In the footsteps of the legendary Vikings and Saga
Season: All year round, daily. Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Discover Southwest Iceland on your own pace and time. Accommodation consists of
comfortable hotels in cultural sites.
The Icelandic Sagas, despite being written in the late Middle Ages, are still quite
popular in Iceland. They get published again and again, in many different forms, and
the narratives have been retold countless of times. And no wonder, there are so
many sayings and quotes that are still alive and actively used in Icelandic
This programme is suitable all year around, but each season is different. From
September to – March If weather conditions are favourable in the evenings,
you might head out to search for the elusive Aurora Borealis around your
hotel. In summer we recommend detours and hikes. We give our guests local
tips during the reservation process, and we will arrange a meeting with one of
our local specialists on your first day.
Day 1: Arrival and Reykjavík City tour
Approximate driving distance: ca 50 kms / 32 miles City tour 4 – 6 hours
Pick-up your rental car at Keflavík International Airport. Drive to your hotel in
Reykjavík. Take walk in the city centre and visit the main sites including the
National Museum and Hallgrímskirkja. In the afternoon we suggest driving
to Laugardalur valley and the east parts of the capital.
Overnight stay in Reykjavík City Center
Accommodation at Ingólfstorg plaza – named after the founder of Reykjavík City
Please note that hotels in Iceland start check-in around 14:00 (2:00pm), and early
check-in is not guaranteed. Most hotels will be happy to store your luggage if you are
not able to check in early.
Day 2 : Reykjavik – Snaefellsnes peninsula-Snaefellsnes
National Park- Stykkishólmur
Approximate driving distance: 310km / 193 miles
Known as “Iceland in a Nutshell,” Snaefellsnes will show you an astonishing variety
of natural landscapes that can be seen in Iceland, this is part of the remote and
tranquil Snaefellsjokull National Park, named after the peninsula’s
magnificent glacier-crowned volcano (last eruption: 250 AD). Your stops on this day
include Arnarstapi and Hellnar charming fishing villages,
spectacular Vatnshellir, an 8.000-year-old lava cave located at the foot of the
mystical Snaefellsjokull glacier, Ólafsvík and Grundafjörður villages and
Icelands’s most photographed mountain, Kirkjufell.
Outside Stykkisholmur village is the farm Helgafell and mt. Helgafell Hill (e.
Sacred Hill). This was Snorri’s Sturluson farm for the most part of his life. There you
can hike to the top and enjoy the view of Thorsnes peninsula.
Overnight in Stykkishólmur village
Day 3: Stykkishólmur – The Scenic and historical area
Approximate driving distance: 190km / 118 miles
Borgarfjörður is the home of Egilssaga one of the most famous sagas. The
first stop is Borg which was the home of Egill Skallagrímsson and the
second stop is the important Settlement center. Not far is Brakarey
Island, which you can reach by crossing a short bridge. On to Húsafell a sprawling
farm and church estate and the former site of a rectory. Húsafell area offers variety
of leisure possibilities: hiking trails, Giljaböð baths, and Víðgemlir cave
located in the world’s largest lava field Hallmundarhraun. You can
explore the cave with experts. In summer you can visit the IceTunnel in the glacier
if you like. Transfers need to be organized by Super Jeeps.
Before heading to our accommodation you stop at the waterfalls Barnafoss and
The accommodation is in Reykholt village where one of the most prolific writers
in the 13 th . century lived and work. The village was at one time one of the intellectual
centers and had for many years one of the most important schools of the country.
Overnight stay in Reykholt
We recommend a visit to Krauma, a natural geothermal bath & spa at
Deildartunguhver,Reykholt Europe’s most powerful hot spring.
