Southern Highlights - Self-Drive


Snaefellsnes peninsula
Krisuvik geothermal area
Geysir and Gullfoss
Seljandsfoss and Skogafoss
Icecaps of the south


This short self-drive itinerary introduces you to the highlights of Iceland. From the beautiful Snaefellsnes peninsula with excellent wildlife, in particular whales and birds such as kittiwakes and Arctic terns, to the classic sites of Geysir and Gullfoss and the spectacular South Coast. Finally explore the capital and geothermal centres of the Reykjanes peninsula, indulging in a trip to Blue Lagoon to round off a great week.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1. Depart UK for Keflavik. Transfer on the Flybus to Reykjavik
Day 2. Drive to Snaefellsness peninsula
Day 3. Explore the peninsula
Day 4. To Thingvellir, Geysir and Gullfoss
Day 5. South towards Vik via Skogafoss. Return to Reykjavik
Day 6. Explore the Reykjanes peninsula and relax at Blue Lagoon
Day 7. Depart Iceland to UK


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Departure Dates

Any date to your requirements May - October

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Explore a land of extremes, volcanoes and bubbling hot springs and huge icecaps, pretty waterfalls and wide open seascapes. On a clear day the Snaefellsnes peninsula is best viewed after a short walk to the rim of Eldborg crater. After passing the sand flats and dunes the peninsula becomes rocky under the slopes of the volcano of the same name. Here at Arnastapi thousands of seabirds come ashore. The peninsula is a delightful place to explore with excellent bird watching opportunities or the chance to travel high onto the icey slopes of the icecap to look out towards Reykjavik and north to the remote northwest of the country. Whale watching is also possible. Head south again towards Kaldidalur and the ancient parliament at Thingvellir. Today you can also see Strokur spouting water and steam while next to it Old Geysir lies dormant. A little further on Gullfoss is a splendid waterfall that drops into a long narrow defile.

The south coast also has its interests. Dyrholaey, a jutting rock headland is home to thousands of nesting puffins in season. The waterfalls and icecaps of this region push close to the sea, Skogafoss and Seljandsfoss fall from the Myrdals icecap; whilst beyond Vik are endless black sands and lava fields. Returning towards Reykjavik you can take a whale watching cruise from the capital or explore the volcanic activity at Krisuvik and relax at Blue Lagoon, a favourite end to a week in a remarkable country.

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Price is based on 2 persons travelling and sharing a room and is dependent on travel dates and length of stay. Please contact us for more specific pricing.

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