Adrenaline Iceland Circle 10 days


A self drive Iceland Circle Tour combined with unique activities, such as snorkelling in arctic waters, ice climbing in Skaftafell National Park and white water rafting in one of Europe┤s best rafting rivers. Make the most of your stay in Iceland ľ see the most popular sites around the island and get some adrenaline pumping action.

Due to limited availability of rental cars this summer we strongly advice planning your road trip timely and if you are looking to book a road trip with less than 5 weeks notice please contact us to check availability

Overview

Map for Adrenaline Iceland Circle  10 days tour
  • Duration:10 days / 9 nights
  • By Car km/mi:1770
  • Season:May 15 to September 12
  • Operates:Daily
  • Price From:208903 ISK/Per Person
  • Tour ID:RT25

Not Included

  • Fuel

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival



Day 1. Arrival
Following your arrival at airport, transfer to your ReykjavÝk accommodation. Spend the rest of the day exploring the capital of Iceland. ReykjavÝk offers great variety of shopping, sightseeing and fine dining.

Highlights:
Reykjavik City

Overnight:
Reykjavik City


Day 2. The Golden Circle and Snorkeling in Silfra fissure



Pick up your car in the morning and head out for your Iceland road trip adventure. Your first stop will be Ůingvellir National Park where you will join a snorkelling tour in Silfra fissure. Nestled in the heart of Ůingvellir National Park, Silfra is an otherworldly sight located on top of the tectonic plate rift between Europe and North America. The crystal-clear water in the deep fissure gives you the impression of being weightless as you float down with the lazy current. Silfra is frequently rated as one of the worldĺs top ten dive sites, and visibility reaches up to 100 metres. The water temperature in Slifra is only couple degrees (Celsius), but don┤t worry, you will be provided with a dry suit that will keep you dry and warm. After the snorkelling tour enjoy Ůingvellir National park, which is also an UNESCO World Heritage site. Continue to Geysir geothermal area filled with geysers and hot springs. One of the geysers sprouts boiling hot water 15-20 meters in the air every 8 minutes or so in a majestic display so make sure you stick around for the show. Continue further to Gullfoss, the Golden Waterfall but Gullfoss waterfall is one of Icelandĺs most impressive waterfalls and a site not to be missed. On the way to your lodging don┤t miss the picturesque waterfall Faxi and impressive volcano crater Keri­.

Highlights:
Ůingvellir National Park
Geysir Geothermal Area
Gullfoss Waterfall
Keri­ Crater
Selfoss Town
Hella Town

Driving Distance:
200 kilometers

Overnight:
Hella area


Day 3. The Scenic South Coast - Waterfalls - Black Beaches - Volcanoes and Glaciers



Today you will explore the scenic south shore of Iceland. Your first stop will be at the inspiring waterfall Seljalandsfoss where in the summer one can take a scenic walk behind the falls. A little further east, stop at Skˇgafoss, another impressive waterfall with two majestic glaciers towering above it. Continue your journey to the Dyrhˇlaey Headland, a natural reserve where many seabirds nest in the summer. Visit the spectacular black beach at the Reynisdrangar Pinnacles on your way to the charming town of Vik, the southernmost town in the country. The town of KirkjubŠjarklaustur waits across the Mřrdalssandur floodplains and Eldhraun, the most extensive lava field ever to flow on Earth in historical time. Stop by Fja­rßrglj˙fur Canyon located just west from KirkjubŠjarklaustur and the Kirkjugˇlfi­ (the Church Floor), a protected natural monument just east of KirkjubŠjarklaustur. Kirkjugˇlfi­'s basalt columns have been eroded and shaped by wind and water, but they look man-made.

Highlights:
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Skˇgafoss Waterfall
Reynisfjara Beach
Dyrhˇlaey Nature Reserve
KirkjubŠjarklaustur Town

Driving Distance:
240 kilometers

Overnight:
KirkjubŠjarklaustur area


Day 4. Ice Climbing at Skaftafell National Park



Continue to Skaftafell National Park, an oasis at the foot of the glacier that is famous for its tranquil, but rugged natural beauty. We recommend an easy hike to Svartifoss, one of Icelandĺs most picturesque waterfalls. Join an ice climbing tour from the national park. The tour is suitable for all levels as level challenge is adaptable to each group and individual. SvÝnafellsj÷kull glacier is perfect playground for glacier hikes and ice climbing. You will be stunned by the spectacular scenery all around. After the glacier adventure, continue to J÷kulsßrlˇn glacial lagoon, which is considered by many to be the greatest natural sight in the country and where huge icebergs float in the crystal clear lagoon. You may want to join an amphibian boat tour among the huge icebergs, you might even spot some seals swimming in the ice cold lagoon.

