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Romance Around Iceland

(10 days / 9 nights)

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Feel the love in Iceland

Celebrate your special occasion on an adventurous self-drive journey around Iceland's Ring Road. This getaway for two features some of the most romantic landscapes in Iceland along with opportunities for unique cultural experiences, gourmet dining and thrilling activities. Each day offers picture-perfect scenery, including volcanic sites, waterfalls, geothermal lagoons, floating icebergs, glaciers, dramatic beaches are much more.

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Type

Self-Drive

Interest

Best Seller, Classic, Honeymoon & Romance, Midnight sun

Season

1 May - 30 Sep

Departure

Daily

Driving distance

1920/1193 km/mi

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Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

  • Day 1: Sizzling Welcome at Blue Lagoon & Reykjavik

    At Keflavík International Airport in Iceland you will be met in the arrivals hall by a private driver who will bring you to your first amazing experience on your trip: the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa. After relaxing in the warm mineral waters surrounded by lava rocks, you will be driven onwards to your hotel in Reykjavík. After checking in you can spend the rest of your day exploring and dining in the city centre as you wish, although with the complimentary champagne and fine Icelandic chocolates in your room, it may be tempting to stay in.

    Spend the night in Reykjavík. 

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  • Day 2: The Magic of Snæfellsjökull Glacier

    Collect your rental car in the morning and head to Snæfellsjökull National Park on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, one of Iceland's most tranquil and photogenic regions. This area of West Iceland is perfect for nature lovers with its diverse birdlife, rugged peaks, dramatic coastline and lava fields. The central attraction here is the Snæfellsjökull volcano and glacier, believed by some to be one of Earth’s seven major "energy centres" and the fictional setting of Jules Verne’s famous novel Journey to the Centre of the Earth.

    If you have time, Snæfellsnes is great for optional horse riding tours, boat tours, bird watching and walks along the beach. If you're lucky, you might even be able to see some seals resting on the rocks.

    Spend the night in the Snæfellsnes area. 

    Driving distance approx. 150 km / 93 miles

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  • Day 3: Viking Horses & Legends of Skagafjörður

    Spend the first half of the day exploring more of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula before heading towards the valley of Skagafjörður, an area known for its abundance of Icelandic horses. This is an ideal place to try riding this friendly and sure-footed breed of horse, which has remained purebred since settlement times, on an optional guided tour. 

    In northwestern Iceland you can also take a dip in the Grettislaug pool, naturally heated by geothermal springs, right on the Reykjanesströnd breach where Grettir the Strong, one of Iceland’s most notorious outlaws of the Saga Age. bathed after swimming from the isle of Drangey around the year 1000 AD.

    Spend the night in the Skagafjörður area. 

    Driving distance approx. 320 km / 199 miles

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  • Day 4: Akureyri & Lake Mývatn Geothermal Wonders

    Drive to Akureyri, a small, friendly city overlooking the beautiful fjord of Eyjafjörður. As the so-called "Capital of North Iceland" there is plenty to enjoy: small museums, cosy cafés and little shops. On your way east enjoy a visit to Goðafoss ("The Waterfall of the Gods") before arriving to the Lake Mývatn area, where you can witness earth's subterranean powers in action at moon-like volcanic craters and numerous geothermal features.

    Among the many awe-inspring attractions here are the sizzling mud-pots at Námafjall, the pseudocraters at Skútustaðir, the lava maze Dimmuborgir and the Krafla volcano. End the day by relaxing in the warm waters of the Mývatn Nature Baths, a great place to bathe in the light of the midnight sun.

    Spend the night in the Lake Mývatn area. 

    Driving distance approx. 220 km / 137 miles

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  • Day 5: The Whale Watching Village & Dettifoss Waterfall

    Use this day to further explore the surroundings of Lake Mývatn. For an extra sense of adventure today, there are many excellent hiking opportunities and other optional activities to enjoy in this area.

    This is also an ideal day to drive to the seaside village of Húsavík where you can embark on an amazing whale watching tour on an old-fashioned schooner. We aslo recommend exploring the Jökulsárgljúfur National Park area, where you can experience such natural phenomena as the hoof-shaped canyon of Ásbyrgi and the most powerful waterfall in Europe, Dettifoss.

