The Splendid South of Iceland

The Splendid South of Iceland

This trip will cover the most spectacular sights of South of Iceland and will cover many sights without the need to drive too much. The accommodation is in nice 3 star country guesthouses, bed and breakfast style. The trip is based on a rental car with a pick up and drop off from Keflavik International Airport. This tour is suitable all year.

Duration: 6 Nights, All Year

Price: From $1,310 per person based on 2 people sharing

Highlights

  • A lot to see and less to drive
  • The most famous places along the South Coast
  • Sea Bird Colonies, with Puffins, Guillemots, Cormorants, Kitti-wakes, and many more

Included

  - Rental Car for 6 days,  pick up on arrival at Keflavik International Airport*
  - 1 Nights accommodation in the Reykjavik area in a quality  hotel, including private bathroom and breakfast.
  - 5 Nights accommodation in the countryside in a quality  hotel, including private bathroom and breakfast.
  - Detailed itinerary which we will help put together with you
  - Our expert assistance in planning the vacation, and during your trip.
  - Rental car airport fee
  - Unlimited mileage
  - Collision Damage Waiver Insurance
  - 2 authorized drivers for the whole period
  - GPS is Free of Charge
  - Easy car return at the airport on the day of departure
  - All taxes, VAT and service fees
  - Information about driving in Iceland
  - The detailed Itinerary will be sent to you several weeks before your departure, so you can study it and prepare your trip before your departure. You can also
     download it to your iPhone/smart phone or tablet to have with you on your trip.


Not included

  - Flights to and from Iceland
  - Travel Insurance
  - Car rental for an extra day, if necessary

*Please note that the package price is based on 24 hour rental days starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives early on day 1 and departs late on departure day, an extra rental day is available. You can also choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the car rental ends and use Flybus Plus or private departure transfer.

Package Map

This trip will cover the most spectacular sights in South of Iceland and be very interesting without the need to drive too much. The trip is based on a rental car, with pick up and drop off from Keflavik International Airport.

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Day 1

The Golden Circle

Arrive at Keflavik airport. Pick up the rental car at the Airport.
Drive to Þingvellir National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site. It offers numerous hiking trails; many are ideal for short and leisurely walks. Þingvellir is the cradle of the nation's history and independence. Þingvellir is also a site of exceptional geological interest and the ravine edge is the perfect spot for an overview of the tectonic forces that have shaped the landscape where the oldest parliament in the world was located. From there continue to Geysir and visit Geysisstofa. There is an interesting multimedia show, where you can experience earthquakes and learn about volcanoes and volcanic activity.   You also stop by the magnificent Gullfoss waterfalls.
Accommodation in the area.

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Day 2

The Westman Islands

Drive from your hotel in the morning to the Landeyjahofn Harbor for a ferry (subject to weather conditions) over to the Westman Islands.  The Westman Islands are a group of 15-18 islands,  located off the mainland’s south coast. The islands were formed by submarine volcanic eruptions along a 30-km long fissure lying southwest to northeast. The largest island is Heimaey, 13.4 km2. Most of the islands have steep sea cliffs, and are well vegetated. Bird hunting and egg collecting are traditional to the islanders’ culture.  You stay one or two nights on Heimaey, and explore the island, which was struck by an erution in 1973, where all the inhabitants of the town had to evacuate to the mainland.  There are boat tours from the island for whale watching and sea angling, and you can watch the Sea Bird Colonies, with Puffins, Guillemots, Cormorants, Kittiwakes, and many more (summer season).
Option is to spend one or two nights on the island, but a day tour is a good option.

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Day 3

The South Coast, Volcanoes and Black Beaches

Take the ferry back to the mainland. Drive through a landscape formed by glaciers and the many eruptions of the nearby volcanoes. You might visit the Eyjafjallajökull Visitor Centre where you will learn how it was for the habitants in the area when the Volcano was erupting in 2010.  There are many hiking opportunities in the area.   Drive along the south coast and walk behind the waterfall Seljalandsfoss. The folk museum at Skógar and the nearby waterfall Skógafoss make a fascinating stop.
Visit the puffins (summer) at Cape Dyrhólaey and stroll along the endless black sand beaches in Reynishverfi.
Drive to the picturesque village of Vík, and visit Seljavellir to enjoy one of the most remote outdoor swimming pools in Iceland, surrounded by high cliffs and the glacier Mýrdalsjökull.
Accommodation in the Area

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Day 4 and 5

Skaftafell National Park and The Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Visit the amazing Skaftafell National Park nestled between glaciers offering many hiking possibilities. Continue to the shimmering icebergs of Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. You can take an optional boat tour (summer) on the lake.  Seals are often spotted around the lake, and going to the beach to watch the icebergs being thrown around by the waves is mesmerizing.
Stay one or two nights in the area.

