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Best of the South & West

Featuring some the most popular highlights South and West Iceland, this tour brings you up close to Iceland’s remarkable nature along with plenty of opportunities for interesting hikes in each area you visit. With the freedom of your own rental car, you can experience majestic waterfalls, volcanic landscapes, stunning beaches, magical glaciers, historical sites from the Saga Age and much more.

This package includes accommodation in Reykjavik, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula area and Selfoss.


  • Product: ISIGCR-03
  • Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Season: 1 June - 31 August
  • Price from: € 774
  • Departure: Daily

Included

  • 6 nights' accommodation (simple/standard), breakfast included
  • Rental car of your choice with unlimited mileage, CDW and VAT for 5 days
  • FREE use of GPS and two authorized drivers
  • Flybus transfers to/from Keflavík Airport
  • Detailed road map (1:600.000)
  • Map of Trails in Snæfellsjökull National Park
  • Information booklet about driving in Iceland
  • Detailed itinerary sent by PDF
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes and service fee

Highlights

  • Reykjavik
  • Þingvellir
  • Geysir
  • Gullfoss
  • Eyjafjallajökull
         
  • Skógafoss
  • Snæfellsnes
  • Snæfellsjökukk
  • Arnarstapi
  • Hraunfossar


Day 1: Welcome to Reykjavik

Arrive at Keflavík International Airport in Iceland and transfer to Reykjavík via Flybus. After storing your luggage at your accommodation, we suggest a stroll around the colorful historic centre of the city, with visits to some of the many museums, shops and cafes. You’ll also find a great assortment of restaurants to tempt your taste buds. For those who wish to sample the city’s legendary nightlife, the downtown is full of lively bars, clubs and live music venues.

Spend the night in central Reykjavík.

Highlights

  • Reykjavik

Day 2: Wonderful West Iceland

In the morning, collect your rental car in Reykjavík and start your journey towards Borgarnes. Just a short drive from the town brings you to Europe’s most voluminous hot spring, Deildartunguhver, as well as the picturesque Hraunfossar waterfalls and Reykholt, the home of Snorri Sturluson—one of the most significant figures from Iceland’s Saga Age. Then proceed to Snæfellsnes, a peninsula that has long captivated the imagination of locals and visitors alike. There, make a stop at Stykkishólmur for a stroll around its old harbor and a visit to the Norwegian House before heading towards Grundafjörður and Ólafsvík. Driving distance: 320 km / 200 miles.

Spend the night on Snæfellsnes peninsula.

Highlights

  • Borgarfjörður
  • Hraunfossar
  • Reykholt
  • Deildartunguhver
  • Stykkishólmur

Day 3: Magical Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Snæfellsnes holds a special place in Icelanders’ hearts, and many visitors are drawn back to this wondrous peninsula after their first visit. Here, the rough terrain rises from the sandy beaches and steep cliffs, dominated by the Snæfellsjökull glacier, long believed to be a magical place. Driving along the coastline and around Snæfellsjökull glacier, there are plenty of interesting stops, including Dritvík Cove, the impressive cliffs of Lóndrangar and the mossy lava fields around Búðir. You can also find many interesting hiking paths here, such as the trail to Rauðfeldargjá (30 min) and from the ancient fishing grounds at Hellnar to Arnarstapi (1 hour). Driving distance: 200 km / 125 miles.

Spend another night on Snæfellsnes peninsula.

Highlights

  • Snæfellsjökull National Park
  • Snæfellsjökull Glacier
  • Hellnar
  • Arnarstapi
  • Dritvík Cove
  • Rauðfeldargjá
  • Búðir

Optional

  • Guided Tour to Vatnshellir Cave
  • Horse riding

Day 4: The Whale Fjord & Golden Circle

For your drive south today, we suggest a scenic detour around the deep fjord of Hvalfjörður. From there, continue on to the famous Golden Circle route, with your first stop at Þingvellir National Park. There you will find interesting hiking trails in a unique historical and geological landscape. The head to the great Geysir area and the majestic Gullfoss waterfall. The last highlight of the route is the dormant Kerið caldera on your way south to Selfoss. Driving distance: 390 km / 242 miles.

Spend the night in the Selfoss area.

Highlights

  • Hvalfjörður
  • Þingvellir
  • Gullfoss
  • Geysir
  • Kerið

Day 5: Sights of the South Coast

Today, your journey takes you to the picturesque waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, with views of the now famous Eyjafjallajökull glacier on the way. At Skógar, you can get some fresh air with an interesting hike along the Skógará River, with views of several smaller waterfalls along the path. Another option is a short walking path near Skógar that leads up to the edge of the Sólheimajökull glacier. Afterwards, drive to Vík, a charming village famous for the nearby black sand beaches of Reynisfjara and the dramatic rock formations of Dyrhólaey and Reynisdrangar off the coast. Driving distance: 260 km/ 161 miles.

