“Eight days immersing yourself in iceland. A tailor made trip taking in the golden circle, glaciers and volcanic greatness. The Aurora is the icing on the cake.”
Reykjavik | Golden Circle | Viewings for Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis |Gullfoss waterfall | Strokkur Geysir | Thingvellir National Park | Secret Lagoon and Little Geysir | Thorsmork (Þórsmörk ) Nature Reserve | Reynisfjara beach | Vík | Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon | Reykjanes peninsula | Blue Lagoon
Description of Iceland Aurora self drive holiday
Discover the wonders of Iceland on this 8-day fly-drive holiday adventure suitable for travel all year-round. Explore impressive pounding waterfalls and swim in secret natural lagoons. Drive between the Golden Circle and the dramatic south and west coast to marvel at immense glaciers calving chunks of ice and volcanic black sand beaches. Accommodation on this fly-drive holiday is a mix of hotels and family-run guesthouses with evenings free to enjoy fresh local produce at the excellent in-house restaurants or relaxing in outdoor hot tubs under the late night sun or the celestial northern lights. This is a wonderful independent Iceland holiday allowing you to experience the best of this fascinating land and its friendly people.
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All hotels/guesthouses seek to recycle any waste products – plastics, metals, paper and water. Due to the climate water is plentiful in Iceland, with tap-water not needing to be treated. However waste water is recycled for agriculture. All energy used is renewable – principally geothermally heated water and wind and water-generated electricity. All hot water is drawn from geothermally heated reserves for both bathrooms as well as any hot tubs. Farms use the geothermal heat for greenhouses to grow vegetables rather than gas/electricity. The majority of hotels are built using local materials and several are historically preserved buildings such as former fishing lodges and farms. In order to maintain the local industries several farms have added accommodation to diversify their business and keep the local trade running, such as the farm at Efsti Dalur which continues operating as a dairy farm whilst also offering accommodation as well as a restaurant providing locally produced produce and ice cream from the dairy herd. Our fly-drives use a modern fleet of vehicles with low emissions.
Wherever possible locally-owned and family-run hotels/guesthouses are used and visitors are encouraged to visit locally-owned and run attractions, such as the Eyjafjallajokull Visitor Centre (run by the local farmers who own the land) or the Herring Museum in Syglifjordur. Visitors are encouraged to go on trips where the sustainability of the environment is emphasised, such as whale watching trips where the emphasis is to “meet” and not “eat” the animals. We do not recommend restaurants where eating whale is advertised and encourage clients to respect and preserve the environment. We pay our office staff a fair wage and encourage clients to stay in locally-owned and run accommodation supporting the local economy. Our trip notes include details of many locally-owned and run craft shops and museums and encourage clients to visit them. We emphasise the natural beauty and purity of the Icelandic countryside, stressing the importance of treating both the countryside and the locals with respect. Clients are told not to drive off-road which would damage the countryside and only to walk along marked trails.