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Summerhouse trip 10 or 11 nights
10 or 11 nights, May-September
Summerhouse trip 10 or 11 nights

This tour can be made roughly from late April to Early October.

Highlights for 10-11 nights

  • Akureyri, the small but charming "Capital of the North"
  • Lake Mývatn with all its natural wonders, such as the Dimmuborgir lava labyrinth and the solfataras of Námaskarð
  • Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall
  • Iceland's most famous highlights: the hot spring area of ​​Geysir and the waterfall Gullfoss
  • Þingvellir National Park, the site of Iceland’s ancient parliament
  • Skógar with Skógafoss waterfall and the Skógar Folk Museum
  • The lovely valley Þjórsárdalur with the romantic Gjáin valley and Háifoss waterfall
  • The capital Reykjavík
  • The Blue Lagoon, a warm blue lake where you can relax and soak
  • And much more ... Please see the detailed itinerary by scrolling down past the calculator.

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  • These trips can usually be made from May 1 to September 30.
  • The journey can be booked to meet your needs but is usually between 10 - 21 days.
  • Any type of car can be used.
  • Driving distance is approximately 200 to 400 km per day but the total depends on the number of days booked.
  • IMPORTANT:  The changeover days of summer cottages are ONLY on Thursdays and Sundays, so you can only stay in each cottage from Sunday to Thursday or from Thursday to Sunday. If you wish to arrive or depart on other weekdays it is always possible to extend the trip by adding one or more nights at a hotel. You also have the option to extend your cottage stay by 3 or 4 nights in the area of your choice.
  • Note: We reserve the right to reverse the order of the booking depending upon availability. If you prefer, you can also ask to reverse your itinerary and we will do our best to accommodate you.
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ITINERARY 10 NIGHTS (ARRIVAL ON thursDAY)

In brief:
 

10 nights (From Thursday): 3 nights South-West, 4 nights North (Akureyri / Myvatn), 3 nights   Borgarfjördur (West)
 
In detail:

DAY 1
Day 1 (Thursday) KEFLAVÍK–BLUE LAGOON-HVERAGERÐI/GEYSIR
After you arrive at Keflavík airport, you will pick up your rental car. If you arrive during the day, you can visit the famous Blue Lagoon, filled with natural, mineral-rich hot water. After a refreshing swim surrounded by the lunar landscape of lava fields and a geothermal plant, you drive to Reykjavík, where you can do some shopping, if you like. Next, continue on to your house located in the vicinity of Hveragerði or Geysir.
 
