Fly to Iceland and collect your rental car on arrival at Keflavik International Airport. Dive into the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon before heading south to your accommodation. A visit to the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa could be a good start on your stay in Iceland. Guests renew their relationship with nature, soak up the scenic beauty and enjoy breathing the clean, fresh air while relaxing in the warm geothermal seawater. Please note that admission to the Blue Lagoon needs to be booked ahead, and entrance is not included in this offer. On the south shore of Iceland, you will also find other geothermal pools to visit. You drive towards the south coast and find your Cottage and home for the next three nights.
- MAY - SEPT.
- Price from:
- £ 1010.- p. p.
- 8 days / 7 nights
Perfect holiday for families and groupsBooking request
Experience the many sights in the southern and western part of Iceland. Along the way, you live in beautiful cottages or apartments. Explore the area on your own and do not forget to take it easy and enjoy life in Iceland. You can play golf in midnight sun, ride on an Icelandic horse or rest in a hot tub or hot springs. This kind of trip is especially comfortable for families with children.
GULLFOSS AND GEYSIR
Drive to the World Heritage Site of Thingvellir National Park. This is the location of Iceland‘s original parliament. Enjoy views across the clear waters of Lake Thingvallavatn. Visit the thundering Gullfoss waterfall and famous Geysir geothermal area, where the geyser of Strokkur regularly erupts and numerous other hot springs bubble and steam. Nearby Laugarvatn area, we can recommend stop at the farm Efstidalur. Here you can enjoy a nice lunch or dinner or just have a taste of homemade ice cream. The geothermal natural pool, Secret Lagoon is in this area, so maybe an evening bath will be a good way to finish the day.
WATERFALLS AND BLACK BEACHES
From the foot of Hekla volcano, it is well worth taking a trip to the valley of the Thjorsa River. The earliest settlers in Iceland chose this valley. There you can visit the Viking farm Stöng, which is a reconstruction of the farm as it was 1000 years ago. The original farm was destroyed by a major volcanic eruption in the year 1104. Many scenes from the TV series Games of Thrones were taken in Thjórsárdalur valley. On the route to Vik, the southernmost town in Iceland make sure you stop at Seljalandsfoss and Skogarfoss. These are two of Iceland's loveliest waterfalls. You can walk to the back of Seljalandsfoss. On the way, you to Vik you will pass Eyjafjallajökull glacier and the area evacuated in the large volcano eruption in 2010. At Vik, you will find Reynisfjara, Reynisdrangar and Dyrholaey. Reynisfjara is a black lava beach that has amazing basalt rock formations. Outside the sea, you can see the basalt-shaped pillars Reynisdrangar. The area has a rich bird life and you will be able to see puffins here. Dyrholaey is a small peninsula at Reynisdrangar. Here you should take pictures of the view.
SKAFTAFELL-GLACIER LAGOON JOKULSARLON (LONGER DAY-TOUR)
You will drive pass Vik and over the black sands of Skeidara. Right next to the Ring Road is the Skaftafell National Park. The mountains are reminiscent of the Alps, and have been formed by volcanoes, glaciers and water. Skaftafell is an area you can spend a whole day. Go up to the glacier or just for a short trip to Svartifoss waterfall, one of the most popular attractions in the park. Svartifoss is a unique natural gem framed in black lava columns. Nearby is Europe‘s biggest glacier, Vatnajökull, and the extraordinary Jökulsarlon Glacial Lagoon. Without doubt, these are the highlights of the day. You can join a tour by boat on the lagoon or maybe a kayak tour. Make sure to visit the Diamond beach, just by the glacier Lagoon. Here you will find icebergs from the lagoon who have drifted ashore and created the most magical setting. White melting icebergs on a black beach.
Not far from Hella, you will find the port of Landeyar. The car is parked on the dock, and you take the ferry from Landeyjar to Vestmannaeyjar in the morning. The journey will take about 35 minutes. The archipelago of Vestmannaeyjar was formed by subsea volcanic eruptions 10,000 years ago. The youngest of the islands emerged from the sea in the year 1963. We land in the harbor of Heimaey, the only inhabited island in the group. Residents live with the constant threat of new volcanic eruptions. In 1973, the entire population had to be evacuated after the Helgafell volcano suddenly exploded. In many places at Heimaey, one can still see the houses half buried under lava and ash. It is recommended to take some organized excursion with guide on the island, by either bus or boat. In the afternoon or evening, take the ferry back to the mainland and drive to the accommodation.
You will check out of the cabin and head towards West Iceland. Drive to the World Heritage Site of Thingvellir National Park. This is the location of Iceland‘s original parliament. Enjoy views across the clear waters of Lake Thingvallavatn, before you head to Borgarfjördur area, were you will stay for the next three nights in a cottage or apartment.
