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Iceland - The Full Circle
Includes a FREE full and comprehensive car check, carried out by the team at Willow Sportscars as well as One 2 One Travel Consultation with your own personal Travel Counsellor.
Iceland - Go on, do the full circle.
A 10 day self drive tour of Iceland.
Welcome to Iceland, welcome to the home of some of the worlds best natural wonders
On this self drive tour you will experience something totally different, something totally amazing and something you will totally want to tell all your friends, family and anyone else that knows you all about.
Drive through the most dramatic landscapes carved by thousands of years of volcanic activity.
Now thatís a drive
If itís thundering waterfalls, bubbling hot springs and mystic mountains that you want, then Iceland is the destination for you.
After a quick 3 hour flight you will start your tour in the capital, Reykjavik.
Typical street scene in Reykjavik
Spend the first two nights getting to know the capital. Your home will be the 4 star Hotel Reykjavik Natura. This stunning hotel is located in one of the greenest parts of the city, where you can take advantage of its excellent position.
How about a stroll into town or a brisk walk along the sea front, or if you prefer something more relaxing what about a swim in the indoor geothermal heated pool and hot tub.
The Blue Lagoon
With your free day in Reykjavik you will get the chance to gaze at the oldest architectural remains in Iceland, dating back to 870 AD. Or, visit the volcano house, this is one of the most popular attractions in Iceland and will give you a chance to learn about everything volcanic, their films arenít bad either.
The church of Hallgrimur is also worth a visit, perched on top of the hill you can see if from almost anywhere. This city is great to just wonder, stop for a coffee and take in the different views that await you round every corner.
After a fun couple of days in the capital itís time to hit the road.
Your first drive is an easy one, with just 64 miles to your next destination.
Your second stop is in the charming village of Fludir, with itís rolling hills, streams geothermal springs and many greenhouses.
The 4 star Hotel Fludir is one of the most popular hotels in Southern Iceland. After a day exploring the Golden Circle, a visit to one of the greenhouses, riding an Icelandic pony or fishing for salmon. Spend the evening in the heated hot tub, or cozy up by the fire watching the northern lights or midnight sun. Staying at the Hotel Fludir is not your typical hotel stay, but a night to remember.
The Northern Lights
Next morning take the 135 mile drive to your next stop in Klaustur.
Do as the locals do
Klaustur is located in between two glaciers and is actually the warmest part of the island. The town has been awarded an Official European Beauty Spot. Your only a short distance from Skaftafell National Park which offers a wide variety of different hiking options.
Your hotel for the night is located in the village of Kirkjubaejarklaustur, which is located miles from the city allowing you time just to focus on the natural beauty of the area.
The 3 star Hotel Klaustur has been chosen for itís fantastic location as well as the first rate catering and personal care and attention to detail.
Views around Kirkjubaejarklaustur
Next stop on your route is the town of Egilssstadir, located in the east of Iceland, itís your longest drive today at 234 miles. But itís another chance to just sit back and enjoy the drive as you take in more of the natural, awe inspiring sights.
Some local inhabitants
The 3 star Hotel Herad, holds a prime position in the town and no matter which hotel window you look out of you will be amazed by the beautiful scenery all around you.
Remains of an old building near Egilssstadir
After another hearty breakfast, take the 166 mile drive north to the town of Akureyri.
A view of Akureyri
Akureyri is the capital of the north and will be your home for 2 nights. The Hotel Akureyri where you will be staying is one of the newest in the country and offers modern comfortable accommodation. Itís a fantastic location for exploring the local culture, museums and the historical sites of Northern Iceland.
Visit the geothermal pool, only a 2 minute walk from the hotel, or take the drive to Lake Myvatn, visit Dettifoss, Europeís most powerful waterfall. Try whale watching or depending on the time of year just lay back and watch the most spectacular show on earth.
After the joys of the north, itís time to head west and to the heavenly town of Borgaenes, a 194 mile drive away
Another wonderful view around Boraenes
Being so far from the hustle and bustle of daily life and with the Snaefellsnes peninsula a stones throw away who could blame you for never wanting to leave.
The hotel grounds and golf course
The 3 star Hotel Hamar will be your hotel for the night and once again we have chosen wisely, offering you the very best hotel in the area with rooms that have direct access into the gardens and a restaurant that has views overlooking the Borgarnes Fjord.
The Hotel Hamarís hot tub
Your next drive is a short one, only 75 miles and will take you to the town of Keflavik. The 4 star Hotel Keflavik will be your final hotel stop in Iceland.
The Hotel Keflavik
Take the time to visit the Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon
Take one final look at the sea which is only a short walk away or take a drive to the Reyjanes peninsula. Visit the Maritime or Viking museums or why not take a trip to Icelandís oldest light house.
Or, just have a spa treatment
Enjoy another hearty breakfast before you head to the airport for your return flight home, dropping your car back at the rental station on the way.
Will any of these be in your next photo album?
Stunning harbour towns
Iceland Just Incredible!
Some of this trips highlights :
* Incredible drives.
* Beautiful scenery.
* Hand picked quality hotels.
* Breakfast included.
* Chances for whale watching and Northern lights.
* A real once in a lifetime trip.
* Freedom to go at your own pace.
* Return flights from the UK to Iceland, with all baggage fees included.
* Breakfast every morning during your trip.
* Hotel Natura, Reykjavik, 2 nights, bed and breakfast.
* Hotel Fludir, Fludir, 1 night, bed and breakfast.
* Hotel Klaustur, Kirkjubaejarklaustur, 1 night, bed and breakfast.
* Hotel Herad, Egilssstadir, 1 night, bed and breakfast.
* Hotel Akureyri, Akureyri, 2 nights, bed and breakfast..
* Hotel Hamar, Borgarnes, 1 night, bed and breakfast.
* Hotel Keflavik, Keflavik, 1 night, bed and breakfast.
* VW Golf with manual transmission, air conditioning.
Important car hire details
Not all roads have tarmac !
We thought we had pot holes
Car Hire details
Your car hire comes with all the standard insurance you would expect, plus for our customers we have also included the excess waiver which could save you up to £3000 This extra insurance cover is designed for car tyres, windscreen, roof, undercarriage, and key replacement.
We have based the price on the VW Golf, however other car types are available. Please ask for details.
With all our car tour packages we have included a pre holiday car check, but as this trip is based on flights with a hire car we invite you to have a complementary car check at a time that suits you.
10 days from only £1699 per person
This trip is based on a departure date 7th September 2015, all prices and hotels are subject to availability and price change.
Other hotels, meal basis and departure dates are available.
Even though we have laid out a great itinerary, which everyone would enjoy, we donít insist that you stick to it, unless it is 100% right for you, this is why all our trips are completely changeable. All our trips can be tailored to meet your individual needs.
For more details or to book this once in a lifetime trip to Iceland call 01636 858160
Why not check out our other tours, we can also cater for large groups.
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