South Iceland, Highlands, Lowlands and Landmannalaugar 6 days

South Iceland, Highlands, Lowlands and Landmannalaugar 6 days

This tour includes many of the highlights of the south - Highlands and Lowlands.

BP38 Map

BP38 Map

AVAILABLE:
July 10 to September 10

DURATION:
6 days / 5 nights

CAR RENTAL DAYS:
4 Days

DEPARTURES:
Daily

TOUR ID:
BP38

Included

Not Included

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival

Upon your arrival at Keflavik airport, you will be met by your private driver who will take you to your accommodation in Reykjavik. You will be free for the rest of the day to explore Reykjavik, visit museums, landmarks etc. Downtown Reykjavík offers excellent restaurants, cafés, bars and clubs. You might want to join an optional tour if you arrive early. You can visit one of the many Reykjavík’s excellent restaurants for dinner.

Highlights of the day:

Overnight:
Reykjavík

Optional activity:

Day 2. Landmannalaugar and Fjallabak route

Pick up the rental car in the morning and head for the eastern outskirts of the city. Cross the plateau Hellisheiđi, with a lot of geothermal activity and plumes of steam rising from the ground. The Fjallabak route is one of the most scenic trails in the interior highlands of Iceland. Take the mountain track known as Landmannaleiđ, a track that passes through a wide variety of canyons, valleys, over rock ridges and black lava, weird plain of lava rocks surrounded by captivating mountains. On your way into Landmannalaugar you will pass Lake Frostastađavatn, surrounded by colourful mountains and craters and can visit Landmannahellir, a cave that runs some distance into a hillside. Continue to Landmannalaugar, nesting under the high edge of an obsidian lava flow. Here is a warden station, mountain hut and a camping site. Near the hut is a warm water pool created by the confluence of natural hot water and cold-water springs. There you can find many interesting hiking trails. Take the Fjallabak route out of Landmannalaugar, one of the most scenic trails in the interior highlands of Iceland. One of the highlights of the route is Eldgjá, one of the most interesting sights in this part of the country. There you can see the Ófćrufoss Waterfall.

Driving distance
300 kilometers

Highlights of the day:

Overnight:
Kirkjubćjarklaustur area

Day 3. Skaftafell National Park & The Amazing Glacier Lagoon

Continue along the South Coast to Vatnajökull National Park. On your way you will pass Fjađrárgljúfur Canyon and Kirkjubćjarklaustur Village. As you reach the Vatnajökull area, you won’t miss Skaftafell National Park with its great views. There you can also find many hiking trails, for example to the beautiful Svartifoss Waterfall. Continue to the famous Glacier Lagoon, where huge icebergs, true sculptures of nature, broken off Breiđamerkurjökull glacier, float and grind together in the blue waters of the lagoon. You can also go down to the Diamond Beach before going back along the south coast to the village Vík on the black beach.

Driving distance
315 kilometers

Highlights of the day:

Overnight:
Vík area

Recommended optional activity:

Day 4. The Beautiful South Coast, Gullfoss Waterfall & Geysir

Drive to Reynisdrangar with spectacular coast and beautiful rock formations. The promontory at Dyrhólaey is a massive natural arch carved by the relentless pounding of the winds and surf with rich birdlife in summer. Head west towards Reykjavík and stop at the beautiful waterfall Skógafoss and don’t miss the Folk Museum at Skógar. Next up is the Seljalandsfoss waterfall. There you can take an walking path behind the waterfall in the summer which is a unique experience. Continue further along the South Coast before going to the Golden Circle with stops at the Keriđ Crater and the waterfall Faxi before arriving at the Geysir area. There you can see the famous Great Geysir and Strokkur, a very active geyser that spouts every few minutes, as well as numerous other hot springs. From Geysir, continue a short distance further to the majestic waterfall Gullfoss, one of Iceland’s largest and most beautiful waterfalls. Make Gullfoss a turnaround point and head back to Geysir area.

Driving distance
200 kilometers

Highlights of the day:

Overnight:
Golden Circle area

Recommended optional activity:

Day 5. Ţingvellir National Park & The Blue Lagoon

Head to Ţingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The faults and fissures of the area are evidence of the rifting of the earth's crust. Thingvellir is one of the most historical sites in the country and a place of exceptional beauty. From the National Park head back to Reykjavík. After a short stop in Reykjavik, head to the famous Blue Lagoon. There you can end your trip relaxing in the mineral waters of the Blue Lagoon. Return to Reykjavik where you will drop off the rental car.

Driving distance
160 kilometers

Highlights of the day:

Overnight:
Reykjavík

Recommended optional activity:

Day 6. Departure

Private transfer from the hotel to Keflavik International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION

CARS

13.K - Toyota Landcruiser 4WD or similar - Automatic -

13.K - Toyota Landcruiser 4WD or similar - Automatic -

Transmission: Automatic
Seats: 5
Suitcases: 4
Doors: 5

Optional Extra: Would you like to do some extra activities? Below activities can be added to this tour.

Useful Information: Here you will find other information for this tour.

Why book your Self Drive Tour with Tour.is?
  • Highly competitive prices
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  • Pick up of rental car is the morning of day 2.

    Drop off is in Reykjavík the day prior to your departure – day 5.

    An extra day will be charged if the car is returned later.

    Due to road conditions routes may have to be altered without prior notice.
    The highland tracks of Iceland are usually not expected to be open until June and due to road conditions some routes may temporarily not be passable without prior notice.

    Types of car recommended: A 4x4 is needed for this tour

    Accommodation is according to your choice in farmhouses, guesthouses or hotels, cat. 1, 2 or 3. including breakfast. Due to limited availability of accommodation in the Icelandic countryside and a great demand for summer, we are only able to confirm specific category but not a specific hotel in each locality until booking has been made and confirmed.


    Early morning arrival: Check in time at hotels is usually between 14:00 - 16:00. If you arrive early morning, you may not be able to check in immediately on arrival.
    A credit card imprint will be taken at the start of all rentals for security reasons, even when a voucher covers the cost of the rental. Cash and debit card deposits will not be accepted. This credit card imprint may be used to pay all extra charges, including extra driven kilometres if applicable, extra insurance, parking fines, damages or any costs due to the car rental company as a result of the hirer's use of the car.

    Self Drive tours can often be modified according to the client’s wishes. If you want to change or extend the tour, add days etc, please contact our office.

    Please note that some activities described may only be available during summer.

    Travel Insurance: To avoid dispute in case of cancellation, we strongly recommend that our clients purchase a comprehensive travel insurance in their home country, that covers your cost should you have to cancel your tour. This kind of travel insurance is usually not expensive and it frequently covers other risks too.

    Price Calculator: There are several factors that determine the price of self drive packages:

    1. Time of the year.

    2. Number of people traveling together

    3. Type of car (we offer more than 15 different types of cars)

    4. Type of accommodation (we offer 3 different categories of accommodation)

    There is a special Price Calculator button at our website with every self drive tour package where you can enter your choice of type of accommodation and car, number of people and when you want to begin the tour (arrival date) and the Price Calculator will calculate and display the price of different options.

    Note: Day(s) can be added before and / or after if your arrival and departure does not fit the itinerary of this tour. Additional day tours can be added for the additional day/s. If you have any questions please don´t hesitate to contact us by email to tour@tour.is and we will be more than happy to advice.

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