South and West Iceland in 9 days
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South and West Iceland in 9 days

9 days / 8 nights
Accommodation | Breakfast

See Iceland´s attractions without spending too much time in the car. You will be able to explore the main sights of the Golden Circle and Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Furthermore, there will be time time to go for a long hike in the Húsafell area or go for a horseback riding tour in South Iceland.

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€ 1.124

Including accommodation, breakfast, Wi-Fi and service charges and taxes.

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If you would like to make some changes to the itinerary or wish to stay a longer or shorter period, feel free to contact us.

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OVERVIEW

See Iceland´s major nature spots in the South and West part. Explore Gullfoss waterfall, Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site and geothermal areas like the famous Geysir hot spring area. Snæfellsnes peninsula is unlike anything else in the world with its snow-capped volcano, stunning coastline, lava fields and bird colonies.

   

 

Highlights

  • Snaefellsnes peninsula with its glacier, lava fields and bird colonies
  • Geysir hot spring area in Haukadalur and Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site
  • Reykjanes peninsula and the famous Blue Lagoon
  • Hraunfossar waterfalls and Europe's most powerful hot spring, Deildartunguhver
  • Day 1: ARRIVAL IN ICELAND
    Arrival in Iceland. If the times allows go for a walk to explore Reykjavík.
    Overnight in Reykjavík in one of our 3-star hotels.

  • Day 2: ICELANDS SOUTH COAST
    Travel along the southern coast of Icleand on Road #1. Stop at the waterfall Seljalandsfoss at the edge of the worlds famous Eyjafjallajökull glacier. It is possible to walk behind the waterfall. Stop further in Vík to take a walk on the black sand beach. While driving get impressed with the view to the mighty Vatnajökull glacier.
    Overnight for two nights in one of our hotels in Vatnajökull region.

  • Day 3: GLACIER LAGOON AND PUFFINS
    Take a trip on the cape Ingólfshöfði and watch the puffins. Drive to the glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón and take a boat trip in the lagoon. Stop at the farm Brunnhóll for the famous glacier ice cream, which is considered to be one of the best tasting in Iceland.

  • Day 4: SKOGARFOSS AND FOLK MUSEUM
    Drive along the scenic south coast in direction to Selfoss area, where you will spend the next two nights. On your way stop in Skógar and visit the popular folk museum.
    Another option is to drive through the highland via the pearl of the Icelandic highland, Landmannalaugar. Please note that this road is 4x4 only and only opens in the summertime.
    Overnight two nights in Fosshotel Hekla or similar.

  • Day 5: ÞJÓRSADALUR AND HJALPAFOSS
    Explore the Þjórsárdalur with its stunning waterfall Hjalpafoss and the viking ruins of Stöng.
    Enjoy the oasis Gjáin with its green surroundings and the exhilarant waterfalls. The mighty volcano Hekla will be visible for during the whole tour.

  • Day 6: GEYSIR HOT SPRING AREA AND GULLFOSS WATERFALL
    Drive via the golden circle to the south. Stop at the golden waterfall, Gullfoss, the Geysir hot springs and Þingvellir National Park, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    Stay two nights in our hotels in West Iceland.

  • Day 7: SNÆFELLSNES PENINSULA
    Drive south to the coast of Snæfellsnes peninsula and explore the spatter ring crater Eldborg as well as the seal colony in Ytri-Tunga.

  • Day 8: SETTLEMENT CENTER IN BORGARNES
    Travel back to Reykjavík. Make a pit stop in Borgarnes and visit the popular Saga Settlement Centre.
    Overnight in Reykjavík in one of our 3-star hotels.

  • Day 9: DEPART FOR HOME
    If time allows: Enjoy Reykjavík, or explore the Reykjanes Peninsula with a stop at the famous Blue Lagoon for relaxation.

Tour rates for 8 nights Winter Season 01.10 - 30.04 Shoulder Season 01.05 - 04.06 01.09 - 30.09 Summer Season 05.06 - 31.08
Single Room 1084 EUR 1472 EUR 1820 EUR
Double Room 1264 EUR 1712 EUR 2120 EUR
Triple Room 1744 EUR 2252 EUR 2720 EUR

Reykjavík

Fosshotel Baron

Located in the heart of Reykjavík, near the seafront, just walking distance of shops and attractions

Fosshotel Lind

Centrally located in Reykjavík, near the city's main shopping area.

Fosshotel Rauðará

3-stars hotel in the center of Reykjavík, near Hlemmur Square and Klambratún city park. (Formerly Best Western Hotel Reykjavík)

Fosshotel Reykjavík

Fosshotel Reykjavík, the largest hotel in Iceland, is located within a short walking distance from downtown Reykjavík.

Grand Hótel Reykjavík

Grand Hotel Reykjavík is a four star superior hotel for business travelers, conference guests and tourists who demand excellent service and facilities.

Hotel Reykjavík Centrum

Hotel Reykjavík Centrum is a 4 star hotel, located on Aðalstræti, one of Reykjavík’s oldest streets, in a newly renovated building, the oldest part of which was built in 1764.

South Iceland

Fosshotel Hekla

Fosshotel Hekla, situated close to Mount Hekla in South Iceland, is surrounded by some of the country's most stunning sights including volcanoes Eyjafjallajökull and Fimmvörðuháls

Fosshotel Núpar

Comfortable and perfectly located hotel in one of Iceland's most glorious landscapes

South East Iceland

Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon

In harmony with nature, located next to the largest glacier in europe

Fosshotel Vatnajökull

Attractive hotel in the southeast of Iceland with a spellbinding view of the magnificant glacier

West Iceland

Fosshotel Hellnar

The mother of country hotels, under the mysterious Snæfellsjökull Glacier, one of earth´s seven energy centers and the gateway to the center of the earth.

Fosshotel Reykholt

Romantic country hotel in the legendary settings of Reykholt in Borgarfjörður

Fosshotel Stykkishólmur

A lovely hotel with stylish rooms on the mystical Snæfellsnes peninsula

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For any itinerary changes, feel free to contact us at selfdrive@islandshotel.is to get an offer for your special tour. Íslandshótel reserves the right to confirm a reversed itinerary and the right to change accommodation at short notice, depending on availability. Please note that this tour does not include a rental car.