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Day 1: Arrival:

Highlights: Reykjavik

Approximate distance: ca100km / 62miles

Arrival in Iceland – The world’s northernmost capital city

Once you have landed at Keflavik Airport in Iceland, please pick up your luggage and head through customs. Collect your rental car at the airport and proceed to your hotel in Reykjavik. The rest of the day is yours to rest and to enjoy at your own leisure.

Overnight in Reykjavik.

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Day 2: Thingvellir - Geysir - Gullfoss:

Highlights: Geysir Gullfoss

Approximate distance: ca200km / 125miles

National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO) – Explosive Geysers – The Famous Golden Falls

Head for the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, where the world’s oldest parliament met for centuries on the shores of Iceland’s largest lake. Then drive to the village of Laugarvatn and continue through farmland areas to the geothermal fields of Geysir, with bubbling mud pools and the regularly erupting Strokkur geyser. Then visit the dramatic, two-tiered Gullfoss waterfall, a spectacular sight in winter when frozen mid-cascade.

Overnight in Hella/Hvolsvollur.

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Day 3: South Shore - Eyjafjallajokull Volcano:

Highlights: Seljalandsfoss Skogafoss Eyjafjallajokull Reynisdrangar Cliffs Vík

Approximate distance: ca365km / 225miles

Waterfalls – Volcanic Aftermath – Black-Sand Beaches

Spend this day exploring the region close to the towering strato-volcano Eyjafjallajokull, which is possibly the most famous volcano in the world today.

Driving along the south shore you can also visit the spectacular waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. Then continue onwards to Reynisfjara beach and its striking black sands, viewing the extraordinary rock formations and thundering waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

Overnight in Hofn.

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Day 4: Skaftafell National Park - Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon:

Highlights: Skaftafell National Park Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon

Approximate distance: ca200km / 125miles

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

Today you will be in the southern area of Vatnajokull National Park, the largest of its kind in Western Europe.  It’s dominated by the Vatnajokull glacier, Europe’s largest ice cap. The park’s glacier-ringed Skaftafell area is an outstanding area of natural beauty with great winter hiking opportunities.  It´s also possible to book a guided tour hiking on one the glaciers here. Continue to the photogenic Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon, where you can enjoy the breathtaking sight of floating, blue-tinted icebergs on this 180-meter (591 foot) deep glacial lagoon.

Overnight at Kirkjubaejarklaustur area.

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Day 5: Hveragerdi - Blue Lagoon - Reykjavik:

Highlights: The Blue Lagoon Hveragerdi

Approximate distance: ca249km / 155miles

Greenhouse Village – Geopark – Geothermal Lagoon

Head towards the village of Hveragerdi, which is one of the few communities in the world located directly on top of an active geothermal area. Hveragerdi is often called ‘the flower village’ because of its many greenhouses that are heated by hot water from nearby springs. Continue snaking along the coast, with its breathtaking sea waves.

On to the Reykjanes peninsula, a UNESCO Geopark with many intriguing geological wonders, such as Krysuvik geothermal area.  You can also opt to enjoy a relaxing soak in the famous Blue Lagoon, a unique wonder of nature with pleasantly warm and mineral-rich geothermal water located in a middle of a black lava field. (Please note that admission to the Blue Lagoon must be booked in advance).

Return to Reykjavik for overnight stay.

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Day 6: Departure:

Highlights: Keflavik

Approximate distance: ca100km / 62miles

Return to Keflavik International Airport.*

We recommend departing the hotel approximately 3 hours prior to the departure of your international flight.

**Please note that the package price is based on 5 x 24-hour rental days starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives early on day 1 and departs late on day 6, an additional supplement will be charged unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 5-day rental is up and use our FlyBus plus departure transfer.

Please note: The northern lights are a natural phenomenon and therefore sightings can not be guaranteed.

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