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Day 1: Arrival in Iceland – The world’s northernmost capital city

Highlights: Reykjavik

Approximate distance: 50 km /30 miles

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

There is plenty to enjoy in the capital city, from food-themed city walking tours to whale watching to strolling along the main shopping street. Perhaps you’ll check out the interactive Wonders of Iceland exhibit at the Perlan or enjoy the new FlyOver Iceland flight simulation experience.

Overnight in Reykjavik.

Please note check-in for most hotels begins at 14:00 – 16:00 (2:00pm-4:00pm).

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Day 2: Explore The Famous Golden Circle

Highlights: Gullfoss Waterfall Geysir Hot Spring Thingvellir National Park Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths Kerid Crater

National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO) – Spouting Geysers – Golden Waterfall

Approximate distance: 190 km / 118 miles

Start your drive with the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, famous for its history and geological wonders. Continue to Geysir hot spring area, with its collection of bubbling pools and spouting geysers. Then drive onwards to the majestic, two-tiered Gullfoss (Golden Falls). Bathe in the Secret Lagoon or Laugarvatn Fontana Baths, or why not try horseback riding? Afterwards, we recommend a pit stop at Fridheimar greenhouses to see how food is grown organically in Iceland and to sample the fresh local cuisine.

Overnight in the Golden Circle area.

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Day 3: Eyjafjallajokull Volcano and Surroundings

Highlights: Eyjafjallajokull Glacier Seljalandsfoss Waterfall Skogafoss Waterfall Vik Skogar Museum Reynisdrangar Cliffs

Looming volcanoes – Black-Sand Beaches – Thundering Waterfalls – Sea Cliffs & Stone Arches

Approximate distance: 290 km / 180 miles

This day is chock-full of selfie-worthy destinations! Drive along the scenic southern coast and the area near the infamous Eyjafjallajokull volcano which erupted and disrupted air traffic in the northern hemisphere for weeks in 2010. We definitely recommend a stop at LAVA Center in Hvolsvollur; the fun, interactive exhibits are a great way to learn about the volcanic activity in this area.

Continue onwards and explore the beautiful Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls and the Myrdalsjokull glacier, which covers the powerful Katla volcano. In the area of the glacier you can book a tour to explore an ice cave, go snowmobiling or glacier hiking. Whatever you choose to do today, you’ll get envy-worthy photos of southern Iceland’s epic coastline! Stop by the peaceful seafront village of Vik to grab a meal and explore a dramatic stretch of coastline photogenically poised between glacier-topped mountains, rugged sea cliffs and world-famous black sand beaches.

Overnight in the Vik area.

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Day 4: Reykjanes GeoPark

Highlights: The Blue Lagoon Reykjavik Bridge Between Continents Gunnuhver Geothermal Area Viking World Krysuvik Geothermal Area

Approximate distance: 180 km / 112 miles

It’s your last day and there’s still so much to see and do. It’s entirely up to you!

Drive to the Reykjanes Peninsula, designated in 2015 as a UNESCO GeoPark for its unique geothermal activity. Explore the Mars-like landscapes of Reykjanes Peninsula, such as the colorful bubbling steam vents of Krysuvik. Visit charming fishing villages, take photos of the famous lighthouse and walk across the Bridge between Continents. If you’re interested in culture and history, we recommend a visit to the Viking World exhibit where you can discover facts about Viking life and see Islendingurinn, a replica of a Viking ship that sailed from Iceland to North America in the year 2000.Maybe you’ll decide to visit 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. We recommend you book your entrance to the Blue Lagoon online well in advance.

Or simply head to your hotel, relax or explore Reykjavik, the northernmost capital in the world

Overnight in Reykjavik.

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Day 5: Departure from Iceland

Highlights: Reykjavik Viking World The Blue Lagoon Grindavik Lighthouses Bridge Between Continents Kleifarvatn Lake Gunnuhver Geothermal Area

Approximate distance: 50 km / 30 miles

Drive back to Keflavik International Airport. ** We recommend departing your hotel in Reykjavik no later than at least 3 hours before your flight departure. It takes approximately 1 hour to drive to the airport, and check-in will start 2 hours before your departure.

If you did not visit the Blue Lagoon earlier but have some free time today, you might want to use the opportunity en route to the airport. For this detour, please be sure to allow for at least 2-2,5 hours extra so you’ll have ample time at the lagoon. Your rental car should be returned to the airport service area, which is located only 2 minutes from the airport building. A shuttle will then transport you to the departure hall.

**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 charged unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 4-day rental is up and use our Airport Direct Transfer.

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