Self-Drive the Circle Road

8 Nights Self-drive from R46,285 pps



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Departure Date: 05/09/2019

Fly via London to Reykjavik and then embark on a self-drive trip along the Circle Road. Highlights on this trip will include a visit to the Blue Lagoon, a Snow mobile tour, a glacier hike and so much more...

How to dress in Iceland
• As we say “you never come to Iceland for a tan"
• We also say “if you don‘t like the weather in Iceland, wait 5 minutes" you can experience all 4 seasons in a day!
• It is advisable to wear layers in Iceland
• Hat & Gloves are a good idea, all year round

• Summer:
• Waterproof walking shoes
• Waterproof jacket
• Layers of short-and long sleeved shirts, fleece jacket and sweaters
• Hiking pants
• Hat & Gloves
• Swimsuit

The average temperature in September is 7 degrees. This is a lovely, mild shoulder season and is the perfect time to do a self drive holiday.

Day 1: Arrival, Blue Lagoon and Reykjavik
Day 2: Gauksmyri
Day 3: Hvitserkur and Siglufjorour
Day 4: Akureyri and Myvatn
Day 5: Eastfjords
Day 6: Glacier Lagoon
Day 7: South Coast
Day 8: Golden Circle & Snowmobile
Day 9: Departure

Day 1: Arrival, Blue Lagoon and Reykjavik
Arrival at Keflavik International Airport.
Pick up your rental car at KEF airport and depart for Reykjavik. On route to Reykjavik stop at the Blue Lagoon. The Blue lagoon is considered one of the New Wonders of the World. Enjoy the relaxation in the geothermal waters. From Blue Lagoon drive to Reykjavik for a free day to explore the city.

Hotel: Grand Hotel 4* - DBL/TWN
Board basis: BB
Transfers: Keflavík – Blue Lagoon - Reykjavík
Distance and journey time: 70 km | 1 hour

Day 2: Gauksmyri
Leave Reykjavik and follow Road Nr 1 taking you North bound.
You can explore a few sites on the way, for example Hraunfossar Lava falls, and the historically important Reykholt
Your next destination is Gauksmyri Farm where you will be met with a personal and warm welcome. After checking in to your accommodation, enjoy a 1 hour Horse Back Riding tour.

Hotel: Gauksmyri Farm – DBL/TWN
Board basis: BB
Transfers: Reykjavik - Gauksmyri
Distance and journey time: 193 km | 2 h 30 min

Day 3: Hvitserkur and Siglufjorour
Depart from Gauksmyri and make your way further north towards Siglufjorour.

On the way, stop at Vatnsnes Peninsula, taking a look at the breathtaking Hvitserkur Rock Formation. If luck will have it you will also see seals, as the Vatnsnes Peninsula is home to a few seal colonies.

Head onwards to Siglufjorður, a charming fishing village nestled in between mountains.

Hotel: Siglo Hotel – DBL/TWN
Board basis: BB
Transfers: Gauksmyri – Hvitserkur - Siglufjorour
Distance and journey time: 236 km | 3 hours

Day 4: Akureyri and Myvatn
From Siglufjorour, drive to Akureyri for city sightseeing. Akureyri is a beautiful town and is called the capital of the north.

From Akureyri drive to the picturesque Myvatn Lake area. Make a stop at Gooafoss Waterfall on the way, see pseudo-craters, Dimmuborgir rock formations and finally bathe in the Myvatn Nature Baths.

Hotel: Sel Hotel Myvatn – DBL/TWN
Board basis: BB
Transfers: Siglufjorour – Akureyri - Myvatn
Distance and journey time: 200 km | 2 h 50 min

Day 5: Eastfjords
It’s time to head to the Eastfjords of Iceland, home to our only forest and also the only place where Reindeer live. On route you will be able to see Lagarfljot lake and Dettifoss waterfall.

After exploring the area, check in to your hotel in Egilsstaoir.

