3-Day West Iceland to Snaefellsnes Peninsula Road Trip

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Description

Summary

Starts from
Keflavík Airport (KEF), Iceland
Ends in
Keflavík Airport (KEF), Iceland
Duration
3 days & 2 nights
Difficulty
Easy
Available
All year
Accommodation
2 nights included
Car rental
3 days included

Description

Join this easy yet fulfilling three-day self-drive tour in Iceland to see the captivating beauty of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Travelers who prefer a well-crafted itinerary from arrival to departure while enjoying the flexibility of adventures will enjoy the exciting experiences this tour package offers. 

Your journey begins with the convenience of picking up your car rental, complete with free Wi-Fi, at your choice of location, the Keflavik International Airport or Reykjavik. Bid farewell to rigid schedules and embark on a road trip where you dictate the tempo. 

This package eliminates the stress of planning as it provides both your car rental and two-night accommodations in Reykjavik, CDW insurance, and a comprehensive itinerary. You'll find peace of mind knowing you have a well-planned route at your fingertips, with detailed descriptions of the attractions you can explore along the way.

The Snaefellsnes Peninsula, often called "Iceland in miniature," is the highlight of your adventure. A full day is dedicated to uncovering its wonders. 

As you navigate this enchanting region, you'll encounter the iconic Budir black church, the tranquil shores and curious seal colony of Ytri-Tunga beach, and the charming village of Arnarstapi, where rugged cliffs meet the turbulent North Atlantic Ocean.

A visit to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula would only be complete with experiencing the imposing presence of the Snaefellsjokull volcano, believed to be one of Earth's spiritual centers. This geological marvel is world-renowned as one of the inspirations for Jules Verne's "Journey to the Center of the Earth."

Another stunning peak here is Kirkjufell, a striking cone-shaped peak famous for being featured in the popular TV series Game of Thrones.

With time permitting, you can also explore the gems of West Iceland en route to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, such as the historical town of Borgarnes and the picturesque Hvalfjordur fjord. You can join an optional lava-caving activity in this area at Vidgelmir, Iceland's largest lava tube.

Your self-drive tour also offers the freedom to immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Reykjavik, the charming capital of Iceland. Your arrival and departure dates are dedicated to exploring this dynamic city, subject to your flight schedule. 

Delve into the city's vibrant street life, explore world-class museums, and indulge in culinary delights at local restaurants.

To enhance your Reykjavik experience, consider adding a 24-hour city card or a food walking tour to your booking, providing intimate cultural immersion. Alternatively, you can book an entrance package to the Blue Lagoon for the best geothermal bathing experience.

Should you seek recommendations or assistance, a dedicated personal travel agent is at your disposal 24/7, ensuring that your journey through Iceland is as seamless as it is unforgettable.

Lastly, if unexpected changes to your travel plans arise, our flexible cancellation policy allows you to cancel up to 24 hours before your scheduled departure for a full refund.

After a brilliant three days in Iceland, you'll drop your rental car back at the airport for a hassle-free finish to your vacation.

Unlock the treasures of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Reykjavik on this immersive three-day self-drive tour in Iceland. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Included

Two nights of accommodation.
Continental breakfast on all days
New rental car for three days
CDW car rental insurance
Gravel protection car insurance
Unlimited Mileage
Unlimited in-car Wi-Fi
Detailed itinerary & travel plan
Personal travel agent
24/7 helpline
VAT & all taxes

Destinations

Reykjavik is the northernmost capital city in the world.Reykjavík / 2 nights

Map

Attractions

Seals hauling out at Ytri Tunga.Ytri Tunga Beach
Búðakirkja Church bathed by the Northern LightsBudir
Snæfellsjökull glacier above the black church at Búðir village.Snæfellsjökull
Lóndrangar under the midnight sun.Lóndrangar
Djupalonssandur has beautiful natural featuresDjupalonssandur
Mount Kirkjufell on Snaefellsnes peninsula is one of the most iconic mountains in IcelandKirkjufell
Kleifarvatn is the third largest lake in Iceland.Kleifarvatn
KrýsuvíkKrýsuvík
Gunnuhver is one of the geothermal areas on the Reykjanes Peninsula.Gunnuhver

Activities

Caving
Sightseeing
Hot Spring Bathing
Self drive

Travel details

Travel dates

Travelers

Car

Car

Small car

Small car

Category
small car
Transmission
People
Large bags
Medium car

Medium car

Category
Medium
Transmission
People
Large bags
Premium car

Premium car

Category
premium car
Transmission
People
Large bags
large car

large car

Category
Large
Transmission
People
Large bags
SUV

SUV

Category
JEEPSUV
Transmission
People
Large bags

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Day 1

Day 1 – Reykjavík

  • Reykjavík - Arrival day
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Welcome to your self-drive tour in Iceland.

Your Icelandic adventure begins as you arrive at either the Keflavik International Airport or Reykjavik, depending on your chosen starting point. Your reliable car rental awaits in both locations, ready to be your trusty companion throughout the next three days of exploration.

With this self-drive tour, you have the liberty to create your itinerary, and today's activities are entirely flexible, depending on your flight arrival time. If you touch down at Keflavik International Airport, you can opt for a leisurely soak at the Blue Lagoon en route to Reykjavik.