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Day 6

Coastal Villlages to Reykjavík

Drive back west along the South Coast, and stop by the charming fishing village of Stokkseyri and Eyrarbakki, and from there to Nesjavellir, where an immensely powerful geothermal station is operated and it is fantastic to see the strokes from hot water coming from the ground high in the air.  Drive to the Capital, Reykjavík, where you stay the last night.  Reykjavik is an exciting modern city with lots to see and do or if you want to relax visit one of the many spas and swimming pools. Take a swim in one of the great outdoor swimming pools.

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Day 7

Departure

If you leave in the afternoon you can spend the morning in Reykjavik or leave early and stop by the Blue lagoon on your way to the airport.

REYKJAVÍK is the northern most capital city in the world. Lined with colorful, corrugated steel buildings, the streets in the downtown area are very pedestrian-friendly and full of fascinating museums, quaint shops, and cozy cafes.  Spend the morning exploring the city at your leisure and then head back to Keflavík airport.

You can also stop by Bláa Lónið, the Blue Lagoon, for a refreshing swim before your flight.

Daily Departures.

Comfort value packages:  An accommodation in hotels, guesthouses and farmhouses around Iceland. The comfort accommodation room is ideal for a brief stay of up to a few days. Double rooms contain two twin beds, or one queen size bed. There is a fully equipped en suite bathroom. All hotels are equipped with central heating and television. Normally no room service is provided. WiFi is available in most comfort accommodations.
Quality value packages: An accommodation in 3 or 4 star like hotels or special guesthouses. The Beds can be two twin beds or one Queen or King. En-suite full bathrooms normally contain hairdryers, toiletries and towels. Bathrooms are fully equipped, either with a shower or a bathtub. WiFi internet is available in all hotels free of charge. Quality accommodation offers restaurant on site.  Possibility to upgrade to superior or deluxe rooms, when available.

 

Price for the period from June 1 to September 30: 

Comfort Value Package: 6 nights
Price per person
Car Type (or similar cars)
2 pers. Double Room 3 pers. Triple Room 4 pers.
2 Double Rooms
5 pers. Double and Triple
Skoda Octavia Station Wagon 4WD Automatic or similar $ 1,845 $ 1,568 $ 1,586 $ 1,471
Mitsubishi Outlander 4WD Automatic Plugin/Hybrid or similar $ 1,950 $ 1,638 $ 1,638 $ 1,513
Kia Sportage 4WD Automatic or similar $ 2,028 $ 1,690 $ 1,677 $ 1,544
Tesla 3 Electric Auto 4x4 or similar $ 2,081 $ 1,725 $ 1,704 $ 1,566
Mercedes Benz E-220 Auto or similar $ 2,272 $ 1,846 $ 1,785 $ 1,627
Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Automatic 5 seater or similar $ 2,373 $ 1,920 $ 1,850 $ 1,682
Mercedes Benz GLE - Plugin Hybrid Auto 4x4 or similar $ 2,505 $ 2,008 $ 1,916 $ 1,735
Audi Q7 Auto 4x4 or similar $ 2,591 $ 2,059 $ 1,945 $ 1,755
Land Rover Discovery 7 seater Auto 4x4 or similar $ 2,667 $ 2,116 $ 1,997 $ 1,800
Mercedes Benz GLS 7 seater Auto 4x4 or similar $ 3,191 $ 2,465 $ 2,259 $ 2,010

 

Quality Value Package: 6 nights
Price per person
Car Type (or similar cars)
2 pers. Double Room 3 pers. Triple Room 4 pers.
2 Double Rooms
5 pers. Double and Triple
Skoda Octavia Station Wagon 4WD Automatic or similar $ 2,166 $ 1,798 $ 1,907 $ 1,738
Mitsubishi Outlander 4WD Automatic Plugin/Hybrid or similar $ 2,271 $ 1,868 $ 1,959 $ 1,780
Kia Sportage 4WD Automatic or similar $ 2,349 $ 1,920 $ 1,998 $ 1,811
Tesla 3 Electric Auto 4x4 or similar $ 2,402 $ 1,955 $ 2,025 $ 1,832
Mercedes Benz E-220 Auto or similar $ 2,581 $ 2,068 $ 2,094 $ 1,884
Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Automatic 5 seater or similar $ 2,694 $ 2,150 $ 2,171 $ 1,949
Mercedes Benz GLE - Plugin Hybrid Auto 4x4 or similar $ 2,826 $ 2,238 $ 2,237 $ 2,002
Audi Q7 Auto 4x4 or similar $ 2,900 $ 2,281 $ 2,254 $ 2,012
Land Rover Discovery 7 seater Auto 4x4 or similar $ 2,988 $ 2,346 $ 2,318 $ 2,066
Mercedes Benz GLS 7 seater Auto 4x4 or similar $ 3,512 $ 2,695 $ 2,580 $ 2,276

