Drive Through Iceland in Your Own Private Car

   
 
 

Golden Circle Self Drive

Iceland Self Drive Tour

2018 Departures
DailyMay 1st to June 14th
Prices From$1135 per Person Double
2018 Departures
DailyJune 15th to August 21st
Prices From$1260 per Person Double
2018 Departures
DailyAugust 22nd to September 30th
Prices From$1135 per Person Double

A short best-seller tour, introducing the highlights of South of Iceland.

This self-drive favorite explores Iceland's rich natural treasures, including Geothermal Greenhouses, National Parks, Beautiful waterfalls, Exploding Geysirs and the Black beaches on the South Coast.

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Car Categories

Grp 1.0 Economy 2wd Toyota Yaris or similar

Grp 1.1 Economy 2wd Automatic Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar

Grp 2.0 Compact 2wd Toyota Auris or similar

Grp 3.0 Intermediate 2wd Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar

Grp 3.1 Intermediate 2wd Automatic Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar

Grp 4.0 Intermediate 4wd Station Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar

Grp 4.1 Intermediate 4wd Station Automatic Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar

Grp 5.0 Medium 4wd Toyota RAV4 4wd or similar

Grp 5.1 Medium 4wd Automatic Toyota RAV4 4wd AUTOMATIC or similar

Grp 6.0 Medium Station Volkswagen Sharan 7 seater or similar

Grp 7.1 Large 4wd Automatic Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4WD Automatic or similar

Itinerary

 
Day 1     Keflavik - Hveragerdi
Accommodation: Ork Hotel

Geothermal Lagoon – Flower village – Geothermal Greenhouses

Approximate mileage: ca. 100 km / 62 miles

Pick up the car at the airport and start your Iceland experience.

From Keflavík International Airport we recommend driving the southern coast of the Reykjanes peninsula towards your first overnight stay in the charming village of Hveragerði. The 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.

Depending on your arrival time in Iceland it is ideal to visit the renowned Blue Lagoon to relax in the geothermal water.

 
Day 2     Hveragerdi - Vik
Accommodation: Edda Vik Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Thundering Waterfalls – Cliffs & Stone Arches – Black Sand Beaches of the South Shore – Puffin Colony

Approximate mileage: ca. 190 km / 118 miles

Visit the highlights of the South Coast such as Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, the famous Eyjafjallajökull glacier and surrounding area (where the eruptionin 2010 took place) and Dyrhólaey*, a rocky headland where thousands of sea birds and puffins nest during the summer.

*Please note that Dyrhólaey is closed during nesting season in the spring, from around middle of May until June 23rd

Optional: Kayak tour from Stokkseyri, The Saga Center in Hvolsvöllur, ferry transfer to the Westman Islands.

 
Day 3     Vik - Gullfoss Waterfall
Accommodation: Geysir Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Colorful Valley – Hekla Volcano – The Famous Golden Falls – Exploding Geysers

Approximate mileage: ca. 300 km / 186 miles

Explore Thjórsárdalur valley and its landscape of sharply contrasting birch woods, sandy lava fields, rivers and waterfalls, huddling below the impressive volcano Hekla. Continue to Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hot spring area.

Optional: River rafting in the Geysir area, Eyjafjallajökull Visitor Center.

 
Day 4     Thingvellir - Borgarfjordur - Reykjavik
Accommodation: Grand Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO) – Picturesque Fjords – Waterfalls

Approximate mileage: ca. 300 km / 186 miles

Visit Thingvellir National Park, site of the ancient Icelandic parliament and a jewel of nature. Then via Hvalfjörður fjord or Kaldidalur highland track (4WD needed), your journey continues to the beautiful Borgarfjörður region and Reykholt, home of the 13th century scholar Snorri Sturluson. Return to Reykjavík in the afternoon.

 
Day 5     Reykjavik
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel.

Service ends.

 

Notes

Price in USD per person in double room with private facilities with recommended Compact Car (cat 2): Inquire for rates on other car categories.

LATE ARRIVAL SUPPLEMENT FOR PASSENGERS ARRIVING LATE EVENING/NIGHT. YOU STAY THE FIRST NIGHT AT AIRPORT HOTEL SMARI AT KEFLAVIK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT INSTEAD OF HOTEL IN HVERAGERDI.

Please note that the package price is based on 4 x 24-hour rental days starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives early on day 1 and departs late on day 5 an additional supplement will be neccessary unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 4 day rental is up and use our flybus departure transfer.

Price Includes
Rental Car With Gps
Daily Breakfast
Hotel Accommodation As in Itinerary
Use of Tablet With Detailed Itinerary and Interactive Road Maps
Price Does Not Include
 Optional Excursions
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