Overview

Set out on a self-guided 3-day tour of Iceland’s most famous attractions. Included in this self-drive is a detailed guided itinerary with places to stop, directions, tips, and more.

Highlights

  • The Golden Circle
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Geysir Hot Springs
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Skogafoss Waterfall
  • Gljufrabui Waterfall
  • Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • Eyjafjallajokull Volcano View
  • Cape Dyrholaey
  • Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
  • Reykjavik City

Enjoy three days exploring Iceland's most popular attractions and hidden gems during this special curated road trip. This itinerary introduces you to the best sites of the Golden Circle, South Coast, and Reykjanes Peninsula, with the flexibility only a self-drive can offer. As an added bonus this tour also includes a guided glacier hike. Don't miss out on this unique excursion! 

  • Personal Experience
  • Small group
  • Expert guides
Availability All Year
Duration 3 day
Departs From Reykjavik / KEF
Minimum age 8 YEARS
Difficulty Easy
Accommodation Included

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What's included

Included

  • Accommodation for 2 nights w. breakfast
  • Rental car for 3 days (with all basic insurances: Collision Damage Waiver, Personal Accident Insurance and Theft protection)
  • Detailed itinerary and information package

What to bring

  • Warm clothes
  • Hiking shoes
  • A driver's license
  • Sun glasses

Not Included

  • Lunch & dinner
  • Blue Lagoon admission ticket

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Itinerary

Introduction

Get ready to discover the best Iceland has to offer on this exciting 3-day road trip. Our self-drive itineraries are perfect for travelers who want to enjoy the freedom of the open road but would also like some structure and travel advice. Once you purchase a self-drive tour you will receive instructional guides on what to wear, accommodation, and most importantly a detailed PDF on all your stops 

Enjoy detailed background information on each attraction, how to get there, parking information, driving tips, nearby spots to eat, and bonus stops nearby if you want to see other sites in the area.  

rainbow over gullfoss waterfall in iceland

Day one of your itinerary is packed with popular Iceland attractions famed for their geology, history, and natural beauty. The first stop, Thingvellir National Park, is the perfect example of how culture and nature have been linked throughout the country’s history. This geological wonderland is one of the rare places on earth where you can walk across two continental plates at once. Thingvellir has earned a spot on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list, owing to the fact it was where the world's first parliament was founded. 

Other hot spots that await you include the active Geysir Hot Springs and the Laugarvatn Fontana spa, where you can stop for a dip. Finish your day at the Golden Circle’s final main stop, Gullfoss Waterfall (the Golden Falls) or explore some of the area’s hidden gems, which are listed in your complete self-drive PDF guide 

Day Highlights
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Geysir Hot Springs
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Bonus Stops
seljalandsfoss and skogafoss waterfalls in iceland

On day two you head to the scenic South Coast. This dramatic coastline comprises giant glaciers, active volcanoes, jagged cliffs, and black sand beaches, and is sometimes nicknamed “Iceland in a nutshell” because of its diverse landscapes. You will stop at Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach – the most famous of the island’s unique black sand beaches – cinematic location with stormy waves and tall basalt columns. Prepare to be amazed!  

During your coastal drive, your itinerary will take you to some of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls, cool historical monuments, and wildlife lookout points. If you’re lucky you might even see some Atlantic puffins. In addition to stopping at amazing attractionsthe day includes a guided glacier hike across the impressive Sólheimajökull Glacier. 

Day Highlights
  • Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
  • Sólheimajökull Glacier
  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Bonus Stops
man relaxing at blue lagoon spa

Your final day allows for more flexibility on your itinerary, which depends on your flight departure time. If time allows, we have included several stops along the volcanic Reykjanes PeninsulaThe otherworldly landscapes of this geothermal region boast mossy lava fields, jagged volcano craters, impressive rock formations, spectacular mountains, and soothing hot springs.   

End your trip with a relaxing soak in the famous Blue Lagoon or one of the lesser-known local hot springs that are suggested in your guide.  

Day Highlights
  • Blue Lagoon
  • Seltún Geothermal Area
  • The Bridge Between Two Continents
  • Bonus Stops

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