The Western and Southern Self Drive

On this tour you will drive to the Borgarfjordur region in Western Iceland, the Golden Circle area, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the whole South Coast, as well as many other magnificent places in Iceland. All accommodation is in very nice cottages, guesthouses or hotels, including a private bathroom, and a suitable car.

Duration: 9 nights and 9 days, All Year

Price: From $2,429 per person


  • The Natural Wonders of Hot springs and Waterfalls
  • The History Rich Saga Region of West Iceland
  • The Snæfellsjökull, Þingvellir and Skaftafell National Parks

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This includes
  - Rental car for 9 days, pick up on arrival at Keflavík International Airport*
  - 8 nights’ accommodation in the countryside
  - 1 nights’ accommodation in Reykjavik
  - Detailed itinerary which we will help put together with you
  - Nordika Travel contact number to help you to book accommodation and excursions should you decide to change your plans whilst on holiday
  - Rental car airport fee
  - Unlimited mileage
  - Collision Damage Waiver Insurance
  - 2 authorized drivers for the whole period 
  - GPS is Free of Charge
 - All taxes, VAT and service fees
  - Information about driving in Iceland
  - The detailed Itinerary will be sent to you at least 6 weeks in advance, so you can study it and prepare your trip before your departure. You can also download it to
    your iPhone/smart phone or tablet to have with you on your trip.

Not included
  - Flights to and from Iceland
  - Travel Insurance
  - Car rental for an extra day, if necessary

 *Please note that the package price is based on 24 hour rental days starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives early on day 1 and departs late on departure day, an extra rental day is available. You can also choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the car rental ends and use Flybus Plus or private departure transfer.


Day 1

Arriving in Keflavik.

Arrive early morning and pick up the car at the airport and drive to your hotel in Reykjanes area.
After early check in (if available) and resting explore the Reykjanes peninsula.
REYKJANES Peninsula is a geothermal wonder. The Blue lagoon, The Bridge over two continents, Volcanic Craters, lava fields and hot springs. Explore the Reykjanes area in the afternoon.




Day 2 and 3

Whalefjord – Borgarfjörður - Snæfellsnes

Travel to West Iceland and spend the day in the Borgarfjörður valley, famous for its sagas of the Viking time. Here you find Deildartunguhver, Europe's most powerful hot spring. Continue to Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls. There are several museums in the area such as the Icelandic settlement museum in Borgarnes, Snorrastofa culture and history exhibition and Hvanneyri Farm Machinery Museum. Drive on to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and stay there for 2 nights. An interesting option is to take a boat trip on the Breiðafjördur Bay, where you have the possibility of seeing whales, birds and other wildlife. The islands in the bay are countless.

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Day 4

From the West to the South via the Golden Circle

Today you drive east to the ring road at the village Borgarnes and head south to the shores of Hvalfjörður (Whale Fjord) and continue inland into Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of Iceland's most fascinating places due to both its impressive geological formations and for the significant role it plays in the country's history as the original meeting site of the Icelandic parliament, the oldest existing parliament in the world.
In the afternoon you can visit hot springs, waterfalls and lava caves or put your feet up for some first class spa services. This is a good area for independent hiking. We can also arrange scuba diving and river rafting.
This is a 4 star sightseeing trip and you should allow enough time for exploring the world famous Geysir geothermal area and the Gullfoss waterfalls. River Jet and River rafting are interesting options in the Golden Circle.  Stay one night in the region.


Day 5

South Iceland - Glaciers Volcanoes and Black Beaches

Today you will drive through the southwest of Iceland. Stop along the way to visit two of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls; Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. Here you can optionally do a guided glacier walk, take a Super Jeep tour to the Eyjafjallajökull volcanoe or Þórsmörk Valley or visit to the Vestman Islands.  Stay 2 nights in the Southern area.
Interesting activities in this area, Super Jeep tours, Glacier walk or visit to the Vestman Islands.  This is a collection of 15 islands off the southwest coast of Iceland and is home to about 5000 inhabitants and many birds and interesting sea life. The settlement of Heimaey is famous for its 1973 volcanic eruption.


