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West Iceland Hiking Escape

from £1006 excluding flights

  • 7 nights
  • May-Sep
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West Iceland Hiking Escape

from £1006 excluding flights

  • 7 nights
  • May-Sep

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Highlights

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Stride out in spectacular scenery with detailed walking notes

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Stay at Glacier Lodge for superb views of Snaefellsjokull volcano

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Walk along the coast at Arnarstapi with its quaint fishing village

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Explore Snaefellsnes Peninsula’s stunning coast and volcanoes

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

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Enjoy optional excursions such as boat trips and whale watching

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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Nordic Heritage

With over 37 years of experience in creating trips to Nordics we know this region inside out

Overview

Stay at our fabulous Glacier Lodge for an unforgettable, great-value walking holiday in West Iceland. Located near the base of the dormant, snow-capped Snaefellsjokull volcano, you’ll not only have incredible views, but you will also be able to step out of your front door straight into superb walking country.

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 one of our iDiscover iPads – your very own personalised digital travel companion, packed with inspiration for places to visit, hidden gems and much more.

Please note: There is only one Glacier Lodge, and it is a very sought-after place to stay, especially during the summer months. Early booking is recommended.

Accommodation

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Glacier Lodge, Snaefellsnes

Located on the edge of the small coastal village of Hellnar, our exclusive Glacier Lodge has spectacular views of Snæfellsjokull – the 1,446m-tall volcano that was the inspiration for Jules Vernes sci-fi classic Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Well-equipped and beautifully furnished, Glacier Lodge offers comfortable self-catering for up to six adults and two children, making it ideal for larger families, or to share with friends.

A south-facing property with a light, open plan design, there is a fully equipped kitchen, plus a dining area.

 

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Itinerary

Day 1 Keflavik - Northern Light Inn

Fly to Keflavik and collect your hire car from the airport. Drive the short distance to Northern Light Inn for overnight stay on the Reykjanes Peninsula. Optional visit to nearby Blue Lagoon.

Fly to Keflavik and collect your hire car from the airport. Drive the short distance to Northern Light Inn for overnight stay on the Reykjanes Peninsula. Optional visit to nearby Blue Lagoon.

Northern Light Inn

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Day 2 Grindavik - Snaefellsnes

Drive to Hellnar on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula for a six-night stay at Glacier Lodge, your home-from-home. Relax in the lodge this evening or explore the local area.

Drive to Hellnar on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula for a six-night stay at Glacier Lodge, your home-from-home. Relax in the lodge this evening or explore the local area.

Days 3-7 Hiking and exploring Snaefellsnes

Choose how to spend your time from your prime location at the Glacier Lodge. Head out exploring along the many hiking trails using our self-guided notes or in the company of a local guide if you prefer. You can also jump in the car and explore the north and south shores of the peninsula or perhaps opt to join an optional excursion or two.

Choose how to spend your time from your prime location at the Glacier Lodge. Head out exploring along the many hiking trails using our self-guided notes or in the company of a local guide if you prefer. You can also jump in the car and explore the north and south shores of the peninsula or perhaps opt to join an optional excursion or two.

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Day 8 Snaefellsnes - Keflavik

Drive to Keflavik for your return flight to the UK.

Drive to Keflavik for your return flight to the UK.

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 £1006 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
  • Breakfast at Northern Light Inn
  • 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 variations such as three or four people sharing a vehicle are available on request. Other vehicle types also available.

Departure Duration Car category Twin Price
Jul - Aug 2020 7 nights B - VW Golf £1,108
Jul - Aug 2020 7 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £1,121
Jul - Aug 2020 7 nights F - Suzuki Vitara £1,343
Sep 2020 7 nights B - VW Golf £1,015
Sep 2020 7 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £1,089
Sep 2020 7 nights F - Suzuki Vitara £1,142
May 2021 7 nights B - VW Golf £1,006
May 2021 7 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £1,083
May 2021 7 nights F - Suzuki Vitara £1,140
Jun - Aug 2021 7 nights B - VW Golf £1,142
Jun - Aug 2021 7 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £1,260
Jun - Aug 2021 7 nights F - Suzuki Vitara £1,389
Sep 2021 7 nights B - VW Golf £1,045
Sep 2021 7 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £1,122
Sep 2021 7 nights F - Suzuki Vitara £1,179

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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