Self Drive

South Iceland Express

Take the express South Iceland road trip. This 4 day self drive tour is perfect for those who want to make the most of their stopover in Iceland!

  • Trees planted 14
  • Available all year
  • Duration 4 days / 3 nights
  • Departure Keflavík International airport
  • Distance driven Approx. 1100 km / 684 miles

What you'll experience.

This South Iceland Road Trip is a 4 day/3 night self drive tour. In this short adventure you will visit all the most popular attractions of the South coast of Iceland. Get ready for long, action filled days in the incompatible nature of Iceland!

Highlights of the South Iceland road trip include the moon-like landscape of the Reykjanes peninsula, the famous Golden circle, waterfalls and black sand beaches of the South coast, and the stunning glacier lagoon. You will also get a chance to explore Reykjavík, Iceland’s capital city.

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 3 nights with 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
  • Carbon offsetting (14 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

Map.

Itinerary.

Day 1

After your arrival at Keflavík airport, you will pick-up your rental car and start your adventure. You will start by exploring the Reykjanes peninsula before heading to the Golden circle where you will check out Þingvellir National Park, the spouting hot spring at the Geysir Geothermal area, and the majestic waterfall Gullfoss to name a few. Your accommodation for the night will be in the Hella area.

Km driven: 360

Day 2

After breakfast it's time to visit the stunning waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss.The waterfalls are very picturesque and have become a popular stop among visitors. From there you will drive onwards to Reynisfjara black sand beach to sea the basalt columns and the Reynisdrangar sea stacks just of the coast. After your stop you will head towards the town Vík and then onwards to the beautiful Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Make sure to take the day early as there are many interesting stops along the way and you have to travel a great distance! After your stop at Jökulsárlón you will head to your accommodation for the night which will be in the Skaftafell area.

Km driven: 343

Day 3

Today you will make your way to Reykjavík where you will spend your final night. If you are up for some hiking you can start your day with a walk to the beautiful Svartifoss waterfall. You can also head straight to Reykjadalur valley where you can hike to the warm geothermal river for a nice, relaxing bath under the open air. Afterwards you will drive to Reykjavík, check into your accommodation and head out to explore the city. We recommend walking to the Hallgrímskirkja church and taking a stroll through the city center and harbour area. There are also many museums in the city and a visit to the Whales of Iceland exhibition is highly recommended.

Km driven: 326

Day 4

After breakfast you will head to Keflavík International airport, return your rental car and depart from Iceland.

Km driven: 50

From
96.990 ISK
Per 2 adults

from
96.990 ISK
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