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Golden Circle and South Coast

(4 days / 3 nights)

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Short on time, big on amazing sites

Enjoy a short stopover, visiting the sights of the world-famous Geysir, magnificent waterfalls, National Park Þingvellir, Blue Lagoon, the city of Reykjavík and more. This package includes accommodation in Reykjavík and Selfoss area with daily drives to attractions in the southwest.

Looking for the winter version of this tour?

4 days / 3 nights

Price p.p. from

Approx 82154 ISK

The amount will be charged in ISK

Type

Self-Drive

Interest

Best Seller, Classic, Midnight sun

Season

1 May - 30 Sep

Departure

Daily

Driving distance

540/335 km/mi

Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

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  • Day 1: Arrival/Reykjavík

    On arrival to Keflavik Airport, you will be greeted by a driver who will take you to your accommodation in Reykjavík. After settling in, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the vibrant city centre at your own pace.

    Spend the night in Reykjavík.

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  • Day 2: The Golden Circle

    Start the day by collecting your rental car. Then begin your journey by driving to Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site, set in a picturesque area of lava fields, a tranquil lake and deep gorges. Continue next to the great Geysir area with its spouting geysers and colourful hot springs and then to Gullfoss, “The Golden Waterfall”. End the day with a stop at the implosion crater of Kerið. All of these attractions today make up what is nicknamed "The Golden Circle".

    Spend the night in Selfoss area.

    Driving distance approx. 215 km / 133 mi. 

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  • Day 3:  The South Coast of Iceland

    Visit the fairytale-like Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you can walk right behind the misty cascade, then head to the equally gorgeous Skógafoss waterfall just a short drive down the road. South of the village of Vík, make a stop at the volcanic black sand beach for dramatic views of the Dyrhólaey and Reynisdrangar rock formations rising above the crashing waves.

    If you have the time and energy for a detour before returning to Reykjavik you may wish to drive to Reykjanes Peninsula where you can visit Lake Kleifarvatn and the bubbling mud pots at Seltún. On this detour you could also visit the Blue Lagoon (pre-booking required) for a relaxing soak in the geothermal waters. 

    Spend the night in Reykjavík.

    Driving distance approx. 325 km / 202 mi.

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  • Day 4:  Departure

    Transfer by shuttle bus to Keflavík International Airport in time for your departure flight. If you depart in the afternoon, you can do some last minute shopping at some of Reykjavik´s boutiques or visit one of the city’s interesting museums. You also have the possibility to add a trip to the Blue Lagoon to your transfer (optional).

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Map

Here’s a map of Iceland, to help put things in perspective.

Reviews

We don’t like to brag, so we’ll let our happy customers do it for us.

Our tour was wonderful!

Service from Nordic Visitor was wonderful. Excellent experience both in booking arrangements and the quality of our visit. Having all the accommodation arranged ahead of time made for a stress free visit and the glacier walk was outstanding in all ways. We enjoyed Iceland - it is a stunningly beautiful country. Next time we will seek more experiences away from popular tourist destinations probably some day hikes in national parks and will ask for your advice in arranging that visit. 

Positive from start to finish

Our overall experience with Nordic Visitor was very positive from start to finish.  We were impressed with the friendly and knowledgeable staff, the arrangements made with hotels, car hire firms and activity organisers and the wealth of additional information provided.

Brilliant Iceland

Thanks to Nordic Visitor, Iceland was a wonderful place for a 5 day break....should have stayed a bit longer.
Lucky Icelanders to have such a beautiful and otherworldly country.
Nordic visitor provided an absolutely outstanding service, with agreed content, care hire, transfers, hotels, road maps marked up with great places to stop and even a mobile phone in case of problems.
I really can't praise them enough. 
Have no doubt, this company really do offer top notch service for a good price.

Excellent Icelandic Experience

From the very first email to our departure, Sigfús Steingrímsson at Nordic Visitor helped us design the perfect 4 day tour. From our pick up at the airport to renting a car, booking hotel rooms and suggesting sites that are not in the guide books, all transitions were seamless. We had an itinerary that we could use as is or go 'off script' and still experience what Iceland had to offer. We highly recommend them.

Felt like a good friend was taking care of us

We were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the guest houses. The suggestions for the route was excellent and Erla Sonja was very flexible in allowing us to make changes to our itinerary. The trip was well above our expectation and we've already recommended Nordic Visitor to 3 of our friends! We travel all over the world and this was by far the best self-drive vacation we've ever had. We felt like a good friend was taking care of us. 

