April 1 - October 31
Travel Style
Rental car of your choice with unlimited mileage, CDW and VAT for 4 days
Free, in-car, unlimited Wi-Fi
Two persons from your party can be authorized as drivers of your rental car
Budget / Comfort / Quality for 4 nights with Continental breakfast
Detailed driving itinerary
24 hour emergency service
Tax & Fee
Taxes and service fee
Tour ID
Not included
Flights to Iceland
Fuel & Parking
Fuel expense and parking fees
Meals & Drinks
at restaurants (unless otherwise stated)
Personal travel insurance
Museums & Activities
Entrance to museums and optional activities
5 days / 4 nights

Tour Map and Itinerary

Day - 01 - Welcome to Iceland

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Your memorable adventure in Iceland begins the very moment you arrive at Keflavik Airport. Once you have picked up your rental vehicle, you’ll head directly for Reykjavik and your exciting, first night in Iceland.

If your flight arrives early enough, we have a great suggestion for starting your trip off the right way: Plan a visit to Iceland’s world-famous Blue Lagoon. Be sure to pack your swimsuit, so you can take a relaxing dip in the Lagoon’s soothing geothermal waters before heading to your hotel.

Driving Distance
Approximately 50 km (30 miles)

Day - 02 - The Golden Circle

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You can start by a drive to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the geological wonders of the world where you can see the effects of the tectonic plate movements which have opened various cracks and fissures in the earth’s crust. You continue to the famous Geysir Area where the Strokkur hot spring ejects its water column high into the air every 5 – 10 minutes and where numerous small springs boil and bubble. Afterwards you only have a short drive to reach Gullfoss, surely one of the country’s most beautiful waterfalls. Drive along the south coast to Vík/Kirkjubæjarklaustur area for your overnight stay.

Driving Distance
Approximately 370 km (230 miles)
Vík/Kirkjubæjarklaustur area

Day - 03 - Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, waterfalls and Icebergs

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Your next stop is Iceland’s scenic southeast. After passing various, outlet glaciers belonging to Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest ice cap, you’ll arrive at the stunningly surreal beauty of Jökulsarlon, a glacial lagoon. This exceptional sight sits at the foot of Iceland’s highest mountain, Hvannadalshnúkur.

Skaftafell National Park is another area definitely worth a visit. This oasis, surrounded by glaciers and black sand plains, offers a broad range of options for great hiking. Head back for your second overnight stay in Vík/Kirkjubæjarklaustur area.

Driving Distance
Approximately 460 km (285 miles)
Vík/Kirkjubæjarklaustur area

Day - 04 - Waterfalls and black sands beaches

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Today you can start by taking a look at the black sand beach of Reynisfjara, famous for the Reynisdrangar rock stacks that rise from the sea and for its basalt columns. Dyrhólaey cape is the southernmost point of Iceland. A small road takes you to the top of this 120 m high sea cliff where you often can see a large number of puffins (please note that Dyrhólaey is closed during nesting season from May 15 til June 23 and from mid- August the puffins will have gone to sea!). Continuing westbound you arrive at Skógar and pass Skógafoss waterfall, one of the highest in Iceland. As you continue towards Hella you pass Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which you can actually walk behind. Your day will end in Reykjavík where you will spend your last night in Iceland.

Driving Distance
Approximately 200 km (125 miles)

Day - 05 - Departure

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It seems as if your journey to fabulous Iceland only began a moment ago, but now it is time to head back home, driving back to Keflavík Airport for your flight. Depending on your flight’s time, you may be able to squeeze in a last day in Reykjavík or an extra night in there to experience all the amazing things that the city has to offer.

Driving Distance
Approximately 50 km (30 miles)

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

The accommodation options 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.

Quality accommodation:

Rooms with private shower (or private bath) and WC. Quality accommodation may be in country hotels (3- or 4-star) or the best accommodation available in each area at the time of booking. Breakfast is included.

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.

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.

Car Rental

Iceland Tours cooperates with the best and most reliable car rental suppliers in Iceland. You can be sure that the cars you rent through our service will be in excellent condition.

Please note

All rates are based on a rental period of 24 consecutive hours. If a rental exceeds the 24 hour period an extra day will be charged.

Car type example
Svartifoss waterfall in Skaftafell National Park, Iceland

Customer Reviews

Iceland Tours made our trip to Iceland a complete breeze. Everything from the rental car pick up to the location of our desired sites to see/excursions to go on and checking into our hotels was seamless. It gave us wonderful piece of mind as we didn’t have to worry with the stress of planning. I would highly recommend to friends and family.

WOW is the perfect word to describe Iceland. Iceland is packed with the best sceneries per mile. You can see amazing mountains, valleys, snow, geysers, waterfalls, glaciers, volcanos and more after just several hours of driving. Iceland tours plan worked flawlessly.

We took a 5 day self driving tour “Pearls of the South”. Iceland Tours arranged the accommodations and car rental for us. Our rental car was Hertz and we collected at the airport. We drove between destinations and followed the provided itinerary to see the sights – this ensured we utilized our time to our advantage and packed in as much sightseeing as possible. The hotels were very comfortable, clean and warm. I would recommend Iceland tours and a visit to Iceland, although its an expensive destination it is well worth it

We booked a 5-day self drive tour including a rental car and 4 nights hotel accommodation. Hotel location is great and very convenient. Arrangement is really good and we are extremely satisfied with Icelandtour. We will definitely recommend Iceland Tour to others if they come to visit Iceland.

We had a wonderful experience with our Pearls of the South tour. Everything went smoothly, and the wifi in the car was a bonus. Accommodations were good, and the itinerary supplied was really helpful. This vacation was truly unforgettable. Thank you.

Lara, USA - October 2017
Ron, USA - May 2018
Ruth, Australia - August 2018
Philip, Hong Kong - September 2018
Marta, USA - June 2019