Itinerary + Map

Day 1 Reykjavik Airport - Reykjavik
Driving distance: approx. 50-95km/30-50 miles
Pick up your car at the airport and start your Iceland experience! From Keflavik International Airport, we recommend driving the southern coast of the Reykjanes peninsula and perhaps out to the charming village of Hveragerdi. This village is one of the few sites in the world located directly on top of a geothermal area and, because of its many greenhouses heated by hot water from nearby springs, it is often called the “flower village.“ Depending on your arrival time in Iceland, it may be ideal to stop and visit the renowned Blue Lagoon where you can relax in the geothermal waters (Important: admission to the Blue Lagoon needs to be booked in advance).
Overnight: Reykjavik

Day 2 Reykjavik - Vik
Driving distance: approx. 300km/186 miles
Head out of the city, where you’ll explore some of the Golden Circle and South shore areas. Drive to Gullfoss waterfall and the nearby Geysir hot spring are, highlights of Iceland’s famous Golden Circle. Continue your trip along the south coast, viewing highlights such as Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls. On a clear day you might glimpse majestic Eyjafjallajokull, the site of the (in)famous volcanic eruption in 2010. This region is one of Iceland’s best farming districts, providing geothermal vegetables and some of Iceland’s best known dairy and meat products. B
Overnight: Vik area

Day 3 Skaftafell - Jokulsarlon - Vik
Driving distance: approx. 395 km/245 miles
Today you’ll be in the area of the largest national park in Western Europe: Vatnajokull National Park. First drive past the largest single lava flow in the world in recorded history, Eldhraun. You’ll also cross over vast sand plains created by glacial washes. Visit the majestic Skaftafell area of Vatnajokull National Park, named after Europe’s largest glacier. The area is ringed by glaciers offers good winter hiking possibilities. You can even join a guided hiking tour taking you onto a glacier, an unforgettable experience. Continue to the shimmering icebergs of Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and the famous Diamond Beach nearby. B
Overnight: Vik area

Day 4 Thingvellir - Borgarfjordur
Driving distance: approx. 340km/211 miles
Drive to the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, site of the ancient Icelandic parliament and a jewel of nature. The park itself is situated in a stunning volcanic landscape of mountains and lava flows on the edge of Iceland's largest lake. You can enjoy the unique experience of walking between continents on a path leading through the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Continue to charming Borgarfjordur fjord, a region known for local culinary and craft traditions. Visit the remarkably beautiful Hraunfoss and Barnafoss waterfalls and Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in Europe. We recommend a visit to the nearby Krauma natural geothermal baths, where you can relax in pools fed by a perfect blend of water from Deildartunguhver and nearby glacial springs. B
Overnight: Borgarfjordur area

Day 5 Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Driving distance: approx. 330km/205 miles
Explore the countless natural wonders of the Snaefellsnes peninsula, which also includes Snaefellsjokull National Park. Snæfellsnes has become known as “Iceland in a Nutshell” because it has so many diverse types of landscapes in one area. A visit here will be a feast for your eyes and for your camera! We recommend you stop at the wind-tangled Arnarstapi sea cliffs and the rocky beach of Djupalonssandur. The beautiful Snaefessjokull glacier-volcano is the crown jewel of the peninsula. Legends say that the mountain is home to a benevolent half-troll guardian. Drive along the north coast through bustling fishing villages, stopping to look at Kirkjufell, the most photographed mountain in the country. B
Overnight in the Borgarfjordur area.

Day 6 Reykjanes Peninsula - Reykjavik
Driving distance: approx. 189km/117 miles
Drive to the Reykjanes peninsula and visit the moonlike lava fields around Lake Kleifarvatn.The peninsula is a UNESCO GeoPark, with over 50 interesting sites connected to geothermal activity, volcanoes and tectonic plates. One of the most interesting of these is Krysuvik geothermal area with primordial bubbling mud pools. We recommend a stop at Grindavik fishing village, famous for its heritage of producing salt fish (bacalao). Salt fish made an enormous impact on the prosperity of the Icelandic nation, particularly during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
If you didn't earlier, perhaps you will also visit the famous Blue Lagoon and enjoy its pleasantly warm geothermal waters, rich in silica and minerals that are great for the skin. (Note: Bookings must be made in advance). After a great trip, it’s time to head to Reykjavik for your last night in Iceland! B
Overnight in Reykjavik.