 

Price for the periods Jan 3 to Apr 30 and Nov 1 to Dec 22:

 

Comfort Value Package: 6 nights
Price per person
Car Type (or similar cars)
2 pers. Double Room 3 pers. Triple Room 4 pers.
2 Double Rooms
5 pers. Double and Triple
Tesla 3 Electric Auto 4x4 or similar $ 1,557 $ 1,344 $ 1,326 $ 1,244
Toyota Proace Automatic 9 seater or similar $ 1,558 $ 1,345 $ 1,327 $ 1,245
Mercedes Benz E-220 Auto or similar $ 1,571 $ 1,347 $ 1,315 $ 1,232
Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Automatic 33" Mountain Safari or similar $ 1,620 $ 1,386 $ 1,357 $ 1,269
Mercedes Benz GLE - Plugin Hybrid Auto 4x4 or similar $ 1,704 $ 1,442 $ 1,399 $ 1,303
Audi Q7 Auto 4x4 or similar $ 1,732 $ 1,455 $ 1,396 $ 1,296
Land Rover Discovery 7 seater Auto 4x4 or similar $ 1,785 $ 1,496 $ 1,440 $ 1,335
Mercedes Benz GLS 7 seater Auto 4x4 or similar $ 2,047 $ 1,670 $ 1,571 $ 1,440

 

Quality Value Package: 6 nights
Price per person
Car Type (or similar cars)
2 pers. Double Room 3 pers. Triple Room 4 pers.
2 Double Rooms
5 pers. Double and Triple
Mercedes Benz E-220 Auto or similar $ 1,760 $ 1,471 $ 1,504 $ 1,382
Tesla 3 Electric Auto 4x4 or similar $ 1,761 $ 1,480 $ 1,530 $ 1,408
Toyota Proace Automatic 9 seater or similar $ 1,762 $ 1,481 $ 1,531 $ 1,408
Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Automatic 33" Mountain Safari or similar $ 1,824 $ 1,522 $ 1,561 $ 1,433
Mercedes Benz GLE - Plugin Hybrid Auto 4x4 or similar $ 1,908 $ 1,578 $ 1,603 $ 1,466
Audi Q7 Auto 4x4 or similar $ 1,921 $ 1,579 $ 1,585 $ 1,446
Land Rover Discovery 7 seater Auto 4x4 or similar $ 1,989 $ 1,632 $ 1,644 $ 1,499
Mercedes Benz GLS 7 seater Auto 4x4 or similar $ 2,251 $ 1,806 $ 1,775 $ 1,603

 

Price for the periods May 1 to 31, October 1 to 31 and Dec 23 to Jan 2:

 

Comfort Value Package: 6 nights
Price per person
Car Type (or similar cars)
2 pers. Double Room 3 pers. Triple Room 4 pers.
2 Double Rooms
5 pers. Double and Triple
Tesla 3 Electric Auto 4x4 or similar $ 1,674 $ 1,400 $ 1,443 $ 1,325
Toyota Proace Automatic 9 seater or similar $ 1,675 $ 1,401 $ 1,444 $ 1,325
Mercedes Benz E-220 Auto or similar $ 1,679 $ 1,399 $ 1,423 $ 1,306
Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Automatic 33" Mountain Safari or similar $ 1,737 $ 1,442 $ 1,474 $ 1,350
Mercedes Benz GLE - Plugin Hybrid Auto 4x4 or similar $ 1,821 $ 1,498 $ 1,516 $ 1,383
Audi Q7 Auto 4x4 or similar $ 1,840 $ 1,507 $ 1,504 $ 1,371
Land Rover Discovery 7 seater Auto 4x4 or similar $ 1,902 $ 1,552 $ 1,557 $ 1,416
Mercedes Benz GLS 7 seater Auto 4x4 or similar $ 2,164 $ 1,726 $ 1,688 $ 1,521

 

Quality Value Package: 6 nights
Price per person
Car Type (or similar cars)
2 pers. Double Room 3 pers. Triple Room 4 pers.
2 Double Rooms
5 pers. Double and Triple
Mercedes Benz E-220 Auto or similar $ 1,856 $ 1,599 $ 1,600 $ 1,497
Tesla 3 Electric Auto 4x4 or similar $ 1,863 $ 1,618 $ 1,632 $ 1,531
Toyota Proace Automatic 9 seater or similar $ 1,864 $ 1,619 $ 1,633 $ 1,532
Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Automatic 33" Mountain Safari or similar $ 1,926 $ 1,660 $ 1,663 $ 1,556
Mercedes Benz GLE - Plugin Hybrid Auto 4x4 or similar $ 2,010 $ 1,716 $ 1,705 $ 1,590
Audi Q7 Auto 4x4 or similar $ 2,017 $ 1,707 $ 1,681 $ 1,562
Land Rover Discovery 7 seater Auto 4x4 or similar $ 2,091 $ 1,770 $ 1,746 $ 1,622
Mercedes Benz GLS 7 seater Auto 4x4 or similar $ 2,353 $ 1,944 $ 1,877 $ 1,727

