At a glance
4 nights/5 days
|Best For:||Natural World and scenery lovers, walkers/hikers, birdwatchers|
|Staying At:||Option of boutique hotels in Reykjavik and selected properties along the South Coast route1 highway/ringroad or the Blue lagoon area.|
This is the perfect itinerary for those wanting to uncover Iceland's gems. Explore the South Coast, along with the golden circle.
Tailor-make this itinerary with additional excursions including a whale watching cruise.
Arrive at Keflavík International Airport and pick up your hire car and make your way to Reykjavik (the drive is around 45 mins).
Arrive at Hotel Borg and then have time for the rest of the day to explore the city.
We would suggest a visit to Hallgrimskirja, the church on the hill in the city centre for a panorama view of the city.
Today you can continue to explore the city and we recommend you take advance of one of the great experiences we can offer you such as a Whale watching cruise, Puffin watching cruise or if you are feeling even more adventurous a helicopter tour over Reykjavik with a possibility of a mountain top landing.
After breakfast at Hotel Borg you can then take drive to the famous golden circle Iceland's ruggedly beautiful and tectonically active landscape offers some amazing natural attractions, we recommend the order being Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and Strokkur Geysir.
If you want to beat the crowds, you can get up at the crack of dawn and leave then, spending the full day exploring and relaxing along the way.However you can do the circle in the afternoon, or even in the evening.
During summertime the nights don't get dark, so you could even go during night time and visit the attractions under the midnight sun. The drive is around 3 hours with the shortest route, so you could do the whole circle in as little as 5/6 hours with stops or obviously, you could also spend a lot longer doing it.
On the southern part of the circle loop you can then head off passing the small towns of Selfos and Hella and arrive at Hotel Ranga where you will be staying for the night.
After breakfast at Hotel Ranga you can explore the South Coast of Iceland. This area is famed for its wealth of landmarks and dramatically diverse scenery, all of which is visible from the road as you drive.
You will be able to visit the impressive waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. Between these waterfalls, you may see Eyjafjallajökull, the sub-glacial volcano that erupted in 2010 and famously halted European air traffic.
You can continue along route 1 to the black sand beach Reynisfjara, which is famous for its fascinating geology, with the Reynisdrangar sea stacks and Dyrhólaey rock arch.
You can spend a little time in Vik and if you are feeling further adventurous can drive a further 2 hours to Skaftafell Nature Reserve.
This morning after breakfast you will head back to Keflavík airport to head home. The drive is around 1 hour 50 mins.
- Hand picked accommodation
- Return flights and private transfers
Price does not include:
- Additional food other than the above mentioned
- Excursions and additional tours
- Any other service not included in the "price includes" section