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Golden Circle Self-drive

5 days
4 nights

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Daily during the following periods:
Apr 01 - Sep 30 

Hotels:

Our comfort 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 hotels and guesthouses where all rooms have private facilities. Your final night will be in a 4 star hotel in Reykjavik.

Our economy self-drives offer you the chance to travel around Iceland in a worry free spirit, staying in accommodation with private facilities without stretching your budget. Throughout your stay you'll be residing in a combination of standard hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses. Your final night will be in a 3 star hotel in Reykjavik.

By selecting a budget self-drive holiday you'll lower your costs considerably as you'll be staying in accommodation with shared facilities.These are a combination of basic hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses. All rooms have made-up beds and some rooms have washbasins. Showers and WC are shared facilities. The first night in all budget self-drives include an accommodation with private facilities in the town of Hveragerdi.

Included:

  • Rental car for 4 days with CDW, unlimited mileage, VAT, GPS system, theft protection, and two authorized drivers. Types of Car recommended: any type.
  • Car pick-up and drop-off at Keflavik Airport
  • Accommodation for 4 nights including breakfast (except arrival day)
  • Emergency phone line available 24/7
  • Service fee and taxes
  • Tablet with a new travel app called Iceland Travel Companion. The app includes:

    • Thousands of points of nature sites, historic places, and road side services
    • Safety guidelines and the apps of the Icelandic Meteorological Office and The Icelandic Road Administration
    • Detailed description of the customer´s journey, including hotel itinerary and GPS road guide to each hotel
    • A map view of the Iceland road trip 
    • Detailed pdf travel book about Iceland in English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and French

**Please note that the package price is based on 4 x 24-hour rental days starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives early on day 1 and departs late on day 5 an additional supplement will be necessary unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 4 day rental is up and use FLYBUS departure

 

 

Highlights & Experience:

  • Visit the must-see attractions of the Golden Circle at your own pace.
  • Travel in the footsteps of the Viking Sagas in Borgarfjordur and surrounding area.
  • With an easy upgrade of your rental car to a 4wd, you can travel through the highland track of Kaldidalur, a mountain pass between two glaciers in the south

Itinerary:

This Iceland self-drive tour focuses on the many star attractions of Iceland's beautiful land, visiting majestic waterfalls, and spouting geysers situated between well known volcanoes and glaciers. In only 4 days you will discover at your own pace all the main attractions of the Golden Circle including Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot spring and the historic site of Thingvellir National Park. 

Day 1  : Arrival (62 mi)

Geothermal Lagoon – Flower Village – Geothermal Greenhouses

Pick up the car at the airport and start your Iceland experience.

From Keflavik International Airport, we recommend driving the southern coast of the Reykjanes peninsula towards your first overnight stay in 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 its geothermal waters.

Important:  admission to the Blue Lagoon needs to be booked in advance.

Overnight stay in Hveragerdi area.

Highlights: Hveragerdi  |The Blue Lagoon  |Reykjanes

Options: Blue Lagoon Entrance and Extras
Day 2  : South Coast (118 mi)

Thundering Waterfalls - Cliffs & Stone Arches - Black Sand Beaches of the South Shore

Visit the majestic Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, the infamous Eyjafjallajokull glacier and the surrounding area affected by the volcanic eruption of 2010.

Dyrholaey is a rocky headland characterised by a black lava arch. Every year thousands of sea birds and puffins nest here during the summer. 

Important: Please note that Dyrholaey is closed during nesting season, from about the middle of May until late June.

Overnight in the Vik area.

Highlights: Seljalandsfoss  |Skogafoss  |Dyrhólaey  |Eyjafjallajokull

Day 3  : Thjorsardalur Valley - Gullfoss - Geysir (186 mi)

Colorful Valley - Hekla Volcano - The Famous Golden Falls - Exploding Geysers

Explore Thjorsardalur valley and its contrasting landscapes of birch woods, sandy lava fields, rivers and waterfalls. The impressive Hekla volcano towers over the region. This valley is also where you can visit the excavated site of a Viking age farm that had been destroyed one of Hekla´s eruptions.

Continue to the amazing sites of Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir hot spring area. 

Highlights: Thjorsardalur  |Hekla  |Geysir   |Gullfoss

Day 4  : Thingvellir - Borgarfjordur Area (186 mi)

National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO) - Picturesque Fjords - Waterfalls

Visit Thingvellir National Park, site of the ancient Icelandic parliament and a jewel of nature. Here you can see the rift between the continents.

Then via either Hvalfjordur fjord or the Kaldidalur highland track (Open June-August, 4WD needed), your journey continues to the beautiful Borgarfjordur region and Reykholt, home of the 13th-century scholar Saga author Snorri Sturluson.

Return to Reykjavik in the afternoon for your last night in Iceland.

Highlights: Barnafoss  |Deildartunguhver

Day 5  : Departure (32 mi)

Drive back to Keflavik International Airport and even stop at Blue Lagoon as it is on your way to the airport, if you did not have time to do it on your arrival day. * 

*Please note that the package price is based on 4 x 24-hour rental days starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives early on day 1 and departs late on day 5 an additional supplement will be necessary unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 4 day rental is up and use FLYBUS transfer

Notes:

Please note that the package price is based on 4 x 24-hour rental days starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives early on day 1 and departs late on day 5 an additional supplement will be necessary unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 4 day rental is up and use FLYBUS transfers

Must be 21 years of age to rent a car, 23 years of age to rent car cat. 5.0 or higher

Children rate

Valid when one child shares a double room with 2 adults:

  • Children 2-11 years old: EUR 64 / GBP 60 / USD 74 / CAD 99  per night. Add the total to the rate for 2 adults in car.
  • Children 12 years and older pay full price as adults.
  • Children's accommodation consists of an extra bed/mattress on the floor.

 

Child Seat 0-13 kg approx. EUR 27 / GBP 25 / USD 31 / CAD 42 per rental.

Child Booster 9-25 kg approx. EUR 11 / GBP 10 / USD 13 / CAD 17 per rental. Payable on spot.

 

Cars:

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Economy 2wd Automatic Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar 4 2
Compact 2wd Automatic Toyota Auris Automatic or similar 5 3
Intermediate 2wd Automatic Toyota Avensis Automatic or similar 5 3
Intermediate 4wd Station Automatic Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar 5 4
Medium 4wd Automatic Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic or similar 5 3
Large 4wd Automatic Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Automatic or similar 5 5
Full Size 4wd Passenger Van VW Caravelle 4WD 9 seater or similar 9 9