Celebrate your special occasion on an adventurous self-drive journey around Iceland’s Ring Road. This getaway for two features some of the most romantic landscapes in Iceland along with opportunities for unique cultural experiences, gourmet dining and thrilling activities. Each morning promises more picture-perfect scenery, including volcanic sites, waterfalls, ice lagoons, hot springs, glaciers, and dramatic beaches.
- Daily Breakfast
- See the massive floating icebergs at the Glacier Lagoon
- Explore the famous Golden Circle route
- Tour the south coast, including the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss
- Walk the Diamond Beach, seeing the scattered, glistening ice
- Discover the volcanic Lake Mývatn and its beautiful surroundings
- Bathe in the relaxing Blue Lagoon and Mývatn Nature Baths
- Walk the quaint streets of the capital city, Reykjavik
- Walk the quaint streets of Akureyri, the unofficial capital of north Iceland
- Enjoy the striking nature of Snæfellsnes and its charming fishing villages
- Marvel at the power of the thundering waterfall Dettifoss
- Private Transfer from KEF Airport to Reykjavík upon arrival, with 2.5 hour stop at the Blue Lagoon
- Rental car of your choice with unlimited mileage, CDW and VAT for 8 days
- Champagne & chocolate
- Blue Lagoon: Experience Comfort Package (including entrance, towel and a drink)
- Entrance to Mývatn Nature Baths
- Private Airport transfer from Reykjavík to Keflavík International Airport upon departure
You will be met in the arrivals hall at Keflavik International Airport by a private driver who will bring you to your first experience on your trip: the world famous Blue Lagoon geothermal spa*. You will have 2.5 hours to spend at the lagoon, relaxing in the heated, mineral-rich, milky blue water. However, if you want more time at the lagoon, a longer visit can be arranged for an added cost. After relaxing in the soothing waters surrounded by lava rocks, you will be driven to your accommodation in Reykjavik. After checking in, you can spend the rest of your day exploring the charming capital of Reykjavik at your leisure. The pond in city centre is an ideal place to stroll during long summer nights, and checking out the lively atmosphere of Reykjavik’s old harbour neighbourhood is highly recommende
Overnight in Reykjavík.
After breakfast, collect your rental car in the morning and begin your journey on the classic Golden Circle route, which is home to some of south Iceland’s most popular attractions. Start with a visit to the fascinating Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you can walk on a path in the rift valley between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Next on the route is a stop at the Haukadalur geothermal area, where you can see Geysir—the original “geyser”—and its more active neighbour, Strokkur, spout water and steam metres into the air every few minutes. Complete the circle with visits to the majestic Gullfoss waterfall and the impressive implosion crater of Kerið which has a bright blue pool in its centre.
Overnight in the Hvolsvöllur area.
Start with a visit to the fairytale-like Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you can walk right behind the misty cascade and steal a kiss with your partner. The gorgeous 60-metre tall Skógafoss waterfall just a short drive down the road is your next stop where you can roam the surroundings and snap photos. Further ahead at Vík, you can make a stop at the black volcanic beach south of the village, from where you can view the unique rock formations Dyrhólaey and Reynisdrangar. The last stop of the day is to the stunning Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon. Stroll hand-in-hand while you observe the breathtaking landscape, valleys and rocky paths. You also have a chance today to join an exciting guided excursion or snowmobile on a glacier!
Overnight in the Kirkjubæjarklaustur/Skaftafell area.
Enjoy Skaftafell, part of the immense Vatnajökull National Park and a place of great natural beauty with many well-marked hiking trails, including a short walk to the beautiful Svartifoss waterfall. This region is full of opportunities for more adventurous couples, such as a guided glacier walk or an ice-climbing excursion. Then, head to the spectacular Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where you can join a boat ride along the maze of floating icebergs (optional).
Overnight in the Höfn or Djúpivogur area.
Your drive along East Iceland today is characterised by spectacular fjords, tranquil fishing villages, and sweeping landscapes. Upon arrival to the lunar-like Lake Mývatn, you will have a number of unique natural wonders to explore with your honey, including Krafla volcano, the curiously-coloured Námaskarð pass, the massive crater of Hverfell and the fascinating pseudo-craters at Skútustaðir. End the day by soaking in the warm, healing waters of the Mývatn Nature Baths, a great place to bathe under the midnight sun.
Overnight in the Lake Mývatn area.
Use this day to further explore the surroundings of Lake Mývatn. You can kick off the day with an optional whale-watching trip from the quaint village of Húsavík, “the whale watching capital of Europe”. Then, drive through Jökulsárgljúfur—part of the vast Vatnajökull National Park, visiting such sights as the hoof-shaped Ásbyrgi canyon and the most powerful waterfall in Europe, Dettifoss.
Overnight in the Lake Mývatn area.
Spend the first half of the day around Lake Mývatn. We recommend a visit to Goðafoss (the Waterfall of the Gods) on your way to the charming town of Akureyri, where you will find interesting shops and museums as well as an array of restaurants and a well-kept botanical garden. After your break in Akureyri, you can either head straight to Skagafjörður or take a detour to Tröllaskagi (the Peninsula of the Trolls), where you can enjoy fantastic scenery of towering mountains, jagged cliffs and wide fjords. Then, continue through Siglufjörður, which was once the centre of Iceland’s herring fleet, and make a stop at Hofsós to relax in the thermal pool (optional) before arriving to Skagafjörður, an area known for its abundance of pure bred Icelandic horses.
Overnight in Northwest Iceland.
Head to the geologically diverse Snæfellsnes Peninsula today. Along the way, you’ll see the countless mounds of Vatnsdalshólar and the classically Icelandic Þingeyrarkirkja church. You may also wish to make stops to the living museum at Eiríksstaðir, the ancestral home of famous Viking Erik the Red, and the hot geothermal pool of Guðrúnarlaug. Or pay a visit to Stykkishólmur, a picture-perfect fishing village overlooking bountiful Breiðafjörður Bay. Here, you can take a walk up to the small hill overlooking the harbour, Súgandisey, for a wonderful panoramic view over the town, sea and surrounding mountains.
Overnight on Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Experience the unique Snæfellsjökull National Park, with rich birdlife, lush valleys and deserted lava fields. It’s an ideal road trip to drive around the peninsula, exploring Dritvík Cove, Lóndrangar Cliffs as well as Hellnar and Arnarstapi Cliffs with its bursting bird-life and small villages on the coast. You might wish to test your strength at the stones of the black volcanic beach of Djúpalónssandur like the sailors did in past times to prove their strength and land coveted roles on fishing ships. On Snæfellsnes, you can choose from a variety of activities such as horse riding, hiking, taking a boat-cruise (in summer) or simply relaxing and taking in the glacier’s alleged supernatural energy.
Overnight at Reykjavík.
After your memorable adventure in Iceland, enjoy a comfortable private transfer back to Keflavík International Airport. If you have some time before your driver collects you at your hotel you may wish to spend time souvenir shopping on Laugavegur, the city’s high street, or the nearby street of Skólavörðustígur that leads up to the landmark Hallgrímskirkja church, where you can get fabulous city views from the bell tower.
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