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Our 14 Day Ultimate Iceland Road Trip and Ultimate Iceland Holiday taking you through each quadrant of the island to pretty much every geo attraction the Island has to offer. A mix of Lodgings along the way gives you stays in Farm Houses, Luxy Hotels and simple B&B’s which you can mix and match in a bespoke arrangement as you wish. We also include a safari excursion on Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Whale Watching from Husavik, a Viking sushi Cruise on Breidafjördur Bay and a bathe in either the Myvatn Nature Baths or the Blue Lagoon.
 
 

Lovely bright double room
Delicious dinner with quality red wine
Breakfast is served in a bright spacious room
Probably the best tomato soup

Hotel Hekla

In the shadow of its eponymous volcano the Hekla has individually furnished rooms with private WC/shower and with an outdoor hot pot in which to soak off the rigours of the day. The hotel has 46 comfortable rooms, all fully equipped with free WI-FI, hair dryers, and satellite TV. There is a choice double, twin, economy triple, single and Loft Deluxe rooms along with family suites sleeping 4-5 people. Apart from its location the two commendations it consistently earns are the unfailing helpfulness of the staff and the kitchen which consistently turns out dishes from local produce bought to it by local farmers.

Hotel Dyrholaey Vik Iceland Twin Room ScanAdventures
Hotel Dyrholaey Vik Iceland ScanAdventures
Hotel Dyrholaey Vik Iceland Twin Room ScanAdventures
Hotel Dyrholaey Vik Iceland ScanAdventures

Hotel Dyrholaey

A case of location, location, location the hotel sits on top of a hill by Vik and has steadily expanded from being a miniscule B & B in the early 90’s to an 88 room clutch of buildings today. The Dyrholaey peninsula is a haven for puffin; the signature rock arch and the glistening Mýrdalsjökull icecap contrasting with the meadowland fringing the sea make this a special spot. A simple pit stop place with an all-day dining room overlooking the bay and rooms with private WC/shower, TV and coffee/tea making facilities.

Foss Hotel Glacier Lagoon | Iceland Holidays by ScanAdventures
Foss Hotel Glacier Lagoon | ScanAdventures
Twin  Room Foss Hotel Glacier Lagoon | Holidays to Iceland
Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon | Iceland Holidays

Foss Hotel Glacier Lagoon

In Hnappavellir mid way between Skaftafell and the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, the new and locally designated 4 star Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon is a unique combi of edgy design and  traditional Icelandic features, notably the grass roof. The fabrics, furnishing and style of all 100 or so rooms pay homage to volcanic colours: muted greys, steel, black and a variety of in between hues. Most importantly the hotel is a stone's throw from the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and stands in vast open plains ideal for spotting the Northern Lights and if you see them reflected on the Lagoon's surface you'll think you've died and gone to heaven.

Lovely double room in Hotel Aldan with a romantic interior
Cozy atmosphere in the restaurant in Hotel Aldan
Delicious dish
Hotel Aldan is one of the cutest hotels that there is

Hotel Aldan

Spread across three buildings originally bought into the Seydidfjordur as Ikea fat pack style buildings by Norwegian herring fisherman, the Aldan Hotel is full of classic Icelandic character.

Hotel Reynihlíð

in Reykjahlid village is the focal point and social hub (such as it is) of the Myvatn area. The hotel has a mix of different room types ranging up to 30m2, some doubles and some twins with a choice of WC/shower or bath tubs, coffee/tea kettle, satellite TV and radio. Pretty much every room has a view of either the mountains or the lake. There is a glazed lobby with views out over the lake, bar and restaurant and just across the road a café cum bar much used by the locals. In the hands of husband & wife Petur Snaebjornsson and Erna Thorarinsdottir as is just along the road from the

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Double room in Gauksmyri Lodge, Iceland
Dining room in Gauksmyri Lodge, Iceland
Couple enjoying glass of wine in restaurant in Gauksmyri Lodge, Iceland

Gauksmyri Lodge

Jóhann Albertsson and Sigríður Lárusdóttirnear’s lodge set in the heart of horse country has 18 rooms with private WC/shower and a really good restaurant focused on local produce, bar and lounge. There are short riding tours available at the nearby horse centre and whether you’ve ridden a horse before or not the Icelandic horse’s 5th gait makes it easy to enjoy.

Hotel Isafjördur Iceland Standard Room | Iceland Holidays by ScanAdventures
Hotel Isafjördur Iceland | ScanAdventures
Hotel Isafjördur Iceland Standard Room | Holidays to Iceland
Hotel Isafjördur Iceland Room Facilities | Iceland Holidays

Hotel Isafjördur

A modern hotel in charming Isafjördur offers a comfortable stay in beautiful surroundings. The light coloured Scandinavian style decorated rooms have view to either across the inner harbour, Pollurinn or north over to Snæfjallaströnd across the bay of Ísafjarðardjúp. Room amenities include coffee and tea making facilities, TV, telephone, hair-dryer, shower/WC and high-speed WI-FI.

