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  • Introduction
  • Programme
  • Périodes & budget
  • Infos pratiques
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A Fairytale South Coast Adventure Unlock the secrets of Icelands dramatic South Coast. We have combined the freedom of having your own vehicle with our expert local knowledge to create a truly fabulous flexible intinerary. From iconic geothermals, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and black sand beaches to wild lava fields covered with blankets of green moss, peat roofed houses and a magical lagoon of floating icebergs... Unzip your tent to unspoilt views of alien volcanic landscapes or enjoy the comforts of farmhouse accommodation where you can sit, cup of tea in hand, listening to local tales of trolls and fairies...

Points forts
  • Car hire and a carefully designed flexible itinerary so you can discover total autonomy and unlock Icelands secrets at your own pace
  • Glaciers, puffins and black sand beaches; icebergs, mountains and the Blue Lagoon
  • Living like a local in farmhouse accommodation or becoming part of Icelands dramatic landscapes by camping

Partager
En résumé
Région
Islande
Durée
8 jours
Groupe
2 à 8 personnes
Code
EISLL8VA

Programme

  • Jour 1
  • Jour 2
  • Jour 3
  • Jour 4
  • Jour 5
  • Jour 6
  • Jour 7
  • Jour 8
  • Jour 1

    Welcome to Iceland

    Your flight arrives in Keflavik, here you can collect your vehicle for the week and drive to Reykjavik where a member of our team will be waiting for you. We will answer any questions you may have, provide you with your camping equipment and offer some local advice. Depending on your arrival time perhaps today is the day for a dip in the warm waters of the famous Blue Lagoon (payable locally).
    Welcome to Iceland
  • Jour 2

    Þingvellir / Gullfoss / Geysir

    Explore Icelands famous Golden Circle on your way to the South Coast. The circle includes the beautiful Þingvellir UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Mid-Atlantic fault and meeting place of the world’s oldest Parliament. Then, Gullfoss waterfall (‘Golden Waterfall’), the gigantic two-tiered waterfall with its impressive basalt columns and of course the exciting geothermal area of Geysir and the extraordinary Strokkur Geyser.
    Þingvellir / Gullfoss / Geysir
  • Jour 3

    Skogar / Kirkjubaejarklaustur

    The beautiful bronzed green mosses of Eldhraun stretch along the South Coast, this alien landscape comes from the eruption of Laki in the highlands nearby. This unique environment where nature prevails against all the odds is definitely worth exploring on your way to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.
    Skogar / Kirkjubaejarklaustur
  • Jour 4

    Kirkjubaejarklaustur / Skaftafell

    Go hiking in the National Park at the foot of the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull. Discover stunning trails through the lush greenland, fabulous geological formations and stunning views of the monochrone glacial world which surrounds. The highest peak in the country, the snow capped summit of Hvannadalshnukur (2119m) is found here.
    Kirkjubaejarklaustur / Skaftafell
  • Jour 5

    Skaftafell / Jökulsarlon / Skaftafell

    Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon is a truly magical place where icebergs drift from Breidarmerkurjökull glacier towards the sea. Nearby you can find black sand beaches scattered with lumps of ice which glisten like diamonds in the sun. If you are lucky perhaps you will spot seals playing between the lumps of floating ice. You can take a boat trip here (consult us).
    Skaftafell / Jökulsarlon / Skaftafell
  • Jour 6

    Skaftafell / Vik

    Discover Vik and the iconic black sand beaches of Reynisfjara - rated in the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world! With dramatic North Atlantic Ocean waves, black sands, impressive basalt columns, a huge cave, interesting folklore history plus the chance of puffin sightings this is a destination not to be missed. (This area has featured in many films and TV shows including Star Wars Rogue One, Star Trek Into Darkness and Game of Thrones)
    Skaftafell / Vik
  • Jour 7