DAY 2
Day 2 (Friday) ÞINGVELLIR, GULLFOSS-GEYSIR-ÞJÓRSÁRDALUR
Drive to Þingvellir National Park, where the ancient outdoor parliament was founded in 930. This area is also very interesting from a geological point of view, since it’s situated on top of the mid-Atlantic ridge where two of earth’s tectonic plates slowly drift apart.  Because of this, you can hike down into a fissure (named Almannagjá) created between the two plates. After exploring this magnificent spot, you drive to Laugarvatn and then the tour continues to the Geysir hot spring area with its famous spouting spring Strokkur and a great number of bubbling, steaming, boiling springs.  After this, you will visit one of the most beautiful, and certainly the most famous waterfall in Iceland, Gullfoss.  Next you continue via the charming gorge of Brúarhlöð to Flúðir. From there, you drive through Þjórsárdalur valley, where you can visit the twin waterfall Hjálp and the lovely small canyon Gjáin.  Then you drive back to your house.
DAY 3
Day 3 (Saturday) SELJALANDSFOSS-SKÓGAR-DYRHÓLAEY-VÍK
Today you follow the south coast towards the east, and you make your first stop at Seljalandsfoss, a lovely waterfall which is very special: You can walk behind it – if you don’t mind getting wet! Next, you should visit Skógar folk museum, a fantastic exhibit of old artifacts and other handicraft.  In the same hamlet, you also visit Skógafoss, a beautiful 60m high waterfall! Next you can perhaps drive to the glacier tongue Sólheimajökull to get an up close view of this unique site.  Another possibility is a drive up to Dyrhólaey cliff to see the puffins (not after mid-August). The road is steep and winding but the view is worth it. There are puffins everywhere up until the middle of August and, if the weather is nice, there is a lovely view of Mýrdalsjökull glacier. After a look at the village of Vik, you drive back to you house.
DAY 4
Day 4 (Sunday) REYKJAVÍK-HOLTAVÖRÐUHEIÐI-SKAGAFJÖRÐRUR-AKUREYRI
Today, you will first drive to Reykjavík. From there your journey turns north through Borgarnes, over the mountain pass Holtavörðuheiði and east through the province of Skagafjörður onwards to Akureyri. Along the way, there are many beautiful places that you can visit, such as Hvítserkur, a rock in the sea. This day trip is quite a long journey, but the roads are good so you should have no trouble completing it. Akureyri is often called the "Capital of the North" and here you can enjoy some shopping and sightseeing. There’s a very lovely botanical garden in the town we recommend you visit.  You will stay overnight in Akureyri in a nice modern apartment orin  a summer house close to the city.
DAY 5
Day 5 (Monday) MÝVATN
Today, you have a whole day to enjoy the Mývatn area. We recommend visits to the pseudo-craters of Skútustaðir and to Dimmuborgir, a beautiful lava labyrinth where very strange rock formations provide shelter for the abundant vegetation. A walk is definitely a good idea! You can take a 10 minute stroll or hike for 2 - 3 hours, it is up to you! Another interesting place to visit is Námaskarð solfataras, with its boiling, grey mud pools, yellowish sulfur deposits and the unforgettable smell.  Finally, you should not forget to visit the Mývatn Nature Baths, where you can relax in natural hot water.
DAY 6
Day 6 (Tuesday): TJÖRNES PENINSULA AND DETTIFOSS
Today, you drive north along Tjörnes peninsula. First, you make a stop at the fishing village of Húsavík   where you will find a whale museum and another local museum.  Be sure to spend some time at the picturesque harbor, where you can also go on an optional whale watching trip (booking beforehand is recommended). You can also visit a charming church here. Then, you continue north along the peninsula and drive to Ásbyrgi, a horse-shoe shaped gorge, where a small forest shelters along the 100m high rock walls. Take a short walk to see the beautiful, little pond at the back of the canyon.  Next, you drive onward to Jökulsárgljúfur national park, where you drive to Dettifoss waterfall, which is Europe’s most powerful waterfall. You can walk down along a rocky path to reach the edge of the falls, to fully appreciate the 44m drop. When you leave there, you continue your way over a bumpy track, until you come to the main road leading back to Mývatn. 
