14 Days Iceland Discovery Package with Self Drive from $2691/- (Posted on Jun 13 2011)

14 Days Iceland Discovery Package with Self Drive from $2691/-

ICELAND SELF DRIVE TOURS
May 01-September 30, 2011
ICELAND DISCOVERY 2011, 14 DAYS/13 NIGHTS

Type of car recommended: Nr. 3 (Intermediate) and higher.

Day 1: Arrival at Keflavik Airport. Transfer on own from Keflavík airport to accommodation in Reykjavík. Recommend that you take scheduled Flybus to city center/hotel.

Optional scheduled airport coach transfer add $58 p.p. round trip
Optional private car/driver transfer add $400 round trip total for 1-4 persons

Pingvellir National Park

Pingvellir National Park

Day 2: Drive to Pingvellir National Park, site of the ancient Icelandic parliament. The park itself is situated in a stunning volcanic landscape of mountains and lava flows, on the border of Iceland’s largest lake. Continue to the famous hot springs at Geysir and the mighty waterfall Gullfoss.
Optional:
– River rafting in the Geysir area
– ATV-quad biking in Haukadalur

Day 3: Drive along the spectacular southern coast, view highlights such as the Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, Myrdalsjökull glacier, Dyrholaey* and Vík. Across Eldhraun lava field to Kirkjubæjarklaustur. Another option is to drive the mountain track Fjallabaksleid nyrdri, through Landmannalaugar area (4WD needed, track open from mid-June).

.*Please note that Dyrholaey is closed during nesting season May 15 til June 23

Day 4: Visit the spectacular Skaftafell National Park nestling between glaciers and with many hiking possibilities. Onwards to the shimmering icebergs of Jökulsarlon Glacial Lagoon and to the harbour town of Höfn.

Optional:
– Boat tour on Jökulsarlon

Day 5: Drive along the rugged varied coastline of the East Fjords with their towering mountains and charming fishing villages. On the way there is an option of taking a boat tour to Papey island where thousands of puffins nest in summer or visit the famous stone collection of Petra at Stödvarfjördur.

Optional:
– Jeep tour to Vatnajökull glacier
– Boat tour to Papey island
– Petra’s stone collection

Day 6: Across the Mödrudalsöræfi highlands renowned for their stark beauty to Dettifoss, the mightiest waterfall in Europe. Explore the many wonders of the Jökulsargljufur National Park such as the strange formations of Hljodaklettar (Echo Rocks) and the impressive horseshoe-shaped Asbyrgi canyon. On to Tjörnes peninsula and Husavik.

Optional:
– Whale watching tour from Husavik

Day 7: Spend the day exploring the natural wonders of Myvatn and the surrounding area. Highlights such as Dimmuborgir, the pseudocraters of Skutustadir, Namaskard and Krafla. Drive to Akureyri, the capital of the North.

Day 8: Explore the fascinating town of Akureyri in the morning. Continue via the fertile valley of Skagafjördur renowned for horse breeding to Midfjördur.

Optional:
– River rafting in Skagafjördur
– Horse riding in Skagafjördur

Vatnajökull glacier

Vatnajökull glacier

Day 9: Drive to Holmavik, across Steingrimsfjardarheidi to the spectacular region of the West Fjords, the oldest part of Iceland. Drive the numerous uninhabited fjords of IÍsafjardar­djup with beautiful coastlines teeming with seals and bird life. Continue to Isafjördur, the largest town in the area.
Optional:
– Witchcraft museum at Holmavik

Day 10: Explore the town of Ísafjördur and its surroundings such as the neighboring towns of Bolungarvik and Sudureyri.

Optional:
– Boat tour to the Vigur island
– Kayak tour in Ísafjördur
– Natural history museum of Bolungarvik

Day 11: Drive from Isafjördur through the beautiful West Fjords. A stop at the waterfall Dynjandi is recommended and driving to Latrabjarg cliffs. In summer the 444 m high sea cliffs are occupied by millions of puffins, gannets, guillemots and razorbills. Onwards to Flokalundur area.

Day 12: Sail with the ferry Baldur across the Breidafjördur bay with its countless islands and rich bird life to the charming village of Stykkisholmur. Continue around the Snæfellsnes peninsula passing the small fishing villages suchs as Hellissandur, Grundarfjördur and the magnificent columnar basalt rock formations at Arnarstapi. Make a stop at the rocky beach of Djúpalónssandur.

Optional:
– Whale Wathiching tour from Olafsvík to look for the blue whale
– Snow scooter tour on Snæfellsjökull glacier

Day 13: Explore the countless natural wonders of Snæfellsnes peninsula such as the rocky beach of Djupalonssandur and Arnarstapi sea cliffs before continuing to the Borgarfjördur area and via Hvalfjördur fjord to Reykjavík.

Day 14: Departure on own.

PRICES:-
Prices are per adult double land only, (xbed child supplement 2-11 years USD 676)
Below rates based on 2 adults sharing car. Max. 2 adults per room.
NOTE!! Call for quote if 3 pax or more as p.p. cost is lower.

CAR CAT; (Type of car recommended: Nr. 3 (Intermediate) and higher)
1. Economy Toyota Yaris or sim. USD 2691.-
2. Compact Toyota Corolla or sim. USD 2747.-
3. Intermediate Toyota Avensis or sim. USD 3017.-
3.1 Interm. Automatic Toyota Avensis or sim. USD 3082.-
3.2 Interm./Wagon Toyota Verso or sim. USD 2952.-
5. Medium 4wd. Suzuki Grand Vitara or sim. USD 3194.-
5.1 Medium 4wd. Automatic Suzuki Grand Vitara or sim. USD 3557.-
6. Large 4wd. Toyota Landcruiser LX or sim. USD 3669.-
7. Large 4wd. Automatic Toyota Landcruiser GX or sim. USD 4237.-

Single supplement USD 1196.- (hotel only – call for single person rates incl. car)
NOTE!! 15% discount on above rates for travel in May and September
Discounts are available for accommodations with shared facilities. If interested please call/e-mail us for a quote.

All prices and descriptions can be subject to change.

INCLUDED:
-Rental car of your choice with unlimited mileage, CDW and VAT, for 12 days
-Accommodation with private facilities and breakfast, for 13 nights
-Map and detailed itinerary upon arrival at first hotel in Reykjavik
-Ferry Baldur for passangers and car on day 12.

For More Information & Reservation Iceland Discovery Package

Scandinavian American World Tours, Inc.
108 N, Main Street
Cranbury, NJ 08512 USA
1-800-545-2204


Posted by on Jun 13 2011. Filed under Akureyri, Europe, Geysir, Gullfoss, Iceland, Jokulsarlon, Keflavik, Landmannalaugar, Myvatn, Reykjavik.

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14 Days Iceland Discovery Package with Self Drive from $2691/-

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