RT13 - South Coast of Iceland and Golden Circle 5 days
Self Drive Tour

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Season: (All year)
Operates: (Daily)
Duration: (5 days / 4 nights)
By Car km/mi: (925)
Price from: (53248 ISK Price per person based on 4 adults together sharing 2 double rooms in Economy Accommodation accommodation and 01.A - Hyundai I10 or similar - Manual car type. Please use our Price Calculator or Book Now page to calculate your price.)
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The South coast is a very scenic part of Iceland and offers many astonishing sights, such as majestic waterfalls, black lava beaches and glaciers. The tour also visits the famous Golden Circle. Perfect for those who are tight on time, but would still want to experience the best of Iceland and spend couple of nights in the country side.

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival and Reykjavík City

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 some of the popular sites in Reykjavík, such as Hallgrímskirkjan Church, the new Harpa Concert Hall or the busy Laugavegur shopping street. Various fast food and a la carte restaurants are located in downtown Reykjavík.

Highlights:
Reykjavik city

Overnight:
Reykjavik city


Day 2. Ţingvellir National Park - Geysir geothermal area - Gullfoss - Volcanic crater

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 Ţingvellir 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 Ţingvellir 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 – Keriđ.

Highlights:
Keriđ Crater
Faxi Waterfall
Geysir Geothermal Area
Gullfoss Waterfall
Ţingvellir National Park

Driving Distance:
215 km

Overnight:
Hvolsvöllur area


Day 3. The South Coast - Skaftafell National Park and Jökulsárlón Glacial lagoon

Today continue east and head to Eyjafjöll disctrict, which is located at the foot of the infamous Eyjafjallajökull glacier and volcano. The volcano erupted last in 2010 paralyzing the air traffic both in Europe and America. On the way stop by two stunning waterfalls – Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. During the summer, it is possible to take a walk behing Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Near the waterfall of Skógafoss you will find a museum called Skógasafn. As you continue east make couple of detours and visit Sólheimajökull glacier, Dyrhólaey nature reserve and the spectacular black beach of Reynisdrangar, where large basalt columns seem to rise from the ocean. After visiting the charming town of Vík continue across the Mýrdalssandur floodplains and Eldraun, the largest lava field ever to flow on Earth in a historical time until you reach Kirkjubćjarklaustur village. At Kirkjubćjarklaustur see the natural monument called Kirkjugólfiđ (The Church Floor), columnar basalt, shaped and eroded by water and wind, that looks like a man made floor. Few km west from Kirkjubćjarklaustur you will find the Fjađrárgljúfur, a narrow and stunning canyon with a visit. Continue east to Skaftafell National park. Skaftafell is situated at the foot of Europe´s largest glacier – Vatnajökull and is truly a nature lover´s paradise. The elegant Svartifoss waterfall is located at the Skaftafell National Park. The park offers various hiking trails as well as guided glacier hikes are available during summer time. Next continue to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, where large icebergs that have broken off the Breiđmerkurjökull glacier float in the deep blue water of the lagoon. Fun amphibian boat cruises among the icebergs are available during summer time. Return back to Kirkjubćjarklaustur for overnight stay.

Highlights:
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Skógafoss Waterfall
Eyjafjallajökull Glacier
Vík Town
Skaftafell
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Driving Distance:
400-450 km

Overnight:
Kirkjubćjarklaustur area


Day 4. Leisurely day and back to Reykjavík

Take the same route back towards 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 you will cross the Hellisheiđi plateau, where you can visit the Hellisheiđi Geothermal Power plant and learn how the natural hot water and steam is used for generating the electricity. Return to Reykjavik and drop off the car.

Driving Distance:
260 km

Overnight:
Reykjavík 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 Reykjavík´s sites you might have missed or visit the famous Blue Lagoon.



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Season: All year
Departures: Daily
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Driving distance: 925 KM
Price from: 53248 ISK/person - Price per person based on 4 adults together sharing 2 double rooms in Economy Accommodation accommodation and 01.A - Hyundai I10 or similar - Manual car type. Please use our Price Calculator or Book Now page to calculate your price.
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