Stop at Deildartunguhver, Europe's largest geometric hot water source. It produces 150 liters of boiling water per second! The steaming water testifies to the inner forces of the earth. You will find Krauma Spa by Deildartunguhver. Visit Reykholt, the place of Snorri Sturluson, Icelandic author and poet who lived in Reykholt in the 1200's. He is most famous as a writer of Heimskringla, Norse Kings Sagas. Nearby Reykholt, you will find Húsafell. Here you have the opportunity to join a tour to Langjökull glacier and into a manmade cave on the glacier. Just by Húsafell, you will also find the beautiful waterfalls Barnafossar and Hraunfossar. You will find the volcanic crater Grábrók by Bifröst, with an easy hike to the top of the crater.
Snæfellsnes peninsula has some of the country's most famous natural and historical landmarks. You will drive past one of the most photographed mountains in Iceland, Kirkjufell by the town of Grundarfjörður. In the westernmost part of the peninsula is the crown jewel Snæfellsjökul glacier, as in Jules Verne’s 'journey to the interior of the earth' is the starting point for a journey into the unknown. Some of the highlights of the peninsula are underground cave Vatnshellir, the landmarks of Hellnar, Arnarstapi and black pebble beach in Dritvik. The beautiful yellow sandy beaches below the glacier will not pass you by. Make sure to stop at Búðir where you find a lovely little church.
OTHER SITES AND OPTIONS FOR ACTIVITES IN THE WEST.
From Stykkishólmur at Snæfellsnes you will find option for a boat-tour on the bay. Riding tours, whale watching, golf, hiking, glacier tours, cave tours and more.
Check out of your cabin in the west, and drive to Reykjavik. Hiking option at the bottom of the fjord Hvalfjordur, were you can take a 3-4 hours hike to one of the highest waterfalls in Iceland, Glymur, with its stunning 196m drop. Take a stroll in the old city of Reykjavik in the afternoon, with the small colorful houses, shops, galleries and cafes. There are options for city sightseeing excursions and boat-tours from the city harbor, as well as guided walk tours with both food and beer tasting on the way. Visit the beautiful concert house Harpa by the harbor. Reykjavik has many outdoor swimming pools, open from early morning to late evening and a good way to ease the body after a long drive. Laugavegur shopping-street is worth visiting, and you will find the big shopping center Kringlan near by the city center. Enjoy your last evening in the city.
Check out of your cottage and drop off your rental car at Keflavik Airport. The week in Iceland is over for now but we are sure you will come back for more.
A wide range of optional excursions can be booked directly with us.
You can find more information on Iceland as a travel destination, on travel planning and on booking with Iceland ProTravel in the section: "Frequently Asked Questions".
Prices per person in GBP
Rental car Information
|CAR CATEGORY HIGH SEASON||1 Pax from||2 Pax from||3 Pax from||4 Pax from||Child from|
|Z / Z1 - like Kia Picanto||£ 2,650.-||£ 1,600.-||£ 1,300.-||-||£ 930.-|
|B / B1 - like VW Golf||£ 2,750.-||£ 1,620.-||£ 1,300.-||£ 1,299.-||£ 930.-|
|N / N1 - like Kia Ceed Sportswagon||£ 2,890.-||£ 1,700.-||£ 1,400.-||£ 1,200.-||£ 930.-|
|FG - like Dacia Duster 4x4||£ 3,245.-||£ 1,900.-||£ 1,500.-||£ 1,300.-||£ 930.-|
|CAR CATEGORY SHOULDER SEASON||1 Pax from||2 Pax from||3 Pax from||4 Pax from||Child from|
|Z / Z1 - like Kia Picanto||£ 2,300.-||£ 1,400.-||£ 1,200.-||-||£ 900.-|
|B / B1 - like VW Golf||£ 2,400.-||£ 1,490.-||£ 1,200.-||£ 1,010.-||£ 900.-|
|N / N1 - like Kia Ceed Sportswagon||£ 2,490.-||£ 1,500.-||£ 1,250.-||£ 1,100.-||£ 900.-|
|FG - like Dacia Duster 4x4||£ 2,800.-||£ 1,600.-||£ 1,300.-||£ 1,120.-||£ 900.-|
High season: 15th June - 19th August
Shoulder season: 01st May - 14th June & 20th August - 30th September
You can request the holiday you would like to book, and we will check the availability and contact you via e-mail within 48 hours to confirm the availability.
Prices may change according to availability.
Tour code: 1405
- Return flights from the UK to Iceland incl. taxes
- Rental Car for 7 days
- Accommodation for 7 nights
- Unlimited Mileage
- CDW-insurance (Collision Damage Waiver)
- THW-insurance (Theft Waiver)
- PAI-insurance (Personal Accident Insurance)
- Satellite Navigation System
- Cancellation insurance
- Travel insurance
- Additional CDW-insurance
- Optional excursions
- Meals other than specified