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The Ultimate Iceland Road Trip Explore Iceland in a 4x4 campervan from famous geysirs, waterfalls and National Parks to lesser known rhyolite massifs, lunar calderas and lava fields... This ultimate active road trip begins with the Golden Circle and Þingvellir UNESCO World Heritage Site, then you head to the lesser known ochre geothermal world of Kerlingarfjöll. From here, you continue north to the whale watching capital of Europe and the oldest settlement in Iceland, Húsavík. The North of Iceland has many secrets to reveal, lunar calderas, lava fields and thermal baths are waiting to be explored. Next, you journey south through the desert to the black sand beaches, icebergs filled lakes and characteristic National Parks of the south... Discover the freedom which comes with campervan travel and visit the best of Iceland - an iconic Icelandic adventure.

Points forts
  • A 4x4 campervan road trip - the best way to see Iceland
  • Go hiking in rhyolite massifs, though lava fields and in National Parks
  • Black sand beaches, icebergs and volcanoes...
  • Your detailed Altai Road Book includes a travel guide, maps and recommendations
Partager
En résumé
Région
Islande
Durée
14 jours
Groupe
2 à 5 personnes
Code
EISLL4WDVA
Niveau
2/5
Confort
2/5

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 1

    Arrival Keflavik

    Welcome to Iceland! Enjoy an evening at leisure to relax, explore and prepare for your road trip.
  • Jour 2

    The Golden Circle

    Collect your campervan this morning and discover the famous Golden Circle. This includes the beautiful Þingvellir UNESCO World Heritage Site, a Mid-Atlantic fault and meeting place of the world’s oldest Parliament; Gullfoss waterfall (‘Golden Waterfall’), a gigantic two-tiered waterfall with impressive basalt columns and the restless geothermal area of Geysir and the extraordinary Strokkur Geyser. Take the 35 Kjölur road northwards to Kerlingarfjöll.
    The Golden Circle
  • Jour 3

    Kerlingarfjöll

    Go hiking in the rhyolite massif of Kerlingarfjöll. Discover a magical geothermal world of hot rivers, steaming solfatares and bubbling fumerolles where bright orange hills contrast dramatically with enormous white glaciers... Very few tourists take time to visit this locally renowned destination - a truly wild Icelandic gem.
    Kerlingarfjöll
  • Jour 4

    Húsavík and the North Coast

    The traditional fishing town of Húsavík is the Northernmost point of this adventure, it is the oldest settlement in Iceland and it is known as the whale watching capital of Europe! Take a boat trip to see these magnificent mammals, visit the iconic church and explore local museums...
    Húsavík and the North Coast
  • Jour 5

    Husavik - Asbyrgi - Dettifoss - Grimstadir

    Discover the unique horse shoe shaped canyon of Asbyrgi and journey to Grimstadir. Stop en route to explore Jökulsargljufur National Park, home to the most powerful waterfall in Europe, Dettifoss falls. Here, you can go hiking along the beautiful gorge of basalt columns accompanied by the roar of the mighty falls.
    Husavik - Asbyrgi - Dettifoss - Grimstadir
  • Jour 6

    Grimstadir - Askja - Myvatn

    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 alongst the Dyngjuljöll mountains. You can explore the largest caldera in Iceland, it 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 Askja can be quite long and tiring. For a more relaxing day we suggest a hike to Krafla volcano with its impressive lava fields and formations - Krafla erupted 9 times between 1975 and 1984! Overnight in volcanic area of the beautiful Lake Mývatn.
    Grimstadir - Askja - Myvatn
  • Jour 7

    Mývatn

    Explore the active volcanic area of Lake Mývatn. Discover the views from on top of the impressive Hverfjall crater and visit the famous lava formations of Dimmuborgir. Explore Storagja fault, visit the pseudo-craters of Skutustadargigar and relax in the stunning Mývatn Nature Baths.
    Mývatn
  • Jour 8

