Sunny summer cityscape of small fishing town. Stykkisholmur in Iceland

Highlight Tour of Iceland: 8-Day Self Drive Vacation

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Reykjavik, Stykkisholmur, Grundarfjörður, Laugarbakki...

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Suggested Duration

8 Days

Iceland’s culture is captured beautifully in the exuberant neighborhoods of Reykjavik, its volcanic landscapes carpet enormous parts of untouched Stykkisholmur and Laugarbakki, and its charming fishing heritage and exquisite culinary treats are prepared immaculately at family-run restaurants in Siglufjörður. Self-drive the breathtaking country on this handcrafted 8-day expedition across the northern tip of Iceland, to destinations packed with distinct character and loaded with exhilarating experiences.

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Trip Highlights

  • Tuck into an assortment of Iceland’s famous Atlantic seafood dishes at decorated coastal restaurants overlooking the Labrador Sea and massive snow-capped mountains
  • Descend the depths of a dormant volcano’s magma chamber on a once in a lifetime volcanic adventure across immense lava fields and inside the colossal caverns of Thríhnúkagígur
  • Self-drive across Iceland’s famous Golden Circle to discover majestic natural phenomena, including the hot springs of Geysir, Gullfoss waterfalls, and the Thingvellir National Park
  • Explore the incredible ice and fire landscapes during a visit to the Snæfellsjökull glacier, Vatnshellir Cave’s magma tube, and the balmy shores of Breidafjordur Bay
  • Tour the hot springs of Drangsnes, cross the ocean surrounding Hvammstangi, and admire the sea-stacks of Vatnsnes on an absorbing geology expedition to Laugarbakki
  • Appreciate the whimsical panoramas at observation decks overlooking the enormous Kolugljúfur Canyon and discover a series of other significant Iceland waterfalls
  • Immerse yourself in the history and fables of Iceland during a tour of the Siglufjörður museums and heritage sites, including visits to the Folk Music Centre and award-winning Herring Era Museum
  • Capture remarkable wilderness photography as you luxuriate on a guided whale-watching sailing tour off the coast of Siglufjörður

Starting Price

$3,355 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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