Glaciers, Volcanoes & National Parks

Starting from: Reykjavik or Keflavik

Season: All year

Duration: 7+ days

Driving distance:  kms

Highlights: Vatnajokull - Jokulsarlon - Reynisfjara - Dyrholaey - Skogafoss - Skaftafell - Seljalandsfoss - Gullfoss - Geysir - Thingvellir National Park - Snaefellsjokull - Arnarstapi - Kirkjufell - Hraunfossar - Deildartunguhver - Glymur

Available as a self-drive or private guided tour

This trip is the perfect combination of the popular South Coast and beautiful combination, flavoured with some lesser-visited gems.

If you're looking to experience Iceland's glaciers, volcanoes and National Parks, this trip will be perfect for you!

A road trip is a personal experience and our goal is to design an itinerary that matches your dream trip.
Below is a 7 day / 6 night sample itinerary to give you a general idea of our Glaciers, Volcanoes & National Parks trip starting from Keflavik:

Day 1 – Arrival & South Coast Waterfalls

Arrival in Iceland. Pick up your rental car and drive along the South Coast to visit the wonderful waterfall duo of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss.

Day 2 - Black sand beaches & cliffs

Explore the wonders of the South Coast - black sand beaches, stone portals and basalt cliffs. Marvel at the many outlet glaciers on the way and catch a glimpse of the infamous Eyjafjallajokull volcano.

Day 3 - Vatnajokull glacier

A day exploring the Vatnajokull area where you visit the Skaftafell National Park, surreal glacier lagoons with floating icebergs and the diamond beach.

Day 4 - South Coast secrets

Drive back to the Golden Circle area stopping to visit several lesser-known gems of the South. Stop for a glacier hike along the way.

Day 5 - Golden Circle

A day around the popular Golden Circle! Visit the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall, the Strokkur geyser and the Thingvellir rift valley between the tectonic plates of Europe and America

Day 6 - Snaefellsjokull National Park

Drive around the Snaefellsjokull glacier volcano stopping to visit black sand beaches with fascinating rock formations, lava fields and the Kirkjufell mountain and waterfall.

Day 7 - West Iceland & Departure

Visit the Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls and Europe's most powerful spring, Deildartunguhver. Take a hike to the Glymur waterfall or learn more about the Icelandic sagas at the Settlement Centre.

Drive back to Reykjavik for your departure.

Notes:
The locations specified above are indicative. Since the exact itinerary is customised for your arrival and departure times, activities and tours you choose, and the pace of your trip; these might change.
We can of course also accommodate any preferences you have.

Here are some of the ways in which we can customise this trip:
- Add extra days to slow down the pace or enrich your itinerary with more time for activities or de-tours; there is enough to do for 2 weeks
- Cut a day from the itinerary to allow for reduced time or budget
- Create a themed itinerary with an emphasis on your favourite activity or interest f.e. adventure, geology, hiking, geothermal pools, birds & wildlife, cuisine, history & culture etc.
- If you want to explore more sights off the beaten path then we have a ton of great ideas!

Price for self-drive:  ISK per person on a twin-sharing basis in summer

Inclusions:
- 7-day station car rental (including CDW insurance, GPS, airport pick up and drop off, unlimited kilometres and emergency service)
- Digital map for each day
- 6-night two-star hotel accommodation (double or twin room with private bath and breakfast)
- Detailed day wise sightseeing itinerary
- Contact person in Iceland

Price for private guided tour: Contact us with details of group size, language and requirements.

Notes:
For self-drive, the car rental is as per your preference and the season; in the off-season, we only provide a 4X4.
For private tours, we offer a variety of comfortable vehicles for different group sizes with a local guide.

We offer a wide variety of handpicked quality accommodations from star category hotels to guesthouses and apartments, all well rated and located so as to balance your daily driving time.

Our detailed itinerary is completely tailored to your specific interests. It will include comprehensive information on the must-see attractions and offbeat sights you will visit, a day-wise outline and directions on Google maps.

We can also include tours and activities of your choice, self-guided walks and hikes, and restaurant recommendations. Typically this requires adding extra time to the trip.

And of course, we are always available for questions or assistance during your trip.

Additional information for your Iceland trip will be sent to you after the booking. This will include details about weather and clothing, currencies and payments, electricity system, food and water, safety, contact info, and other useful tips.

Self-drive:
The minimum driver age for is 20 years for smaller cars and 25 years for jeeps. Drivers must bring an international driving licence or a local driving licence written in a Roman script. Winter driving experience is strongly recommended for off-season travel.