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Discover Iceland On Your Own

From £2024 pp

Iceland, Reykjavik

6 Days/5 Nights

Private Tour 1-5

Discover Iceland On Your Own

What You'll Do

For the more adventurous, there is little more rewarding than striking out on your own to discover a country as beautiful and awe-inspiring as Iceland. Set off on a self-driven tour of this spectacular corner of the world, and enjoy getting off the beaten track on the adventure of a lifetime.

Once you pick up your rental car in Keflavik airport, this 6-night adventure will take you all over the southern part of Iceland. Stay in two excellent 4* hotels, and use them as your base to discover glaciers, cascading waterfalls, geothermally heated pools, brooding mountains and endless wilderness.

You’ll experience the geothermal waters of the blue lagoon as you soak in the rejuvenating waters of nature. You’ll then go on to Reykjavik where you will spend the afternoon whale-watching, before you spend time exploring this vibrant, charismatic city.

Then, head deeper into the countryside where you will discover incredible natural waterfalls, glaciers, hot springs and The Secret Lagoon. You will also get off the beaten track and learn a little local culture when you visit a local tomato farm.

All in all, you’ll be able to revel in the freedom of the open road, the stunning wilderness and enjoy unique, magical activities at the end of each drive, all packaged up neatly in a 6-day trip that means you don’t have to waste time planning, you can simply jump in the car, and go and explore.

Experience
Highlights

Explore Southern Iceland independently, cruise the stunning roads discovering incredible sights

Snowmobile on a mighty glacier and discover what true wilderness looks like

Discover mighty waterfalls, gorgeous hot springs and head out whale watching

Enjoy 5 nights 4* accommodation in two comfortable hotels

Your Local Host:

Rannveig

"Well I was born in Iceland, I am Icelandic, but I was raised in Namibia, in Africa. I lived there with my family for 6 years as a child before travelling extensively around Africa. My Father then decided to return to Iceland the long way so for 8 months as a family we drove south to the southern most part of Africa, before continuing through the entire continent, then Europe, and finally back to Iceland."

"Throughout the entire 8 months we did not board one plane and I would say was the main reason I got into the travel industry. That was my main inspiration for starting my company based out of Namibia."

Experience Itinerary

Arrival & Blue Lagoon

Upon arrival, pick up your rental car and drive to the Blue Lagoon which is only 20 minutes from the airport.

The Blue Lagoon is considered one of the New Wonders of the World. Enjoy a relaxing visit in the geothermal waters rich with three active ingredients – Silica, Algae & Minerals. Located between KEF Airport and Reykjavik it’s the perfect way to start or end your journey in Iceland

Comfort Entrance includes Silica Mud Mask, Towel, 1 drink of your choice

Distance to travel: From KEF – Blue Lagoon – Reykjavik 70 km | approx. 1 hour drive

Hotel: Grand Hotel Reykjavik (4*)

Room type: External View Double
Board basis: Bed and breakfast

Grand Hotel Reykjavík is a four-star superior hotel for business travelers, conference guests and tourists who demand excellent service and facilities. At the Grand Hotel Reykjavík there are over 300 rooms and 11 meeting and conference halls in all shapes and sizes, perfectly suitable for your event. Grand Hotel Reykjavík conforms to the Nordic Ecolabelling criteria for hotels. This guarantees that the highest standards regarding environmental measures, health, functionality and quality requirements have been met.

Whale Watching & Reykjavik

Enjoy the morning free at leisure in Reykjavik and in the afternoon embark on a Whale Watching Excursion from Reykjavik harbour.

Enjoy the rest of your time in Reykjavik at leisure, exploring the vibrant streets.

Hotel: Grand Hotel Reykjavik (4*)

Distance to travel: Whale Watching approx. 3 hours

Golden Circle

The Golden Circle is one of Iceland’s top excursions, where you get to see 3 of Iceland’s most beautiful natural wonders.

Visit Thingvellir National Park, where the world’s first parliament, Althingi, was located. See the majestic Gullfoss Waterfall, and the infamous Geysir hot spring, which no longer erupts but Geysir’s little brother Strokkur erupts every 10-15 minutes.

Distance to travel: 185 km | approx. 3,5 hours driving

Hotel: Grimsborgir (4*)

Room type: Superior Double room

Board basis: Bed and breakfast 

Hotel Grimsborgir was built in 2009, consisting of six houses with a total of ten apartments and the main building with the reception and Grimsborgir Restaurant. In 2013 and 2014 a new buildings with 28 beautiful and spacious superior double rooms was added to the hotel.