    Skógar / Reykjavik

    Visit Skógar where you can admire the great Skógafoss waterfall and visit the folk museum with its old peat-roofed houses. Then continue to Reykjavik. Drop of your camping kit (if you chose to camp) and enjoy an afternoon in the capital city of Iceland. Visit the National Museum of Iceland, the Aurora Reykjavik Northern Lights Centre or the Reykjavik City Museum and Settlement Exhibition...
    Skógar / Reykjavik
  • Jour 8

    Farewell Iceland

    Return your vehicle in Keflavik and flight home
    Farewell Iceland

Périodes & budget

Cette expérience propose des dates et tarifs personnalisés. Vous pouvez vous y aventurer durant les mois suivants :
  • Avril
  • Mai
  • Juin
  • Juillet
  • Août
  • Septembre
  • Octobre
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Infos pratiques

  • Détails du voyage
  • équipement
  • Formalité et santé
  • Pays et climat
  • Encadrement

    Armed with an abundance of experience and a wealth of knowledge our professional Icelandic team know the country inside out. We are here to ensure you have the best possible trip so ask us anything, we love sharing our local knowledge!

    Alimentation

    Breakfast is provided in guesthouse accommodation/
    If you are camping we will provide you with camping equipment to cook your own meals and you will be responsible for your food.
    If you are staying in the farmhouse you will be fully catered for. For lunch each day you can choose to have a picnic lunch or sometimes to eat in at the farmhouse restaurant.
    We have lots of recommendations of where to eat and where to do groceries regardless of your budget. Iceland has options for everyone from traditional restaurants with adventurous local cuisine to cheap burgers and gourmet fish options.

    Hébergement

    Your first and last nights will be spent in a guesthouse close to Reykjavik city centre. It has shared bathroom and kitchen facilities, hot showers and heating. Please bring a sleeping bag.

    Camping

    Imagine unzipping your tent to views of geothermal hotspots, multi-coloured mountains and lava formations... Not only is camping an eco-friendly way to explore Icelands spectacular environment, it also means that these unspoilt remote areas literally become your home. We provide all of the technical equipment needed for your camping adventure. Generally we offer one 3 man dome tent per 2 people for maximum space and comfort, We will also provide you with modern cooking equipment, a few other essentials and some friendly advice to help you make the most of your adventure. Icelandic campsites are generally very clean with excellent facilities including eletrical outlets. Sometimes there is a hot water fee for showers (around 3-4euros).

    Farmhouse

    Farming is a big part of Icelandic traditional culture; staying in a farmhouse is a great way to meet locals and discover more about traditional Icelandic culture. Farmhouse stays normally come with full board and a shared kitchen/communal area, bathrooms are normally shared between 2-3 rooms and en suite options are sometimes available. Our farmhouses are popular and have limited capacity, especially in high season, reservation in advance is necessary!

    Déplacement et portage

    Care Hire

    Iceland has a fabulous network of scenic roads which connect its most popular destinations, most capes and the inhabited countryside across the island. Some of the 'roads' are however more like 'tracks' and fjord crossings are not uncommon - depending on your chosen route it may be advisable to reserve a 4x4 vehicle. From November to March we recommend that you hire a 4x4 vehicle regardless of your chosen route.
    In general you can expect to find petrol stations, shops and accommodation options around every 70miles. Fuel is not included in the car rental rates but prices in Iceland are fair.
    You will need a valid driver's license, issued for at least 12 months before the rental date.
    Minimum age: 20 or 23 for a 4x4 vehicle.
    Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) Insurance: Icelandic law demands that veicle rental is coupled with third party insurance. In the event of an accident you are responsible for all the damage. It is strongly advised to take out additional on site insurance to reduce costs in the event of an accident. CDW insurance is included in our prices. For more information and options please see the terms & conditions page for this trip and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

    Budget et change

    The currency in Iceland is Icelandic Krona (ISK). Please budget for:
    • Evening meals in Reykjavik (2500-5600ISK)
    • Drinks & personal expenses
    • Fuel & additional insurance options/car accessories

    Pourboire

    Although the custom is not widespread here, if you are satisfied with the services of your local team, tipping is always appreciated - it is not obligatory and should be left to the discretion of each individual.
  • Equipements

