The Amazing South Coast - 5 Days
Self-drive tours | South Coast | All Year Round
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This tour will allow you to experience Iceland in all its greatness – you will see its unforgettable landscapes, breathe the crystal clear air and enjoy the peace and calm. You will visit Iceland's well-known sites, as well as more isolated and less tourist-overcrowded regions on the south coast. You will get a chance to explore Iceland and see the beauty of its nature: the vast glaciers, the spectacular waterfalls, the hot springs, the threatening volcanos including the Eyjafjallajokull volcano, the lava fields and the fertile regions.
Route Length : 1050 km. (Nearly)
Season: All Year Round
DAY 1 - Landing in Iceland - Reykjavik
You will pick up the rented car at the airport and drive to Reykjavik to the hotel room that was ordered for you. If your arrival time allows it, it is recommended to stop on your way at the Blue Lagoon, which is a famous spa site, well-known in the world. There you can swim in the warm geothermal water and relax after the flight. Estimated driving distance: 50km.
DAY 2 - The Golden Circle and the South coast
You will leave the hotel in the morning and drive to the Thingvellir National Park. The park is a very unique place and a UNESCO world heritage site. There you can see the cracks and fissures in the earth's crust caused by the tectonic movements of the continental plates – the geological wonder of the world. You will continue then to the Geysir area, where are located many geysers, one of them Strokkur ejecting water column high in the air every 5-10 minutes. You will visit the waterfall Gullfoss, located only a short drive away from Geysir. This is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland. You will drive along the south coast to Skógar/Vik area, where you will spend the night. Estimated driving distance: 280km.
DAY 3 - Skaftafell Nationa park - Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon
Today you will visit the Skaftafell National Park – one of the most popular and exciting places of Iceland. The park is surrounded by the glaciers and has many hiking tracks that lead to the viewpoints exposing the stunning landscapes of the area. The Skaftafell Park is located at the spectacular Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, where the enormous icebergs are floating and you can take a boat trip in the lagoon to watch them closely. Skógar/Vik area for the night. Estimated driving distance: 350km.
DAY 4 - Black sands beaches and waterfalls - Reykjavik
This day will be dedicated to the many attractions of the South Coast. You will visit the waterfalls you passed by on your way east: The Skógarfoss Waterfall with the walking trail behind the waterfall and the Seljalandsfoss Waterfall. You will visit the Skógar Folk Museum – an excellent opportunity to learn how the Icelanders lived in the past. You will go to the Dyrhólaey Cliff, where you can usually see the puffins. The famous black send beaches of the South Coast are located near the Vik and Reynishverfi village, where you can take a walk on them. You will drive back to Reykjavik for the night. Estimated driving distance: 250km.
DAY 5 - Reykjavik - Keflavik Airport
You will drive to Keflavik Airport to return the rented car and take a flight back home. If you have time before the flight, it is recommended to take a walk in Reykjavik, the pleasant and lively capital of Iceland. Estimated driving distance: 50km.
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This Vacation Package Include
Do not waste time. Start exploring Iceland from the moment you arrive until your departure. Pick up and drop off car at the airport for maximum flexibility.
On car pick-up you will get an internet connected tablet with an award winning companion app. In the app you'll find your digital itinerary with built-in GPS road guide with thousands of points of interest!
Best available accommodation all around Iceland.
Daily breakfast bouffe.
New cars only with low mileage from international leading brand.
Need more drivers? no problem! You can add additional drivers from as low as 32 EUR per drive for the whole period.
Available in different languages.
This is your tour guide from A to Z. In our detailed itinerary you'll find all the information you need to explore Iceland like the local, all on a Tablet! Tips and useful information included with daily maps and driving directions.
What clothes to bring? How to use your mobile phone? etc. All you need to know before arriving to Iceland.
All officials roads and more in one map.
Our experienced stuff is available for you during your travel 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Package Does Not Include
We offer our customers an all-inclusive car rental service for the best price and with the best service. Our vehicles offered for rent are new, clean and in excellent condition.
Due to very high demand of rental cars in summer, we cannot guarantee a particular type of vehicle. We will do our best to provide you the best available car in each price category. Vehicle name indicates about its level but the model can be different.
|A||Economy - Manual/Auto
|B||Compact - Auto
|K||Compact 4wd - Manual
|Toyota Urban Cruiser|
|C||Intermediate - Manual/Auto
|T||Intermediate station- Manual
|Toyota Corolla Verson|
|E||Station 4wd - Manual/Auto
|Skoda Octavia Station|
|R||Intermediate Station - Auto
|Toyota Avensis Station|
|F||Medium 4wd - Manual/Auto
|I||Large 4wd - Auto
|Toyota Landcruiser GX|
|Q||Large Van - Manual
|D||Large 4wd Van - Manual
|W||Large 4wd Van - Manual
The minimum age to rent an off-road vehicle is 23 years and 20 years for other types of vehicles – at the pickup of the vehicle the driver must present a valid driver's license for 12 months at least. The license must be presented at the rental beginning.