Highlights:
Skaftafell
Vatnaj÷kull Glacier
J÷kulsßrlˇn Glacier Lagoon
H÷fn Town

Driving Distance:
150 kilometers

Overnight:
H÷fn area


Day 5. Tranquil East Fjords - Hallormssta­arskˇgur Forest - Egilssta­ir Town



From H÷fn continue to the peaceful East Fjords and enjoy the breath taking view of the fjords. After a morning of fjord scenery continue to Egilssta­ir town, located by Lake Lagarfljˇt which is said to be the home of Icelandic Loch Ness. The älake wormô is a huge creature, only seen in rare occasions, so be sure to have your eyes open and camera ready if it decides to show up. The lake is up to 130 meters deep, so there is plenty of space for the worm to hide. Continue along the lakeside to Hallormssta­ur village which is surrounded by the lush Hallormssta­askˇgur Forrest. After you have explored Hallormssta­ur village continue to Lake Mřvatn area.

Highlights:
Dj˙pivogur Town
St÷­varfj÷r­ur Fjord
Egilssta­ir Town

Driving Distance:
420 kilometers

Overnight:
Mřvatn area


Day 6. Lake Mřvatn Area and Akureyri City



Numerous interesting sites are found in the area of Lake Mřvatn, including mud pools at Nßmafjall, volcanoes such as Krafla and mysterious lava formations at Dimmuborgir. Spend the day exploring the breath taking scenery of Mřvatn area and don┤t forget to visit the Nature Baths at Mřvatn, where you can soak in mineral rich waters and relax. Continue to Akureyri city, which is also called the Capital of the North. On the way to Akureyri make sure to stop at Go­afoss waterfall (The waterfall of the Gods). There is a special story about the waterfall ľ a law speaker named Ůorkell threw pagan gods into the waterfall. It took place in the year 1000 when Icelanders converted to Christianity. As you arrive at Akureyri consult the visitorĺs centre for maps and information about this vibrant city which is always full of life and offers variety of things to do and see.

Highlights:
Lake Mřvatn
Go­afoss Waterfall
Akureyri Town

Driving Distance:
145 kilometers

Overnight:
Akureyri area


Day 7. Skagafj÷r­ur Area



This is rather easy day and you have opportunity to relax before tomorrow┤s action. After a visit to Akureyri city, youĺll head out to the countryside for some more experiences. Drive to Skagafj÷r­ur fjord, known for its agricultural prosperity and horse breeding. You may also want to visit the fascinating GlaumbŠr folk museum, which is housed in an old turf farm. In the evening we recommend a visit to a natural hot springs called Grettislaug, soak in the warm waters and enjoy the tranquil scenery around you.

Highlights:
GlaumbŠr Folk Museum

Driving Distance:
120 kilometers

Overnight:
Skagafj÷r­ur area


Day 8. White Water Rafting and North-West Iceland



In the morning head to rafting base where you will be provided with all necessary equipment and soon you will be doing a 3 hour, action filled rafting tour, not for the faint harted in one of Europe┤s best rafting rivers. You don┤t need a previous experience in rafting, however you can┤t be afraid of getting wet if you want to join this rafting tour. This rafting trip is graded 4 out of 5 and the minimum age to join this thrilling river rafting action is 18 years. Along thrilling action and adrenaline pumping you will witness the raw beauty of East Glacial River ľ its spectacular canyon and astonishing scenery. After the river rafting adventure continue south to town of Borgarnes for an overnight stay.