    All technical camping equipment will be provided if you have chosen our camping option
    Please bring a sleeping bag
    We prefer that you do not wear cotton clothing, including underwear, when participating in activities. When cotton gets wet from water or sweat it ceases to insulate and it does not dry fast. The best materials for outdoor activities are fast drying materials like polyester or materials which are warm when wet like wool. The most powerful materials against the wind and rain are 'breathable' materials like Gore-Tex or Nikwax.
    Our advice for keeping warm:
    Winter in Iceland can be very cold, please think carefully about what clothes you bring, although we will provide warm outer layers, the layers you wear next to your skin make the biggest difference.
    We recommend: No cottonBring dry spares of everything, even underwear and gloves
    Wear multiple layers including:
    1. warm breathable base layer
    2. second thermal layer
    3. Wind and waterproof protective out layer
    You may also consider packing
    • Your camera
    • Binoculars
    • A notepad and pencil
    • A thermos flask
    • Plastic bags for wet/dirty clothing
    • A comfortable evening outfit
    • Walking poles
    • Inflatable pillow
    • Insect repellant

    Baggages

    Please bring a small rucksack to use as a day bag. You can bring this as hand luggage on the aeroplane. You will carry your lunch, water, spare layers and any personal medication with you each day in this bag. You will also need a larger bag to store your other clothes and belongings in, please ensure that this is a soft bag like a rucksack or holdall rather than a hard cased suitcase because it is more practical to transport. We recommend packing all of your clothes in plastic bags so that they stay dry in the event of wet weather.

    Pharmacie

    Your companion has a first-aid kit during the tour. However, we recommend that you bring your medications:
    • Personal medication
    • Anti pain medication Paracetamol
    • Diarrhoea drugs
    • Intestinal dressing
    • Sun screen with strong protection for the lips and the skin
    • Eye drops for the eyes
    • Moisturizing cream for the treatment of superficial burns (blisters and sunburns)
    • An adhesive elastic band
    • a box of adhesive plasters and disinfectant compresses
    • Double skin for blisters
  • Passeport

    Most travellers require a passport that is valid for at least three months after the return date. It is your responsibility to confirm your specific passport requirements and please be aware that proof of onwards travel may be required. You can check your requierements by clicking the following link provided by the Icelandic government: www.utl.is/index.php/en/

    Visa

    EU citizen do not need a visa as Iceland is part of the Schengen cooperation.
    Travellers of other nationalities please check the following link of the Icleandic government to check: www.utl.is/index.php/en/visas

    Vaccins

    There are no specific health risks
  • Météo

    Contrary to the name 'Ice-land' the weather in Iceland is relatively mild considering its location. In summer the average temperature is 10-13°C (50-55 °F) but warm summer days can reach 20-25°C
    From June to September it is nearly always light with the return of night and the first Northern Lights appearances towards the end of August.

    Electricité

    Iceland uses Northern European electrical standards (50Hz/220 volts)  and the standard Europlug socket with two round prongs.
    Please be aware that some of our more remote campsites and refuges charge for electricity use.

    Temps

    Iceland uses Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) like the United Kingdom but does not observe daylight-saving time in the summer

    Topographie

    Area: 39,768.5 m²
    Population: 334,252 inhabitants (2016)
    Capital: Reykjavik
    Languages: Icelandic
    Regime: Parliamentary Republic
    Iceland is 20 million years old and is a volcanic island with around one eruption every 5 years. 11% of the island is covered with ice, 1% of the land is cultivated, 20% is grassland, 2% is lake, 40% is sand and the rest is desert.

L'agence locale

Altaï Iceland

C'est depuis la capitale Reykjavik que Judith concocte des voyages en Islande sur-mesure grâce à une logistique minutieuse : une armada de Defender prêts à affronter les routes les plus sauvages d'Islande, des tentes et tout le matériel de campement pour une autonomie complète lors des bivouacs.
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Altaï Iceland
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