From $1,909 per person, double occupancy

Includes: Non-stop flights on Icelandair, nine nights hotel, Flybus airport transfers, car rental, itinerary, map, daily breakfast except arrival
Areas visited: Follows Ring Road circling Iceland

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From:       September 15 - September 30, 2016

Follow the Ring Road for a journey around the coast of Iceland to explore its rich natural treasures including national parks, beautiful waterfalls, striking glaciers, magnificent volcanoes and hot springs. You will explore and experience all of the well-known attractions in the south, east and north of Iceland, including Reykjavik city, Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir, Thingvellir, Skaftafell, Jokulsargljufur National Park, and much more!

Gateway Information

  • Portland (PDX) flights begin May 11, 2016
  • Anchorage (ANC) flights begin May 16, 2016

Booking Directions

  • Click on the gold "Book Now" button above. You can also use the package drop down menu on the right side of the page by selecting your departure details.
  • Once booked, you will receive two emails. One containing your electronic air ticket, and the other your vacation booking confirmation, accommodation list and general information. Approximately three weeks later you will receive additional information containing specific details about your travel arrangements from the Icelandair IHUSA Confirmation email box.

Image Guide

1 Thingvellir National Park 2 Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon 3 Iceland's Ring Road
4 Akureyri, North Iceland 5 Godafoss, North Iceland

All starting prices listed below are per person and based on availability from Boston (BOS), New York (JFK), Newark (EWR) and Washington-Dulles International airport (IAD). All car types shown below are recommended. Please be aware a four-wheel drive vehicle (4WD) is required for mountain road driving.

Season Guide

Shoulder 1 | May 1 - 31 and September 1 - 30, 2016
Shoulder 2 | June 1 - 15 and August 25 - 31, 2016
Summer     | June 16 - August 24, 2016 

PASSENGER TOTAL                       SHOULDER 1 SHOULDER 2 SUMMER EXTRA
NIGHT
SHOULDER 1
EXTRA
NIGHT
SHOULDER 2/SUMMER

Car type 2: Compact 2WD Manual (Toyota Auris or similar)

1 (single room) $3,215 $3,669 $3,865 $279 $329
2 (double room) $2,155 $2,419 $2,615 $159 $189
3 (double + single room) $2,089 $2,355 $2,585 $155 $185
4 (two double rooms) $1,909 $2,135 $2,225 $135 $155
           

Car type 3.1: Intermediate Automatic 2WD (Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar)  

1 (single room) $3,485 $3,985 $4,185 $309 $365
2 (double room) $2,269 $2,565 $2,759 $175 $205
3 (double + single room) $2,189 $2,465 $2,695 $165 $205
4 (two double rooms) $1,965 $2,195 $2,359 $139 $165
           

Car type 5: Medium 4WD Manual (Toyota Rav 4WD or similar)  

 
1 (single room) $3,885 $4,455 $4,649 $355 $415
2 (double room) $2,479 $2,799 $2,995 $199 $235
3 (double + single room) $2,335 $2,625 $2,855 $185 $235
4 (two double rooms) $2,065 $2,315 $2,549 $155 $179
  • Chicago (ORD) and Minneapolis (MSP): May/September departures from additional $18 per person round-trip based on departure date. June - August departures from additional $169 per person round-trip based on departure date
  • Denver International Airport (DEN), Seattle (SEA) and Anchorage (ANC): May/September from additional $64 per person round-trip based on departure date. June - August departures from additional $207 per person round-trip based on departure date
  • Portland (PDX): May/September departures not available for this package. June - August departures from additional $207 per person round-trip based on departure date.
  • Extra nights (per person) are at the Reykjavik Lights Hotel or similar and include car rental
  • Rates also available online for 5 passengers (2 double rooms and 1 single room) for Car Types 3.1 and 5
  • Rates also available for passengers traveling with children 11 years and younger (one child traveling with 2 adults)

Important

Day 1 - Departure day
Evening departure from North America.

Day 2 - Arrival day
Early morning arrival in Iceland. Use the Flybus airport transfer voucher from your Booking Confirmation to transfer to your hotel in Reykjavik. A welcome pack with information concerning your journey will be provided for you at the hotel at the time of check-in. Please note that breakfast is not included on your arrival day, and early check-in is not guaranteed. If your room is not ready, you can store your luggage at the hotel until such time.

Day 3 -  Greenhouses - exploding geysers - National Park with geological wonders 
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before an early morning car rental pickup at Hertz Car Rental. Begin your drive across Hellisheidi plateau to the greenhouse village of Hveragerdi, then continue to the waterfall Gullfoss and the hot springs at Geysir. Next, visit Thingvellir National Park, site of the ancient Icelandic parliament, before driving through Hvalfjordur fjord or Kaldidalur highland pass (4WD needed) to Borgarfjordur. Total distance covered approximately 193 miles (310 km).

Day 4 - Fertile farmlands - glacial rivers - Iceland's second largest city - viking horses
Drive north through Borgarfjordur to the shores of Hunafloi bay for the towering mountains and horse-breeding valley of Skagafjordur. Then, continue to Akureyri, the charming and colorful capital of north Iceland near the Arctic Circle. Total distance covered approximately 174 miles (280 km).

Day 5 - Botanical Garden - museums - "Waterfall  Of the Gods"
Spend the morning exploring the town of Akureyri which, although small in size, boasts a great number of art galleries, restaurants, museums and parks. The town even has its own Botanical Garden which is considered a real highlight of the area. Once you've finished exploring Akureyri, continue your journey to the unique Lake Myvatn area, stopping en route to view Godafoss Falls. Total distance covered approximately 62 miles (100 km).