Driving Distance:
255 kilometers

Overnight:
Borgarnes area


Day 9. Hvalfj÷r­ur Fjord - Reykjanes Peninsula and the Blue Lagoon



Head towards ReykjavÝk via the scenic Hvalfj÷r­ur Fjord (The Whale Fjord) .Continue your journey to the lunar-like landscapes of the Reykjanes Peninsula. Visit Lake Kleifarvatn and the KrÝsuvÝk geothermal area for a feel of the power of the Earth. Continue to GrindavÝk, a quaint fishing town, and the further to the amazing Blue Lagoon. Here you can enjoy a optional relaxing bath in the mineral rich waters and apply some of the silica mud to rejuvenate and your soften skin. At the Blue Lagoon, you can enjoy a stroll, dine at the Lava Restaurant, get a massage, and visit the Blue Lagoon CafÚ. It's a great place to collect your thoughts after your days exploring Iceland. Head back to ReykjavÝk and drop off the car.

Highlights:
Lake Kleifarvatn
KrřsuvÝk Geothermal Area
GrindavÝk Town
The Blue Lagoon


Driving Distance:
260 kilometers

Overnight:
Reykjavik City


Day 10. Departure



Try to schedule an afternoon flight so you will have time to catch any of the ReykjavÝk sites you might have missed when you arrived or go shopping on Laugavegur Street. Youĺll be transferred from your accommodation to the airport by a comfortable Wi-Fi connected bus.



Accommodation

Comfort Accommodation
Comfort Accommodation


Private rooms with private WC facilities and shower/bath in hotels or well appointed guesthouses.
Breakfast is included.
Double rooms at most Icelandic hotels are twin rooms with two single beds. In most cases the two single beds can be put together to make a double bed. However this varies from one hotel / guesthouse to another.
Triple rooms are in most cases double rooms with an extra bed and therefore floor space may be limited when an extra bed has been added.

Economy Accommodation
Economy Accommodation


Private rooms with shared WC facilities and shower in guesthouses.
Breakfast is included.
Double rooms at most Icelandic hotels are twin rooms with two single beds. In most cases the two single beds can be put together to make a double bed. However this varies from one hotel / guesthouse to another.
Triple rooms are in most cases double rooms with an extra bed and therefore floor space may be limited when an extra bed has been added.

Mixed Accommodation
Mixed Accommodation


Combination of both Economy and Comfort accommodation.
With 50/50 distribution of nights you get the best from both categories, economy and comfort. For tours with odd numbers of nights, the additional night is booked in Comfort accommodation.
Breakfast is included.
Double rooms at most Icelandic hotels are twin rooms with two single beds. In most cases the two single beds can be put together to make a double bed. However this varies from one hotel / guesthouse to another.
Triple rooms are in most cases double rooms with an extra bed and therefore floor space may be limited when an extra bed has been added.

Quality Accommodation
Quality Accommodation


Rooms in the highest quality accommodation available with private shower or bath and WC.
Breakfast is included.
Double rooms at most Icelandic hotels are twin rooms with two single beds.In most cases the two single beds can be put together to make a double bed. However this varies from one hotel / guesthouse to another.
Triple rooms are in most cases double rooms with an extra bed and therefore floor space may be limited when an extra bed has been added.

Rental Cars

01.A - Hyundai I10 or similar - Manual -

01.A - Hyundai I10 or similar - Manual -

  • Passengers:4
  • Suitcases:1
  • Doors:5
  • Operation:Manual
02.D - Hyundai I10 or similar - Automatic -

02.D - Hyundai I10 or similar - Automatic -

  • Passengers:4
  • Suitcases:1
  • Doors:5
  • Operation:Automatic
03.N - VW Polo or similar - Manual -

03.N - VW Polo or similar - Manual -

  • Passengers:5
  • Suitcases:2
  • Doors:5
  • Operation:Manual
04.O - VW Polo or similar - Automatic -

04.O - VW Polo or similar - Automatic -

  • Passengers:5
  • Suitcases:2
  • Doors:5
  • Operation:Automatic
05.B - VW Golf or similar - Manual -

05.B - VW Golf or similar - Manual -

  • Passengers:5
  • Suitcases:2
  • Doors:5
  • Operation:Manual
06.L - VW Golf or similar - Automatic -

06.L - VW Golf or similar - Automatic -

  • Passengers:5
  • Suitcases:2
  • Doors:5
  • Operation:Automatic
07.E - Hyundai I30 station or similar - Manual -

07.E - Hyundai I30 station or similar - Manual -

  • Passengers:5
  • Suitcases:4
  • Doors:5
  • Operation:Manual
09.M - Skoda Octavia Station AWD or similar - Automatic -