Day 6 and 7

Skaftafell National Park and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Drive east to Skaftafell National Park nestled under Europe’s largest glacier Vatnajökull in southeast Iceland. Explore the park on foot.  Visit also the Jökulsárlón, the great glacial lake (full of floating icebergs) that didn't exist before 1900 and could disappear with new seismic or volcanic action. Boat trips on the lake are dream-like with the shapes and beautiful hues of blues visible in the calved glacial ice, a photographer's paradise.  Stay 2 or 3 nights in the area.


Day 8

Southwest Iceland

Today you will head back west along the ring road to southwest Iceland. As you continue to head west, you’ll be able to take in the amazing scenery of black lava beaches and colorful coastal villages.


Day 9

Reykjavik City and Museums

Reykjavik is an exciting modern city with lots to see and do, or if you want to relax visit one of the many spas and swimming pools. You can also visit some of many museums in Reykjavik.


Day 10

Departure and the Blue Lagoon

If you leave in the afternoon you can spend the morning in Reykjavik or leave early and stop by the Blue lagoon on your way to the airport.

REYKJAVÍK is the northern most capital city in the world. Lined with colorful, corrugated steel buildings, the streets in the downtown area are very pedestrian-friendly and full of fascinating museums, quaint shops, and cozy cafes.  Spend the morning exploring the city at your leisure and then head back to Keflavík airport.

You can also stop by Bláa Lónið, the Blue Lagoon, for a refreshing swim before your flight

Daily Departures.

Standard value packages:  An accommodation in hotels, guesthouses and farmhouses around Iceland. The standard accommodation room is ideal for a brief stay of up to a few days. Double rooms contain two twin beds, or one queen size bed. There is a fully equipped en suite bathroom. All hotels are equipped with central heating and television. Normally no room service is provided. Wi-Fi is available in most standard accommodations.
Quality value packages: An accommodation in 3 or 4 star like hotels or special guesthouses. The Beds can be two twin beds or one Queen or King. Ensuite full bathrooms normally contain hairdryers, toiletries and towels. Bathrooms are fully equipped, either with a shower or a bathtub. Wi-Fi internet is available in all hotels free of charge. Quality accommodation offers restaurant on site.  Possibility to upgrade to superior or deluxe rooms, when available.


Price for the period June 1 to September 14, 2018 and from May 15 to September 30, 2019:


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Quality Value Package: 9 nights
Price per person
Car Type (or similar cars)
2 pers. Double Room 3 pers. Triple Room 4 pers.
2 Double Rooms
5 pers. Double and Triple
01 - Toyota Yaris Auto $ 3,025 $ 2,365 $ 2,722 $ 2,387
02 - Toyota Auris Automatic or similar $ 3,172 $ 2,463 $ 2,796 $ 2,446
03 - Skoda Octavia Station Wagon 4WD Automatic $ 3,305 $ 2,551 $ 2,862 $ 2,499
04 - Toyota Rav4 4WD Automatic $ 3,666 $ 2,792 $ 3,043 $ 2,643
05 - Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4WD Automatic 5 seater $ 4,056 $ 3,052 $ 3,238 $ 2,799
07 - VW Caravelle 9 seater 4x4 $ 4,189 $ 3,141 $ 3,305 $ 2,853


Price for the periods Nov 1 to Dec 20, 2018, Jan 6 to Apr 30, 2019 and Nov 1 to Dec 20, 2019:


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Price for the periods Sept 15 to Oct 31, 2018, May 1 to 15, 2019, Oct 1 to 31, 2019 and Dec 21, 2018 to Jan 5, 2019:

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Views from The Western and Southern Self Drive

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  • The Natural Wonders of Hot springs and Waterfalls
  • The History Rich Saga Region of West Iceland
  • The Snæfellsjökull, Þingvellir and Skaftafell National Parks

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