Golden Circle Self-Drive Winter

Self Drive TourIceland

BEST SELLER
From $875 USD
October 31, 2018 - April 30, 2019
5 Days / 4 Nights

Golden Circle, 5-day self-drive tour to South Iceland. Visit Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot springs and the historic site of Thingvellir National Park.

Overview

Iceland Golden Circle, a best-seller self-drive tour to Iceland's south. In only 5 days you will discover, at your own pace, the main attractions of the Golden Circle with Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir Hot Springs, the historic site of Thingvellir National Park. Explore rich natural treasures of national parks, gushing waterfalls, glaciers, volcanoes and geyser areas. Travel in the footsteps of the Viking Sagas in Borgarfjördur and surrounding area.

Operation

October 31, 2018 - April 30, 2019

Departure

Daily, October 31, 2018 - April 30, 2019

Price

  • Our Rates quoted are based on Comfort class
  • from $875 per person, based on 4 persons traveling together, 2 x double rooms, car grp.1.3
  • from $945 per person, based on 2 persons, 1 x double rooms
  • Rates based on Comfort class

Rates in USD, based on 4 persons in two double rooms. Rental car for 4 days.

Included

  • Rental car for 4 days
  • CDW, unlimited mileage, VAT, GPS system, theft protection
  • Two authorized drivers
  • Car pick-up and drop-off at Keflavik Airport
  • Accommodation for 4 nights, Comfort class
  • Breakfast buffet daily (except arrival day)
  • Emergency phone line available 24/7
  • Service fee and taxes
  • Tablet with a new travel app called Iceland Travel Companion, including:
  • Thousands of points of nature sites, historic places, and road side services
  • Safety guidelines and the apps of the Icelandic Meteorological Office and The Icelandic Road Administration
  • Detailed description of the customer's journey, including hotel itinerary and GPS road guide to each hotel
  • A map view of the Iceland road trip
  • Detailed pdf travel book about Iceland in English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and French

Not Included

  • International flights
  • Gasoline
  • Meals and beverages
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Any service not specifically listed under
  • Personal insurance / personal items
  • $25 service fee

Please note

  • Types of Car recommended: min. 1.3 must be 4WD
  • *Please note that the package price is based on 4 x 24-hour rental days starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives early on day 1 and departs late on day 5 an additional supplement will be neccessary unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 4 day rental is up and use our flybus departure transfer.
  • Our Comfort self-drive holidays allow you to spend your days exploring rural Iceland, knowing your nights will be spent in the most comfortable accommodation each area has to offer. Throughout the tour you'll stay in quality hotels and guesthouses where all rooms have private facilities. Your final night will be in a 4 star hotel in Reykjavik.
  • Tour also available as Economy class and Budget class.

Tour Options

Day 1 ARRIVAL KEFLAVIK - HVERAGERDI

Approximate distance: 100km / 62miles
Geothermal Lagoon - Flower Village - Geothermal Greenhouses

Pick up the car at the airport and start your Iceland experience. From Keflavik International Airport we recommend driving the southern coast of the Reykjanes peninsula towards your first overnight stay in the charming village of Hveragerdi. This village is one of the few sites in the world located directly on top of a geothermal area and, because of its many greenhouses heated by hot water from nearby springs, it is often called the "flower village".

Depending on your arrival time in Iceland, it may be ideal to stop and visit the renowned Blue Lagoon where you can relax in the geothermal waters. Overnight stay in Hveragerdi area.

Important: Admission to the Blue Lagoon needs to be booked in advance

Highlights: Reykjavik | The Blue Lagoon | Hallgrimskirkja | Hveragerdi

Optional: Blue Lagoon Entrance and Extras

Day 2 SOUTH COAST (B)

Approximate distance: 190km / 118miles
Thundering Waterfalls - Cliffs & Stone Arches - Black Sandy Beaches of the South Shore

Visit the majestic Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, the infamous Eyjafjallajökull glacier and the surrounding area affected by the volcanic eruption of 2010.

Dyrholaey is a rocky headland characterized by a black lava arch. Every year thousands of sea birds and puffins nest here during the summer. (Puffins are generally in Iceland between mid-May and early August). Overnight in the Vik area.

Important: Please note that Dyrholaey is closed during nesting season, from about the middle of May until late June.

Highlights: Seljalandsfoss | Eyjafjallajökull | Skogafoss |Dyrholaey

Day 3 THJORSARDALUR VALLEY - GULLFOSS - GEYSIR (B)

Approximate distance: 300km / 186miles
Colorful Valley - Hekla Volcano - The Famous Golden Falls - Exploding Geysers

Explore Thjorsardalur valley and its contrasting landscapes of birch woods, sandy lava fields, rivers and waterfalls. The impressive Hekla volcano towers over the region. This valley is also where you can visit the excavated site of a Viking age farm that had been destroyed one of Hekla's eruptions.

Continue to the amazing sites of Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir hot spring area. Overnight in the Golden Circle area.

Highlights: Thjorsardalur | Hekla | Geysir | Geysir Center | Gullfoss

Day 4 THINGVELLIR - BORGARFJÖRDUR AREA (B)

Approximate distance: 300km / 186miles
National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO) - Picturesque Fjords - Waterfalls

Visit Thingvellir National Park, site of the ancient Icelandic parliament and a jewel of nature. Here you can see the rift between the continents.

Then via either Hvalfjördur fjord or the Kaldidalur highland track (Open June - August, 4WD needed) your journey continues to the beautiful Borgarfjördur region and Reykholt, home of the 13th-century scholar Saga author Snorri Sturluson. Return to Reykjavik in the afternoon.

Highlights: Thingvellir | Barnafoss | Deildartunguhver

Day 5 REYKJAVIK DEPARTURE (B)

Approximate distance: 52 km / 32 miles
Drive back to Keflavik International Airport and even stop at Blue Lagoon as it is on your way to the airport, if you did not have time to do it on you arrival day.*

Highlights: Reykjavik

Optional: Blue Lagoon Entrance and Extras

*Please note that the package price is based on 4 x 24-hour rental days starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives early on day 1 and departs late on day 5 an additional supplement will be necessary unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 4 day rental is up and use our Flybus Plus departure transfer.

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