Spend another night in the Selfoss area.

Highlights

  • Seljalandsfoss
  • Skógafoss
  • Eyjafjallajökull
  • Vík

Optional

  • Glacier hike on Sólheimajökull
  • Horse riding

Day 6: Reykjanes Peninsula & Blue Lagoon

Drive from Selfoss to the idyllic seaside villages of Eyrarbakki and Stokkseyri, home to the Ghost Center and what is widely hailed as the best lobster soup in Iceland. From there, follow the coast eastwards towards the Reykjanes peninsula and onwards to the geothermal area of Lake Kleifarvatn and Krýsuvík, where you can choose from many interesting hiking trails. We recommend a stop at the Blue Lagoon for a soothing soak in the warm mineral waters. End the day in Reykjavik. Driving distance: 155 km / 96 miles.

Spend the night in central Reykjavík.

Highlights

  • Eyrarbakki
  • Stokkseyri
  • Krýsuvík
  • Kleifarvatn
  • Reykjavík

Optional

  • Blue Lagoon
  • ATV 4x4 tour on Reykjanes Peninsula

Day 7: Departure

After six great days of exploring the South and West, it’s time to say goodbye to Iceland today. Transportation to Keflavík Airport is provided via Flybus. If your flight is in the afternoon, you can spend the morning at one of the many museum, art galleries or shops. You also have the option of a short whale watching tour from Reykjavik’s old harbor or a tour of the city’s brand new Harpa concert hall.

Note: Additional nights can be added in Reykjavík, Snæfellsnes or Selfoss on request.

Hiking in Iceland
This tour offers a number of excellent hiking opportunities along your route, with varying durations and levels of difficulty. All hikes are optional, and we urge you to select only those that are suitable for your level of fitness and experience. Please always use caution when hiking in Iceland due to the possibility of slippery surfaces or steep hills and rough terrain.

Highlights

  • Reykjavik
Thanks to our extensive network of trusted suppliers, we can accommodate travelers of all needs and interests according to location, group size and budget.

Our hand-picked selection of accommodations in Iceland includes hotels, guesthouses, hostels, farmhouse B&B, cottages and more. For our car rental packages, we‘ve selected what we consider the best value option of accommodation at each location.

Includes basic guesthouses, farmhouses and good quality hostels with shared showers/WC facilities. Some rooms may have washbasins. Breakfast is provided and included in the price. In the more remote areas, most properties offer
optional evening meals.

KEX Hostel

Reykjavik

Housed in an old biscuit factory in downtown Reykjavik, KEX provides accommodation in a variety...

Bænir & Brauð Bed & Breakfast

Snæfellsnes area

Bænir & Brauð provides terrific views over the town of Stykkishólmur and comfy lodging for up to 14 guests...

Hótel Fosstún

Selfoss

Hótel Fosstún offers 32 comfortable apartment-style rooms, each with en suite bathroom...


Includes comfortable tourist-class (mostly 3-star range) hotels, farmhouses and well-appointed guesthouses. Rooms have private showers/WC. Breakfast is provided and included in the price. Most properties in this category have an on-site restaurant or dining facilities.

Fosshótel Barón

Reykjavik

This modern 3-star hotel in downtown Reykjavik is just steps from the city’s lively hub of shopping...

Hótel Ólafsvík

Snæfellsnes area

Centrally located in charming Ólafsvík on the Snaefellsnes peninsula, Hótel Ólafsvík offers...

Hótel Selfoss

Selfoss

Hótel Selfoss is a quality four star hotel overlooking the Ölfus River, offering tranquility...

Availability of accommodation

Please note that although we have included specific accommodations within our holiday packages, these may be subject to change.

Due to high demand in the busy summer months (June-August), the selection of accommodations may be limited in some of Iceland‘s more remote rural areas. Therefore, we reserve the right to substitute a named property in the same locality for one of a similar standard or higher, and we will ensure that our clients are notified in advance of the departure date.
A. Ford Fiesta or similar
Passengers: 4
Suit Cases: 2
Doors: 5
Operation: Manual
B. Ford Focus or similar
Passengers: 5
Suit Cases: 3
Doors: 5
Operation: Manual
C. Ford Focus Wagon or similar
Passengers: 5
Suit Cases: 4
Doors: 5
Operation: Manual
D. Ford Mondeo or similar
Passengers: 5
Suit Cases: 3
Doors: 4
Operation: Automatic
E. Ford Kuga or similar
Passengers: 5
Suit Cases: 4-5
Doors: 5
Operation: Automatic 4x4
F. Nissan Pathfinder or similar
Passengers: 5/7
Suit Cases: 4/2
Doors: 5
Operation: Automatic 4x4

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A GPS navigation system comes free of charge with all of our car rental packages. 

Our rental car selection

We‘ve partnered with one of Iceland’s most reliable and efficient car rental agencies to offer top-notch service and a great selection of high-quality, dependable vehicles.