    Spend another night in the Lake Mývatn area. 

    Driving distance approx. 220 km / 137 miles

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  • Day 6: Dramatic Scenery of the East Fjords

    Today’s drive in East Iceland takes you alongside tranquil fishing villages, spectacular fjords and sweeping landscapes. If you enjoy offbeat attractions and have enough time you may want to visit Petra’s Mineral Collection in Stöðvarfjörður or the allegedly monster-inhabited river of Lagafljót near Hallormsstaðarskógur forest, the largest wooded area in Iceland. Otherwise the charming villages and roadside scenery are the main attractions here in this secluded region, and you will find many great photo opportunities worthy of pulling over at a parking spot.

    Spend the night in the Djúpivogur area. 

    Driving distance approx. 310 km / 193 miles

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  • Day 7: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon & Vatnajökull National Park

    Head south to the picturesque Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where you can take a boat ride between the icebergs floating on the lake -- an experience you won't soon forget. Spend the rest of the day exploring some of the wonders of Skaftafell, part of the vast Vatnajökull National Park that encompasses Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe. There are many interesting hiking trails in Skaftafell, including one to the Svartifoss ("Black Falls") waterfall that drops from the edge of a dark cliff of basalt columns.

    Spend the night in Skaftafell or Kirkjubæjarklaustur area. 

    Driving distance approx. 290 km / 180 miles

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  • Day 8: Black Sand Beaches & Waterfalls of South Iceland

    Drive along the beautiful south coast, an area full of postcard-perfect scenery. Notable sights on your route today include the spectacular black volcanic sands and rock formations near Vík and the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, where you have the option to experience a guided glacial hike (optional; not included). And of course, no visit to South Iceland is complete without seeing the stunning Skógafoss waterfall and the nearby Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you can walk right behind the misty cascade.

    Spend the night in the Hvolsvöllur area. 

    Driving distance approx. 160 km / 99 miles

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  • Day 9: Wonders of the Golden Circle

    Travel to some of the best-known natural phenomena in Iceland on the "The Golden Circle", a route including sites of great historical and geological significance. Watch the ground erupt in boiling water at the Geysir geothermal area with its spouting geysers and steaming hot pools. At nearby Gullfoss ("Golden Falls"), follow a pathway down to the roaring waterfall and feel the mist up close.

    Over at Þingvellir National Park, make sure to allow plenty of time for exploring this gorgeous UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you can walk along the deep lava fissures near the lake -- popular for snorkelling tours -- and walk on a trail in the gorge where two tectonic plates are slowly separating and where Icelandic settlers established their first parliament over 1,000 years ago. Return to the capital city afterwards.

    Spend the night in Reykjavik.

     Driving distance approx. 250 km / 93 miles

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  • Day 10: Departure

    After your memorable adventure in Iceland, enjoy a comfortable private transfer back to Keflavík International Airport.

    If you have some time before your driver collects you at your hotel you may wish to spend some time souvenir shopping on Laugavegur, the city's high street, or the nearby street of Skólavörðustígur that leads up to the landmark Hallgrímskirkja church, where you can get fabulous city views from the bell tower.

Map

Here’s a map of Iceland, to help put things in perspective.

Reviews

We don’t like to brag, so we’ll let our happy customers do it for us.

Naomi, United States

Romance Around Iceland, October 2016

We did not want to go home

This entire trip was perfection. No matter where we stayed, the staff were always friendly and helpful, the food was always delicious and the views were always stunning. 

Suzie, United Kingdom

Romance Around Iceland, October 2016

We loved it

We both put this down as our best holiday ever.We loved it. The itinerary was superb and the map with marked places together with the vouchers and printed material invaluable. We had many 

Glyn and Bozena, United Kingdom

Romance Around Iceland, September 2016

Amazing from start to finish

Our whole honeymoon was amazing from start to finish and we would just like to thank Sigfus for putting all the hard work in to making it so special for us. From the personalised itinerary to the highlighted road map with all the stops annotated with times and dates it felt like we were your only customers.

