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Scenes of Iceland Explore Icelands most famous hiking locations with maximum freedom and flexibility... This adventure includes vehicle hire and a carefully planned suggestive itinerary so that you can get the most from your holiday. Explore Icelands varied scenes from the dramatic South Coast to the alien landscapes of the North; from the stunning remote West Fjords to Icelands biggest cities and settlements. Camping accommodation can provide that extra element of adventure and even more flexibility - various accommodation options available.

Points forts
  • Whale-watching, bird spotting and bathing in hot springs; glaciers, volcanos and icebergs
  • Hiking in Icelands most famous destinations including Landmannalaugar, Mývatn and Snæfellsnes peninsula
  • Our smooth logistics, carefully designed flexible itinerary and state of the art camping equipment
Partager
En résumé
Région
Islande
Durée
15 jours
Groupe
2 à 8 personnes
Code
EISLL4VA

Programme

  • Jour 1
  • Jour 2
  • Jour 3
  • Jour 4
  • Jour 5
  • Jour 6
  • Jour 7
  • Jour 8
  • Jour 9
  • Jour 10
  • Jour 11
  • Jour 12
  • Jour 13
  • Jour 14
  • Jour 15
  • Jour 1

    Welcome to Iceland

    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. Free evening in Reykjavík.
    Welcome to Iceland
  • Jour 2

    Reykjavík / The Golden Circle / Skogar

    Today we recommend exploring Icelands famous Golden Circle en route 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. Explore 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.
    Reykjavík / The Golden Circle / Skogar
  • Jour 3

    Skogar / Vík / Skaftafell

    Today you have a chance to explore 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 is so impressive that it has featured in many films and TV shows including Star Wars Rogue One, Star Trek Into Darkness and Game of Thrones) Arrival in Skaftafell National Park this afternoon
    Skogar / Vík / Skaftafell
  • Jour 4

    Skaftafell / Jökulsárlón / Skaftafell

    This morning you can explore Vatnajökull National Park and go hiking at the foot of the largest glacier in Europe. There are lots of stunning trails here as well as the highest peak in the country Hvannadalshnukur (2119m) a summit with breathtaking views. Today you can also visit Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, a truly magical place where floating icebergs drift from Breidarmerkurjökull glacier towards the sea. You can take a boat trip here through the ice filled waters.and if you are lucky perhaps you will spot seals playing between the lumps of floating ice.
    Skaftafell / Jökulsárlón / Skaftafell
  • Jour 5

    Skaftafell / Landmannalaugar

    Today you can visit the largest volcanic canyon in the world, Eldgjá. The eruption at Eldgja in ~935 AD is believed to have lasted 3-8 years and to have produced around 19.6 cubic km of lava, making it the largest basaltic flood lava eruption in historic time! Here you can find beautiful mountain trails and the Ófærufoss waterfall (‘the impassable waterfall’). This afternoon you will arrive at the iconic multi-coloured mountains of Landmannalaugar where you can enjoy more beautiful walking and bathe in the warm river and hot water springs.
    Skaftafell / Landmannalaugar
  • Jour 6

    Landmannalaugar

    Today you can take time to explore this extraordinary area of volcanoes and rhyolite mountains. You can follow winding trails and discover the volcanic massif Torfajökull, the valley of the Storihver hot springs and Brennisteinsalda Mountain, the most colourful volcano in Iceland. Explore the vast Laugahraun lava fields and you can even climb to the top of Blahnukur for an exceptional panorama view. You can finish the day by swimming or relaxing in a warm river near to our camping spot.
    Landmannalaugar
  • Jour 7

    Landmannalaugar / Sprengisandur / Mývatn

    This morning you head to Mývatn via the desert of Sprengisandur. Drive along the Sprengisandur track which follows the ancient pass through the highland desert: a mythical area of grey stone and black sand as far as the eye can see. Your route passes between two enormous glaciers Vatnajökull and Hofsjökull
    Landmannalaugar / Sprengisandur / Mývatn
  • Jour 8

