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Golden Circle Self-Drive

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3 days / 2 nights From 450 to 900 Euros per person

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Title: Golden Circle Self-Drive

Length : 3 days / 2 nights
From 450 to 900 Euros per person

This short Iceland self-drive will give you the opportunity to make any occasion of a stop-over or week-end in our superb volcanic island really count! Natural hot springs and spas, geysers and waterfalls, volcanos and glaciers, a vibrant capital and wild landscapes … We have it all for you, wrapped in this convenient à la carte self-drive, including a rental car at your disposal straight from and to the international airport, accommodation in Reykjavik and a comprehensive information package giving you all the pieces of information you will need in order to make your Iceland break an unforgettable and unique one! Be it in the heart of arctic winter where you will have the chance to observe northern lights, snow covered landscapes and frozen waterfalls, or during the endless days of summertime with green pastures, steaming birdlife and midnight sun, Iceland welcomes you all year around and has much to offer for couples and families, friends or business travellers!
This trip in Iceland is available all year round

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- The wonders of the famous Golden Circle: Thingvellir National Park, Geysir and Gullfoss
- With this Golden Circle Self Drive, discover the highlights of Iceland at your own pace
- The visit of Reykjavik and its cafes, fine restaurants and nightclubs
- Natural hot springs, Blue Lagoon and spas await you in this Iceland self drive.
- All year around Iceland trip
- Ideal break for an unforgettable week-end or for a stop-over in Iceland on your trans-Atlantic flight


Day 1: Keflavik airport – Reykjavik. 50 to 100 km. 1-2hr
Day 2: Reykjavik – Golden Circle – Reykjavik. 250 km. approx. 4hrs
Day 3: Reykjavik – Keflavik airport. 50 to 100 km. 1-2hr.

Friendly Advice:

- An Iceland Trip cannot be complete without getting soaked in the warm water of a natural hot spring, think about it!
- If your Iceland travel is happening in winter, drive to the outskirts of Reykjavik in order to enjoy northern lights, away from the city lights.
- In summer, longer days will give you the possibility to drive further away along the south coast and discover even more wonders!
- Depending on your flights and season, why not spend a night or two in a country hotel away from the city?

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If you have a backpacker’s soul, a small budget, or are travelling to Iceland alone, this may be a good option for you. Hostels are recognized world-wide as friendly places to meet fellow travellers. Iceland’s hostels live up to this reputation on top of also being clean and full of warm welcomes! Whether a quick walk or a fifteen minute bus ride away from downtown (buses free with the Reykjavík City Pass we include in your package), the hostels offer easy access to the city’s main attractions. Reykjavik's hostels all offer breakfasts, linen rental, laundry service, etc.
When hostels have Wi-Fi, it is usually free. Otherwise, many cafes in downtown Reykjavik offer free internet connections.

Whether they are someone’s actual home or an establishment more like a cosy and simple inn, Reykjavik guesthouses most often offer the best access to downtown. Breakfast is always included and you can opt for a private room with a bathroom or to use a shared bathroom upstairs. This second option is generally less expensive. There are triple and quadruple rooms available if you are travelling to Iceland with friends or family.
When guesthouses have Wi-Fi, it is usually free. Otherwise, many cafes in downtown Reykjavik offer free internet connections.

Three star hotels are often in the middle of downtown areas. When they are not, they are about ten minutes away by taxi or bus. The accommodations are simple but many offer possible upgrades and triple rooms if travelling as a family. When they have Wi-Fi, it is usually free. Otherwise, many cafes in downtown Reykjavik offer free internet connections.

Since extravagance and 5 star hotels are hard to come by in Iceland, these are the most deluxe options for your stay. The downtown hotels are comfortable, centrally located and reasonably spacious. They have quality restaurants and excellent efficient service. The hotels located on the outskirts of the downtown area, are more spacious and offer more services such as gyms, spas etc. All the 4 star hotels have possible upgrades, and several suites. Some have triple rooms, if you are on a family holiday. When they have Wi-Fi, it is usually free. Otherwise, many cafes in downtown Reykjavik offer free internet connections.

If you chose to do this Iceland travel with your family or in a group of friends, you can rent apartments in Reykjavik by the day or by the week. Although catering is not included, you will have a kitchen area available to prepare your meals. Most of these apartments provide easy access to downtown.

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What's Included:

- 2 nights in Reykjavik with breakfast included.
- Travel documentation for this Iceland trip including road map and a detailed day-by-day road-book.
- Rental of a category A two wheel drive vehicle for 3 days, unlimited mileage, 24% VAT, CDW insurance, second driver fee included.

What's not Included:

- International flights in and out of Iceland, airport taxes and travel insurance
- Meals, drinks and personal expenses.
- Fuel for your car during this Iceland self-drive.
- Optional visits and activities.
- Blue Lagoon and admission to sites that charge for visits.
- Super CDW insurance and gravel protection (SCDW) including excess liability charges.



In guesthouse or hotel, year long
- In a room with a private bathroom: from 550 to 900 Euros
- In a room with a shared bathroom: from 450 to 675 Euro

Final price varies depending on the number of people, the season and the category of vehicle.

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Day 1: Keflavik – Reykjavík. 50 to 100 km approx. 1-2hrs
Arrival at Keflavik international airport where you pick up your rental car. Depending on your time of arrival, you can either start your Iceland trip driving straight to Reykjavik and settle in your accommodation or on your way there, you might also want to discover the wonders of Reykjanes peninsula. So many things to see there... impressive cliffs steaming with birdlife during the summer months, natural bubbling hot springs in Krýsuvík or the world famous Blue Lagoon. Then, enjoy the first evening of your Iceland self-drive in the world’s northernmost capital counting numerous cafes, fine restaurants and nightclubs.
Staying overnight in Reykjavík.

Day 2: Reykjavík – Golden Circle. 250 km approx. 4hrs
Today is the day of your Golden Circle self-drive! Leaving the capital for the entire day, discover the many wonders of the Golden Circle at your own pace. In Thingvellir National Park and its vicinity, observe majestic landscapes sculpted by the continental rift and past volcanic activity: tectonic faults, lava fields, Skjaldbreidur volcano dome and Thingvallavatn, the largest body of fresh water in Iceland. Later on, make a stop at Geysir in order to observe the geyser Strokkur, spouting 100°c water up to 20 meters in the air every 5 to 8 minutes! Continue the road of your Iceland self-drive enjoying the thundering beauty of Gullfoss waterfall in which the glacial river Hvita falls into an impressive canyon carved in successive lava layers. Already time to head back to Reykjavík? Sure, but why not make a final stop on your way in a natural hot spring or in a Spa and experience the warmth of outdoor bathing under any weather conditions? This is the ultimate Icelandic experience!
Staying overnight in Reykjavík.

Day 3: Reykjavik – Keflavík. 50 to 100 km approx. 1-2hrs
Your Golden Circle self-drive has already come to its end. Rental car return at Keflavík International airport and departure. Depending on your time of departure, you can either drive straight to the airport or take some time to discover Reykjanes peninsula (see day 1). If you have time, allow you a last Reykjavik visit!

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