Around Reykjavík in 5 days | Winter

Around Reykjavík in 5 days | Winter

This short break self-drive is a wonderful combination of city highlights and natural attractions. Reykjavik City is a one-of-a-kind destination, a unique blend of metropolitan chic and country charm. Here you have all the hustle and bustle of a bigger city but add to that amazing nature that is only a stone's throw away. This tour is perfect for a memorable, fun weekend with a touch of the city, waterfalls, geysers and geothermal energy all while staying in beautiful surroundings only a few minutes drive from downtown Reykjavík. Available from 1 October to 30 April.

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  • Accommodation for 4 nights with breakfast in Reykjavík Capital Area
  • Rental car for 5 days, with unlimited mileage and CDW insurance
  • Pick up/Drop off fee for the rental car at Keflavík International Airport
  • Free Wi-Fi up to 3GB in car during your trip
  • Use of GPS satellite navigation
  • Two authorized drivers
  • Good road map and suggested itinerary in English
  • 24/7 emergency phone line service
  • Taxes and service fee

Extra Included

  • Reykjavík Welcome Card 
  • Entrance to Víkingaheimar (
  • Whale watching from Reykjavík harbor
  • Secret Lagoon entrance


  • Explore Reykjanes Peninsula natural wonders
  • Recharge in beautiful surroundings
  • Take in the sights of the Golden Circle
  • Enjoy Reykjavík at your leisure
  • Relax in the warm waters of the Secret Lagoon


  • Visit the Lava center, the largest volcano and earthquake exhibition in Europe
  • Soak in the Blue Lagoon blue waters

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Day 1 | Reykjavík – Reykjanes Peninsula

Pick up your rental car upon arrival at Keflavík airport and explore Reykjanes Peninsula on your way to Reykjavík. Explore the Viking World Museum, entrance included, before driving onwards to the mud pools and steam vents collectively called Gunnuhver, the picturesque Stafnesviti lighthouse and Hafnarberg sea lava cliffs. Also worth exploring are Brimketill, a small pool carved naturally by marine erosion, Reykjanesviti lighthouse and the Bridge Between Two Continents.


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Day 2 | Discover Reykjavík

Reykjavík is a vibrant city full of history, museums, shops, and restaurants that can easily be explored on foot. The Reykjavík Welcome Card gives you free access to great museums, city buses, swimming pools in Reykjavík and the ferry to Viðey Island where the Imagine Peace Tower is located. Go whale watching and experience whales, dolphins and puffins in their natural habitat. Don’t forget to take the time to enjoy delicious Icelandic cuisine.


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Day 3 | The Golden Circle and South Iceland

South Iceland features some of Iceland most beautiful natural wonders. The area is rich in history and culture with beautiful attractions such as the Golden Circle route which includes the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot spring area and Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After a day of exploring, a dip in the Secret Lagoon is an excellent way to unwind after a long day. For lunch, we recommend a stop at Friðheimar greenhouses and delicious lobster for dinner at Fjöruborðið restaurant in Stokkseyri village if you have time.


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Day 4 | Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Discover the wonders of Snæfellsnes Peninsula, known for its stunning landscape and breathtaking beauty. Visit fishing villages Hellnar and Arnarstapi, the black sand beaches of Djúpalónssandur and Dritvik as well as Lóndrangar sea stacks and Snæfellsnes National Park before enjoying the scenic route towards Kirkjufell, one of Iceland most photographed mountains, and nearby waterfalls Kirkjufellsfoss and Grundarfoss. The charming fishing village of Grundarfjörður is worth a stop as well as Stykkishólmur village if you have time.

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Day 5 | Reykjanes Peninsula – departure

Now is the time to explore Reykjanes Peninsula on your way to the airport if you did not have a chance to do so upon arrival. The Blue Lagoon is also worth visiting but relaxing in the milky blue waters of the lagoon is an experience like nothing else. Please make sure you reserve the admission to the Blue Lagoon in advance.

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TripAdvisor reviews

Fabulous hey Iceland ! Wonderful services from booking to staying in Iceland. all of hosts are very kind and welcoming. We had an amazing road trip around the island without such comfortable and homie guesthouses from hey Iceland. I so love the little flag to lead us way to find the guesthouse. Absolutely recommended!
HAN w,Toronto, Canada

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