Iceland - Best of the South and West - Winter Special - 6 days / 5 nights - SD05Price from 415 EUR
Departures: November 01- March 31
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights

Included

  • Rental car of your choice with unlimited mileage, GPS unit, CDW and VAT for 5 days
  • Accommodation (budget/ comfort) for 5 nights with Continental breakfast
  • Map of Iceland and detailed itinerary
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes and service fee


You can reserve this package with only 20% deposit. See terms & conditions for further information.


Do you have any questions about this tour? Send us an email or call us toll free from the following countries:

USA and Canada: 1-888-504-0935
UK: 0-800-520-0510


 

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Itinerary

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This Winter specail vacation package to Iceland is the perfect way to travel to Iceland in the winter time. With this vacation package to Iceland you will visit the most popular places in Iceland like Snaefellsnes, Reykholt, waterfall Gullfoss, the Geysir area, Thingvellir National Park and the South Coast. Experience Iceland’s ever changing nature in wintertime, relax in quiet, comfortable countryside hotels and enjoy the sparkling cultural- and nightlife-atmosphere of Reykjavik. When visiting Iceland during winter time, one should look out for the mysterious lights of the Aurora Borealis. Old stories and legends of elves and trolls come to life in the twilight of a Nordic winter day. 

 

 

 


Blue LagoonDay 1: Arrival in Keflavik - drive to Reykjavik (Driving distance approx. 50 km)


 Arrival at Keflavik Airport. Pick-up of rented vehicle and drive to Reykjavik for your first night’s stay in Iceland. 

Depending on your arrival time, we recommend that you make a stop at the famous Blue Lagoon on the way and have a swim in the geothermal warm water.

Additional service: Entrance to the Blue Lagoon.


 

 


Day 2: Reykjavik - Snaefellsnes (Driving distance approx. 280 km)

Snaefellsnes From Reykjavik you head to the Borgarfjörður region on your way to Snaefellsnes Peninsula.

Today you can explore the numerous places of interest around the peninsula famous for the majestic Snaefell volcano/glacier. On he north of the peninsula you will drive along the shore of the Breiðafjörður Bay, passing through charming fishing villages. Overnight in Snaefellsnes Peninsula.

Highlights of this day: Snaefellsnes Peninsula,Snaefellsjökull glacier, Búðir, Arnastapi, Breiðafjörður Bay.








Day 3: Snaefellsnes - Borgarfjörður - Thingvellir - Selfoss (Driving distance approx. 230 km)

Hraunfossar From Snaefellsnes you drive back to the Borgarfjörður Region. Today you will take the time to explore this region. You can make a stop at Deildartunguhver hot spring (the biggest in Iceland in terms of water production per second), Reykholt where the famous medieval writer Snorri Sturluson lived and the Hraunfossar waterfalls where the water flows out from beneath a lava field into the river below. The Barnafoss waterfall is just a short walk away from Hraunfossar.

Then drive along the Hvalfjörður to Thingvellir (Þingvellir) National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the geological wonders of the world. At Thingvellir you can see the effects of the tectonic plate movements which have opened various cracks and fissures in the earth’s crust, and it was here that the Icelandic Parliament was founded in the 10th century. Overnight in the Selfoss region.

Highlights of this day: Deildartunguhver, Reykholt, waterfall Hraunfossar, Thingvellir National Park.


 

 


Day 4: Selfoss - Skógar/Vík - Selfoss (Driving distance approx. 200 km)  Skogarfoss

On your way along the south coast you will pass two spectacular waterfalls the Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss, two stops you must not miss. At Skógar you will find a folk museum showing how people lived in past centuries in Iceland.

The black sand beaches of the south coast are famous and you can take a walk on them in the little village of Vík or in Reynishverfi. After Vík. Drive back to Selfoss for a second night.


Highlights of this day: Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss waterfalls, Skógar museum, Dyrhólaey, Vík.

Additional service: Glacier Tour - Sólheimajökull glacier walk



 

 


Day 5: Selfoss - Gullfoss - Geysir - Reykjavik (Driving distance approx. 200 km)  Geysir

 Drive heading to Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir area; these are two of Iceland’s most famous sights. Visit the geothermal area of Geysir where the hot spring Strokkur ejects its water column high into the air every 5 – 10 minutes or so and where numerous small springs boil and bubble. Afterwards it is only a short drive to Gullfoss, which many regard as Iceland’s most beautiful waterfall.

Drive back to Reykjavik through Selfoss and Hveragerði. Now you can either take some time to relax in Reykjavik or drive to the famous Blue Lagoon for a relaxing swim, if you did not stop at the Blue Lagoon on day 1. Approx. 120 km round trip.

Overnight in Reykjavik.

Highlights of this day: Geysir, waterfall Gullfoss, Blue Lagoon.









Day 6: Departure (Driving distance approx. 50 km)
Hallgrimskirkja in Reykjavik
Drive back to Keflavik airport for your flight back home.

Or book an extra night in Reykjavik, the vibrant capital of Iceland!

Reykjavik is Iceland’s largest city and often called the capital of the north because of its location. With only approximately four hours of daylight in the wintertime, the city has a mysterious yet dynamic atmosphere.

Reykjavik offers a wide range of sights to visit and lots of activities. 


