Self-Drive: South Iceland Highlights (5 days)

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Discover awe-inspiring waterfalls, black beaches, lava fields, geysers, and glaciers on a five-day self-drive tour of South Iceland!


  • Walk behind the Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Panoramic views of the ocean and coastline along the south coast of Iceland
  • Visit Reynisfjara black sand beach
  • Drive along the Golden Circle, visiting Geysir, Gullfoss and Þingvellir
  • Explore Jökulsárlón, a stunning glacier lagoon filled with floating icebergs


Go on a thrilling five-day self-drive tour of Iceland's iconic landscapes. Discover the awe-inspiring waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, the stark beauty of Vík's black sand beaches, and the surreal Eldhraun lava field. Experience Vatnajökull National Park, including Skaftafell and the mesmerizing Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. End your adventure with the Golden Circle, featuring Gullfoss waterfall, the Geysir geothermal area, and historic Þingvellir National Park. This tour offers the freedom to explore Iceland's natural wonders at your own pace, making it an unforgettable escape into the wild. Day 1: Arrival Upon landing in Iceland, collect your rental car at the airport. Drive from the airport to your accommodation in Reykjavík Day 2: Explore South Iceland Travel from Reykjavík to Kirkjubæjarklaustur and take in some of Iceland's most breathtaking landscapes along the southern coast. Visit the celebrated waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, with the chance to walk behind Seljalandsfoss. Continue to Vík í Mýrdal, known for its stunning black sand beaches like Reynisfjara and the basalt sea stacks of Reynisdrangar. Explore Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, carved by glacial meltwater, with steep walls and a winding riverbed. Kirkjubæjarklaustur, a village rich in natural beauty and history, serves as an ideal base for exploring the area. Day 3: Skaftafell & Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Start at Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park, a haven for nature lovers. Hike to Svartifoss, surrounded by dark basalt columns. Enjoy trails leading to glacier tongues and panoramic views. Next, visit Jökulsárlón, a stunning glacier lagoon filled with floating icebergs. Nearby, Diamond Beach features ice chunks on black sand, sparkling like jewels. Return west to Vík í Mýrdal. If time permits, continue exploring the area around Vík, adding anything missed the previous day. Day 4: Golden Circle Today, head northwest to Gullfoss, one of Iceland's most magnificent waterfalls that cascades in two stages into a deep gorge, offering stunning views from various viewpoints. A short drive away is the Geysir geothermal area, where you can witness Strokkur geyser erupting every few minutes, shooting boiling water up to 30 meters high. Next, drive west to Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its historical, cultural, and geological significance. Þingvellir is home to the world’s oldest legislative parliament (Alþingi), established in 930 AD, and lies atop the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. After exploring the Golden Circle, return to Reykjavík. Day 5: Departure Depart from your lodging in Reykjavík and make your way to Keflavík International Airport. Returning your rental car at Keflavík Airport marks the completion of your Icelandic adventure. Accommodation Categories: Standard: Guesthouses and 3-star equivalent hotels. Comfort: 4-star hotels in Reykjavík, best hotels available in countryside. All rooms are standard.


Accommodation with private facilities and breakfast Rental car including unlimited mileage, VAT, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), Super Collision Damage Waiver (SCDW), Gravel Protection (GP), Theft Protection (TP). Pickup and drop off of rental car at the airport. Detailed suggested itinerary for each day. Available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German. Emergency telephone service

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  • Standard Accommodation: Guesthouses and 3-star equivalent hotels. Comfort Accommodation: 4-star hotels in Reykjavík, best hotels available in countryside.

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