Included
Departure
September 1 - April 15
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
Special EARLY BIRD rates for a limited time only – all displayed prices are discounted prices!
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 adventure in Iceland begins the very moment you arrive at Keflavík Airport. Once you pick up your rental vehicle, head for Reykjavík and your exciting first night in Iceland.

If your flight arrives early in the day, we have a great suggestion for starting your trip the right way: visit 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 - Waterfalls and Hot Springs

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Now it is time to visit some of the most interesting and famous areas in Iceland. At the geothermal area of Geysir the hot spring Strokkur ejects its water column high into the air every 5 to 10 minutes. There are also numerous small springs boil and bubble nearby.

Afterwards you only have a short drive to Gullfoss, which many regard as Iceland’s most beautiful waterfall. Along the way you can stop at Laugarvatn lake for a nice thermal bath at Laugarvatn Fontana Spa, composed of a series of interconnected baths and steam rooms. They complement each other to create a natural and unique spa experience.

Driving Distance
Approximately 190 km (118 miles)
Selfoss / Laugarvatn area

Day - 03 - Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss Waterfalls

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On your way along the South Coast you will pass the Seljalandsfoss waterfall. It is special as a cavern allows you to walk behind the water curtain. A little further down the road you’ll come across Skógafoss, one of the highest waterfalls in Iceland.

At Skógar you will find a Folk Museum showing how people used to live in Iceland centuries ago. To end the day, don’t miss the famous black sand beaches of the South Coast. Go for a stroll and visit the little village of Vík as well as Reynishverfi. After Vík drive back to Selfoss for a second night.

Driving Distance
Approximately 260 km (162 miles)
Selfoss / Laugarvatn area

Day - 04 - Þingvellir and Borgarfjörður

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Start your day by visiting Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir) which is considered one of the geological wonders of the world and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you can see the effects of the tectonic plate movements which have opened various cracks and fissures in the Earth’s crust. Its importance is also historical as it was here that the Icelandic Parliament was first founded in the 10th century.

From Þingvellir, continue to the Borgarfjörður area and visit the Deildartunguhver hot spring. It is the biggest in Iceland in terms of water production per second. You could also pop by Reykholt and marvel at the Hraunfossar waterfalls, where the water flows out from beneath a lava field and into the river below.

Driving Distance
Approximately 375 km (233 miles)
Snæfellsnes area

Day - 05 - Snæfellsnes Peninsula

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Today you will start your day by exploring the Snæfellsjökull National Park. Along the way you will drive through charming fishing villages as well as pass by the majestic Kirkjufell mountain.

You can explore the black sand beach of Djúpalónssandur, see the basaltic columns of Gerðuberg, the cliffs of Arnarstapi, and the hamlet of Búðir with its small wooden church surrounded by lava field. As you make your way back to Reykjavík, there are many places to stop for a visit or a fantastic photo.

Driving Distance
Approximately 300 km (186 miles)
Reykjavík

Day - 06 - Departure

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After 5 amazing days in Iceland, your journey comes to an end today as it is time to go back home. Drive back to Keflavík Airport to return your vehicle and catch your flight home. Depending on your flight time, you may be able to squeeze in a few last activities in Reykjavík, for a final taste of what this colorful capital 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