Self Drive: The Icelandic Bucket List | Summer

Icelandic Bucket List program checks into many boxes on travelers wishlist. The program includes the best places to visit and leads you through the most beautiful sceneries in Iceland including multiple waterfalls, glaciers, and volcanic desserts. Places that are highly rated by the travelers and are a “must see” while staying in Iceland all year around.
Available: May - September
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Minimum Age: No minimum age
Pick Up: From KEF airport
Price From: ISK 85.410

Tour Highlights

✅ Accommodation including breakfast for 5 nights (both in and outside of Reykjavík)
✅ Rental car of your choice for 5 days
✅ Tick all the boxes on your Iceland wish list
✅ Hike up the Reykjadalur (Steam Valley)
✅ Explore South Coast and take a hike to DC-3 Plane Wreck
✅ Walk on Black Sand Diamond Beach and experience Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
✅ See the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull Glacier, and other glaciers
✅ Visit Geysir, Gullfoss & Þingvellir aka The Golden Circle
✅ Take a photo of the Sun Voyager and Hallgrímskírkja Church in Reykjavík

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 5 nights, including breakfast (2 x Reykjavík, 3x outside of Reykjavík)
✅ Rental car for 5 days
✅ CDW insurance
✅ Unlimited mileage
✅ GPS navigation
✅ Extra driver
✅ Fuel discount card
✅ Pick up 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)
❌ Any other services not mentioned in “Included” section

Tour Description

Icelandic Bucket List program checks into many boxes on travelers wishlist. The program includes the best places to visit and leads you through the most beautiful sceneries in Iceland including multiple waterfalls, glaciers, and volcanic desserts. Places that are highly rated by the travelers and are a “must see” while staying in Iceland all year around.

Day 1: welcome to iceland

Start the road trip right away! If time allows, it’s recommended to make a stop at the Blue Lagoon from the airport before driving to your accommodation in Hveragerði.

Approximate driving distance: 110 km/ 64 miles
Overnight: Hveragerði

Highlights: Blue Lagoon, Hveragerði

Day 2: South Shore full of waterfalls, glaciers and breathtaking views

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 waterfallSkógafoss waterfall, Sólheimajökull Glacier, Sólheimasandur Plane Wreck, Dyrhólaey Arch, Reynisfjara black sand beach, Vík

Day 3: Majestic Vatnajökull 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 ParkJökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Diamond beach, Skaftafell National Park, Svartifoss Waterfall, Svínafellsjökull Glacier, Dverghamrar Cliffs, Kirkjugólf, Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, Laufskálavarða

Day 4: The Golden Circle and more

Drive the popular route of 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
Approximate driving distance: 315 km/195 miles

Highlights: Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Gljúfrabúi waterfall, Kerið, Skálholt, Faxi Waterfall, The Golden Circle, Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Hot Springs area, Brúarfoss waterfall, Þingvellir National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site

Day 5: Reykjavík the capital of Iceland

Free day to explore Reykjavik at your own pace. Overnight: Reykjavík area

Overnight: Reykjavík
Approximate driving distance: 100 km / 63 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 6: Sjáumst! (See you later) – Keflavík Airport

Time to say goodbye after 6 days of Icelandic nature and culture intake! Flybus will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to Keflavík Airport.

We hope that you enjoyed your shortstop in Iceland, and we hope to see you again soon! 

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