The Western and Southern Self Drive

The Western and Southern Self Drive

On this tour you will drive to the Borgarfjordur region in Western Iceland, the Golden Circle area, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the whole South Coast, as well as many other magnificent places in Iceland. All accommodation is in very nice cottages, guesthouses or hotels, including a private bathroom, and a suitable car.

Duration: 9 nights and 9 days, All Year

Price: From $1,838 per person based on 2 people sharing

Highlights

  • The Natural Wonders of Hot springs and Waterfalls
  • The History Rich Saga Region of West Iceland
  • The Snæfellsjökull, Þingvellir and Skaftafell National Parks

This includes
  - Rental car for 9 days, pick up on arrival at Keflavík International Airport*
  - 8 nights’ accommodation in the countryside
  - 1 nights’ accommodation in Reykjavik
  - Detailed itinerary which we will help put together with you
  - Nordika Travel contact number to help you to book accommodation and excursions should you decide to change your plans whilst on holiday
  - Rental car airport fee
  - Unlimited mileage
  - Collision Damage Waiver Insurance
  - 2 authorized drivers for the whole period 
  - GPS is Free of Charge
 - All taxes, VAT and service fees
  - Information about driving in Iceland
  - The detailed Itinerary will be sent to you at least 6 weeks in advance, 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
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Day 1

Arriving in Keflavik.

Arrive early morning and pick up the car at the airport and drive to your hotel in Reykjanes area.
After early check in (if available) and resting explore the Reykjanes peninsula.
REYKJANES Peninsula is a geothermal wonder. The Blue lagoon, The Bridge over two continents, Volcanic Craters, lava fields and hot springs. Explore the Reykjanes area in the afternoon.

 

 

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Day 2 and 3

Whalefjord – Borgarfjörður - Snæfellsnes

Travel to West Iceland and spend the day in the Borgarfjörður valley, famous for its sagas of the Viking time. Here you find Deildartunguhver, Europe's most powerful hot spring. Continue to Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls. There are several museums in the area such as the Icelandic settlement museum in Borgarnes, Snorrastofa culture and history exhibition and Hvanneyri Farm Machinery Museum. Drive on to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and stay there for 2 nights. An interesting option is to take a boat trip on the Breiðafjördur Bay, where you have the possibility of seeing whales, birds and other wildlife. The islands in the bay are countless.

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Day 4

From the West to the South via the Golden Circle

Today you drive east to the ring road at the village Borgarnes and head south to the shores of Hvalfjörður (Whale Fjord) and continue inland into Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of Iceland's most fascinating places due to both its impressive geological formations and for the significant role it plays in the country's history as the original meeting site of the Icelandic parliament, the oldest existing parliament in the world.
In the afternoon you can visit hot springs, waterfalls and lava caves or put your feet up for some first class spa services. This is a good area for independent hiking. We can also arrange scuba diving and river rafting.
This is a 4 star sightseeing trip and you should allow enough time for exploring the world famous Geysir geothermal area and the Gullfoss waterfalls. River Jet and River rafting are interesting options in the Golden Circle.  Stay one night in the region.

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Day 5

South Iceland - Glaciers Volcanoes and Black Beaches

Today you will drive through the southwest of Iceland. Stop along the way to visit two of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls; Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. Here you can optionally do a guided glacier walk, take a Super Jeep tour to the Eyjafjallajökull volcanoe or Þórsmörk Valley or visit to the Vestman Islands.  Stay 2 nights in the Southern area.
Interesting activities in this area, Super Jeep tours, Glacier walk or visit to the Vestman Islands.  This is a collection of 15 islands off the southwest coast of Iceland and is home to about 5000 inhabitants and many birds and interesting sea life. The settlement of Heimaey is famous for its 1973 volcanic eruption.

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Day 6 and 7

Skaftafell National Park and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Drive east to Skaftafell National Park nestled under Europe’s largest glacier Vatnajökull in southeast Iceland. Explore the park on foot.  Visit also the Jökulsárlón, the great glacial lake (full of floating icebergs) that didn't exist before 1900 and could disappear with new seismic or volcanic action. Boat trips on the lake are dream-like with the shapes and beautiful hues of blues visible in the calved glacial ice, a photographer's paradise.  Stay 2 or 3 nights in the area.

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Day 8

Southwest Iceland

Today you will head back west along the ring road to southwest Iceland. As you continue to head west, you’ll be able to take in the amazing scenery of black lava beaches and colorful coastal villages.

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Day 9

Reykjavik City and Museums

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. You can also visit some of many museums in Reykjavik.

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Day 10

Departure and the Blue Lagoon

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. Ensuit 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: 9 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
Toyota Corolla Wagon Hybrid Automatic or similar $ 2,434 $ 1,973 $ 1,961 $ 1,717
Skoda Octavia Station Wagon 4WD Automatic or similar $ 2,581 $ 2,071 $ 2,034 $ 1,776
Toyota RAV4 4WD Automatic or similar $ 2,850 $ 2,251 $ 2,169 $ 1,897
Tesla 3 Electric Auto 4x4 or similar $ 2,946 $ 2,315 $ 2,220 $ 1,949
Toyota Proace Automatic 9 seater or similar $ 2,956 $ 2,321 $ 2,227 $ 1,954
Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Automatic 5 Seater or similar $ 3,517 $ 2,632 $ 2,515 $ 2,184
Mercedes Benz GLE - Plugin Hybrid Auto 4x4 or similar $ 3,779 $ 2,807 $ 2,646 $ 2,289
Land Rover Discovery 5 seater Auto 4x4 or similar $ 4,084 $ 3,010 $ 2,798 $ 2,411
Mercedes Benz GLS 7 seater Auto 4x4 or similar $ 5,096 $ 3,685 $ 3,304 $ 2,816

