the golden circle, iceland
9/1/17 - 9/4/17
The Ultimate Weekend Roadtrip
SAY HELLO TO THE LAND OF FIRE & ICE
ICELAND IS ALL ABOUT CHASING WATERFALLS.
For a small island nation, Iceland packs in the natural wonders — there is a waterfall, volcano, or glacier around every corner. On our first 10 day trip, we decided to drive around the island on the Ring Road in a clockwise direction, starting in Reykjavik. Iceland has some great hotels, but we figured we would see more and save money by renting a camper van.
Traveling by van was a real adventure. We drove anywhere we wanted (except for the rough F roads that wind through the barren interior), stopped whenever there was something interesting to see, and had experiences with locals whom we never would have met otherwise.
In the morning, we found the nearest hot spring (or hot pot) and took our morning dip. The camper van came equipped with a comfy bed for 2, dining table & chairs, small drip coffee maker, refrigerator and sleeping bags — everything you need for an adventure.
FRI, SEP 1, DAY 1: The Icelandic Road trip begins the moment you disembark from your plane. Transport from airport to car park will be arranged. Once we collect our vehicles, the first stop is the famous Blue Lagoon hot spring for a rejuvenating soak. From there we take our longest drive to Skógafoss where we will stay for the first night.
SAT, SEP 2, DAY 2: Waking near Skógafoss, we will visit the massive falls where it is possible to hike to the top for amazing views. Then make our way to our second stop, Seljalandsfoss for a walk behind the falls. After lunch we travel north for the most epic waterfall of the trip, Gullfoss. We camp near here for the night with the option of taking a short drive to Geysir for a sunset water show.
SUN, SEP 3, DAY 3: Our morning begins with a luxurious dip at the geothermal baths of Laugarvatn Fontana. After drying off, we will caravan on to the tectonic rift valley, Þingvellir National Park. We will spend the day exploring areas that were made famous by Game of Thrones and the 2014 film Noah. Afterward, we'll make our way to Reykjavik for dinner and a night on the town before turning in for the night. Here we have the option of car camping or staying at the ODDSSON Hotel.
MON, SEP 4, DAY 4: Our final day in Iceland will be spent preparing for the flight home. We will return vehicles and get breakfast before heading to the airport.
Interested parties, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your transportation preferences and we will provide you with a total price.
- Total price includes 2 person Renault Kangoo or VW Caddy. See below for features.
- Full tank of diesel fuel
- Continental breakfast and lunch daily
- Admission to Blue Lagoon and Laugarvatn Fontana hot springs
- Unlimited miles
- Sleeping room and seats for 2 people
- Double bed (140 x 190 cm)
- Free chairs & camping table
- Automatic heating system for the sleeping area
- Sleeping bags
- Free WiFi
- Kitchenware & Camping Gas
- CDW Insurance and Final cleaning (included)
*Larger campers with hot shower and toilet are available by request. Additional cost applies.
**Accommodation at ODDSSON hotel is not included. Dinner meals, alcoholic beverages and souvenirs not included.