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Trip idea in Iceland

The best of southwest Iceland (self-drive)

Cost

from £2,600 pp

(ex international flights)

Duration

8 days

This trip idea is specially designed for those who want to explore more. The south coast of Iceland is popular for good reason with its waterfalls, black sand beaches and glaciers providing spectacular iconic scenery. The west of Iceland is often called “Iceland in Miniature” because it has it all - fjords, glacier, cliffs, beaches, caves, lava and moss fields to name just a few. Being self-drive means you can travel at your own pace and give yourself all the time you need to enjoy these wonderful regions. So pack your camera, walking shoes and sense of adventure for a trip that includes whales, waterfalls and spectacular scenery aplenty.

We will tailor this trip to you. Change anything - from excursions to accommodation to places visited.

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Reykjavik

Day 1 - Reykjavik

  • Collect rental car from Keflavik airport
  • Self-drive from Keflavik International Airport to Reykjavík
  • At leisure in Reykjavik
Hvalfjordur Fjord, Borgarnes , Borgarfjörður, Husafell

Day 2 - Hvalfjordur Fjord, Borgarnes , Borgarfjörður, Husafell

  • Discover Hvalfjordur Fjord
  • Explore Borgarnes (Self-Drive)
  • Visit Borgarfjörður
  • Into the Glacier tour (optional)
Snæfellsnes, Borgarnes

Day 3 - Snæfellsnes, Borgarnes

  • Discover Snaefellsnes Peninsula (Self-Drive)
  • Caving in Vatnshellir (optional)
  • Whale watching from Grundarfjörður (optional tour)
  • Visit the Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum (optional)
Gullfoss, Hella

Day 4 - Gullfoss, Hella

  • Self-drive from Borgarnes to Geysir
  • Discover the Golden Circle's natural wonders (Self-Drive)
  • Snowmobiling tour on Langjokull Glacier from Gullfoss (optional)
Skógafoss waterfall, Seljalandsfoss, Vík

Day 5 - Skógafoss waterfall, Seljalandsfoss, Vík

  • Self-drive from the waterfalls along South Shore to Eyjafjallajokull Volcano
  • Glacier hike at Solheimajokull Glacier
  • Visit Skógafoss
  • Explore Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • Visit the Reynisfjara black sand beach and Reynisdrangar Sea Cliffs
Vatnajökull National Park, Skaftafell National Park, Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon

Day 6 - Vatnajökull National Park, Skaftafell National Park, Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon

  • Self-drive from Vik to Vatnajokull National Park
  • Kayaking among the Icebergs (Optional)
  • Zodiac tour on a glacier lagoon (Optional)
  • Explore the glacial area of Skaftafell
  • Visit Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Vík, Reykjavik

Day 7 - Vík, Reykjavik

  • Self-drive from Vatnajokull to Reykjavik
  • Katla Volcano Ice Cave Tour from Vík
Reykjanes peninsula, Grindavík

Day 8 - Reykjanes peninsula, Grindavík

  • Reykjanes peninsula
  • Visit Blue Lagoon (optional)
  • Departure - Drop off your car at Reykjavik Keflavik airport