Arctic North & Wild West self-drive tour in Iceland
One of the most popular offbeat holidays to North Iceland, the Westfjords and Snaefellsnes!Read more
One of the most popular offbeat holidays to North Iceland, the Westfjords and Snaefellsnes!
Fly to North Iceland's where you can explore the wonders of Lake Myvatn and its picturesque natural surroundings - geothermal activity and unique birdlife; the lava formations and canyons of Dimmuborgir and Asbyrgi; and the spectacular waterfalls of Dettifoss and Godafoss.
The remote Westfjords, also known as Iceland's best-kept secret offers some of the most spectacular and isolated landscapes of Iceland - he monumental cliffs of Latrabjarg abundant with bird life; the picturesque Dynjandi waterfall; an endless variety of deep blue fjords, silent white glaciers, unspoiled beaches and rejuvenating hot springs; await you, all glittering in the magical summer light.
Known as a mini Iceland Snaefellsnes has a bit of everything that Iceland is famous for - the Snaefellsjokull glacier volcano dominating the peninsula, the picturesque Kirkjufell mountain and waterfall, lesser-known lava fields, black sand beaches with fascinating rock formations and charming fishing villages.
Starting from: Keflavik or Akureyri
Season: 1st May-31st October
Duration: 10+ days
Driving distance: 2400-2600 kms
Highlights: Snaefellsnes - Latrabjarg - Raudasandur - Dynjandi - Isafjordur - Akureyri - Lake Myvatn area - Dettifoss - Asbyrgi
Available as a self drive or private guided tour
Arrival at KEF airport where you transfer to your domestic flight to Akureyri, the largest town in North Iceland. A free afternoon to relax and enjoy Akureyri on your own.
After a stop at Godafoss "the waterfall of the gods", drive around the amazing Lake Myvatn area stopping at the various sights of your interest. Options include the Grotagja cave, Hverir geothermal area and Dimmuborgir.
Take a detour to visit the stunning Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall.
Myvatn Nature Baths
Walk around the impressive Asbyrgi canyon and traverse between the charming fishing villages of Husavik and Siglufjordur.
Admire the islands of Skagafjordur, the Hvitserkur basalt stack and overnight in the Dalir valleys region.
Venture all the way north to "the end of the road" in the remote Strandir coastal region, where steep mountains and driftwood filled beaches characterise the landscape.
A day of dreamy landscapes as you make your way through the winding fjords of Isafjardardjup, with a de-tour to the silent Kaldalon glacial creek. Overnight in the picturesque town of Isafjordur.
An epic road trip through some of Iceland's most stunning fjords, including the great Arnarfjordur and a short hike up to the majestic Dynjandi waterfall.
Svalvogar Super jeep tour
Explore the dramatic Latrabjarg cliffs and many colourful beaches including the orange-hued Raudasandur. Evening ferry over to Snaefellsnes.
Cap off your trip with the wonderful Snaefellsnes peninsula, where the Snaefellsjokull glacier-volcano dominates the landscape. Surrounding the glacier are some fascinating lava fields and rock formations; unique beaches including Arnarstapi and Hellnar; the Kirkjufell mountain and waterfall; and charming fishing villages.
Drop off rental car and departure from KEF airport.
Price for private guided tour: Contact us with details of group size, language and requirements.Price does not include
During winter (November-April) we do not offer this trip as some key mountain passes in the Westfjords close due to snow.
For self-drive, a station car is sufficient for this holiday, except as follows:
- During summer (June-September) a 4x4 jeep is not required unless you wish to drive on mountain trails (F-roads) or prefer it for the comfort as there are some gravel roads along the way.
- During spring & autumn (May & October) a 4x4 jeep is not mandatory but highly recommended since it can easily snow on the mountain passes.
For private tours, we offer a variety of comfortable vehicles for different group sizes with a local guide.
We offer a wide variety of handpicked quality accommodations from star category hotels to guesthouses and apartments, all well rated and located so as to balance your daily driving time.
Additional information for your Iceland trip will be sent to you after the booking. This will include details about weather and clothing, currencies and payments, electricity system, food and water, safety, contact info, and other useful tips.
The minimum driver age for is 20 years for smaller cars and 25 years for jeeps. Drivers must bring an international driving licence or a local driving licence written in a Roman script.