Think outside the box and experience Iceland during the magical winter. You don´t have to be a great adventurer to partake in this winter Iceland self drive! Quite the contrary, over the course of 5 days, you will receive a unique experience with this Iceland travel through the pristine landscapes of a countryside covered in snow. Here, the worlds of fire and ice converge and it is easy to imagine the world´s creation as you view the magic of the Northern Lights dancing above this surreal landscape… Throughout this Iceland self drive tour, you´ll have the chance to submerse yourself in hot pools that ignore the harshness of the artic climate as you bathe in their soothing waters to the point of blissful relaxation and, if mother nature allows, gaze blissfully upon the Aurora Borealis, commonly known as the Northern Lights and in Iceland; Nordurljos! If fate is not so accommodating, you can leave the comfort of your accommodation and go on your own Iceland Northern Lights safari in search of the Aurora phenomenon.
Not to mention the inevitable trip to the MUST DO winter experience; The Blue Lagoon! Iceland Travel feasible from October to April
Arrival at Keflavik International Airport. Rental vehicle pickup and embark on your Iceland self drive. A detour is possible at the Blue Lagoon before heading to Reykjavik or you can keep the pleasures of bathing in this futuristic setting for the end of your stay. Check into your accommodation and spend the evening at your leisure in the world´s northernmost capital.
Distance travelled: 50 km, 1h
Night in Reykjavik.
Begin to discover the famous “Golden Circle“, a highlight of your Iceland travel. First stop at Thingvellir to explore the oceanic rift as well as the site of the oldest parliament in the world. Continue along the frozen waters of Lake Thingvallavatn, Iceland´s largest, towards Laugarvatn for a stop at the soothing waters of the Fontana Spa. Those brave enough will be able to test their resistance to cold by alternating between icy waters of Lake Laugarvatn and the warm tranquillity of the Fontana spa as you immerse yourself in fire and ice! Then comes the time to discover the Geysir and Strokkur geysers which, in winter as in summer, spouts skywards twenty meters every few minutes. A little further and you will admire the Gullfoss waterfall where the Hvita river has created an impressive canyon where winters harshness shapes beautiful ice sculptures.
Distance travelled: 150 km, 2h30
Night in the Geysir or Fludir areas.
On this day of you Iceland self drive you embark upon the south coast to discover the volcanic glaciers of Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull. Black sand beaches and cliffs of columnar basalt that guard them as well as waterfalls and glacial tongues that slowing make their way towards the waiting shore. Stop at the Seljaland and Skogar waterfalls and visit the charming folk museum. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor swimming pool at Seljavallalaug. ( 30-35° c)
Distance travelled: 220 km, 4h
Night in the Geysir or Fludir areas.
Coming to the end of your Iceland self drive you return towards the capital along the south coast of the Reykjanes Peninsula where lunar landscapes and wild coasts have been forged by numerous volcanic eruptions. Here, geothermal energy is manifested in many different forms from the bubbling mud pools at Krysuvik to the silky waters of the Blue Lagoon.
Distance travelled: 150 km, 3h
Night Reykjanes or Reykjavik
Drive to Keflavik International Airport and end your Iceland travel by returning your rental vehicle and heading home. Note: Estimated driving time, not including longer stops such as visits, activities, lunch etc.
Distance travelled: 20-50 km
Take your pick: hotels, mountain huts, campsites…
The vast majority of Icelandic establishments are modest, but clean and comfortable. Most of the guesthouses, farmhouses and hotels offer catering. Your accommodation will fall under whichever category of establishment you choose. There is also a camping option (all camping equipment provided). With our voucher system, you’ll be able to camp when and where you want, giving you as much freedom as you want to adapt your itinerary based on the weather as well as your own location choices.
We recommend that your book your Iceland self-drive as soon as possible in order to have to the most choice when it comes to the establishment itself and the type of accommodation you stay in.Request quote
Pricing based on two persons, double room, with a regular car
In hotels, guesthouses, farmhouses or countryside hotels, year long
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*Final price varies depending on the number of people, the season, the accomodation and the category of vehicle.