Skogarfoss, South West

Reykjavik Explorer

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    From £309

  • Duration

    4 nights

  • Departures

    Year round

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Get a taste of Iceland with the freedom to explore at your own pace on this city based 4-night break. With the help of our exclusive iDiscover digital guide, this independent self drive holiday is aimed at those who want to explore Iceland’s capital and the wealth of natural wonders on its doorstep, without the need to join group excursions or to change accommodation. Great value for families too!

Who for? Ideal for first-time visitors with limited time - combine the Reykjavik with nearby scenic highlights


  • experience Iceland’s unique culture from your city base
  • explore the famous Golden Circle, including the continental rift at Thingvellir and geothermal Geysir
  • relax in the world-famous Blue Lagoon
  • marvel at the thundering waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss
  • enjoy one of the world's best hotdogs at Reykjavik harbour's hotdog stand

Just a three hour flight from the UK and a short transfer to this small city, Reykjavik is a place with much to offer. With its charming architecture, buzzing cultural scene, world class restaurants, as assortment of museums and galleries, complemented by a number of iconic tourist sites, it has something for everyone. A fantastic short break any time of year, it can easily be explored on foot although the flexibility of having a car on this 4-night holiday allows you to explore just that little bit further.

Iceland is well known for its dramatic scenery and plethora of natural wonders that simply fill the countryside, mile upon mile. Just a short hop from Reykjavik can be found some of its iconic sites, including the famed Golden Circle, comprising of Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir National Park. Also within easy reach are the spectacular waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss.

The itinerary we set out is for guidance only, to highlight just some of the places of interest you can fit into this trip. Talk to our team of dedicated Iceland Travel Specialists about your specific interests and, if necessary, they can adapt your itinerary to suit.


840 km (approx)

Day 1 Reykjavik fly from the UK to Keflavik, collect rental vehicle and drive to Reykjavik. Check into Hotel Klettur for 4 nights. For those on morning or afternoon flights, perhaps make a detour to the amazing Blue Lagoon before you reach Reykjavik. Otherwise, we recommend you visit this 'must-see' attraction at some point during your holiday.

Day 2 Golden Circle a day to explore the famed Golden Circle route, comprising of the thundering falls at Gullfoss, the geothermal Geysir area and Thingvellir National Park.

Day 3 explore the countryside head south and east along the coast and see two beautiful waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss, the Skogar Folk Museum, and possibly even Vik and the rugged coastline at Dyrholaey. Perhaps take an optional snowmobiling excursion on Myrdalsjokull Glacier (at additional cost).

Day 4 Reykjavik or explore further a chance to explore Reykjavik or if you prefer, drive north to the picturesque Hvalfjordur, continuing to Hraunfossar falls and Iceland's largest hot springs area, Deildartunguhver. Visit the historic centre of Reykholt.

Day 5 depart Keflavik check out, drive to Keflavik, drop off vehicle and fly back to the UK.

Don't forget, we can add extra nights to tailor our itineraries to your exact requirements (subject to availability). Contact us to discuss your plans.


Please note: The weather in Iceland can be unpredictable and therefore can cause substantial delays which can result in the need to re-arrange or extend your holiday itinerary. Whilst we and our contacts in Iceland will do everything possible to minimise any disruption, it is important that you check the details of your travel insurance and allow for some flexibility in your plans.

Prices are approximate in £ per person based on rooms with private facilities, unless otherwise stated.


Oct 2015 & Apr 2016

Category 2 sharing
D- Skoga Octavia (4WD) 400
G - Suzuki Grand Vitara 448
H - Kia Sorrento 465
I - Mitsubshi Pajero 506



Nov 2015 - Mar 2016

Category 2 sharing
D- Skoga Octavia (4WD) 309
G - Suzuki Grand Vitara 358
H - Kia Sorrento 374
I - Mitsubshi Pajero 415



May & September 2016

Category 2 sharing
B - VW Golf 544
D- Skoga Octavia (4WD) 585
F - Suzuki Grand Vitara 615
G - Toyota Rav4 625
H - Kia Sorrento 631
I - Mitsubshi Pajero 690



June, July & August 2016

Category 2 sharing
B - VW Golf 601
D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) 661
F - Suzuki Grand Vitara 739
G - Toyota Rav4 747
H - Kia Sorrento 801
I - Mitsubshi Pajero 882



Oct 2016 & Apr 2017

Category 2 sharing
D- Skoga Octavia (4WD) 431
G - Suzuki Grand Vitara 480
H - Kia Sorrento 496
I - Mitsubshi Pajero 539



Nov 2016 - Mar 2017

Category 2 sharing
D- Skoga Octavia (4WD) 373
G - Suzuki Grand Vitara 422
H - Kia Sorrento 438
I - Mitsubshi Pajero 481

For your accommodation we have prices listed for 2 people sharing. Other combinations are available - please contact us with your requirements.

Prices include accommodation; rental of the car for the agreed period on an unlimited mileage basis; semi-comprehensive insurance – no charge for additional driver, Northern Lights Bradt Guide (Included for departures 1 Sep-15 Apr) 

Prices exclude return flights between UK and Iceland, travel insurance, fuel and vehicle insurance excess waiver fee/upgrades, personal expenses, tips and gratuities

Note: this trip is based at Hotel Klettur although it is possible to upgrade to a 4 star hotel if preferred. Enquire about our family savings.

between UK and Iceland are quoted separately to ensure you the best price and are not included in prices. find out more »

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