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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 $1,425 per person

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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Included

  - Rental Car for 6 days,  pick up on arrival at Keflavík 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.
  - Iceland Road Atlas and Map
  - 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.

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).
Spend one or two nights on the island.

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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.

Standard value packages:  An accommodation in hotels, guesthouses and farmhouses around Iceland. The standard 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. Wi-Fi is available in most standard 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. Wi-Fi 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 June 1 to September 14, 2017:

 

Standard 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
01 - Toyota Yaris Auto $ 1,825 $ 1,343 $ 1,357 $ 1,162
02 - Toyota Auris Automatic or similar $ 1,900 $ 1,393 $ 1,394 $ 1,191
03 - Skoda Octavia Station Wagon 4WD Automatic $ 1,981 $ 1,447 $ 1,435 $ 1,224
04 - Toyota Rav4 4WD Automatic $ 2,161 $ 1,567 $ 1,525 $ 1,296
05 - Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4WD Automatic 5 seater $ 2,338 $ 1,685 $ 1,614 $ 1,367
07 - VW Caravelle 9 seater 4x4 $ 2,402 $ 1,727 $ 1,646 $ 1,392

 

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
01 - Toyota Yaris Auto $ 1,992 $ 1,480 $ 1,524 $ 1,310
02 - Toyota Auris Automatic or similar $ 2,067 $ 1,530 $ 1,561 $ 1,340
03 - Skoda Octavia Station Wagon 4WD Automatic $ 2,148 $ 1,584 $ 1,602 $ 1,373
04 - Toyota Rav4 4WD Automatic $ 2,328 $ 1,704 $ 1,692 $ 1,445
05 - Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4WD Automatic 5 seater $ 2,505 $ 1,822 $ 1,781 $ 1,516
07 - VW Caravelle 9 seater 4x4 $ 2,569 $ 1,864 $ 1,813 $ 1,541

 

Price for the periods May 1 to 31, 2017, September 15 to October 31 2017 and December 21, 2017 to January 5, 2018:

 

Standard 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
01 - Toyota Yaris Auto $ 1,539 $ 1,129 $ 1,127 $ 963
02 - Toyota Auris Automatic or similar $ 1,588 $ 1,162 $ 1,152 $ 983
03 - Skoda Octavia Station Wagon 4WD Automatic $ 1,638 $ 1,195 $ 1,177 $ 1,003
04 - Toyota Rav4 4WD Automatic $ 1,755 $ 1,272 $ 1,235 $ 1,050
05 - Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4WD Automatic 5 seater $ 1,868 $ 1,348 $ 1,292 $ 1,095
07 - VW Caravelle 9 seater 4x4 $ 1,910 $ 1,376 $ 1,313 $ 1,112

 

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
01 - Toyota Yaris Auto $ 1,674 $ 1,283 $ 1,262 $ 1,110
02 - Toyota Auris Automatic or similar $ 1,723 $ 1,316 $ 1,287 $ 1,130
03 - Skoda Octavia Station Wagon 4WD Automatic $ 1,773 $ 1,349 $ 1,312 $ 1,149
04 - Toyota Rav4 4WD Automatic $ 1,890 $ 1,426 $ 1,370 $ 1,196
05 - Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4WD Automatic 5 seater $ 2,003 $ 1,502 $ 1,427 $ 1,241
07 - VW Caravelle 9 seater 4x4 $ 2,045 $ 1,530 $ 1,448 $ 1,258

 

Price for the periods November 1 to December 20, 2017 and January 6 to April 30 2018:

 

Standard 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
03 - Skoda Octavia Station Wagon 4WD Automatic $ 1,467 $ 1,068 $ 1,043 $ 889
04 - Toyota Rav4 4WD Automatic $ 1,556 $ 1,127 $ 1,088 $ 924
05 - Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4WD Automatic 5 seater $ 1,648 $ 1,188 $ 1,134 $ 961
07 - VW Caravelle 9 seater 4x4 $ 1,676 $ 1,207 $ 1,148 $ 972

 

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
03 - Skoda Octavia Station Wagon 4WD Automatic $ 1,567 $ 1,154 $ 1,143 $ 980
04 - Toyota Rav4 4WD Automatic $ 1,655 $ 1,213 $ 1,187 $ 1,015
05 - Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4WD Automatic 5 seater $ 1,747 $ 1,274 $ 1,233 $ 1,052
07 - VW Caravelle 9 seater 4x4 $ 1,776 $ 1,293 $ 1,247 $ 1,063

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Views from The Splendid South of Iceland

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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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