Day 6 - Bizarre lava formations - geothermal activity - rich birdlife
Explore the natural wonders of Lake Myvatn and the surrounding area, including the mystical lava formations at Dimmuborgir. Visit the volcanic area of Krafla along with the colorful, primordial slopes of Namaskard pass. Total distance covered will vary depending on your travel plans.

Day 7 - Whale watching - glacier-carved gorge - Europe's most powerful waterfall
Drive north to the fishing port of Husavik and around Tjornes peninsula. Then visit Asbyrgi, a magnificent horseshoe-shaped canyon, followed by Jokulsargljufur National Park. Then make your way to Dettifoss, Europe's mightiest waterfall, before heading across the highland plateau to Egilsstadir.  Total distance covered approximately 193 miles (310 km).

Day 8 - Narrow fjords - steep mountains - picturesque coastline - rare minerals collection
Drive south through the spectacular East Fjords, where towering mountains plunge vertically into the ocean. The day's journey continues to the town of Hofn in Hornafjordur, a gateway to the south coast. Total distance covered approximately 186 miles (300 km).

Day 9 - Crowning glacier - Glacial Lagoon with icebergs - Europe's largest national park
Drive to the shimmering icebergs and still, milky waters of Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon before continuing to Skaftafell National Park where a hike is most recommended. Then it's on to Kirkjubaejarklaustur, a picturesque town situated between two glaciers. A possible activity you might arrange in Iceland is a Jeep tour to Vatnajokull glacier (not included in price). Total distance covered approximately 124 miles (200 km).

Day 10 - Lava fields - black sand beaches of the south shore - thundering waterfalls
Drive along the spectacular south coast, a sweeping landscape of black sand deserts, rocky shores and rolling farmland sandwiched between snow-capped glaciers, mountains and the ocean. Return to Reykjavík to return your car rental before your last evening in the lively capital of Iceland. Total distance covered approximately 162 miles (260 km).

Day 11 - Farewell to Iceland
Start the morning with a Scandinavian buffet breakfast which is included as part of your hotel stay, followed by the remainder of your morning which is open for own activities. Then, use the Flybus airport transfer voucher from your booking confirmation to transfer to Keflavik airport for your late afternoon departure to North America.

Important

A list of your accommodations (which range from country hotels, guesthouses, and summer hotels to farm holiday guesthouses) will be sent with your Booking Confirmation up to a few weeks after you have booked. Properties used, ranging from independently owned properties to chains such as FossHotel and Hotel Edda, may vary based on departure date, but will be of a similar standard, and include private bathrooms. Please note that your room may not be ready for immediate check-in, as guaranteed early check-in is not included in packages. The first and last night of your vacation are in the capital Reykjavik, with all other nights spent along your driving route.

  • Round-trip Economy Class air transportation from New York (JFK), Newark (EWR), Boston (BOS), Seattle (SEA), Chicago (ORD), Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), Denver International Airport (DEN), Portland (PDX) and Anchorage (ANC)
  • Round-trip Flybus airport transfers between Keflavik International Airport and your hotel in Reykjavik
  • Accommodations based on double and single occupancy. Three passenger bookings have one double and one single room
  • Collision and damages waiver
  • Daily Scandinavian buffet breakfast (breakfast on arrival day is not included)
  • Detailed road map and Iceland Travel Guide upon arrival at hotel
  • GPS system with car rental
  • Prepaid SIM card
  • 24-hour emergency phone line
  • One additional driver fee
  • Hertz Rental car with unlimited mileage and value-added tax (VAT) for days 3 - 10 of itinerary

Important

  • All activities and admissions
  • Parking fees at Thingvellir National Park. Fees start at 500ISK (approx $5)
  • Meals and services not mentioned in itinerary
  • Gasoline

 Important

  • CHANGES / CANCELLATIONS: Once confirmed, vacation packages cannot be altered, including travel dates, hotels, etc. For amendments to your travel plans you may cancel your booking, up to 30 days prior to departure, for a fee of $400 per person. Bookings cannot be cancelled 29 days or less prior to departure. Cancellations made within 24 hours of booking are fully refundable. Individual passengers in a multi-passenger booking who wish to cancel are not eligible for a refund
  • Any and all additional nights must be booked at the same hotel at the time of initial booking
  • All inquiries on change or cancellation requests must be sent to us@icelandairholidays.com
  • Minimum stay ten nights, maximum stay eleven nights
  • Vacations require that each night of your trip must be in accommodations booked through Icelandair prior to departure
  • Hotel check-in starts at 2pm. Early check-in is not guaranteed
  • Extra hotel nights include car rental
  • No refund for unused portion of package or service once travel has commenced
  • Credit card imprint required for security deposit upon pick-up of your car rental. Your original credit card will be needed for the imprint.
  • Lower prices in May and/or September may indicate that some tourist services are not available
  • Itinerary may be altered by tour operator
  • Luggage porterage not available at countryside hotels
  • Full Icelandair package terms and conditions can be found here

Note: We strongly advise to not book tour add-ons during days 3-10. You will be staying overnight in the countryside on these days, and add-ons are based on pick-ups and drop-offs in Reykjavik. You will receive information from us with suggestions of activities to do on your arrival and departures dates, including contact information for booking them in Iceland. We recommend arranging such activities once you have arrived in Iceland.

Important

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