Well organised and thoroughly enjoyable

We recently spent a week in Iceland based in Reykjavik, including a three day self drive tour along the South coast fully arranged by the Nordic Visitor centre. The tour was well organised by the staff at Nordic Visitor Centre. Everything was easy and smooth. Our only regret is that we did not spend enough time in the country. There is so much more to see. We want to go back again for at least two weeks so we can tour the whole amazing country.

Accommodation

Sleep soundly, in the accommodation type of your choice, and wake up ready to enjoy another day of exploration.

Budget

Rooms with shared WC and shower (or bath) in farmhouses, guesthouses or well-appointed hostels. All provide breakfast (included in..

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Comfort

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Quality

Rooms with private WC and shower (or bath) in a three- or four-star hotel or the best accommodation available in the area at the t..

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Rental car

Enjoy the journey, with authorization for two drivers and free GPS in the rental car of your choice.

Ford Fiesta (Manual)
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x2
  • M

Ford Fiesta (Manual)
or similar

  • Type: A
  • Description: Economy sub-compact hatchback
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 2
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Manual*
  • *upgrade to automatic available upon request

Ford Focus (Manual)
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x3
  • M

Ford Focus (Manual)
or similar

  • Type: B
  • Description: Compact hatchback
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 3
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Manual*
  • *upgrade to automatic available upon request

Ford Focus Wagon (Manual)
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x4
  • M

Ford Focus Wagon (Manual)
or similar

  • Type: C
  • Description: Compact wagon
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 4
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Manual*
  • *upgrade to automatic available upon request

Ford Mondeo (Automatic)
or similar

  • x5
  • x4
  • x4
  • A

Ford Mondeo (Automatic)
or similar

  • Type: D
  • Description: Mid-size sedan
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 4
  • Doors: 4
  • Transmission: Automatic

Ford Kuga AWD (Automatic)
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x4
  • A

Ford Kuga AWD (Automatic)
or similar

  • Type: E
  • Description: Compact SUV, all-wheel drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 4
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Automatic

Ford Edge AWD (Automatic)
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x4
  • A

Ford Edge AWD (Automatic)
or similar

  • Type: F
  • Description: Mid-size SUV, all-wheel drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Suitcases: 5
  • Doors: 5
  • Operation: Automatic

Toyota Land Cruiser 4x4 (Automatic)
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x5
  • A

Toyota Land Cruiser 4x4 (Automatic)
or similar

  • Type: G
  • Description: Full-size SUV, four-wheel drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Suitcases: 5
  • Doors: 5
  • Operation: Automatic

Volvo XC90 AWD (Automatic)
limited availability

  • x6
  • x5
  • x6
  • A

Volvo XC90 AWD (Automatic)
limited availability

  • Type: H
  • Description: Full-size Premium SUV, all-wheel drive
  • Passengers: 5/6
  • Suitcases: 6/3
  • Doors: 5
  • Operation: Automatic

Ford Tourneo (Manual)
or similar

  • x9
  • x4
  • x12
  • M

Ford Tourneo (Manual)
or similar

  • Type: I
  • Description: Passenger van
  • Passengers: 9
  • Luggage: 12
  • Doors: 4
  • Transmission: Manual

Land Rover Defender 4x4 (Manual)
limited availability

  • x6
  • x5
  • x2
  • M

Land Rover Defender 4x4 (Manual)
limited availability

  • Type: J
  • Description: Highland SUV, four-wheel drive
  • Passengers: 5/6
  • Luggage: 4/2
  • Doors: 2/4 to 6
  • Transmission: Manual

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso (Manual)
or similar

  • x6
  • x5
  • x2
  • A

Citroen C4 Grand Picasso (Manual)
or similar

  • Type: K
  • Description: Compact MPV Family Vehicle
  • Passengers: 6
  • Luggage: 1/2
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Manual

Price per person from

Approx 82154 ISK

The amount will be charged in ISK

Monthly price comparison Our best price per person when booking for two.

2018

Optional activities

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Tour Information

  • Extra nights can be added to this package on request; contact us for details.
  • This package can be customized to meet your needs; contact us for details.
  • Optional activities can be added during the online booking process or by contacting your travel consultant.
Currency rate
All bookings are charged in Icelandic Króna (ISK), the official currency of Iceland. Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate as issued by the Central bank of Iceland. Therefore, conversions from ISK to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.
 
After booking with Nordic Visitor
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within two working days by one of our travel consultants, who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all of your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Your travel consultant will provide you with details about your booking and your remaining payment (if not paid in full). You will also receive more information about what to expect during your holiday.

 

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