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South & West Winter

This winter version of our popular "South & West Iceland" self-drive tour brings you up close to Iceland’s incredible natural attractions, with the added benefit of fewer crowds and lighter traffic. With the freedom of your own rental car, you can experience majestic waterfalls, volcanic landscapes, dramatic beaches, vast glaciers and historical sites as well as with free time for optional activities along your journey. 

This package includes rental car of your choice (AWD recommended for winter) and accommodation in Reykjavik, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula area, the Selfoss area and Hvolsvöllur.

  • Product: ISIGCR-11
  • Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Season: 1 October - 30 April
  • Departure: Daily


  • 7 nights' accommodation (simple/standard), breakfast included
  • Rental car of your choice with unlimited mileage, CDW and VAT for 6 days
  • Free in-car unlimited wi-fi, use of GPS & two authorized drivers for the duration of the vehicle rental period
  • Bus transfers to/from Keflavík Airport
  • Detailed road map (1:600.000)
  • 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


  • 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 cozy cafes.

You’ll also find a great assortment of restaurants with diverse cuisines to tempt your taste buds. And for those who wish to partake in the city’s legendary nightlife, the downtown is full of lively bars and live music venues.

Spend the night in central Reykjavík.


  • Reykjavik

Day 2: Wonderful West Iceland

In the morning, collect your rental car in Reykjavík and start your journey on the Ring Road towards the magical Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Here, the rugged lava landscapes rise from the sandy beaches and steep cliffs, dominated by the Snæfellsjökull glacier, long believed by locals to possess magical powers. It was also the setting of Jules Verne's classic "Journey to the Centre of the Earth".

Make a stop in the 
charming seaside town of Stykkishólmur, where you can enjoy a delicious dinner of local seafood before heading to your accommodation for the evening. Driving distance: 241 km / 150 miles.

Spend the night on Snæfellsnes Peninsula. 


  • Snæfellsnes Peninsula
  • Stykkishólmur

Day 3: The Magic of Snæfellsnes 

Driving along the coastline today through Snæfellsjökull National Park, 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. Driving distance: 120 km / 75 miles

Spend another night on Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

If conditions are right, this area is also a wonderful place for viewing the northern lights in the nighttime! 


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

Day 4: Journey to the South Coast

As you head towards the beautiful south coast today, your drive takes you through the town of Borgarnes, where you can pay a visit to the Icelandic Settlement Center of the whimsical World of Puppets exhibition.

Continue south towards the famous Golden Circle route, with a stop to Þingvellir National Park. There, you can take a short hike in the scenic rift valley between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. 
Driving distance:  330 km / 205  miles. 

Spend the night in the Selfoss area.


  • Borgarnes
  • Þingvellir
  • Selfoss


  • Settlement Center
  • World of Puppets

Day 5: The Golden Circle

From Selfoss, continue your journey along the Golden Circle route, starting with a stop to the dormant Kerið caldera and then towards the Haukadalur geothermal area, home of the great Geysir and its more active neighbor, the Strokkur geyser. Finally, pay a visit to the iconic Gullfoss waterfall.

For an special Icelandic dinner this evening, we recommend the delicious 
lobster feast at the charming Við Fjöruborðið restaurant in Stokkseyri, a 15-minute drive from Selfoss. Another option is to enjoy the steam baths and sauna at the Riverside Spa in Selfoss. Driving distance: 170 km / 105 miles. 

Spend another night in the Selfoss area. 


  • Gullfoss
  • Geysir & Strokkur geysers
  • Kerið


  • Lobster dinner in Stokkseyri
  • Riverside Spa in Selfoss

Day 6: Sightseeing in the South

Today, your journey takes you to the picturesque waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, with views of the now famous Eyjafjallajökull glacier on the way. This area is rich in optional activities, such as guided glacier walks, ice climbing excursions or snowmobile tours on Sólheimajökull glacier. Another option is a guided super-jeep tour or hike in the geologically-diverse Þórsmörk nature reserve or Tindfjöll glacier. 

Later, drive to Vík, a seaside village famous for its stunning black sand beaches and the dramatic rock formations of Dyrhólaey and Reynisdrangar. Driving distance: 179 km/ 111 miles.

Spend the night in the Hvolsvöllur area.


  • Seljalandsfoss
  • Skógafoss
  • Eyjafjallajökull
  • Vík


  • Glacier hike
  • Horse riding
  • Eyjafjallajökull Visitor Center

Day 7: Reykjanes & Blue Lagoon

Drive from Selfoss through the idyllic coastal villages of Eyrarbakki and Stokkseyri, home to the Ghost Center and what is widely hailed as Iceland's best lobster soup.

From there, follow the coast eastwards towards  Reykjanes Peninsula and continue on to Lake Kleifarvatn and the Krýsuvík geothermal area, where you can choose from many interesting hiking trails. Nearby at the small seaside village of Grindavík, you can visit the Stockfish Museum before heading to the Blue Lagoon for a soothing soak in the warm mineral waters. End the day in Reykjavik. Driving distance: 220 km / 137 miles.

Spend the night in central Reykjavík.


  • Eyrarbakki
  • Stokkseyri
  • Krýsuvík
  • Lake Kleifarvatn
  • Reykjavík


  • Stockfish Museum at Grindavík
  • Blue Lagoon

Day 8: Departure

After a memorable week of exploring Iceland at its winter best, it’s time to say goodbye today. Transportation to Keflavík Airport is provided via the Flybus in time for your departure check-in.

Note: Additional nights can be added on request.            


  • Reykjavík

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.

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.

E. Hyundai Tucson or similar
Passengers: 5
Suit Cases: 4
Doors: 5
Operation: Automatic AWD
F. Land Rover Discovery Sport or similar
Passengers: 5
Suit Cases: 4
Doors: 5
Operation: Automatic AWD


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, free in-car unlimited wi-fi, 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.


After booking a holiday package with, 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.

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.
  • Before your arrival*: 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.