Reykjavik Explorer

Skogarfoss, South West
from £403 4 nights | Year round Exc. flights See price details
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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!


  • 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
  • Use of exclusive digital travel guide, iDiscover, throughout

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.

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We enjoyed Iceland so much that we shall most probably be revisiting next year.

Nigel & Carol Malcolm, Reykjavik Explorer

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: Reykjavik
Fly 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 (pre booking essential) 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 your destination.
  • We can add extra nights to tailor our itineraries to your exact requirements (subject to availability). Contact us to discuss your plans.
  • 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.

Accommodation Options

This itinerary is based on the hotels shown below in rooms with private facilities. We offer a wide range of accommodation from farms to self catering cottages, budget hotels to luxury properties, ask our Iceland experts for recommendations.

Hotel Cabin, Reykjavik

  • Grade: Standard
  • Type: Hotel

Superb value for your money, this 252-room hotel is for …

Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina

  • Grade: Superior
  • Type: Hotel

A fresh and funky hotel with a lively vibe in a great do…

Hotel Klettur, Reykjavik

  • Grade: Standard
  • Type: Hotel

A quick drive from downtown Reykjavik, the 166-room Hote…

Canopy Hotel Reykjavik City Centre

  • Grade: Superior
  • Type: Hotel

Set across six connected houses, Canopy Hotel Reykjavik …

Hotel Borg, Reykjavik

  • Grade: Deluxe
  • Type: Hotel

This 99-room hotel is set in a Reykjavik landmark from t…

Apotek Hotel, Reykjavik

  • Grade: Superior
  • Type: Hotel

The Apotek is a four star, high quality boutique hotel n…

Center Hotel Plaza, Reykjavik

  • Grade: Standard
  • Type: Hotel

A stylish hotel, the 200 room Hotel Plaza is found in th…

Fosshotel Reykjavik

  • Grade: Superior
  • Type: Hotel

Fosshotel Reykjavik is a modern and stylish hotel in Rey…



From glacier hikes to horse riding, river rafting to mountain biking, Iceland's south coast offers a range of optional activities you can choose to include on this holiday.

Blue Lagoon

The award-winning Blue Lagoon is one of Iceland’s premier…

Diving Silfra Day Tour

Possibly one of the most unique dives that guests will ever…

Eyjafjallajokull by Superjeep

This unique superjeep and hiking tour explores the other-wo…

Glacial Lagoon and Vatnajokull by Air

Take to the skies with Eagle Air, on a thrilling day trip f…

Horse Riding in the South West

Choose from a range of durations to explore on horseback

Hot Springs and Lava Cave Tour

The tour begins at the famous Hengill Volcano where you wil…

Ice and Fire Sightseeing Flight

A journey by plane, this tour examines Iceland's breathtaki…

Kayaking in the South West

Explore the sheltered waters near Stokkseyri on a fun kayak…

Lava Tour - Riding Excursion

An adventurous ride for those who dream of exploring Icelan…

Puffin Watching from Reykjavik

A tour that heads to two small islands in the area of Reykj…

Sea Angling from Reykjavik

A great excursion for all age groups, a fishing trip on boa…

Snowmobiling on Langjokull

An exhilarating snowmobile trip on Iceland's second largest…

Solheimajokull Glacier Walk & Ice Climbing

An excursion that takes you out onto the frozen glacial ton…

Prices & Dates

These are starting prices in £ per person based on rooms with private facilities, unless otherwise stated.

icon aircraftFlights are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our experts are able to provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

Please note for accommodation we have prices listed for 2 people sharing, however there are other combinations are available. Please contact us with your requirements.

 Winter 2017/18


October 2017 & April 2018

Category 2 sharing
D - (IWCD) - Skoda Octavia (4WD)                                                £475                                                                                                       
F - (EFNN) - Suzuki Vitara £507
G - (IFNN) - Toyota Rav4 £529



November 2017 - March 2018

Category 2 sharing
D - (IWCD) - Skoda Octavia (4WD)                                                  £403                                                                                                    
F - (EFNN) - Suzuki Vitara £435
G - (IFNN) - Toyota Rav4 £457


Summer 2018


May & September 2018

Category 2 sharing
B - (CDMN) - VW Golf £607
D - (IWCD) - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £651
F - (EFNN) - Suzuki Vitara £670



June, July & August 2018

Category 2 sharing
B - (CDMN) - VW Golf £661
D - (IWCD) - Skoda Octavia (4WD) £721
F - (EFNN) - Suzuki Vitara £791


Prices include accommodation in rooms with private facilities on a breakfast basis; car rental for the agreed period on an unlimited mileage basis (includes semi-comprehensive insurance and no charge for additional driver); use of iDiscover iPad for the duration of the holiday with free WiFi.

Prices excludes flights, travel insurance, fuel, 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.

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, yet with the support of our excusive digital travel guide, iDiscover.

iDiscover digital guide

If you book any self drive in Iceland with us you will also get free use of our exclusive digital travel guide, iDiscover. Your personalised itinerary will be pre-loaded onto an iPad air which you will get with your hire car and includes all the information you need for your trip.

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If you can't find exactly what you are looking for, let us find it for you.

iDiscover iPad


All Iceland self drive clients will have free use of our exclusive digital travel guide. Your personalised itinerary will be pre-loaded onto an iPad air, which hosts a comprehensive database of places to visit throughout Iceland.

How to book

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So that we may send you a personalised quote and confirmation of availability, please click on the link below and complete our Enquiry form. One of our Travel Specialists will then be in touch to complete your booking or answer any further questions you might have.

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