8 Day Self-Drive South of the island

Self Drive in Iceland

About the Trip

Travel to Iceland self-guided. You drive. We propose the itinerary and the notable visits. We provide you with a rental car, accommodation and travel insurance. You just enjoy, are you going to miss it?

Available

May to September

Duration

8 days

Category of this trip

Self - Drive

Accommodation

Hotels 3* in Reykjavík

Highlights

  • Self-made trip with accommodation in hotels or guesthouses field in rooms with private bathroom.
  • Detailed map with location of accommodation and recommended visits.
  • 24-hour emergency telephone.

The trip includes

Included

No included

Map

Itinerary

Information About Extra Insurance

CDW: Collision Damage Partial Waiver Insurance. ISK 195,000 excess for small vehicles/

medium and ISK 375,000 for large vehicles/4×4.

This insurance is included

THW: vehicle theft insurance (does not cover theft or loss of personal belongings). This insurance is included.

PAI: personal injury insurance for the driver or occupants of the vehicle. This insurance is included.

SCDW: contracting this insurance you will have the same coverage as with the CDW insurance but you will lower the excess, to 49,500 ISK for

small/medium vehicles and 90,000 ISK for large/4×4 vehicles.

GP: this insurance covers windshield or headlight breakage, caused by the projection of gravel from other vehicles.

This insurance is highly recommended if you drive outside the capital, especially on rural roads.

SADW: this insurance covers possible damage caused by ash and sandstorms. Possible damage by ash/sand in the vehicle can reach €20,000, with this insurance the risk in case of damage is reduced to ISK 25,000.

*PREMIUM PACKAGE: with this insurance package the excess is reduced to 0 ISK. However, the renter is always responsible for the following damages that are not covered by CDW or S CDW insurance and therefore not covered by the Premium package:

  • Negligence
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, stimulants, sedatives or any substance that disables driving.

vehicle safely.

  • Damage to the headlights, windshield and underbody of the vehicle
  • Damage caused by loose rocks being thrown at the vehicle on gravel roads.
  • Damage to the vehicle’s engine due to water entering it.
  • Damage caused by off-road driving (unnumbered highways, tracks, paths, beaches, etc).
  • Damages caused to the underbody of the vehicle, tires, or those produced as a consequence of crossing rivers or other fluvial channels.
  • Damage caused by animals.
  • Upholstery burns, etc.
  • Damage affecting only the wheels, tires, suspension, battery, or damage resulting therefrom.
  • Roadside assistance

8 Day Self-Drive South of the island

Arrival and collection of the vehicle.

Accommodation in Reykjavík / Keflavik*.

Snaefellsnes Peninsula, call “Little Iceland” due to the concentration of landscapes of the island that it possesses. This peninsula is famous for Snaefellsjökull, the volcano through which Jules Verne accessed the center of the Earth in his famous novel.

Accommodation on the Snaefellsnes peninsula.

The most popular group of visits on the island, with Geysir, the Gullfoss waterfall and the Thingvellir National Park, where the separation of tectonic plates can be observed.

Accommodation in the Golden Circle area.

Seljalandfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls. Then visit the cliffs where the puffins nest during the summer months and the black sand beaches.

Accommodation in the southeast area.

Before you can enjoy the Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon. Visit the Jökulsárlón and Fjallsárlón glacier lagoons, where hundreds of icebergs float.

Accommodation in the southeast area.

Explore Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe and the Skaftafell National Park.

Accommodation in the Hella area.

On the way to Reykjavík, possibility to visit the Hellisheiði Geothermal Power Plant. Arrival in the capital.

Accommodation in Reykjavik

Free day in Reykjavík, where you can enjoy a whale watching excursion (Optional)

About the trip

Accommodation

Accommodation in double/triple room (cabin or apartment) with private bathroom in tourist class hotels and country houses, breakfast included.

The accommodations we use have been carefully chosen to meet our requirements. It’s about accommodation

“authentic”, rather small, like farms and guesthouses or hotels, accommodations that in our opinion have charm. If you want more comfort, we also offer a version of this trip with hotel accommodation.

Check prices

ATT! The closer we get to summer, the offer of accommodation with a private bathroom in Iceland is even smaller, which implies that in order to design your trip in the best possible way, there is a possibility that one night we cannot confirm a private bathroom inside the room.

This may not be cause for renouncing the trip.

  • Recommended material and clothing: next to this tab you can find the recommended material for the route. There’s no need make large disbursements in the purchase of material; talk to your agent and he will advise you.
  • Northern Lights: In Iceland they begin to be visible at the end of August, although October is when the greatest activity begins and the greatest chances of observing them. Last year they could be seen from August 20.
  • How and when to reserve: Your agent will indicate the steps to process a reservation. Iceland has been a highly demanded destination in recent years and it is highly recommended to make a reservation in advance (at least 3 months before), in order to ensure a place and the best services.

Mainly during the summer months, each year Iceland is more in demand and the offer is not very wide, so if you want to ensure availability it is recommended to make a reservation with enough time.

Category of this trip

Trips adapted to the traveler. We reserve services such as accommodation and car and together with the travel documentation a map is sent with the location of the accommodation and the recommended visits in order to optimize your travel days. The traveler will be the one who sets his pace for each day of the route.

Important notes

Minimum age and driving license requirements.

You must be in possession of a driving license that is at least 12 months old, which must be presented at the time of rental. The user must be over 20 years of age or 23 in the case of high-end vehicles.

Copy of credit card.

Together with the documentation provided you will find a voucher that covers all the rental costs. However, the rental company will require a copy of the credit card as a guarantee against unforeseen additional charges, such as excess kilometers, extra insurance, parking fines, damages or other expenses caused by the user.

Only Mastercard or Visa credit cards are accepted. Debit or prepaid cards are not accepted.

Car type

The rental company reserves the right to substitute vehicles when the type of car reserved is not available and provide a similar or superior one.

Fuel tank

The rental car will be delivered to the user with a full fuel tank. The vehicle must also be returned fully refueled, otherwise, an extra charge will be made to your credit card for the remaining liters.

Child seat

In Iceland it is mandatory that children travel in child seats inside the vehicle. Child seats are available upon pre-reservation

Excursions included

Skogafoss and Seljalandfoss waterfalls

Skogafoss and Seljalandfoss waterfalls

Included
Golden Circle

Golden Circle

Included
Black sand beaches of Reynisfjara

Black sand beaches of Reynisfjara

Included
Sky Lagoon Hot Springs Entrance

Sky Lagoon Hot Springs Entrance

Included
Natural ice cave in glacier

Natural ice cave in glacier

Included
Entrance to Lava Center

Entrance to Lava Center

Included
 Jökulsárlón iceberg lagoon

Jökulsárlón iceberg lagoon

Included
Glacier Tongue

Glacier Tongue

Included
Diamond Beach

Diamond Beach

Included
Eldhraun lava field

Eldhraun lava field

Included
Fagradalsfjall volcano

Fagradalsfjall volcano

Included
Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon

Included
Sighting of Northern Lights (if the necessary conditions are met)

Sighting of Northern Lights (if the necessary conditions are met)

Included

Frequently Asked Questions about 8 Day Self-Drive South of the island

Wear comfortable and waterproof clothing, it does not matter if it is summer or winter. Include comfortable footwear such as boots with good grip and travel with several changes of socks. It is convenient to take an umbrella if you go in the rainy season, and if you travel in winter, take warm clothes and a windbreaker.

It is not always possible to see the puffins, but if you travel in the summer or in the closer months it is very likely that we will see some.

Yes, it is an excursion suitable for children, although you must bear in mind that it lasts 10 hours.

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