Iceland Self Drive 5 days with Hotel in Hveragerði

Discover Iceland major sites on your own. See the golden circle and south coast while being located in the beautiful town Hveragerði.

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5 days/ 4 night
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All summer,  June throughout August.

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Perfect for two travellers and two bags. Accommodates up to 5 passengers and two bags.

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These vehicles are Ideal for families. Being both Comfortable and economic they are nice to drive. Accommodates up to 5 passengers and 4 bags.

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SUVs can be better in snowy or icy conditions due to their 4 wheel drive. The size provided by us accommodates up to 5 passengers and 3 Bags.

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For up to 6 passengers. Perfect for families or couples. Your personal driver takes you around in a comfortable way. Mercedes Vito or similar

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For up to 14 passengers. If booked for a smaller group the vehicle type may vary. Your driver is also a guide and explains along the way. Ford Transit or similar.

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For up to ten passengers. The extra big tires make almost to road impassable and allow you to get on glaciers, over mountain roads and through rivers. The model may vary.

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Main Description

Discover Iceland on your own with our self drive package. During the days you can follow our suggested itinerary or of course do more ( or less). Hotel Örk is perfectly located close to some of our main attractions. The golden circle with Gullfoss and Geysir is very close and a must for every visitor. To the east it is short to the famous waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. If you feel adventurous you can even drive all the way to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. The complementary GPS makes sure that you do not get lost in the land of fire and ice.

Your accommodation is at the comfortable Hotel Örk for all four nights. You will stay in one of the new Superior rooms which were just recently opened to the public. The rooms are spacious and bright but first and foremost comfortable. Excellent option for those who are looking for some extra comfort.

Included

  • ‍4 days of car rental. Please note that the car rental calculates the price in 24 hour steps so you have to return the car at the same time as you pick it up, otherwise additional costs may apply. 
  • ‍GPS, free additional driver and unlimited mileage.
  • 4 nights at Hotel Örk with private facilities and breakfast.

Tips and Trivia

Useful Information:

  • ‍Under safetravel.is you can check the road conditions.
  • ‍We recommend you check with your reception in the morning in case of any road closures or bad weather.
  • We recommend you have some change in ISK since some of your stops may be subject to parking fees.

Additional Information

For the car rental we work use Enterprise car rental and their new and modern fleet. You can choose from three vehicle sizes. Please read and check the age restrictions.

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Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival

Upon arrival in Keflavik you receive your car. Depending on your arrival time you can drive directly to your accommodation. If you have time you can discover the Reykjanes peninsula. Or add a stop at the Blue Lagoon. Just remember to buy your tickets in advance since it tends to be fully booked.

After passing lava fields you visit the geothermal areas of Krýsuvík and Gunnuhver. In the fishing village of Grindavík you can enjoy a lobster soup as lunch before reaching the bridge between continents where you can walk from America to Europe and back in just a few seconds or stand on both continents at once. On the peninsula you can visit lake Kleifarvatn which is not connected to any river but receives and looses its water underground. 

Then you can check in at Hotel Örk where you will spend the next nights. By foot you can reach the Geothermal area located in the center of the city. You also have mmultiple hiking routes you can explore.

Day 2
Golden circle

You can visit the Gullfoss waterfalls, or golden waterfalls at the edge of the highlands where Hvitá river plunges down 32 meters in two steps. The world famous Geysir, which gives geysers world wide their name. And the beautiful Thingvellir National Park where you can walk between the continental plates.

Interesting stops you can add are:

  • The crater Kerið
  • The waterfall Faxi which is not as famous as Gullfoss but worth a visit.
  • For dinner you can check out Tryggvaskáli which is right opposite of the Hotel. 
Day 3
South shore

Along the way you pass Seljalandsfoss waterfall where you can walk behind the waterfall itself and through to the other side. 

Another stop is the famous and much-photographed Skógafoss waterfall, with its impressive 60 m drop (196 ft). The waterfall has a huge flow of water which on sunny days allows us to see a rainbow or even a double rainbow in front of it.

Near Vik by the black beach Reynisfjara you find the restaurant "black beach" which since it opened a few years ago has become increasingly popular.

Additional stops:

  • The Museum in Skogar which gives you an insight into the life in Iceland of the past.
  • The Lava centre in Hvolsvöllur where you can learn more about volcanic activity in Iceland. 
Day 4
Reykjavik or free day

If you did not have the time upon arrival you can drive to Reykjavik. You can explore the city and perhaps join us on a whale watching excursion. Alternatively you can explore the town of Hveragerði with the geothermal area which is close to your hotel.