Hotel Centrum

A stylish modern hotel inside, with an exterior sympathetically in keeping with its adjacent & surrounding clapboard buildings. Right bang in the centre of town but in a quite enclave (more than useful on a Friday or Saturday night). Close to restaurants and shops. The hotel’s 89 rooms come in three variants( twin, de-lux and studio ) and are all furnished and fitted in a Scandinavian minimalist but warm style with private WC/shower, minibar, telephone, satellite TV, radio, hair dryer, iron & ironing board, safe, coffee and tea making facilities.

1st Day UK – Iceland

Fly from your chosen UK Airport to Keflavik International Airport). Collect your hire car on arrival, drive (125kms) towards Hveragerdi and beyond for 2 nights at Hotel Hekla.

2nd Day Gullfoss & Geysir

Spend the day savouring south Iceland’s attractions: the Geysir geothermal area with its hot springs, fumaroles stained yellow with sulphur and Thykkuhverir, the viscous hot springs; Gullfoss, whose waters flow down a 3 step staircase before plunging down a crevice at right angles to the flow of the river and Pingvellir, home to Althing where the Vikings gave up rape and pillage in favour of democracy.

3rd Day Skeida - Vik

Drive (115kms) down to and along the south shore stopping at Seljandsfoss and Skogafoss, possibly detouring up to Myrdalsjokull for a glacier snowmobile ride before arriving at Dyrholaey. Overnight at Hotel Dyrholaey.

4th Day Vik – Skaftafell

Follow (155kms) the southeast coastline with its vast outwash plains forded by bridges and Skeidararsandur, the black sands of the Skeidarsandur glacier before arriving at the edge of Skaftafell National Park. Overnight at Hotel Skaftafell.

5th Day Skaftafell – Seydisfjordur

The highlight of today’s journey (335kms) is the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, undoubtedly one of Iceland’s ‘wow factor’ sights and where you sail amongst the icebergs that have carved themselves into something resembling a modern art gallery. Continue driving along the still gravelled section of route 1 contouring the indented coastline dotted with fishing villages and overhung by rhyolite crags before descending to Seydisfjördur. Overnight at Hotel Aldan.

6th Day Seydisfjördur – Mývatn

Vast seemingly endless deserts of glacially crushed rock are the hallmark of the day (195kms) before arriving at the contrastingly lush Lake Mývatn area. Overnight at Hotel Reyhnilid for 2 nights.

7th Day Mývatn

Time to explore the extraordinary scenery and wildlife in Iceland’s North East Iceland’s corner: the wooded headland at Hofdi with its lava pillars; Dimmuborgir’s contorted black towers; the pastel coloured Námafjall ridge with its steamy surroundings and the smouldering, sulphurous Krafla caldera. Further afield there are the multi-hued houses that hug the mountainside by the fishing village of Husavik from where you go whale spotting; the unusually wooded canyon at Asbyrgi; Dettifoss with its dishwater grey torrent and the somewhat forgotten Selfoss with its wide curtain fall.

8th Day Myvatn – Saudarkrokur

Drive(290 kms) to Akureyri, through the Öxnadalsheidi pass and then round to Laugarbakki for a night at Gauksmyri Lodge in the heart of horse breeding country.

9th Day Laugarbakki – Isafjordur

Take the road (380 kms) across to Blönduos and follow the fjord road through some of the country’s most verdant countryside and the Steingrímsfjardarheidi Pass to Isafjördur for 2 nights at Hotel Isafjördur.

10th Day Isafjordur

Time to explore one of Iceland’s most remote towns. Once home to a prosperous fishing industry, the decline has thrown up some quirky alternatives including swamp mud football!

11th Day Isafjordur – Grundarfjordur

Drive (400kms) south to Dyjandi (a series of falls, uppermost of which is the much photographed fan shaped one) and then along the northern side of the Snæfellsness peninsula, dropping in on Stykkishólmur and then to Grundarfjordur for 2 nights at Hotel Framnes.

12th Day Grundarfjordur

Cruise out on Breidafjördur Bay and watch puffins, eider ducks, shags, kittiwakes, fulmars and the majestic white-tailed eagle whilst enjoying a Viking Sushi put together from fresh scallops and sea urchin roe. Afterwards round off the day with a drive to the vertiginous bird cliffs at Arnarstapi (the hike between there and Hellnar is beautiful) or climb up on to Snæfellsjökull glacier.

