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4-Day Iceland Self-Drive Tour | The Quick One

Duration: 4 Days
All Year
Flexible
Bonus Secret Stops

Would you like to tour for half a week on a fiery, glacier covered island in the North Atlantic? Here we include all the must-do activities on any Iceland holiday, along with the best sights in the Southwest.

 

You will embark on a fantastic road trip down the South Coast over the course of five days to explore a region teeming with attractions. Aside from waterfalls, geysers, glaciers, and volcanoes, there are a ton of other treasures to be discovered. You shouldn’t have to bother about planning because it’s your vacation. For this reason, we will handle all your reservations!

 

As specialists, we will arrange your reservations in interesting locations, ideal for a memorable road trip. To enhance your experience, you can easily add optional activities without any fuss. Along with exclusive insights from our experts, the schedule contains information on all the highlights along the way.

 

Ready for the best possible Icelandic experience? Then continue reading!

 

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Included

  • Rental car for 4 days (different categories available, more info below)
  • Accommodation for 3 nights (private rooms with bathroom, breakfast is included)
  • SCDW insurance and Gravel Protection for the rental car
  • Detailed travel information (Roadbook)
  • Personal travel advisor
  • Icelandic taxes

Itinerary

Day 1
Highlights
Capital Reykjavík
Good to Know

Accommodation: Reykjavík

Driving Distance: approx. 50 km

Optional Activities: Blue Lagoon

hallgrimskirkja church overlooking reykjavik iceland

Welcome to Iceland! No matter when you land, your car will be waiting for you at the airport, and it's only a short drive through the lava fields to get to Capital City.

On your way, you may want to pause and unwind in the Blue Lagoon's tranquil, turquoise waters, depending on how you feel after your flight. After checking in, you can discover Reykjavík's rich cultural heritage or sample the local cuisine by visiting one of the city's many pubs and restaurants.

Day 2
Highlights
Þingvellir National Park
Geysir & Strokkur
Gullfoss Waterfall
Kerið Crater
Good to Know

Accommodation: Golden Circle

Driving Distance: approx. 150 km

Optional Activities: Snorkeling, Snowmobiling

geysir in iceland

This is where your journey starts. It's time to depart the city and see the renowned Golden Circle, which is home to three of the most well-known attractions in the nation. In Þingvellir National Park you can stroll the fissure that divides two continents. You will also come across Europe's only geyser, Strokkur, and the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall.

There's still more to be done. Around these three main locations, common activities include exploring volcanic craters, discovering secret waterfalls, and dining at an award-winning restaurant housed inside a tomato greenhouse. It is even possible to snorkel between the American and European tectonic plates!

Day 3
Highlights
Seljalandsfoss & Skógafoss Waterfalls
Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
Vík Village
Good to Know

Accommodation: Vík

Driving Distance: approx. 160 km

Optional Activities: Glacier Hiking, ATV Tour, Snowmobiling

skogafoss under the northern lights

This morning you will travel further along the island's South Coast to see more of Iceland’s breathtaking scenery. Many of these locations could remind you of a movie or television show because this area of Iceland, with its mountains and water as a backdrop, has served as the setting for many Hollywood movies. While exploring the Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, we can let you in on one or two additional hidden locations in the region.

Along the route to Reynisfjara, the well-known black sand beach, you can stop at the base of Mýrdalsjökull to explore Sólheimajökull, one of the glacial tongues, where icebergs drift idly in the lagoon.

Day 4
Highlights
Capital Reykjavík
The South Coast & Reykjanes Peninsula
Good to Know

Driving Distance: approx. 260 km

Optional Activities: Blue Lagoon

reykjavik with esjan mountain on the backdrop

Before heading home with suitcases full of incredible memories, you will drive towards the Reykjanes Peninsula. Through a different route on the South Coast, you will discover many small Icelandic villages, beautiful sea cliffs and a strange looking geothermal area.

Depending on the departure time, this could be your final opportunity to experience the Blue Lagoon. Otherwise, you will head straight to the Keflavík International Airport, drop of your car and say goodbye Iceland while boarding your flight in comfort.

Hotel selection in the comfort category

 


In our comfort category, we book rooms with private bathroom in hotels and boutique guesthouses. Breakfast is included.


The hotels are of a good standard and offer towels, hairdryers, and free WiFi. Examples include Storm Hotel, Stracta Hotel, and Hali Country Hotel.

If you book with an odd number of travelers, we provide an extra room. E.g. 3 travelers get 2 rooms.

Hotel selection in the comfort category

Comfort (Private Bathroom)

In our comfort category, we book rooms with private bathroom in hotels and boutique guesthouses. Breakfast is included.

The hotels are of a good standard and offer towels, hairdryers, and free WiFi. Examples include Storm Hotel, Stracta Hotel, and Hali Country Hotel.

If you book with an odd number of travelers, we provide an extra room. E.g. 3 travelers get 2 rooms.

Toyota Aygo rental car in Iceland
Toyota Yaris (automatic) or similar, SCDW insurance and gravel protection are included.

Recommended for up to 3 adult travelers.

Dacia Duster rental car in Iceland

Dacia Duster (manual) or similar, SCDW insurance and gravel protection are included.

 

Recommended for up to 4 adult travelers.

 

Toyota RAV4 rental car in Iceland

Toyota RAV4 (automatic) or similar, SCDW insurance and gravel protection are included.

 

Recommended for up to 4 adult travelers.

 

Toyota Aygo rental car in Iceland

Economy 2WD

Toyota Yaris (automatic) or similar, SCDW insurance and gravel protection are included.


Recommended for up to 3 adult travelers.

Dacia Duster rental car in Iceland

Standard 4WD

Dacia Duster (manual) or similar, SCDW insurance and gravel protection are included.

 

Recommended for up to 4 adult travelers.

Toyota RAV4 rental car in Iceland

Comfort 4WD

Toyota RAV4 (automatic) or similar, SCDW insurance and gravel protection are included.

 

Recommended for up to 4 adult travelers.

Price from 76,917 ISK

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