Self Drive: Journey to the West and South | Summer

This program will lead you to the most beautiful sights of the west and south Iceland, including waterfalls, hot springs, glaciers and the black sand beach.
Available: May - September
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Minimum Age: No minimum age
Pick Up: From KEF airport / Reykjavik Hotels
Price From: ISK 69.210

Tour Highlights

✅ Accommodation including breakfast for 4 nights (both in and outside of Reykjavík)
✅ Rental car of your choice for 5 days
✅ Explore the famous Golden Circle – Þingvellir, Gullfoss waterfall, and Geysir
✅ Visit two UNESCO parks
✅ See waterfalls, glaciers and hot springs
✅ Walk on the black sand beach – Reynisfjara
✅ Visit less crowded Snæfellsness Peninsula
✅ Take photographs of beautiful Mt. Kirkjufell

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

Please Note: prices are per person and based on two people traveling together, staying in affordable accommodation and car type is VW Polo (Manual) or similar

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Please note: The summer 10% discount is only valid for standard self-drive summer packages. If you make any major changes to the tour, the discount no longer applies. The tour package must also be paid in full at the time of booking to receive the 10% discount.

What´s Included

✅ Accommodation for 4 nights, including breakfast
✅ Rental car for 5 days of your choice / 4X4 car during winter
✅ 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

Have you ever wondered how the center of the Earth looks like? If no, grab the book “Journey to the center of the Earth” by Jules Verne and start exploring magical Sæfellenses Peninsula. In the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, you will enjoy dramatic landscapes, fishing villages, and beautiful mountains. This program will also lead you to beautiful waterfalls, hot springs, glaciers and black sand beach in the south of Iceland, the places that everybody is talking about.

Day 1: Welcome to Iceland, Reykjanes Peninsula, Blue Lagoon and Reykjavík

Velkomin til Íslands!

Pick up your car and start exploring right away (if time allows). 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 in two different continents at the same time!

Overnight accommodation: Reykjavík

Approximate driving distance:  110 km/ 69 miles

Highlights: UNESCO Global Geopark, Bridge Between two Continents, Gunnuhver Hot Spring, Reykjanesviti Lighthouse, Valahnúkur, Brimketill Lava Rock Pool.

Day 2: Waterfalls, Glaciers and the Black Sand Beach

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

Overnight accommodation: South Iceland

Approximate driving distance:  320 km/ 200 miles

Highlights: Eyfjafjallajökull Volcano, Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Gljúfrabúi waterfall, Sólheimajökull Glacier, Vík the southernmost village in Iceland, Reynisfjara black sand beach, Dyrhólaey Arch, Skógafoss Waterfall.

Day 3: Magnificent Golden Circle and Borgarfjörður

Visit the famous Golden Circle, the powerful Gullfoss waterfall, the 100 years old Geyser and the UNESCO World Heritage national park Þingvellir. Drive towards the Borgarnes and through the Hvalfjörður tunnel and if the daylight and time allow, visit Hraunfossar waterfalls, Barnafoss waterfall, and Deildartunguhver hot spring.  

Overnight Accommodation: Borgarfjörður area

Approximate driving distance: 230 km/ 143 miles

Highlights: Kerið Volcanic Crater, Golden Circle,  Gullfoss Waterfall, Geyser Hot Springs area, Þingvellir National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site

Day 4 Journey to the Center of the Earth

Drive to the peninsula of Snæfellsnes (the peninsula of the snowy mountain) with the glacier Snæfellsjökull, where according to Jules Verne´s book the entrance to the center of the earth can be found. Take a short walk on the Djúpalónssandur beach and continue to Arnarstapi a village with a small harbour and go for a short walk there to enjoy the bird life and views.

Overnight accommodation: Reykjavík

Approximate driving distance: 380 km/235 miles

Highlights: Mt. Kirkjufell, Snæfellsness National Park, Snæfellsness Glacier, Arnarstapi, Hellnar, Lóndrangar, Djúpalónssandur, Fishing villages.

Day 5: Departure

This is your last day before check in for your flight back home.

If your flight is in the afternoon explore Reykjavík City and stop on your way to the Keflavík Airport at Blue Lagoon. Have a safe journey home!

Approximate driving distance: 60 km /38 miles

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