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Magical South Iceland – 6-day Winter Vacation

6 days
 / 5 nights

Experience the winter wonders of Iceland on an unforgettable self-drive tour. Visit South Iceland’s most famous attractions, see bubbling geysers, magnificent glaciers, black volcanic sand beaches, floating icebergs and snow-capped peaks of Iceland‘s biggest volcanoes.

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Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs and travel preferences. If a self-drive tour is not what you prefer, this travel package can also be offered as a privately guided trip.

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6 days
 / 5 nights

Estimated price per person from:

145,000 ISK
Estimated price per person based on bookings for 2 people in a standard double room with private facilities and breakfast. Low season price.

We will tailor this vacation package to you. Change anything – from activities to accommodation to places visited.

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What's Included

Included

Accommodation for 5 nights w. breakfast
Rental car - SUV Economy – 6 days
Guided snowmobile and glacier hiking tour
Detailed personal itinerary
Expert trip manager and local guides
Customer care service and 0-24h emergency line assistance while you are in Iceland
Taxes and service fees

Not included

Flights and connections to and from Iceland
Personal travel insurance
Beverages, snacks, lunches, dinners unless otherwise noted in your itinerary
Any service, admission or activity not specifically listed under “Included”
Road tolls and tunnel fees
Fuel

Highlights

Enjoy the tranquility of the winter season
Relax and bathe in the mineral rich waters of Blue Lagoon
Be amazed by the incredible power of Skógafoss waterfall and take in the incredible views from the top
Take a scenic walk on the world-famous black sand beach at Reynisfjara and take some cool photos when climbing on the basalt columns
Go on an exciting snowmobile and glacier hike adventure
Discover the highlights of Reykjavík
Take a walk at Thingvellir National Park where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet
Experience the spouting geyser of Strokkur at Geysir Geothermal Area

Itinerary

Welcome to Iceland

Welcome to your winter holiday in Iceland!

Your South Iceland adventure is about to begin. Once you arrive at Keflavik International Airport and clear customs, you’ll pick up your car at the rental service area. You only need a short ride with a shuttle bus located outside the arrival hall to get to your preferred rental vehicle. The shuttle bus departs every 10-15 minutes, so you won't be wasting your time waiting for the transfer.

You will be staying in the heart of Reykjavik, the world's northernmost capital. Get settled into your hotel and start exploring.

Reykjavik city center offers many great sights, and the city is unique in so many ways. You will not find the towering skyscrapers of America or the age-old narrow streets, which time has seemingly forgotten and seemingly unchanged since Roman times, as in Europe. Reykjavik is somewhere in between and yet miles away. With its small quirky houses and both tiny and open spaces, it’s colorful, modern, charming, and old all the same time. So, don’t forget to bring your camera along, and get ready for photo ops at every turn.

Day 1
The South Coast - Waterfalls and Glaciers

Start your day early and travel along the stunning South Coast of Iceland. You surely have an eventful day ahead starting with exploring Seljalandsfoss, Gljúfrabúi the hidden "secret" waterfall, and the picture-perfect Skogafoss.

Once you reach the snowmobile basecamp near Myrdalsjokull glacier, we will get you registered for your snowmobile adventure. Here, your guides will provide you with all the equipment and lead you up a snowmobile trail through the ice cap for a fantastic adventure. For those who want something different adventure, an ATV tour on a black sand beach is a great option. After your snowmobiling or ATV adventure, make your way towards your accommodation in the town of Vík, where you´ll spend the night.

Day 2
Skaftafell and Vatnajökull National Park

Today we have another exciting activity waiting for you. Start your day by leaving your accommodation and continue your journey along the stunning coastline. You head out in the direction to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. On your way there, make a stop at Skaftafell Nature Reserve, a part of the Vatnajökull National Park. You can spend time marveling at the area’s great beauty by trekking the many well-maintained hiking trails, including a short walk to the beautiful Svartifoss waterfall, which features pitch-black hexagonal basalt columns and a rugged canyon.

At Skaftafell, you will meet up with your expert guides who will take you on a stunning glacier hike on an outlet glacier of the Vatnajökull ice cap.

Continue your journey to the spectacular Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon which has been setting for many Hollywood movies. You can witness the slow breakdown of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier as huge blocks of ice constantly break off the glacier and float on the lagoon. You get to take a safe boat ride and cruise between magnificent towering icebergs that fill the lagoon as they move their way slowly out to the ocean. On Diamond Beach, you can find small icebergs (crystals) that have washed ashore and look like glittering diamonds. Many seals call this beach home, and it is one of the best places in the country to see Orcas from the shore.

Accommodation in Vík.

Day 3
South Coast - Black Sand Beaches and Lava

Today you will be driving back towards Reykjavík, but you still have plenty to see along the South Coast. Make sure not to miss the rugged and moss-covered Eldhraun lava field and Dyrholaey, a naturally formed arch right before the black sand beach of Reynisfjara. In summer, hundreds of thousands of birds make their nests in the grassy hills of Dyrholaey, so don’t forget to bring your camera.

At Hvolsvollur, the Lava Center offers you a superb interactive exhibition where you will learn about the birth and growth of Iceland as one of the world’s largest volcanic islands.

Accommodation in Selfoss area.

Day 4
The Golden Circle

During your holiday in Iceland, you cannot miss the famous Golden Circle. Today, you will explore this area. The main highlights are Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the great Geysir geothermal area with bubbling mud pools and spouting geyser, and the milky waterfall Gullfoss. Friðheimar geothermal greenhouse is a wonderful add-on to the day along with green and lush farmlands before you reach your hotel for the night. There are a couple of geothermal areas in the Golden Circle. We highly recommend the Secret Lagoon in Flúðir, the oldest geothermal pool in Iceland, and the Fontana Spa in Laugarvatn.

Day 5
Departure

Sadly, your Iceland vacation has come to an end.

If you’re flying in the afternoon, you have the option to visit the volcanic Reykjanes Peninsula to explore Seltún, an interesting geothermal area with bubbling mud pots, steam vents, and colorful mountains.

If you arrive around noon, it is possible to stop at the Blue Lagoon before driving to Keflavík Airport where you drop off your rental car.

*You can also visit the Blue Lagoon as part of your transfer back to the airport on your departure day if it fits better with your flights.

Optional Extras

Upgrade to Premium Package
Upgrade to the Retreat Lagoon Spa

Day 6

Rental Car Type Examples

When we design our travel packages we include the most reliable rental cars available, in order to make your trip as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
Below you’ll find some examples of the type of rental cars we recommend for this trip.

Compact

KIA Ceed or similar
Passengers: 5
Luggage: 2
Doors: 5
Transmission: Manual

Standard 4x4 SUV

KIA Sportage AWD or similar
Passengers: 5
Luggage: 4
Doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic

Premium 4x4 SUV

ToyotaLand Cruiser or similar
Passengers: 5
Luggage: 5
Doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic

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Magical South Iceland - 6-day Winter Vacation
6 days
 / 5 nights

Estimated price per person from:

145,000 ISK
Estimated price per person based on bookings for 2 people in a standard double room with private facilities and breakfast. Low season price.

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