Mystical South Iceland
This 7 night self drive tour will provide you with suitable time at Iceland´s major nature spots in South of Iceland. Explore dramatic landscape and some of the world’s best waterfalls like Gullfoss, Skógarfoss and Seljalandsfoss. Visit erupting geysers located in the Geysir hot spring area and pay a visit to Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site. Enjoy Vatnajökull glacier, Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon and many other unique places whilst limiting driving distances making it a comfortable 7 night self drive with plenty of attractions.
- Geysir hot spring area in Haukadalur, Gullfoss waterfall and Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site
- South coast of Iceland with its natural wonders; black lava beaches, waterfalls and glaciers
- Largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and Skaftafell National Park
- Reykjanes peninsula and the famous Blue Lagoon
ITINERARY SUGGESTION - 7 Nights
Day 1 - Arrival
Arrival in Iceland. Pick up your rental car at the airport. If times allows go for a walk to explore Reykjavík or take a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon located on route to Reykjavík from the airport.
Overnight in Reykjavík in either Fosshótel Baron, Fosshótel Rauðará, Fosshótel Lind or similar.
Day 2 - The Golden Circle
Today you will explore the famous Golden Circle Area with all its main attractions. Take the golden circle route southwards. The route will lead you through Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site, the golden waterfall, Gullfoss, as well as the Geysir hot spring area in Haukadalur. Take additional stops at Kerið Volcanic Crater and Fontana Spa a natural geothermal spa located within the area.
Spend two nights in Fosshótel Hekla, or similar.
Day 3 - Waterfalls and Valleys
Today you will go and explore Þjórsárdalur valley and its stunning waterfall Hjalpafoss. You can also see the viking ruins of Stöng. Enjoy the oasis Gjáin with its green surroundings and the exhilarant waterfalls.
Day 4 - Volanoes, Glaciers and Waterfalls of the South
Travel along the southern coast of Iceland on the main road, road number 1. Stop at the waterfall Seljalandsfoss at the edge of the worlds famous Eyjafjallajökull glacier. You can walk behind the waterfall and make a wish! Drive further along the south coast to Vík to take a walk on the endless black sand beach and take in the dramatic landscape. While driving, prepare to be impressed with the view of the mighty Vatnajökull glacier.
Overnight for 3 nights in South East Iceland, Fosshótel Núpar, Fosshótel Vatnajökull or similar.
Day 5 - Vatnajökull Glacier and Skaftafell National Park
Spend the entire day enjoying Vatnajökull glacier and the national park of Skaftafell where you can find marked paths suitable for hiking. You can also book an optional guided glacier hike tour.
Day 6 - Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
Take the day and go to Ingólfshöfði cape where you miggt catch a glimpse of the infamous puffin. Afterwards, we suggest to head to Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon where you can book a guided boat trip on the lagoon sailing amongst icebergs in the lagoon. Heading back, stop at Brunnhóll and try some of that famous glacier ice cream.
Day 7 - Skógarfoss Waterfall and History
Drive along the scenic south coast back to Reykjavík, where you will spend your last night. On your way why not stop at Skógar and visit the popular folk museum to lear a bit more about Icelandic History and of course see the majestic Skógarfoss waterfall.
Another option is to drive through the highlands of Iceland and experience solitude like you´ve never experienced it before. Make your way to Landmannalaugar where you can bathe in the natural geothermal waters. Please note that this road is 4x4 available only and only open during the summer.
Overnight in Reykjavík in either Fosshótel Baron, Fosshótel Rauðará, Fosshótel Lind or similar.
Day 8 - Departure
If time allows: Enjoy Reykjavík, or explore the Reykjanes Peninsula with a stop at the famous Blue Lagoon for relaxtion. Head to the airport about 3 hours before your flight departs. Drop the rental car off at Keflavík International Airport. Depart for home.
NOTE: This is an itinerary suggestion, sometimes it may be necessary to alter the route to fit in with hotel availability. All Iceland reserves the right to confirm a reversed itinerary and the right to change accommodation at short notice, depending on availability as per our terms and conditions.
Kilometers total: 1.553
Kilometers per day: 194
Miles total: 965
Miles per day: 121
Price in £ per person, 2 persons sharing a room and rental car:
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I6: Luxury, Benz 4wd and M: Audi Q7 4wd
May & Sep
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Departure Dates: Daily departures from May - September 2017
The price is from £995* per person depending on the time of year you wish to travel, based on two people sharing a double/twin room and rental car (excluding flights)*
*Price is subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed until the booking is made and confirmed by All Iceland ltd.
