the golden circle
10/06/17 - 10/9/17
The Ultimate Weekend Road Trip
SAY HALLÖ 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, OCT6, DAY 1: The Icelandic Road trip begins the moment you disembark from your plane at around 6a. 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, OCT 7, 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, OCT 8, 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, OCT 9, 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.
$1250 per person
2 person Renault Kangoo or VW Caddy
Full tank of diesel fuel
Admission to all hot springs / hot pots
Guided Road Yoga at every stop
Food and Flights are not included, but are affordable. While restaurants are available, we recommend shopping at the Grocery and self catering from your van, equipped with fridge and cooker! Goodyoga will happily arrange flights for the group if preferred. As of March 15th, flights could be found for as little as $380 R/T on WOW and Iceland Air and Delta topping out at $653, with the best flight times. Don't forget, Iceland air affords you a FREE layover of up to 7 days in Iceland when you fly with them to europe, so maybe we can help you plan your trip before or after Iceland, too?
Sleeping room and seats for 2 people
Double bed (140 x 190 cm)
Free chairs & camping table
Automatic heating system for the sleeping area
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.