Self Drive: South and East Iceland Adventure

It is not a secret that the South and East parts of Iceland enjoy the most popularity. These areas offer easily accessible stunning natural places as well as the variety of activities all year around. The program is perfect for those who love exploring and enjoying the diversity of Icelandic nature and culture. Visit the hidden gem, Pompey of the North (Westman Island), try walking on the glacier, go behind the waterfall or simply enjoy the peace in the countryside.
Available: May - Sept.
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Minimum Age: No minimum age
Pick Up: from KEF airport
Price From: ISK 98.910

Tour Highlights

✅ Accommodation including breakfast for 6 nights
✅ Rental car of your choice for 6 days
✅ See multiple waterfalls, hot springs, and mountain sceneries
✅ Visit two (out of three) national parks
✅ Drive along the South Coast and walk on Black Sand Beach – Reynisfjara
✅ Experience Pompeii of the North, Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands)
✅ Say hi to the Puffin
✅ Take a boat tour Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and stop by Diamond Beach
✅ Explore the most popular Golden Circle – Geysir, Gullfoss & Þingvellir

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 6 nights, including breakfast (1 x Reykjavík, 5x outside of Reykjavík)
✅ Rental car for 6 days
✅ CDW insurance
✅ Unlimited mileage,
✅ GPS navigation
✅ Extra driver
✅ Fuel Discount card
✅ Pick up/Drop for the rental car at Keflavík International Airport
✅ Departure transfer from your hotel to Keflavík Airport by Flybus
✅ 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)

Tour Description

It is not a secret that the South and East parts of Iceland enjoy the most popularity. These areas offer easily accessible stunning natural places as well as the variety of activities all year around. The program is perfect for those who love exploring and enjoying the diversity of Icelandic nature and culture. Visit the hidden gem, Pompey of the North (Westman Island), try walking on the glacier, go behind the waterfall or simply enjoy the peace in the countryside.

Day 1: WELCOME TO ICELAND!

Start the road trip right away! The road from the airport leads through lava field and if time allows, it’s recommended to make a stop at the Blue Lagoon spa before driving to your accommodation in Selfoss area

Overnight: Selfoss area
Approximate driving distance: 120 km/ 75 miles

Highlights: Blue Lagoon, Hveragerði

Day 2: SOUTHERN ICELAND WITH GLIMPSE OF GLACIERS AND WATERFALLS

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: Vík or Kirkjubæjaklaustur area
Approximate driving distance: 200 km / 124 miles

Highlights: Urriðafoss waterfall, Skógafoss waterfall, Sólheimajökull Glacier, Sólheimasandur Plane Wreck, Dyrhólaey Arch, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Vík

Day 3: mAJESTIC VATNAJOKULL NATIONAL PARK AND GLACIER LAGOON

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

Overnight: Vik /Kirkjubæjarklaustur
Approximate driving distance: 400 km/249 miles

Highlights: Vatnajökull National Park, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Diamond beach, Skaftafell National Park, Svartifoss Waterfall, Svínafellsjökull Glacier, Dverghamrar Cliffs, Kirkjugólf, Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, Laufskálavarða

Day 4: WESTMAN ISLANDS AKA POMPEY OF THE NORTH

Visit the hidden gem, Vestmannaeyjar, a cluster of islands formed by underwater volcanic eruptions. Enjoy a boat tour around the islands, visit the volcanic museum that tells the whole story of the eruption in 1973!

Overnight: Westman Islands
Approximate driving distance: 100km/ 62 miles

Highlights: Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Gljúfrabúi waterfall, Boat tour to Westman Islands, Hike up two volcanos Helgafell and Eldfell, Puffins.

Day 5: GOLDEN CIRCLE AND THE COUNTRYSIDE

Take the ferry back from Vestmannaeyjar and visit the famous Golden Circle, the powerful Gullfoss waterfall, the 100 years old Geysir and the UNESCO World Heritage national park Þingvellir with an overnight stay in Reykjavík.

Overnight: Reykjavík area
Approximate driving distance: 315 km/195 miles

Highlights: Kerið, Skálholt, Faxi waterfall, The Golden Circle, Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir Hot Spring area, Brúarfoss waterfall, Þingvellir National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 6: Reykjavík, THE CAPITAL OF ICELAND

Free day to explore Reykjavik at your own pace.

Overnight: Reykjavík area
Approximate driving distance: 140 km/ 87 miles

Highlights: Reykjavík city, The old town, Harbour, Harpa Concert Hall, The Sun Voyager, Hallgrímskirkja Church, Presidental residence, Pearl Museum of Wonders, Laugavegur shopping street, Shopping malls (Kringlan and Smáralind), Geothermal Swimming pools.

Day 7: DEPARTURE

Time to say goodbye after 7 days of Icelandic nature and culture intake! We hope that you enjoyed your vacation in Iceland, and we hope to see you again soon!

Approximate driving distance: 100 km / 63 miles


 

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