South Coast Iceland self-drive - 7 days land only

This self-drive tour in Southern Iceland will have you marvelling at a fantastic variety of landscapes; wild coastlines & black sand beaches. Farms surrounded by green pastures, waterfalls & hot water springs, all
the while, experiencing a seemingly endless horizon dominated by majestic Glaciers! And, the list goes on! Although your journey is in the south of Iceland, it is a great representation of the diversity of the island's natural marvels. In winter it is usually the most accessible area of the country. During the summer months, if you choose to travel in a four-wheel drive vehicle, you will be able to access the Fjallabak nature reserve which is uninhabited & wondrous.
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Price:
R42 720
DETAILS
Starting fromR42 720
Package Validity01 JUN 2018 - 30 AUG 2018
Duration8 days
DestinationIceland 
Starts inReykjavík
Ends inKeflavik

Description

- 8 days car hire including unlimited mileage, 24% VAT, CDW insurance & second driver fee
- 1 night accommodation in Reykjavík
- 5 nights accommodation in the country as per itinerary
- Breakfast daily
- Travel documentation including road maps, a detailed day-by-day road-book & travel tips.
- 24/7 phone assistance
- Visits: Reykjavík, Thingvellir, Gullfoss, Geysir, Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, Dyrholaey, Vík, Fjadrárgljúfur, Skaftafell National Park, Jökulsarlón, Höfn, Reykjanes Peninsula & Krýsuvík

** Note: This itinerary can be modified depending on your flights & accommodation **

Day 1

Keflavik - Reykjavik (approx. 50 km)

Arrival at Keflavik international airport. Rental car pick up and at 14:00, settle into your accommodation. The rest of the day is at your leisure in the Iceland´s capital; the most northern capital in the world.
Staying overnight in Reykjavík.

Day 2

Golden Circle (approx 200 km)

After breakfast, you’re off to discover Iceland’s famous Golden Circle. Your first stop will be Thingvellir to
discover the effects of the oceanic rift and the site of the oldest parliament in the world. Then you’ll continue
your drive passing through fertile farmlands to reach the famous Strokkur geyser in Geysir (the place that
originally gave the phenomenon its name). A bit further is the Gullfoss waterfall, where the Hvítá River has
created an impressive canyon.
Staying overnight in the Fludir region.

Day 3

South Coast (approx.230km)

Discover the marvels lying at the feet of the Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers. Black sand beaches and
bird cliffs on the ocean-side of the road. On the other side, innumerable waterfalls crash from cliff tops and
glacial tongues drift down from the mountains higher up. Stop at the Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls
and visit Skógar´s rustic museum.
Staying overnight in the Kirkjubæjarklaustur region.
In summer, only with the 4WD option: Cross the Fjallabak natural reserve and discover some of the country’s
most untouched landscapes, the Hekla volcano, the Eldgjá rift, and of course go for a swim in the hot springs
at Landmannalaugar, nestled amongst a mountain range turned multicoloured by geothermal activity.

Day 4

Skaftafell - Jokulsarlon - Hofn (approx. 200km)

Hike around the Skaftafell area of the Vatnajokull National Park. Many spectacular trails abound, one of which
will take you to the Svartifoss waterfall and its stunning basalt rock formations. Driving east, you’ll reach the
Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon. You may think you’re in Greenland for a minute as you take in the sight of these
icebergs that are cast off from Europe’s largest glacier and the lazy seals that sunbathe on them.
Staying overnight in the Höfn region.

Day 5

Hofn - Vik (approx. 270 km)

Continue your discovery of the area surrounding the Vatnajökull glacier, Europe's largest. Then, move on to
the verdant region of Kirkjubaejarklaustur: waterfalls, ancient lava flows left by Laki's eruption in 1783 and
covered today by a thick layer of moss. Stop at the canyon of Fjadrargljufur, a short walk from the road. Then
you'll cross through the long desert-like expanse of Mýrdalssandur.
Staying overnight in the Vík region.

Day 6

Vik - Blue Lagoon (approx. 150 km)

Return towards Keflavík by driving along the southern coast of the Reykjanes peninsula. Savage coasts and
lunar landscapes formed by numerous volcanic eruptions. Iceland's Geothermal activity manifests itself here
in many forms: the bubbling cauldrons of mud and steam at Krýsuvík as well as the thermal turquoise waters
of the Blue Lagoon. Option: End the day with a 3-hour return hike for a relaxing soak in a geothermal
stream.
Staying overnight in the Reykjanes region.
In summer, only with the 4WD option: Take a detour to drive by the surprising cliffs of Krýsuvíkurberg and the
isolated trail of Vigdísarvellir.

Day 7

Keflavik (approx. 50 km)

Continue exploring the peninsula or relax at the Blue Lagoon then return your rental car at Keflavik
International Airport in time for your flight home.