114)
May 2021 3 nights F - Suzuki Vitara £520 £406 (save £114)
Jun-Aug 2021 3 nights B - VW Golf £596 n/a
Jun-Aug 2021 3 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £647 n/a
Jun-Aug 2021 3 nights F - Suzuki Vitara £702 n/a
Sep 2021 3 nights B - VW Golf £581 £467 (save £114)
Sep 2021 3 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £614 £500 (save £114)
Sep 2021 3 nights F - Suzuki Vitara £638 £524 (save £114)

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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nordic team alex minnis bw
One of our specialists
Meet Alex

5 Nordic film/TV locations visited

1 Icelandic canyon jumped off

4 Geothermal pools bathed in

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