RT31 - The Best of the South and West 7 days
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Season: (All year)
Operates: (Daily)
Duration: (7 days / 6 nights)
By Car km/mi: (1240)
Price from: (75255 ISK Price per person based on 4 adults together sharing 2 double rooms in Economy Accommodation accommodation and 01.A - Hyundai I10 or similar - Manual car type. Please use our Price Calculator or Book Now page to calculate your price.)
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This road trip includes the best of the South West Iceland has to offer.

Day 1. Arrival - Reykjavik City

You will transfer from the airport to your accommodation in Reykjavik in a comfortable Wi-Fi connected bus. Enjoy the rest of the day in Reykjavik, which offers a great variety of things to do. Included is a visit to the Northern Lights Center in Reykjavik where you can learn about the Northern lights and how to take good photographs of them, which might come in handy if you get to see them on your tour. See iconic buildings including the Perlan (the Pearl), the Alþingishúsið (where the Icelandic parliament is housed), and Hallgrímskirkja Church. If you don't have time to shop on Laugarvegur Street, don't worry; you can do that when you return from your adventure.

Reykjavik city

Reykjavik city

Day 2. Golden Circle

Pick up your car in the morning and begin your day with the famous Golden Circle route, where some of the most precious gems of Iceland can be found. First you visit the Þingvellir National Park, which is an UNESCO world heritage site and is full of history and natural beauty. This is the place where the Icelandic Parliament was established in 930. The Mid-Atlantic ridge runs through the national park and forms an impressive rift valley. From Þingvellir continue to Geysir geothermal area where you explore hot springs and geysers. The most powerful, active geyser – Strokkur erupts every 8 minutes or so with such a force that the boiling water jets up to 20 meters into the air. Just a little further from the geothermal area you will find the majestic Gullfoss, also known as the Golden Waterfall – one of Iceland´s most impressive waterfalls. Heading south to your lodging for the night visit the picturesque waterfall Faxi and the impressive volcanic crater – Kerið along the way.

Kerið Crater
Faxi Waterfall
Geysir Geothermal Area
Gullfoss Waterfall
Þingvellir National Park

Driving distance:
220 km

Hella area

Day 3. The South Coast

Today, continue east towards the infamous Eyjafjallajökull glacier and volcano that last erupted in 2010 and stopped the air traffic in Europe and America. At the foot of the glacier you will find two stunning waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. If there is no snow or ice, it is possible to walk behind the Seljalandfoss waterfall, but be careful. By Skógafoss waterfall you´ll find museum called Skógasafn. Before you turn back to you accommodation drive towards the small town of Vik and visit the black lava beach and basalt columns at Reynisdrangar and Dyrholaey Nature Reserve.

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Skógafoss Waterfall
Eyjafjallajökull Glacier
Vík Town
Reynisfjara Beach

Optional Extra
Glacier Walk
Snowmobiling on Mýrdalsjökull Glacier
LAVA Centre

Driving distance:
190 kilometers

Hella area

Day 4. Scenery & Sagas

Head to Borgarnes town via Hvalfjörður fjord where you will find the Icelandic Settlement Centre, whose main objective is to present the fascinating sagas from the settlement times as well as a special exhibition of the famous Viking poet, Egill Skallagrímsson. Continue traveling through Borgarfjörður district to see the beautiful Hraunfossar waterfalls, the hot spring area of Deildartunguhver and The historic Reykholt the former home of Snorri Sturluson a great writer, poet and chieftain in Iceland who was assassinated by the order of the Norwegian king in 1241

Reykholt Town
Hraunfossar Waterfalls

Optional Extra
Krauma Baths
The Settlement Center
Ice caves and tunnels on Langjökull glacier

Driving distance:
300 kilometers

Borgarnes area

Day 5. The West Coast and Snæfellsnes

Continue to Snæfellsnes Peninsula where you will come upon numerous natural wonders. Cross the plains of Mýrar and head to the South Coast of the peninsula. In the northern part of Mýrar, you will pass a number of spectacular craters. Continue to the charming hamlets of Arnarstapi and Hellnar Continue around the tip of the peninsula at the foot Snæfellsjökull, a graceful glaciated volcano that is a popular destination for glacier hikers, snowmobilers, and skiers. For those not familiar with the glacier, a guide is recommended. Continue to the north side of the peninsula and visit the small fishing villages before visiting a local shark catcher and try the local fermented shark if you have the guts for it (not included).

Arnarstapi Village
Lóndrangar Rock Formations
Snæfellsjökull Glacier

Driving distance:
230 kilometers

Snæfellsnes area

Day 6. Reykjanes Peninsula and the Blue Lagoon

Drive back towards Reykjavik and continue on your journey to the lunar-like landscapes of Reykjanes Peninsula. Visit Lake Kleifarvatn and the Krísuvík geothermal area for a feel of the power of the Earth. Continue to Grindavík, a quaint fishing town before continuing a short distance to the amazing Blue Lagoon. Here you can enjoy a relaxing bath in the mineral rich waters and apply some of the silica mud to rejuvenate and your soften skin. At the Blue Lagoon, you can enjoy a stroll, dine at the Lava Restaurant, get a massage, and visit the Blue Lagoon Café . It's a great place to collect your thoughts after your days exploring Iceland (Blue Lagoon entrance not included). Head back to Reykjavík and drop off the car.

Lake Kleifarvatn
Krýsuvík Geothermal Area
Grindavík Town
The Blue Lagoon

Driving distance:
300 km

Reykjavík City

Day 7. Departure

It's your last day in Iceland. Transfer in a comfortable Wi-Fi connected bus to the airport from your accommodation in Reykjavik.

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Season: All year
Departures: Daily
Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Driving distance: 1240 KM
Price from: 75255 ISK/person - Price per person based on 4 adults together sharing 2 double rooms in Economy Accommodation accommodation and 01.A - Hyundai I10 or similar - Manual car type. Please use our Price Calculator or Book Now page to calculate your price.
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