If you want to experience pure nature and take a deep breath in a desolate outback, this tour is a great choice. Fjallabak Nature Reserve with its precious Landmannalaugar offers breathtaking views. Rhyolite and obsidian turned the hills into a colorful paradise, whereas lava fields spread their gloom in the valleys. Additionally, here and there everything is shrouded in the steams of geothermal springs. You can go on an exciting drive through the gravel roads of the interior, hike Bláhnúkur volcano crater or simply relax in the hot springs. There is plenty to do and to see.
Day 1 - Landmannalaugar - Fjallabak Nyrðra
You begin the tour by heading straight to the highlands. You drive through the beautiful valley of Þjórsárdalur. Once you are inland you keep driving through rather barren land up to the moment when the landscape becomes unbelievably colorful with steaming hot springs. It is a clear sign that you arrived in Landmannalaugar wonderland. The fuss at the base is caused by numerous hikers starting here famous Laugavegurinn trail. You can find peace in the hills above though. There is also a popular hot pot where you can take a bath. Spend the rest of the day on exploring breathtaking sites of Fjallabak Nature Reserve. There is several places worth a visit, like Ljótipollur and Bláhnúkur craters or Frostastaðavatn lake. Overnight stay in Landmannalaugar area.
The driving distance for this day is +- 175km.
Day 2 - Fjallabak Syðra
This day is dedicated to the southern part of Fjallabak Nature Reserve and its constantly changing landscape. The whole region was formed in the volcanic eruptions and has been affected by geothermal activity. Its majestic multi-coloured rhyolite and obsidian mountains together with numerous lakes and jaggy lava flows creates true wonderland. It is a lot of fun driving up and down on these gravel roads, crossing several un-bridged rivers and visiting various geothermal areas and waterfalls. You should also take breaks, step out of the car and enjoy beauty and calm of this pure nature. There is several hiking options that you should try out. Experience travelling in a unique wilderness. Overnight stay in the area.
The driving distance for this day is +- 130km.
Day 3 - Reykjavík
On the last day of the tour you pass by monumental Hekla volcano, the most active volcano in Iceland and slowly head back to Reykjavík. You can make a little detour to majestic Háifoss, one of the highest waterfalls in Iceland. Enjoy a relaxing drive through the lowlands with stopping by at the points of interest.
The driving distance for this day is +- 203km.
What is Ísafold Travel’s cancellation policy?
All cancellations must be made by e-mail or letter. In conformity with business practices within the Icelandic travel industry, the travel agent is obliged to charge cancellation fees to passenger(s) as follows, in addition to the non-refundable deposit:
More than 6 weeks prior to arrival: No additional charge
Less than 6 weeks and more than 2 weeks: 15%
Less than 2 weeks and more than 72 hours: 50%
Less than 72 hours and more than 24 hours: 75%
Less than 24 hours notice, and no-shows: 100%
We recommend that all passengers take out comprehensive travel insurance.
Does Ísafold Travel handle domestic/international flights?
Ísafold Travel does not handle or book international flights from and to Iceland for our clients. However, flights between Iceland and Greenland and domestic flights in Iceland can be arranged by us.
What is a self-drive/self-guided tour?
A self-drive or self-guided tour is a packaged tour that allows you to travel at your own pace – by yourself or in a group. We arrange everything from the vehicle to accommodation so you don’t have to worry about anything. You can just go and enjoy your own private road trip through Iceland.
Do kids get a discount on some of the activities?
Yes, depending on their age they might be eligible for a discount on some of the activities. Please write their ages in the comments while booking and the discount they are eligible for while be deducted from the remaining balance.
Is it possible to customise my tour after booking?
Yes! It’s absolutely possible to further customise your tour after booking through our website. We only require a 20% deposit to be paid up front before we start customising your tour.
Am I required to pay the full amount upon booking?
No. It’s possible to pay only a 20% deposit upon booking. The remaining amount will be required no later than 30 days before your tour starts.
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Prices & Availability
Please note that you can further customize your tour after paying the deposit.*
*It’s possible to pay a 20% deposit in advance and customize the tour you booked before requiring a full payment. However, this only applies if you are booking more than 30 days in advance of the starting date of your tour.
- Pickup & return from hotel in Reykjavík area (8:00 – 18:00)
- Rental car with unlimited mileage, CDW insurance
- Breakfast (except for dormitory accommodation)
- WiFi connectivity in the car
- Map of Iceland and detailed itinerary of your tour
- Pamphlet about driving in Iceland
- Optional meeting with travel consultant
- 24 hour emergency service
- Taxes & service fees
What’s not included?
- Gasoline / Diesel
- Personal Travel Insurances
- Additional activities
- Meals or drinks
- Entrance fees unless otherwise stated
- Parking and road tunnel fees
- Any services not listed under list of included items