Self Drive

Iconic Highlights of South & West Iceland

This 6 night/7 day short break will take you to all the amazing highlights of the Southern and Western parts of Iceland, including, picturesque waterfalls, majestic glaciers, and more.

  • Trees planted 16
  • Available all year
  • Duration 7 days/6 nights
  • Departure Keflavik International Airport
  • Distance driven Approx. 1225 km / 761 miles

What you'll experience.

Enjoy a self guided tour in Iceland and experience the best of South & West

Take a break and discover and explore the natural beauty of Iceland’s South and West. This 6 night/7 day road trip will take you to all the amazing highlights of the Southern and Western parts of Iceland. Highlights will include majestic glaciers, vast black sand beaches, boiling hot springs, picturesque waterfalls and many more interesting attractions. This self drive adventure is ideal for those who want to get the most out of their time in Iceland and is available all year.

Self-drive tours are the best way to experience all that Iceland has to offer. This way you are in full control of the journey, no hassle and no crowded buses!

Please note that adding optional activities may change the itinerary slightly. A detailed itinerary will be provided once booking has been confirmed.

To request a price quote for this tour, please fill out the request form, and we will send you a price quote based on your preferences.

Don’t want to drive yourself? Check out our selection of guided multi-day tours here.

Rental car selection.

Here below you can see our selection of rental cars for this tour. Please select one of these options in the request form. If you are planning on driving in Iceland during winter, between September and May, we highly recommend choosing a 4×4 vehicle for your safety and to make your vacation more enjoyable. The weather in Iceland can change suddenly and you could encounter snow or sleet. Some roads are also not accessible for smaller vehicles but can be reached on 4×4´s.

To ensure your safety on our self-drive tours in Iceland, we only provide 4WD cars from 1st of October through March, due to possible snow, sleed, and other hazardus road conditions.

Included in rental rate

  • Unlimited mileage
  • CDW (Collision damage waiver)
  • SCDW (Super Collision damage waiver)
  • GP (Gravel protection, includes damages
to windscreens, headlights and the car)
  • TP (Theft protection)
  • Vat 24%

Not included in rental rate

but can be added in booking process:
  • Extra driver

    ISK 600 per day

  • GPS navigation system (some cars have free GPS systems on board)

    ISK 1.400 per day

  • SAAP (Sand and Ash Insurance. Recommended for those travelling the south coast)

    ISK 1.500 per day

  • Booster seat (8-12 year old)

    Free of charge

  • Baby seat (0-13 kg.)

    ISK 4.000 per rental

  • Baby seat (9-18 kg.)

    ISK 4.000 per rental

  • Child seat (15-36 kg)

    ISK 4.000 per rental

Accommodations.

You can choose from three main categories of accommodations in the booking request process, budget, comfort, and quality. Breakfast is included in all categories.

Budget

This includes rooms in guesthouses and hostels, with shared facilities (bathroom, showers, etc.).

Breakfast is included.

Comfort

This includes rooms with private bathroom and shower, in hotels and guesthouses.

Breakfast is included.

Quality

This includes rooms with private bathroom and shower, in 3 — 4 star hotels or the best available in the area.

Breakfast is included.

Included in final tour price.

Included

  • Accommodation for 6 nights with breakfast
  • Rental car of your choice for 7 days including CDW, PAI, TP and VAT 24%
  • Detailed personal itinerary
  • Carbon offseting (16 trees planted)
  • Taxes and service fees
  • Personal and professional service

Not included

  • Flight to/from Iceland
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Gasoline/petrol and tunnel fees
  • Meals and drinks beside breakfast
  • Entrance fees unless otherwise stated
  • Optional activities listed in booking request process

Map.

Itinerary.

Day 1

After your arrival at Keflavík airport, you will pick-up your rental car and head towards Reykjavík where you will spend your first night. Km driven: 50

Day 2

The amazing natural beauty of the Snæfellsnes peninsula awaits - You will start your day by driving to Borganes, a small town located in the Borgarfjörður fjord. From there you will drive through the lava fields of Eldborgarhraun where you can take a short hike up to the Eldborg crater. You will then proceed to drive along the south coast of the peninsula to Arnarstapi and Hellnar where you can add an optional caving expedition to Vatnshellir cave. After a refreshing stop there you will enter the Snæfellsnes National Park and drive under the Snæfellsjökull glacier. If conditions are good and you are driving a 4x4 car, it is possible to drive up to the glacier's edge and take a walk on the ice cap. You will spend the night in the Snæfellsnes area. Km driven: 235

Day 3

You will continue your Snæfellsnes peninsula exploration. Now you will head to Stykkishólmur, a small, charming fishing town by the north coast of the peninsula. We highly recommend taking a boat ride out on the bay to observe the amazing wild life of the area. You will even get to taste freshly caught scallops and mussels right on the boat. From Stykkishólmur you will head towards Húsafell. On your way there you will make stops at the beautiful waterfalls of Hraunfossar and Barnafoss. In Húsafell you can also join an optional expedition to the man made ice cave in Langjökull glacier. You will spend the night in the Húsafell area. Km driven: 235

Day 4

Today you will make your way to the Southern part of Iceland. Drive towards Reykjavík and make a turn to Þingvellir National Park, a UNSECO World Heritage Site. There you can witness the effects of the Eurasian and North American continental drift. We highly recommend a snorkeling session in the Silfra fissure for those who are willing and able. There is nothing quite like the experience of snorkeling in the crystal clear waters between two continents. After your stay in Þingvellir you will head to the Geysir geothermal area and check out the spouting hot spring Strokkur before heading to the iconic Gullfoss waterfall. You will spend the night in the Flúðir area. If you are up for it, we recommend a trip to the Secret Lagoon near Flúðir where you can relax and rest tired bones before retiring to your accommodation. Km driven: 245

Day 5

You will now head to the South coast. Your first scheduled stop will be at Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Take the opportunity to walk behind it for a unique view and some amazing photos. You will then proceed passed the famous Eyjafjallajökull glacier to the picturesque waterfall Skógafoss before heading to the abandoned plane wreck at Sólheimasandur black sand beach. A little further east you can see the beautiful basalt columns of Reynisfjara and witness the awe-inspiring power of the North Atlantic ocean pounding on the rocks. You will spend the night in the Vík area. Km driven: 145

Day 6

You can start your day by going for an optional glacier hike at Sólheimajökull glacier before heading back towards Reykjavík. On your way to Reykjavík you can make a stop in the town of Hveragerði and go for a hike to Reykjadalur valley and bathe in the geothermal river running through it. You can also take a detour and visit the famous Blue Lagoon near Grindavík. Please note that tickets to the Blue Lagoon are very limited and we recommend booking well in advance. You will spend your final night in Reykjavík. Km driven: 185 to 265depending on itinerary choice.

Day 7

Departure from Keflavík airport and car rental return. Depending on your departure time you can explore Reykjavík a little further. Km driven: 50

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