7 days / 6 nights

Car Rental Days: 6

Season: All Year

Go on a 7-day captivating exploration of Iceland's natural wonders. Journey to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, where geological diversity and mythical landscapes await, from Djúpalónssandur Beach to Kirkjufell mountain. Delve into Borgarfjörður's saga history and marvel at Deildartunguhver and Hraunfossar waterfalls. Discover the Golden Circle's treasures, including Þingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area, and Gullfoss waterfall. Along the South Shore, witness the beauty of Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, and Reynisfjara beach. Conclude your adventure with relaxation at the Blue Lagoon before bidding farewell to Iceland's enchanting landscapes.

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: Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Drive northwest from Reykjavík towards the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Drive around the Snæfellsnes Peninsula immerses you in a landscape brimming with geological diversity, mythical aura, and captivating coastal vistas. This region, often referred to as "Iceland in Miniature," distils much of the nation’s essence into one easily accessible peninsula.

Your first stop after the town of Borgarnes is Gerðuberg Basalt Columns, an impressive wall of beautifully formed hexagonal basalt columns. Then visit Ytri Tunga Beach, known for its golden sands and seals lounging on the rocks. Continue to the small coastal villages of Arnarstapi and Hellnar. Here, a scenic walking trail connects the two villages, offering stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. Don’t miss the iconic Gatklettur Arch Rock near Arnarstapi.

Driving further, you enter Snæfellsjökull National Park, dominated by the glacier capped Snæfellsjökull volcano. The park offers various hiking trails, scenic viewpoints, and access to caves like Vatnshellir, a remarkable lava tube that delves deep into the volcanic underworld. Make a stop at Djúpalónssandur, a beautiful black pebble beach surrounded by dark cliffs and dramatic sea stacks. The beach is also historically significant, once home to one of the most prolific fishing villages on the peninsula. No tour of Snæfellsnes would be complete without visiting Kirkjufell, a beautifully symmetrical mountain near Grundarfjörður, famed as one of the most photographed mountains in Iceland. Its distinct shape and the nearby Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall make it a photographer’s dream. Conclude your day in Stykkishólmur.

Driving: Approx 310 km (193 miles)

Accommodation: Stykkishólmur area.

Day 3: Borgarfjörður

Drive south from Stykkishólmur towards Borgarfjörður, an area known for its rich sagas and natural wonders. When arriving in Borgarfjörður your first destination is Reykholt. Once the home of Snorri Sturluson, a medieval historian, poet, and politician, Reykholt offers a deep dive into the saga age. Visit Snorri's pool, an early geothermal pool, and the museum dedicated to his life and works. Continue to Deildartunguhver, Europe's most powerful hot spring. The sheer volume of boiling water produced here is awe-inspiring. A short drive brings you to the unique Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls. Hraunfossar, known as the 'Lava Waterfalls,' is a stunning series of cascades emerging from beneath a lava field, creating a breathtaking view. Nearby, Barnafoss, or 'Children's Falls,' has its own tragic saga that adds a mystical aura to its rushing blue waters.

Your day concludes in Borgarnes, a coastal town with a beautiful view over the fjord. Borgarnes offers a charming small-town atmosphere with cafes, museums, and access to nearby outdoor activities like hiking and birdwatching. Immerse yourself in the rich saga history at the Settlement Centre in Borgarnes, which provides insight into Iceland's early history and the sagas that have shaped Icelandic culture.

Driving: Approx 220 km (137 miles)

Accommodation: Borgarfjörður area.

Day 4: Golden Circle

Drive south towards Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Þingvellir is a place of significant historical, cultural, and geological importance, as it was the site of the world’s oldest recorded legislative parliament (Alþingi) and lies on the rift between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Explore the walking trails, Almannagjá fissure, and Öxarárfoss waterfall. Continue your journey to the Geysir geothermal area in Haukadalur valley. Although the Great Geysir is mostly dormant, its neighbour Strokkur erupts every few minutes, shooting boiling water up to 30 meters into the air. The surrounding area is dotted with hot springs, mud pots, and fumaroles.

A short drive from Geysir brings you to Gullfoss, one of Iceland's most stunning waterfalls. Gullfoss, or 'Golden Falls,' cascades down a deep gorge, creating a spectacular display of nature's power. There are several viewpoints to appreciate the waterfall's beauty from different angles. The day ends in the bustling town of Selfoss that offers a variety of services, shops, restaurants, and accommodations, making it a convenient base for exploring nearby natural attractions.

Driving: Approx 230 km (142 miles)

Accommodation: Hveragerði/Selfoss area.

Day 5: South Shore

Driving along Iceland's south coast is an expedition through some of the most breathtaking scenery the island has to offer. Your journey begins with a visit to Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where the water cascades over a cliff into a serene pool below, allowing visitors to walk behind the falls for a unique perspective. Continuing along the coast, Skógafoss awaits with its powerful water plummeting down from a height, creating a mist that dances in the light.

Further along the coast, Dyrhólaey presents a rugged promontory with panoramic views of the ocean and coastline, including the iconic arched rock that juts into the sea. Nearby, Reynisfjara beach astonishes visitors with its black sands, towering basalt columns, and the powerful waves of the North Atlantic crashing against the shore. Drive to Vík í Mýrdal, a charming village known for its picturesque church set against a backdrop of dramatic cliffs and the endless ocean. The day ends with a drive back to Selfoss.

Driving: Approx 270 km (168 miles)

Accommodation: Hveragerði/Selfoss area.

Day 6: Back to Reykjavík and the Blue Lagoon

From Selfoss drive back towards Reykjavík. 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 170 km (106 miles)

Accommodation: Reykjavík.

Day 7: 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 Arnarstapi

D Kirkjufell

E Stykkishólmur

F Hraunfossar

G Þingvellir National Park

H Geysir Hot Spring

I Gullfoss Waterfall

J Selfoss

K Seljalandsfoss

L Skógafoss Waterfall

M Reynisfjara Black Beach

N Blue Lagoon

Price Example

Contact us for our detailed self-drive pricelist!

June 2024:

€1,440 per person - Two persons in double room in economy accommodation, 6 days with Toyota Aygo

€1,746 per person - Two persons in double room in comfort accommodation, 6 days with Toyota Aygo

July - August 2024:

€1,596 per person - Two persons in double room in economy accommodation, 6 days with Toyota Aygo

€1,902 per person - Two persons in double room in comfort accommodation, 6 days with Toyota Aygo

September 2024:

€1,062 per person - Two persons in double room in economy accommodation, 6 days with Toyota Aygo

€1,338 per person - Two persons in double room in comfort accommodation, 6 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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