October 1 - March 31
Travel Style
Rental car of your choice with unlimited mileage, CDW and VAT for 7 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 5 nights with Continental breakfast
Detailed driving itinerary
24 hour emergency service
Tax & Fee
Taxes and service fee
Blue Lagoon entrance
Blue Lagoon Comfort admission (Day 5)
Tour ID
Fontana entrance fee (Day 4)
Ice Cave Tour
Katla Ice Cave - Under the Volcano Tour (Day 2)
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
6 days / 5 nights

Tour Map and Itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to Iceland

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Once you touch down in Iceland, you’ll collect your rental car from Keflavík Airport and drive to Reykjavík. The rest of the day is yours to explore the Icelandic capital. The city’s old town, modern harbor district, and main street, Laugavegur, are good places to start. Here you’ll find plenty of enticing shops, bars, and restaurants. 

Plus, if there are clear skies, it’s also worth looking out for the Northern Lights. Imagine what a welcome to Iceland that would be!

Driving Distance
Approximately 50 km (30 miles)

Day 2 - South coast, waterfalls & ice cave tour

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Discover the must-see natural attractions dotted along Iceland’s stunning south coast before joining a guided ice cave tour. 

Get ready to exchange the buzz of Reykjavík for the mind-blowing landscapes of South Iceland this morning. On your way to Vík, you can stop off at some of the country’s star attractions, including two iconic waterfalls: Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. And why not also soak up some local culture at Skógar’s folk museum before arriving in Vík? 

Now the super adventurous part of your day begins! In Vík, you’ll join a group tour and ride in a 4×4 jeep to Kötlujökull glacier. Strap on your crampons and follow the lead of your expert guide as you hike across the surface of the glacier.

Soon you’ll be learning about the glacier from your guide and marveling at the striking features inside these ice caves. The cave’s dazzling blue ice is made all the more eye-catching by layers of black volcanic ash.

Tour: Katla Ice Cave (Under the Volcano) Tour (included)
Duration: 3 hours
Included: Super jeep ride, guided visit to a natural ice cave, crampons, safety equipment, guidance in English
Not included: Meals and refreshments
Minimum age: 6 years

Driving Distance
Approximately 260 km (162 miles)
Vík area

Day 3 - Icebergs & Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon

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Take the wheel and journey along the wild south coast, where you can explore Iceland’s largest national park and admire a glacier lagoon. 

Today you’ll have the freedom to discover Vatnajökull National Park at your own pace. The perfect way to get up close and personal with nature here is to head out on a short hike. And there are countless trails for you to follow: you’re spoiled for choice!

As you drive along the coastline, make sure to visit Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, home to jaw-dropping scenery. 

Park up near the lagoon and watch glittering icebergs bobbing in the glacier-blue waters. You can even walk between icebergs that have floated up onto the shores of the lagoon. 

Later, round off the afternoon with a trip to Seljavallalaug. Tucked away in a hidden valley, it’s one of Iceland’s oldest geothermal swimming pools. A soak here is the perfect way to soothe your muscles after a hike.

Driving Distance
Approximately 250 km (155 miles)
Vík area

Day 4 - Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir & Fontana Spa

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Combine sightseeing and relaxation today as you visit two of the Golden Circle’s famous attractions and unwind at an Icelandic spa. 

This morning hop into your car and drive to the geothermal area at Geysir, one of the most popular sights along the Golden Circle route. 

Geysir may be the namesake of the world’s geysers, but it’s only active every few years. It’s actually the nearby Strokkur geyser that you’re most likely to see erupting during your visit. A 65-feet (20-meter) high column of boiling water spurts from it around every 5–10 minutes. So have your camera ready! 

Gullfoss waterfall, or ‘Golden Falls’, is another must-see natural wonder on today’s itinerary. Don’t miss the chance to pause here and take in the impressive scale of these thundering falls. 

Then head to Fontana Geothermal Baths in Laugarvatn, where it’s time for a different kind of geothermal experience. Unwind as you bathe in the naturally-warm waters and make your way around the spa’s series of steam rooms and interconnected pools.

Tour: Fontana Geothermal Baths (included)
Duration: Flexible
Included: Admission to Fontana Geothermal Baths (includes access to the pools, steam baths, and sauna)
Not included: Bathrobe, towel, swimwear, meals and refreshments

Driving Distance
Approximately 275 km (170 miles)
Geysir area

Day 5 - Þingvellir National Park, Blue Lagoon & Reykjavík

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Begin your day with time spent exploring Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park, followed by an afternoon of R&R at the Blue Lagoon. 

On your way back to Reykjavík, don’t miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery of UNESCO-listed Þingvellir National Park. 

As well as enjoying wintry scenes in the park, you’ll be able to see where the North American and European tectonic plates are drifting apart. The site of the world’s first parliament, Alþingi, can also found here and is well worth a visit. 

Spend the rest of the day luxuriating in the Blue Lagoon, surely Iceland’s most renowned geothermal pool. 

In the lagoon’s milky blue waters, you’ll be surrounded by lava fields that stretch as far as the eye can see. And with the Comfort admission package (included in your tour), you’ll get a drink from the in-lagoon bar and a silica mud mask.

Tour: Blue Lagoon Comfort Admission (included)
Duration: Flexible
Included: Comfort admission to Blue Lagoon (includes towel, silica mud mask, 1 drink of your choice)
Not included: Meals and refreshments
Minimum age: 2 years

Driving Distance
Approximately 210 km (130 miles)

Day 6 - Goodbye Iceland

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After an adventure to remember, it’s time to leave the Land of Fire and Ice behind. Head to Keflavík Airport to drop off your rental car and fly home. 

Or add an extra night or two in Reykjavík to your itinerary and pack even more into your winter getaway.

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

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