Self-drive tours | South Coast | All Year Round
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.
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 (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.
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
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
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 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
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.
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.
Tours are operated by Iceland Travel
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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,
Rooms with private bathroom (shower and toilet). This category includes hotels, guest houses and farms with high tourist class. Breakfast is included.
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.