RT07 - South Iceland, Skaftafell to the Glacier Lagoon 6 days
Self Drive Tour

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Season: (All year)
Operates: (Daily)
Duration: (6 days / 5 nights)
By Car km/mi: (1040)
Price from: (63297 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 tour offers all the same magical attractions as on RT06 as well as the deserted floodplains of Mýrdalssandur, the natural paradise Skaftafell and the inspiring glacier lagoon. Spend two nights in the country side and three in Reykajvik and get the best of both worlds. Some exciting ptional activities can be added along the south coast like glacier walk, snorkelling and snowmobiling.

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival – Reykajvik 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 Icelandic Circle adventure. Check out the Reykjavik City Guide provided with the travel documents for a map of the city and points of interest.

Highlights:
Reykjavik city

Overnight:
Reykjavik city


Day 2. Stunning Waterfalls – Black Beaches – Glaciers and Volcanoes

Pick up the car in the morning and begin your Icelandic adventure. Visit Hveragerđi, a small town with many steaming vents and where hot spring water is used for heating greenhouses. Continue to the South Coast and pass the infamous Eyjafjallajökull Glacier and a volcano that last erupted in 2010.
Stop at the inspiring waterfall Seljalandsfoss where in the summer one can take a scenic walk behind the falls. A little further east, stop at Skógafoss, another impressive waterfall with two majestic glaciers towering above it.
Continue your journey to the Dyrhólaey Headland, a natural reserve where many seabirds nest in the summer. Visit the spectacular black beach at the Reynisdrangar Pinnacles on your way to the charming town of Vik, the southernmost town in the country.
The town of Kirkjubćjarklaustur waits across the Mýrdalssandur floodplains and Eldhraun, the most extensive lava field ever to flow on Earth in historical time. Stop by Fjađrárgljúfur Canyon located just west from Kirkjubćjarklaustur and the Kirkjugólfiđ (the Church Floor), a protected natural monument just east of Kirkjubćjarklaustur. Kirkjugólfiđ's basalt columns have been eroded and shaped by wind and water, but they look man-made.

Highlights:
Hveragerđi Town
Selfoss Town
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Skógafoss Waterfall
Eyjafjallajökull Glacier
Vík Town
Fjađrárgljúfur Canion
Kirkjugólf - The Church Floor
Kirkjubćjarklaustur Town

Optional Extra:
Glacier Walk
Snowmobiling on Mýrdalsjökull Glacier

Driving Distance:
270 kilometers

Overnight:
Vík / Kirkjubćjarklaustur area


Day 3. Skaftafell National Park and the Glacial Lagoon

Continue across Skeidarársandur, a black sand desert, washed down by the numerous glacial rivers that originate at the nearby Vatnajökull Glacier, the largest in Europe, and the place where a sub-glacial eruption took place in the Grímsvötn Volcano, beneath Vatnajökull Icecap, in 2011. The powerful eruption quickly broke the ice cover of the glacier and began spewing ash into the air in a magnificent display.
Continue to Skaftafell National Park, an oasis at the foot of the glacier that is famous for its tranquil, but rugged natural beauty. We recommend an easy hike to Svartifoss, one of Iceland’s most picturesque waterfalls.
Continue to Jökulsarlón Glacial Lagoon, considered by many to be the greatest natural sight in the country and where huge icebergs float in the crystal clear lagoon. A cruise among the icebergs is available during the summer, and you might even spot some seals.
Head back to Hella town to rest up for Day 4's adventure.

Highlights:
Vatnajökull Glacier
Skaftafell
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Optional Extra:
The Glacier Lagoon - Amphibian Boat Tour

Driving Distance:
410 kilometers

Overnight:
Hella area


Day 4. Volcanic Crater – Geysers – the Golden Waterfall – Ţingvellir National Park

Head inland and stop at the impressive Keriđ Volcanic Crater, then further inland to Faxi Waterfall. Continue on to see the famous Geysir and Strokkur Geysers. Strokkur is an active geyser that spouts boiling hot water 15 to 20 meters up every few minutes.
Continue a short distance to the majestic Gullfoss Waterfall, one of Iceland’s largest and most beautiful waterfalls.
Then continue to Ţingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the place where the Icelandic Parliament was established in 930. It is located on the spot where two continental plates meet creating a fascinating rift valley. Ţingvellir is hauntingly beautiful despite its rugged lunar-like landscapes. Then, drive across Mosfellsheiđi Heath to Reykjavík.

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

Driving Distance:
210 kilometers

Overnight:
Reykjavík city


Day 5. Lunar Landscapes and the Blue Lagoon

Journey to the lunar-like landscapes of the Reykjanes Peninsula. Visit Lake Kleifarvatn and the Krísuvík geothermal area for a feel of the power of the Earth. Continue to Grindavík, a quaint fishing town, and the further to the amazing Blue Lagoon. Here you can enjoy a relaxing bath in the mineral rich waters and apply some of the silica mud to rejuvenate and your soften skin. At the Blue Lagoon, you can enjoy a stroll, dine at the Lava Restaurant, get a massage, and visit the Blue Lagoon Café. It's a great place to collect your thoughts after your days exploring Iceland. Head back to Reykjavík and drop off the car.

Highlights:
Lake Kleifarvatn
Krýsuvík Geothermal Area
Grindavík Town
The Blue Lagoon


Driving Distance:
150 km

Overnight:
Reykjavík city


Day 6. Departure

A Flybus airport transfer in a comfortable Wi-Fi connected bus.



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Season: All year
Departures: Daily
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Driving distance: 1040 KM
Price from: 63297 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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