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West Iceland Escape at Hotel Husafell

from £369 excluding flights

  • 3 nights
  • May-Sep
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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

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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


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.


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.

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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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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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.

Prices and Departures

Price from £369 excluding flights

Airfares vary widely and are quoted separately to the holiday price, starting from around £250pp return with Icelandair and British Airways, though may be lower with Play or EasyJet. We'll provide the best fare available at the time of enquiry, which tend to be cheaper the earlier you book.

UK Airports with flights direct to Iceland are Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, Bristol, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh. We can also arrange flights from non-UK destinations. Discover more »

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Daily breakfast
  • Car rental throughout with unlimited mileage
  • No charge for additional driver
  • 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 Offer Twin Price
May 3 nights B - VW Golf £482 £369 - save £113
Jun - Aug 3 nights B - VW Golf £685 -
Sep 3 nights B - VW Golf £533

* Choice of Vehicles

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.

  • 4WD

    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.

  • Go electric

    With a selection of electric cars now available including the Kia Niro and Volkswagen ID.3, you can choose to upgrade from as little as £12 per person, per day. We recommend this option for summer only, due to the colder temperatures in winter affecting battery range.

Tailor made trips

As independent destination specialists, we are able to tailor make holidays to suit you, be that customising the itineraries shown on this website or creating something bespoke.


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