DAY 7
Day 7 (Wednesday): MÝVATN OR EYJAFJÖRÐUR AND WHALE SAFARI
Today, you can choose from many options: you can go hiking, visit the southern parts of Eyjafjörður Fjord, take a whale safari, explore Hrisey or spend some more time around Lake Mývatn. Of course, all the museums of Akureyri are also a possibility. If you want to really relax, the incredible swimming pool with its steam room and hot pots is also tempting!
DAY 8
Day 8 (Thursday): AKUREYRI-SIGLUFJÖRÐUR-BORGARFJÖRÐUR
Today, you drive to the north via Dalvík and Ólafsfjörður and continue through the new tunnel to Siglufjörður.   We recommend a visit to the Herring Era Museum, where you can learn about the enormous herring catches and the associated economic progress during the first half of the 20th century. Next, you continue to the village Hofsós, where you will find a museum about the Icelanders who tried their luck in America at the end of the 19th century. You can also visit the beautiful church of Hólar, and the folk museum in the turf farm Glaumbær. Then, continue on the ring road until you arrive at your next overnight station in Borgarfjörður.
DAY 9
Day 9 (Friday): SNÆFELLSNES-STYKKISHOLMUR-BORGARNES
This day is dedicated entirely to the Snæfellsnes peninsula. First, the trip goes west along the south shore of the peninsula until you arrive at Arnarstapi bird cliffs. A walk here is strongly recommended, because of the lovely basalt formations, as well as the numerous nesting birds, such as kittiwakes and arctic terns. At the tip of the peninsula, there are many picturesque places to stop, such as Þúfubjarg bird cliff (this involves a short walk away from the main road) and Djúpalónssandur beach where a rocky path brings you down to an impressive black beach. On a clear day, you might get a nice view of Snæfellsjökull glacier, an old volcano surrounded by lava fields. Afterwards, you drive along the north side of the peninsula through various fishing villages, such as Ólafsvík, Grundarfjörður and Stykkishólmur. In Stykkishólmur, it is possible to take an optional boat trip on Breiðafjörður Fjord, enjoying the rich bird-life, lovely basalt formations, and scallops that are caught fresh during the trip.  At the end of the day, dive back to your house near Borgarnes.
DAY 10
Day 10 (Saturday): HÚSAFELL-HRAUNFOSSAR-REYKHOLT-DEILDARTUNGUHVER
Today, you drive through the province of Borgarfjörður, where you can visit some amazing sights! First, make a stop at the summer resort of Húsafell, where you can have a swim in a lovely, geothermal heated swimming pool. Next, visit the fantastic and mysterious waterfalls Hraunfossar where a whole row of small waterfalls tumble out of the lava, into a passing river.  Then you should take some time to explore the village Reykholt, where you can see the 13th century "hot pot" built by historian Snorri Sturluson. Finally, visit Deildartunguhver which is Iceland’s largest hot spring, producing 180 l of near boiling water per minute. When you have finished exploring this area, you continue to Reykjavík, where you can spend the afternoon. In the city, you can walk down the old town street full of boutiques and restaurants or visit one of our many galleries and museums.  Or you can visit Hallgrimkirkja Church and Perlan, where a revolving restaurant sits on top of the city´s old hot water tanks offering a fantastic view over the city. There are also two shopping malls, a botanical garden in a lovely park, a small zoo (with mostly domestic animals), wonderful outdoor, year-round swimming pools, a world class spa, bowling alleys, fitness centers, and many other things to do. It is also possible to book a whale-watching tour out of Reykjavík or even go fishing. Finally, you drive back to your house for to stay for the last night.
DAY 11
Day 11 (Sunday): BORGARFJÖRÐUR-KEFLAVÍK AIRPORT
Today you drive back to the Airport in Keflavík for your return flight.  Depending on the departure time, you might have time for a visit to Reykjavík or to the Blue Lagoon.

