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South Iceland Highlights Self Drive

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    Holiday Duration

    3 nights

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    Best Time To Go

    Year Round

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    Price From

    £550 per person

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    Wild Rating

    2 out of 5

Holiday Idea

Planning a stopover in Iceland, or just have a few days to spare? This itinerary has been designed for those who want to make the most of a short trip to the land of fire and ice. Experience the highlights in the south including the trio of sights along the Golden Circle route and take time to relax in the geothermal waters of both the Secret Lagoon and world-famous Blue Lagoon.



Car on the road in Iceland
The blue lagoon in winter in south iceland

Day 1 | Arrive in Iceland

Arrive at Keflavík Aiport where you will collect your hire car. Begin your self drive adventure along the southern coast of the Reykjanes Peninsula to the charming village of Hveragerdi, situated in Iceland's geothermal area. Head to the famous Blue Lagoon to bath in the mineral-rich waters.

Waterfall in iceland in winter

Day 2 | Glaciers & Black Sands

After breakfast, head along the scenic South Shore route to the area near the infamous Eyjafjallajokull volcano which erupted in 2010. Visit the Lava Centre to learn about the powerful volcanic and tectonic forces that shaped Iceland's landscape. Drive to the Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls and Myrdalsjokull glacier and explore the seafront village of Vik with its rugged cliffs and black sand beaches.

Gullfoss waterfall in winter

Day 3 | Golden Circle

Today you'll discover Iceland's famous Golden Circle. Visit Gullfoss, considered by many to be Iceland’s most beautiful waterfall and the active geothermal area of Geysir with its bubbling hot springs. Explore Thingvellir National Park and take a break to unwind at one of the hot spring pools.

Sunset in Iceland

Day 4 | Departure Day

Enjoy your final breakfast in Iceland, and some free time before heading to the airport to catch your flight home.

What's included

  • Car hire for three days. Pick up and drop off at Keflavik Airport
  • Three nights accommodation in a standard room including breakfast
  • Lonely Planet travel guide book
  • Iceland road map
  • Blue Lagoon entrance fee
  • Secret Lagoon entrance fee

The price of this suggestion is based on two people sharing a standard room.

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