09.M - Skoda Octavia Station AWD or similar - Automatic -

  • Passengers:5
  • Suitcases:4
  • Doors:5
  • Operation:Automatic
10.P - Suzuki Vitara 4WD or similar - Manual -

10.P - Suzuki Vitara 4WD or similar - Manual -

  • Passengers:5
  • Suitcases:3
  • Doors:5
  • Operation:Manual
11.H - Kia Sportage 4WD or similar - Automatic -

11.H - Kia Sportage 4WD or similar - Automatic -

  • Passengers:5
  • Suitcases:3
  • Doors:5
  • Operation:Automatic
12.J - Land Rover Discovery Sport 4WD or similar - Automatic -

12.J - Land Rover Discovery Sport 4WD or similar - Automatic -

  • Passengers:5
  • Suitcases:3
  • Doors:5
  • Operation:Automatic
13.K - Toyota Landcruiser 4WD or similar - Automatic -

13.K - Toyota Landcruiser 4WD or similar - Automatic -

  • Passengers:5
  • Suitcases:4
  • Doors:5
  • Operation:Automatic
14.XE - VW Transporter 2WD or similar - Manual -

14.XE - VW Transporter 2WD or similar - Manual -

  • Passengers:9
  • Suitcases:4
  • Doors:4
  • Operation:Manual
15.XG - VW Transporter 4WD or similar - Manual -

15.XG - VW Transporter 4WD or similar - Manual -

  • Passengers:9
  • Suitcases:4
  • Doors:4
  • Operation:Manual

Other Information

This tour can be customized to your specifications and needs, so if you have any special requests, please donĺt hesitate to contact us. We will be more than happy to help you arrange the perfect Icelandic vacation.


*FAQ*

We are arriving very early. What is the check in time?
Check in time is usually between 14:00 - 16:00 for accommodation in Iceland. The only way to secure an early check in is to book the night before as well. However if a room is ready you should be able to check in early.

Where to eat during the tour?
In the small towns around Iceland you will find restaurants, bakeries and cafes where you can get something to eat. If you are going to the highlands we recommend purchasing something to take with you as there are very limited options for meals in the remote highland areas.

Are there any hidden charges?
There are no hidden charges or fees you should be aware of. Note that fuel and meals other than breakfast are not included.

What type of car is recommended?
During summer (May - September) any type of vehicle is sufficient for this tour. In winter between mid September ľ mid April we recommend a 4x4 vehicle as there is a chance of some snow or ice on the road. The cars are equipped with good winter tires during winter.

Do I need an international driverĺs license?
No you do not need an international drivers license but you need a valid driverĺs licence, which you will have held for at least two years. Travellers from overseas will need a licence issued in their country of residence along with an English translation (where appropriate). Some form of picture Identity is required, e.g. Passport, ID card etc. A valid credit card is also required.

How far is it between gas stations?
Gas stations can be found in almost all towns around Iceland so running out of gas is not a likely scenario. However before going to the highland areas we recommend filling up the tank as there are no gas stations in the highlands.

Do hotels and guesthouses offer Wi-Fi internet connection?
Most hotels and guesthouses in Iceland do provide free access to Wi-Fi internet. Some hotels and guesthouses do charge a small fee for access to the internet.

How do I book and what is the process?
There are several factors that determine the tour price:
Ľ Time of the year you plan on visiting
Ľ Number of people travelling together
Ľ Type of car Car Info (Only applicable with self drive trips)
Ľ Accommodation type (we offer 2 categories of accommodation or you can choose mixture of both)
Ľ Optional Activities (Various optional activities are available with each trip)

There is a special Price Calculator button with every self-drive tours and private guided tours where you can enter your choice of type of accommodation, car, number of people and your arrival date. The Price Calculator will calculate and display the price according to your specifications. This way you can see how different choices in car and accommodation types affect the price of the package.

Once you are confident about your trip selection proceed to press the book now tab. Here you will fill in the required information and proceed through the booking process.

We require a 15% deposit at the time of booking. Full payment is due 5 weeks prior to arrival.

Once a booking is made an automatic e-mail is sent informing you that the order has been placed and is currently being processed by the IcelandRoadtrip.com team. You will then be contacted with by one of our trusted travel agents with further details.

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