Automatic cars are available on request for an extra fee in types A, B and C. Please contact us for prices.

All rentals include a standard insurance policy with Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), unlimited mileage, GPS, two drivers and Icelandic VAT @ 25.5%. Fuel or oil is not included. Optional insurance upgrades, additional drivers and child seats are available and payable locally at the car rental office.

Collecting Your Vehicle

On Day 2 of your holiday, you will be picked up by your car rental agent between 09:00 and 10:00 from your accommodation in Reykjavik and taken to the car rental depot. There, you will complete all paperwork and choose among optional services or upgrades before collecting your vehicle.

 A valid credit card is required by the car rental agency, and a credit card imprint will be taken at the time of vehicle collection for security reasons. Your voucher covers the cost of the rental, but the imprint may be used to deduct any extra charges due to use or damage of the vehicle.

PRICES & BOOKING INFORMATION

All prices listed are per person and in Euros (EUR).
 
To check availability and prices of room combinations other than what is listed below, click book now. If you do not find prices for your ideal room combination then please contact us with your requirements and full details of your party.

PRICES: From 1 June to 31 August
Simple accommodation
Car-type 1 Adult 2 Adults 3 Adults 4 Adults
A € 1378 € 774 € 645 € 621
B € 1481 € 826 € 679 € 646
C € 1656 € 913 € 738 € 690
D € 1678 € 924 € 745 € 696
E € 1958 € 1064 € 838 € 766
F € 2126 € 1148 € 894 € 808

Standard accommodation
Car-type 1 Adult 2 Adults 3 Adults 4 Adults
A € 1578 € 940 € 780 € 786
B € 1681 € 991 € 814 € 812
C € 1856 € 1079 € 873 € 855
D € 1877 € 1089 € 880 € 861
E € 2158 € 1230 € 973 € 931
F € 2326 € 1314 € 1029 € 973

Included

  • 6 nights' accommodation (simple/standard), breakfast included
  • Rental car of your choice with unlimited mileage, CDW and VAT for 5 days
  • FREE use of GPS and two authorized drivers
  • Flybus transfers to/from Keflavík Airport
  • Detailed road map (1:600.000)
  • Map of Trails in Snæfellsjökull National Park
  • Information booklet about driving in Iceland
  • Detailed itinerary sent by PDF
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes and service fee

Not included

  • Flight to/from Iceland
  • Meals and drinks at restaurants (unless otherwise stated)
  • Personal travel insurance

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Simple accommodation
Car-type 1 Adult 2 Adults 3 Adults 4 Adults
A € 1103 € 620 € 516 € 497
B € 1185 € 661 € 543 € 517
C € 1325 € 731 € 590 € 552
D € 1342 € 739 € 596 € 556
E € 1567 € 852 € 671 € 613
F € 1701 € 919 € 715 € 646

Standard accommodation
Car-type 1 Adult 2 Adults 3 Adults 4 Adults
A € 1262 € 752 € 624 € 629
B € 1345 € 793 € 651 € 649
C € 1485 € 863 € 698 € 684
D € 1502 € 871 € 704 € 689
E € 1726 € 984 € 779 € 745
F € 1861 € 1051 € 823 € 778


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Children

  • Children age 0 – 2: Free of charge
  • Children age 3-11: Simple: EUR 155 per child sharing room with adult Standard: EUR 210 per child sharing room with adult
  • Children age 12+: Full price

Rooms

  • 1 Person = Single room
  • 2 Sharing = One twin/double room
  • 3 Sharing = Triple room
  • 4 Sharing = Two twin/double rooms

Booking

After booking a holiday package with Icelandguest.com, you will be contacted by email within two working days by your designated travel consultant, who will assist with your booking and serve as your point of contact for any travel needs during your stay. The email will include the full name and direct contact information for your travel consultant along with information about your booking, payment and what to expect during your holiday.

We recommend booking at least three weeks in advance.

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Travel Documents

For all car rental packages, we provide the following travel documents:
  • Pro-forma and confirmation invoices
  • Booking overview with information about all your services in Iceland
  • Electronic vouchers for each of your services
  • Full itinerary
  • Map of Iceland with your route, accommodations and interesting highlights marked
  • Information booklet about driving in Iceland
  • More detailed itinerary including a list of optional activities and attractions in Iceland as well as general information about travelling around Iceland

Delivery of travel documents

Travel documents will be delivered as follows:
  • At time of deposit payment: You will receive the pro-forma invoice by email.
  • Within 30 days of deposit payment: You will receive the full itinerary by email.
  • At time of full payment: You will receive the confirmation invoice and all vouchers by email.
  • Within 14 days of full payment: Road map and information booklet about driving in Iceland will be sent by post

Please note that we must use the billing address of the credit card holder as the shipping address for the road map and information booklet. If the package is booked less than one month in advance of departure, you will instead receive these items at your first accommodation in Reykjavík.
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