The Amazing South Coast - 5 Days

Self-drive tours | South Coast | All Year Round

The Amazing South Coast The Amazing South Coast

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  • Quality

    Quality

    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
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  • Comfort

    Comfort

    Rooms with private bathroom (shower and toilet). This category includes hotels, guest houses and farms with high tourist class. Breakfast is included.
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    • Economy hotels, guesthouses and farmhouse accommodation
    • 3 star hotel in Reykjavik
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  • Budget

    Budget

    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.
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    • Budget hotels, guesthouses and farmhouse accommodation
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Snowmobile tour on the Mýrdalsjökull

For extreme adventurers and adrenaline enthusiasts, riding snowmobiles across Iceland's snow white surfaces and glaciers is a perfect experience, no matter which season you decide to visit. Snowmobile trips provide an excellent opportunity to experience the impressive, breathtaking views that can be seen from the tips of the glaciers without any special physical effort.

Amphibian Cruise at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

The main attraction in the lagoon area and one of the most unique and certainly the best ways to see Jökulsárlón is to take a cruise in an amphibious boat that sails between the icebergs.

The Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon (Icelandic: "Bláa lónið") - the world's most famous geothermal spa and one of the most popular attractions in Iceland. Blue Lagoon was selected one of the 10 top spas in the world.

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Itinerary

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
Accommodation: Reykjavik.

DAY 2 - The Golden Circle and the South coast

Golden Circle

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
Optional Activities: Snowmobile tour on the Mýrdalsjökull

DAY 3 - Skaftafell Nationa park - Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon

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
Optional Activities: Cruise at Jökulsárlón Lagoon

DAY 4 - Black sands beaches and waterfalls - Reykjavik

Puffins

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
Optional Activities: The Blue Lagoon

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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Included

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.
Breakfast
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

Accommodation

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
Laxá Hotel - Quality
Address: Olnbogaás, 660 Mývatn
Grand Hotel
Grand Hotel - Quality
Address: SIGTÚN 38, 105 REYKJAVÍK
Harmer
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
Stykkisholmur
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
REYKJAVIK LIGHTS - Comfort
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
breidavik
Hotel Breidavik - Budget
Address: Breiðavík / Látrabjarg - 451 Patreksfjörður
Hrifunes Guesthouse
Hrifunes Guesthouse - Budget
Address: Hrífunesvegur
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