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Chalet renting in Southern Iceland

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Cottage in mountains in the moonlight
Your stay

7 days / 6 nights

You, your Cottage and the Icelandic Nature

Stay in a cozy summerhouse in the south of Iceland, it will be your comfortable base to discover the countryside. The south of Iceland offers an incredible variety of landscapes and atmospheres. Wild coastlines interrupted by cliffs and wide, black sand beaches, green pastures watered by many waterfalls and rivers, and let’s not forget the geyser Strokkur at Geysir. There is the Blue Lagoon, the impressive rift at Thingvellir, the Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull volcanoes … And, that’s just the beginning. You will also see gigantic glaciers, including Mýrdalsjökull and Langjökull. Hop aboard a boat for a trip to the Vestmann islands where the biggest colony of puffins in Iceland can be found.

Available all year round

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

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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The south coast of Iceland

Sites visited: Thingvellir – Gullfoss – Geysir – Seljalandsfoss – Skógafoss – Dýrhólaey – Vík – Reykjanes peninsula – Krýsuvík – Reykholt – Hraunfossar – Hvalfjördur – Vestmann Islands
In summer and only with a 4x4: Landmannalaugar – Hekla – Kerlingarfjöll – Hveravellir – Kaldidalur

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Your Chalet renting in Southern Iceland day by day itinerary

Day 1

Keflavik - Reykjavík

50 km. 1h 

Arrival at Keflavik international airport and rental car pick up. With the evening spent at your leisure in the northernmost capital of the world.

Option: If you have an early morning arrival, there is a possibility to go whale watching in Reykjavik, or enjoy the Blue Lagoon. (not included) 

Staying overnight in Reykjavík. 

Day 2 to 5

Discovery of the South-West

Depart for your private summer house in the southern country side (available from 3PM).

Usually, it is only possible to rent a summerhouse for a minimum of 3 nights (Thursday to Sunday), or 4 nights. (Sunday to Thursday) And for 7 nights. (Thursday to Thursday or Sunday to Sunday)

In your road book, you will find different possible itineraries and activities to fill your days. See below a list of some of the sites and activities.

Day 6

Back to Reykjavik

Check-out from the summer house before noon and enjoy more of the countryside on your way back to Reykjavík. 

Option: If you have an evening departure, there is a possibility to return your car directly at Keflavík airport. 

Day 7

Reykjavik – Keflavik

Return your rental car at Keflavík International airport.

Option for Day 7: If your departure is in the afternoon or the evening, there is a possibility to visit the Reykjanes peninsula and the Blue Lagoon. (Not included) 

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Your accomodation during your Chalet renting in Southern Iceland

In cottages or summerhouses

Spend a few days in one of the summerhouses Icelanders build all over the country for their weekends, in winter and summer. They are also available for rental by travellers that wish to discover the country or just relax with friends or family. There are many in the south-west of Iceland within 150km from Reykjavík, but they are also all over the country. They are always in the country-side, in a calm and relaxed environment.
They are all perfectly equipped and some even have hot tubs or saunas! Internet connection, washing machines, DVD player, etc… can be available depending on the summerhouse. Most of them have a terrace and a barbecue.
You can rent them all year round. Mostly for a week but also for a shorter (3 or 4 days) or longer time.
From simple cottages to luxury summerhouses, there are houses available for all people and price-range, for couples, large family or a group of friends.
From 500 Euros a week in low season for a 4 persons summerhouse. 30 Euros for bed linens per person.

Prices depend on the region, season, sleeping capacity, and standard of each house (From simple cottages to luxury summerhouses). Ask us and we will find a summerhouse that suits you.

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Price per person from 550€

Guesthouse in double room with shared facilities Reykjavik, summerhouse in the country 

  • On a 2 persons basis: From 900 to 1550 Euro/pers. According to season and summerhouse rented
  • On a 4 persons basis: From 650 to 1150 Euro/pers. According to season and summerhouse rented
  • On a 6 persons basis: From 550 to 1000 Euro/pers. According to season and summerhouse rented

Extra charge for a 4WD vehicle with unlimited mileage: depending on the number of people, the season and the category of vehicle.

