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Iceland Golden Circle and South Coast Winter Highlights

  • Off the beaten track
Hit the road in a comfortable 4WD vehicle and explore the must-see sights of Iceland’s wintry landscapes. Tour the Golden Circle and watch the Northern Lights dancing high in the skies. This fully customizable trip is perfect for a long weekend. 

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Arrival At Reykjavik

Your self-drive island adventure begins here

• Arrive at Keflavik International Airport
• Stroll the streets of charming Reykjavik
• Enjoy a night out in the northernmost capital of the world!

Reykjavik and the south-west

Day 2: Golden Circle Discovery

Explore the famous Golden Circle…

• Drive over wintry Hellisheiði mountain pass
• Visit waterfalls, geysers and tectonic rifts
• Spend the night in the region of Hella

Reykjavik and the south-west, GullfossGeysirThingvellirHella

Day 3: Heading To ​The South Coast

Don’t miss splendid views over the south coast

• Marvel at plunging Seljalandsfoss and Skogarfoss waterfalls
• Continue to the charming village of Vik
• Take an optional snowmobiling trip to Mýrdalsjökull

Reykjavik and the south-west, VikSkogarfoss, Myrdalsjokull

Day 4: Reykjavik And The Blue Lagoon

Experience the delights of the city…

• Return to Reykjavik and explore the colourful city
• Meander down Laugavegur main street to the harbour
• Go whale-spotting or to a geothermal spa

Reykjavik and the south-west, Blue Lagoon

Day 5: Departure Time!

A few more activities before departure…

• Spend a final day in the capital
• Check out the newly completed opera building
• Walk to the famous sun-voyager sculpture

Reykjavik and the south-west Gullfoss Geysir Thingvellir Hella Vik Skogarfoss Myrdalsjokull Blue Lagoon Keflavík International Airport

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $790 / 5 days
Excluding international flights
2 pax (price per person            4 pax (price per person)
1st November 2018 to 31st March 2019$770$640
1st April 2019 to 30th April 2019$840$710

Included in price:

  • 4 nights in hotel / guesthouse accommodation in double bedroom with private shower and breakfast
  • 4 days of car rental Category M (e.g. Skoda Octavia or similar), with unlimited kilometres, CDW insurance, second driver and airport pick-up/drop-off costs
  • 24/24h – 7/7 d assistance
  • The bank transaction fees

Not included in price:

  • The flights to Keflavik (Icelandair, Wowair, BA, Easy Jet)
  • The meals (prices similar to London)
  • The optional activities and museums (can be booked in advance )
  • Better insurance coverage (can only be bought directly in Iceland )

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