Day 5
departure

Depending on the time of your flight you can drive directly to Keflavik airport or vist Reykjanes on the way.

Accommodation

Hotel Örk
Hotel Örk is a first class hotel in the town of Hveragerði, Iceland’s “hottest town”, only 44 km from Reykjavík.

The hotel offers friendly accommodation and well-equipped facilities in beautiful surroundings. The hotel features all the comforts and services you would expect to find in a city, but conveniently situated in Hveragerði, Iceland’s “health village”.

In addition to general accommodation, the hotel features all the comforts and services you would expect to find at a first class hotel: multilingual and friendly staff, great accommodation and excellent facilities, such as an outdoor swimming pool with a water slide, hot tubs and geothermal sauna. Hotel Örk also offer excellent facilities for meetings, seminars and conferences.The hotel’s proximity to some of Iceland’s most beautiful natural phenomena makes it an ideal place to make your base while exploring the surrounding landscape.

Cars

Small car

Perfect for two travellers and two bags. Accommodates up to 5 passengers and two bags.

Medium car

These vehicles are Ideal for families. Being both Comfortable and economic they are nice to drive. Accommodates up to 5 passengers and 4 bags.

Large car

SUVs can be better in snowy or icy conditions due to their 4 wheel drive. The size provided by us accommodates up to 5 passengers and 3 Bags.

Terms for car rental

To rent a car there are a few rules you should be aware of:

BREAKDOWN ASSISTANCE

A 24/7 breakdown assistance is available by calling +354 519 9300.

MILEAGE

All rentals include unlimited mileage.

SMOKING

Smoking is strictly prohibited in the rental vehicle.

RENTAL PERIOD

Minimum rental period is 24 hours. Drop off one full hour after scheduled drop off time, will be regarded as one day rental.  

TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS

Mini, Economy, Compact, Intermediate & Full Size categories – NOT allowed to be driven on F roads, Kjölur (road 35) and Kaldidalur (road 550).

SUVs – Allowed to be driven on F roads, Kjölur (road 35) and Kaldidalur (road 550).

The driving of rental vehicles in prohibited areas is not covered by insurance. Driving on ice, unbridged rivers and streams, foreshores and other off-road terrains is also not covered by insurance. See this official regulation for an outline.

CAR TYPES

The car rental, reserves the right to substitute the reserved vehicle with a similar vehicle in same vehicle group or in a higher vehicle group.

DRIVING LICENSE

The renter and each additional driver must be in possession and present a full valid driving license held for a minimum of one year at the day of rental. If renter's national driving license is not printed in Roman script (I.e. Arabic, Greek, Russian, Chinese, Japanese etc.) an International Driving Permit (IDP) or International Driving License (IDL) is required. A valid passport is requested at time of pick up.

AGE RESTRICTIONS

Mini, Economy, Compact, Intermediate & Full Size categories. Minimum age of a driver is 20 years of age as indicated by date of birth on the driving license and the driver must also have been in possession of a driving license for at least 1 year at the day of rental.  

SUV Economy, SUV Compact, SUV Intermediate categories. Minimum age of a driver is 23 years of age as indicated by date of birth on the driving license and the driver must also have been in possession of a driving license for at least 2 years at the day of rental.  

BOOKING CHANGES

Modifications to a booking can be made at any time.

INSURANCES

Please note: All insurances included in the rental contract will become void if:

1. An unauthorized driver has used the vehicle.

2. If the driver of the vehicle does not possess a valid driving license at a time of an event giving rise to a claim.

3. In case of consumption of alcohol or use of mind-altering drugs.

Third Party Liability Insurances (TPL): All of our vehicles are covered by a mandatory Third Party Liability Insurance. This insurance compensates for damage caused by the rented vehicle to a Third Party.

CREDIT CARD INFORMATION

Prior to handing a car over to a renter, he/she must provide the car rental with a valid major credit card in the renter´s name. The credit card number and expiry date will be kept in a secure location. This is done to ensure that unexpected and unreported costs for damages, traffic violations, parking fines and any other misuse of the car caused by the renter during the rental period is paid by the renter.  The credit card number and the expiry date will be kept at the car rental for two weeks after the renter has returned the car, after that both numbers will be deleted from RED files.

REFUELING CHARGE

All vehicles have a tank full of fuel when rented and should be returned with a tank full of fuel. If the vehicle is not returned with a full a tank of fuel, a surcharge of ISK 3.000 is charged plus the price of missing gas

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