Day 1: Arrival:
Highlights: Viking World The Blue Lagoon Grindavík Hveragerdi Hveragerdi Hot Spring Area
Geothermal Lagoon – Flower Village – Geothermal Greenhouses
Approximate distance: ca100km / 62miles
Pick up the car at the airport and start your Iceland experience.
From Keflavik International Airport, we recommend driving the southern coast of the Reykjanes peninsula towards your first overnight stay in the charming village of Hveragerdi. This village is one of the few sites in the world located directly on top of a geothermal area and, because of its many greenhouses heated by hot water from nearby, springs it is often called the “flower village.”
Overnight stay in the Hveragerdi area.
Day 2: Gullfoss, Geysir and the South Coast:
Highlights: Gullfoss Geysir Skogafoss Seljalandsfoss Dyrholaey Eyjafjallajokull The Saga Center
Thundering Waterfalls – Explosive Geysers – Cliffs & Stone Arches – Black-Sand Beaches of the South Shore
Approximate distance: 290km / 180 miles
Start the day with a remarkable visit to Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hot spring area.
Visit the majestic Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, the infamous Eyjafjallajokull glacier and the surrounding area affected by the volcanic eruption of 2010.
Dyrholaey is a rocky headland characterized by a black lava arch. Every year thousands of sea birds and puffins nest here during the summer.
Important: Please note that Dyrholaey is closed during the nesting season, from about the middle of May until late June.
Overnight in the Vik area.
Day 3: Skaftafell - Glacial Lagoon - Vik:
Highlights: Vík Skaftafell National Park Vatnajokull Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon
Europe’s Largest National Park – Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs – Europe’s Largest Glacier
Approximate distance: 395km / 245miles
Visit the awe-inspiring Skaftafell National Park, which is set between glaciers and offers many hiking possibilities. Continue to the shimmering icebergs of Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon before returning to the charming village of Vik in the afternoon.
Overnight in the Vik area
Day 4: Thingvellir - Borgarfjordur:
Highlights: Thingvellir National Park Deildartunguhver Hraunfossar Barnafoss Borgarnes Snorrastofa – Reykholt Husafell
National Park of Geological Wonders (UNESCO) – Europe’s Most Powerful Hot Spring
Approximate distance: 345km / 214miles
Drive to Thingvellir National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site), site of the ancient Icelandic parliament and a jewel of nature. The park itself is situated in a stunning volcanic landscape of mountains and lava flows on the edge of Iceland’s largest lake.
Continue to Borgarfjordur fjord and visit the historic site of Reykholt, the remarkably beautiful Hraunfoss and Barnafoss waterfalls and Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in Europe.
Overnight in west Iceland.
Day 5: Snaefellsnes Peninsula:
Highlights: Stykkisholmur Shark Museum Arnarstapi Snaefellsjokull National Park Kirkjufell Djupalonssandur Dritvik
Sea Cliffs with Birdlife – Rock Formations – Quaint Fishing Villages
Approximate distance: 355 km / 221miles
Explore the countless natural wonders of the Snaefellsnes peninsula. Visit Arnarstapi sea cliffs with their varied birdlife and the rocky beach of Djupalonssandur before driving along the north coast through lively fishing villages. In Stykkisholmur, join a boat tour in Breidafjordur Bay (approx. 2 hours) to admire the rich birdlife and sea life of the area. During the boat tour, a shellfish plow is lowered into the ocean and a wonderful selection of shellfish and sea life is caught for viewing and tasting: scallops, sea urchins, crabs, starfish, sea cucumbers and much more.
Overnight in west Iceland.
Day 6: Reykjanes Peninsula - Blue Lagoon:
Highlights: The Blue Lagoon Grindavík Kleifarvatn Krysuvik Gunnuhver Viking World Bridge Between Continents Lighthouses
Volcanic Landscapes – Bubbling Mud Pools – Quaint Fishing Village – Geothermal Spa
Approximate distance: 229 km / 142 miles
Drive to the Reykjanes peninsula and visit the moon-like surrounding of Lake Kleifarvatn and Krysuvik geothermal area with its bubbling mud pools. Visit Grindavik fishing village and the famous Blue Lagoon for a relaxing dip in the warm and pleasant geothermal waters which are rich in silica and minerals that are great for the skin.
Day 7: Departure:
Drive back to Keflavik International Airport and even stop at Blue Lagoon as it is on your way to the airport if you did not have time to do it on day 6. *
Approximate distance: 52 km / 32 miles