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Classic Iceland

Travel through Iceland's geysers, hot springs, volcanic plateaus and charming villages on this 11-day trip. A country with unparalleled history and natural beauty, there's something simply magical about Iceland. Start your journey in Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, and loop through the country's most celebrated destinations. Marvel at black lava plains, magnificent glaciers, and steaming geothermal springs, and just when you think you can't take another waterfall, the next one blows you away!

If you love the freedom and adventure of the open road, then a Fly & Drive vacation is just what you need. 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, Vik, Hofn, Egilsstadir, Husavik, Akureyri, Borgarfjordur, Snaefellsnes

Location:

Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF), Vík, Southern Region, Iceland, Höfn, Eastern Region, Iceland, Egilsstaðir, Eastern Region, Iceland, Husavik, Iceland, Akureyri, Iceland, Borgarfjörður, Western Region, Iceland, Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Western Region, Iceland, Iceland

11  Days | 9  nights

INCLUSIONS

  • Round-trip flights to Reykjavík (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • 9-day car rental
  • 9 nights of accommodation
  • 9 breakfasts
  • Earn and redeem Aeroplan® Miles

ITINERARY

Day 1

Depart Canada

Fly to Reykjavik.

Classic Iceland

Day 2

Welcome to Reykjavík (approx. 50 km)

Upon arrival, pick up your rental car and check into your hotel.

Accommodation:
(1 night)
Classic Iceland

Day 3

Reykjavík - Vík (approx. 320 km)

Hit the road for Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: See where the Icelandic parliament was established in 930 AD and check out the Geysir hot springs. Stop at several spectacular waterfalls along your route to the Vík area.
Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Classic Iceland

Day 4

Vík - Skaftafell National Park - Höfn (approx. 260 km)

Start your day with a drive across the impressive black sand plain, Myrdalssandur. Drive to the Höfn area for the night.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: See stunning views of glaciers along your route to the oasis-like Skaftafell National Park, and hike the trails surrounding the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon. Take an optional 30- to 40-minute boat trip to see enormous glaciers up close.
Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Classic Iceland

Day 5

Höfn - The East Fjords - Egilsstaðir (approx. 270 km)

Today, journey south through the sheltered East Fjords.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: Stop in Stöðvarfjörður, visit Petra's Stone Collection, one of the world's most complete collections of Icelandic minerals. Continue to the Egilsstaðir area.
Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Classic Iceland

Day 6

Egilsstaðir - Dettifoss Waterfalls - Ásbyrgi - Húsavík (approx. 270 km)

Begin today's adventure with a drive through the lunar-like landscape of Möðrudalur. Drive to Húsavík for the night.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: Stop at the mighty Dettifoss waterfalls, then see Ásbyrgi, a horseshoe-shaped gorge with impressive rock walls and abundant vegetation.
Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Classic Iceland

Day 7

Húsavík - Lake Myvatn - Akureyri (approx. 140 km)

Today, explore Lake Myvatn Nature Reserve, and continue to Akureyri.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: Explore Lake Myvatn Nature Reserve, renowned for its volcanic activity and amazing bird life. Don't miss the geothermal area of Námaskarð.
Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Classic Iceland

Day 8

Akureyri - Holtavörðuheiði - Borgarfjörður (approx. 350 km)

On your way to Borgarfjordur, stop in Skagafjordur and Deildartunguhver.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: Head through Skagafjordur, visit the museum at Glaumbær, travel through the Holtavörðuheiði moors and stop for a dip at Deildartunguhver, Iceland's largest hot springs, on your way to Borgarfjörður.
Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Classic Iceland

Day 9

Borgarfjörður - Snaefellsnes (approx. 120 km)

Today, the natural wonders of the Snaefellsnes peninsula await.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: Marvel at the stunning Snaefellsjökull National Park and the Snaefell Glacier that towers above the region.
Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Classic Iceland

Day 10

Snaefellsnes - Reykjavík (approx. 280 km)

Continue exploring the area on your way back to Reykjavik.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: Continue your exploration of the area with visits to the ancient fishing village of Hellnar, the black lava pearl beach of Djúpalónssandur, and the 200-metre volcanic crater, Eldborg.
Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Classic Iceland

Day 11

Reykjavík - Return to Canada (approx. 50 km)

Return your rental car at the airport and board your flight home.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Classic Iceland

ACCOMMODATIONS

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

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.

LOCATION
HOTEL
Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF)
Fosshotel Baron(or similar)
Vík, Southern Region, Iceland
Hotel Dyrholaey(or similar)
Höfn, Eastern Region, Iceland
Hoffell Guesthouse(or similar)
Egilsstaðir, Eastern Region, Iceland
Hotel Eyvindara(or similar)
Husavik, Iceland
Husavik Cape Hotel(or similar)
Akureyri, Iceland
Hotel Nordurland(or similar)
Borgarnes, Iceland
Hotel Borgarnes(or similar)
Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Western Region, Iceland
Hotel Breidafjordur(or similar)
Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF)
Fosshotel Baron(or similar)
Vík, Southern Region, Iceland
Hotel Dyrholaey(or similar)
Höfn, Eastern Region, Iceland
Hoffell Guesthouse(or similar)
Egilsstaðir, Eastern Region, Iceland
Hotel Eyvindara(or similar)
Husavik, Iceland
Husavik Cape Hotel(or similar)
Akureyri, Iceland
Hotel Nordurland(or similar)
Borgarnes, Iceland
Hotel Borgarnes(or similar)
Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Western Region, Iceland
Hotel Breidafjordur(or similar)
Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF)
Fosshotel Baron(or similar)
Vík, Southern Region, Iceland
Hotel Dyrholaey(or similar)
Höfn, Eastern Region, Iceland
Hoffell Guesthouse(or similar)
Egilsstaðir, Eastern Region, Iceland
Hotel Eyvindara(or similar)
Husavik, Iceland
Husavik Cape Hotel(or similar)
Akureyri, Iceland
Hotel Nordurland(or similar)
Borgarnes, Iceland
Hotel Borgarnes(or similar)
Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Western Region, Iceland
Hotel Breidafjordur(or similar)
Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF)
Fosshotel Baron(or similar)
Vík, Southern Region, Iceland
Hotel Dyrholaey(or similar)
Höfn, Eastern Region, Iceland
Hoffell Guesthouse(or similar)
Egilsstaðir, Eastern Region, Iceland
Hotel Eyvindara(or similar)
Husavik, Iceland
Husavik Cape Hotel(or similar)
Akureyri, Iceland
Hotel Nordurland(or similar)
Borgarnes, Iceland
Hotel Borgarnes(or similar)
Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Western Region, Iceland
Hotel Breidafjordur(or similar)

Room Specifications

Rooms with private bathroom (shower or bath). Comfort accommodation may be in country hotels, farmhouses or guesthouses. Breakfast is included at each hotel. Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip. Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people

IMPORTANT INFO

DEPARTURE DATES

Daily from July 1 to August 25, 2020

HOTEL CHECK-IN/OUT

Check in: 3 p.m.
Check out: 12 p.m.

TRANSPORTATION

  • 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.

    Free cancellation is available for the hotel portion of this booking! Read full details and terms & conditions on the checkout page.

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    Prices take into account taxes and are rounded to the nearest full dollar. Full details on taxes and fees are on the booking page.