15 Day Self-Drive Complete Iceland & Westfjords
Self Drive in Iceland
Odyssey through Fjords and Geysers
Travel to Iceland self-guided. You drive. We propose the itinerary and the notable visits. We provide you with a rental car, accommodation and travel insurance. You just enjoy, are you going to miss it?
- Self-made trip with accommodation in hotels or guesthouses field in rooms with private bathroom.
- Detailed map with location of accommodation and recommended visits.
- 24-hour emergency telephone in Spanish.
The trip includes
Information About Extra Insurance
CDW: Collision Damage Partial Waiver Insurance. ISK 195,000 excess for small vehicles/
medium and ISK 375,000 for large vehicles/4×4.
This insurance is included
THW: vehicle theft insurance (does not cover theft or loss of personal belongings). This insurance is included.
PAI: personal injury insurance for the driver or occupants of the vehicle. This insurance is included.
SCDW: contracting this insurance you will have the same coverage as with the CDW insurance but you will lower the excess, to 49,500 ISK for
small/medium vehicles and 90,000 ISK for large/4×4 vehicles.
GP: this insurance covers windshield or headlight breakage, caused by the projection of gravel from other vehicles.
This insurance is highly recommended if you drive outside the capital, especially on rural roads.
SADW: this insurance covers possible damage caused by ash and sandstorms. Possible damage by ash/sand in the vehicle can reach €20,000, with this insurance the risk in case of damage is reduced to ISK 25,000.
*PREMIUM PACKAGE: with this insurance package the excess is reduced to 0 ISK. However, the renter is always responsible for the following damages that are not covered by CDW or S CDW insurance and therefore not covered by the Premium package:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, stimulants, sedatives or any substance that disables driving.
- Damage to the headlights, windshield and underbody of the vehicle
- Damage caused by loose rocks being thrown at the vehicle on gravel roads.
- Damage to the vehicle’s engine due to water entering it.
- Damage caused by off-road driving (unnumbered highways, tracks, paths, beaches, etc).
- Damages caused to the underbody of the vehicle, tires, or those produced as a consequence of crossing rivers or other fluvial channels.
- Damage caused by animals.
- Upholstery burns, etc.
- Damage affecting only the wheels, tires, suspension, battery, or damage resulting therefrom.
- Roadside assistance
Itinerary 15 days
Arrival and collection of the vehicle.
Accommodation in Reykjavík / Keflavik*.
Visit the Seltún (Krýsuvík) area, an area of fumaroles and boiling mud in a region that concentrates the largest number of active calderas in Iceland. Continuation to the Deildartunga spring and the Hraunfossar waterfall.
Accommodation in the Snaefellsnes area.
Known as “little Iceland” since it concentrates many
of the most representative landscapes of the island. This peninsula is famous for Snaefellsjökull, the volcano through which Jules Verne accessed the center of the Earth in his novel.
Accommodation on the Snaefellsnes peninsula.
Ferry crossing of about 3 hours to the Westfjords, where puffins can be observed during the summer months. This is one of the least visited areas of the island.
Accommodation in the area.
Dynjandi, a waterfall located a few kilometers further north, in a completely peaceful place where you can enjoy a thermal bath.
Accommodation at the exit of the fjords.
On the way you can visit the Glaumbaer farm-museum.
Arrival in Akureyri, “the capital of the north”.
Accommodation in Akureyri.
Stop at Godafoss waterfall and continue to explore the Lake Mývatn area.
Accommodation 2 nights in this area.
Húsavík is known as “the capital of the whales”.
Continuation to Ásbyrgi, a canyon that crosses one of the most beautiful forest areas in Iceland. Finally, visit Dettifoss, the mightiest waterfall in Europe and Selfoss, another waterfall very close to the previous one.
On the way to Egilsstadir you cross a desert area. Reindeer live in the East Fjords region and there is a chance to see them.
Accommodation in the eastern fjords area.
Departure on the way to the Vatnajökull glacier, the third largest on the planet. Visit to the glacial lagoons of Jökulsárlón and Fjallsárlón and the black sand beach where icebergs leaving the lagoon are stranded.
Accommodation in the area.
Visit of the Skaftafell National Park. You will be able to contemplate the magnitude of the Vatnajökull glacier. Continuation through lava fields and stop at the Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon.
