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 7 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 7)
Tour ID
Fontana entrance fee (Day 4)
Ice Cave Tour
Katla Ice Cave - Under the Volcano Tour (Day 2)
Lava Cave Tour
Vatnshellir Cave Tour (Day 6)
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
8 days / 7 nights

Tour Map and Itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to Iceland

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You’ve arrived in the Land of Fire and Ice and it’s time for your wintry adventure to begin. Collect your rental car from Keflavík Airport, drive to Reykjavík, and get settled into your hotel.

Then head out into the city and soak up the atmosphere. You could wander Laugavegur, the main street, and stop for a drink or bite to eat at a local café or restaurant. Or take a relaxing dip in a local swimming pool to recharge after your journey.

If your flight lands in the morning, you might have time for one of the optional activities below.

Extra activities

Option 1: Sky Lagoon

Relax in the clear, warm waters of the Sky Lagoon as you take in the panoramic views of the North Atlantic ocean. Indulge in the luxurious 7-step ritual, which includes a salt skin rub, sauna, and rain room.

Tour: Sky Lagoon Pure Pass (optional)
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Included: Sky Lagoon admission, complete 7-step Ritual, public changing facilities, towel
Not included: Meals and refreshments
Minimum age: 12 years

Option 2: FlyOver Iceland Ride

Hang with in front of a 20-meter (65-foot) wraparound screen your feet dangling and get whisked away on a journey around Iceland. The stunning visuals are combined with wind, mist, and smells of Icelandic nature for a multisensory experience.

Tour: FlyOver Iceland Experience (optional)
Duration: 35 minutes
Included: Entrance ticket to FlyOver Iceland
Not included: Meals and refreshments
Minimum age: 14 years

Option 3: Perlan Wonders of Iceland & Northern Lights Show

Jump into the immersive Wonders of Iceland experience, inspired by the country’s incredible natural beauty. Walk through a real ice cave, get up close to a reconstructed bird cliff, and feel the power of Iceland’s volcanoes through technology.

Then make your way to the planetarium for Áróra, an interactive video about the Northern Lights. You’ll learn about the science behind the aurora and the cultural significance that has surrounded them for hundreds of years.

Tour: Wonders of Iceland & Northern Lights Planetarium Show (optional)
Duration: 3 hours
Included: Access to Wonders of Iceland exhibition, Áróra Northern Lights Film, view from the 360°Observation deck
Not included: Meals and refreshments
Minimum age: 1 year

Driving Distance
Approximately 50 km (30 miles)

Day 2 - Waterfalls & ice cave expedition

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This morning, make your way out of the city to Iceland’s south coast. Here you’ll come across two of Iceland’s most spectacular waterfalls: Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. You can even walk behind the plume of Seljalandsfoss!

In the afternoon, you’ll join a special ice cave expedition from the village of Vík. Hop aboard a super jeep and let your experienced driver-guide whisk you off to the edge of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Now it’s time to gear up (equipment provided) for your hike across the glacier surface!

Once you arrive at the ice cave, you’ll be able to peer and even walk inside. You’ll be blown away by the ice cave’s mesmerizing walls, which appear to glow blue. 

Tour: Katla Ice Cave (Under the Volcano) Tour (included)
Duration: 3 hours
Included: Super jeep ride, guided visit to 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 - Skaftafell glacier & Jökulsárlón lagoon

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Continue along the south coast to Vatnajökull National Park, home to Iceland’s largest glacier. This slice of the country is studded with natural gems. You could take a short hike to the Svartifoss waterfall, set against a backdrop of hexagonal lava columns. 

Then stop at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where you can watch icebergs drifting slowly out to sea. Some of them wash ashore at nearby Breiðamerkursandur, also known as ‘Diamond Beach’. The sight of the clear-blue ice glistening against the jet-black sand is truly stunning.

In the evening, you’ll head back to Vík for a sound night’s sleep.

Extra activities

Skaftafell Glacier Walk

Get the chance to experience the ice up close, as you go on a glacier walk on the Skaftafell glacier. Admire the out-of-this-world formations and deep crevasses in the glacier surface.

