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Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
Iceland is a fantastic place to explore, and has a great number of natural wonders that are accessible to visitors with disabilities.
This is a self-drive tour concentrating on the southern coast of Iceland, touring some of Iceland’s main attractions.
This Package Includes:
Choice of room stanrdards for accessible rooms, included in the price of your stay, and breakfast
Hand-controlled cars can be organised, with unlimited mileage, alongside cars with ramped wheelchair access
GPS in rental car, and a Wi-Fi hotspot for internet access
A handwritten map, with routes, recommendations, and accommodations
Itinerary Day 1: Arrival, Reykjavik
After arriving in Keflavik Airport you will met by your driver outside the customs area, who will transfer you to your hotel in Reykjavik.
After you have checked in to your wheelchair accessible room and received all the pre-prepared travel documents, there is also an optional tour briefing.
Afterwards you’ll have free time to explore Reykjavik and enjoy the northernmost capital in the world.
You can enjoy sights and attractions such as Hallgímskirkja church, the National Museum, the Kolaportiđ flea market (open during weekends), Laugavegur shopping street, the Solfar sculpture, and the Old Harbour.
Day 2: The Golden Circle
You will start driving your rental car east towards Ţingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The natural beauty and history of the park make it a must see highlight of Iceland.
Here you can see how the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates are diverging, as well as the location of the first democratic parliament in the world.
The paths in Ţingvellir are covered in dense gravel and most of the places are accessible by wheelchair.
Your next stop for the day will be the famous Geyser geothermal area where you will see the great spouting spring, namesake of every other spouting spring in the world.
Gullfoss (the Golden Falls), will complete your Golden Circle tour.
Leaving Gullfoss, you will start driving towards the south coast through lush farmlands.
Spend the night in a hotel in the area.
You can enjoy other locations such as Ţingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, the Geysir area, and Keriđ crater.
Day 3: Sensational South Coast
The impressive Seljalandsfoss waterfall will be your first stop for the day.
A wheelchair friendly path will take you closer to the 60m high waterfall.
Close to the waterfall, you will find the Eyjafjallajokull visitor centre, a very interesting exhibition about the major eruption in 2010.
You can collect some souvenir volcanic ash in the entrance!
Continue to Skógar where you’ll find the picture perfect Skógafoss waterfall and the Skógar Folk museum.
Then to the charming village of Kirkjubćjarklaustur, home to Iceland’s first monastery (built in 1186).
From the village, you can admire the Systrafoss (sister waterfalls), and stay for the night.
Day 4: Vatnajökull and Glacier Lagoon
After breakfast continue to Skaftafell, a part of the Vatnajökull National Park.
A short movie presented at the visitor centre tells you the story of fire and ice in Iceland and how those two powers have affected the formation of this area.
Further east, you will find the spectacular Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon; the crown jewel of Icelandic nature, where you can be amazed by the floating icebergs and the spectacular beauty of this location.
An optional boat tour is recommended, to admire the floating icebergs from a closer distance.
The tours are suitable for disabled people and the staff on the boat is willing to help.
After enjoying this unique experience, continue to the village of Höfn - the lobster capital of Iceland, so don’t miss the chance to taste a delicious lobster menu in the evening at a local restaurant, and stay for the evening.
Day 5: A Day in Vík
After breakfast you will start driving back to the capital.
On the way you will pass through the largest lava field formed in historical times, the Eldhraun lava field.
By the time you arrive in Vík, you can already admire the giant pillars of rock (Reynisdrangar), as high as 66 meters that rise out of the sea to the south of Reynisfjall, highly visible from Vík.
In folklore, they are explained as the remains of some giants caught by the sun at dawn and turned into stone.
You can also see the Víkurkirkja (Vik's church) which was built in 1932-1934.
If you are planning to buy some Icelandic Wool products, you might want to check out the Icelandic Wool Factory outside Vík.
Continue to the Hvolsvöllur area where you’ll stay for the night.
Day 6: Return to Reykjavik
On route to returning to Reykjavik, you can head for the Reykjanes peninsula, an active geothermal area.
Your first stop is Krýsuvík cove that consists of several geothermal fields, such as Seltún. Here solfataras, fumaroles, mud pots, and hot springs, all buzzing with geothermal activity.
The soil is coloured bright yellow, red, and green hues.
Next stop is the unique Blue Lagoon where you can relax and unwind after a few days on the road.
The Blue Lagoon is easily accessible to everyone and offers a special changing room, a lift for easier access into the lagoon and special shower wheelchairs.
The deepest part of Blue Lagoon is around 1.60m/5.2ft but most parts of the lagoon are far shallower.
In the afternoon you can visit the bridge between two continents and later you drive back to Reykjavik, drop-off your rental car and stay for the night in a hotel in the centre.
Day 7: Departure
This is the departure from your accessible tour in Iceland.
From the hotel, you will receive an adapted transfer to Keflavik Airport.
Airport transfers are Included in your tour.
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