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Self Drive South Iceland

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    Holiday Duration

    4 nights

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    Price From

    £1625 per person

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    Wild Rating

    3 out of 5

Holiday Idea

Take to the open road and discover the famous sights of South Iceland. Relax in the healing waters of the Blue Lagoon, explore the Golden Circle with its bubbling mud pools, and sail between the ice at Jökulsárlón Visit between September and March to be in with the chance of seeing the colourful Aurora Borealis, or opt to travel during the summer months where Iceland is illuminated by the glow of the midnight sun.



Snow melting around a mountain in winter
Blue lagoon in winter with northern lights overhead

Day 1 | Arrive in Iceland

Arrive in Iceland and collect your hire car. Located only 20 minutes drive from Keflavík airport, the Blue Lagoon is one of Iceland’s top attractions. Stop here for a soak in the geothermal waters. Continue to the ION Adventure Hotel and check in for a one night stay.

Strokkur Geysir erupting in South Iceland

Day 2 | The Golden Circle

Enjoy a full day tour exploring the sights of the famous Golden Circle route. Discover Thingvellir National Park, see mighty Gullfoss waterfall and witness Strokkur Geysir erupt 20 metres into the sky. Venture to the town of Fludir and take a dip in the Secret Lagoon before transferring to Torfhus. 

Ice in iceland

Day 3 | Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon

Continue to Jökulsárlón, stopping to admire Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls enroute. In the afternoon, sail among the icebergs in the picturesque scenery on boat trip before driving to Foss Hotel Glacial Lagoon for an overnight stay.

Black beach in iceland in summer

Day 4 | Katla Volcano & Mýrdalsjökull Glacier

Make your way back along Route 1 to Vík. Join an afternoon tour to the Katla volcano and Mýrdalsjökull glacier to visit some of Iceland’s most impressive natural ice caves. Take a stroll along the black-sand lava beach at Reynisfjara and enjoy a great view from Cape Dyrholaey. Continue to Skálakot Manor Hotel where you will stay for your final night in Iceland.

Puffin in Iceland

Day 5 | Departure Day

After breakfast, check out and visit some of the sights of the Reykjanes Peninsula such as Krýsuvík geothermal area, Gunnuhver hot spring and Reykjanestá bird cliffs. Return the car to Keflavík airport and continue with your onward travel plans.

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What's included

  • Car hire for five days in an Intermediate SUV (Suzuki Vitara or similar). Pick up and drop off at Keflavik Airport
  • An overnight stay at ION Adventure Hotel including breakfast
  • An overnight stay at Torfhus Retreat including breakfast
  • An overnight stay at Foss Hotel Glacial Lagoon including breakfast
  • An overnight stay at Skalakot Manor including breakfast
  • Entrance fee to the iconic Blue Lagoon
  • Entrance fee to the Secret Lagoon
  • A three-hour Katla Volcano and Myrdalsjokull glacier tour
  • A 45-minute boat trip on Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon

The price of this suggestion is based on two people sharing a double or a twin room at the accommodation listed above.

Get in touch to find out about more places to stay in South Iceland and other activities. 

Take to the open road on this incredible self-drive adventure in magnificent South Iceland