    Mývatn

    Today you can explore the active volcanic area of Lake Mývatn. Here you can find the impressive Hverfjall crater and the famous ava formations of Dimmuborgir. You can explore Storagja fault and Skutustadargigar pseudo-craters and visit Mývatn Nature Baths.
    Mývatn
  • Jour 9

    Mývatn / Askja / Mývatn

    Askja is one of Icelands most isolated and spectacular landscapes, a truly remote destination so ‘out of this world’ that it is where the first people to walk on the moon trained. There are beautiful hiking opportunities at Askja and the Dyngjuljöll mountains. You can explore the largest caldera in Iceland, a remarkable feature which last erupted in 1961 and left behind an impressive lava field, 5 characteristic craters and a beautiful small island in the middle of the lake. The track to get to Askja can be quite long and tiring. For a more relaxing day we suggest a hike to Krafla volcano and its impressive lava fields and formations - Krafla erupted 9 times between 1975 and 1984!
    Mývatn / Askja / Mývatn
  • Jour 10

    Jökulsargljufur Park / Húsavík

    Jökulsargljufur National Park is home to the famous Dettifoss falls known as the most powerful waterfall in Europe. Hike along the beautiful gorge here on your way to Húsavík today. This traditional fishing town is the Northernmost point of our adventure, it is the oldest settlement in Iceland and it is known as the whale watching capital of Europe! We recommend taking a boat trip to see whales +/or puffins and visiting the church and museums here. and it is known as the whale watching capital of Europe!
    Jökulsargljufur Park / Húsavík
  • Jour 11

    Húsavík / Goðafoss / Akureyri / Varmahlíð

    Visit the 'waterfall of Gods' Goðafoss, a feature which truly lives up to its name and explore Akureyri, the vibrant capital of the North. Todays journey continues to the great agricultural fjord of Skagafjördur where you can visit Glaumbær the perfectly preserved peat farm and uncover more about Icelands history and traditions.
    Húsavík / Goðafoss / Akureyri / Varmahlíð
  • Jour 12

    Varmahlíð / Snaefellsnes

    Todays journey leads to the West Fjords where you can discover the beautiful Snaefellsnes peninsula. A stunning area dotted with islets where seals sleep and play.
    Varmahlíð / Snaefellsnes
  • Jour 13

    Stykkishólmur / Arnarstapi

    Discover the stunning Snaefellsnes Penninsula with its magnificent basalt organ cliffs and the characteristic volcano, Snaefellsjökull. (The volcano was famed by Jules Verne in his novel 'Journey to the Center of the Earth'!) The penninsula is home to thousands of birds, look out for Black-legged Kittiwakes, Arctic Terns, Northern Fulmar, and Northern Gannets.
    Stykkishólmur / Arnarstapi
  • Jour 14

    Arnastapi / Reykjavík

    The south coast of the peninsula is equally as beautiful with its white sandy beaches. There are fantastic hiking opportunities here among the basalt oragans and birds between Arnarstapi and Hellna. This afternoon it is back to Reykjavik for a free evening to explore the highlights of the capital city and to return your camping equipment. We have lots of recommendations for your final evening in Iceland.
    Arnastapi / Reykjavík
  • Jour 15

    Farewell Iceland

    Return of vehicle and flight home
    Farewell Iceland

Périodes & budget

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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 at the guesthouse in Reykjavik.
    If you are camping we will provide you with camping equipment to cook your own meals and you will be responsible for your food. The tap water in Iceland is of very high quality and it is delicious
    Alcohol is very expensive in Iceland and you can only buy beer which is stronger than 2.25% alcohol in state run liquor stores. If you want to enjoy an evening drink after your days adventures, we recommend buying Duty Free alcohol in the airport..
    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).

    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 gear will be provided including a 3 man dome tent per 2 people and cooking equipment
    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.

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