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Iceland Express Self Drive in 7 days

Landscape Godafoss waterfall
Your express self drive

7 days / 6 nights

With the itinerary of this self drive, you get to explore the country in 7 days. Driving through Iceland’s most popular spots: the Golden Circle, Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, its icebergs and diamond beach. Be breath taken by Godafoss and Dettifoss waterfalls, Vik’s black sand beach, the numerous hikes in Skaftafell’s National Park and why not relax at Myvatn’s geothermal pool or the unmissable the Blue Lagoon!

Regions visited during this trip to Iceland : Reykjavik | Golden Circle | South Coast | East

N.B.: This trip to Iceland is an individual tailor-made tour, to be personalized with our Iceland specialist advisors.

The route
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Golden Circle GEYSER

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Golden Circle

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iceland animals - puffins

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Svinafellsjokull glacier in Iceland

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Mýrdalsjökull glaciers

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Iceberg in Jokulsarlon lagoon, Iceland

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Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon

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chunk of Ice at Sunrise in winter

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Diamond Beach

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Beautiful fjord in Iceland during winter

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Dettifoss waterfall

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Goðafoss falls

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blue lagoon near Reykjavik

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Your 7 days Iceland Express self drive day by day itinerary

Day 1


Reykjavik Port
Reykjavik Port

Once at Keflavik international airport, pick up your rental car to start the adventure! Drive to Reykjavik and settle in your accommodation. You have the rest of the day to discover the city at your rhythm.

Night in Reykjavik – breakfast included

Day 2

Golden Circle – Vik - Myrdalsjokull glaciers

Geyser Strokkur eruption
Geyser Strokkur eruption

Today you’re off to one of Iceland’s most famous spots : the Golden Circle. Start with Pingvellir National Park, named UNESCO World Heritage in 2004. Then, drive to Geysir, the famous geysers in the geothermal area of Haukadalur Valley, including the powerful Strokkur shooting boiling water up to 40 meters! Continue with Gullfoss waterfall, where the water drops 32 meters down in two steps in a display of nature’s raw power. On your way to the most southern village in Iceland, Vik, why not stop at Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull, ice-covered volcanoes. In Vik, discover the black sand beach and the impressive cliffs of Dyrhólaey.

Night in Vik area – breakfast included

Day 3

East Coast - Jökulsárlón’s glacial Lagoon – Diamond Beach

chunk of Ice at Sunrise in winter
chunk of Ice at Sunrise in winter

Today head East ! Drive through the Myrdalssandur desert and through the Lava field of Eldhraun until the National Park of Skaftafell. Here you can hike around the park and discover the Svartifoss, with its beautiful basalt columns and splendid waterfall. Continue east to Jökulsárlón’s glacial Lagoon and be amazed by landscapes similar to Greenland, with its spectacular icebergs and the famous Diamond beach.

Night in the Höfn area– breakfast included

Day 4

East Fjords

Road Winter Mountain
Road Winter Mountain

Continue your way East and discover the wild landscapes shaped by the last glaciations, the seals of Lonsvik, the rock and mineral museum of Petra at Stöðvarfjörður and the charming harbor od Djúpivogur.

Night in Egilsstaðir area– breakfast included

Day 5

Dettifoss waterfall – Asbyrgi canyon – Myvatn geothermal pool


Drive all the way up to Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall. After some nice hikes at the Ásbyrgi canyon, take time to relax in an outdoor geothermal pool. Mývatn area is home to some of the most surprising geological and geothermal activity in Iceland and has a large variety of birds as well as odd lava formations.

Night in Mývatn area – breakfast included

Day 6

Akureyri – Godafoss falls


Akureyri, the « capital of north », stop by the famous Goðafoss falls, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the country falling from a height of 12 metres (39 feet) over 30 meters wide(98 feet).

Night in Reykjavik – breakfast included

Day 7

Reykjavik – Blue Lagoon - Keflavik Airport

blue lagoon near Reykjavik
blue lagoon near Reykjavik

Depending of your flight departure, you can enjoy a pre-flight soak at the Blue Lagoon before dropping off the rental car in Keflavik international airport.

