6 Day Self Drive South and West Iceland
Self drive in Iceland in the off-season is a great choice, and this tour takes you to all the highlights of south and west Iceland. As you will be spending 3 nights in the countryside, you will have a great chance of seeing the Northern Lights, if the conditions are favourable!
- Snæfellsnes Peninsula
- Golden Circle
- Jökulsarlón Glacial Lagoon
- Black sand beaches and waterfalls of the South Shore
Day 1: Arrival – Keflavík – Reykjavík
Pick up the rental car at Keflavík international airport upon arrival and drive to Reykjavík where you stay the first night. Depending on your arrival time, an optional visit to the Blue Lagoon may be possible.
Day 2: Reykjavík – South Shore – Vík
Drive east along the south coast making stops at the inspiring Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, the black sand beaches of Reynisfjara and explore the option of hiking or snowmobiling on Sólheimajökull glacier. Accommodation in a country hotel outside of Vík which offer good conditions for observing the northern lights if they come out to play!
Day 3: Skaftafell – Jökulsárlón – Vík
Continue east across the sands of glacier rivers and lava fields towards Kirkjubæjarklaustur and Skaftafell National Park, an oasis of vegetations surrounded by mountains and glaciers. Continuing along the foot of Europe´s largest glacier, Vatnajökull, we reach Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon and the famous „Diamond Beach“. Then head back to Vík for overnight at the same hotel.
Day 4: The Golden Circle – Borgarnes
Depart Vík and head back west, now towards the famous Golden Circle, visiting the Geysir geothermal area, Gullfoss waterfall and Þingvellir National Park before arriving in Reykjavík in the late afternoon.
Driving towards Hvalfjörður continue towards Borgarnes. Accommodation in the area.
*Optional tour available: Víðgelmir Lava Cave Tour
Day 5: Borgarnes – Snæfellsnes – Reykjavík
A full daytour to one of the most beautiful parts of Iceland, the Snæfellsnes peninsula, which is often playfully called „Little Iceland“, as you can find all natural phenomena in Iceland there: lava fields, volcanic craters, glacier, waterfalls, sandy beaches, charming fishing towns, bird cliffs and more. On Snæfellsnes peninsula you will also find one of the most photographed Icelandic mountains – Mr.Kirkjufell. Driving back through the town of Borgarnes continue further south to Reykjavík for the last overnight.
*Optional tour available: Vatnshellir Cave Tour
Day 6: Reykjavík – Keflavík – Departure
Drive to Keflavík airport in time for check in for your international flight.
If your flight departs late afternoon, then you have the possibility to add an optional whale watching boat tour in the morning, drive around the Reykjanes peninsula or visit the Blue Lagoon before dropping of the rental car at Keflavík airport.
Dates & prices
Daily departures from September – the next April
Single supplement: ISK 44.800 per person
Included in the package price:
- 5 days car rental with unlimited mileage, GP, TP, CDW, SCDW, tax; pick up/drop off at Keflavík airport
- 5 nights accommodation in double/twin rooms with private facilities, breakfast included
- Detailed itinerary with multiple daily options based on pre-booked accommodation
- Service and VAT
Good to know:
- The Northern Lights are a naturally occurring phenomenon that no-one can control. Seeing them is always dependent on weather conditions, Northern Light activity on any given date, but also some planning! You can see the aurora forecast every day here.