Day 1: Arrival
Approximate distance: ca 50 km / 30 miles
Arrival in Iceland – The world’s northernmost capital city
Once you have landed at Keflavik Airport in Iceland, please pick up your luggage and head through customs. Collect your rental car at the airport, make sure you receive a tablet with a protective case and chargers, and proceed to your hotel in Reykjavik. The rest of the day is yours to rest and use at your own leisure.
Overnight in Reykjavik.
Day 2: Explore The Famous Golden Circle
Highlights: Gullfoss Geysir Thingvellir National Park Laugarvatn Fontana Nature Baths Kerid
Approximate distance: ca 190km / 118miles
National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO) – Spouting Geysers
Today you‘ll visit the must-see sites in Iceland.
Start with the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, famous for its history and geological wonders. Continue to Geysir Hot Spring Area, with its collection of bubbling pools and spouting geysers. Then drive onwards to the majestic, two-tiered Gullfoss (Golden Falls). Bathe in the Secret Lagoon or Laugarvatn Fontana Baths, or why not try horseback riding? Afterward, take a pit stop at Fridheimar greenhouses to see how food is grown in Iceland and sample the fresh local cuisine.
Overnight in Fludir area.
Day 3: Eyjafjallajokull & Surroundings
Highlights: Eyjafjallajokull Seljalandsfoss Skogafoss Vík Skogar Museum Reynisdrangar Cliffs
Approximate distance: ca 290km / 180miles
Looming volcanoes – Black-Sand Beaches – Thundering Waterfalls – Sea Cliffs & Stone Arches
This day is chock-full of selfie-worthy destinations!
Drive along the scenic southern coast and the area near the infamous Eyjafjallajokull volcano which erupted and disrupted air traffic in the northern hemisphere for weeks in 2010. A stop at the LAVA center in Hvolsvöllur is highly recommended.
Continue onwards and explore the beautiful Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls and Myrdalsjokull glacier, which covers the powerful Katla volcano. Here it’s possible to explore an ice cave, go snowmobiling or glacier hiking on the glacier, and get envy-worthy photos of southern Iceland’s epic coastline. Stop by the peaceful seafront village of Vik to grab a meal and explore a dramatic stretch of coastline photogenically poised between glacier-topped mountains, rugged sea cliffs, and world-famous black sand beaches.
Overnight again in the Fludir area.
Day 4: The Blue Lagoon, Reykjanes UNESCO Global Geopark & Reykjavik
Highlights: The Blue Lagoon Reykjavik Bridge Between Continents Gunnuhver Viking World Krysuvik
Approximate distance: ca 180km / 112miles
Geothermal Activity and the World Famous Blue Lagoon
It’s your last day and there’s still so much to see and do. It’s entirely up to you!
Drive to the Reykjanes Peninsula and the famous Blue Lagoon for a relaxing dip in the pleasantly warm geothermal waters, rich in silica and minerals that are great for the skin. We recommend you book your entrance to the Blue Lagoon online well in advance.
Explore the Mars-like landscapes of the Reykjanes Peninsula – a UNESCO Global Geopark – and its fishing villages, lighthouse and the colorful geothermal area of Krysuvik. Or simply head to your hotel, relax or explore Reykjavik, the northernmost capital in the world.
Between the months of September and October, we recommend a northern lights tour by boat. From May through July, why not try an ATV ride under the midnight sun?
Overnight in Reykjavik.
Day 5: Departure
Highlights: Reykjavik Viking World The Blue Lagoon Grindavík Lighthouses Bridge Between Continents Kleifarvatn Gunnuhver
Approximate driving distance: ca 50 km/31 miles
Return to Keflavik International Airport**
We recommend leaving your hotel approximately 3 hours prior to the departure of your international flight.
If your flight departs late in the afternoon, we recommend spending the morning either exploring the city of Reykjavik or explore the Reykjanes Peninsula. Several natural wonders such as Gunnuhver hot spring, the Bridge Between Continents, Reykjanesta cliffs and Reykjanesviti lighthouse can be found in close proximity to Keflavik International Airport. You could also use the time to visit the famous Blue Lagoon or Viking World Museum before heading to the airport.