7 Day Self-Drive adventure tour , 4 Wheel drive , zodiac , snow bike , helicopter and glacier

Start Point

Reykjavik

End Point

Reykjavik

Days

7 days & 6 nights

Price Per Person

USD 0.00 Twin/USD 0.00 Single

Tour Description

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This is one of the most complete adventure tours and difficult to find any where else , 4 wheel drive , Zodiac boat to the Ice , whales and Glaciers , snow scooter rides and helicopter flight and swim in the lagoons and much more nature and adventure.

Iceland is an island located in the North Atlantic Ocean, occupying a total area of 102,775 square kilometers (39,682 square miles). The terrain is characterized by sand and lava fields surrounded by mountains and glaciers. The country is made warm by the Gulf Stream and has a generally temperate climate. Iceland is the most sparsely populated country in Europe with approximately 332,329 people. The current administration center and also home to more than two-thirds of the people is called Reykjavik.

 

Greenland is the world’s largest island. Though geographically located near North America, Greenland is administratively and politically associated with Europe. Occupying 2,166,086 square kilometers (836,330 square meters), the island is home to only 56,480 people, making it the least populated country in the world. The low population is due to the fact that three-quarters of the island is unoccupied since it is full of a dense ice sheet. The capital city is called Nuuk where more than one-third of the people lives. The residents are the Inuit people who are the offsprings of immigrants from Canada in the13th century.

A story is told of a quarrel among the Norwegian Vikings which led to war. One group ran away by setting sail via boat. They ended up on the actual green island. Fearing being pursued by the rival group they sent word back home that the island was actually ice covered and inhabitable. They further added that there was another island further which was green and fit for human settlement. That is how the icy island was named Greenland and the green island called Iceland. This story, however, is untrue.

Naming of Iceland

Iceland was initially a bare land. The first occupant migrated there in the ninth century led by a Norseman from Norway called Naddador (Naddodd). Naddodd named the place snow land due to the plenty of snow occupying the island. The second recorded immigrant was a swede, Garoar Svavarsson, who was followed by a Viking called Floki Vilgeroarson. Floki is believed to have given the island the name Iceland for the icebergs that surrounded the place since it was winter at the time of his visit. This is contrary to the myth that the Viking gave it the name to discourage other people from coming to the place.

Archeological records have it that the Celtic monks arrived in Iceland long before the Scandinavian immigrants. In 870, the first Swedish explorer circumnavigated the whole region and recorded that it was actually an island. One of his assistants named Nattfari was left behind and was among the first successful settlers in the island. Farming venture and grazing grounds also thrived. All these settlers did not alter the name Iceland.

Despite the name Iceland, temperatures of up to 30.5 °C (86.9 °F) were recorded in June 1939 in Teigarhorn region. In Reykjavik region, temperatures of up to 26.2 °C (79.2 °F) were recorded on July 30, 2008. There are different climatic conditions with the south coast being warmer and wetter than the north.

Naming of Greenland

The name Greenland was first given by a Norwegian named Erik the Red. He was running away from charges of manslaughter and carried with him members of his family. He started exploring for an icy region known to exist in the northwest. On reaching there, he looked for a favorable name that would attract others to settle in it. He named the island "Greenland." Successive settlers continued calling the islands Greenland. The immigrants included the Icelandic and Norwegians.

Despite the name Greenland, temperatures are known to go to the below -17 °C (1.4 °F) during winter.

Day 1 Keflavik Int’l airport to Blue Lagoon and Reykjavik

Place visiting
Today maak your self ready for the amazing Iceland tour , Approx drive: 70 km / 44m
Today's Highlights

Approx drive: 70 km / 44m
Welcome to Iceland! Begin by picking up a rental vehicle at the airport and head to the Spa at the new luxurious Retreat at Blue Lagoon for a realxing soak before your Icelandic adventure starts. Built into an 800-year-old lava flow on the south shore of the Blue Lagoon, the Spa at The Retreat embodies the harmonic convergence of nature, design, and the radiant powers of geothermal seawater. The spa journey culminates with the Blue Lagoon Ritual. In a spacious sanctuary of interconnected chambers, you cover your body with the three treasures of geothermal seawater: silica, algae, and minerals. Silica brings radiance and cleansing, the algae brings nourishment and anti-aging and the minerals bring exfoliation and revitalization. The Blue Lagoon is a unique natural pool of mineral rich geothermal water located in the middle of a lava field in the pure and beautiful Icelandic wilderness. The Blue Lagoon is known for its special properties and its beneficial effect on the skin and attracts visitors from all over the world in search of health, relaxation and an exotic experience.

