Girls Trip in Iceland

  Group of 4 friends visited Iceland in July 2018

“7 days 6 nights self-drive trip with accommodation in twin rooms with private bathrooms. We want to see the main attractions around the island including waterfalls, hot springs, glaciers etc. We would like to have transfers to and from Reykyavik and a night accommodation there as well. We need a car big enough for 4 people with luggage and possibly a 4WD.
- Heather C.”

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Hi Heather, welcome to kimkim and thank you for contacting us to help with your travel plans to Iceland next summer.

I would be happy to connect you with one of our local partners who specializes in self-drive road trips and who can make all arrangements for car rental, accommodations, and any other activities that you may want to do as well.

To get started, I'm going to attach some example itineraries for a few road trips that we recommend for this time of year to give you some more information on what is possible to see and do in the various regions, and to help get a better idea of what type of trip would be best for you.

Please take a look and let me know if any of these ideas look like it's in the direction of what you are looking for, or if you had something else in mind. I will then connect you to our local specialist to further customize each of the days around your preferences, and then handle all the arrangements for your trip.

Are you interested in driving through the highlights on the F-roads with the 4WD?

Heather C:
We do want to see the highlights of the south and west even though it is crowded in the summer! 

This is Preeti, I specialize in customised holidays all over Iceland. Thanks for getting in touch about your Iceland holiday next summer, I would love to help you plan it. 

The highlights of the South and West are a great route around some of the most famous tourist attractions of Iceland. And with the 24 hours of dayli, ht you have plenty of time to discover the offbeat sights along the way.

The total price includes:
- 7 day 4X4 SUV (Toyota RAV 4 or equivalent, CDW insurance, GPS, airport pick up and drop off, unlimited kilometres and emergency service) 
- Day-wise driving plan and Google map directions 
- 6 night two star hotel accommodation (2 twin rooms with private bath and breakfast) 
- Detailed day wise sightseeing itinerary tailored to your interests and preferences, whereby you will see the most famous attractions and also lesser known gems 
- Glacier hiking tour 
- Lava caving tour 
- Contact person in Iceland 

I have included some of the popular and inexpensive tours in the regions you will be traveling.

Heather C:
That sounds very promising so far. Can we get a link to see the type of accommodation and day trips? 

Accommodation depends on what is available and also your flight timings since we plan your daily itinerary so as to balance your driving time. 
All the hotels we work with are well rated and there should be no problems. But once we have booked all the hotels, I can send you a list and you can let me know if you have any concerns. We can then find alternatives in the same price range. 
Examples are Hotel Arnarstapi in Snaefellsnes and Hotel Borealis in the Golden Circle area.

The glacier hiking is on the South Coast. There are many good operators, the tours are comparable, so it depends on what fits your itinerary best. 
The lava caving tour is in the Vatshellir cave in Snaefellsnes.

I just read in your messages about 6-7 persons and 2 cars. I am sorry. 
The quote is for 4 persons in one car but let me know once you decide and I can send you an updated price.

Heather C:
The hotels look fine. We have a group of 6 at the moment with 2 cars and we would like to have one day in Reykyavik too. The rooms would be 2x doubles and 1x twin.

Preeti B:
Your detailed itinerary will be as per your preferences and it will be no problem to have a day in Reykjavik.

Let me know if there is anything else you would like to include.
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