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Around Iceland

 

Overview

Hotel description:

9 days | 7 nights

Explore mystical Iceland on this 9-day circuit of the country. Visit the country's natural wonders: vast glaciers, thundering waterfalls, and healing hot springs, to name a few. Smouldering volcanoes, puffin-covered rocks and black sand plains await as you visit the country's gems like Lake Myvatn, Skaftafell National Park, Geysir hot springs and the Gullfoss waterfall. You'll feel like a hero in one of Iceland's epic sagas as you cruise down the road through a country filled with magic and wonder.

If you love the freedom and adventure of the open road, then a Fly & Drive vacation is just what you need. Fly into Reykjavik and drive your way through the experience of discovering parts of Iceland one kilometre at a time. The car rental and hotel stays are included in the package, along with a bunch of other travel essentials that will help make this trip easy, fun and unforgettable.

Location

Reykjavik. Akureyri, Egilsstadir, Hofn, Vik

What's included

Package inclusions

  • Package inclusions
  • Round-trip flights to Reykjavik (If flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • 7-day car rental
  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts
  • Earn Aeroplan® Miles


Suggested Itinerary

The day-to-day locations are already set and hotel accommodations will already be booked, but what you do during the day in each location is completely up to you. We've gathered our top picks for suggested itineraries, places to visit, things to do and even great spots for tasty treats. Explore to your heart's content and take our suggestions - or don't! No one decides what your travel days look like but you. Just make sure to get to the hotel on time!

Day 1        Depart Canada
Fly to Reykjavik.

Day 2        Welcome to Reykjavik (approx. 50 km)
Arrive in Reykjavik and pick up your rental car, then check into your hotel for the night.

Day 3        Reykjavik - Akureyri (approx. 420 km)

Drive towards Borgarfjordur, then continue north through Skagafjordur. Visit the museum at Glaumbær ($) and finish your day in Akureyri.

Out & About Suggestions
Drive towards Borgarfjordur, an area rich with culture and history. Pass splendid waterfalls and stop at Iceland's largest hot springs. Drive north through Skagafjordur to admire the region's famous Icelandic horses. Your home for the night is Akureyri, Iceland's second-biggest urban area, boasting stunning views and great spots for food and drink.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 4        Akureyri - Lake Myvatn - Akureyri (approx. 250 km)
Today, explore the marvels of Lake Myvatn Nature Reserve

Out & About Suggestions
Explore Lake Myvatn Nature Reserve, where you can visit the mud pools and steam vents of Namaskard. Walk up to the top of Hverfjall crater, and take a dip in the geothermal waters east of the lake. Return to Akureyri for the night.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 5        Akureyri - Asbyrgi - Egilsstadir (approx. 340 km)
Head to the charming fishing village of Husavik, then drive along the coastline of the Tjornes peninsula and stop at Asbyrgi. Continue on to Egilsstadir passing through the Moorudalur highlands. Stay overnight in the Egilsstadir area.

Out & About Suggestions
Stop at Asbyrgi glacial canyon. Drive along the coastline of the Tjornes Peninsula and stop at Asbyrigi, a gorge with impressive rock walls and and abundant vegetation. Drive across the Moorudalur highlands until you reach the fertile valley of Herad.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 6        Egilsstadir - The East Fjords - Hofn (approx. 270 km)
Discover Iceland's East Fjords. Drive through the Almannaskard tunnel and arrive in the Hofn region for the night.

Out & About Suggestions
In Stoovarfjordur,visit one of the world's most complete collections of Icelandic minerals. Soak up Iceland's charm in the village of Djupivogur. Western Iceland is known for its remote beauty, filled with glaciers, waterfalls and hot springs.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 7        Hofn - Skaftafell National Park - Vik (approx. 272 km)
Today, head towards Iceland's stunning Skaftafell National Park, then continue to the Vik area.

Out & About Suggestions
Explore Skaftafell National Park. Drive by the glaciers of Vatnajokull, Europe's largest ice cap, and arrive at Jokulsarlon, a glacial lagoon at the foot of Iceland's highest mountain.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 8        Vik - The Golden Circle - Reykjavik (approx. 300 km)
Travel The Golden Circle, then on to Reykjavik.

Out & About Suggestions
Start your day with some stunning waterfalls, then head to the famous geothermal area of Geysir. Don't miss Gullfoss, the most famous falls in the country. In Thingvellir, see the effects of the tectonic plates on the earth's crust.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 9        Reykjavik - Return to Canada (approx. 50 km)
Drop off your rental car at the airport and board your flight home.