Tour: Blue Ice Experience from Skaftafell (optional)
Duration: 1.5–2 hours
Included: Glacier gear, safety equipment, guidance in English
Not included: Parking charge, meals and refreshments
Minimum age: 10 years

Driving Distance
Approximately 250 km (155 miles)
Vík area

Day 4 - Geysir, Gullfoss & Fontana spa

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Your trip to Iceland wouldn’t be complete without touring the famous Golden Circle. Today you’ll see two of the legendary natural attractions on this popular route: Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss waterfall. 

At Geysir, you’ll witness the powerful Strokkur geyser erupting into the air every few minutes. The surrounding Haukadalur valley is also dotted with boiling hot springs and steaming vents.

A short drive away you’ll find the Gullfoss waterfall, also known as the ‘Golden Falls’. One of Iceland’s most majestic cascades, it’s named for the yellow-tinged waters that flow over it.

After a day of sightseeing, relax at the Fontana Geothermal Baths on the shores of Laugarvatn lake (admission included). If you’re feeling brave, you can dip your toes into the chilly waters of the lake before warming up in the naturally heated ‘hot pots’.

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
Minimum age: 5 years

Driving Distance
Approximately 280 km (170 miles)
Geysir area

Day 5 - Þingvellir National Park & West Iceland

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After a restful night’s sleep, thanks to your spa experience, you’ll head to Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park. This history-laden site is the cradle of Icelandic democracy, where the parliament would meet in Viking times. 

The area also has great geological significance: here you can see where the North American and European tectonic plates meet. This is the only place on Earth where you can actually walk this boundary.

In the afternoon, head west toward the Borgarfjörður area. This is Iceland’s largest bay, home to thousands of small islands. You’ll find the star attractions here slightly inland though. Stop at the Deildartunguhver hot spring, perhaps taking a dip in the Krauma baths (optional upgrade).

Then check out by the Barnafoss and Hraunfossar waterfalls, whose brilliant blue waters are fed by a lava field.

Extra activities

Krauma Geothermal Baths

Bathe in the ever-fresh waters of Krauma geothermal baths and enjoy the view over the lush valley. The source for the 5 hot pools is the nearby Deildartunguhver hot spring.

Tour: Krauma Geothermal Baths (optional)
Duration: Flexible
Included: Admission to Krauma geothermal baths
Not included: Towels, meals and refreshments

Driving Distance
Approximately 245 km (150 miles)
Borgarfjörður area

Day 6 - Snæfellsnes peninsula – Iceland in Miniature

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Today you’ll explore the Snæfellsnes peninsula in West Iceland. It’s sometimes called ‘Iceland in Miniature’ thanks to its incredibly varied scenery. The peninsula is also dotted with charming fishing villages, including the main town of Stykkishólmur.

Follow the road to the far end of the peninsula and you’ll end up at Snæfellsjökull National Park. Here you’ll find glaciers, lava fields, and yellow and red beaches. There are also otherworldly rock formations along the cliffs, including the Arnarstapi sea stacks.

It’s in the national park that today’s main activity takes place. Descend a spiral staircase into the Vatnshellir lava tube. This stunning cavern was formed 8,000 years ago during a volcanic eruption, and now you can walk where lava once flowed.

Tour: Vatnshellir Cave Tour (included)
Duration: 45 minutes
Included: Helmet, flashlight, guidance in English
Not included: Meals and refreshments
Minimum age: 5 years

Driving Distance
Approximately 340 km (211 miles)
Borgarfjörður area

Day 7 - Exploring Reykjavík & Blue Lagoon relaxation

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Head back to Reykjavík for a day of urban discovery. You could check out the city’s many museums and galleries, including the Settlement Exhibition with its excavated Viking longhouse. Or spend day exploring the old town’s streets, which are lined with traditional multicolored houses.

Once you’ve had a chance to experience the city, make your way to the Blue Lagoon spa (admission included). There you can relax in its bright blue waters, while enjoying a free drink and silica mud mask.

In the evening, it’s time to return to Reykjavík. Before returning to your hotel, why not have dinner at one of the city’s food halls (not included)? 

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 180 km (112 miles)

Day 8 - Goodbye Iceland

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Your last day in Iceland is here. Depending on your flight time, you might be able to squeeze in some more wandering around Reykjavík in the morning.

When it’s time to leave, return your rental car at Keflavík Airport. Go back home with memories of an epic trip, and the photos to prove it!

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.

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Svartifoss waterfall in Skaftafell National Park, Iceland

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