Self Drive

Reykjavík city and Countryside road trip including Snæfellsnes

On this 6 day Reykjavík city and Countryside road trip including Snæfellsnes peninsula, you will be visiting some of Iceland’s most popular attractions during the day and relaxing in the capital city during night.

  • Trees planted 16
  • Available all year
  • Duration 6 days / 5 nights
  • Departure Keflavík airport / Reykjavík city
  • Distance driven approx. 1420 km. / 880 mi.

What you'll experience.

A 6 day Reykjavík city and Countryside road trip including Snæfellsnes peninsula!

On this 6 day Reykjavík city and Countryside road trip including Snæfellsnes peninsula, you will be visiting some of Iceland’s most popular attractions during the day and relaxing in the capital city during night.

This self-drive road trip will allow you to make the best of your days and discover all the best that Reykjavík city has to offer. Reykjavík city is a small but vibrant place. It’s filled with beautiful nature, vibrant cultural, a great music scene, amazing architecture, from old to new, and fantastic restaurants, just to name a few.

During your Reykjavík city and countryside road trip, you will visit the world famous Golden circle of Iceland. The Golden circle holds many of Iceland’s most precious attraction and historically important sites.

Next up on your Reykjavík city and countryside road trip, you will discover the wonders of the South Coast of Iceland. The South coast of Iceland is probably includes the most popular attractions in Iceland. Beautiful waterfalls, glacier ice caps, and black sand beaches, make a visit to the South coast something you should not miss.

The Borgarfjörður area will be your next road trip from Reykjavík city. The area is full of history and offers some amazing attractions.

The Snæfellsnes peninsula geopark is also known as “miniature Iceland” due to the abundance of natural attractions found there. A day trip around the peninsula is a full day of great exploration. Volcanic craters, lava fields, and dramatic sea cliffs, are amongst the many beautiful attractions you will experience.


Harpa Concert Hall
Hallgrímskrikja Church
Þingvellir National Park
Geysir Geothermal Area
Gullfoss Waterfall
Kerið Crater
Seljalandsfoss waterfall
Skógafoss Waterfall
Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
Reynisdrangar Rock Formation
Vík í Mýrdal
Snæfellsnes National Park
Snæfellsjökull glacier.
Lóndrangar basalt cliffs
Djúpalónssandur beach and Dritvík cove
Malarrif lighthouse
Kirkjufell mountain
Deildartunguhver hot springs
Reykholt historical site
Hraunfossar waterfalls
Barnafossar waterfalls
Surtshellir lava caves
And many more!

Please note

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 below, and we will send you a price quote based on your preferences.

If you want more information about the 6 day Reykjavík city and Countryside road trip including Snæfellsnes peninsula, or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can either send us a message through the contact form or via email at info@nordicgreentravel.com.

This tour is carbon offset through the forestry project Plant a Tree in Iceland

If you want to know more about Plant a Tree in Iceland, please visit the project at www.plantatreeiniceland.is

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

Rental car selection.

If you are planning on driving in Iceland during winter, between September and May, we highly recommend choosing a 4x4 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 4x4´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, slush, and other hazardous road conditions.

Included in rental rate

  • Unlimited mileage
  • CDW (Collision Damage Waver)
  • SCDW (Super Collision Damage Waver)
  • GP (Gravel Protection. Includes damages to windscreens, headlights and the car)
  • TP (Theft Protection)
  • Extra driver option (when suitable)
  • 4G WiFi with unlimited data to stay connected during your tour
  • VAT 24%

Can be added in the booking process

  • Liability waiver for carefree travelling
    Small car: ISK 3.590 per day
    Medium/Large car: ISK 4.690 per day
  • SAAP (Sand and Ash Insurance)
    Recommended for those travelling the south coast.
    Rates depend on the size of the rental car.
    ISK 1.650 per day
  • GPS navigation system
    Some cars have free GPS systems on board
    1.550 ISK per day
  • Roadside assistance waiver
    ISK 800 per day
  • Booster seat
    Free of charge
  • Baby seat
    0 - 13 kg - ISK 4.000 per rental
  • Child seat
    15 - 36 kg - ISK 4.000 per rental


You can choose from four main categories of accommodations in the booking request process, Comfort, Quality, Quality+ and Luxury. Breakfast is included in all categories.

Included in final tour price.


  • Accommodation in the selected category including breakfast
  • Rental car of your choice for 4 days including CDW, SCDW, TP, GP, Extra driver, 4G Wifi dongle with unlimited data and VAT 24%
  • Detailed personal itinerary and access to a mobile app to interact with your itinerary
  • Carbon offsetting (16 trees planted)
  • Taxes and service fees
  • Personal and professional service

    Not included

    • Flight to/from Iceland
    • Personal travel insurance
    • Gasoline/petrol, road tolls, and parking fees
    • Meals and drinks beside breakfast
    • Entrance fees unless otherwise stated


      Day 1


      Arrival at Keflavík International airport, pick up rental car and drive to Reykjavík where you will settle in at your accommodation. If you want to relax after a long flight we highly recommend visiting the Blue lagoon or Sky lagoon in Reykjavík city after your arrival.

      Km driven: 50

      Day 2


      After breakfast you will explore the famous Golden Circle of Iceland. Your first stop will be at Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Þingvellir holds a special place in the minds of the Icelandic nation as it is the birthplace of our culture and where chieftains gathered in the olden days to discuss political matters. It is also a geological wonder as the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are literally pulling it apart, creating an immense rift valley. You can even go for an optional snorkeling session between the continents. Next up is the Geysir geothermal area and the spouting hot spring Strokkur. After that you will drive to the iconic Gullfoss waterfall for some great photo opportunities. On your way to Selfoss you can stop by the volcanic crater Kerið. If you still have energy you can take a nice hike to Reykjadalur and bathe in the geothermal river that runs through the valley before heading back to Reykjavík.

      Km driven: 235

      Day 3


      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.

      Km driven: 145

      Day 4


      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.

      Km driven: 475

      Day 5


      Today you will explore the Borgarfjörður and Húsafell area. You will start the day by visiting Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in Europe. From there the road will lead you to the village of Reykholt. Reykholt is one of Iceland's most historic places. The historian, scholar and chief Snorri Sturluson settled in Reykholt in 1206 and from there weaved a dense network of power and influence all over the country – and in fact all the way to Norway. After your visit to Reykholt, you will continue onwards to Hraunfossar waterfall and Barnafossar waterfall. Surtshellir lava cave is one of Iceland largest lava caves and is open to the public. You will continue onwards to Surtshellir before returning back to Reykjavík city.

      Km driven: 235

      Day 6


      Today is your departure day. If you have a flight in the afternoon we can add a sightseeing day out around the Reykjanes peninsula to this day. You can also use the time to visit the Sky lagoon og the Blue lagoon before departing.

      Km driven: 50

      245.990 ISK
      Per 2 adults

      245.990 ISK
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