South and West, Reykjavik based tour 6 days

South and West, Reykjavik based tour 6 days

This tour includes the most scenic spots in the south and west, - all within a day´s reach from Reykjavik by car. All nights will be spent in Reykjavík offering the convenience of less packing.

BP34 Map

BP34 Map

AVAILABLE:
All year

DURATION:
6 days / 5 nights

CAR RENTAL DAYS:
4 Days

DEPARTURES:
Daily

TOUR ID:
BP34

Included

Not Included

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival


Upon your arrival at Keflavik airport a TOURIS representative will meet you, deliver travel documents and take you to your Reykjavik hotel.

Highlights of the day:
Reykjavík

Overnight:
Reykjavik

Day 2. The Great Golden Circle


Pick up the rental car in the morning and head to Thingvellir (Þingvellir) National Park, a unique place from a geological point of view and a place of great beauty, which was accepted as a UNESCO world heritage site in 2004. Continue to Geysir area where the powerful geyser Strokkur erupts approximately every 8 minutes, - a sight not to be missed. Drive to the majestic waterfall Gullfoss, one of Icelands largest and beautiful falls. Visit an impressive volcanic crater called Kerið. Cross the plateau Hellisheiði, with a lot of geothermal activity and plumes of steam rising from the ground. Numerous boreholes have been drilled on Hellisheiði in the last years for hot water and steam, some of the cleanest energy available. Stop at Hellisheiði Geothermal Powerplant where natural hot water and steam pressure from the ground is used for generating electricity. Here, you can enjoy an optional tour through the power station and and learn about the eco-friendly geo thermal energy. Overnight in Reykjavík.

Driving distance
280 kilometers

Highlights of the day:
Þingvellir
Gullfoss Waterfall and Geysir Hot Springs
Kerið

Overnight:
Reykjavik

Day 3. The South Shore


Head east to the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss & later Skógafoss. During summer it is possible to walk behind Seljalandsfoss waterfall, - this is a quite interesting experience. On March 20th 2010, a volcanic eruption started on Fimmvörðuháls, a mountain ridge between the glaciers, Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull. The eruption on Fimmvörðuháls lasted a couple of weeks. After the eruption came to an end, a more powerful eruption started beneath the nearby icecap of Eyjafjallajökull Glacier that caused significant disturbance to air traffic in the northern hemisphere. This eruption came to an end on 23. May 2010.
Ride along the south coast to Dyrhólaey, a natural reserve and a nesting colony of numerous seabirds in summer. Drive to Reynishverfi with beautiful coast, spectacular rock formations and thousands of nesting seabirds in summer. Overnight in Reykjavík.

Driving distance
400 kilometers

Highlights of the day:
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Skógafoss Waterfall
Vík Town
Dyrhólaey Nature Reserve
Reynisfjara beach

Overnight:
Reykjavik

Recommended optional activity:
Glacier Walk
Snowmobiling on Solheimajokull Glacier
Horse Riding Tour South

Day 4. Borgarfjörður district


Drive to the beautiful Hvalfjörður fjord and enjoy the tranquil environment. Head to the Borgarfjörður district and Borgarnes town where you will find the interesting Saga Centre where multi-media and theatrical techniques are employed to give the visitor an introduction to the history of settlement in Iceland. After a stop at Borgarnes, head for the historic Reykholt and visit Deildartunguhver, Europe's largest hot spring. Drive further inland to the waterfalls Hraunfossar and Barnafoss, some of Iceland's most beautiful cascades. Return to Reykjavik and overnight.

Driving distance
350 kilometers

Highlights of the day:
Borgarnes town
Reykholt town
Deildartunguhver
Hraunfossar

Overnight:
Reykjavk

Recommended optional activity:
The Settlement Exhibition and The Egil Saga Exhibition

Day 5. Reykjanes and The Blue Lagoon


Enjoy a relaxing bath at the Blue Lagoon in an otherworldly setting. The Blue Lagoon has become famous for providing relief for sufferers of skin disorders and others just looking for a great bathing experience out in the open air, summer and winter. Have a last unforgettable taste of Iceland, that ensures you will be well relaxed when you leave the country. If you plan to take a bath at the Blue Lagoon, we strongly recommend that you book your ticket in advance. It can be booked at www.bluelagoon.com Return to Reykjavík where you will have the rest of the day at leisure. Drop off the car in Reykjavik and overnight.

