South Iceland at A Glance: Waterfalls, Ice & Fire - winter tour

A 5-day self-drive tour in South Iceland with guaranteed prebooked accommodation

New Winter 2019! South Iceland at a Glance: Waterfalls, Ice & Fire


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Tour duration:5 days /4 nights

A 5-day self-drive package that offers not only great opportunities for Northern Light Hunting, with 2 nights in the countryside of south Iceland, but also some of the most spectacular highlights to be found in Iceland. Three iconic and majestic waterfalls; Gullfoss, Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss, the national parks of Thingvellir and Skaftafell, black sand beaches, views of glaciers and of course Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon and the Diamond Beach.


  • Hunt for the Northern Lights
  • Waterfalls of the south
  • Reynisfjara Black sand beach
  • Golden Circle (Thingvellir, Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss waterfall)
  • Skaftafell National Park
  • Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon and the Diamond Beach
  • Guaranteed accommodation - instant confirmation on published departure dates

Departures: Tuesdays

Available dates:

17.9. - 21.9.2019*
24.9. - 28.9.2019*
01.10. - 05.10.2019*
08.10. - 12.10.2019*
15.10. - 19.10.2019*
22.10. - 26.10.2019*
29.10. - 02.11.2019
05.11. - 09.11.2019
12.11. - 16.11.2019
19.11. - 23.11.2019
26.11. - 30.11.2019
03.12. - 07.12.2019
10.12. - 14.12.2019

Included in the package price:

  • 4 nights accommodation in double/twin rooms with private facilities, including breakfast
  • 4 days car rental: unlimited mileage, tax, CDW, GP, TP, SCDW; pick up/drop off at Keflavik airport.
  • Detailed itinerary with multiple daily options based on pre-booked accommodation     
  • Service and VAT

Not included in the package price: optional tours, admission to museums, domestic flights and meals others than specified above.

Price per person in ISK:

SHOULDER SEASON:    Sept. - 26th Oct.2019*
Price per person based on 
2 pax
sharing car
3 pax
sharing car
4 pax
sharing car
5 pax
sharing car
6 pax
sharing car
B - Suzuki Swift /Toyota Yaris - auto 90.500 83.800      
N - KIA Ceed Sportswagon - auto 95.900 87.400 83.200    
FG - Toyota RAV4 - auto 4WD 103.500 92.500 87.000    
I - Toyota Landcruiser 4WD 131.700 111.300 101.100 95.000  
J - VW Caravelle/9-seater 4WD     114.200 105.400 99.600 

Single supplement:          ISK 57.000   

LOW SEASON: 29th Oct. - Dec. 2019
Price per person based on 
2 pax
sharing car
3 pax
sharing car
4 pax
sharing car
5 pax
sharing car
6 pax
sharing car
B - Suzuki Swift /Toyota Yaris - auto 69.100 64.100      
N - KIA Ceed Sportswagon - auto 75.500 68.300 64.800    
FG - Toyota RAV4 - auto 4WD 80.400 71.600 67.200    
I - Toyota Landcruiser 4WD 105.000 88.000 79.500 74.400  
J - VW Caravelle/9-seater 4WD     88.800 81.800 77.200

Single supplement:          ISK 35.800


Please contact us at nonni(at)

Tour description:

Day 1 – Tuesday: ARRIVAL IN ICELAND – REYKJAVIK      (ca. 50 km)        
Arrival in Iceland. Pick up your rental car at Keflavik international airport and drive to your accommodation in Reykjavik.

Day 2 - Wednesday: REYKJAVIK–SOUTH SHORE-VIK      (ca. 200 km)     
Drive east along the south coast of Iceland towards the towns of Hveragerdi and Selfoss. Further along the way stop at the inspiring waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss – two of the most iconic waterfalls in Iceland. The drive continues at the foot of Eyjafjöll mountains where the infamous Eyjafjallajokull volcano rests under the glacier of the same name. Drive on to the village of Vik with a chance for a stop at Reynisfjara black sand beach with a view of Reynisdrangar cliffs in the sea and the Dyrholaey promontory. Accommodation in a country hotel near to the area of Vik. The hotel is situated in a rural location away from the village and so offers the excellent possibility for observing the northern lights if they appear during your stay, directly from the hotel.

*Optional tours: Glacier Hike, Snowmobile Ride

Day 3 - Thursday: SKAFTAFELL - JOKULSARLON               (ca. 400 km)     
Drive across the black sands, glacial rivers and moss-covered lava fields east towards Kirkjubæjarklaustur. Crossing Skeidararsandur we reach Skaftafell national park, the largest national park in all of Europe. One of the park‘s main attractions is Svartifoss waterfall. From here you also get the best view of Hvannadalshnjukur - Iceland's highest peak. Continuing at the foot of Vatnajokull you reach the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon with thousands of icebergs of different shapes, sizes and colors slowly moving from the calving glacier towards the sea. Following the river, ,we reach the ocean and the "Diamond beach" where impressively beached large pieces of glacial ice glitter on the black sand before they melt or are washed away by the sea.              
Drive back the same way to Vik area for another overnight.  

*Optional tour available: Glacier hike in Skaftafell, Boat tour at Jokulsarlon (October only)

Day 4 - Friday: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE– REYKJAVIK             (ca. 290 km)     
Leave the Vik area, driving back to towards Selfoss from where you continue to some of the best known natural wonders of Iceland. Stop at the Geysir area where the most active of the geysers, Strokkur spouts a column of hot water regularly every 5-10 min. Take a walk around the other hot springs of this high-temperature geothermal area. A short drive towards the highlands will bring you to Gullfoss waterfall - the Golden Falls which cascades into the deep canyon of Hvita glacial river.  Continue past Lake Laugarvatn towards the Thingvellir national park by Lake Þingvallavatn - a site of the first parliament as well as a place of great geological interest and natural beauty.
Continue to Reykjavik for the last overnight.

Day 5 – Saturday:  REYKJAVIK, Departure day.                 (ca. 50 km)        
Drive to Keflavik airport in time for check in for your international flight.
If your flight departs late afternoon, then you have the possibility to add an optional whale watching boat tour in the morning, drive around the Reykjanes peninsula or visit the Blue Lagoon before dropping of the rental car at Keflavik airport.     

Possibility for add-on: Winter Highlights of North Iceland or Northern Lights Special (upon request)

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Nonni Travel

Brekkugata 5
600 Akureyri, Iceland

Tel. +354 461 1841
nonni (at)


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