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South Iceland & Into the Glacier

(6 days / 5 nights)

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Explore the beautiful south!

Experience some of Iceland’s most beautiful landscapes with this 6-day self-drive getaway in South and West Iceland. Enjoy cosy accommodations, scenic drives, soothing geothermal spa visits and memorable adventures like a visit into the glacier are just a few of the many highlights you’ll enjoy. You will also get to see spectacular waterfalls, hot springs and black sand beaches during this adventurous trip.

6 days / 5 nights

Price p.p. from

Approx 150684 ISK

The amount will be charged in ISK

— Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Hassle-free & seamless travel experience
  • Flexible & customisable tour options
  • Value for your money
  • Professional service from local experts 

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Travel style

Self-Drive i

Interest

Active i, Honeymoon & Romance i, Midnight sun i

Season

1 May - 30 Sep

Departure

Daily

Driving distance

845/525 km/mi

Itinerary

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

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  • Day 1: Arrival in Reykjavík

    Upon arrival to Keflavik International Airport, you will be greeted by a driver who will take you to your accommodation in Reykjavík. After settling in, the rest of the day is free for you to explore the vibrant city centre with its abundance of museums, restaurants and bars to suit all tastes. If you're interested in checking out Icelandic design or experiencing the city's thriving coffee culture, head to the main street, Laugavegur, and enjoy its various shops and cosy cafes.

    Spend the night in Reykjavik.

    Attractions Optional Activity
  • Day 2: The Scenic West & Into the Glacier Adventure

    Begin your journey today by driving through the bountiful Borgarfjörður area. Sights along the way include the twin waterfalls Hraunfossar and Barnafoss along with the Deildartunguhver hot spring. Next on your agenda is heading to Langjökull glacier where you will experience a true adventure, venturing inside a glacier! During this unique tour, you will have the chance to experience the actual ice in Iceland, inside the island's second largest glacier. An enormous modified truck will transport you to the manmade tunnel, which exposes the beautiful blue ice and allows you to see crevasses and the glacier's unique characteristics.

    Included activity: Into The Glacier Adventure on Langjökull (2-4 hours est). 

    Spend the night in the Borgarfjörður area.

    Driving distance approx. 180 km / 112 mi.

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  • Day 3: The Famous Golden Circle

    Today's journey brings you up close and personal with some of Iceland’s most popular south Iceland attractions along the classic Golden Circle route. If you have selected a 4x4 vehicle you can take the Kaldidalur route, which is scenic, but a rougher road. Start with a visit to the fascinating Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, you can walk on a path in the rift valley between the North American and Eurasion tectonic plates and learn about the first site of Iceland's democracy. Next on the route is the Haukadalur geothermal area, where you can see Geysir—the original “geyser”—and its more active neighbour Strokkur, which spouts water and steam metres into the air every few minutes.

    End the day’s adventure with a visit to the two-tiered, roaring Gullfoss waterfall, one of Iceland’s most memorable sights. 

    Spend the night in the Selfoss area.

    Driving distance approx. 235 km / 146 mi.  

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  • Day 4: Waterfalls & Volcanic Beaches

    Kick off the day with a visit to the fairytale-like Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you can have the unique experience of walking directly behind the misty cascade. Next, visit the gorgeous 60-metre tall Skógafoss waterfall just a short drive down the road, which is a perfect place to take photos and roam the beautiful surroundings. Further ahead at the small village of Vík, you can make a stop at the black volcanic beach south of the village, from where you can view the impressive rock formations Dyrhólaey and Reynisdrangar. You also have a chance today to join an exciting guided excursion by foot or snowmobile on a glacier!

    Spend the night in the Selfoss area.

    Driving distance approx. 260 km / 161 mi.

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  • Day 5: The Relaxing Blue Lagoon & Volcanic Reykjanes Peninsula

    Continue your journey to the volcanic wonderland of the Reykjanes Peninsula where you can visit Lake Kleifarvatn and the bubbling mud pots at Seltún. The region reminds you that Iceland is very much alive with natural geothermal energy. Visit the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, set amidst a black lava field. The waters are rich in silica and blue-green algae, giving the lagoon its reputed healing powers and characteristic milky blue colour. In-water massages are available (must be booked in advance) but you can also unwind in the saunas and steam baths or get a natural massage under the mini waterfall.*

    If you wish to head directly to Reykjavik without visiting the Reykjanes Peninsula, you can drive along the south coast back to the city. Worthwhile stops along the way include the surroundings of the charming town of Hveragerði known for its many greenhouses and well-kept parks. Once back in Reykjavik, you have the option of doing some last-minute shopping or simply spending the night at your leisure.

    Spend the night in Reykjavik.

    Driving distance approx. 170  km / 105 mi.

    *Reservations are required for the Blue Lagoon. Contact your travel consultant for details.

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  • Day 6: 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 many interesting museums. You also have the possibility to add a trip to the Blue Lagoon to your transfer (optional).

Map

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

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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Rental car

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

Hyundai i20 (Manual)
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x2
  • M

Hyundai i20 (Manual)
or similar

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

VW Golf (Manual)
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x2
  • M

VW Golf (Manual)
or similar

  • Type: B
  • Description: Compact hatchback
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 2
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Manual*
  • *upgrade to automatic available upon request

Toyota Corolla (Manual)
or similar

  • x5
  • x4
  • x2
  • M

Toyota Corolla (Manual)
or similar

  • Type: C
  • Description: Sedan
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 2
  • Doors: 4
  • Transmission: Manual*
  • *upgrade to automatic available upon request

Skoda Octavia Station (Automatic)
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x4
  • A

Skoda Octavia Station (Automatic)
or similar

  • Type: D
  • Description: Station wagon
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 4
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Automatic

Hyundai Tucson AWD (Automatic)
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x4
  • A

Hyundai Tucson AWD (Automatic)
or similar

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

Land Rover Discovery SPORT AWD (Automatic)
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x4
  • A

Land Rover Discovery SPORT AWD (Automatic)
or similar

  • Type: F
  • Description: Mid-size SUV, all-wheel drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Suitcases: 4
  • 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

Land Rover Discovery AWD (Automatic)
or similar

  • x6
  • x5
  • x3
  • A

Land Rover Discovery AWD (Automatic)
or similar

  • Type: H
  • Description: SUV, all-wheel drive
  • Passengers: 5/6
  • Suitcases: 4/3
  • Doors: 5
  • Operation: Automatic

Toyota Proace (Automatic)
or similar

  • x8
  • x5
  • x6
  • A

Toyota Proace (Automatic)
or similar

  • Type: I
  • Description: Passenger van
  • Passengers: 8
  • Luggage: 6-7
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Automatic

Land Rover Defender 4x4 (Manual)

  • x6
  • x5
  • x2
  • M

Land Rover Defender 4x4 (Manual)

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

Price per person from

Approx 150684 ISK

The amount will be charged in ISK

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

2018
2019

Tour Information

For the Blue Lagoon:
A reservation is required for entrance to the Blue Lagoon and for spa treatments while there. Please ask your travel consultant for further information.

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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