See the geysers, glaciers and waterfalls! This unforgettable road trip will take you to the main attractions in South and West Iceland.

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 Road Guide. Prior to your arrival we will send you an electronic version of our Iceland Travel Road Guide. 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.

Highlights

  • 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.

Included

  • 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
    •  Useful information about your booking, including detailed descriptions of confirmed hotels,  and  a 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

Not included

  • Breakfast on arrival day
  • International airfare
  • Personal travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Gasoline/petrol
  • Admissions and activities
  • Beverages, snacks, lunches, dinners unless otherwise noted in itinerary
  • Guaranteed early check-in (check-in time for most hotels in Iceland is 1400 (2:00 pm)
  • Guaranteed late check-out
  • Any service not specifically listed under “included”

*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.

 

Important

Due to high demand, accommodation in Reykjavik for New Year’s Eve cannot be guaranteed. 

Must be 21 years of age to rent a car, 23 years of age to rent car category 5.0 or higher.

Our road trip packages are designed by our team of travel experts. They are created for people like you who want to experience the very best of what Iceland has to offer. To get the best value Iceland Travel has to offer, book our road trips online. Please note that changes to the packages will incur a service fee.

With our exclusive road trip app you don´t have to worry about missing out and you will always find your way to your hotel after a full day of traveling. It is easy to book day tours and activities in the app when you are on the road.

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Day 1: Arrival

Geothermal Lagoon – Flower Village – Geothermal Greenhouses

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.

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Day 2: Gullfoss, Geysir and the South Coast

Thundering Waterfalls – Explosive Geysers – Cliffs & Stone Arches – Black-Sand Beaches of the South Shore

Start the day with a remarkable visit to Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hot spring area.

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.

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Day 3: Skaftafell - Glacial Lagoon - Vik

Europe’s Largest National Park – Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs – Europe’s Largest Glacier

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

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Day 4: Thingvellir - Borgarfjordur

National Park of Geological Wonders (UNESCO) – Europe’s Most Powerful Hot Spring

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.

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Day 5: Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Sea Cliffs with Birdlife – Rock Formations – Quaint Fishing Villages

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.

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Day 6: Reykjanes Peninsula - Blue Lagoon

Volcanic Landscapes – Bubbling Mud Pools – Quaint Fishing Village – Geothermal Spa

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.

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Day 7: Departure

Highlights: Reykjavik

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 day 6. *

*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.

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