Witness water in all of its wonderful forms
Experience Iceland’s winter wonders for yourself on this nature-packed 6-day self-drive tour. See frozen waterfalls such as Gullfoss and Skógafoss, with icicles taller than church spires. On a clear night, hunt down the magnificent Northern Lights. And see Iceland’s spectacular geothermal activity at work at the Strokkur geyser.
Head further along the south coast, stopping at the village of Vík with its incredible black sand beaches. Venture eastwards to the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon and see icebergs slowly drift out to sea. Top it all off with a night or two in Reykjavík, Iceland’s buzzing capital, for an unforgettable winter adventure.
On this tour you will...
Take in the stunning sights of Iceland’s south coast
Soak up Viking history at Þingvellir National Park
Marvel at baby icebergs drifting out to sea
Witness geothermal forces at work at Geysir
Have the chance to unwind in warming hot springs
Stay in both the city and countryside
Vík í Mýrdal
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
Vatnajökull Glacier & National Park
Skaftafell Nature Reserve
Geysir and Strokkur
Þingvellir National Park
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Your 6-day self-drive itinerary
Your memorable Iceland adventure begins the very moment you arrive at Keflavík Airport. Once you pick up your rental vehicle, you’ll head directly for Reykjavík and your exciting, first night in “the land of fire and ice.”
Sky Lagoon Pure Pass
Enjoy the scenery of the south coast of Iceland. On the way you will pass two spectacular waterfalls the Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, two stops you must not miss. You can walk behind Seljalandsfoss and 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. You can go swimming in one of Iceland´s oldest swimming pool, the Seljavallalaug, a naturally-heated thermal pool located in a beautiful hidden valley.
Today you will visit one of the most popular and beautiful sights of Iceland. Enjoy the breathtaking sights of the Skaftafell Nature Reserve, an oasis surrounded by glaciers and black sand with many hiking possibilities and at the spectacular Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Enormous icebergs drift where you can walk along the banks of the lagoon to admire the fantastically-shaped icebergs. Drive back to your accommodation for a second night.
Today it is time to visit some of the most interesting and famous areas of Iceland: the famous geothermal area of Geysir 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. After this you only have a short drive to reach Gullfoss, surely the country’s most famous waterfall. If you wish you can continue to Lake Laugarvatn for a nice thermal bath at Laugarvatn Fontana spa, composed of a series of interconnected baths and steam rooms that complement each other to create a healthy, natural and unique spa experience.
You can start by a drive to Þingvellir 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. Take time to walk around in the unique landscape of Þingvellir. Now you can take some time to relax in Reykjavík.
Now it is time to head back home, after an amazing journey through one of the world’s most picturesque landscapes. You will drive back to Keflavík Airport for your flight back home. Depending on your flight time, you may be able to enjoy your last day strolling around Reykjavík. Or, even better, consider booking an extra night in Reykjavík to really give yourself time to experience all the amazing things Iceland’s capital city has to offer.
Budget, Comfort, or Quality accommodation every night
Continental breakfast every day
Rental car of your choice for 5 days
2 authorized drivers as standard
Unlimited in-car Wi-Fi
Collision damage waiver
24/7 emergency helpline when you’re in Iceland
VAT, taxes & service fees
Flights to Iceland
Fuel & parking charges
Food & drink, unless otherwise stated
Attraction entrance fees, unless otherwise stated
Personal travel insurance