Due to its ideal location in the heart of the Golden Circle, being very close to some of Iceland’s most amazing attractions such as Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir National Park, Hotel Grimsborgir is a popular and sought after place to stay for tourists all over the world.

Hotel Grimsborgir prides itself on its friendly, first class service, and always provides guests with everything they need to make their stay in Iceland more enjoyable. 

Our superior rooms are 24 sqm big and have a private bath with bathtub/shower. Every room has a nice terrace and access to hot tubs in a common area. Breakfast buffet for one to three guests is included in the rate and takes place in our restaurant.

Secret Lagoon, Friðheimar Farm and Snowmobile

Today enjoy a day exploring some more of the jewels of the Golden Circle. You have already seen the sights that are officially included in the infamous Golden Circle, but there’s more to see.

Enjoy a lovely bath in the Secret Lagoon.

For lunch visit Friðheimar Farm which is an interesting tomato farm in a geothermally heated building. They offer the best tomato soup, made at the farm.

Kerið is an inactive volcano crater, and Faxi is a beautiful waterfall – both of these you can explore today.

To top it all of you will head to Gullfoss parking lot and meet with your snowmobile team.

From Gullfoss, you will board one of our custom-made Super Trucks that are capable of driving across rough snowy terrain thanks to its enormous tyres.

Ride across the eternally frozen snow and ice fields of one of the biggest glaciers in the world on a guided snowmobile tour, exploring one of the last true wilderness areas in Europe and indeed the world.

Hotel: Grimsborgir (4*)

Distance to travel: Flexible

South Coast

The South Coast of Iceland is a place of dramatic and versatile landscapes.

This tour takes you to Seljalandsfoss & Skógafoss Waterfalls, Sólheimajökull Glacier and Reynisfjara, all the way to the small village of Vík. Take the opportunity to walk behind Seljalandsfoss waterfall, touch an Icelandic Glacier and walk on our black sandy beach of Reynisfjara. If there’s a clear day you will see Hekla Volcano and in the distance the glacier capped Eyjafjallajökull Volcano.

Hotel: Grimsborgir (4*)

Distance to travel: 290 km | approx. 4,5 hours driving

Departure

From hotel drive to Keflavik airport, return your car for departure.

Distance to travel: 110 km | approx. 2,5 hours driving

A Map of Your Adventure

Location Information

You’ll pick up your rental car from Keflavik Airport, then head to Reykjavik, stopping at the Blue Lagoon en route, arriving at your first 4* hotel for the first two nights.

The itinerary then leads you around a good portion of Southern Iceland, where you’ll see the essential sight like the Blue Lagoon, Gulfoss and the Golden Circle, whilst also leading you a little further from the tourist trail for some unique experiences.

  • 2 nights at Grand Hotel 4* and 3 nights at Hotel Grímsborgir 4*
  • Breakfast included at both hotels
  • 6 days rental car with basic insurance package and GPS included
  • Car type is flexible, most common is type D which is a Skoda Octavia or similar 4WD vehicle
  • Comfort Entrance to the Blue Lagoon
  • Whale Watching Reykjavík
  • Secret Lagoon Entrance
  • Lunch at Friðheimar Farm
  • Snowmobile on Langjökull glacier

FAQs

Bookable dates: May to September 2020 and 2021

2 nights at Grand Hotel Reykjavík. This hotel is a four star superior hotel for business travellers, conference guests and tourists who demand excellent service and facilities. At the Grand Hotel Reykjavík there are over 300 rooms and 11 meeting and conference halls in all shapes and sizes, perfectly suitable for your event.

Grand Hotel Reykjavík conforms to the Nordic Ecolabelling criteria for hotels. This guarantees that the highest standards regarding environmental measures, health, functionality and quality requirements have been met.

Please note we can cater for many different types of accommodation so if you require a family room or a triple room please get in touch - prices are subject to change

3 nights at Hotel Grimsborgir. This hotel was built in 2009, consisting of six houses with a total of ten apartments and the main building with the reception and Grimsborgir Restaurant. In 2013 and 2014 a new buildings with 28 beautiful and spacious superior double rooms was added to the hotel.

Due to its ideal location in the heart of the Golden Circle, being very close to some of Iceland’s most amazing attractions such as Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir National Park, Hotel Grimsborgir is a popular and sought after place to stay for tourists all over the world.