 

Quality Value Package: 9 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
Toyota Corolla Wagon Hybrid Automatic or similar $ 2,931 $ 2,329 $ 2,544 $ 2,228
Skoda Octavia Station Wagon 4WD Automatic or similar $ 3,104 $ 2,427 $ 2,643 $ 2,307
Toyota RAV4 4WD Automatic or similar $ 3,467 $ 2,632 $ 2,824 $ 2,452
Tesla 3 Electric Auto 4x4 or similar $ 3,596 $ 2,718 $ 2,889 $ 2,504
Toyota Proace Automatic 9 seater or similar $ 3,610 $ 2,727 $ 2,896 $ 2,509
Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Automatic 5 Seater or similar $ 4,185 $ 3,111 $ 3,183 $ 2,739
Mercedes Benz GLE - Plugin Hybrid Auto 4x4 or similar $ 4,448 $ 3,286 $ 3,314 $ 2,844
Land Rover Discovery 5 seater Auto 4x4 or similar $ 4,753 $ 3,489 $ 3,467 $ 2,966
Mercedes Benz GLS 7 seater Auto 4x4 or similar $ 5,765 $ 4,164 $ 3,973 $ 3,371

 

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

 

Comfort Value Package: 9 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 $ 1,904 $ 1,570 $ 1,517 $ 1,332
Toyota RAV4 4WD Automatic or similar $ 2,136 $ 1,725 $ 1,633 $ 1,425
Toyota Proace Automatic 9 seater or similar $ 2,202 $ 1,769 $ 1,666 $ 1,452
Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Automatic 5 Seater or similar $ 2,303 $ 1,836 $ 1,716 $ 1,492
Mercedes Benz GLE - Plugin Hybrid Auto 4x4 or similar $ 2,398 $ 1,900 $ 1,764 $ 1,530
Land Rover Discovery 5 seater Auto 4x4 or similar $ 2,518 $ 1,979 $ 1,824 $ 1,578
Mercedes Benz GLS 7 seater Auto 4x4 or similar $ 2,893 $ 2,230 $ 2,011 $ 1,728

 

Quality Value Package: 9 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 $ 2,219 $ 1,780 $ 1,832 $ 1,585
Toyota RAV4 4WD Automatic or similar $ 2,451 $ 1,935 $ 1,948 $ 1,678
Toyota Proace Automatic 9 seater or similar $ 2,517 $ 1,979 $ 1,981 $ 1,704
Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Automatic 5 Seater or similar $ 2,618 $ 2,046 $ 2,032 $ 1,744
Mercedes Benz GLE - Plugin Hybrid Auto 4x4 or similar $ 2,714 $ 2,110 $ 2,080 $ 1,783
Land Rover Discovery 5 seater Auto 4x4 or similar $ 2,833 $ 2,190 $ 2,139 $ 1,830
Mercedes Benz GLS 7 seater Auto 4x4 or similar $ 3,281 $ 2,440 $ 2,369 $ 2,027


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

Comfort Value Package: 9 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 $ 2,085 $ 1,657 $ 1,698 $ 1,457
Toyota RAV4 4WD Automatic or similar $ 2,316 $ 1,811 $ 1,814 $ 1,549
Toyota Proace Automatic 9 seater or similar $ 2,383 $ 1,856 $ 1,847 $ 1,576
Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Automatic 5 Seater or similar $ 2,484 $ 1,923 $ 1,897 $ 1,616
Mercedes Benz GLE - Plugin Hybrid Auto 4x4 or similar $ 2,579 $ 1,986 $ 1,945 $ 1,655
Land Rover Discovery 5 seater Auto 4x4 or similar $ 2,698 $ 2,066 $ 2,005 $ 1,702
Mercedes Benz GLS 7 seater Auto 4x4 or similar $ 3,100 $ 2,316 $ 2,192 $ 1,855
Quality Value Package: 9 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 $ 2,377 $ 1,994 $ 1,990 $ 1,776
Toyota RAV4 4WD Automatic or similar $ 2,609 $ 2,148 $ 2,106 $ 1,877
Toyota Proace Automatic 9 seater or similar $ 2,675 $ 2,193 $ 2,139 $ 1,912
Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD Automatic 5 Seater or similar $ 2,776 $ 2,260 $ 2,189 $ 1,967
Mercedes Benz GLE - Plugin Hybrid Auto 4x4 or similar $ 2,871 $ 2,324 $ 2,248 $ 2,018
Land Rover Discovery 5 seater Auto 4x4 or similar $ 2,991 $ 2,403 $ 2,328 $ 2,082
Mercedes Benz GLS 7 seater Auto 4x4 or similar $ 3,493 $ 2,696 $ 2,581 $ 2,285

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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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 Western and Southern Self Drive

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  • arnardrangur_pjp_litil.jpg
  • jökulsárlón.jpg
  • Harpa1.jpg
  • Gullfoss rainbow.jpg
  • kirkjufell1.jpg
  • fromSnaefellsnes1.jpg
  • Hraunfossar.jpg
  • homeofbirds.jpg
  • ReykjavikTownHouse_AG.JPG
  • kirkjufellsfoss.jpg
  • Strokkur Geysir 1.jpg
  • Snaefellsjokull.jpg
  • Thingvellir AG4.JPG

Highlights

  • The Natural Wonders of Hot springs and Waterfalls
  • The History Rich Saga Region of West Iceland
  • The Snæfellsjökull, Þingvellir and Skaftafell National Parks

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