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Prepare for an epic 9 day road trip in the South and West of Iceland! Take in all the highlights of the Snæfellsnes peninsula and the untamed South Coast. Dramatic Waterfalls, hot springs, waterfalls and ice tunnels will challenge your view of what is possible in the world, while the four stones of Djúpalónssandur will test your strength. Journey down the legendary Golden Circle route and witness ...

Prepare for anepic 9 day road trip in the South and West of Iceland! Take in all the highlights of the Snæfellsnes peninsula and the untamed South Coast. Dramatic Waterfalls, hot springs, waterfalls and ice tunnels will challenge your view of what is possible in the world, while the four stones of Djúpalónssandur will test your strength.Journey down the legendary Golden Circle route and witness the impressive floating icebergs at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon! This itinerary is ideal for those craving the freedom of a self-drive experience combined with stunning, easily accessible natural wonders! 

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  • Volcano
  • City
  • Horseback riding
    Horseback riding
  • Mountain
  • Local culture
    Local culture

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Day 1: Welcome to Iceland!

• Upon arrival at Keflavík International Airport, either transfer by bus, OR be met by our representative for a private transfer

Continue to your accommodation in Reykjavík

You will be provided with your detailed itinerary at your hotel

• Spend the rest of the day exploring the capital or rest up for your upcoming road trip


Day 2: The Snæfellsnes peninsula

Pick up your rental car and hit the road!

• Visit the Hraunfossar waterfalls coming from beneath a lava field

• Next up, Deildartunguhver hot springs

• Continue to Langjökull glacier and explore the man-made ice tunnel and ice caves

• Finish the first day in Snæfellsnes


Day 3: Four stones of Búðir & Mount Kirkjufell

• Explore  Sönghellir cave and Hellnar Cove

• Stop for lunch at Hellnar café

• Visit the famous black church – Búðir and test your strength on the four stones of Djúpalónssandur

• Continue to the small towns Ólafsvik and Grundarfjörður, and famous cone shaped Mount Kirkjufell

• Taste a local delicacy, rotten shark meat at Bjarnarhofn shark museum

• End up in Stykkishólmur, gateway to Breiðafjörður islands

Kirkjufell, StykkisholmurBjarnarhöfn, Breiðafjörður

Day 4: The Golden Circle route

• Head south to Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

• Stop at Glymur waterfall on the way to the park

• Your next stop is the Strokkur geyser and its gushing 30 meter high column of water

• Continue to Gullfoss waterfallone of 10 most beautiful waterfalls in the world!

• Final stop of the day, a stunning volcanic crater, Kerið

• Overnight in the Hella/ Hvolsvöllur area

Day 5: The South coast

• Drive along the beautiful south coast of Iceland

• Start with the Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Walk behind the fall for a unique perspective

• Next is the 60 meter high waterfall, Skógafoss

• Observe reconstructed turf houses at the Skógar Folk museum

• Continue to Dyrhólaey and Reynisfjara black sand beach

• Overnight in the area of Vík

South Coast , SeljalandsfossHvolsvöllur

Day 6: Glacial lagoons

• Head to the Foss á Síðu waterfall and enjoy a hike in Skaftafell

• Witness the impressive floating icebergs at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon

• Continue to the village of Höfn - the lobster capital of Iceland

• Enjoy a luxurious lobster dinner at one of Höfn’s gourmet lobster restaurants

Day 7: Birding & horse riding

• From Höfn, turn back and drive towards Reykjavik

• Visit Ingolfshöfði, where you can join a guided bird watching tour

• In Kirkjubæjarklaustur, check out Systrafoss, a beautiful waterfall in the middle of the village

• Pass through Eldhraun, one of Iceland's largest lava fields

• For more stunning sights, explore Fjarðárgljúfur canyon

• Later, tame Icelandic horses on a horseback riding tour

• Overnight in Hvolsvöllur


Day 8: Blue lagoon & mud pools

• Relax in the unique Blue Lagoon (reservation required)

• Head for the Reykjanes peninsula; an active geothermal area

• Check out the boiling mud pools in Seltún

• Stand on the 'Bridge between the Continents'

Return the rental car and continue to your hotel in Reykjavik

• In the evening, enjoy a nice dinner in one of the city's many gourmet restaurants

Day 9: Departure day! 

• You will transfer to Keflavík International Airport by bus or our private driver

Safe travels!

ReykjavikSnæfellsnesKirkjufellStykkisholmurBjarnarhöfnBreiðafjörðurGolden CircleGullfossSouth Coast SeljalandsfossHvolsvöllurVatnajökullJökulsárlónHofnVíkBlue LagoonReykjanesKrysuvikKeflavík 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.

SeasonPrice Per Adult
Average trip price
From March to September $2,410

Included in the price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
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  • Car rental

Not included in the price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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