Self Drive: Hollywood Drive of Fame with Northern Lights | Winter

Iceland, despite being so close to the Arctic Circle the winters here are actually very mild.  Iceland during winter time is budget friendly, less crowded, providing with magical landscape and also with possibilities to view the Northern Lights. No wonder that many filmmakers choose Iceland for its dramatical sceneries for their movies. This 10-day tour around Iceland it’s ideal for travelers who want to see the most of what’s Iceland has to offer during the colder months and are not afraid of the dark.
Available: Oct - April
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
Minimum Age: No minimum age
Pick Up: From KEF airport / Reykjavik Hotels
Price From: ISK 153.500

Tour Highlights

✅ Accommodation including breakfast for 9 nights
✅ Rental car of your choice during the whole tour
✅ Full winter round trip around Iceland including Snæfellsness Peninsula and Mt. Kirkjufell
✅ Explore the Golden Circle – Geysir, Gullfoss & Þingvellir
✅ Drive along the South Coast and walk on Black Sand Beach (Reynisfjara)
✅ Walk behind Seljalandsfoss waterfall
✅ Witness the Northern Lights
✅ See waterfalls, hot springs, and mountain sceneries
✅ Visit three national parks
✅ Discover the North of Iceland including Lake Mývatn and Akureyri

Planning on coming in the summer? Check out our summer version

Please Note: prices are per person and based on two people traveling together, staying in affordable accommodation and car type is Suzuki Jimny (4WD) or similar.
This tour is not available from December 20th to January 3rd.

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What´s Included

✅ Accommodation for 9 nights, including breakfast (2 x Reykjavík, 7x outside of Reykjavík)
✅ Rental car for 10 days
✅ CDW insurance
✅ Unlimited mileage
✅ GPS navigation
✅ Extra driver
✅ Fuel discount card
✅ Pick up/Drop for the rental car at Keflavík International Airport
✅ A detailed itinerary with suggestions during your stay
✅ Personalized Icelandic roadmap
✅ 24/7 emergency phone line service
✅ Taxes and service fee
❌ Flight to and from Iceland
❌ Fuel expenses, parking fees, and additional insurance
❌ Personal travel insurance
❌ Optional activities (can be added)
❌ Any other services not mentioned in “Included” section

Tour Description

Iceland, despite being so close to the Arctic Circle the winters here are actually very mild.  Iceland during winter time is budget friendly, less crowded, providing with magical landscape and also with possibilities to view the Northern Lights. No wonder that many filmmakers choose Iceland for its dramatical sceneries for their movies. This 10-day tour around Iceland it’s ideal for travelers who want to see the most of what’s Iceland has to offer during the colder months and are not afraid of the dark.

Day 1: Welcome to Iceland and Blue Lagoon!

After clearing the customs you will meet a car rental representative who takes you to your car.

On your way to the Reykjavík, we suggest stopping at Blue Lagoon where you can relax after your flight in the milky blue waters.

Overnight: Reykjavík area
Approximate driving distance: 60 km
Highlights: Blue Lagoon, Reykjavik

Day 2: Golden Circle

Today is all about the well-known Golden Circle and South Coast of Iceland, with its black sand beach, amazing waterfalls and the Southernmost village in Iceland, Vík and much more!

Overnight accommodation: Vík area
Approximate driving distance: 415 km / 258 miles
Highlights: Þingvellir National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site, Geysir Hot Springs area, Gullfoss Waterfall, Kerið, Seljalandsfoss waterfall

Day 3: Glaciers and diamonds

A full day of stunning sight including Jökulsárlón, Iceland’s most famous and much photographed glacial lagoon, waterfalls, lava formation, and glaciers!

Overnight accommodation: Höfn area
Approximate driving distance: 300 km/186 miles
Highlights: Mýrdalssandur beach and Hjöleifshöfði, Laufskálavarða and Eldhraun Lava field, Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, Svínafellsjökull Glacier, Skaftafell National Park, Vatnajökull National Park, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Diamond beach

Day 4: The paradise of reindeers and fjords

Today the road leads you through a  dramatic fjord landscape and its tiny fishing villages at the end of twisty roads in the East Fjords before arriving at tonight’s accommodation in Egilsstaðir area.

Overnight Accommodation: Egilstaðir area
Approximate driving distance: 345 km / 215 miles
Highlights: East fjords, Reyðafjörður, Hallormstaður Forest, Lagarfljót, Egilstaðir

Day 5: Lava, hot springs, and celebrities

Today you will explore the beautiful area of Mývatn and its surrounding before traveling further North. Visit the lava fields, geothermal fields and if you have some time to relax visit Mývant nature baths which are sometimes called the Blue Lagoon of the North.

Overnight accommodation: Mývatn area
Approximate driving distance: 180 km/ 111 miles
Highlights: Egilsstaðir, Hrossaborg crater, Hverarönd, Námaskarð

Day 6: The magic happens in the North

Today explore more of the North Iceland, the sights you might have missed the day before or did not have time. Waterfalls, astonishing nature traces of trolls and elves before heading to Akureyri, the capital of the North.

Overnight accommodation: Akureyri
Approximate driving distance: 100 km/ 63 miles
Highlights: Dimmuborgir Lava Field, Lake Mývatn, Skútustaðagígar craters, Akureyri Capital of the North, Christmas Garden

Day 7: Icelandic Sagas and Langjökull Glacier

Today is all about the Icelandic Sagas and beautiful nature. Start the day with some exercise on the Grábrók crater. Then continue west to Borgarfjörður and check out the most unique waterfalls in Iceland, Hraunfossar, Barnafoss and see another geothermal hot spring, Deildartunguhver.

Overnight accommodation: Borgarfjörður area
Approximate driving distance: 400 km/250 miles
Highlights: Langjökull Glacier,Barnafoss and Hraunfossar waterfall, Reykholt, Deildartunguhver hot spring, Grábrók Crater

Day 8: Snæfellsness Peninsula

Drive along the beautiful Snæfellsnes peninsula today and explore the Center of the earth, Snæfellsjökull. Visit the most photographed mountain in Iceland, Kirkjufell and make sure you visit Arnarstapi, Hellnar and try out the shipman rocks in Djúpalónssandur.

Overnight accommodation: Borgarfjörður area
Approximate driving distance: 400 km / 250 miles
Highlights: Snæfellsnes National Park, Snæfellsjökull Glacier, Arnarstapi, Hellnar, Lóndrangar, Djúpalónssandur, Grundarfjörður, Mt. Kirkjufell, Stykkishólmur

Day 9: Reykjavík and Reykjanes

Visit the less known Reykjanes peninsula. You will feel the geothermal activity in this volcanic peninsula. Visit Gunnuhver, Iceland’s largest hot spring, the extraordinary bridge between two continents where you can be on two different continents at the same time!

Overnight: Reykjavík
Approximate driving distance: 180 km / 111 miles
Highlights: Reykjanes Peninsula, UNESCO Global Geopark, Bridge Between two Continents, Gunnuhver Hot Spring, Reykjanesviti Lighthouse, Valahnúkur, Brimketill Lava Rock Pool, Reykjavík City, The old town, Harbour, Harpa Concert Hall, Presidential Residence, Laugavegur shopping street, Shopping malls ( Kringlan and Smáralind)

Day 10: Departure

Time to say goodbye after 9 days of Icelandic nature and culture intake! We hope that you enjoyed your stay in Iceland, and we hope to see you again soon!

Approximate driving distance: 60 km/ 37 miles


 

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