Day 7 Reykjavik
Driving distance: approx. 50 km/30 miles
Return the car back to Keflavik International Airport today. We hope you have enjoyed your Winter Wonders Self-Drive holiday! B

  • 2 nights in 3 star (comfort class) or 4 star (quality class) accommodation in Reykjavik
  • 4 nights standard or quality class hotels, guesthouse accommodation or farmhouse accommodation outside Reykjavik
  • 6 day car hire
  • Unlimited kilometers, Collision Damage Waiver and Theft Protection
  • Additional authorised driver
  • Airport Service Charge for car pick up and drop off at Keflavik International Airport
  • Complimentary unlimited in-car wi-fi
  • Emergency phone line open 24 hours
  • Customer care service during office hours; Services of local representatives.
  • Access to Travel Companion App. The app includes:
    • Your hotel bookings with check-in and check-out dates
    • Interactive road maps
    • Thousands of points of interest with descriptions clearly displayed on your map. The points of interest can be customised to suit your interests and individual route
    • Road Guide in several different languages
  • 6 Icelandic-style Breakfasts

Driving route enables sightseeing at:

  • Hveragerdi village
  • Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss
  • Gullfoss waterfall
  • The hot springs at Geysir
  • Vik
  • Vatnajokull National Park
  • Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Borgarfjordur region
  • Snaefellsnes peninsula
  • Reykjanes peninsula

Pricing

 
01 Oct 2022 - 24 Dec 2022
03 Jan 2023 - 30 Apr 2023
Comfort Class Hotels
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Economy 4wd (manual)Compact 4wd (manual)Intermediate 4wd (automatic)Medium 4wd (manual)Medium 4wd (automatic)
Double/TwinDouble/TwinDouble/TwinDouble/TwinDouble/Twin
Prices per adult in Australian Dollars (AUD)
$1,280$1,355$1,415$1,530$1,570
$1,280$1,355$1,415$1,530$1,570
Quality Class Hotels
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Quality Class Hotels
Economy 4wd (manual)Compact 4wd (manual)Intermediate 4wd (automatic)Medium 4wd (manual)Medium 4wd (automatic)
Double/TwinDouble/TwinDouble/TwinDouble/TwinDouble/Twin
Prices per adult in Australian Dollars (AUD)
$1,425$1,510$1,560$1,675$1,715
$1,425$1,510$1,560$1,675$1,715

For travel in the Christmas / New year period please contact us to request a quote.

Car Hire: The driver must present a valid driving license held for a minimum of one year at the time of rental. A valid automobile driver’s license from the US, Canada or the European Economic Area is required to drive in Iceland. A license from other countries can be used if it: a) has a valid license number, b) has the license holder’s photograph, c) is printed in Latin alphabet characters and d) is valid at the time of travel. Otherwise, an international driver’s license is required.

Quality Class: Our quality self-drive holidays allow you to spend your days exploring rural Iceland, knowing your nights will be spent in the most comfortable accommodation each area has to offer. Throughout the tour you‘ll stay in quality guesthouses and hotels where all rooms have a private facilities. Your final night will be in a 4 star hotel in Reykjavik.

Comfort Class: Our comfort self-drives offer you the chance to travel around Iceland in a carefree spirit, staying in accommodation with private facilities without stretching your budget. During your stay you‘ll be located in a combination of standard hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses. Your final night will be in a 3 star hotel in Reykjavik.

Please note: The northern lights are a natural phenomenon and therefore sightings cannot be guaranteed.