The Amazing South Coast - 5 Days

Self-drive tours | South Coast | All Year Round



The Amazing South Coast The Amazing South Coast


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.

Today's main sites: Reykjavik, Blue Lagoon
Accommodation: Reykjavik.

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.

Today's main sites: Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir, Thingvellir National Park.
Accommodation: Vik area.

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.

Today's main sites:Skaftafell National Park, Svartifoss Waterfall, Vatnajökull Glacier, Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, Vik.
Accommodation: Kirkjubaerklaustur area.

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.

Today's main sites:, Seljalandsfoss Waterfall and Skógarfoss Waterfalls, Skógar Folk Museum, Dyrhólaey Cliff.
Accommodation: Reykjavik.

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

Car pick up at the airport
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.
Companion app on Tablet
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!
4 Nights' accommodation in hotels, guest houses and farmhouses
Best available accommodation all around Iceland.
Daily breakfast bouffe.
Car rental with unlimited mileage
New cars only with low mileage from international leading brand.
Two drivers insurance (CDW, theft protection)
Need more drivers? no problem! You can add additional drivers from as low as 32 EUR per drive for the whole period.
GPS built-in in the car
Available in different languages.
Digital trip plan with driving directions on a Tablet
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.
Useful information booklet for trip preparation
What clothes to bring? How to use your mobile phone? etc. All you need to know before arriving to Iceland.
Digital Map of Iceland 1: 500,000 on a Tablet
All officials roads and more in one map.
Car drop-off at the airport at the same time as pick-up.
Emergency telephone service 24/7
Our experienced stuff is available for you during your travel 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Package Does Not Include

Flight tickets
Fuel expenses
Travel Insurance
Optional activities


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
Toyota Yaris
B Compact - Auto
Toyota Auris
K Compact 4wd - Manual
Toyota Urban Cruiser
C Intermediate - Manual/Auto
Toyota Avensis
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
Toyota 4RAV
I Large 4wd - Auto
Toyota Landcruiser GX
Q Large Van - Manual
Ford Transit
D Large 4wd Van - Manual
Toyota Hiace
W Large 4wd Van - Manual
Mercedes Sprinter
Car Rental Conditions

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.

Liability and Insurance

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.

Quality Rooms

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:

Isafjordurhotels Hotel
Hótel Ísafjörður / Torg - Quality
Address: Silfurtorgi 2, 400 Ísafjörður
Laxá Hotel - Quality
Address: Olnbogaás, 660 Mývatn
Grand Hotel
Grand Hotel - Quality
Address: SIGTÚN 38, 105 REYKJAVÍK
Harmer Hotel - Quality
Address: 310 Borgarnes
Hotel Edda Höfn
Hotel Edda Höfn - Quality
Address: Ránarslóð, 780 Höfn í Hornafirði
Akureyri Hotel
Icelandair Hotel Akureyri - Quality
Address: Icelandair Hotel Akureyri, Thingvallastraeti 23, 600 Akureyri
Hotel Stykkisholmur - Quality
Address: Borgarbraut, Stykkishólmur

Comfort Rooms

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:

reykjavik lights
Address: Sudurlandsbraut 12 108 Reykjavik
Hótel Gullfoss
Hótel Gullfoss - Comfort
Address: Gullfoss, Iceland.
Fosshotel Reykholt
Fosshotel Reykholt- Comfort
Address: 320 Reykholt
fosshotel westfjords
Fosshotel Westfjords - Comfort
Address: Aðalstræti 100, 450 Patreksfjörður
Hotel Laugarbakki
Hotel Laugarbakki - Comfort
Address: 531 Hvammstangi, Iceland
Hotel Edda Egilsstadir
Hotel Edda Egilsstadir - Comfort
Address: Tjarnarbraut 25, 700 Egilsstadir
Hotel Nordurland
Hotel Nordurland - Comfort
Address: Geislagata, 600 Akureyri

Budget Rooms

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:

Borgarnes Bed & Breakfast
Borgarnes Bed & Breakfast - Budget
Address: Skúlagata 21, 310 Borgarnes - Iceland
Hotel Edda in Saelingsdalur
Hotel Edda in Saelingsdalur - Budget
Address: Laugar in Saelingsdalur, 371 Búðardalur
Guesthouse Sunna
Guesthouse Sunna - Budget
Address: Þórsgata 26, 101 Reykjavík
Hotel Breidavik - Budget
Address: Breiðavík / Látrabjarg - 451 Patreksfjörður
Hrifunes Guesthouse
Hrifunes Guesthouse - Budget
Address: Hrífunesvegur
Package Price:
Per Person :
Children (2-12)
Infants (0-2)
Rental Car
Package Price From: €717 Per Person