Included
Departure
November 1 - March 31
Travel Style
Rental car of your choice with unlimited mileage,GPS unit, CDW and VAT for 5 days
Wi-Fi
Free, in-car, unlimited Wi-Fi
Driver
Two persons from your party can be authorized as drivers of your rental car
Accommodations
Comfort / Quality for 5 nights with Continental breakfast
Navigation
Detailed itinerary and a road map of Iceland
Emergency
24 hour emergency service
Tax & Fee
Taxes and service fee
Special offer
Free Northern Lights Cruise
Tour ID
SD05
Not included
Travel
Flights to Iceland
Fuel & Parking
Fuel expense and parking fees
Meals & Drinks
at restaurants (unless otherwise stated)
Insurance
Personal travel insurance
Museums & Activities
Entrance to museums and optional activities
Transport
Duration
6 days / 5 nights

Tour Map and Itinerary

Day - 01 - Welcome to Iceland

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Your memorable, Iceland adventure begins the very moment you arrive at Keflavik Airport. Once you pick 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)
Reykjavík

Day - 02 - Snæfellsnes National Park

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From Reykjavik you head to the Borgarfjörður region on your way to Snæfellsnes Peninsula famous for the majestic Snaefellsjökull volcano/glacier. Spend the day exploring the numerous places of interest including the basalt pillars of Gerðuberg, Búðir with its small wooden church surrounded by a lava field, Arnarstapi, a small fishing village and Djúpalónssandur, a black sand beach. On the north of the peninsula you will drive along the shore of the Breiðafjörður Bay, passing through charming fishing villages.

Driving Distance
Approximately 280 km (174 miles)
Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Day - 03 - Borgarfjörður and Thingvellir

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From Snaefellsnes you head back to the Borgarfjörður Region to explore this region better. You can make a stop at Deildartunguhver hot spring (the biggest in Iceland in terms of water production per second), Reykholt and the Hraunfossar waterfalls where the water flows out from beneath a lava field into the river below. You continue to Thingvellir (Þingvellir) National Park, considered a geological wonder of the world. This is a highly interesting area both from the geological and the historical point of view. Here you can see the effects of the tectonic plate movements which have opened cracks and fissures in the earth’s crust.

Driving Distance
Approximately 230 km (143 miles)
Laugarvatn / Selfoss region

Day - 04 - Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss Waterfalls

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On your way along the south coast you will pass the Seljalandsfoss waterfall – you can actually walk behind it. A little further you pass Skógafoss waterfall, one of the highest in Iceland. 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.

Driving Distance
Approximately 200 km (124 miles)
Laugarvatn / Selfoss region

Day - 05 - Waterfalls and Hot Springs

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Now it is time to visit some of the most interesting and famous areas of Iceland. In the geothermal area of Geysir the hot spring Strokkur ejects its water column high into the air every 5 – 10 minutes or so and here numerous small springs boil and bubble. Afterwards you only have a short drive to Gullfoss, which many regard as Iceland’s most beautiful waterfall. Continuing to Reykjavik you pass 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 one (approx. 120 km round trip).

Driving Distance
Approximately 200 km (124 miles)
Reykjavík

Day - 06 - 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

We had such a wonderful experience in Iceland! The people were so friendly and hospitable, the scenery is amazing, and food was exquisite. Iceland Tours was very professional and extremely thorough in their planning. We had a few questions while in Iceland, regarding our excursions; and the staff at Iceland Tours was responsive and helpful. I would recommend Iceland Tours to anyone traveling to the land of fire and ice!

Trip of a lifetime. We did a 5 day self drive and the suggested sites to visit were invaluable. We saw so much more than we would have without the guide. Though the Fosshotel originally gave us a terrible room, a word with the front desk got us fixed up. I highly recommend this company.

Joshua, USA - March 2019
Sally, USA - March 2019