Meal(s): Breakfast

 

Accommodations

Additional fees might apply
The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

Comfort Accommodation with Compact Manual Car CDMN

Rooms with private bathroom (shower or bath). Comfort accommodation may be in country hotels, farmhouses or guesthouses. Breakfast included.

The locations and corresponding properties are as follows:
  • Reykjavik: Fosshotel Baron 3-star (or similar) (1 night)
  • Akureyri: Hotel Nordurland 3-star (or similar) (2 nights)
  • Egilsstadir: Hotel Eyvindara 3-star (or similar) (1 night)
  • Hofn: Hotel Jokull 3-star (or similar) (1 night)
  • Vik: Volcano Hotel 3-star (or similar) (1 night)
  • Reykjavik: Fosshotel Baron 3-star (or similar) (1 night)


Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people

 

Comfort Accommodation with Compact Automatic Car CDAN

Rooms with private bathroom (shower or bath). Comfort accommodation may be in country hotels, farmhouses or guesthouses.

The locations and corresponding properties are as follows:
  • Reykjavik: Fosshotel Baron 3-star (or similar) (1 night)
  • Akureyri: Hotel Nordurland 3-star (or similar) (2 nights)
  • Egilsstadir: Hotel Eyvindara 3-star (or similar) (1 night)
  • Hofn: Hotel Jokull 3-star (or similar) (1 night)
  • Vik: Volcano Hotel 3-star (or similar) (1 night)
  • Reykjavik: Fosshotel Baron 3-star (or similar) (1 night)


Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people

 

Comfort Accommodation with Intermediate Manual Car IDMR

Rooms with private bathroom (shower or bath). Comfort accommodation may be in country hotels, farmhouses or guesthouses.

The locations and corresponding properties are as follows:
  • Reykjavik: Fosshotel Baron 3-star (or similar) (1 night)
  • Akureyri: Hotel Nordurland 3-star (or similar) (2 nights)
  • Egilsstadir: Hotel Eyvindara 3-star (or similar) (1 night)
  • Hofn: Hotel Jokull 3-star (or similar) (1 night)
  • Vik: Volcano Hotel 3-star (or similar) (1 night)
  • Reykjavik: Fosshotel Baron 3-star (or similar) (1 night)


Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people

 

Comfort Accommodation with Intermediate Automatic Car IDAR

Rooms with private bathroom (shower or bath). Comfort accommodation may be in country hotels, farmhouses or guesthouses. Breakfast included.

The locations and corresponding properties are as follows:
  • Reykjavik: Fosshotel Baron 3-star (or similar) (1 night)
  • Akureyri: Hotel Nordurland 3-star (or similar) (2 nights)
  • Egilsstadir: Hotel Eyvindara 3-star (or similar) (1 night)
  • Hofn: Hotel Jokull 3-star (or similar) (1 night)
  • Vik: Volcano Hotel 3-star (or similar) (1 night)
  • Reykjavik: Fosshotel Baron 3-star (or similar) (1 night)


Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people

 

Important notes

2019 Departure Dates
Daily from July 1 to August 25

Car Rental
Compact Manual Car 5-person CDMN (Toyota Auris or similar)
Compact Automatic Car 5-person CDAN (Toyota Auris or similar)
Intermediate Manual Car 5-person IDMR (Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar)
Intermediate Automatic Car 5-person IDAR (Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar)

Available on request through our call centre
Manual SUV 5-person IFMN (Toyota RAV or similar)
Automatic SUV 5-person IFAR (Toyota RAV or similar)
Manual Minivan 9-person LVMN (Ford Transit or similar)

Inclusions: Unlimited mileage, Icelandic VAT taxes, Collision Damage Waiver insurance, Third Party Liability Insurance, Airport service charge, Global Positioning System (GPS).

Exclusions: Fuel, Personal Accident Insurance Plus (PAI Plus) & Personal Effects Protection (PEP), Theft Protection (TP), SCDW insurance, other optional services such as refueling charges, applicable one-way service fees, extra additional driver's fee, baby seats, etc., Anything not specifically noted above.
CDW (Collision Damage Waiver) CDW does not cover damage to the underside of the vehicle, damage due to driving through rivers or any kind of water, it does not cover damage due to driving through sandstorm or damage which is caused by loose rocks which get thrown at the car on gravel roads. It is a condition of all Icelandic car insurances that the driver is always responsible for such damage.
A credit card is always necessary for insurance purposes. Acceptable credit cards are: Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Diners Club.

Hotel check-in/out
Check-in: 3 p.m.
Check-out: 12 p.m.

Not included
  • Meals, unless noted
  • Transfers, unless noted
  • Additional activities and excursions
  • Personal expenses and insurance