Iceland Self-Drive Tour

Day 1 : Arrival

Approximate distance: ca100km / 62miles

Geothermal Lagoon – Flower village – Geothermal Greenhouses

From Keflavik International Airport we recommend driving the southern coast of the Reykjanes peninsula towards  the charming village of Hveragerdi. 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, often called the flower village. It is ideal to visit the renowned Blue Lagoon to relax in the geothermal water. Overnight stay in Hveragerdi

Day 2: Thingvellir - Gullfoss - Geysir - South Shore


Approximate distance: ca310km / 193miles

National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO) - Exploding Geysers - Puffin Colony - Black Sand Beaches of the South Shore

Today's highlights include Thingvellir National Park a place of great geological and historical interest, the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall
and Geysir hot spring area. Drive along the south shore, viewing Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, the black sand beaches around
Vik, and Myrdalsjokull glacier.

Day 3: Kirkjubaejarklaustur - Skaftafell - Jokulsarlon - Hofn


Approximate distance: ca270km / 168miles

Lava Fields - Europe's Largest National Park - Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs - Europe's Largest Glacier

Drive through the village of Kirkjubaejarklaustur, explore Skaftafell National Park, a green oasis nestling below the great Vatnajokull glacier
surrounded by black desert sands. Continue to Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon and onwards to the charming harbour town Hofn, known as the
lobster capital of northern Europe.

Day 4: Hofn - Djupivogur - Reydarfjordur - Egilsstadir

Approximate distance: ca300km / 186miles

Narrow Fjords - Steep Mountains - Picturesque Coastline - Mineral Collection

Drive along the rugged coastline of the East Fjords with their towering mountains and charming fishing villages. On the way you have the
option of taking a boat tour to Papey Island where thousands of puffins nest in the summer or visit Petra's famous collection of local stones
and minerals at Stodvarfjordur.

Day 5: Egilsstadir - Dettifoss - Husavik - Myvatn

Approximate distance: ca310km / 193miles

Highland Desert - Europe's Most Powerful Waterfall - Glacier Carved Gorge - Whale Watching

Travel across Modrudalsoraefi highlands renowned for their stark, untouched beauty towards Dettifoss, Europe's mightiest waterfall. Visit
the magnificent horseshoe-shaped canyon Asbyrgi. Drive onwards to Tjornes peninsula and the friendly Husavik fishing port.

Day 6: Myvatn - Akureyri/Skagafjordur

Approximate distance: ca130km / 81miles

Bizarre Lava Formations - Geothermal & Volcanic Activity - Rich Birdlife - Waterfall "Of the Gods"- Iceland's Second Largest City

Explore highlights of the Lake Myvatn area, including the mystical volcanic formations at Dimmuborgir, the pseudo craters at Skutustadir,
the colorful sulfurous slopes of Namaskard and Krafla volcanic area. Drive to Godafoss waterfall, the capital of the north Akureyri or
Skagafjordur area.

Day 7: Varmahlid - Reykholt - Borgarnes - Hvalfjordur - Reykjavik

Approximate distance: ca490km / 305miles.
Drive through the historical region of Skagafjordur renowned for horse breeding.  visit the old farmstead at Glaumbaer a great example of old Icelandic architecture. Continue to the bay of Hunafloi and across Holtavorduheidi plateau. Return to Reykjavik in the evening. Another option is to travel across the barren Kjolur highland road to the geothermal oasis at Hveravellir before driving to Reykjavik.

Day 8: Departure


Drive back to Keflavik International Airport and even stop at Blue Lagoon as it is on your way to the airport. 

Please note that the package price is based on 7 x 24-hour rental days starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives early on day 1 and
departs late on day 8 an additional supplement will be necessary unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 7 day rental is up
and use our fly-bus departure transfer.

Inclusions and exclusions

Inclusions

  • Rental car for 7 days with CDW, unlimited mileage, VAT, GPS system, theft protection, and two authorized drivers. Types of Car recommended: 2.0 or higher.
  • Car pick-up and drop-off at Keflavik Airport
  • Accommodation for 7 nights including breakfast
  • Iceland Travel Booklet
  • Iceland Travel Booklet - electronic version
  • Detailed road map (1:500 000)
  • Emergency phone line available 24/7
  • Service fee and taxes
  • One SIM card worth ISK 2000: 50 minutes of local calls + 300 MB of data. Standard, Micro and Nano cards available. Please check with your service provider to make sure that your phone is unlocked before arrival in Iceland

Exclusions

  • Airfare, visa & Insurance
  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Entrance tickets
  • Optional Tours

Iceland Exclusive Helicopter Tour