13th Day Grundarfjordur – Reykjavik

Drive (170kms) back along long the northern shore of the peninsula and then down to Borgarnes (the Settlement Centre there is a good place to catch up on Sagas that Iceland is known for) and Reykjavík for a final night at Hotel Centrum.

14th Day - Reykjavik – UK

After breakfast, leave relatively early for the Blue Lagoon and a valedictory bathe in its turquoise waters before dropping off your hire car at the airport for your return flight to the UK.

What’s included in your ScanAdventure:

Return scheduled flights* from your choice of UK departure airport to Keflavik International Airport
All airport passenger service charges & departure taxes
Economy seating, complimentary beverages and Pay on Board cabin service
13 Nights’ accommodation as specified in itinerary
Lodgings in twin rooms with private WC/shower
13 Breakfasts and 2 Suppers
JOKULSARLON LAGOON CRUISE
WHALE WATCHING
VIKING SUSHI CRUISE
BLUE LAGOON OR MYVATN NATURE BATHS ENTRANCE 
13 days (13 x 24 hrs) Group O Toyota Rav4 automatic or similar 4x4, 5 Door/5 seater cleared for F Road driving including unlimited mileage; theft protection & collision damage waiver insurance; local taxes and airport collection/drop off.
NIL EXCESS HIRE CAR INSURANCE
216 PAGE GUIDE TO ICELAND (PUBLISHED SEP 2016)
* Flight schedule may dictate amended itinerary 
 

Departure Dates & Prices:

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Jokulsarlon Iceberg Lagoon

discover some of the south coast’s most iconic scenery on the way across bridges fording dramatic outwash plains interspersed with black sand beaches and lava fields to the Jokulsarlon Lagoon. The Lagoon’s luminous blue icebergs tinted with black volcanic dust float in the Lagoon for several years, gradually self-sculpting themselves in to different shapes before finally working their way out to sea. You’ll take a boat trip amongst them on a DUKW, a mechanical amphibian originating in WW2 which can be driven up on the shore, as well as in the water. Along the way you’ll stop at both Seljandsfoss and Skogafoss, plunge waterfalls dropping off cliffs that once marked the shoreline. Hotel pick up at 07.30 daily (Jun 1st to Aug 31st) and on Tues, Thur, Sat or Sun (Apr 1st to May 31st & Sep 1st to Oct 31st). Tour lasts for 14 hours. Price £191pp. Kinder go free, gratis and for nothing. Teen Kinder pay half price.

Whale Spotting

Faxaflói Bay is regularly frequented by Minke Whales, White-Beaked Dolphins, Harbour Porpoises and Humpbacks with very occasionally Orca, Fin Whales, Baskin Sharks and Pilot Whales appearing. For our ScanAdventure we partner with Magnús Guðmundsson, the fleet Admiral operating MS Rosin, a specially built ship offering virtually uninterrupted sea vistas from the poop, amidships and foredeck and with a cruising speed of 24 knots gets out to the whale spotting area faster than any of the alternatives. The saloon has comfort seating, flat screen TV’s and wide vista windows so even if you’re warming up below with a hot chocolate. Departures at 10.00 & 14.00 May to August. Tour lasts for 21/2 hours. Price £73pp. Children (7-15) pay half price. Alternative departures with an educational focus particularly suited to children at 09.00 & 13.00 (Apr to Sep) and 17.00 (May15th to Sep 15th) available on MS Andrea, a former ferry with substantial exterior decking and interior space.

Breidafjordur Bay & Latrabjarg Cliff

a bird photographer and enthusiasts dream capturing the magic of arctic birdlife in Breidafjordur Bay and that of Europe’s largest bird cliff Latrabjarg amongst some of Iceland’s most remote and rugged scenery. You’ll be driven early in the morning to Stykkisholmur, a picturesque fishing village on the north side of the Snaefellsnes peninsula, where you’ll board the local ferry out into the Bay for the 3 hour crossing to Brjánslækjar on the Vatnasfjordur. En route you’ll stop at the little island of Flatey (winter population 5) with its coloured clapboard houses and after disembarkation taken to the 13km long Latrabjarg bird cliffs. Here you’ll be able to catch sight of the zillions of puffins, guillemots, razorbills and gannets that make this their nesting home amongst the rocky outcrops that offer them shelter from the northerly winds and arctic foxes. Hotel pick up! At 06.00 on Sun (Jun 15th to Aug 31st). Tour lasts for 17 hours. Price £195pp. Too long for Kinder!

Puffins at Dyrholaey | ScanAdventures Road Trips | Iceland Holidays

  • Flights from 5 UK airports 
  • Mix of overnight lodgings' style
  • 13 Breakfasts & 2 Welcome Dinners
  • 4 INCLUDED SAFARI EXCURSIONS 
  • NIL EXCESS CAR INSURANCE 
  • Bespoke Options