SELF DRIVE HOLIDAY SUMMER 2022
Classic South Coast
Season: All year around. Duration: 6 days/5 nights
Travelling around Iceland with your family is fun and easy. You can rent vehicles of all sizes to suit your family. The south coast has many of the most popular sights in Iceland.
This relaxed family self-drive holiday delivers a journey designed especially for those with young explorers. Relax in geothermal pools while the kids splash and play, prepare to encounter valiant Vikings, and hear extraordinary stories of elves and trolls. Be captivated by countless stunning attractions, which, combined with cultural insights, become more than just beautiful landscapes where legends were made.
Day 1. The Blue Lagoon & City tour
Day 2. Golden Circle
Day 3. South Shore
Day 4. Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
Day 5. Ice cave - Reykjavík
Day 6 . Departure
#Self drive South - incl. 7 nights accommodation with private facilities, breakfast, 7 days car rental automatic car incl. CDW, unlimited milage, VAT and car pick up and drop off at Keflavik airport.
Day 1: The Blue Lagoon- Reykjavík tour
Hightlights: Blue lagoon-Hallgrimskirkja church-Sofarið-Statue of Leif Eriksson-Harpa-The pearl of Perlan-The lake Tjörnin
Transfer through lava field to the unique Blue lagoon where you can relax in the warm waters for 1 – 2 hours. Transfer to your hotel in Reykjavik.
The city center offers many great sights and the city is unique in so many ways. You won’t find the towering skyscrapers of America or the age-old narrow streets, which time has seemingly forgotten and seemingly unchanged since Roman times, as in Europe. Reykjavik is somewhere in between and yet miles away. With its small quirky houses and both tiny and open spaces. It is colorful, modern, charming and old all a the same time.
Day 2: The Golden circle
Highlights: Þingvellir National park - The famous Golden Waterfall, The grand Geysir, Þingvellir National Park, Efstidalur dairy farm and an outdoor geothermal bakery
After breakfast eparture from Reykjavík and to Þingvellir National Park (Unesco World Heritage site) where the world‘s oldest parliament met for centuries on the shore of Iceland‘s largest lake. This place makes us Icelanders enormously proud of our heritage and the guide will show you some of the amazing sites here. You might even have a rare chance to walk between tow continents! Continue on to the geothermal fields of Geysir with bubbling mud pools and the high-spouting Strokkur hot spring. Last but not least, you’ll visit the dramatic two-tiered Gullfoss waterfall, a spectacular sight in winter when frozen mid-cascade. Stop at Skalholt, Iceland’s capital “city” during the Middle Ages and now a culture center with a beautiful church.
Day 3: South shore
Highlights: Eyjafjallajökull glaciar, Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Skógafoss waterfall, Village of Vík, Reynisdrangar Cliffs – Fljóshlíð hill - - Black Sands Beaches.
After breakfast drive along the South Shore, an area of Iceland that is especially beautiful to view in winter. This is one of the main farm regions of the country, and the road will pass by typical Icelandic farms, often with Icelandic horses roaming in the fields. If the skies are clear you might see the area’s two most famous volcanoes in the distance: Mount Hekla (last eruption 2000) and Eyjafjallajokull (last eruption 2010). You might also possibly catch a glimpse of the Westman Islands archipelago off the coast of Iceland.
Stop at the spectacular waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. If trail conditions are right, you might be able to walk behind the ribbon-like Seljalandsfoss falls. Skogafoss is a beautifully shaped waterfall that makes a perfect backdrop for a selfie. It has an interesting history geologically, and it just may also be hiding some buried treasure from the Middle Ages. Head onwards, passing Myrdalsjokull Glacier, to visit Reynisfjara beach. Take a walk on the black sand, admiring the extraordinary rock formations and thundering waves of the Atlantic Ocean.
Day 4: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
After breakfast you will be in a world of glaciers! You’ll be visiting the southern area of Vatnajokull National Park, named after Europe’s largest glacier. The total park area covers almost 14% of Iceland, making it the largest national park in Western Europe! Drive through vast sand plains created by glacial outwashes as you head east. Visit Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon where you can enjoy the breath-taking sight of icebergs floating in the fantastic 180m (591 ft.) deep glacial lagoon (make sure that camera is loaded and ready!) Nearby is the dramatic beauty of the Diamond Beach, where shrinking icebergs settle on the black sands before they drift out to sea.
Next, you’ll view Svinafellsjokull, one of the most beautiful glacial “tongues” that are slowly creeping down from Vatnajokull. Visit the national park’s famous Skaftafell area, a site of outstanding natural beauty dominated by several magnificent glaciers.
Day 5. Ice cave - Reykjavík
In the early morning you will join in Ice cave tour. In this ice cave tour, you will experience natural ice caves in the wonders of Vatnajökull glacier. The tour is intended for people that want to visit an ice cave, get great photo opportunities and an unforgettable experience. After visiting Ice cave you will heading back to Reykjavík. It takes around 5 hours for driving.
Note: Ice cave tour only available from April- October
Day 6: Depature
Optional: If you are departing on an afternoon flight, a wonderful way to say goodbye to Iceland is with a relaxing dip in the soothing waters of the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa, located just 15 minutes from Keflavík International Airport. Facilities also include a gift shop, cafeteria, and an excellent restaurant with lagoon views.
Included in package:
Possible to upgrade the accommodation upon request.
Please note that the package price is based on 8 x 24-hour rental days starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives late on day 1 and departs early on day 8 a reduction is made to the price.
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Included in package:
Our self drive packages include basic insurance (CDW), unlimited mileage, VAT and airport service.
Quality is important to us. When organizing our tours we choose accommodation with regards to quality, value for money, location and service provided. For this tour we have selected family and child friendly accommodation