6 days / 5 nights

Car Rental Days: 5

Season: All Year

Go on a 6-day self-drive adventure along the southern part of Iceland. Explore the iconic Golden Circle, including Þingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area, and Gullfoss waterfall. Journey through South Iceland, discovering waterfalls, black sand beaches, and lava fields. Explore Vatnajökull National Park, marvelling at glaciers and the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Relax at the Blue Lagoon before concluding your journey back in Reykjavík.

Day 1: Arrival

Upon landing in Iceland, collect your rental car at the airport. Embark on your journey from the airport, traversing the otherworldly lava fields that define the Reykjanes Peninsula. This unique, volcanic landscape, adorned with moss-covered rocks and framed by distant mountains, serves as a mesmerizing gateway to Iceland's natural marvels. Your first night will be spent in Reykjavík, the country's vibrant capital.

Driving: Approx 50 km (31 miles)

Accommodation: Reykjavík.

Day 2: Golden Circle

Driving from Reykjavík around the iconic Golden Circle is an unforgettable journey through some of Iceland's most stunning natural landscapes. Your adventure begins with a scenic drive to Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site celebrated for its historical significance and geological wonders. Continue driving to the Geysir geothermal area, a place where the Earth's might is on full display through its powerful geysers and steam vents.

A stone's throw away lies the impressive Gullfoss waterfall, whose mighty waters plunge into the depths below, creating a spectacle of nature's force. Your journey continues to Flúðir, a serene spot known for its hot springs and greenhouses. The day comes full circle with a drive to Selfoss, where an overnight stay caps off a day rich in the splendour of Iceland's most revered natural wonders.

Driving: Approx 200 km (124 miles)

Accommodation: Hveragerði/Selfoss area.

Day 3: Explore South Iceland

The drive to Kirkjubæjarklaustur will take you through some of Iceland's most breathtaking landscapes, introducing you to the country's diverse natural wonders. This route promises an unforgettable exploration of Iceland's southern coast, marked by waterfalls, glaciers, and volcanic terrain. Your first main stops outside the city are the famous waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. Seljalandsfoss, known for the path that leads behind its cascading water, offers a unique perspective. Just a short drive away, Skógafoss impresses with its sheer size and the thunderous sound of falling water.

Continue to Vík í Mýrdal, Iceland's southernmost village. Renowned for its stunning black sand beaches, such as Reynisfjara, and the basalt sea stacks of Reynisdrangar, Vík offers dramatic coastal views and photo opportunities. As you proceed, you'll drive through the Eldhraun lava field, the result of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history. The vast expanse of moss-covered lava creates an otherworldly landscape that's both eerie and beautiful.

A detour to Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon is highly recommended. This ancient canyon, carved by glacial meltwater, features steep walls and a winding riverbed, offering stunning views from its rim. Your destination, Kirkjubæjarklaustur, is a small village with a big history. Known for its natural beauty and historical sites, including the Systrafoss waterfall and Kirkjugólf, the 'Church Floor,' which is a natural pavement of basalt columns, Kirkjubæjarklaustur serves as a perfect base to explore the surrounding area.

Driving: Approx 220 km (137 miles)

Accommodation: Kirkjubæjarklaustur area.

Day 4: Skaftafell & Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

This day promises an exploration of glaciers, lagoons, and black sand beaches, encapsulating the dramatic beauty of the Icelandic landscape. Your first destination is Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park, a paradise for nature lovers. The drive east will unveil stunning vistas of vast lava fields, with the mighty Vatnajökull glacier looming in the distance. In Skaftafell, hike to the majestic Svartifoss, encircled by dark basalt columns that inspired the architecture of Reykjavík's Hallgrímskirkja church. The area offers numerous trails leading to glacier tongues and panoramic views.

Further east lies Jökulsárlón, a breathtaking glacier lagoon filled with floating icebergs. The contrast of the ice against the deep blue water creates a mesmerizing scene. Visit the adjacent Diamond Beach, where ice chunks from the lagoon wash onto the black sand, glistening like jewels under the sun. After Jökulsárlón its time to head back to your accommodation in Kirkjubæjarklaustur area. If you still have time, you can continue exploring the area around Kirkjubæjarklaustur, perhaps adding something you did not have time for the day before.

Driving: Approx 250 km (155 miles)

Accommodation: Kirkjubæjarklaustur area.

Day 5: Back to Reykjavík and the Blue Lagoon

From Kirkjubæjarklaustur drive back towards Reykjavík. Your route takes you back through South Iceland's stunning scenery. Along the way, revisit or discover new wonders like the vast Eldhraun lava field, the black sands of Reynisfjara near Vík, and the towering waterfalls of Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss.

Once in Reykjavík we recommend an afternoon visit to the Blue Lagoon, located on the Reykjanes Peninsula. This world-renowned geothermal spa, known for its healing waters, silica mud masks, and stunning setting amidst black lava fields, offers a perfect retreat. Soak in the warm, mineral-rich waters and experience the ultimate relaxation. Following your visit to the Blue Lagoon, return to Reykjavík for the evening.

Driving: Approx 300 km (186 miles)

Accommodation: Reykjavík.

Day 6: Departure

Depart from your lodging in Reykjavík and make your way to Keflavík International Airport. Returning your rental car at Keflavík Airport marks the completion of your Icelandic adventure.

Driving: Approx 50 km (31 miles)


A Keflavik International Airport

B Reykjavík

C Þingvellir National Park

D Geysir Hot Spring

E Gullfoss Waterfall

F Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

G Skógafoss Waterfall

H Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach

I Kirkjubæjarklaustur

J Skaftafell

K Jökulsárlón

L Blue Lagoon

Price Example

Contact us for our detailed self-drive pricelist!

June 2024:

€1,200 per person - Two persons in double room in economy accommodation, 5 days with Toyota Aygo

€1,455 per person - Two persons in double room in comfort accommodation, 5 days with Toyota Aygo

July - August 2024:

€1,330 per person - Two persons in double room in economy accommodation, 5 days with Toyota Aygo

€1,585 per person - Two persons in double room in comfort accommodation, 5 days with Toyota Aygo

September 2024:

€885 per person - Two persons in double room in economy accommodation, 5 days with Toyota Aygo

€1,115 per person - Two persons in double room in comfort accommodation, 5 days with Toyota Aygo


  • Accommodation with private facilities and breakfast
  • Rental car including unlimited mileage, VAT, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), Super Collision Damage Waiver (SCDW), Gravel Protection (GP), Theft Protection (TP).*
  • Pickup and drop off of rental car at the airport.
  • Detailed suggested itinerary for each day. Available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German.
  • Emergency telephone service

* Please note that one day of car rental equals 24 hours. If a car is picked up at 12:00, it must be dropped off before 12:00 the following day to stay within the 24-hour period. For example, if a tour includes a 4-day rental (4x24-hours), the guest needs to adhere to this time limit. Exceeding it will incur charges for an extra day. Therefore, it is essential to specify the flight times during the booking process.

Not Included:

  • Fuel expense and parking fees
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Flights to and from Iceland
  • Anything not specifically stated in the “Included” section

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