Iceland - Best of the South and West

Fly -drive (November - March)

About Iceland - Best of the South and West

Summary

Explore the best of the South and West of Iceland during winter time. Visit the Hraunfossar waterfall, Snaefellsnes peninsula, Thingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal field, the south coast, and the Blue Lagoon.

 

Activity code: SD 05

Duration: 6 days/5 nights

Explore the best of the South and West of Iceland during winter time. Visit the Hraunfossar Waterfall, Snaefellsnes peninsula, Thingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal field, the south coast, and the Blue Lagoon.

 
The fly drive includes:
  • Rental car of your choice with unlimited mileage, GPS unit, CDW, WiFi and VAT for 5 days
  • Accommodation (budget/ comfort) for 5 nights with Continental breakfast
  • Map of Iceland and detailed itinerary
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes and service fee

Itinerary

  • Day One: Arrival

    Arrival at Keflavik Airport. Pick up your rental car and drive to Reykjavik for your first night’s stay in Iceland. Depending on your arrival time, we recommend that you make a stop at the famous Blue Lagoon on the way and have a swim in the geothermal warm waters.
    Driving distance approx. 50 km

    Highlights

    • Blue Lagoon
    • Reykjavik

     

  • Day Two: Snaefellsnes National Park

    From Reykjavik head to the Borgarfjörður region on your way to Snaefellsnes Peninsula which is famous for the majestic Snaefell volcano/glacier. Your day can be spent exploring numerous places of interest include the basalt pillars of Gerðuberg, Búðir with its small wooden church surrounded by a lava field, Arnarstapi, a small fishing village and Djúpalónssandur, a black sand beach. On the north of the peninsula you will drive along the shore of the Breiðafjörður Bay, passing through charming fishing villages. Overnight in Snaefellsnes Peninsula.
    Driving distance approx. 280 km

    Highlights

    • Snaefellsnes Peninsula
    • Snaefellsjokull National Park
    • Búdir
    • Arnastapi
    • Breidafjördur Bay

     

  • Day Three: Borgarfjordur and Thingvellir

    From Snaefellsnes head back to the Borgarfjörður Region to continue your exploration. You can make a stop at the Deildartunguhver hot spring (the biggest in Iceland in terms of water production per second), Reykholt, and the Hraunfossar waterfalls where the water flows out from beneath a lava field into the river below. Continue on to Thingvellir (Þingvellir) National Park, considered a geological wonder of the world. This is a highly interesting area both from the geological and historical point of view. Here you can see the effects of the tectonic plate movements which have opened cracks and fissures in the earth’s crust. Overnight in the Laugarvatn/Selfoss region.
    Driving distance approx. 230 km

    Highlights

    • Deildartunguhver
    • Reykholt
    • Hraunfossar Waterfall
    • Thingvellir National Park

  • Day Four: Seljalandsfoss and Skogarfoss waterfalls

    On your way along the south coast you will pass two spectacular waterfalls the Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss, two stops you must not miss. At Skógar you will find a folk museum showing how Icelandic people lived in days gone by. The black sand beaches of the south coast are famous and you can take a walk on them in the little village of Vík or in Reynishverfi. After Vík drive back to Selfoss for a second night.
    Driving distance approx. 200 km
     

    Highlights

    • Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss Waterfalls
    • Skógar museum
    • Dyrhólaey
    • Vík

  • Day Five: Waterfalls and hot springs

    This morning head to the Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir area; these are two of Iceland’s most famous sights. Visit the geothermal area of Geysir where the hot spring Strokkur ejects its water column high into the air every 5 – 10 minutes or so and where numerous small springs boil and bubble. Close by is Gullfoss, which many regard as Iceland’s most beautiful waterfall. Continuing to Reykjavik you pass through Selfoss and Hveragerði. You can either take some time to relax in Reykjavik or drive to the famous Blue Lagoon for a relaxing swim, if you did not stop at the Blue Lagoon on day one (approx. 120 km round trip). Overnight in Reykjavik.

    Driving distance approx. 200 km

    Highlights

    • Gullfoss Waterfall
    • Geysir
    • Blue Lagoon

     

  • Day Six: Departure

    Drive back to Keflavik airport for your flight back home. Or book an extra night in Reykjavik, the vibrant capital of Iceland!
    Driving distance approx. 50 km

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