This holiday includes:
- Hertz rental car (see options above) picked up and dropped off at Keflavík International Airport
- Free extra driver, Unlimited Miles, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), Theft Protection Waiver, Tax and Drop Charge
- 2 nights accommodation with private facilities in Reykjavik and 5 nights’ accommodation in the countryside with private facilities and breakfast in 3 star hotels as listed on the itinerary page
- Wireless internet access
- Free parking at the hotels
- All Iceland Road Atlas Guide Book and Maps
- Detailed day by day driving itinerary personalised for you
- Emergency 24 hour service numbers
- Our unique Icelandic expertise in planning trips in Iceland for our customers
- Dedicated All Iceland Travel Specialist to help with any questions you may have leading up to or during your holiday
- Service fee and taxes
- Booking fee £10 per person
- ATOL Protection fee £2.50 per person (only applicable if flights are booked through All Iceland)
- Debit/credit card fees
- Return flights, we can book these for you and your holiday will be fully ATOL Protected
- Optional Excursions
- Travel Insurance
- Anything else not specifically listed under "this includes"
Available add ons and upgrades:
- 3 course dinner
- 2 course dinner
- Mobile Phone (incl. 2,000 isk credit)
- Upgrade to superior/deluxe rooms
- Upgrade to 4 star hotels in Reykjavík and South Iceland
- Various day tours such as Blue Lagoon, horse riding, glacier walking, whale watching and many more!
Why book with All Iceland?
All Iceland is a UK based travel company that specialises in Iceland
Book with the Icelandic experts!
Our office is staffed and run by Icelanders, we promise intimate local knowledge from where to stay to places to eat and the hidden gems that you will not find in tourist guides. We will help you get the holiday you want and we can adapt this package. Book through us and your holiday will also be fully ATOL and ABTA protected. Travel with confidence!
Contact us and we can help you:
- to stay longer and discover more, this package can be extended -
- to book additional excursions -
- if you have specific accommodation requirements -
- to book this package with or without flights -
Life's a journey!
All Iceland collaborates with Hertz, the world's leading vehicle renting organisation.
Iceland offers the traveller an adventure in a beautiful and rugged landscape. However, experience shows that the forces of Icelandic nature can be harsh and inhospitable, and travellers are well-advised to exercise caution and respect for the country's natural environment. Please note, driving age limit in Iceland is 20 years old for passenger car (23 years for 4wd and minibusses), you must have a valid drivers licence and credit card for authorisation in order to book this holiday. More information and full details.
Tailor made self drive packages: Should you be looking for something a little more special? We can provide a tailor made itinerary, with small boutique hotels and local Icelandic hosted country accommodation. These inviting and friendly off the beaten track places to stay can offer intimate local knowledge of the surrounding area. Take advantage of the friendly natives, who take great pleasure in sharing with you their passion for the Icelandic landscape. Truly the Icelandic touch! View an example of a Tailor made Self drive package.
All Iceland cooperates with all the airlines that fly to Iceland, Icelandair, Wow air, easyJet and British Airways. We can assist you to find the optimal flight package. The airlines fly to Keflavik International airport.
Icelandair operates flights from London Heathrow and London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and Aberdeen. Icelandair offers 3 classes, Economy, Economy Comfort and Saga Business Class.
WOW Air operates flights from London Gatwick, Dublin and Bristol
EasyJet offers flights from London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Bristol, Manchester, Belfast and Edinburgh.
British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow
We can provide a package with or without flights. When enquiring about a specific holiday package, let us know what airport you prefer to fly from.
Air Iceland offers Domestic flights between Reykjavík Domestic Airport to Akureyri, Egilsstaðir, Ísafjörður, Vopnafjörður, Grímsey and Þórshöfn.
Fugfélagið Ernir offers Domestic flights to Vestmannaeyjar, Höfn, Húsavík, Bíldudalur and Gjögur.
All Iceland offers holiday packages to Greenland and Faroe Islands in addition to Iceland. We work with the following airlines that offer flights to these destinations.
Atlantic Airways offers flights from Edinburgh to Faroe Islands
Air Greenland offers flights from Copenhagen to Greenland
Air Iceland offers flights from Reykjavík Domestic Airport to Faroe Islands and Greenland
At All Iceland we tailor make holidays for our customers.
With this in mind you cannot book this holiday directly on the website but please send us an enquiry or give us a call and we will help you to create your once in a lifetime holiday. Contact our team of Icelandic Experts today and start planning with us!