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South Express Summer

Your summer self drive

6 days / 5 nights

Only a few days in Iceland and you want to see as much as you can? We have the perfect Iceland self-drive for you! Discover the mainstay attractions of south Iceland: Reykjavik, the Golden Circle with Thingvellir, Geysir and Gullfoss, Vik with its black sand beach, the Myrdalsjokull and Eyjafjallajokull glaciers, both of which were a couple of the numerous Game of Thrones settings, the Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon with its impressive icebergs and the famous Blue Lagoon. A complete Iceland trip in just 6 days.

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

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

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Reykjavic, Iceland city scape - lake quay in city center.

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Svinafellsjokull glacier in Iceland

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Iceberg in Jokulsarlon lagoon, Iceland

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Your South express summer self drive in Iceland day by day itinerary

Day 1



Once arrived at Keflavik international airport, it’s time to pick up your rental car to start your new adventure! Drive to Reykjavik and settle in to your accommodation. You have the rest of the day to discover the city at your leisure.

Night in Reykjavik – breakfast included

Day 2

Golden Circle

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Golden Circle GEYSER

Today you’re off to one of Iceland’s most famous spots: The Golden Circle – Start with the Pingvellir National Park, named a World Heritage spot in 2004 by UNESCO. Continue your drive to Geysir, the famous hot spring in the geothermal area of the Haukadalur Valley, including the powerful Strokkur geyser shooting jets of boiling water up to 40 meters! Finish your day with the Gullfoss waterfall where the water cascades 32 meters down in two stages in a dramatic display of nature’s raw power.

Night in Hella area – breakfast included

Day 3

South Coast – Eyjafjallajokull – Myrdalsjokull – Vik

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south coast iceland

Start your day with the Thjorsardalur Valley and the Hekla volcano. Then, head to the Eyjafjallajokull and the Myrdalsjokull glaciers, well-known for sitting atop the notorious and explosive volcano, Katla. Before your next stop, explore the black sand beaches of the Iceland´s South coast.

Finish your day driving across the Mydalssandur desert and the Eldhraun lava field to your accommodation.

Night in the Kirkjubaejarklaustur area– breakfast included

Day 4

Vatnajokull – Skaftafell – Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon – Diamond Beach

Girl on Diamond Beach in Iceland
Girl on Diamond Beach in Iceland

What a better way to start your day than with a little bit of exercise? Hike around the Vatnajokull National Park and discover the Svartifoss waterfall and its stunning basalt rock formations. Then, you reach the Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon and be amazed by these imposing icebergs and its adjacent diamond beach. Continue your exploration of the Vatnajokull glacier, Europe’s largest before driving back through the verdant region of Kirkjubaejarklaustur and its ancient lava flows, now covered by a thick layer of moss. End the day by driving across Myrdalssandur to your accommodation.

Night in Vik area– breakfast included

Day 5

The Reykjanes Peninsula – Blue Lagoon

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blue lagoon iceland

Return to Keflavik driving through the lunar landscapes and savage coasts of the Reykjanes peninsula. Finish your day relaxing in the thermal turquoise waters of the Blue Lagoon.

Night in the Blue Lagoon area – breakfast included

Day 6

Blue Lagoon – Keflavik Airport

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iceland spa

Depending of the departure time of your flight home, 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 South Express summer Self-drive

  • Reykjavik

Skuggi Hotel or similar

  • Hella Area

Stracta Hotel or similar

  • Kirkjubæjarklaustur area

Laki Hotel or similar

  • Vik

Katla Hotel or similar

  • Blue Lagoon

Northern Light Inn Hotel or similar

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Price per person, based on 2 persons, from 2 585

  • Supplement single room: + 981€

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.
  • A rental car for 6 days, unlimited mileage, CDW insurance, airport pick-up fee and second driver included.
  • 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.

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 summer self drive

6 days / 5 nights

  • Visit Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon and its icebergs
  • Diamond Beach
  • Discover Iceland’s famous Golden Circle
  • Relax at the Blue Lagoon
  • Vik Black Sand Beach
  • The Eyjafjallajokull glacier
  • The Myrdalsjokull glacier
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