Final price depending on the number of persons, the season, the vehicle category and your choice of summerhouse

Included in this travel

  • 2 nights in Reykjavík in double triple/quadruple room in guesthouse, with or without private facilities, breakfast included
  • 4 nights in the country in a private summerhouse (days 2 to 5, Sunday to Thursday)
  • Transfer both ways between Keflavík international airport and accommodation in Reykjavík (days 1 and 7)
  • Travel documentation including road maps, a detailed day-by-day road-book and travel tips
  • A rental car for 5 days, unlimited mileage, 24% VAT, CDW insurance, second driver fee included (Days 2 to 6). Rental car type depending on the number of participants
  • Environmental tax during your stay
  • During your stay, telephone assistance with Iceland Like A Local agents
  • N.B.: It is only possible to rent the summer house for 3 nights (Thursday to Sunday), 4 nights (Sunday to Thursday) or 7 nights (Thursday to Thursday or Sunday to Sunday)

Not included in this travel

  • International flight to Iceland, airport taxes and travel insurance
  • Travel insurance. For European Union and Swiss residents, you can subscribe insurance
  • Meals, drinks and other personal expenses
  • Gas for the car rental
  • Access to visited sites and museums, unless mentioned otherwise
  • Return ticket to the Vestmans island
  • Transportation to, and from the valley of Thórsmörk
  • “Super CDW and gravel protection“ insurance (SCDW) that further lower the own-risk
  • Bed linens rental (30 Euros per person)
  • House cleaning on departure day
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Friendly advice for your Chalet renting in Southern Iceland:

The Golden Circle

Discover the oceanic rift at Thingvellir, the geyser “Strokkur” at Geysir and the Gullfoss waterfall where the Hvíta river has created an impressive canyon.

South coast

Discover the marvels lying at the feet of the Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers. Black sand beaches and bird cliffs on the ocean-side of the road. On the other side, innumerable waterfalls crash from cliff tops and glacial tongues drift down from the mountains higher up.

Fjallabak Nature Reserve (summer and 4WD only)

Cross the Fjallaback nature reserve and discover some of the country’s most untouched landscapes, the Helka volcano, the Eldgjá rift, and of course go for a swim in the hot springs at Landmannalaugar, nestled amongst a mountain range turned multicoloured by geothermal activity.

Hveravellir and Kerlingarfjöll (summer and 4WD only)

Along the Kjölur mountain road, reach the mountains of Kerlingarfjöll, inbetween Langjökull and Hofsjökull glaciers. Multicolor landscapes shaped by geothermal activity and glaciers. Then discover Hveravellir’s hot springs where you can bathe in the middle of nowhere.

The “Whale fjord” and Rekholt Valley

Go along the impressive Hvalfördur, « whale fjord », all the way to Reykholt Valley where you will find Deildartunguhver’s hot springs. Discover Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls. 4WD option: Take the Kaldidalur mountain road which links the Reykholt Valley to the south-west of Iceland along the western slopes of Langjökull glacier.

Vestmann Archipelago

From Landeyjahöfn harbor, head to Heymaey, the only inhabited island of the archipelago. Hike along the cliffs and on the slopes of Helgafell volcano. Or board a small boat to observe the cliffs from below in order to discover the biggest colony of puffins in the country.

Thórsmörk Valley (from May to mid-October)

Catch the 4×4 bus at the entrance of this spectacular valley, which cannot be accessed with a rental car. There, you can go hiking in the midst of a green forested valley, surrounded by three glacial volcanoes, including the famous Eyjafjallajökull. Truly one of Iceland most spectacular sites.

Reykjanes Peninsula

Wild coastlines and lunar landscapes shaped by many volcanic eruptions dominate this area. There are many geothermal phenomenons around, whether it is the mud pools at Krýsuvík or the turquoise coloured water of the Blue Lagoon. (optional)
4WD option in summer (open from around the 15th of May or beginning of June at the latest): Take a detour by the surprising Krýsuvíkurberg cliffs and the isolated mountain road of Vigdísarvellir.

N.B.: The mountain roads accessible by 4WD are only open from mid-June to the end of September, depending on how harsh the previous winter was, and on the first snow falls in September.

The options

Golden Circle Tour

A day to discover the “Golden Circle!”

This tour allows you to explore Iceland’s most iconic sites, only 100 km from Reykjavik, and to get your first look at the country’s untamed interior.

Meeting point: at your hotel at 8:30
Departure time: 09:00
Length of tour: 8 hours
Return: at 17:00 to your hotel

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Your stay

7 days / 6 nights

  • Renting a summerhouse in Iceland is a perfect way to discover the countryside at your own pace with your rental car
  • Most major sites are within driving distance of your summerhouse.
  • A wide choice of comfortable accommodation
  • A tailor made trip. You organize your trip as you wish. There are many possible excursions depending on the season: The Golden Circle, Thórsmörk, The Vestmann Islands, Landmannalaugar and more.
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Les avis de nos voyageurs

Hi Trent,
We are back in the UK and enjoying a bit of warm sunshine after our week in Iceland!
Just wanted to say thank you for sorting out the details of a great holiday – we all loved it! What an amazing place and so easy to get around and see things. Our summerhouse was particularly lovely and a great place to do day trips around the area. The trip to the glacier national park was well worth the kms – all amazed by the iceberg lagoon – the only disappointment was the shocking weather while we were there which meant we couldn’t stand the thought of the boat trip in the driving rain.
We really hope to be back some day.
Best wishes

August 2013
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