Accommodation in the Vík area.
Day to discover the cliffs and the black sand beaches of the south of the island. We will continue to visit the waterfalls of
Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss.
Accommodation in the Hella area.
This is the most visited area of the island, home to the Gullfoss waterfall, the famous Geysir and Thingvellir National Park.
Accommodation in Reykjavik.
Free day in the capital, to take advantage and rest, visit the city quietly or take one of the many optional excursions that leave from here.
Accommodation in Reykjavik.
Return of the vehicle. Departure of the return flight.
The itinerary can be done in one direction or another indistinctly and it is indicative.
*Since flights from Spain usually arrive at dawn, it is advisable to sleep the first night in Keflavík so as not to drive the 40 km to Reykjavík. If you want to sleep in Reykjavík we can reserve it without problem.
About the trip
Accommodation in double/triple room (cabin or apartment) with private bathroom in tourist class hotels and country houses, breakfast included.
The accommodations we use have been carefully chosen to meet our requirements. It’s about accommodation
“authentic”, rather small, like farms and guesthouses or hotels, accommodations that in our opinion have charm. If you want more comfort, we also offer a version of this trip with hotel accommodation.
ATT! The closer we get to summer, the offer of accommodation with a private bathroom in Iceland is even smaller, which implies that in order to design your trip in the best possible way, there is a possibility that one night we cannot confirm a private bathroom inside the room.
This may not be cause for renouncing the trip.
The trip includes flights from Madrid or Barcelona to Keflavik (Reykjavik). In some cases it is also possible from other cities. Check with your agent.
Most departures include direct flights from the city of origin.
In last-minute reservations (less than 4 months from departure) the flights could have a stopover and even some supplement.
Air taxes (between €150 – €220) are not included in the price of the travel package, and their amount will be confirmed at the time of issuance.
- Recommended material and clothing: next to this tab you can find the recommended material for the route. There’s no need make large disbursements in the purchase of material; talk to your agent and he will advise you.
- Northern Lights: On our website www.arcticyeti.es you can find information about this fabulous phenomenon of nature. In Iceland they begin to be visible at the end of August, although October is when the greatest activity begins and the greatest chances of observing them. Last year they could be seen from August 20.
- How and when to reserve: Your agent will indicate the steps to process a reservation. Iceland has been a highly demanded destination in recent years and it is highly recommended to make a reservation in advance (at least 3 months before), in order to ensure a place and the best services.
Mainly during the summer months, each year Iceland is more in demand and the offer is not very wide, so if you want to ensure availability it is recommended to make a reservation with enough time.
Category of this trip
Trips adapted to the traveler. We reserve services such as accommodation and car and together with the travel documentation a map is sent with the location of the accommodation and the recommended visits in order to optimize your travel days. The traveler will be the one who sets his pace for each day of the route.
Minimum age and driving license requirements.
You must be in possession of a driving license that is at least 12 months old, which must be presented at the time of rental. The user must be over 20 years of age or 23 in the case of high-end vehicles.
Copy of credit card.
Together with the documentation provided you will find a voucher that covers all the rental costs. However, the rental company will require a copy of the credit card as a guarantee against unforeseen additional charges, such as excess kilometers, extra insurance, parking fines, damages or other expenses caused by the user.
Only Mastercard or Visa credit cards are accepted. Debit or prepaid cards are not accepted.
The rental company reserves the right to substitute vehicles when the type of car reserved is not available and provide a similar or superior one.
The rental car will be delivered to the user with a full fuel tank. The vehicle must also be returned fully refueled, otherwise, an extra charge will be made to your credit card for the remaining liters.
In Iceland it is mandatory that children travel in child seats inside the vehicle. Child seats are available upon pre-reservation
Frequently Asked Questions about 15 Day Self-Drive Complete Iceland & Westfjords
Wear comfortable and waterproof clothing, it does not matter if it is summer or winter. Include comfortable footwear such as boots with good grip and travel with several changes of socks. It is convenient to take an umbrella if you go in the rainy season, and if you travel in winter, take warm clothes and a windbreaker.
It is not always possible to see the puffins, but if you travel in the summer or in the closer months it is very likely that we will see some.
Yes, it is an excursion suitable for children, although you must bear in mind that it lasts 10 hours.
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