Price from £1,540pp
All prices include: accommodation and meals; all as listed.

Key facts

  • Duration:7 nights
  • Pace:Set your own
  • Suitable for: Anybody over the age of 18. See our terms for further information.
  • Midnight Sun Dates: 16 - 29 June
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  • Car Hire: 7 nights/8 days hire including Sat Nav, collision waiver and unlimited miles (from September to April a compact 4x4 (Suzuki Grand Vitara or similar) is included in the price. From May to August we include a mini 2-wheel drive car (VW UP! or similar) with the option to upgrade if clients wish – see ‘Personalise’ for details
  • Accommodation: 2 nights Hotel Glymur, 2 nights Búðir, 2 nights Hótel Egilsen, 1 night Hotel Holt
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts
  • A comprehensive guidebook, detailed map of Iceland and comprehensive driving instructions are included

This seven-night Iceland self-drive holiday has been carefully designed to showcase the highlights of the unforgettable Snaefellsnes Peninsula in the west of this wonderful island. Often referred to as ‘Iceland in Miniature’, the area offers volcanic landscapes, vast glaciers, spectacular coastline and charming fishing villages; all within a short distance of one another.

We have used our experience and expertise to create an ideal routing through the region for our guests and this agenda outlines some of the sights and experiences we feel are unmissable. However, as you have your own car you can explore Iceland at your own pace and indulge in the places that you wish to. You can be as active or as relaxed as you like and can tailor your time to suit your needs.

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We ensure that each night you head to a wonderful hotel in which you can relax and unwind.

We have included accommodation at four of West Iceland's most unique and interesting hotels. Hotel Glymur, with its incredible scenic fjord views; Hotel Búðir with its traditional feel, secluded setting and world famous menu; Hotel Egilsen which offers boutique rooms, an environmentally friendly approach and a fabulous breakfast; and finally Hotel Holt in Reykjavik which has a lovely laid-back atmosphere and ideal location just outside the main hustle and bustle of the city but a very short walk to all of its wonderful shops, restaurants, cafés and other attractions.

To describe Iceland, you need a fairly broad vocabulary as it needs more than a few words to do it justice – ethereal, breathtaking, dramatic, remarkable, wonderful, welcoming...the list goes on. The geography, the natural wonders, the food and the culture all combine to offer visitors an island retreat that captures the hearts of the people who visit.

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  • Reykjavik

    Reykjavik is a city which offers both small town friendliness and cool urban cosmopolitanism. Visitors to the most northerly capital in the world can enjoy a wide range of distinctive architecture, a vibrant café culture and some five-star dining experiences.

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    Attractions such as art galleries are also worth visiting and the city's long and rich history means there is a variety of museums to enjoy, detailing its Viking past up to its integral use as a base during WWII. The city is also well known internationally for its thriving nightlife, particularly during the long nights of the Midnight Sun. An extended stay in Reykjavik can be added to any of our Iceland trips, and our sales team would be happy to discuss your accommodation and flight option with you, simply contact us for a quote.

Other options

  • Upgrade your car hire

    Guests can choose to upgrade their inclusive car hire to a larger 4 x 4 (travelling in winter) or a larger vehicle or 4 x 4 (travelling in summer).

    Our Travel Experts will be happy to provide you with a quotation based on the most appropriate vehicle for your party.


We include more, no hidden costs

On each of our holidays you will see a clear outline of exactly what's included in the price of your holiday. We never use 'headline' or 'lead-in' prices like so many tour operators, as we prefer to include as much as we can, rather than see our clients incur considerable additional costs in our destinations.
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Next year's provisional dates and prices

Departure dates between
Sat 30 Sep 2017
to Fri 30 Mar 2018
Adults£ 1,540 Single Adult£ 2,550
Sat 31 Mar 2018
to Sun 29 Apr 2018
Adults£ 2,090 Single Adult£ 3,430
Mon 30 Apr 2018
to Thu 30 Aug 2018
Adults£ 2,130 Single Adult£ 3,520
Fri 31 Aug 2018
to Sat 29 Sep 2018
Adults£ 2,270 Single Adult£ 3,770

For our full booking terms and conditions please click here

Holiday group size (approximate)

Minimum 2 people

Group sizes
Most of our holidays require a minimum number of participants to operate. Minimum numbers are detailed on each holiday page and are always approximate. Group sizes for tailor made holidays will vary for each of the activities. For private departures you may also be joined by other guests during the activities unless you have discussed specific private activities with us.

