Our itinerary starts from Iceland’s capital city: get on board and start your holiday from a truly spectacular stopover.
Surrounded by unspoiled nature yet surprisingly modern and full of interesting places, Reykjavík is a destination suitable for any type of traveller.
From here you are within driving distance of various destinations where you can get a glimpse of the aurora. On the 45-kilometre route between Keflavik Airport and Reykjavík you will be treated to views resembling a lunar landscape, a very fitting environment for stargazing.
Alternatively, take a 15-minute trip west of the capital to the Álftanes peninsular, where you can observe the aurora from the bay near Bessastaðir, the official residence of the President of Iceland. Or drive along Reykjavík's waterfront as far as the Sun Voyager sculpture, near to Harpa Concert Hall.
And if you still have time after seeing the magical colour explosion of the northern lights, visit one of the many spas, where you can relax and meet fellow travellers, as well as many of the locals!
If you prefer sportier pursuits, you’re in the right place: the city offers lots of organised leisure activities such as salmon fishing, midnight golf, sailing, climbing, glacier excursions, horseback riding and whale watching. Many of these activities are based only a short distance outside the city centre.
Iceland’s gateway city boasts an enviable cultural scene, including galleries, museums and theatres. You will be spoiled for choice, but now it’s time to get back on board your Ducato motorhome and head towards Borgarnes. Take Suðurgata to Hringbraut/Route 49 and continue along Route 49.
Keep travelling north until you arrive at your second Icelandic layover.