Among the things you can visit in Reykjavik are the old city centre where you can walk by the lake, Tjörnin, visit the Town Hall, and walk around the Austurvöllur square, where the Parliament building stands, and down to the harbour. You can stroll along the main street, Laugavegur to have a look at the shops and the art galleries and find a restaurant or a café to your liking. Do not miss the church Hallgrímskirkja or the dome Perlan, a modern building from where you have a panoramic view over the whole city. Reykjavik


 It is also possible to go to the Laugardalur valley for a swim in the outdoor thermal pool. There are several museums worth visiting in Reykjavik, for example the National Museum of Iceland near the University, the National Gallery of Iceland and the Reykjavik Art Gallery (includes 3 different collections).

Please notice, it is important to check road and weather conditions before departure, by phoning 1777 or visiting www.road.is.
 

 

 

Included

 
  • Rental car of your choice with unlimited mileage, GPS unit, CDW and VAT for 5 days
  • Accommodation (budget/ comfort) for 5 nights with Continental breakfast
  • Map of Iceland and detailed itinerary
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes and service fee
 

Not included

  • Flights to Iceland
  • Meals and drinks at restaurants (unless otherwise stated)
  • Entrance to museums
  • Personal travel insurance

You can reserve this package with only 20% deposit. See terms & conditions for further information.

Do you have any questions about this tour? Send us an email or call us toll free from the following countries:

USA and Canada: 1-888-504-0935
UK: 0-800-520-0510


Interested in other vacation packages to Iceland? Check out these self drive packages to Iceland.

Read about the great benefits and why you should travel to Iceland with Iceland Tours.


 

Accommodation on this tour

When we design our tours we book the best accommodation available, in order to make the trip as comfortable and enjoyable for you as possible.

We offer a great selection of hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses for our clients. You can be assured of a warm welcome and an enjoyable stay at all the options offered by us.

Below you'll find examples of the type of accommodation you could be staying in.
 
Please note that the below accommodation optionas are shown as examples of the types of accommodation we book. Due to high demand during the summer time and limited accommodation capacity in some regions we cannot always guarantee availability. In these circumstances, we will supply an accommodation of an equal standard in the same region before your travel dates. We highly recommend you book as well in advance as possible. 

 

Comfort accommodation:


Rooms with private shower (or private bath) and WC. Comfort accommodation may be in country hotels (mostly 3-star range) , farmhouses or guesthouses. Most of the facilities booked by Iceland Tours offer dinner during the summer time. Breakfast is included.

  

Hotel Klettur

Hotel Klettur

 

Hotel Klettur is a beautiful 3 star hotel located right next to Reykjavik´s main shopping street, Laugavegur. The hotel has 86 brightly decorated and modern guest rooms with free wired internet acces, refrigerator, telephone, flat-screen satellite TV and private bathroom with shower.


A buffet breakfast is served every morning in the dining room. Several shops, restaurants and cafés are located in the surrounding area.
Free public parking is possible on site.

 

 

Hotel Selfoss

Hotel Selfoss

 

Hotel Selfoss is a 3 - 4 star Hotel situated by River Ölfus in Selfoss, Hotel Selfoss has a cinema and a spa area. All rooms have a seating area, satellite TV and private bathroom with bathtub or shower. Wi-Fi is free.

Guests at Selfoss Hotel can enjoy the Riverside Spa, featuring a sauna, a steam room and a thermal hot pool.
The Riverside Restaurant has floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the river, and offers both traditional and innovative cuisine. Drinks can be enjoyed beside the fireplace in the hotel bar. Free parking.

The hotel is located on the Icelandic Ring Road, Route 1.

 

 

Budget accommodation:


Rooms without private facilities. Budget accommodation may be in country hotels, farmhouses and/ or guesthouses. All rooms have made-up beds; some of these rooms have washbasins with hot and cold water. Showers and WC in shared facilities. Most of the facilities booked by Iceland Tours offer dinner during the summer time. Breakfast is included. 

Snorri´s Guesthouse

Snorri

 

Snorri's Guesthouse is a friendly family owned guesthouse in Reykjavik, located only few minutes from the main shopping street in the city center.

Only a short walking distance away is a historic and atmospheric public indoor swimming pool with a steam bath and outdoor hot tubs.

Other facilities at the guesthouse are free parking at the premises of the guesthouse and free wireless internet connection in the lobby.

 

 

Guesthouse Höfðagata

Höðagata

 

Höfðagata is the oldest bed & breakfast in Stykkishólmur with a long running history, only a short walk away from restaurants, swimming pools and other services.

There are 4 rooms in total, all of which are couples rooms. Extra mattresses are available on request. The rooms share two shower facilities. Fluffy towels and hygenic basics included.

Free parking and free wireless internet access are provided. The guesthouse has a garden that can be used by guests.


 

Car Rental

Car Group Car type example

 

Z

Toyota Aygo, or similar / km unlimited, CDW included

            Manual

 

Z- Toyota Aygo

A

Toyota Yaris, Polo or similar/ km unlimited, CDW included

Manual or Automatic

A - Toyota Yaris

B

Toyota Auris or similar/ km unlimited, CDW included

Manual

B - Toyota Auris

 

T

Toyota Verso or similar/ km unlimited, CDW included

Manual

T - Toyota Verso

E

Skoda Octavia wagon or similar/ km unlimited, CDW included (Not suitable for Highland driving)

Manual

E- Skoda Octavia Wagon

F

Toyota Rav 4WD or similar/

km unlimited, CDW included

Manual

 

F -Toyota Rav 4WD

I

Toyota Landcruiser GX 4WD or similar/ km unlimited, CDW included

Automatic
I - Toyota Land Cruiser

J

Suzuky Jimny or similar / km unlimited, CDW included

Manual

 

J- Suzuki Jimny

Additional services

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