Included
Departure
April 1 - October 30
Travel Style
Rental car of your choice with unlimited mileage,GPS unit, CDW and VAT for 6 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 / Quality for 6 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 Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik
Tour ID
SD04
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
7 days / 6 nights

Tour Map and Itinerary

Day - 01 - Welcome to Iceland

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Your memorable Icelandic adventure begins the very moment you arrive at Keflavík Airport. Collect your rental vehicle and drive through the beautiful landscape all the way to the capital for your first night in the Land of Fire and Ice.

If you have an early arrival you might like to begin your journey with a visit to Iceland’s world-famous Blue Lagoon. Enjoy the geothermal blue, warm and soothing waters of the lagoon before heading to your hotel. Be sure to pack your swimsuit!

Driving Distance
Approximately 50 km (30 miles)
Reykjavík

Day - 02 - South Coast and Waterfalls

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Enjoy the stunning scenery of the South Coast of Iceland on this day of exploration. The first two stops will be the spectacular waterfalls the Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. Take your chance to walk behind a waterfall at Seljalandsfoss. In Skógar, you could pop in for a visit at the Folk Museum to see how people in Iceland used to live centuries ago.

You could also take a dip in one of Iceland’s oldest swimming pool, Seljavallalaug. It is a naturally heated, thermal pool located in a beautiful hidden valley.

Another famous sight of the South Coast are black sand beaches. Go for a stroll and visit the little villages of Vík and Reynishverfi. Before arriving in Vík you could make a stop at the magnificent Dyrhólaey cape.

Please note that Dyrhólaey is closed during the nesting season, from 15 May to 23 June. Puffins disappear back to sea from mid-August.

Driving Distance
Approximately 260 km (162 miles)
Vík / Kirkjubæjarklaustur area

Day - 03 - Icebergs and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

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Today you head east to visit one of the most popular and beautiful sights of Iceland. As you drive, you won’t miss the breathtaking views of the Skaftafell National Park, an oasis surrounded by glaciers and black sand, which offers many hiking possibilities.

Finally, you’ll arrive at your destination of the day, the spectacular Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where enormous icebergs drift onto the water like shining diamonds. Capture some fantastic photos and marvel at the sight with a walk along the banks of the lagoon. Later, drive back to Kirkjubæjarklaustur for a second night

Driving Distance
Approximately 250 km (155 miles)
Vík / Kirkjubæjarklaustur area

Day - 04 - Gullfoss Waterfall and Geysir area

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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.

You then only have a short drive to Gullfoss, which is one of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls. For a relaxing end to your day, you could visit 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 275 km (170 miles)
Geysir / Laugarvatn area

Day - 05 - 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 Peninsula area

Day - 06 - Snæfellsnes Peninslula

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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. Then make your way back to Reykjavík for your last night in Iceland.

Driving Distance
Approximately 300 km (186 miles)
Reykjavík

Day - 07 - Departure

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Your journey to fabulous Iceland is coming to an end today. 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 came back enthusiastically from our road trip! Iceland is truly a spectacular country! the immensity of the landscapes is incredible! we were very happy with the tour organization: the hotels were excellent and comfortable. the attractions to visit are really many and unfortunately we did not have time to do everything! I hope to come back! I will recommend the site to my friends! thank you so much!

Very well organised tour with reasonable price. I will highly recommend it

The Trip had been arrange very well and smooth , we can’t thank enough for this.

Iceland tours made our self driving trip much easier. We chose the quality accommodations and each hotel was excellent. Each hotel had our reservation and everything ran very well. The recommended itinerary and explanation about each stop was excellent. We followed the itinerary, but also made a few moderations to fit our travel time. Iceland is a beautiful country and Iceland Tours made the trip amazing. Highly recommended this tour company.

Our recent trip to Iceland with Iceland Tours was very well organised. The car hire with Hertz was good and all the hotels we were booked into had rooms ready for us. The driving itinerary covered everything we wanted to see. Iceland Tours were very responsive and helpful during the booking process. If you are thinking of visiting Iceland on a self drive tour we would thoroughly recommend Iceland Tours.

We came back enthusiastically from our road trip! Iceland is truly a spectacular country! the immensity of the landscapes is incredible! we were very happy with the tour organization: the hotels were excellent and comfortable. the attractions to visit are really many and unfortunately we did not have time to do everything! I hope to come back! I will recommend the site to my friends! thank you so much!

Very well organised tour with reasonable price. I will highly recommend it

The Trip had been arrange very well and smooth , we can’t thank enough for this.

Iceland tours made our self driving trip much easier. We chose the quality accommodations and each hotel was excellent. Each hotel had our reservation and everything ran very well. The recommended itinerary and explanation about each stop was excellent. We followed the itinerary, but also made a few moderations to fit our travel time. Iceland is a beautiful country and Iceland Tours made the trip amazing. Highly recommended this tour company.

Our recent trip to Iceland with Iceland Tours was very well organised. The car hire with Hertz was good and all the hotels we were booked into had rooms ready for us. The driving itinerary covered everything we wanted to see. Iceland Tours were very responsive and helpful during the booking process. If you are thinking of visiting Iceland on a self drive tour we would thoroughly recommend Iceland Tours.

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Maria, Italy - April 2018
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