Day 1 / Arrival
Late arrival at the Keflavik International Airport. Pick up car and proceed to your overnight accommodation in the capital city.
Day 2 / Reykjavik
Play golf in the Korpa Golf Course. At this time of year, it never gets really dark in Iceland so it is even possible for you to arrange to play a round of nighttime golf, for an extra fee.
A 1-day stay in Reykjavik. Optional activities: attend a concert or an opera at the Harpa Concert Hall; enjoy a whale-watching cruise, try out delicious seafood or traditional Icelandic dishes. Also, visit the cultural centre, museums and galleries which are so abundant in the world’s northernmost capital city.
Day 3 / Akureyri
Drive through the Hvalfjörður Tunnel to the town of Borgarnes. This will save you a good 45 minutes. While you travel through the lava fields, you can take a short stop in the Nordurardalur Valley and have a walk around the inactive volcanic area where the Grábrók Crater was formed (the walk can take from 30 minutes up to 1.5 hours). The tour continues through the Oxnadalsheiði Plateau to the so-called “Capital of North Iceland“—Akureyri. Overnight accommodation in Akureyri or its outskirts. Akureyri is a very beautiful and cosy town situated at the foot of Eyjafjörðurr Fjord. The remainder of the afternoon, free for leisure: explore the city or its suburbs, visit museums or take a dip in Akureyri‘s popular swimming pool. We highly recommend you visit the botanical garden to see the diverse Icelandic flora. Enjoy evening or nighttime golf at the Akureyri Golf Course. Overnight accommodation in or around the city.
Day 4 / The Myvatn region
The Myvatn region is just a short drive (around 90 km) from Akureyri. En route, drive across a picturesque valley and admire the Goðafoss Waterfall, an impressive location of historical importance. Further on, you will be met by the wonders of the Lake Myvatn along with its surroundings; diverse bird life, great opportunities for trout fishing, unique vegetation and crystal clear fresh water. Take a walk through the lava labyrinth of Dimmuborgir, go bird watching, explore fumaroles of Námaskarð, or take a walk around Skútustaðir pseudo craters. You can top off your day with a relaxing swim in the Jarðböðin Lagoon or with a round of golf in the Myvatn Golf Course. Overnight accommodation in the Myvatn region.
Day 5 / Husavik
Drive further north to the Jökulsárgljúfur National Park where you will see the impressive basalt cliff canyon of Ásbyrgi and as you continue on—Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall. Here the road is not paved but it can be accessed by a regular car, just make sure you drive slowly and carefully. The tour ends in the fishing village of Húsavík, a great place for whale watching. Play a round of golf in the Husavik Golf Course and spend the night in Husavik.
Day 6 / Borgarnes
A long drive back to Reykjavik. There are two possible routes for a return trip to Reykjavik. The first is to drive around the Hvalfjörður Fjord and make a detour to Glymur, the highest waterfall in Iceland. The second route is shorter because it involves driving through the tunnel. Depending on how energetic you feel after a long journey, and also the weather condition, you can choose to spend the remainder of the day resting, playing golf at the Borgarnes Golf Club or exploring the town. Highlights include the historical site of Reykhólt where the famous politician, poet, historian and author Snori Sturlason (1178-1241) wrote the Prose Edda, and where you can see the Barnafoss and Hraunfossar Waterfalls. These are among the most popular tourist attractions in the country, with their unique natural beauty in breathtaking scenery. Overnight accommodation in Borgarnes or its suburbs.
Day 7 / The Snæfellsness Peninsula or the Golden Circle
The tour takes you around the picturesque Snæfellsnes Peninsula. A must-see highlight includes the Snæfellsnes Glacier. This glacier and its inactive volcano are referenced in Jules Verne’s book A Journey to the Centre of the Earth. En route you will see many waterfalls, streams, moss-clad lava fields and Iceland‘s only yellow beach. You may want to stop by the Langahold Hotel and take a walk along the coast frequented by seals. A walk from Hellnar to the basalt cliff of Arnastapi will leave you with an awe-inspired impression.
Drive to the historical site of Þingvellir situated about 30 km from Reykjavik. It is home to the world’s oldest existing parliament established in 930 AD, and one of the most important heritage sites in Iceland. Here you can also clearly see a tectonic rift between the North American and Eurasian Plates. This is the most visited region of Iceland also featuring the spectacular Gullfoss, also known as the Golden Waterfall, and the famous Geysir area where you can see the frequently erupting Strokkur Geysur. Make sure you visit Skálholt, an ancient bishop seat, which now houses a religious-historical centre.
Overnight accommodation in Reykjavik.
Day 8 / Departure
Drive from Hveragerdi directly to the Keflavik International Airport. Since you do not have to take an early morning flight, you can round off your Icelandic stay with a visit to the ever popular Blue Lagoon. Return the car and take a return flight home.
Trip itineraries can be added to, shortened or made longer according to personal preference.
8 days Self-drive Golf Tour to North Iceland
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Season HS (Hight season) – 01.6.2018- 31.8.2018
Price per person in HS:
|Car categories||w.sh.facilities & breakfast||w.pr.facilities & breakfast|
|A-cat. VW Polo or similar||2 person € 1.095,- p.p.||2 person € 1.190,- p.p.|
|B-cat. VW Golf or similar||2 person € 1.158,- p.p.||2 person € 1.251,- p.p.|
|C-cat. Skoda Rapir or similar||2 person € 1.340,- p.p.||2 person € 1.333,- p.p.|
|N-cat. Skoda Oktavia or similar||2 person € 1.344,- p.p.||2 person € 1.436,- p.p.|
|F-cat. Suziki Grand Vitara or similar||2 person € 1.554,- p.p.||2 person € 1.647,- p.p.|
- 7 nights pre-booked accommodation with breakfast & private and/or shared facilities
- Rental car of your choice with unlimited mileage, CDW & one authorized driver
- Pick up/drop off Keflavik airport
- Information booklet about Iceland
- Roadmap 1:500 000
- Taxes & service fee
- Flights/personal travel insurance
- Entrance to Blue Lagoon from € 60,- and other objects of interest
- Other meals/entrance to swimming pools ca.€ 10.-
- Green fees (from € 20 to € 60 per match depending on the course, number of players etc.)
- Tunnel fee
- Additional driver € 30
|B-cat. VW Golf||C-cat. Skoda Rapid||N-cat. Skoda Oktavia|
|A-cat.VW Polo||F-cat. Suzuki Grand Vitara|