West Iceland Hiking Escape

from £1026
excluding flights *
7 nights May-Sep


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.


  • Detailed walking notes for the stunning Snaefellsnes Peninsula
  • Expert local walking guide available (optional)
  • Exclusive Glacier Lodge offering stylish self-catering
  • See even more with our exclusive iDiscover digital travel guide
  • Visit the Blue Lagoon (optional)

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

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.

A lodge with a view

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.

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.

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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
May 2020 7 Nights B - VW Golf £1,026
May 2020 7 Nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £1,100
May 2020 7 Nights F - Suzuki Vitara £1,153
Jun - Aug 2020 7 Nights B - VW Golf £1,170
Jun - Aug 2020 7 Nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £1,283
Jun - Aug 2020 7 Nights F - Suzuki Vitara £1,405
Sep 2020 7 Nights B - VW Golf £1,072
Sep 2020 7 Nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £1,146
Sep 2020 7 Nights F - Suzuki Vitara £1,199

 Note Other variations such as single rooms, rooms without facilities, three or four people sharing a vehicle, will be quoted on request.

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


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: Keflavik - Northern Light Inn

Fly to Iceland and collect hire car. Drive to Northern Light Inn for overnight stay. Optional visit to nearby Blue Lagoon.

Overnight at Northern Light Inn.

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.

Overnight at Glacier Lodge.

Days 3 - 7: Hiking in Snaefellsnes

From the Glacier Lodge explore some of the many hiking trails using our self-guided notes or in the company of a local guide.

Overnight at Glacier Lodge.

Day 8: Snaefellsnes - Keflavik

Drive to Keflavik for your return flight to the UK.

Northern Light Inn


Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

A delightful, well-appointed hotel in a great location.

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Glacier Lodge, Snaefellsnes


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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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.

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Open 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.

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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