Included
Departure
April 1 - October 31
Travel Style
Rental car of your choice with unlimited mileage, 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
Budget / Comfort for 5 nights with Continental breakfast
Navigation
Detailed driving itinerary
Emergency
24 hour emergency service
Tax & Fee
Taxes and service fee
Ferry
Tickets with Herj贸lfur ferry to and from Westman Islands
Tour ID
SD10
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 1 - Welcome to Iceland!

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Your memorable, Iceland adventure begins the very moment you arrive at Keflav铆k Airport. Once you pick up your rental vehicle, you鈥檒l head directly for Reykjav铆k 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鈥檚 world-famous Blue Lagoon. Be sure to pack your swimsuit, so you can take a relaxing dip in the Lagoon鈥檚 soothing, geothermal waters, before heading to your hotel.

Driving Distance
Approximately 50 km (30 miles)
Reykjav铆k

Day 2 - The Golden Circle

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You can start with a drive to 脼ingvellir 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鈥檚 crust. You continue to the famous Geysir area where the Strokkur hot spring ejects its water column high into the air every 5 鈥 10 minutes and where numerous small springs are boil and bubble. Afterwards you only have a short drive to reach Gullfoss, surely one of the country鈥檚 most beautiful waterfalls. Drive along the south coast to Hvolsv枚llur area for your overnight stay.

Driving Distance
Approximately 230 km (140 miles)
Hvolsv枚llur area

Day 3 - Westman Islands

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Today you get to experience one of Iceland’s best kept secret, the volcano island of Heimaey in the Westman Islands archipelago. On your way to the ferry crossing at Landeyjarh枚fn you can stop at Seljalandsfoss Waterfall – you can actually walk behind it and enjoy its beauty from behind. Heimaey is a little treasure in itself and has much to offer! Hike to the top of Eldfell (the volcano which erupted in 1973), discover the “Elephant” mountain, and sail around the islands where it is not uncommon to see whales and seals. Most likely you will meet some beautiful puffins, too, as Westman Islands are considered being the largest Atlantic puffin colony in the world.

Driving Distance
Approximately 35 km (22 miles)
Westman Islands

Day 4 - J枚kuls谩rl贸n Glacier Lagoon, Waterfalls and Icebergs

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Your next stop is Iceland鈥檚 scenic southeast. After passing various outlet glaciers belonging to Vatnaj枚kull, Europe鈥檚 largest ice cap, you鈥檒l arrive at the stunningly surreal beauty of J枚kuls谩rl贸n, a glacial lagoon. This exceptional sight sits at the foot of Iceland鈥檚 highest mountain, Hvannadalshn煤kur.
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. Continue through Kirkjub忙jarklaustur village, the Eldhraun lava field and the M媒rdalssandur plain, before you arrive in the V铆k area.
Driving Distance
Approximately 460 km (285 miles)
V铆k area

Day 5 - Waterfalls and Black Sands

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Today you will spend the day along the South Coast. This gives you a chance to take a closer look at attractions that you did not have the time to visit on your way east: Sk贸gafoss Waterfall and Seljalandsfoss Waterfall which you can walk behind. At Sk贸gar you will find a folk museum showing how people lived in the past in Iceland. If you have time in the afternoon, you can go to the Dyrh贸laey bird cliff where you can usually see puffins (please note: Dyrholaey is closed from May 15 till June 23 and from mid- August the puffins will have gone to sea!). Your day will end in Reykjav铆k where you will spend your last night in Iceland.

Driving Distance
Approximately 200 km (125 miles)
Reykjav铆k

Day 6 - 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 Keflav铆k Airport for your flight. Depending on your flight鈥檚 time, you may be able to squeeze in a last day in Reykjav铆k 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

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