The Blue Lagoon is a world-renowned geothermal spa of relaxation. Nestled in a lava field, this wonder of modern design offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and top-rated amenities. The highlight is the milky-blue, mineral-rich waters, with a maintained warmth of 100 to 104 F (38 to 40 C) year-round.

As you soak, you'll notice the Blue Lagoon's pristine facilities, which include spacious changing rooms, showers, saunas, a steam bath, a relaxing lounge, and an in-water bar offering refreshing beverages to complement your soothing soak.

If you opt to include a comfort or premium entrance package in your booking, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy the best geothermal bathing experience in the Blue Lagoon.

Alternatively, you can choose to continue your journey straight to Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, where a dip in the local culture awaits you.

Wander through the charming streets adorned with colorful houses, explore quaint shops brimming with unique Icelandic treasures, and savor delicious cuisine at excellent local restaurants.

Reykjavik also offers cultural gems to discover, including intriguing museums and vibrant nightlife for those who want to experience the city after dark.

After a day filled with relaxation or cultural exploration, you'll retire to a cozy accommodation in Reykjavik.

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Experiences

Accommodation

Day 2

Day 2 – Reykjavík

  • Reykjavík
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  • Ytri Tunga Beach
  • Budir hamlet
  • Snaefellsjokull Glacier
  • Londrangar Basalt Cliffs
  • Djupalonssandur black pebble beach
  • Kirkjufell Mountain
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Your second day of adventure takes you to the picturesque Snaefellsnes Peninsula, the highlight of your self-drive tour in Iceland.

Snaefellsnes is often affectionately called "Iceland in miniature" due to its diverse natural beauty. It features rugged coasts, mountains, coastal villages, and a magnificent glacier.

As you journey towards this stunning region, you'll pass through some of West Iceland's hidden gems, including Borgarnes and the majestic Hvalfjordur fjord. While these are worth exploring, it's advisable to limit your time here to maximize your experience in Snaefellsnes.

In West Iceland, you can also embark on a fascinating lava caving adventure in the Vidgelmir lava tube. This subterranean exploration takes you into an ancient lava flow, revealing an underground world adorned with stunning geological formations.

Snaefellsnes Peninsula is renowned for its wealth of attractions, and today, you'll have the chance to explore some of its most remarkable highlights.

The Budir black church is a striking sight against the wild Icelandic landscapes and Ytri-Tunga beach offers an opportunity to spot sunbathing seals. Arnarstapi village is a picturesque coastal hamlet where you can stroll along rugged cliffs and admire the natural arch Gatklettur.

The magnificent Snaefellsjokull glacier, which famously inspired Jules Verne's "Journey to the Center of the Earth," dominates the landscape. Its glacier-capped peak is an iconic sight that reaches 4,744 feet (1446 meters) in height.

On the peninsula's northern coast, don't miss the chance to see and capture the Kirkjufell mountain, one of Iceland's most photographed landmarks.

As the day progresses, you'll find yourself in the charming town of Stykkisholmur, known for its colorful houses and bustling harbor. Here, you can explore the town's unique character, perhaps sampling some local cuisine.

In the evening, you'll return to your cozy accommodation in Reykjavik, where you can unwind and reflect on the beauty of the day's adventures.

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Day 3

Day 3 – Reykjavík

  • Reykjavík - Departure day
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  • Kleifarvatn
  • Krysuvik
  • Gunnuhver
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As your memorable three-day road trip in Iceland draws to a close, day three, or your departure day, awaits you with a flexible itinerary tailored to your flight schedule.

While bidding farewell to Reykjavik and its vibrant culture is inevitable, you can still make the most of your remaining time in this captivating city. Depending on your flight timing, you might find an opportunity to explore further or simply relax before your journey home.

For those with later flights, Reykjavik invites you with its charming streets and intriguing landmarks. A stroll down the renowned Laugavegur street offers a chance for some last-minute shopping, where you can collect unique Icelandic souvenirs or savor local culinary delights.

Reykjavik's Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center, a stunning architectural masterpiece, stands as a testament to the city's modernity. Its shimmering glass facade reflects the surrounding ocean and mountains, creating an ever-changing visual spectacle.

Nearby is the Sun Voyager sculpture, an iconic Reykjavik landmark that resembles a Viking ship. It's an ideal spot for a photo to commemorate your Icelandic adventure.

Meanwhile, you should also not miss the Hallgrimskirkja church in the city center. It is the most popular and tallest church in Iceland at 244 feet (74.5 meters). Its unique architecture takes inspiration from the lava landscapes of the country.

For an extraordinary and deeply relaxing experience, consider indulging in a geothermal bath in the Blue Lagoon if you haven't booked it on day one. The lagoon's milky-blue waters, rich in minerals, provide a soothing retreat while you reminisce about your three days in Iceland.

Toward the end of your adventure, make sure to return your car rental to Reykjavik or the Keflavik International Airport before catching your flight home.

Have a safe travel and see you on your next journey to Iceland!

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Experiences

What to bring

Warm and waterproof clothes
Sturdy hiking shoes
Driver's license
Swimwear and towel
Camera

Good to know

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

Some optional activities might require you to have a valid driver's license or you might need to send additional information to your travel planner.

Gravel protection is not included if you choose a Toyota Aygo or similar.

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