Itinerary 11 Nights (Arrival on Sunday)

In brief:

11 nights (From Sunday): 4 nights-South-West,  3 nights North (Akureyri / Myvatn), 4 nights Borgarfjördur (West)

In detail:

DAY 1
Day 1 (Sunday) KEFLAVÍK–BLUE LAGOON-HVERAGERÐI/GEYSIR
After you arrive at Keflavík airport, you will pick up your rental car. If you arrive during the day, you can visit the famous Blue Lagoon, filled with natural, mineral-rich hot water. After a refreshing swim surrounded by the lunar landscape of lava fields and a geothermal plant, you drive to Reykjavík, where you can do some shopping, if you like. Next, continue on to your house located in the vicinity of Hveragerði or Geysir.
DAY 2
Day 2 (Monday) ÞINGVELLIR, GULLFOSS-GEYSIR-ÞJÓRSÁRDALUR
Drive to Þingvellir National Park, where the ancient outdoor parliament was founded in 930. This area is also very interesting from a geological point of view, since it’s situated on top of the mid-Atlantic ridge where two of earth’s tectonic plates slowly drift apart.  Because of this, you can hike down into a fissure (named Almannagjá) created between the two plates. After exploring this magnificent spot, you drive to Laugarvatn and then the tour continues to the Geysir hot spring area with its famous spouting spring Strokkur and a great number of bubbling, steaming, boiling springs.  After this, you will visit one of the most beautiful, and certainly the most famous waterfall in Iceland, Gullfoss.  Next you continue via the charming gorge of Brúarhlöð to Flúðir. From there, you drive through Þjórsárdalur valley, where you can visit the twin waterfall Hjálp and the lovely small canyon Gjáin.  Then you drive back to your house.
DAY 3
Day 3 (Tuesday) SELJALANDSFOSS-SKÓGAR-DYRHÓLAEY-VÍK
Today you follow the south coast towards the east, and you make your first stop at Seljalandsfoss, a lovely waterfall which is very special: You can walk behind it – if you don’t mind getting wet! Next, you should visit Skógar folk museum, a fantastic exhibit of old artifacts and other handicraft.  In the same hamlet, you also visit Skógafoss, a beautiful 60m high waterfall! Next you can perhaps drive to the glacier tongue Sólheimajökull to get an up close view of this unique site.  Another possibility is a drive up to Dyrhólaey cliff to see the puffins (not after mid-August). The road is steep and winding but the view is worth it. There are puffins everywhere up until the middle of August and, if the weather is nice, there is a lovely view of Mýrdalsjökull glacier. After a look at the village of Vík, you drive back to you house.
DAY 4
Day 4 (Wednesday) REYKJANES PENINSULA
Today, the fun begins with an excursion to Reykjanes. Start with a visit to the boiling mud pools of Krísuvík. Then, visit the fishing village Grindavík where you can stop at a quaint fishing museum. The highlight of this day is a visit to the famous Blue Lagoon, a lake filled with natural, mineral-rich hot water. Enjoy a refreshing swim surrounded by the lunar landscape of lava fields and even a massage floating in the geothermal waters. After you are nice and relaxed, continue your drive to the tip of the peninsula, where you will find more hot springs, and a little further, you can visit the "bridge between the continents”, a symbolic bridge that indicates where about the European and American tectonic plates come together. Finally, it is worth your time to visit the church of Bessastaðir before returning to your house for the night.
DAY 5
Day 5 (Thursday) REYKJAVÍK-HOLTAVÖRÐUHEIÐI-SKAGAFJÖRÐUR-AKUREYRI
Today, you will first drive to Reykjavík. From there your journey turns north through Borgarnes, over the mountain pass Holtavörðuheiði and east through the province of Skagafjörður onwards to Akureyri. Along the way, there are many beautiful places that you can visit, such as Hvítserkur, a rock in the sea. This day trip is quite a long journey, but the roads are good so you should have no trouble completing it. Akureyri is often called the "Capital of the North" and here you can enjoy some shopping and sightseeing. There’s a very lovely botanical garden in the town we recommend you visit.  You will stay overnight in Akureyri in a nice modern apartment or in a summer house close to the city.
DAY 6
Day 6 (Friday) MÝVATN
Today, you have a whole day to enjoy the Mývatn area. We recommend visits to the pseudo-craters of Skútustaðir and to Dimmuborgir, a beautiful lava labyrinth where very strange rock formations provide shelter for the abundant vegetation. A walk is definitely a good idea! You can take a 10 minute stroll or hike for 2 - 3 hours, it is up to you! Another interesting place to visit is Námaskarð solfataras, with its boiling, grey mud pools, yellowish sulfur deposits and the unforgettable smell.  Finally, you should not forget to visit the Mývatn Nature Baths, where you can relax in natural hot water.
