RT14 - Golden Circle, South Shore and Northern Lights 5 days
Self Drive Tour

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Season: (SEP 15 to MAR 25)
Operates: (Daily)
Duration: (5 days / 4 nights)
By Car km/mi: (510)
Price from: (54810 ISK Price per person based on 4 adults together sharing 2 double rooms in Economy Accommodation accommodation and J - Dacia Duster 4x4 or similar - Manual car type. Please use our Price Calculator or Book Now page to calculate your price.)
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Perfect self drive tour for those who don´t have much time but would like to enjoy as much as possible of Iceland. See the famous Golden Circle and the scenic South Coast of Iceland and head out for hunt of northern lights in evenings. Two nights in country side increases your chances of seeing the majestic Aurora Borealis.

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival - Reykjavík City and Northern Lights Center

Following your arrival is a comfortable bus transfer from the airport to your accommodation in Reykjavík. The transfer buses have Wi-Fi connection on board. Enjoy the rest of the day in Reykjavík. The capital of Iceland has great variety of things to do and see. Visit the Northern Lights Center where you will learn more about this nature phenomenon.

Highlights:
Reykjavik city

Overnight:
Reykjavik city


Day 2. Þingvellir National Park - Geysers - Gullfoss - Northern Lights hunt

Pick up your car in the morning and begin your day with the famous Golden Circle route, where some of the most precious gems of Iceland can be found. First you visit the Þingvellir National Park, which is an UNESCO world heritage site and is full of history and natural beauty. This is the place where the Icelandic Parliament was established in 930. The Mid-Atlantic ridge runs through the national park and forms an impressive rift valley. From Þingvellir continue to Geysir geothermal area where you explore hot springs and geysers. The most powerful, active geyser – Strokkur erupts every 8 minutes or so with such a force that the boiling water jets up to 20 meters into the air. Just a little further from the geothermal area you will find the majestic Gullfoss, also known as the Golden Waterfall – one of Iceland´s most impressive waterfalls. Before heading to your lodging for the night visit the picturesque waterfall Faxi and the impressive volcanic crater – Kerið. In the evening check out the northern lights forecast and if it looks good, head out for the hunt of the mysterious lights.

Highlights:
Kerið Crater
Faxi Waterfall
Geysir Geothermal Area
Gullfoss Waterfall
Þingvellir National Park

Driving Distance:
210 kilometers

Overnight:
Hvolsvöllur area


Day 3. The South Coast and search for the Northern Lights

Today, continue east towards the infamous Eyjafjallajökull glacier and volcano that last erupted in 2010 and stopped the air traffic in Europe and America. At the foot of the glacier you will find two stunning waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. If there is no snow or ice, it is possible to walk behind the Seljalandfoss waterfall, but be careful. By Skógafoss waterfall you´ll find museum called Skógasafn. Continue east visit the glacier tongue Sólheimajökull, which is part of the large Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Before you reach the charming town of Vík visit the black lava beach and basalt columns at Reynisdrangar. Overnight stay in the southernmost town in the country, Vík. In the evening if the weather conditions allow, head out once again in search for the northern lights.

Highlights:
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Skógafoss Waterfall
Eyjafjallajökull Glacier
Vík Town

Optional Extra:
Glacier Walk
Snowmobiling on Mýrdalsjökull Glacier

Driving Distance:
110 kilometers

Overnight:
Vík area


Day 4. Leisurely day and Back to Reykjavík and Blue Lagoon

Make Vík the turnaround point for you and head back to Reykjavík. If there are any sights you might want to revisit or maybe some sights that you didn´t visit on the way out, this is the perfect chance to visit them. On the way back before you cross the Hellisheiði plateau, visit the town of Hveragerði. We also recommend you to visit the Hellisheiði Geothermal Power plant and learn how the natural hot water and steam is used for generating the electricity. Continue to Reykjavik and if you are interested visit the Blue Lagoon before returning the car in Reykjavik.

Driving Distance:
190 kilometers

Overnight:
Reykjavik City


Day 5. Departure

Transfer from your accommodation to the airport by comfortable Wi-Fi connected bus. If you have an afternoon flight, you will have time to visit any of the Reykjavik’s sites you might have missed.



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Season: SEP 15 to MAR 25
Departures: Daily
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Driving distance: 510 KM
Price from: 54810 ISK/person - Price per person based on 4 adults together sharing 2 double rooms in Economy Accommodation accommodation and J - Dacia Duster 4x4 or similar - Manual car type. Please use our Price Calculator or Book Now page to calculate your price.
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