Golden Circle Self Drive

from £460
excluding flights *
4 nights Year round


Discover the iconic highlights of south west on this excellent value self drive


  • Explore Reykjavik and perhaps take an optional whale watching trip
  • Walk through the tectonic rift valley at Thingvellir National Park
  • Marvel at Iceland's impressive waterfalls, including two-tiered Gullfoss
  • Watch a geyser erupt high into the air at Geysir
  • Discover scenic highlights at your own pace
  • Use of exclusive digital travel guide, iDiscover, throughout

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Car rental throughout
  • Unlimited mileage
  • No charge for additional driver
  • Exclusive use of iDiscover app

Full description

This self drive itinerary combines an overnight stay in Reykjavik with a stay in the south west countryside at Litli Geysir. Based in Geysir, you'll be within easy driving distance of a myriad of natural attractions.

The Golden Circle's trio of natural wonders are not to be missed by first time visitors and with the flexibility that comes with hiring a car, you are able to visit them at your own pace. You can also choose to venture further east along the south coast taking in the stunning waterfalls of Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss as well as the black sand beaches of Vik and cliffs of Dyrholaey.

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Prices & Dates *

Airfares start from around £70 per person and are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

From prices per person based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom, including car hire

Departure Duration Car Category Twin Price (pp)
Oct 2018 4 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £460
Oct 2018 4 nights F - Suzuki Vitara £493
Oct 2018 4 nights H - Mitsubishi Shogun £531
Nov 2018 - Mar 2019 4 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £441
Nov 2018 - Mar 2019 4 nights F - Suzuki Vitara £473
Nov 2018 - Mar 2019 4 nights H - Mitsubishi Shogun £511
April 2019 4 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £461
April 2019 4 nights F - Suzuki Vitara £493
April 2019 4 nights H - Mitsubishi Shogun £531
May 2019 4 nights B - VW Golf £554
May 2019 4 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £592
May 2019 4 nights F - Suzuki Vitara £613
Jun 2019 - Aug 2019 4 nights B - VW Golf £780
Jun 2019 - Aug 2019 4 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £842
Jun 2019 - Aug 2019 4 nights F - Suzuki Vitara £907
Sep 2019 4 nights B - VW Golf £591
Sep 2019 4 nights D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £629
Sep 2019 4 nights F - Suzuki Vitara £650

 Note Other variations such as single rooms, rooms without facilities, three or four people sharing a vehicle, will be quoted on request.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Car rental throughout
  • Unlimited mileage
  • No charge for additional driver
  • Exclusive use of iDiscover App
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: Arrive Iceland

Fly to Keflavik airport, collect your rental vehicle and enjoy the scenic drive to Reykjavik, just under an hour away, where you will overnight at Hotel Cabin.

Alternatively you can upgrade to different hotel in Reykjavik - please contact our team to discuss your options.

Day 2: Reykjavik - Geysir

Spend the day exploring Iceland's capital, perhaps visiting some of the many fascinating museums, art galleries and landmarks or alternatively take part in an optional excursion, such as whale watching or quad biking. Then head into the countryside. Iceland's roads are generally quiet and well-signposted. There are various routes you may wish to take to your next accommodation depending on how late you wish to leave the city. Perhaps drive via Thingvellir National Park where there is a truly beautiful lake, and walk the rift in between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. Alternatively take the direct route to Geysir, a journey which should take just over an hour. Your accommodation for the next three nights is at Litli Geysir Hote (for winter bookings) or Icelandair Hotel Flúðir (for summer bookings) ,both hotels being perfectly positioned for access to the famed Golden Circle route.

Day 3: explore the Golden Circle & South Coast

Enjoy a peaceful early morning visit to the Geysir geothermal area and watch Strokkur eject its spout of boiling water into the air. Then visit the beautiful two-tiered waterfall of Gullfoss (snowmobile excursions onto the Langjokull glacier are available from here and are pre-bookable). Next, head south to the majestic Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, and explore along the south coast to the cliffs at Dyrholaey and the black sand beach at Vik, with its photogenic rock formations just offshore at Reynishverfi. Optional activities on the Myrdalsjokull Glacier, including glacier hikes, ice climbing and snowmobiling, can also be pre-booked).

Day 4: enjoy a hike in the countryside

Drive the fjord-side route along scenic Hvalfjordur (Whale Fjord) into West Iceland, where you can visit the Settlement Centre at Borganes before continuing to historic Reykholt for a hike to the falls at Hraunsfossar and the largest hot springs in the country at Deildartunguhver.

Day 5: Depart Iceland

Return to Keflavik Airport via the Reykjanes Peninsula, with its sweeping lava fields and bubbling hot springs and mud pools, or relax and unwind before you flight home with a visit to the mystical, milky waters of the Blue Lagoon.

Hotel Cabin, Reykjavik


Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

Superb value for your money, this 252-room hotel is for guests looking for simple yet comfortable accommodation.

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Icelandair Hotel Fludir


Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

Perfectly situated with great views, this bright and airy rural hotel has 32 rooms in the charming village of Fludir.

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Hotel Litli Geysir


Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

Hotel Litli Geysir is a modern building with 22 ensuite rooms. It is located opposite the hot spring area which gave the hotel its name.

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Other Information

Choice of Vehicles

We offer a wide range of rental vehicles for this holiday provided by the local Europcar franchise. Our long-standing relationship with them means that our clients enjoy many exclusive benefits including priority on the newest and best appointed vehicles available on the day.

Alternatively, consider renting a motorhome and use this itinerary as a route outline. You'll have complete flexibility on where you overnight.

iDiscover digital app

If you book any self drive in Iceland with us you will also get free use of our exclusive digital travel app, iDiscover, pre-loaded with your personalised itinerary. With 4G connectivity, the app allows you access to a vast travel directory featuring scenic wonders, 'must-visit' sites as well as hidden gems and activities.

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