Driving distance
100 kilometers

Highlights of the day:
The Blue Lagoon

Overnight:
Reykajvk

Day 6. Departure


Flybus shuttle from your hotel to Keflavik International airport

ACCOMMODATION

Cat 1

Cat 1

Rooms in guesthouses with shared facilities but sometimes with washbasins in the rooms. Breakfast is included.
Double rooms at most Icelandic hotels are twin rooms with two single beds. In most cases the two single beds can be put together to make a double bed. However this varies from one hotel / guesthouse to another.
Triple rooms are in most cases double rooms with an extra bed and therefore floor space may be limited when an extra bed has been added.

Cat 2

Cat 2

Rooms in guesthouses or hotels with private shower or bath and WC. Breakfast is included.

Cat 3

Cat 3

Rooms in the best quality accommodation available with private shower or bath and WC. Breakfast is included.
Double rooms at most Icelandic hotels are twin rooms with two single beds. In most cases the two single beds can be put together to make a double bed. However this varies from one hotel / guesthouse to another.
Triple rooms are in most cases double rooms with an extra bed and therefore floor space may be limited when an extra bed has been added.

CARS

01.A - Hyundai I10 or similar - Manual -

01.A - Hyundai I10 or similar - Manual -

Transmission: Manual
Seats: 4
Suitcases: 1
Doors: 5

02.D - Hyundai I10 or similar - Automatic -

02.D - Hyundai I10 or similar - Automatic -

Transmission: Automatic
Seats: 4
Suitcases: 1
Doors: 5

03.N - Hyundai I20 or similar - Manual -

03.N - Hyundai I20 or similar - Manual -

Transmission: Manual
Seats: 5
Suitcases: 2
Doors: 5

04.O - Hyundai I20 or similar - Automatic -

04.O - Hyundai I20 or similar - Automatic -

Transmission: Automatic
Seats: 5
Suitcases: 2
Doors: 5

05.B - Hyundai I30 or similar - Manual -

05.B - Hyundai I30 or similar - Manual -

Transmission: Manual
Seats: 5
Suitcases: 2
Doors: 5

06.L - Hyundai I30 or similar - Automatic -

06.L - Hyundai I30 or similar - Automatic -

Transmission: Automatic
Seats: 5
Suitcases: 2
Doors: 5

07.E - Hyundai I30 station or similar - Manual -

07.E - Hyundai I30 station or similar - Manual -

Transmission: Manual
Seats: 5
Suitcases: 4
Doors: 5

10.P - Dacia Duster 4WD or similar - Manual -

10.P - Dacia Duster 4WD or similar - Manual -

Transmission: Manual
Seats: 5
Suitcases: 3
Doors: 5

11.H - Suzuki Vitara 4WD or similar - Automatic -

11.H - Suzuki Vitara 4WD or similar - Automatic -

Transmission: Automatic
Seats: 5
Suitcases: 3
Doors: 5

12.J - Kia Sorento 4WD or similar - Automatic -

12.J - Kia Sorento 4WD or similar - Automatic -

Transmission: Automatic
Seats: 5
Suitcases: 3
Doors: 5

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

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

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

14.XE - VW Transporter 2WD or similar - Manual -

14.XE - VW Transporter 2WD or similar - Manual -

Transmission: Manual
Seats: 9
Suitcases: 4
Doors: 4

15.XG - VW Transporter 4WD or similar - Manual -

15.XG - VW Transporter 4WD or similar - Manual -

Transmission: Manual
Seats: 9
Suitcases: 4
Doors: 3

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.


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 early June and due to road conditions some routes may temporarily not be passable without prior notice.

Types of car recommended: Any. During winter, usually September through May, snow and ice can be expected. Although the route of this tour is usually passable by any car type, driving conditions can occasionally become difficult and we strongly recommend 4x4 during winter.


Accommodation is according to your choice in 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 and sights 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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