5-Day Self Drive Northern Lights Van Tour
Duration: 5 days Super Easy
Why we love this tour
You'll drive your custom-tailored van and travel through Iceland according to a pre-made itinerary without worrying about the planning of your trip!
- Drive a fully equipped automatic 4X4 camper van
- Simply follow the itinerary filled with arranged activities, campsites, and more!
- Perfect match for first-time travelers in Iceland or those who prefer to explore Iceland with friends or family
- 1195 km and 39 stops in 5 days only!
About the experience:
Think no further, we'll take care of your entire Iceland trip! We guarantee that you will receive a fully equipped 4X4 camper van, as well as a carefully planned vacation itinerary complete with planned activities, campsites, and more! All you have to do now is book this vacation package and pack your luggage for Iceland!
This vacation package is for people who like to travel alone and/or privately. It's ideal for first-time visitors to Iceland or those who want to see the country with their friends or family. Discover Iceland's most famous roadway of landmarks and take in the gorgeous scenery and beautiful destinations while chasing the Northern Lights.
This trip also take you through the Golden Circle, Iceland´s most popular loop route covering around 300 km. Your campervan, daily itinerary, and activities - are all carefully selected by our CampEasy team. In 5 days, you encounter around 1195 km and 39 stops.
Our high-quality CampEasy camper vans are comfortable and safe and specially made for traveling around Iceland. When in our office, our agents will guide you through every detail regarding utilizing the equipment and camper's features so you can operate it with ease. This vacation package includes the best fitting camper - our signature Easy Clever 4X4 X automatic, the "eXperienced" version of our 3-person, Easy Clever campervan. It is fully fitted and comes with all the bells and whistles but has some mileage on it and minor wear and tear.
The Easy Clever X takes you so much further with the larger tires, raised chassis, and a 4X4 drive. It also comes equipped with a mounted spare tire on the back for easy access. If there was ever a camper made for hunting Northern Lights in Iceland, it is the Easy Clever. Like with all our campers, the Easy Clever X comes outfitted with all the equipment you need for an extended road trip around or into the highlands of Iceland.
This campervan ensures that you will be able to reach and see all that you desire on your adventure. The Easy Clever X is insulated with our signature Full Insulation approach, which makes camping comfortable throughout all the seasons and temperatures. In this campervan, you will find equipment like thick duvets, cook/kitchenware, compressor fridge, quality stove, charging station, running water, inverter, BBQ + gas, table + two chairs, parking sensors, post-collision braking, park distance control, mobile phone interface and much, much more!
Day 1 : Reykjanesbaer and Hveragerði
CampEasy office - Reykjanesbaer to Hveragerði (Distance: 148 km, 10 stops)
Our included shuttle service will pick you up from the airport or your stay in Keflavik and bring you to our CampEasy office, located in Selvík 5 Reykjanesbær. Here, we will set up your journey itinerary, introduce you to the camper and its facilities and personalize the Easy Guide tablet. While waiting for all of that or in case of the early morning – we have hot coffee drinks to cheer you up!
During the first day, depending on your flight time, you will visit the Bridge Between Continents, Gunnuhver Hot Spring, the Reykjanes Lighthouse, Brimketill, the Volcano, Gigvatnsvatn, Krisuvik and Kleifarvatn. You will spend the evening at Hveragerði campsite. We wanted to include as many activities as possible for those arriving early. However, if you have a later flight, you may want to do only a few activities or simply head straight to the campsite.
Day 2 : Golden Circle and waterfalls
Hveragerði - Golden Circle and lastly Skogar Campsite (Distance: 287 km, 8 stops)
You'll start the day by visiting the very popular Golden Circle. At Thingvellir, you'll roam about this historical and geological marvel where two continents meet, and you'll complete the tour with Geysir and Gullfoss. You'll take the opportunity on the road to stop at the Fontana baths, from which you'll have a spectacular open view on the lake while you enjoy its warm geothermal waters. You'll end the day at the beautiful Skogarfoss waterfall and stay at Skogar Campsite for the night.
Day 3 : The South Coast
Skógar to Skaftafell (Distance: 234 km, 9 stops)
Get ready for an adventurous day! Today, you'll head to the beautiful town of Vik and experience an Ice Cave tour! Many incredible stops will come on the way - such as the black sand beach of Reynisfjara. You'll also visit Dyrhólay, Fjadrarglufur canyon and the Systrafoss waterfall. You'll end the day at Skaftafell and stay at Skaftafell campsite for the night.
Day 4 : Diamond Beach and a Glacier Adventure
Diamond Beack - Kirkjubaerklaustur - Selfoss (Distance: 192 km, 7 stops)
You'll start the day by visiting the breathtaking diamond beach and Jokulsárlon glacier lake. On your way back towards Selfoss, you might like to stop at some places you didn´t have time to visit or simply take the time to take more pictures! You'll end the day at the Selfoss camping site.
Day 5 : Departure
Departure: Reykjavik- CampEasy (Distance: 337 km, 5 stops)
Experience Reykjavik on your last day! You might like to visit Hallgrimskirkja Church from whose top you have an amazing 360° view on the whole capital and beyond. We recommend you to visit the Saga Museum, Perlan and make a stop at the Blue Lagoon if you have time before your departure flight.
Need to know before you go
What do I need to bring?
- Winter Jacket with removable layers – Waterproof shell and warm thermal layer
- Fleece layer
- Warm merino shirts/thermals
- Waterproof hiking pants
- Thick wool socks
- Hiking boots
- Sunglasses + Hat
- Camera gear
- Warm polar fleeces, two-layer
- Thermal underwear
- Insulated hiking or ski pants
- Thick warm wool socks
- Crampons (available at CampEasy)
- Warm scarf + Insulated Hat
- Insulated mittens or gloves
- Moisturizer + Lip balm
- Valid credit card and driver's license
Some advices from the CampEasy Team:
- Pack sensibly. There is not a lot of space for luggage in the camper.
- It’s better to have soft bags rather than hard case bags.
- Bring warm clothes with you. We never know what the weather is going to be like.
- Thick socks and boots. Good boots.
- Remember to bring a good mood and a happy smile!
If you are returning outside of business hours, you will need to take a taxi to your next point. There is no additional charge to use our shuttle. However, charges apply for taking a taxi. Our opening hours are 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Selvík 5, 230 Keflavík, Iceland
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