Self Drive

South Iceland and Landmannalaugar Self Drive

South Iceland holds many of the most popular attractions of Iceland. Here you will find an array of stunning waterfalls, vast black sand beaches, towering volcanoes, majestic glaciers as well as captivating glacier lagoons and much more!

  • Trees planted 16
  • Available jul, aug, sep
  • Duration 7 days / 6 nights
  • Departure Keflavík International Airport
  • Distance driven 1380 km / 858 miles

What you'll experience.

The South Iceland and Landmannalaugar self drive tour will take you to all of the most popular attractions of Iceland. Here you will find an array of stunning waterfalls and enter the amazing highlands of Iceland. The South coast offers, vast black sand beaches, towering volcanoes,  majestic glaciers, as well as captivating glacier lagoons and much more! The Landmannalaugar area is known for being one of the most beautiful places in Iceland. It offers incredible sights as well as great hiking options. This self-drive adventure will take you to all the amazing natural attractions of the South coast of Iceland and leave you wanting for more.

The South Iceland and Landmannalaugar Self Drive tour is an amazing way to explore this famous route in Iceland.

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

Adding optional activities may change the itinerary slightly. We would also like to mention that during winter, access to the highlands is very limited which may cause your itinerary to change 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.

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, SCDW, TP, GP, Extra driver, 4G Wifi dongle with unlimited data and VAT 24%
  • Detailed personal 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, tunnel and parking fees
  • Meals and drinks beside breakfast
  • Entrance fees unless otherwise stated
  • Optional activities listed in booking request process

Map.

Itinerary.

Day 1

Arrival at Keflavík International airport. Pick up your rental car at the airport and start your adventure. Head South towards the town Grindavík on the Reykjanes peninsula. Depending on your arrival time an optional visit to the Blue Lagoon is highly recommended, but please note that you have to book well in advance. You will drive along the peninsula until you reach your accommodation for the first night, which will be in Reykjavík city or the greater Selfoss area. Km driven: 110

Day 2

You will start your day with a short hike in the Reykjadalur valley where you can bathe in the warm geothermal river that runs through it. Next you will head to Þingvellir national park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the first stop in the famous Golden Circle of Iceland. There you can witness the effects of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates drifting apart. An optional snorkeling session in Silfra fissure is highly recommended. Silfra is located between the two plates so you will be swimming between two continents. Nest up is the spouting hot spring Strokkur in the Geysir area before heading to the picturesque waterfall Gullfoss. From Gullfoss you can join an exciting glacier expedition to Langjökull glacier. You will spend the night in the Golden Circle area. Km driven: 160

Day 3

After breakfast you will head back on the road and head east towards Hella area. On the way you can make a stop at the Secret lagoon for a nice geothermal bath. Before you arrive to Hella you can take a detour up to the highlands and visit Landmannalaugar geothermal area one of the most surreal sights in Iceland. You will spend the night in Hella. Km driven: 245

Day 4

After breakfast you will head to the stunning Seljalandsfoss waterfall where you can walk behind the cascading water for a unique photo opportunity. Next you will take a short drive to Skógafoss waterfall and enjoy the amazing view from the top. At Sólheimasandur black sand beach you can take a nice and easy walk to the very famous plane wreck before heading to Reynisfjara beach and marvel at the North Atlantic ocean crashing into huge basalt columns. As you continue east you will pass Mýrdalsjökull glacier where an optional glacier hike is available. You will keep heading east and drive across the desolate Mýrdalssandur desert towards your accommodation in the Kirkjubæjarklaustur area. Km driven: 160

Day 5

You will start your day by driving to the stunning Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. On your way there you can stop at Skaftafell National Park and go for a refreshing hike to Svartifoss waterfall which is surrounded by beautiful basalt columns. Once you arrive at Jökulsárlón you can go for an optional boat ride and sail in between the beautiful icebergs that have calved from the Breiðarmerkurjökull outlet glacier. You can also go for an optional glacier hike or ice climbing session on the enormous Vatnajökull ice cap. Afterwards you will proceed to Höfn, the lobster capital of Iceland, where you can have an authentic lobster dinner. You will spend the night in the Höfn area. Km driven: 205

Day 6

After breakfast you will make your way to Reykjavík where you will spend your final night. On the way you will be able to see other interesting sights or add some of the activities mentioned above. Note that it also available to return your rental car in Höfn and fly to Reykjavík for an additional fee. You can also opt to return your vehicle when you arrive in Reykjavík. Km driven: 450

Day 7

Drive to Keflavík airport, return rental car and departure. If you opted to fly or return rental car on day 5 we can arrange airport transfer for you. Km driven: 50

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