Admire striking waterfalls, powerful geysers and hot springs, as well as majestic glaciers.
Duration: 5 days/4 nights
Explore Southwest Iceland traveling with complete freedom and flexibility in your own rental car
Volcanoes, Glaciers and Northern Lights is a short winter self-drive tour that focuses on the highlights of South Iceland.
Surround yourself by the incredible Icelandic nature with its thundering waterfalls, spouting hot springs, vast lava fields and black-sand beaches. In the evenings, don't forget to scout the clear, dark skies looking for the dancing Northern Lights.
If you like the day-to-day itinerary for our Volcanoes, Glaciers, and Northern Lights self-drive tour but are looking for a more budget friendly option we recommend that you take a look at our Volcanic View and Northern Lights self-drive.
Must be 21 years of age to rent a car, 23 years of age to rent car cat. 5.0 or higher.
*In case of no availability at Icelandair Hotel Natura, Icelandair Hotel Vik, or Icelandair Hotel Fludir we reserve the right to book a equivalent hotel.
**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 necessary unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 4 day rental is up and use our flybus departure transfer.
Day 1: Arrival
Approximate distance: ca100km / 62miles
Pick-up your rental car at Keflavik International Airport. Drive to your hotel in Reykjavik.
Spend the afternoon exploring the city center of Reykjavik, perhaps visiting a few museums or just enjoying a drink with the locals in one of the many pubs in the downtown area.
Overnight in Icelandair Hotel Natura.
Day 2: Thingvellir - Gullfoss - Geysir
Approximate distance: ca190km / 118miles
National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO) - Spouting Geysers
Visit the must-see sites in Iceland! Start with Thingvellir National Park, famous for its history and geological wonders. Continue to Geysir hot spring area with its bubbling pools and spouting geyser. Onwards to the majestic Gullfoss waterfall.
Optional visit to Geysir Geo Center, afternoon/evening visit to Fontana Baths at Laugarvatn.
Overnight in Fludir Icelandair Hotel.
Day 3: Eyjafjallajokull & Surroundings
Approximate distance: ca290km / 180miles
Black-Sand Beaches - Thundering Waterfalls - Sea Cliffs & Stone Arches
Drive along the scenic south shore and across the area around the infamous Eyjafjallajokull stratovolcano. Onwards viewing the beautiful Skogarfoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls and the black-sand beaches around Vik and Myrdalsjokull glacier. Stop in the charming village of Vik for an overnight stay.
Overnight in Icelandair Hotel Vik.
Day 4: The Blue Lagoon - Reykjavik
Approximate distance: ca260km / 162miles
An optional riding tour is available from Hveragerði. Drive to Reykjanes peninsula and the famous Blue Lagoon for a relaxing dip in the pleasantly warm geothermal waters, rich in silica and minerals that are great for the skin. Explore Reykjanes Peninsula or simply head to your hotel, relax at the spa or explore Reykjavik, the northernmost capital in the world.
Overnight in Icelandair Hotel Natura.
Day 5: Departure
Drive back to Keflavik International Airport and even stop at the Blue Lagoon, if you enjoyed your stay there the previous day.
Drop off your rental car.*
*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 necessary unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 4 day rental is up and use our flybus departure transfer.
Prices per person in EUR:
|Car cat.||Indicative type of car||2 adults in car||3 adults in car||4 adults in car||5 adults in car|
|4.1||Skoda Octavia Station Wagon Automatic 4WD or similar||591||653||478||593|
|4.3||Suzuki Jimmy 4WD or similar||730||746||548||649|
|5.0||Suzuki Grand Vitara 4WD or similar||638||685||502||612|
|5.1||Hyundai iX35 4WD Automatic or similar||653||694||509||618|
|7.1||Toyota Landcruiser 4WD Automatic or similar||709||732||537||640|
Upgrade your comfort car rental holiday to the best possible accommodation with premium amenities, either for the full duration of your stay or only selected nights. The upgrade can either be to a superior room in a comfort hotel, or a standard room in an upscale hotel. The cost for a superior upgrade is 78 EUR per room per night (on prices in comfort category). This upgrade is only available upon request. Let us know during the booking process just how superior you want your holiday to be, and we'll customize your trip!
Valid when one child shares a double room with 2 adults:
Child Seat 0-13 kg approx. EUR 27 / GBP 22 / USD 33 / CAD 41 per rental. Child Booster 9-25 kg approx. EUR 11 / GBP 9 / USD 14 / CAD 17 per rental. Payable on spot.
Prices may change without prior notice. If an incorrect price has been listed, we reserve the right to refuse, cancel or limit any order placed at the incorrect price.
Our selfdrive packages include basic insurance (CDW), unlimited mileage, VAT, a GPS system and two authorized drivers.
Quality is an important factor for Iceland Travel. When organizing our tours we choose accommodation with regards to quality, value for money, location and service provided.
We went on the "Volcanoes, Glaciers and Northern Lights" tour 30.03.16-3.4.16. We had a wonderful time and everything was seamlessly organised and the itinerary was accepted by the car hire desk, the boat and all the hotels. We saw amazing sights which we will never forget and were welcomed everywhere by the kind and helpful locals. Our only comment would be that on the day 4 driving instructions it should say something like 'retrace your journey on Route 1 west to Selfoss and take the 35 north to Keriõ' but that is a minor gripe!