Day 4: Thingvellir National Park – Gullfoss – Geysir
Approximate Driving Distance: 210 km / 130 miles
Your first visit is Thingvellir National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site),
where Viking settlers established an annual assembly in AD 930. Thingvellir is also a
geological masterpiece, as it marks the visible site where the North
American and Eurasian continental plates meet. In summer you can
walk along a path taking you between the canyon marking the location of the
ridge.As a local and cultural treat today, you’ll should stop at Laugarvatn
Fontana Spa, dip into the hot water and afterwards taste the traditional “hot
spring bread” at the café.Head through scenic farmlands to the
celebrated Gullfoss waterfall, believed by many to be Iceland’s most beautiful
cascade. Nearby is the Geysir Hot Spring Area, alive with boiling mud pits,
steam vents, and exploding geysers. The most famous of these is Strokkur, a
high-spouting geyser that erupts every ten minutes.
Overnight in Selfoss area
Day 5: LAVA Centre – Seljalandsfoss – Skogafoss – Eldhraun
Approximate Driving Distance: 139 / 86 miles
Here is the Scene of the most popular saga - Waterfalls – Volcanic Views – Lava
Flow – Magnificent Glaciers
After passing of the main farm regions of the country your first stop is the LAVA
Centre, an interactive, high-tech educational exhibition depicting volcanic activity,
earthquakes, and the creation of Iceland over millions of years. Enjoy both the exhibit
and an interesting film about Icelandic volcanoes. Visit Fljótshlíð where one of the
most popular saga of all times, Brennu-Njálssaga took place, stop at Hótel
Fljótshlíð for a café and / or visit a local gallery. On a clear day you get a glimpse
of Eyjafjallajokull, the famous ice-capped volcano whose 2010 eruption halted
air traffic worldwide. Stop at two spectacular waterfalls, each with its own charm and
character. Depending on the trail conditions you can walk
behind Seljalandsfoss. Skogafoss is one of the country’s most photographed
waterfalls and is said to be the hiding place for ancient treasure. Head onwards,
passing over Eldhraun, the surreal and vast lava landscapes that were created in
one single flow – the largest known lava flow in history. View Reynisdrangar and
the stunning black beach of Reynisfjara.
Overnight in Vík/Kirkjubæjarklaustur area
Day 5: Vík – South coast – Hveragerði
Approximate Driving Distance: 129/ 80 miles
South Iceland includes most of the popular tourists’ sites in the country and you
have many interesting places to choose from. Here are some: If you are travelling in
summer and driving a 4wd you can access Thakgil (Roof Canyon) which is a
hidden canyon found 20 kms northeast of. For many hikers it is an excellent
alternative to Landmannalaugar. A daytrip into Thórsmörk valley is a good
choice but as only few experienced drivers on 4wd trucks can cross the rivers we
suggest taking the highland bus from Hvolsvöllur. (Possible to access from mid.
June until September) Þórsmörk is a mountain ridge that was named after the
Norse god Thor. It is situated in the south of Iceland between the glaciers
Tindafjallajökull and Eyjafjallajökull. Jökulsárlón glacier Lagoon is a must
for many! located 192 kms / 119 miles east of Vík,and a real option on this day.
Overnight in Selfoss area
Day 6: Reykjanes – Blue Lagoon – Reykjavik
Reykjanes Seacoast – Moon-like landscapes – Relaxing Spa
Approximate Driving Distance: 150 km / 93 miles
Today you’ll take a beautiful coastal road that leads onto the
breathtaking Reykjanes peninsula, a UNESCO Geopark.
Visit Strandarkirkja church, Lake Kleifarvatn, set in fascinating, moon-
like surroundings. This lake was the setting for a popular murder mystery, The
Draining Lake, by renowned Icelandic author Arnaldur Indridason. Stop at
Krysuvik, where powerful jets of steam escape from deep below. Grindavik
fishing village and head for the world-renowned Blue Lagoon. Return to
Overnight in Reykjavik.
Day 7: Farewell to the Land of Fire and Ice
Return the car at keflavík international airport,
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Pick up: Keflavík airport
Drop off: anywhere in Reykjavik area
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