Season:
Summer
Price from:
960.-
Duration:
8 days / 7 nights
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South Iceland has it all

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Do you want a relaxing holiday, yet experience the magic Iceland has to offer? Then you can enjoy a week in South-Iceland. With a comfortable cottage as a base, you can explore the landscape and sights of the area. Many of Iceland's major attractions are within 1-2 hours’ drive from your cabin. All our cabins are equipped with standard amenities such as bath / WC and fully equipped kitchen. This trip fits well with families with children or small groups.

 

South Iceland has it all

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ARRIVAL - BLUE LAGOON - SOUTH ICELAND

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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 week.

HIGHLIGHTS OF SOUTH ICELAND

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THE GOLDEN CIRCLE

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.

VESTMANNAEYJAR 

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.

SELJAVALLALAUG

Visit Iceland's oldest pool still standing, located in a narrow valley under the infamous Eyjafjallajökull volcano. Seljavallalaug was built in 1923 by some visionaries who wanted to give the locals a place where they could learn to swim. From the parking lot, you hike for about 15-20 minutes towards the bottom of the valley and finally you will see the pool behind a corner. Remember swimwear if you want to take a dip in the water.

SOLHEIMASANDUR

Visit abandoned plane wreck on the desolate Solheimasandur black sand beach. The beach of Solheimasandur is astonishing. The beach is known for its many colors, from dark green, reddish grey and when wet, pure black. Mixed with the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean it becomes an amazing sight.

REYKJADALUR (SMOKEY VALLEY) 

Visit abandoned plane wreck on the desolate Solheimasandur black sand beach. The beach of Solheimasandur is astonishing. The beach is known for its many colors, from dark green, reddish grey and when wet, pure black. Mixed with the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean it becomes an amazing sight.

REYKJAVIK

It will not take you long to drive into the city for a day. Get to know the most northern Capital in Europe in the afternoon. You will find many shops, cafes and museums in the city. The best way to enjoy the city is to take easy stroll through the city center, with the small houses and nice atmosphere. From Hallgrímskirkja church in the city center, you can take panorama views of the city from the tower.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

There are many options for activities on the South Shore, as riding-tours, snowmobile tours, Super Jeep safari, ATV driving, Golf, rafting or RiverJet, glacier walk, petting zoo and more.

REYKJAVÍK - DEPARTURE

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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.

 

Prices per person in £

CAR CATEGORY HIGH SEASON 1 Pax 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax Child
Z - like VW Up £ 2,105.- £ 1,245.- £ 1,020.- - £ 835.-
B - VW Golf £ 2,220.- £ 1,300.- £ 1,060.- £ 1,030.- £ 835.-
N - like Skoda Station £ 2,315.- £ 1,350.- £ 1,090.- £ 1,050.- £ 835.-
FG - Dacia Duster 4x4 £ 2,645.- £ 1,515.- £ 1,200.- £ 1,130.- £ 835.-
CAR CATEGORY SHOULDER SEASON 1 Pax 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax Child
Z - like VW Up £ 1,935.- £ 1,160.- £ 960.- - £ 835.-
B - VW Golf £ 1,975.- £ 1,180.- £ 980.- £ 960.- £ 835.-
N - like Skoda Station £ 2,165.- £ 1,275.- £ 1,040.- £ 1010.- £ 835.-
FG - Dacia Duster 4x4 £ 2,275.- £ 1,330.- £ 1,080.- £ 1,040.- £ 835.-

High Season: 15.06. - 19.08.
Shoulder Season: 01.05. - 14.06. & 20.08. - 30.09.

 

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: 1404

Prices Includes

  • Return flights from the UK to Iceland incl. taxes
  • Rental Car for 7 days
  • Accommodation for 7 nights
  • Breakfast for 7 days
  • Unlimited Mileage
  • CDW-insurance (Collission Damage Waiver)
  • THW-insurance (Theft Waiver)
  • PAI-insurance (Personal Accident Insurance)
  • Satellite Navigation System

Prices Excludes

  • Cancellation insurance
  • Travel Insurance
  • Additional CDW insurance
  • Optional excursions
  • Meals other than specified