If your selected date has not yet reached minimum numbers you will be informed at the time of booking. In the unlikely event that your chosen date has not reached the required minimum numbers nine weeks before your scheduled departure date we will contact you and discuss the various options available to you. We will always do all we can to operate a holiday and in some cases we may be able to operate the holiday by combining your itinerary with that of other guests for some activities (this may mean that the maximum group size is increased but this will be discussed in full with you).

If we are unable to operate the holiday then you will be offered the chance to transfer to an alternative holiday or date (subject to availability). If the alternative is more expensive you will be asked to pay the difference, if it is cheaper then you will be reimbursed. You will also be offered the option to cancel and receive a full refund of all monies paid.

Minimum age

Whilst Artisan Travel only sells holidays to those aged 18 years and over on a small selection of holidays there may be those under the age of 18 who have booked with other companies and where our local supplier also allow those under 18 to participate (additional activities during tailor made holidays for example). Our travel experts will answer any concerns you may have in this regard.

Medical History and advice

You must inform us at the time of booking if any of your party has a disability, medical or behavioural conditions which could affect their own participation in the holiday or indeed that of the other people on the holiday.

We cannot be held responsible for any incident or event arising from your failure to do so.

Experience and fitness

Any activities included in your itinerary are all designed for beginners. Full instruction and tuition is provided for all activities and you do not need to have any previous experience. For example you need never have set foot on a pair of skis of any kind before a cross-country ski tour. We have adults of all ages and fitness levels taking part in our holidays.

We do highlight certain itineraries where an increased level of fitness is required.If you have any questions at all with regards to fitness levels please get in touch and talk to one of our experts. You can find further details in our trip preparation section online. You must inform us at the time of booking if any of your party has a disability, medical or behavioural conditions which could affect their own participation in the holiday or indeed that of the other people on the holiday.

Guides and safety
It is absolutely essential when partaking in any activity that you listen very closely to, and abide by, the instructions provided. Nobody knows the environment better than our activity providers who work here almost everyday.

Consequently, their knowledge and experience is unsurpassed. If there is anything that you are unsure of during a safety briefing or that you would like to clarify with the guides please make this clear to them immediately before starting the activity.

There may be rare occasions when our guides consider local conditions unsuitable for a certain activity. Hence, your itinerary may be subject to change at short notice but we will always endeavour to firstly find a replacement on the day and secondly, to provide the cancelled activity later in your stay whenever possible. Very occasionally it proves impossible to provide the activity in which case you will be refunded when you return home.

Our guides' word on activities is always final and your safety is their principal concern at all times, please respect their decisions. By following their instructions, your safety and enjoyment during each activity will be greatly enhanced.

You must inform us of any medical conditions that may affect your participation in an activity at the time of booking.

Booking activities locally
In almost all of our destinations you can book and pay for additional activities locally. Please note that we cannot be held responsible for any injury or loss that occurs through any activities that are booked in your destination (see our terms and conditions for further details).

Please always ensure that your safety is your primary concern when arranging any such activity.

Car Hire

If your trip includes car hire the named driver must have a credit card registered in their name which they can present when they collect their car along with their driving licence, as a deposit will be held on the credit card.  Please see your trip dossier for full details.

  • We hope to travel back to Iceland 01 May 2016 by Mr & Mrs Stamper-Iveson

    Accommodation and food was very good and we enjoyed the variety of styles. The locations were all good and we particularly liked the little boutique hotel at Stykisshulmur. We hope to travel back to Iceland - possibly the north and maybe with a 4x4 option. Generally a very good trip and loved the scenery.

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