The payment for our services is by international credit cards like Visa and MasterCard.
The drivers of 10-seats or more vehicles must present a third party driver's license.
Rental Car Insurance CDW includes two drivers. Can be purchased driver insurance for an
additional driver for the whole rental period directly at the rental counter for 32 euros at the pickup of the vehicle.
Third-party coverage (CDW, TP), theft insurance and personal accident insurance are automatically included in the rental contract.
Third party coverage is determined by the Icelandic law at any given time. This applies also to the insurance holder's participation.
Vehicles are rented for the unlimited kilometrage.Insurance holder's participation for the CDW insurance is included in the package:
Private vehicles: 1350 Euro.
4x4 vehicles, vans: 2275 Euro.
Upon the vehicle pick-up can be purchased extended SCDW insurance to reduce the insurance holder's participation to minimum.
Private vehicles price: 12 euros per day. Reduces the insurance holder's participation to 190 euros.
4x4 vehicles / vans price: 16 euros per day. Reduces the insurance holder's participation to 430 euros.
Upon the vehicle pick-up can also be purchased windshield insurance (Windshield Protection) for 6 euros per day for the regular vehicles, 9 euros per day for the 4x4 vehicles.
This insurance reduces the insurance holder's participation to zero.Car insurance (including SCDW) does not cover damage caused by:
Driving on the roads marked as forbidden to vehicles.
Damages caused as a result of crossing streams and waterways.
Damage to tires and bottom chassis of the vehicle.
Damage caused by dust storms and ashes.
Vehicles that are not SUVs and 4x4 are not allowed to travel on roads marked on maps with F, including the road Kjölur (Kjölur # 35), road Kaldidalur (Kaldidalur # 550) and the roads leading to Landmannalaugar, Askja, craters of Laki and Thorsmork.
Roads leading to the sites in central Iceland as: Askja, Laki, Thorsmork and Landmannalaugar include crossing rivers and waterways. Crossing waterways is under the responsibility of the tenant only and in case of damage to the vehicle all the charges apply to the tenant including rescue and towing charges.
All of our tours include high quality accommodation! – Accommodation levels are divided into three categories: budget, comfort and quality. Great variety of suppliers who work with us all over Iceland allow us to find for you the best accommodation available in each category.
Rooms with private bathroom (shower and/or bathtub and toilet). This category includes the best hotels available in each area. All hotels provide breakfast which is included in the price,
- Private facilities
- Comfort hotels, quality guesthouses and farmhouse accommodation.
- 4 star hotel in Reykjavik,
Examples of Quality hotels:
Address: Silfurtorgi 2, 400 Ísafjörður
Address: Olnbogaás, 660 Mývatn
Address: SIGTÚN 38, 105 REYKJAVÍK
Address: 310 Borgarnes
Address: Ránarslóð, 780 Höfn í Hornafirði
Address: Icelandair Hotel Akureyri, Thingvallastraeti 23, 600 Akureyri
Address: Borgarbraut, Stykkishólmur
Rooms with private bathroom (shower and toilet). This category includes hotels, guest houses and farms with high tourist class. Breakfast is included.
- Private facilities
- Economy hotels, guesthouses and farmhouse accommodation
- 3 star hotel in Reykjavik,
Examples of Comfort hotels:
Address: Sudurlandsbraut 12 108 Reykjavik
Address: Gullfoss, Iceland.
Address: 320 Reykholt
Address: Aðalstræti 100, 450 Patreksfjörður
Address: 531 Hvammstangi, Iceland
Address: Tjarnarbraut 25, 700 Egilsstadir
Address: Geislagata, 600 Akureyri
Rooms with shared bathroom, which are often in the corridor or on the same floor. This category includes hotels, guest houses and farmhouses. In some rooms there is a sink in the room. Breakfast is included. Outside Reykjavik, in more remote areas, most of the places in this category offer dinner for an additional fee.
- Shared facilities
- Budget hotels, guesthouses and farmhouse accommodation
Examples of Budget hotels:
Address: Skúlagata 21, 310 Borgarnes - Iceland
Address: Laugar in Saelingsdalur, 371 Búðardalur
Address: Þórsgata 26, 101 Reykjavík
Address: Breiðavík / Látrabjarg - 451 Patreksfjörður