Skogarfoss, South West

Reykjavik Explorer

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    From £289

  • 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 Cabin 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 2014 & Apr 2015

Category 2 sharing 3 sharing 4 sharing
D- Skoga Octavia (4WD) 314 258 248
G - Suzuki Grand Vitara 359 287 270
H - Kia Sorrento 380 301 281
I - Mitsubshi Pajero 424 330 301



Nov 2014 - Mar 2015

Category 2 sharing 3 sharing 4 sharing
D- Skoga Octavia (4WD) 289 242 224
G - Suzuki Grand Vitara 334 271 245
H - Kia Sorrento 356 285 256
I - Mitsubshi Pajero 399 314 278



May & September 2015

Category 2 sharing 3 sharing 4 sharing
B - VW Golf 401 - -
D- Skoga Octavia (4WD) 440 367 351
F - Suzuki Grand Vitara 470 386 367
G - Toyota Rav4 481 394 371
H - Kia Sorrento 486 397 375
I - Mitsubshi Pajero 541 435 401



June, July & August 2015

Category 2 sharing 3 sharing 4 sharing
B - VW Golf 450 - -
D - Skoda Octavia (4WD) 508 411 385
F - Suzuki Grand Vitara 584 462 423
G - Toyota Rav4 589 465 426
H - Kia Sorrento 643 499 453
I - Mitsubshi Pajero 719 549 489


For your accommodation we have prices listed for 2, 3 and 4 people sharing. Rooms 2 Sharing = 1 twin room; 3 Sharing = 3 bedded room; 4 Sharing = 2 twin rooms. 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 Cabin 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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