Hotel: Hotel Aldan – DBL/TWN
Board basis: BB
Transfers: Mývatn – Dettifoss - Egilsstaðir - Seyðisfjörður
Distance and journey time: 270 km | 4 hours

Day 6: Glacier Lagoon
From Egilsstaoir, continue your journey on Iceland’s route 1 and head to the magnificent Vatnajokull Glacier area. Upon arriving at Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon make a photo stop and also brief stop at Diamond Beach. After, drive to Fjallsarlon Glacier Lagoon and enjoy a Zodiac boat ride, sailing between the floating icebergs.
There are also several well-planned hiking routes in Skaftafell National Park area.

Hotel: Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon – DBL/TWN
Board basis: BB
Transfers: Seyoisfjorour – Glacier Lagoon area
Distance and journey time: 311 km | 4 h 15 min

Day 7: South Coast
Iceland’s South Coast is considered one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

On your route to your next accommodation in Hella, enjoy the breath-taking scenery filled with waterfalls, glaciers, volcanoes and black sandy beaches.

Enjoy a glacier hike on Solheimajokull glacier.

Hotel: Hotel Hvolsvollur – DBL/TWN
Board basis: BB
Transfers: Glacier Lagoon area - Hvolsvollur
Distance and journey time: 243 km | 2 h 55 min

Day 8: Golden Circle & Snowmobile

The Golden Circle is one of Iceland’s top excursions, where you get to see 3 of Iceland’s most beautiful natural wonders.

Visit Thingvellir National Park, where the world’s first parliament, Althingi, was located. See the majestic Gullfoss Waterfall, and the infamous Geysir hot spring, which no longer erupts but Geysir’s little brother Strokkur erupts every 10-15 minutes.

From Gullfoss we will head to Langjokull Glacier, the second largest in Iceland, for a thrilling Snowmobile ride.

Hotel: Grand Hotel – DBL/TWN
Board basis: BB
Transfers: Hvolsvollur – Golden Circle - Reykjavík
Distance and journey time: 215 km | 3 hours

Day 9: Departure
Sadly, it’s time to say goodbye to Iceland
Drive to Keflavik airport and return your car.
Transfers: Reykjavík – Keflavík airport
Distance and journey time: 70 km | 50 min

What's Included

Return flights from Johannesburg via London to Reykjavik on British Airways, approx. airport taxes, transfers from Keflavík – Blue Lagoon - Reykjavik & from Reykjavik - Gauksmyri and from Gauksmyri – Hvitserkur - Siglufjorour and Siglufjorour – Akureyri - Myvatn and Myvatn – Dettifoss - Egilsstaoir - Seyoisfjorour and Seyoisfjorour – Glacier Lagoon area and Glacier Lagoon area - Hvolsvollur and Hvolsvollur – Golden Circle - Reykjavík and Reykjavík – Keflavík airport; spend 1 night at the; 4 Star Grand Hotel; Gauksmyri Farm; the Siglo Hotel; Sel Hotel Myvatn; the Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon; Hotel Hvolsvollur and spend your final night at Grand Hotel. All accommodation is sharing a double or twin room with breakfast, entrance to the Blue Lagoon, horse riding tour, entrance to Myvatn Nature Baths, Zodiac Boat Ride on Fjallsarlon Glacier Lagoon, glacier Hike on Solheimajokull glacier; Snowmobile Tour on Langjokull Glacier; 9 days rental car, group D (Skoda Oktavia or similar), 4WD, inclu...

8 Nights Self-drive from R46,285 pps

The Small Print

These offers are brought to you by Travel Counsellors (Pty) Ltd. Valid: 5 - 15 September 2019. Offers are per person sharing. Rates for other periods are available on request. Packages and airfares are subject to availability, airfare increases, seasonal surcharge; high season supplements and currency fluctuations. Supplier's terms and conditions are available on request. Offers include airport taxes where applicable. Packages exclude items of personal nature. Additional information available on request. Valid for SA residents only. Terms and conditions apply. Prices and information correct at time of publishing. E&OE.

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