Rental cars for your road trip

Toyota Corolla Wagon

The Corolla W/G (Wagon) is synonymous with reliability. It has good space and comfort, suitable for a 3/4 persons, with good room for luggage.

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Toyota RAV4 4WD Automatic

The RAV4 is a luxurious 4x4 which will take you further. But also available as 2wd. There is plenty of space and all passengers ride in comfort.  The RAV4 is ideal for Icelandic country roads, with the stability of the 4x4 drive.

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Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Automatic

The Land Cruiser is the top of the line 4x4 Jeep/SUV. There is plenty of space, comfort and luxury and this car will take you almost anywhere in style.  This is a car that will take you to most of the places you want to visit in Iceland.

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Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Mountain Safari

This is a Landcruiser LX model that has been adapted to driving in rough terrain in the interior of Iceland. It has 33" tires and an air outlet on top of the car, making it suitable for passing rivers. The ground clearance is also higher than the normal Land Cruiser models.

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Toyota Proace Automatic 9 seater

Launched in 1994, the Proace Verso is a light commercial van. The Proace Verso is the perfect 9 seater minivan for a group of travelers with plenty of luggage. Proace makes it possible for up to 9 persons to travel together in comfort.

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Tesla 3 Electric Auto 4x4

The Tesla is an electric car that has become quite popular in Iceland. It is a chick car, and you will need to be comfortable with the iPad looking high tech dashboard, where you have access to everything online.

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Mercedes Benz GLE - Plugin Hybrid Auto 4x4

This is a luxury SUV, spacious, agile and aerodynamic. It has an elegant cabin and a first-in-class tech in finely tailored style.

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Audi Q7 Auto 4x4

With standard quattro all-wheel-drive and seating for 5, the Audi Q7 sets the standard in the luxury SUV segment with impressive driving dynamics, benchmark connectivity, and advanced driver assistance technologies.

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Land Rover Discovery 5 seater Auto 4x4

With five-passenger seating options this versatile SUV utilizes the latest connectivity technologies, innovative storage solutions, and on-/off-road capability to shuttle drivers and their passengers to and from their commitments in the utmost comfort.

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Mercedes Benz GLS 7 seater Auto 4x4

This is a full-size luxury SUV produced by Mercedes-Benz since 2006. According to Mercedes-Benz, it is the SUV equivalent of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class

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Hotel types for your road trip

Comfort Hotels

This is an accommodation in hotels, guesthouses and farmhouses around Iceland. The comfort accommodation room is ideal for a brief stay of up to a few days. Double rooms contain two twin beds, or one queen size bed. There is a fully equipped en suite bathroom. All hotels are equipped with central heating and television. Normally no room service is provided. WiFi is available in most comfort accommodations.

Quality Hotels

These are our best vacation deals. An accommodation in 3 or 4 star like hotels or special guesthouses. The Beds can be two twin beds or one Queen or King. En-suite full bathrooms normally contain hairdryers, toiletries and towels. Bathrooms are fully equipped, either with a shower or a bathtub. WiFi internet is available in all hotels free of charge. Quality accommodation offers restaurant on site.

Superior Hotels

These are 4 star hotels (or upgrade to superior rooms or suits in 3 star hotels where 4 star is not available. Our choice of superior hotels around the country include, small boutique hotels and hotels with special atmosphere. All superior hotels have good restaurants and bars. Many offer their own spa facilities. Our superior hotels in the countryside are small and include elevators, bar service and restaurants or a nearby restaurant.

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Views from The Splendid South of Iceland

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  • by-dyrholaey.jpg
  • a-view-to-the-reynisdrangar-sea-stacks.jpg
  • Eyjafjallajokull Richard.jpg
  • geysir-geothermal-pool.jpg
  • Puffin 1.JPG
  • the-tectonic-fissure-at-thingvellir.jpg
  • the-crater-kerid.jpg
  • Westman Islands.jpg
  • Reynisdrangar
  • Reynisfjara
  • Gullfoss rainbow.jpg
  • Strokkur Geysir 1.jpg

Highlights

  • A lot to see and less to drive
  • The most famous places along the South Coast
  • Sea Bird Colonies, with Puffins, Guillemots, Cormorants, Kitti-wakes, and many more

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