 Pick up your rental car at Keflavik car rental office

  • Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4WD Automatic or similar 
  • 6 days rental
  • 5 Door
  • Automatic
  • 5 seater
  • Unl.km, CDW, TP,
  • GPS
  • Drop off Akureyri airport
  • Please Note: Optional extras such as SuperCover are available to purchase at the location.
  • Pick up Keflavik airport
  • Self-drive: Keflavik Int’l airport to Blue Lagoon and Reykjaviko The Spa at The Retreat at Blue Lagoon , duration: Max. 4 hrs
  • 1 x private changing room, for 1-2 people
  • Access to Blue Lagoon Ritual, Retreat Lagoon & Blue Lagoon
  • Towels, bathrobes, slippers
  • Blue Lagoon Skin care amenities

Special arrangement today : The Spa at The Retreat at Blue Lagoon , duration: Max. 4 hrs  ( Blue Lagoon is the best and only 5 star spa retreat in Iceland )

Overnight in Reykjavik Marina Hotel , Superior Double room

Description

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Day 2 Húsafell National Park, journey Into the Glacier

Place visiting
National park and Glacier , Approx. Drive: 125km / 78m
Today's Highlights

Approx. Drive: 125km / 78m
Today it is time to drive to one our most beautiful fertile fjords, Borgarfjordur. You can stop to explore the picturesque Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls and see Deildartunguhver geyser, Europe’s most powerful hot spring. Continue to Husafell – A pearl between lava fields and glaciers. Húsafell is one of the most visited destinations in Iceland. This is understandable since it is a unique natural gem in a magnificent landscape. The mild weather, the forest, hot springs and the facilities and services, which have been offered there to tourists in the recent years attract many visitors every year.

Head to Iceland's majestic hinterland and into the white world of Iceland's second largest glacier, Langjökull "The Long Glacier". From Hotel Husafell you will board a shuttle bus to the glacier base where you go on a special 8-wheel drive monster truck that will take you to the ice tunnel. Experience a man-made cave that stretches deep inside the glacier and consists of a series of tunnels and caves carved through solid glacier ice. There is also an ice chapel and an ice bar. Crevasses that pull the glacier apart along with sunlight penetrating the packed ice are among the natural wonders to be witnessed. A cave like tunnel leads into the icy underground and as the ice gets older the color changes from white to a magnificent, deep blue. The Ice Cave is located about 30 meters below the glacier’s surface and stretches approximately 250 meters. During the guided visit, guests are also introduced to glaciology and the effect climate change has on glaciers.

Into the Glacier / scheduled, shared tour

  • 2 adults
  • Transfers (shared) included: Shuttle bus to and from Husafell to glacier base, Monster truck transfer to and from ice tunnel
  • Total tour duration 3-4 hours (50 minutes inside the tunnel)

Bring with you:

  • Waterproof shoes and warm socks.
  • Base and mid layer clothing
  • Waterproof and warm coat.
  • Hat, gloves & sunglasses.

Overnight in Hotel Húsafell , Deluxe Double room

Description

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Day 3 Golden Circle, visit to Secret Lagoon

Place visiting
Southwest of Iceland's waterfalls, lakes and geysers , Approx drive: 288km / 179m
Today's Highlights

Approx drive: 288km / 179m
Head out south to explore the Golden Circle which consists of Geysir, Gullfoss Waterfalls and Thingvellir National Park. Of all the spectacular nature that resides in Iceland these are three “must see” highlights that are easily experienced in one day. Drive to Thingvellir National Park (UNESCO), Iceland’s greatest historical site and a jewel of nature. It is the visible site of the mid-Atlantic Ridge where the N. American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet.
Head to the breathtaking Gullfoss ‘Golden’ Waterfall where traversing a narrow path provides close-up views of the thundering two-tiered cascade below. The Geysir geothermal area is where hot springs are in abundance, geysers explode and boiling pools of mud bubble. Although the great Geysir is not as active these days, its neighbor Strokkur is very active, spouting water 30 meters (100 feet) up into the air every few minutes in a thrilling display of nature’s forces. Stop af Efsti-Dalur farm restaurant, to enjoy a delicious lunch or homemade ice cream (payable on spot) while having a close look at the farm´s cows and calves through a window in the restaurant.
Stop at Secret Lagoon, natural hot springs located in the small village of Fludir, based in the Golden Circle area. We have kept it natural and unique for our guests in order for them to experience the true Icelandic feeling. The pool’s natural surroundings and steam rising into the air gives the place a magical feeling. The warm water holds 38-40° Celsius all year. There are several geothermal spots in the area and a little Geysir which erupts every 5 minutes, showing off for the guests relaxing in the hot spring pool.

Self-drive tour: Golden Circle, visit to Secret Lagoon

  • Highlights: See the best of the southwest of Iceland's waterfalls, lakes and geysers.

Discover where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. Feel the spray of the Gullfoss Waterfall
 

Visit to Secret Lagoon

  • Including: towels and batherobes

Overnight in Hotel Grímsborgir , Superior Double room