Golden Circle Self Drive

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Thingvallavatn near Thingvellir national Park in Iceland
Golden Circle Self-Drive

From
550€/pers
Duration
3 days / 2 nights

Golden Circle Self-Drive

This short Iceland self-drive will give you the opportunity to make any occasion of a stop-over or week-end in our superb volcanic island really count! Natural hot springs and spas, geysers and waterfalls, volcanos and glaciers, a vibrant capital and wild landscapes … We have it all for you, wrapped in this convenient à la carte self-drive, including a rental car at your disposal straight from and to the international airport, accommodation in Reykjavik and a comprehensive information package giving you all the pieces of information you will need in order to make your Iceland break an unforgettable and unique one! Be it in the heart of arctic winter where you will have the chance to observe northern lights, snow covered landscapes and frozen waterfalls, or during the endless days of summertime with green pastures, steaming birdlife and midnight sun, Iceland welcomes you all year around and has much to offer for couples and families, friends or business travellers!

This trip in Iceland is available all year round

The route
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Reykjavik

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Thingvellir National Park

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Gullfoss waterfall

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Reykjavik

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Golden Circle Self-Drive day by day itinerary

Day 1

Reykjavik

Reykjavik Port
Reykjavik Port

Arrival at Keflavik international airport where you pick up your rental car. Depending on your time of arrival, you can either start your Iceland trip driving straight to Reykjavik and settle in your accommodation or on your way there, you might also want to discover the wonders of Reykjanes peninsula. So many things to see there… impressive cliffs steaming with birdlife during the summer months, natural bubbling hot springs in Krýsuvík or the world famous Blue Lagoon. Then, enjoy the first evening of your Iceland self-drive in the world’s northernmost capital counting numerous cafes, fine restaurants and nightclubs. Staying overnight in Reykjavík.

Day 2

Reykjavík – Golden Circle

Golden Circle Iceland – Volcanic landscape in Lakagigar, Iceland highlands
Golden Circle Iceland – Volcanic landscape in Lakagigar, Iceland highlands

Today is the day of your Golden Circle self-drive! Leaving the capital for the entire day, discover the many wonders of the Golden Circle at your own pace. In Thingvellir National Park and its vicinity, observe majestic landscapes sculpted by the continental rift and past volcanic activity: tectonic faults, lava fields, Skjaldbreidur volcano dome and Thingvallavatn, the largest body of fresh water in Iceland. Later on, make a stop at Geysir in order to observe the geyser Strokkur, spouting 100°c water up to 20 meters in the air every 5 to 8 minutes! Continue the road of your Iceland self-drive enjoying the thundering beauty of Gullfoss waterfall in which the glacial river Hvita falls into an impressive canyon carved in successive lava layers. Already time to head back to Reykjavík? Sure, but why not make a final stop on your way in a natural hot spring or in a Spa and experience the warmth of outdoor bathing under any weather conditions? This is the ultimate Icelandic experience! Staying overnight in Reykjavík.

Day 3

Reykjavik – Keflavík

Keflavik
Keflavik

Your Golden Circle self-drive has already come to its end. Rental car return at Keflavík International airport and departure. Depending on your time of departure, you can either drive straight to the airport or take some time to discover Reykjanes peninsula (see day 1). If you have time, allow you a last Reykjavik visit!

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Take your pick: hotels, mountain huts, campsites…

HOSTEL If you have a backpacker’s soul, a small budget, or are travelling to Iceland alone, this may be a good option for you.

GUESTHOUSE Whether they are someone’s actual home or an establishment more like a cosy and simple inn, Reykjavik guesthouses most often offer the best access to downtown.

STAR HOTEL Three star hotels are often in the middle of downtown areas. When they are not, they are about ten minutes away by taxi or bus. The accommodations are simple but many offer possible upgrades and triple rooms if travelling as a family.

STAR HOTEL Since extravagance and 5 star hotels are hard to come by in Iceland, these are the most deluxe options for your stay. The downtown hotels are comfortable, centrally located and reasonably spacious. They have quality restaurants and excellent efficient service. APPARTMENT If you chose to do this Iceland travel with your family or in a group of friends, you can rent apartments in Reykjavik by the day or by the week.

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Price range per person for the Golden Circle Self-Drive : 450 to 900€*

Pricing based on two persons, double room, with a regular car

In guesthouse or hotel, year long –

In a room with a private bathroom: from 500 to 900 Euros

In a room with a shared bathroom: from  450 to 675 Euro

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

Included in this travel

  • 2 nights in Reykjavik with breakfast included
  • Travel documentation for this Iceland trip including road map and a detailed day-by-day road-book
  • Rental of a category A two wheel drive vehicle for 3 days, unlimited mileage, 24% VAT, CDW insurance, second driver fee included

Not included in this travel

  • International flights in and out of Iceland, airport taxes and travel insurance
  • Meals, drinks and personal expenses
  • Fuel for your car during this Iceland self-drive
  • Optional visits and activities
  • Blue Lagoon and admission to sites that charge for visits
  • Super CDW insurance and gravel protection (SCDW) including excess liability charges
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Friendly advice for your Golden Circle Self-Drive

  • An Iceland Trip cannot be complete without getting soaked in the warm water of a natural hot spring, think about it!
  • If your Iceland travel is happening in winter, drive to the outskirts of Reykjavik in order to enjoy northern lights, away from the city lights.
  • In summer, longer days will give you the possibility to drive further away along the south coast and discover even more wonders!
  • Depending on your flights and season, why not spend a night or two in a country hotel away from the city?
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Golden Circle Self-Drive

From
550€/pers
Duration
3 days / 2 nights
Highlights

  • The wonders of the famous Golden Circle: Thingvellir National Park, Geysir and Gullfoss
  • With this Golden Circle Self Drive, discover the highlights of Iceland at your own pace
  • The visit of Reykjavik and its cafes, fine restaurants and nightclubs
  • Natural hot springs, Blue Lagoon and spas await you in this Iceland self drive
  • All year around Iceland trip
  • Ideal break for an unforgettable week-end or for a stop-over in Iceland on your trans-Atlantic flight
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