    Mývatn - Landmannlaugar

    Journey through the desert of Sprengisandur to the colourful area of Lanmannalaugar. 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 the two enormous glaciers Vatnajökull and Hofsjökull.
    Mývatn - Landmannlaugar
  • Jour 9

    Landmannalaugar

    Take time to explore this extraordinary area of rhyolite mountains and volcanoes. 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. You can 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 10

    Kirkjubaejarklaustur / Skaftafell

    Go hiking in the National Park at the foot of the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull. There are lots of stunning trails here as well as the highest peak in the country Hvannadalshnukur (2119m) a summit with simply breathtaking views.
    Kirkjubaejarklaustur / Skaftafell
  • Jour 11

    Skaftafell and Jökulsárlón

    Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon is a truly magical place where strangely-shaped blocks of floating ice drift from Breidarmerkurjökull glacier towards the sea. Nearby you can find black sand beaches scattered with mini icebergs which glisten like diamonds in the sun... You can take a boat trip here through the ice filled waters where seals frequent.
    Skaftafell and Jökulsárlón
  • Jour 12

    The road to Skógar

    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 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.
    The road to Skógar
  • Jour 13

    Skógar - Reykjavik

    Enjoy an evening in the vibrant capital city of Reykjavik, on the way why not visit the iconic Skógar and great Skógafoss waterfalls? There is also an interesting folk museum at Skogar with ancient peat-roofed houses...
    Skógar - Reykjavik
  • Jour 14

    Farewell Iceland

    Return your vehicle and onwards travel.

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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. You can call us 24/7 during your trip - we are here to ensure you have the best holiday.

    Alimentation

    Breakfast is provided when staying in guesthouse accommodation. Your campervan is equiped with cooking equipment and gas. Lots of recommendations of where to eat out and where to purchase food can be found in your Road Book.
    Typical Icelandic Cuisine
    A wide variety of foods from around the world are available in Iceland. Lamb and fish dishes are widely eaten; popular local foods include skyr (protein rich yogurt), rúgbrauð (rye bread) and preserved foods: Pickled, dried or smoked. Brennivín (a spirit) is considered the national distilled drink.

    Hébergement

    Discover Iceland by 4x4 campervan - our detailed roadbook includes all the best possible camping spots for nights in your 4x4 campervan. You can hire tents as an additional option if you wish.
    Your first and last nights will be spent in guesthouse accommodation with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities, hot showers and heating.

    Déplacement et portage

    Iceland has a fabulous network of scenic roads which connect its most amazing destinations. Some 'roads' are however more like 'tracks' and fjord crossings are not uncommon - a 4x4 vehicle is necessary for this route.
    In general you can expect to find petrol stations, shops and accommodation options around every 70 miles. Fuel is not included in the car rental rates but prices in Iceland are fair.

    Budget et change

    The currency in Iceland is Icelandic Krona (ISK). Please budget for:
    • Meals, drinks & personal expenses
    • Museum entry fees and additional activities
    • 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

    A detailed Road Book with maps, information and recommendations.
    Your campervan includes:
    Linen: towels (two sizes), tea towel, Duvet or sleeping bags, pillows, blankets.
    Kitchenware: pots, pans, plates, glasses, cups, kettle, knives, forks, spoons, ladles, can opener, bottle opener, simple coffee maker, cheese grater, lighter.
    Liquid soap, washing up liquid, new kitchen brush, sponge, rags, dust brush.
    Propane gas 9 kilos. Cleaning, Inverter (12V to 230V).
    • A warm sleeping bag
    • Walking boots
    • Waterproof jacket (with a hood)
    • Waterproof trousers
    • A warm jumper or two
    • Suitable underwear, t-shirts and walking trousers
    • Thermals - top & long johns
    • A swimsuit
    • Warm gloves and hat (even in the summer - evenings can be chilly)
    • Sunhat and sun cream
    • Sunglasses (UV 400)
    • Any personal medication
    • Towel & toiletries
    • A water bottle
    • A small rucksack to use as a day bag
    • Warm pyjamas
    • Head torch & spare batteries (although it is nearly always light in the summer months)
    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 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 (English is widely spoken)
    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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