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Your accommodation during your 7 days Iceland Express self drive

  • Reykjavik

Skuggi Hotel or similar

  • Vik

Katla Hotel or similar

  • Hofn area

Fosshotel Vatnajokull or similar

  • Egilsstadir area

Lake Hotel Egilsstadir or similar

  • Myvatn area

Fosshotel Myvatn or similar

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Price per person, based on 2 persons, from 2 778

  • Supplement single room: + 1 062€
  • Reduction triple room (per person): 154€
  • Reduction child (per child/count as a person): 120€

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

Included in this travel

  • All services that are mentioned as "included" in the "Itinerary" section.
  • VAT on all our services and hospitality tax for all nights included in your trip.
  • Travel documentation including road maps, a detailed day-by-day road-book and travel tips.
  • During your stay, 24/7 phone assistance provided by our company.
  • A rental car for 7 days, unlimited mileage, CDW insurance, airport pick-up fee and second driver included.

Not included in this travel

  • International flights to and from Iceland, airport taxes and travel insurance.
  • Meals, drinks and other personal expenses.
  • Fuel for the rental vehicle.
  • Access to visited sites and museums, unless mentioned otherwise.
  • Rental car additional insurance.
  • Everything that is not mentioned under “Our prices include”.
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The options
ice cave iceland

Sleep in an ice cave

A unique experience!

Do you long to experience the deep cold? Well put on your crampons and helmet, grab your ice pick and traverse a glacier to explore an ice cave that will also be your accommodation for the night.

The exact location is confidential, but we can tell you that it is located 25 km from the Skaftafell region.

Once you have arrived at the Vatnajökull glacier, it’s time to meet your equipment! Helmets, crampons and ice picks will make sure you are properly prepared! Enter the ice cave and be amazed by the many focal points as you discover the various shades of blue created by the varied density of the ice.

After a local Icelandic diner, set out your sleeping bag and enjoy your night under the glacier. What an adventure!


This activity is available from mid-December to mid-March.

Note: This activity is not recommended for families and seniors.

This unique experience is an Iceland Like A Local finding


1475 € / 2 days / 1 night
sleep in a yurt

Sleeping in a yurt in Iceland

An unexpected experience!

Thinking of sleeping in a yurt in Iceland? Well, it may seem unbelievable, but yes it is possible!

Make your trip to Iceland unforgettable spending a night in a yurt!

Embark on a zodiac tour to be able to reach a small isolated island in the middle of a glacier river (south Iceland).

You will find several yurts there. It’s time to reconnect with the nature and enjoy every second of this experience : it all starts off by turning your phone off, taking the fishing nets out of the water and season the fresh salmon for tonight’s bbq.

After stargazing and perhaps get the chance to see northern lights, slip under your sheepskin cover in your yurt for a lovely night..

This unique experience is an Iceland Like A Local finding


655 € / 2 days / 1 night

Icelandic cooking class

Create an Icelandic gourmet meal!

Participate in preparing and enjoying a mouth-watering Icelandic style 3-course gourmet meal using fresh local ingredients, all under the supervision of skilled and entertaining local chefs. Afterwards you will have plenty of time to enjoy, in a relaxing atmosphere, a well-earned glass of wine.

You will sample local delicacies such as homemade Icelandic rye bread, dung smoked Arctic char, dried Atlantic wolfish, smoked free-range lamb and selected local beers. The class does not require any prior culinary experience and is enjoyable for gourmet cooks and novices alike.

This Icelandic cooking class is an Iceland Like A Local finding


228 € / 3 HOURS AND A HALF
Tent in the mountain

Night on a glacier cap

Have you experienced a polar expedition?

From Reykjavík to the Lanjökull glacier, your guide will drive you in a 4×4 that is specially equipped for the glacier. Once off the main tracks, you’ll exchange your comfort for an exceptional experience. Your driver-guide will drive on the glacier and then find the perfect shelter for the night. When you have set up camp, you’ll have time to appreciate this white desert. Like an explorer, you will truly experience these polar conditions.

In the morning, you’ll take a short glacier walk to discover your icy surroundings. Then it will be time to head back to Reykjavík and the comfort of the city.

This unique experience is an Iceland Like A Local finding


2000 € / 2 days / 1 night
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Your express self drive

7 days / 6 nights

  • Visit Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon and its icebergs
  • Diamond beach
  • Discover Iceland’s famous Golden Circle
  • Relax at Mývatn outdoor geothermal pool
  • Vik’s Black Sand Beach
  • Mýrdalsjökull glacier
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