Days • Self Drive Tour 

Summer Road Trip in Iceland 

A Self Drive road adventure through the land of volcanoes
Summer Road trip around the most spectacular places in South Iceland

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival to Iceland
Canopy Hotel
Day 2
Explore the South of Iceland
Geysir Hotel
Day 3
Another day exploring the South and Hella Region
Day 4
Departure
Day 1
Arrival to Iceland

On arrival to Iceland, the rental car kiosks are located to the left when you exit the Arrival gate at the International Airport and they will assist you to pick up your arranged vehicle.

Driving time to your hotel in Reykjavik is approx: 45 min.

In the afternoon you have free time to explore Reykjavik.

The best way to get to know the city is through food tasting here and there around the city along with meet up with the locals.

For the evening, you will get a list of recommended restaurants and we can take care of table reservations for you.

Historic Iceland in Summer

What a lovely time to visit the most northerly capital in the world!

An evening of culinary delight in Reykjavik

In the evening, enjoy dinner at one of Reykjavik's top restaurants.

We take care of table reservations for each evening in Reykjavik all depending on your needs and wishes.

accommodation

Canopy Hotel

Offbeat relaxation at the heart of Reykjavik
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This hotel is located in the center of Reykjavík city and is in walking distance from multiple cafes and restaurants. The hotel is designed in a modern but warm style. The lobby, cafe and bar are decorated in a vibrant and fun way. The restaurant, Geiri Smart, is a culinary experience as the chefs play their menus by the ear depending on the products they get from the farmers and fishermen. At the same time the waiters, sommeliers and the atmosphere gives you a great exclusive experience. There is also a fitness center accessible for the hotel guests. The decor in the hotel inspired by its past. In this location there has been an arts hub, music venue and a furniture factory.

Canopy Central Bistro and Bar

The Canopy Central Bistro and Bar serves small nibbles & bites and enticing beverages such as refreshing juices, wine, craft beers, and signature cocktails. Each evening, the Canopy Central Bar will host a complimentary tasting of local drinks and bites for hotel guests. Guests can join the hum or slip into a quiet corner to let the night unfold. Open daily from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Canopy Central Cafe

Canopy Central Cafe offers ready-to-serve items such as sandwiches, yogurt with muesli, Danish pastries, cookies and cakes. The coffee shop is open daily from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm.

  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Free Wifi
  • TV in room
  • Spa / Fitness Area
  • 112 Rooms

Did You Know?

Located in the heart of City Centre, Canopy Reykjavik is your connection to the best local food and drink, art and music. Don’t just visit our city, get to know our great neighborhood. Grab a Canopy bike, check out the local culture, fashion and Icelandic film.

Day 2
Explore the South of Iceland
Scenic drive around the World Famous Golden Circle
Golden Circle

Today we discover the most well-known natural sites of Iceland, connected by the Golden Circle route. We visit the largest lake in Iceland, Thingvallavatn, and the Thingvellir National Park. This national park is the oldest national park in Iceland and is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List for both natural and cultural importance. This is the only place in the world where The North-Atlantic Ridge comes to the surface, so you can see its composition. Here was also in 930 AD established Althing, the world’s oldest parliament still in operation.

In the Geysir area, you can see Strokkur, a 20-meter geyser, erupt every few minutes. The best view of the geysers is from the nearby hill with new walking trails, from which you can also see the surrounding landscape. The big Geysir, which gave name to all geysers in the world, is unfortunately not active anymore.

Waterfall Gullfoss is famous for its two cascades, perpendicular to each other. The glacier river Hvita runs from Langjokull glacier, which you can see from the waterfall on days with good visibility. And on sunny days, a shimmering rainbow can be seen over the waterfall.

experience

Snowmobile tour

Meet us at Gullfoss for a snowmobile tour on Iceland's second largest ice cap
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We offer snowmobile tours for individuals and groups from our base camps on the east side of Langjökull glacier. This is a great choice for those who have their own transportation and want to top off the Golden Circle with something special. We offer daily departures from Gullfoss Café where you can park your car and grab some lunch. Our monster truck will then take you up to Langjökull glacier. Our professional guides will take you on a 1-hour snowmobile adventure in the Icelandic highlands, giving you the most amazing views of the majestic glacier and its surroundings.

Requirements

  • We recommend that you bring warm & wind proof clothing in addition to good, waterproof hiking boots and a camera.
  • A valid driver's license is required

Supplied

  • Helmet
  • Buff under the helmet
  • Gloves
  • Snow mono suit
  • Overshoes
accommodation

Geysir Hotel

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The trademark of Iceland, the great Geysir, gave the hotel its name and Geysir is situated right outside the front door of the hotel. Haukadalur is one of Iceland’s most famous historical sites, both ancient and today. 

Hotel Geysir is directly opposite the geothermal area of Geysir and Strokkur and next to elegant restaurants, souvenir shop, outdoor clothing store, snack shop, golf course and camping area. Cycling, hiking, glacier tours on Langjökull glacier, highland tours and horseback riding are among the activities that guests of Hotel Geysir can find nearby. Therefore it is perfect for day trips because of many different possibilities of entertainment.

  • Breakfast Included
  • Free Wifi
  • Bar And Restaurant
  • TV in Room
  • Double / Twin Beds
  • 77 Rooms

Relax in the fantastic restaurant at the Geysir Hotel.

Day 3
Another day exploring the South and Hella Region
South Coast

South coast is known for it's dramatic landscape and natural wonders, it features stunning combination of black sand beached, towering waterfalls, glacier rivers and rugged cliffs.

You will explore the most iconic attractions, such as Seljalandsfoss and Skogarfoss waterfalls, the otherworldly Reynisfjara beach, and Vatnajokull, Europe's largest glacier.

Astonishing medley of waterfalls, glacier & famous black sand beaches!

Have a guided walk and meet the locals.

experience

The Underworld of the South

Guided tour around four mysterious man-made caves - Iceland´s oldest still standing archaeological remains
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Twelve man-made caves have been discovered on the land of Ægissíða by Hella. Four of them have been open to the public. All of them ancient - with some believed to date even further back than the settlement of the Nordic Vikings.

The wonders of the Caves of Hella include ancient crosses, wall carvings and carved seats.

Mystery surrounds the caves and for centuries people have wondered:

  • Are the caves the handywork of the Celts?
  • Were the caves a place of ancient worship?

Discover the secrets and experience and the magical Underworld of the South.

Day 4
Departure

After a memorable journey in the land of Ice and fire, it is time to go home.

Drive to the airport and return the car.

Departure with your flight.

4 Days