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Activities & Transport

  • Horseback Riding
  • Museum
  • Hiking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Watching
  • 4x4
  • Rental Car

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Nature & landscapes
Animals & wildlife
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Self-Drive Tour: Iceland From Coast to Coast

Golden Circle - Glacier and Icebergs - Snaefellsnes peninsula - Highlights of Iceland
Unique about this tour:
  • Go whale watching off the coast of Iceland
  • See icebergs and glacier up close
  • Take short hikes with a lot of highlights
  • Enjoy a well-planned itinerary, adapted for families

If you’re short on time and only have one week to spend in Iceland, this self-driving trip offers an excellent opportunity for you to visit some of the most famous natural wonders of the country. As you make your way along Iceland's southern coast, taking in the Golden Circle as well as the Jökulsarlon glacial lagoon, you will stop to witness Iceland's breathtaking waterfalls and black sand beaches. During the course of your adventure, you'll get out of your car and climb into a boat to set off on a whale watching trip or experience an otherworldy walk as you step upon the icy surface of a glacier. Come and experienced Iceland's extraordinary nature on this unforgettable 8-day tour.

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Services

Included
  • 7 nights accommodation in guesthouse, double/twin room with mix shared and ensuite bathrooms, breakfast included. Upgrade for all ensuite facilities possible or 4-star hotel on request
  • 7 days rental car 2x4 or 4x4 with unlimited kilometers and insurance SCDW with liability 0€. From October to April, 4x4 obligatory
  • Personal road book and map, hiking map
  • Local assistance
Excluded
  • International flight
  • Petrol
  • Personal insurance
Optional (Available upon request)
  • Entrance to the Blue Lagoon (from 80 € per person)
  • 3h whale watching (80 € per person)
  • Ice cave tour only available from November to April (from 120 € per person)
  • Walk on the glacier (from 100 € per person)

Example Trip to customize

Keflavik - Hveragerdi  

Let Your Icelandic Adventure Begin

After landing at Keflavik International Airport, pick up your rental car and begin your journey through "The Country of Ice and Fire." Depending on your time of arrival, you can explore the Reykjanes peninsula and some of its geothermal areas before heading to the town of Hveragerdi, where you will spend your first night.

Day 1
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Guesthouse

Comfort Accommodation

Countryside Hotel

Luxury Accommodation

Hotel 3 Or 4*

Seljalandfoss - Vik - Kirkjubæjarklaustur  

Drive Across Lava Fields to Black Sand Beaches

Continue your adventure along the Iceland's southern coast today. You’ll stop at two of the country's most beautiful waterfalls before arriving at the beach at Reynisfjara. Take in the scenery characterized by dramatic basalt columns before continuing on to the black sand beach of Vik.



Later, you’ll drive through vast lava fields left over from the eruption of the Laki Volcano, one of the most powerful volcanoes in Iceland. This area is also home to the spectacular Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon.

Day 2
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Guesthouse

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Countryside Hotel

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Hotel 3 Or 4*

Skaftafell - Jokulsarlon  

Watch Icebergs Splash into the Ocean

Your destination this morning is Skaftafell National Park, an amazing place for short and long hikes and the best place to get a close-up view of a glacial tongue. You can also walk on the glacier here! 



In the afternoon, you will be awe-struck by the magnificent Jökulsarlon glacial lagoon, where you will watch in wonder as icebergs fall into the the ocean. Marvel at Diamond Beach, a spectacular coastline littered with icebergs.

Day 3
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Guesthouse

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Hotel 3 Or 4*

Jokulsarlon - Reynisfjara - Hella  

Loop Back around Eastward

Return to the glacial lagoon at Jökulsarlon to see how the atmosphere looks different in the light of morning. Then, begin driving back on Rt. 1 toward Reykjavik. But you won't make it all the way to the capital just yet. Today you’ll have the opportunity to stop at some of the splendid natural places you didn’t get to see on your way out, or you could choose to return to some of the places you loved the most. Upon arrival in Hella, check into your accommodation.

Day 4
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Guesthouse

Comfort Accommodation

Countryside Hotel

Luxury Accommodation

Hotel 3 Or 4*

Gullfoss - Geysir - Thingvellir  

Follow the Golden Circle

The world-famous Golden Circle of Iceland is on the agenda for today. This magnificent route comprises three iconic sites: the stunning Gullfoss waterfall, the surprising Geysir and its explosive geyser, and Thingvellir, a UNESCO site where you can see how the tectonic plates separated along a rift. Encounter awe-inspiring scenery at every bend of the road.-

Day 5
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Guesthouse

Comfort Accommodation

Countryside Hotel

Luxury Accommodation

Hotel 3 Or 4*

Borgarnes - Hellnar - Stykkisholmur  

Discover the Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Today you can spend the entire day discovering the natural splendor of the Snaefellsnes peninsula. Hike along the coastline and take in the stunning ocean scenery. Explore the diversity of this rare landscape, from the steep black cliffs to the deserted pebble beaches, the adorable little churches, and the impressive glacier. If you'd like, you could book a 3-hour whale watching excursion to see humpback whales.

Day 6
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Guesthouse

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Countryside Hotel

Luxury Accommodation

Hotel 3 Or 4*

Reykjavik  

Explore the Capital City of Reykjavik

You’ll arrive in Reykjavik in the morning and have some free time to enjoy the beautiful capital of Iceland. Take a stroll by the lake and the harbor, walk along the city's colorful streets and stop in at some local shops, visit some museums and climb up to the top of Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavik's Lutheran church, for impressive views of the region.



Enjoy a nice dinner at one of the city's many restaurants tonight. If you have an early flight tomorrow, consider staying closer to the airport.  

Day 7
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Hotel 3*

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Keflavik Airport  

Say Goodbye to Iceland

Your week-long self-driving adventure in Iceland comes to an end today. We hope you have had a wonderful time. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to drop off your car at the airport before catching your flight back home. We wish you pleasant travels!

Day 8