DAY 7
Day 7 (Saturday): TJÖRNES PENINSULA AND DETTIFOSS
Today, you drive north along Tjörnes peninsula. First, you make a stop at the fishing village of Húsavík where you will find a whale museum and another local museum.  Be sure to spend some time at the picturesque harbor, where you can also go on an optional whale watching trip (booking beforehand is recommended). You can also visit a charming church here. Then, you continue north along the peninsula and drive to Ásbyrgi, a horse-shoe shaped gorge, where a small forest shelters along the 100m high rock walls. Take a short walk to see the beautiful, little pond at the back of the canyon.  Next, you drive onward to Jökulsárgljúfur national park, where you drive to Dettifoss waterfall, which is Europe’s most powerful waterfall. You can walk down along a rocky path to reach the edge of the falls, to fully appreciate the 44m drop. When you leave there, you continue your way over a bumpy track, until you come to the main road leading back to Mývatn. 
DAY 8
Day 8 (Sunday): AKUREYRI-SIGLUFJÖRÐUR-BORGARFJÖRÐUR
Today, you drive to the north via Dalvík and Ólafsfjörður and continue through the new tunnel to Siglufjörður.   We recommend a visit to the Herring Era Museum, where you can learn about the enormous herring catches and the associated economic progress during the first half of the 20th century. Next, you continue to the village Hofsós, where you will find a museum about the Icelanders who tried their luck in America at the end of the 19th century. You can also visit the beautiful church of Hólar, and the folk museum in the turf farm Glaumbær. Then, continue on the ring road until you arrive at your next overnight station in Borgarfjörður.
DAY 9
Day 9 (Monday): SNÆFELLSNES-STYKKISHOLMUR-BORGARNES
This day is dedicated entirely to the Snæfellsnes peninsula. First, the trip goes west along the south shore of the peninsula until you arrive at Arnarstapi bird cliffs. A walk here is strongly recommended, because of the lovely basalt formations, as well as the numerous nesting birds, such as kittiwakes and arctic terns. At the tip of the peninsula, there are many picturesque places to stop, such as Þúfubjarg bird cliff (this involves a short walk away from the main road) and Djúpalónssandur beach where a rocky path brings you down to an impressive black beach. On a clear day, you might get a nice view of Snæfellsjökull glacier, an old volcano surrounded by lava fields. Afterwards, you drive along the north side of the peninsula through various fishing villages, such as Ólafsvík, Grundarfjörður and Stykkishólmur. In Stykkishólmur, it is possible to take an optional boat trip on Breiðafjörður Fjord, enjoying the rich bird-life, lovely basalt formations, and scallops that are caught fresh during the trip.  At the end of the day, dive back to your house near Borgarnes.
DAY 10
Day 11 (Tuesday): HÚSAFELL-HRAUNFOSSAR-REYKHOLT-DEILDARTUNGUHVER
Today, you drive through the province of Borgarfjörður, where you can visit some amazing sights! First, make a stop at the summer resort of Húsafell, where you can have a swim in a lovely, geothermal heated swimming pool. Next, visit the fantastic and mysterious waterfalls Hraunfossar where a whole row of small waterfalls tumble out of the lava, into a passing river.  Then you should take some time to explore the village Reykholt, where you can see the 13th century "hot pot" built by historian Snorri Sturluson. Finally, visit Deildartunguhver which is Iceland’s largest hot spring, producing 180 l of near boiling water per minute. When you have finished exploring this area, you return to your overnight accommodation.
DAY 11
Day 11 (Wednesday) REYKJAVÍK
This is the day to sample the delights of Reykjavík. In the city, you can walk down the old town street full of boutiques and restaurants or visit one of our many galleries and museums.  Don´t forget to visit Hallgrímskirkja Church and Perlan, where a revolving restaurant sits on top of the city’s old hot water tanks offering a fantastic view over the city. There are also two shopping malls, a botanical garden in a lovely park, a small zoo (with mostly domestic animals), wonderful outdoor, year-round swimming pools, a world class spa, bowling alleys, fitness centers, and many other things to do. It is also possible to book a whale-watching tour out of Reykjavík or even go fishing. Finally, you drive back to your house for the last overnight stay.
DAY 12
Day 12 (Thursday) BORGARFJÖRÐUR-KEFLAVÍK AIRPORT
Today you drive back to the Airport in Keflavík for your return flight.  Depending on the departure time, you might have time for a visit to Reykjavík or to the Blue Lagoon.
 
Note: We reserve the right to reverse the itinerary.
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