Four days in Iceland! You want to see the country but don´t want to sit in a bus all day, what do you do? We have the answer! This four day Reykjanes self drive takes you to all the attractions of South Iceland giving you a great taste of this magical country and a feeling of complete Iceland travel in just four days! During this Iceland self drive you will discover the Blue Lagoon, the Golden Circle and of course, Iceland´s volcanoes and glaciers as well as a few secret locations to make it that even more special. Traveling in Iceland has never been easier with this Iceland winter self drive all you have to do is book a flight and relax. Let us do the rest!
This Iceland trip is available all year round
Arrival at Keflavik international airport where you pick up your rental car. If you arrive on an early flight, you could either drive directly to Reykjavik and drop off your luggage at your accommodation or start exploring the wonders of Reykjanes peninsula. Impressive cliffs which are crowded with birdlife during the summer months, the natural bubbling hot springs at Krysuvik and the world famous Blue Lagoon are waiting for you ! Then, enjoy the first evening of your Iceland winter self drive in the world’s northernmost capital boasting numerous cafes, fine restaurants and nightclubs.
Distance travelled: 50 to 100 km approx. 1-2hrs
Staying overnight in Reykjavik.
Time in this Iceland travel to leave the capital behind and discover the three main attractions that make up Iceland´s Golden Circle. This is a Golden Circle tour at your own pace, so take your time to explore the Thingvellir National Park and its surrounds while you observe majestic landscapes that have been sculpted by the continental rift and past volcanic activity such as, tectonic faults, lava fields, the Skjaldbreidur volcanic dome and of course, Thingvallavatn, the largest body of fresh water in Iceland. A bit further on, stop at Geysir for a chance to see the geyser, Strokkur which spouts 100°c water up to 20 meters in the air every 5 to 8 minutes! Next up? The powerful Gullfoss waterfall where the glacial river, Hvita falls into an impressive canyon carved over centuries through successive lava layers. Already time to head to your accommodation? Sure, but why not make a final stop on your way at a natural hot spring to relax and experience the warmth of outdoor bathing. Fantastic in any weather – the ultimate Icelandic experience!
Distance travelled: 250 km approx. 4hrs
Staying overnight in the Hvolsvellir region.
On the Iceland self drive menu today? You´ll have volcanoes and glaciers, Black sand beaches, steep cliffs and numerous waterfalls. This is Iceland´s southern coastline at its stunning best! In the shadow of the Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull glacial volcanoes you´ll pass through rich farmland plains as you enter the Katla Geopark you come across the first of the day’s waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss, 60 m high and fed by the Eyjafjallajokull glacier this lovely waterfall offers the choice to admire front on or walk behind the cascade. Skogarfoss is the next stop on this section of your Iceland travel where you will not only enjoy the site of its 60 m free fall, you will also have the chance to get up-close and personal with this thunderous fall as you stand practically where it meets the river and its waiting pool. Ascend the side of the waterfall using the wooden stairwell to the top and gaze upon the magnificent vista´s on offer or take a small hike following the river as it snakes down the mountain side and before you say good bye, visit the charming heritage museum. Next up on your Iceland trip? You are off to the Reykjanes peninsula, the home of boiling mud pools and fumaroles at Krysuvik, lava fields, raw, isolated coastlines and the silky warm blue waters of the Blue Lagoon! A must on any Iceland self drive.
Distance travelled: 250 km approx. 3-4 hrs
Staying overnight in Reykjavik or in Keflavik.
Last day of this Iceland trip has come. Return your rental car at the Keflavik International airport in time for your flight home. Depending on your departure time, you can either drive directly to the airport or use the available time to discover more of the Reykjanes peninsula and if you haven´t already, have a relaxing soak in the inviting waters of the Blue Laggon.(see day 1).
Distance travelled:50 to 100 km approx. 1-2hrs
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.Customize your trip
Pricing based on two persons, double room, with a regular car
In guesthouse or hotel, all year around:
– In room with private facilities: from 775 to 1200 Euros/pers. depending on season and car category
– In room without private facilities: from 650 to 950 Euros/pers. depending on season and car category
*Final price varies depending on the number of people, the season and the category of vehicle.
– Do not miss the chance to soak in the warm water of a natural hot spring
– In winter, leave the city lights of Reykjavik in order to fully enjoy northern lights.
– In summer, the longer days will give you the ability to drive further on the south coast to discover even more wonders!