RT08 - South Iceland, Skaftafell and the Glacier Lagoon 7 days
Self Drive Tour

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Duration: (7 days / 6 nights)
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Price from: (75081 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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This 7 days tour visits all the same sites as tours RT07 and RT06 with one additional destination. This destination is Höfn town known for it´s delicious lobster where we recommend a lobster dinner. This is a leisurely tour where you have some flexibility with one day free to explore on your own or take part in a full day activity tour.

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival - Reykjavik City

You will transfer from the airport to your accommodation in Reykjavik in a comfortable Wi-Fi connected bus. Enjoy the rest of the day in Reykjavik, which offers a great variety of things to do. See iconic buildings including the Perlan (the Pearl), the Alţingishúsiđ (where the Icelandic parliament is housed), and Hallgrímskirkja Church. If you don't have time to shop on Laugarvegur Street, don't worry; you can do that when you return from your adventure.

Highlights:
Reykjavik city

Overnight:
Reykjavik city


Day 2. Ţingvellir National Park – Geysers and the Golden Waterfall

Pick up the car in the morning and embark on your adventure. First up is the historical Ţingvellir National Park. The Mid-Atlantic ridge runs right through Ţingvellir forming an impressive rift valley where Iceland is drifting apart at the rate of 2 cm per year. Ţingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is where the Icelandic Parliament was established in 930. Ţingvellir is hauntingly beautiful despite its rugged lunar-like landscapes.
Next, continue your journey to the geyser area with its numerous hot springs. Strokkur Geyser erupts every 8 minutes in a magnificent display of nature's power as boiling hot water shoots 15 to 20 meters in the air.
Continue your adventure and visit Gullfoss (the Golden Waterfall), one of Iceland´s most impressive waterfalls and without a doubt the one that attracts the most visitors. On a sunny day the mist from Gullfoss waterfall forms several magical rainbows for your photographic pleasure.
Continue to town of Selfoss and make a stop at Keriđ Crater, which is 170 metres wide and 55 metres deep.

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

Driving Distance:
250 km

Overnight:
Selfoss area


Day 3. The Scenic South Coast – Stunning Waterfalls and Black Beaches

After breakfast, continue your road trip along Iceland’s scenic South Coast. Stop by the beautiful Seljalandsfoss Waterfall and, for an exciting new perspective, take a walk behind the waterfall to see the water crash over the cliff’s edge above you. A little further, the powerful Skógafoss Waterfall plunges 60 meters, creating a spectacular splash.
Visit the black beach of Reynisfjara, where huge basalt columns seem to rise from the ocean to meet the sky, and the Dyrhólaey Nature Reserve. Stop at the charming town of Vík before continuing over the floodplains to the town of Kirkjubćjarklaustur. Be sure to see Kirkjugólfiđ (the Church Floor) where basalt columns have been eroded and shaped by wind and water to look like man-made tiles. Stop to take a look at the impressive Fjađrárgljúfur Canyon just west of Kirkjubćjarklaustur.

Highlights:
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Skógafoss Waterfall
Reynisfjara Beach
Dyrhólaey Nature Reserve
Kirkjubćjarklaustur Town
Kirkjugólf - The Church Floor
Fjađrárgljúfur Canyon

Optional Extra:
Glacier Walk
Snowmobiling on Mýrdalsjökull Glacier

Driving Distance:
250 km

Overnight:
Kirkjubćjarklaustur area


Day 4. The Scenic South Coast and Skaftafell National Park

Continue your journey to the natural paradise of Skaftafell National Park situated at the root of Europe’s largest glacier (Vatnajökull) and truly a national treasure. There are many excellent hiking trails; one of the most interesting takes you to Svartifoss, a picturesque waterfall framed in by hexagonal basalt columns in the lush Skaftafell National Park.
Continue to Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon where massive blocks of ice constantly break off the edge of the glacier and drift about in the crystalline blue glacial waters of the lagoon that has formed at the base of the glacier. A cruise among the icebergs is available during the summer, and you might even spot some seals. After soaking up the stunning scenery, continue to the fishing town of Höfn, famous for its delicious lobster located by the shore with Vatnajökull Glacier towering above.

Highlights:
Skaftafell
Vatnajökull Glacier
Svartifoss Waterfall
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
Höfn Town

Optional Extra:
The Glacier Lagoon - Amphibian Boat Tour

Driving Distance:
210 km

Overnight:
Höfn area


Day 5. Explore on your own - A Day At Leisure

Today you have a full day to further explore and revisit some of the amazing sites in the area. At the end of this relaxing day, continue to the charming town of Vík town where you can have dinner at any of the local restaurants.

Highlights:
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Skógafoss Waterfall
Reynisfjara Beach
Dyrhólaey Nature Reserve
Kirkjubćjarklaustur Town
Vík Town
Driving Distance:
280 km

Overnight:
Vík area


Day 6. The Lava Fields of the Reykjanes Peninsula and the Blue Lagoon

From Vík town continue to the vast volcanic lava fields of the Reykjanes Peninsula. Visit the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal seawater spa, set in a magical black lava field. It is rich in silica and blue-green algae, which gives the lagoon its reputed healing powers. Relaxing in-water massages are available, but you can also unwind in the saunas and steam baths or get a natural massage under the Blue Lagoon Waterfall. Return to Reykjavík.

Highlights:
Reykjanes Peninsula
The Blue Lagoon


Driving Distance:
210 km

Overnight:
Reykjavik city


Day 7. Departure


Transfer from your hotel to the Keflavík airport by Flybus in a comfortable Wi-Fi connected bus.



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Season: All year
Departures: Daily
Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Price from: 75081 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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