Scott, United States

Romance Around Iceland, September 2016

Your company thought of everything

Honestly felt nothing was left out and the trip couldn't have gone any better and all 6 of us that were on this are in full agreement on that. Your company thought of EVERYTHINGI cant' even express how easy it was to work with your company and how everything was thought out and delivered to us. Even if we didn't know we were going to need it.

Jackson and Kelsey, United States

Romance Around Iceland, August 2016

We absolutely loved our trip

Nordic Visitor made it so easy to explore Iceland on our honeymoon!  We were able to avoid the stress of booking hotels or rental cars in a foreign, unfamiliar country, while also having the freedom to do all the things we wanted!  Their materials were super helpful, and their staff was always there to answer our questions along the way!  We absolutely LOVED our trip, and will be booking with Nordic Visitor again.  

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Accommodation

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Rental car

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Ford Fiesta
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Ford Fiesta
or similar

  • Type: A
  • Description: Economy sub-compact hatchback
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 2
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Manual*
  • *upgrade to automatic available upon request

Ford Focus
or similar

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Ford Focus
or similar

  • Type: B
  • Description: Compact hatchback
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 3
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Manual*
  • *upgrade to automatic available upon request

Ford Focus Wagon
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Ford Focus Wagon
or similar

  • Type: C
  • Description: Compact wagon
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 4
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Manual*
  • *upgrade to automatic available upon request

Ford Mondeo
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  • A

Ford Mondeo
or similar

  • Type: D
  • Description: Mid-size sedan
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 4
  • Doors: 4
  • Transmission: Automatic

Ford Kuga 4x4
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Ford Kuga 4x4
or similar

  • Type: E
  • Description: Compact SUV, four-wheel drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 4
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Automatic

Ford Edge 4x4
or similar

  • x5
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Ford Edge 4x4
or similar

  • Type: F
  • Description: Mid-size SUV, four-wheel drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Suitcases: 5
  • Doors: 5
  • Operation: Automatic

Toyota Land Cruiser 4x4
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Toyota Land Cruiser 4x4
or similar

  • Type: G
  • Description: Full-size SUV, four-wheel drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Suitcases: 5
  • Doors: 5
  • Operation: Automatic

Volvo XC90 4x4
limited availability

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Volvo XC90 4x4
limited availability

  • Type: H
  • Description: Full-size Premium SUV, four-wheel drive
  • Passengers: 5/6
  • Suitcases: 6/3
  • Doors: 5
  • Operation: Automatic

Ford Transit
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Ford Transit
or similar

  • Type: I
  • Description: Passenger van
  • Passengers: 9
  • Luggage: 5
  • Doors: 4
  • Transmission: Manual

Land Rover Defender 4x4
limited availability

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  • M

Land Rover Defender 4x4
limited availability

  • Type: J
  • Description: Highland SUV, four-wheel drive
  • Passengers: 5/6
  • Luggage: 4/2
  • Doors: 2/4 to 6
  • Transmission: Manual

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso
or similar

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  • A

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso
or similar

  • Type: K
  • Description: Compact MPV Family Vehicle
  • Passengers: 6
  • Luggage: 1/2
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Manual

Optional activities

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Everything about this tour

Extra nights and activities can be added to this package on request; contact us for details.
This package can be customized to meet your needs; contact us for details.
 
For the Blue Lagoon:
The minimum age requirement for children at the Blue Lagoon is 2-years-old. It is mandatory for children ages 2- to 8-years-old to wear inflatable armbands in the lagoon. These are provided free of charge. Please note that only two (2) children under the age of 10 can be admitted into the lagoon per guardian. 
 
Currency rate
 
All bookings are charged in Icelandic Króna (ISK), the official currency of Iceland. Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate as issued by the Central bank of Iceland. Therefore, conversions from ISK to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.
 
After booking with Nordic Visitor
 
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within two working days by one of our travel consultants, who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all of your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Your travel consultant will provide you with details about your booking and your remaining payment (if not paid in full). You will also receive more information about what to expect during your holiday.

 

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