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West and southern Iceland incorporate a host of natural wonders and stunning scenery, from the Snaefellsnes peninsula and the Skaftafell National Park (part of the largest national park in Europe) to the Eyjafjallajokull glacier, Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon and the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon.
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Fly to Keflavik International airport. On
arrival, pick up your hire car and drive along
the Reykjanes peninsula towards the south
coast and the town of Hveragerði. Stay
overnight at Örk Hotel (or similar). (N)
Drive via the geothermal area of Haukadalur,
known for its geysers and the Gullfoss waterfalls. Continue south via the waterfalls
of Seljalandsfoss and Skogar. Head to isolated
Dyrholaey headland for panoramic views out
to sea and along the coast (closed during the
nesting season – mid-May towards end of
June) before reaching Vik. Stay 2 nights at the
Hotel Katla Hofdabrekka (or similar). (B)
Drive to Skaftafell National Park, part of
Iceland’s largest and best-known national
park. Visit the Vatnajokull glacier, Europe’s
largest glacier, and the Jokulsarlon glacial
lagoon. Return to Vik and stay overnight. (B)
Drive back along the south coast to
Thingvellir National Park, site of the world’s
oldest parliament. Continue to Borgarnes
and visit the Icelandic Settlement Centre. Stay
2 nights at Hotel Borgarnes (or similar). (B)
Day at leisure to explore the stunning natural
wonders of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. (B)
Return to Reykjavik and visit the Reykjanes
peninsula, home to the moon-like landscapes of
Lake Kleifarvatn. Visit the Blue Lagoon and swim
in the warm geothermal waters. Stay overnight
at the Reykjavik Lights Hotel (or similar). (B)
Transfer to Keflavik airport and return your
hire car in time for your flight home. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.
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