Cultural Exceptional Iceland 10 Days Budget Self Drive
Cultural Exceptional Iceland 10 Days Budget Self Drive. Drive around Iceland for 7 days and stay for 8 to 9 nights. Drive along the black beaches of south Iceland with views of volcanoes and glaciers, hot springs, icebergs, extravagant waterfalls and dramatic landscapes. Visit the hidden places in the west of Iceland and the cozy towns on the east fjords filled with natural beauty and history. Visit these local towns and our hand-picked museums especially recommended for you. On this self-drive, you will have seen one of Iceland´s most beautiful sites with a touch of its Nordic culture.
Cultural Exceptional Iceland 10 Days Budget Self Drive Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival to Iceland – Check in at Hotel
Day 2: Drive along the Golden Circle of Iceland. Visit the extravagant waterfall of Gullfoss, explore the Þingvellir National Park and walk along the hot spring area of Geysir. (approximately 170 km, 105 miles).
Day 3: Get a slight touch of the Icelandic highlands. Visit the green valleys of Þjóðsársdalur Valley with a stop at the nearby waterfall Hjálpafoss. Take a walk among the ruins of a Viking farm and enjoy the magnificent views of the volcano Hekla (approximately 150 km, 93 miles).
Day 4: Explore the south coast of Iceland and see the dramatic landscapes along the coast. Walk on the black lava beaches of Reynisfjara, view volcanoes and glaciers and walk behind one of Iceland´s most magnificent waterfalls. Hike along one of the paths in Skaftafell National Park and view first hand icebergs floating in the sea (approximately 350 km, 271 miles).
Day 5: Drive along the east fjords and visit the small fishing towns such as Seyðisfjörður and the Old French Seaman´s Town of Fáskrúðsfjörður (approximately 250 km, 155 miles).
Day 6: Visit Námafjall Hot Spring Area and Krafla Volcanoes. Take a bath in the hot spring water of Mývatn and enjoy sceneries of wild birds and flowers in this protected area. Don´t forget to enjoy a walk among the lava fields of Dimmuborgir and visit the extravagant waterfalls of the north. Get to know Akureyri, the capital of the north (approximately 395 km, 245 miles).
Day 7: Get to know the Icelandic culture. Explore the towns along Eyjafjörður and get enjoy sceneries of the country. Visit a few museums, the old turf houses and see how the old Vikings lived (approximately 210 km, 130 miles).
Day 8: Stop at the arch of Hvítserkur, a piece of rock looking like a dragon in the sea. Visit the Icelandic “Fortress” used during the Viking times before exploring Vatnsnes Peninsula, home to the largest seal colony in Iceland. Stop by a seal museum before exploring the hidden crater of Bifröst (approximately 370 km, 229 miles).
Day 9: Free day in Reykjavik, visit the neighboring cities or departure day.
Day 10: Departure from Iceland.
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Information about what is included and what is not included in our self drive tours in Iceland
Iceland General Information
Iceland is a volcano island and has rough climate. It has extraordinary nature. Every visitor should prepare themselves for various adventures with colorful climate. The nature in Iceland is both ice cold and hot like a fire. Iceland has ice and gravel roads in the highlands. The sun in the spring and summer is strong. When you go to our glaciers bring your sunglasses since the sunlight reflects from the snow and ice. Wear warm and good shoes and dress warmly. The weather can be both warm and cold the same day. Iceland is a country of extremes. You will enjoy it and love. Be prepared for an exciting trip. This is the land of ice and fire.