3-Day Summer Self-Drive Tour | Golden Circle & South Coast to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

3-Day Summer Self-Drive Tour | Golden Circle & South Coast to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

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By traveling along the scenic South Coast and the famed Golden Circle, discover Iceland's top destinations in your own time. This 3-day self-drive is the ideal stopover for those who want to get away from group tours and be in control of their vacation while enjoying all the best that the beauty of Iceland has to offer. How do you choose to leave Keflavík airport? Or  Reykjavík, Discover beauty of Iceland

The Golden Circle and the South Coast are filled with stunning sights, both well-known and dark secrets. It's up to you how long you want to spend exploring each spot, and with the long summer days, you can keep going far into the evening.

Some sights you can hope to see are the pitch black beaches of Reynisfjara Bay, which blends with the bright white ice of Iceland's glaciers; the gleaming icebergs of Diamond Island, as well as some of Iceland's charming inhabitants, such as puffins and seals.


After booking, you will receive a personal route with a suggested route made by a local travel planner that includes both the famous sites and some lesser-known gems, tucked away from the most popular attractions. You also have multiple options for how you and your group can customize this ride. So, besides admiring the impressive Gullfoss waterfalls,Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, the geothermal region of Geysir and the spectacular glacier lagoon of Jökulsárlón, you can snorkel in crystal clear waters, fly across a snowmobile glacier, go walking in the mountains, discover an ice cave or get to know Iceland's famed horses.


We also offer a flat discount to all events applied after booking to make the deal even sweeter. This means that you can enjoy all the experiences that we deliver with this self-drive at a discounted price if you book them at the same time as you book your self-drive and make your trip in Iceland much more exciting and magical.

So book your 3 day trip tour now, Check availability by selecting calendar!

Know Well and Enjoy Tour - Quick Facts


Tour information:

Pickup information:

  • Pickup time : Flexible.

Please consult your itinerary for further information


  • Accommodation for 2 nights (different levels available; breakfast included for Comfort and Quality levels; more detailed info below)

  • Vehicle for 3 days (Hyundai i10 or similar. Upgrades available)

  • CDW insurance for super budget level vehicle; other levels also include SCDW and gravel protection insurances

  • GPS system

  • Car collected at airport / Hotel pick up

  • Detailed Itinerary with fun and practical information on the nature, history and culture of Iceland

  • Hands-on travel agent to oversee your itinerary

  • Taxes

  • Optional excursions

  • Meals

  • Fuel

  • Accommodations in Reykjavík

  • Flights

What to bring:

  • Warm clothing and outerwear suited to rainy or chilly weather

  • Good shoes

  • Swimsuit and towel

  • Camera

  • Driver's license

Good to know:

Self-drive tours begin either in Reykjavík City or at Keflavik International Airport. A valid driver's license is required, along with a one-year long on-road experience. Please be aware that your itinerary may be rearranged to better fit with your arrival date and time.

Some optional activities might need either a valid driver's license, or you might need to send additional information to your travel planner. Please note that you might need to present medical documents should you choose to go snorkelling or diving.

Although it is summertime, the Icelandic weather can be very unpredictable. Please bring appropriate clothing.



See our daily itinerary below, lodging rates and our favorite hosting partners for every day.

Hostel dorm beds arranged and cost super budget level accommodations. Bookings will be configured in single rooms for cost and convenience purposes, and reservations for two or more people will share a twin / double or tripleroom(s). Odd number classes will always be allocated a single room.

Teenagers and children will be arranged in the same room with parents. If additional room(s) is needed, additional costs will incur.

Guide to Iceland will provide you with the best available accommodation at the time of your booking from our preferred partners. Please keep in mind that hotel quality in Iceland varies among locations and availability is highly limited. If our preferred partners are fully booked at the time of your booking, we will find another suitable accommodation for you of similar level.

Please note that not all locations offer quality level accommodation. Comfort level accommodation will be arranged at those particular locations, which is reflected in the quality level upgrade price.

We always do our best to accommodate special requests, which may incur additional costs. Press choose a date to find availability.

Cancellation Insurance

This policy promises that you can cancel this plan reservation and receive a full refund,

Minus the 5,000 ISK per individual insurance cost.

The cancelation must be made within 48 hours before the starting time specified. Just contact our service desk by writing to

info@guidetoiceland.is to cancel your reservation and demand your refund.


The refund policy will not be applicable after 48 hours

Please note that only the complete cancelation of tour is covered by insurance. It does not include cancelations within the bundle of individual activities and facilities. Cancelation Insurance costs are neither reimbursable nor transferable.


Transport and Travelling Services - Cars


Below you can see the car rental options available for this self-drive tour. All our vehicles are new or current models. Super budget 2WD vehicles are maximum 5 years of age, and come equipped with a GPS and standard CDW insurance. Budget 2WD, Comfort 4x4 and Luxury 4x4 level vehicles are maximum two years of age, and come equipped with a GPS, CDW, GP and SCDW insurances. You can also upgrade to an automatic model.

Super Budget 2WD

Super Budget 2WD

A small 2WD vehicle such as Toyota Aygo, Hyundai i10 or similar, fit for basic travelling in everyday conditions. Compact and comfortable for up to 2 travellers with very little luggage. No highland capabilities.

Budget 2WD

Budget 2WD

A basic 2WD vehicle such as VW Polo, Toyota Yaris or similar, suitable for travelling in everyday conditions. Comfortable for 3 travellers with light luggage. This vehicle does not have highland capabilities.

Comfort 4x4

Comfort 4x4

A medium sized 4WD (4x4) jeep or SUV such as Toyota Rav4 or similar. Fit for most travel, and good for snow and off-asphalt driving. This vehicle has basic highland capabilities. Recommended.

Luxury 4x4

Luxury 4x4

A large sized 4WD (4x4) jeep such as Toyota Land Cruiser or similar, fit for nearly all travelling. This vehicle has full highland capabilities to drive on accessible mountain roads. Note that off-road driving is illegal