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self drive tour of iceland

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self drive tour of iceland


We are considering doing an 8 day 7 night self drive tour of iceland, via Iceland Express, where you drive from location to location, taking in all the sights.

We have not been before, but like the sound of it, does this kind of tour make sense, or is it just too much driving?

Places on the tour include national park, gulfoss, great geysers, vik, egilsstadir, lagaflot, and starting and ending at Reykjavik.

We are 2 adults plus 15 year old boy interested in natural wonders etc, so it seems good

My question is, are we better off organising our own tour or not, and if you were constructing an 8 day route, what would you recommend?

And how expensive is it now? We have been to Denmark a couple of years ago, and that was very expensive?

Any contributions gratefully received! Thanks

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1. Re: self drive tour of iceland

I am sure Iceland express has experts to organize the tour. You are always better off using experts, that know the land, and its "little secrets" to organize your tour.

I was in London recently, and found the prices to be the same, tours, restaurants, hotels, souvenirs and things like that. The big difference I found was food in supermarkets, it´s about twice as expensive up here. Petrol is cheaper here at the moment, but is usually "Europe prize". If you buy and prepare your own food, expect about 10 pounds per person a day, that would be normal, other expenses are similar to London.

Go for the I. E. package, and if possible choose www.farmholidays.is type of stay, they are the best in my opinion for self-drivers.

Have fun.


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