ITB — Iceland Tourist Bureau

Drive Along The South Coast

Self drive tour along the south coast in 5 days

This self drive  trip gives you the opportunity to discover the wonderful saga of Iceland, the Geysers and waterfalls and see the most beautiful surroundings on the south coast in just five days. This is ideal for half-term breaks.

Day 1 Arrival

Individual to Iceland/Keflavik international Airport, and collection of your rental car at the airport. Drive along the coast to Hveragerði/Selfoss area, where accommodation is reserved for three nights.

Day 2 Thingvellir – Gullfoss – Geysir – Skálholt

Drive up to Thingvellir, where the world’s oldest parliament was set up in around 930 AD. Thingvellir is on the World Heritage List, first published by UNESCO in 1972. From there you drive to Kerid, which is thought to be around 3,000 years old. Continuing on to Gullfoss and Geysir, you’ll have chance to visit one of the most remarkable tourist attractions in Iceland. On the way back you might want to stop at Skálholt. Skálholt was home to the head of the Icelandic Church from 1056 AD, which was located there for nearly 750 years.

Day 3 Glacier Myrdalsjökull – Glacier Lagoon Jökulsárlón

A long day at the south coast with waterfalls, black beaches and glacier Myrdalsjökull awaits you. You might drive further to Skaftafell National parc and up to Glacier Vatnajökull, the biggest glacier in Europe, to explore the beautifull glacier lagoon Jökulsarlon. These unique surroundings have captured the attention of many film-makers. Major parts of both James Bond and Batman movies were shot here. You might also just want to explore the bird cliffs close to the small town Vik and maybe do a glacier hike on Myrdalsjökull Glacier before heading back to your hotel.

Day 4 Drive To Reykjavík Via Blue Lagoon

A free day to get to know the capital, with an optional visit to the Blue Lagoon. Overnight in the capital. Enjoy the great nightlife and restaurants of Reykjavik.

Day 5 Departure

Drop off the rental car at Keflavik Airport. Check in for your return flight.

Included in package

  • Airport pick-up/drop-off fee
  • 5 days car rental
  • Unlimited miles & CDW
  • 4 nights in hotels/summer hotels with shower/WC

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