Snaefellsnes & North Iceland

Starting from: Reykjavik or Keflavik

Season: All year

Duration: 6+ days

Driving distance: 2000-2200 kms

Highlights: Arnarstapi - Kirkjufell - Akureyri - Lake Myvatn - Asbyrgi canyon - Husavik - Godafoss - Dettifoss - Siglufjordur - Trollaskagi - Skagafjordur - Hvitserkur - Glymur

Available as a self-drive or private guided tour

Get away from the crowds of the South to visit two of the most beautiful regions of Iceland - magical Snaefellsnes and fascinating North Iceland.

Drive around the Snaefellsjokull glacier volcano, explore the wonders of Lake Myvatn and marvel at the many offbeat sights along the way.

A road trip is a personal experience and our goal is to design an itinerary that matches your dream trip.
Below is a 6 day / 5 night sample itinerary to give you a general idea of our Snaefellsnes & North Iceland road trip starting from Reykjavik:

Day 1 – West Iceland & Akureyri

Pick up your rental car and drive to Akureyri, the vibrant capital of the North, stopping on the way to explore some of the offbeat sights in West Iceland.

We will provide self-guided sightseeing, restaurant, shopping and other recommendations for Akureyri based on your interest.

Optional add-ons:
Akureyri Food Walk

Day 2 – The wonders of Lake Myvatn

Explore the many wonders of the Lake Myvatn area with options for offbeat detours and self-guided hikes. Visit Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall and take a dip in the milky blue geothermal waters at the Nature Baths.

Optional add-ons:
Nature Baths
Horse riding

Day 3 – Godafoss, Husavik & Asbyrgi

Visit the waterfall of the Gods before continuing north to the charming town of Husavik, also known for being the whale watching capital. Spend the afternoon at the spectacular Asbyrgi canyon where you can choose from several different trails.

Optional add-ons:
Whale watching
Puffin watching
Horse riding

Day 4 - Trollaskagi and Skagafjordur

Drive along the beautiful Eyjafjordur coastline to colourful Siglufjordur in the remote Trollaskagi where you can visit the Herring Era museum to learn more about the history of one of Iceland's most remote regions. Continue through Skagafjordur to North West Iceland.

Optional add-ons:
Beer tour and spa
Horse riding

Day 5 - North West Iceland & Northern Snaefellsnes

Take your pick from the many fantastic detours to see the hidden gems of North West Iceland before continuing to Snaefellsnes where you will drive along the coastline, visit the beautiful Kirkjufell mountain, explore lava fields and the admire the famous Snaefellsjokull glacier-volcano.

Optional add-ons:
Rafting
Culinary boat tour

Day 6 - Southern Snaefellsnes

Drive along the coast of Southern Snaefellsnes stopping to visit lava fields and basalt cliffs, and look for seals along the coast before you get to Borgarnes where you can visit the Settlement Centre to get an insight into the Icelandic sagas.

Drive back to Reykjavik with an option to hike to the Glymur waterfall along the way.

Optional add-ons:
Lava tube tour
Glacier hike

Notes:
The locations specified above are indicative. Since the exact itinerary is customised for your arrival and departure times, activities and tours you choose, and the pace of your trip; these might change.
We can of course also accommodate any preferences you have.

Here are some of the ways in which we can customise this trip:
- Add extra days to slow down the pace or enrich your itinerary with more time for activities or detours
- Create a themed itinerary with an emphasis on your favourite activity or interest f.e. adventure, geology, hiking, geothermal pools, birds & wildlife, cuisine, history & culture etc.
- If you want to explore more sights off the beaten path then we have a ton of great ideas!

Price for self-drive: 163,000 ISK per person on a twin-sharing basis in summer

Inclusions:
- 6-day station car rental (including CDW insurance, GPS, airport pick up and drop off, unlimited kilometres and emergency service)
- Digital map for each day
- 5-night two-star hotel accommodation (double or twin room with private bath and breakfast)
- Detailed day wise sightseeing itinerary
- Contact person in Iceland

Price for private guided tour: Contact us with details of group size, language and requirements.

Notes:
For self-drive, the car rental is as per your preference and the season; in the off-season, we only provide a 4X4.
For private tours, we offer a variety of comfortable vehicles for different group sizes with a local guide.

We offer a wide variety of handpicked quality accommodations from star category hotels to guesthouses and apartments, all well rated and located so as to balance your daily driving time.

Our detailed itinerary is completely tailored to your specific interests. It will include comprehensive information on the must-see attractions and offbeat sights you will visit, a day-wise outline and directions on Google maps.

We can also include tours and activities of your choice, self-guided walks and hikes, and restaurant recommendations. Typically this requires adding extra time to the trip.

And of course, we are always available for questions or assistance during your trip.

Additional information for your Iceland trip will be sent to you after the booking. This will include details about weather and clothing, currencies and payments, electricity system, food and water, safety, contact info, and other useful tips.

Self-drive:
The minimum driver age for is 20 years for smaller cars and 25 years for jeeps. Drivers must bring an international driving licence or a local driving licence written in a Roman script. Winter driving experience is strongly recommended for off-season travel.