Duration: 7 days, 6 nights / Season: 01 April to 30 September / Departure: All days / Language: English / Transport: Car
This popular car rental package focuses on Iceland’s number one attraction: The unforgettable nature!
Experience all the wonders of South and West Iceland, including geysers and hot spring areas, majestic glaciers and powerful waterfalls. Then continue along the South shore and reach the popular and breathtaking Glacial Lagoon, where smaller and bigger icebergs are constantly floating and drifting.
With the comfort of staying at the same hotel for more than one night, you have the flexibility to decide the length of your travel days.
What’s in it for you?
- Worry free traveling
- Electronic version of Iceland Travel Booklet. Prior to your arrival we will send you an electronic version of our Iceland Travel Guide booklet. You can start preparing yourself for your upcoming Iceland trip and be prepared for your Iceland adventure!
- Flexibility. With comprehensive maps and your own vehicle, drive at your own pace. Choose your preferred stops during the day and hunt for northern lights in the evening.
- This tour covers all the attractions found in the south and west part of Iceland.
- You cover a great deal of Iceland within a short period but you still have the flexibility to decide how short/long your travel days are.
Must be 21 years of age to rent a car, 23 years of age to rent car category 5.0 or higher.
- Accommodation for 6 nights including breakfast (except arrival day)
- Rental car for 6 days with CDW, theft protection, unlimited mileage, VAT (Types of Car recommended: any type of car)
- FREE GPS system and no charges for an additional driver
- Car pick up/drop off at Keflavik International Airport
- Emergency phone line available 24/7
- Service fee and taxes
- Tablet with a new travel app called Iceland Travel Companion. The app includes:
- Thousands of points of nature sites, historic places, and road side services
- Safety guidelines and the apps of the Icelandic Meteorological Office and The Icelandic Road Administration
- Detailed description of the customer´s journey, including hotel itinerary and GPS road guide to each hotel
- A map view of the Iceland road trip
- Detailed pdf travel book about Iceland in English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and French
*Please note that the package price is based on 6 x 24-hour rental days starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives early on day 1 and departs late on day 7 an additional supplement will be necessary unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 6 day rental is up and use our Flybus Plus departure transfer.
Day 1: Arrival
Approximate distance: ca100km / 62miles
Geothermal Lagoon – Flower Village – Geothermal Greenhouses
Approximate distance: 100km / 62miles
Pick up the car at the airport and start your Iceland experience.
From Keflavik International Airport, we recommend driving the southern coast of the Reykjanes peninsula towards your first overnight stay in the charming village of Hveragerdi. This village is one of the few sites in the world located directly on top of a geothermal area and, because of its many greenhouses heated by hot water from nearby, springs it is often called the “flower village.”
Overnight stay in Hveragerdi area.
Highlights: Reykjavik – Hallgrimskirkja – Tjornin – The Sun Voyager – Reykjavik -City Hall – Perlan – National Museum
Optional: Blue Lagoon Entrance and Extras
Day 2: South Coast
Approximate distance: ca190km / 118miles
Thundering Waterfalls – Explosive Geysers – Cliffs & Stone Arches – Black-Sand Beaches of the South Shore
Approximate distance: 190km / 118miles
Visit the majestic Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, the infamous Eyjafjallajokull glacier and the surrounding area affected by the volcanic eruption of 2010.
Dyrholaey is a rocky headland characterised by a black lava arch. Every year thousands of sea birds and puffins nest here during the summer.
Important: Please note that Dyrholaey is closed during nesting season, from about the middle of May until late June.
Overnight in the Vik area.
Highlights: Skogafoss – Seljalandsfoss – Dyrhólaey – Eyjafjallajokull – The Saga Center – Stokkseyri – Gullfoss – Geysir
Optional: Snowmobiling on Myrdalsjokull Glacier (from Basecamp)
Day 3: Skaftafell – Glacial Lagoon – Vik
Approximate distance: ca385km / 240miles
Europe’s Largest National Park – Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs – Europe’s Largest Glacier
Approximate distance: 385km / 240miles
Visit the awe-inspiring Skaftafell National Park, which is set between glaciers and offers many hiking possibilities. Continue to the shimmering icebergs of Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon before returning to the charming village of Vik in the afternoon.
Overnight in the Vik area
Highlights: Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon – Skaftafell National Park – Vatnajokull – Vík
Optional: Amphibian Boat Tour on Glacial Lagoon (from the lagoon) – Glacier Wonders (from Skaftafell National Park)
Day 4: Thingvellir – Borgarfjordur
Approximate distance: ca400km / 250miles
National Park of Geological Wonders (UNESCO) – Europe’s Most Powerful Hot Spring
Approximate distance: 400km / 250miles
Drive to Thingvellir National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site), site of the ancient Icelandic parliament and a jewel of nature. The park itself is situated in a stunning volcanic landscape of mountains and lava flows on the edge of Iceland’s largest lake.
Continue to Borgarfjordur fjord and visit the historic site of Reykholt, the remarkably beautiful Hraunfoss and Barnafoss waterfalls and Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in Europe.
Overnight in west Iceland.
Highlights: Deildartunguhver – Hraunfossar – Barnafoss
Optional: The Settlement Center – Entrance Fee – Into the Glacier – Classic Tour (from Husafell Hotel or Klaki Base Camp)
Day 5: Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Approximate distance: ca330km / 200miles
Sea Cliffs with Birdlife – Rock Formations – Quaint Fishing Villages
Approximate distance: 330km / 200miles
Explore the countless natural wonders of the Snaefellsnes peninsula. Visit Arnarstapi sea cliffs with their varied birdlife and the rocky beach of Djupalonssandur before driving along the north coast through lively fishing villages. In Stykkisholmur, join a boat tour in Breidafjordur Bay (approx. 2 hours) to admire the rich birdlife and sea life of the area. During the boat tour, a shellfish plough is lowered into the ocean and a wonderful selection of shellfish and sea life is caught for viewing and tasting: scallops, sea urchins, crabs, starfish, sea cucumbers and much more.
Overnight in west Iceland.
Highlights: Stykkishólmur – Shark Museum – Arnarstapi
Optional: Viking Sushi Boat Tour – Short Version (from Stykkishólmur)
Day 6: Reykjanes Peninsula – Blue Lagoon
Approximate distance: ca170km / 100miles
Volcanic Landscapes – Bubbling Mud Pools – Quaint Fishing Village – Geothermal Spa
Approximate distance: 170km / 100miles
Drive to Reykjanes peninsula and visit the moon-like surrounding of Lake Kleifarvatn and Krysuvik geothermal area with its bubbling mud pools. Visit Grindavik fishing village and the famous Blue Lagoon for a relaxing dip in the warm and pleasant geothermal waters which are rich in silica and minerals that are great for the skin.
Note: The Blue Lagoon must be booked in advance.
Drive to Reykjavik for your last night in Iceland.
Highlights: The Blue Lagoon – Grindavík – Kleifarvatn – Krysuvik
Optional: Blue Lagoon Entrance and Extras
Day 7: Departure
Approximate distance: ca52km / 32miles
Drive back to Keflavik International Airport and even stop at Blue Lagoon as it is on your way to the airport, if you did not have time to do it on your arrival day. *
*Please note that the package price is based on 6 x 24-hour rental days starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives early on day 1 and departs late on day 7 an additional supplement will be necessary unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 6 day rental is up and use our Flybus departure transfer.
Price: from Fr. 212.00 / night and person