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Romantic Iceland – Winter Cottage Tour for 6 Days

This romantic self-drive tour includes two nights in an apartment in Reykjavik and three nights in a cozy, self-catering cottage in the scenic countryside. Experience the beauty of Iceland in the winter colors and see the northern lights dance in the sky. You can also relax with your partner in warm, geothermal spas. Enjoy a romantic 6 days break full of natural wonders in Iceland. Have an unforgettable time in the countryside of Iceland.

Accommodation
During this romantic Iceland tour, you will stay for 2 nights in a comfortable apartment in Reykjavik. Furthermore, you spend three nights in a self-catering cottage in the Golden Circle area. Included in the package are bed linen and final cleaning. Breakfast is not available for this tour package.

If you are interested in receiving more information about this tour, please click on the “Request a quote” widget on the left side of the page. A quick form will open up where you will provide us with more information about your travel expectations. You will then be connected with your specialized travel agent who will assist you throughout the planning a provide a fully detailed quote.

Please note that this itinerary can be adjusted and customized to meet your travel needs and preferences. The package can also be offered as a privately guided tour if a self-drive option is not what you had in mind for your Iceland experience.

Tour Code

HR-04

Season

Oct - Apr

Travel Style

Self-Drive

Duration

6 Days / 5 Nights

Location

South Iceland

Accessibility

Moderate

Included

  • 2 nights accommodation in an apartment in Reykjavik
  • 3 nights accommodation in a self-catering cottage in the Golden Circle area
  • Rental car of your choice for 4 days with unlimited mileage, CDW & VAT
  • GPS unit for easier navigation
  • WiFi hotspot in your rental car for easy internet access
  • Unlimited extra drivers for the rental car
  • Transfer from Keflavik International Airport to your accommodation in Reykjavík
  • Optional private information meeting with our travel consultant in Reykjavik before your tour starts
  • Entrance to the Blue Lagoon
  • Transfer with pickup at your accommodation in Reykjavik upon departure
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes & service fee

Not Included

  • Flights to/from Iceland
  • Meals & drinks at restaurants apart from what’s stated in the itinerary
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Gasoline
Day 1 | Romantic Iceland – Welcome to Reykjavik

Welcome to your romantic Iceland tour. After your arrival, you will be transferred from the international airport to Reykjavik where you have time to explore the capital of Iceland. Reykjavik is with 120,000 inhabitants a relatively small city and all highlights in the city center are within walking distance. We highly recommend visiting the Hallgrímskirkja church, the music hall Harpa and the old harbour in the city center. Reykjavik has also many interesting museums. We recommend visiting the Northern Lights Centre, the Saga Museum or the Marine Museum. In the evening we recommend enjoying a delicious dinner at one of Reykjavík many gourmet restaurants. Spend your first night in Iceland in a comfortable apartment in the city center.

Day 2 | Walk between Continents & Golden Fall

In the morning you receive your rental car. You have a full day to explore the famous Golden Circle. First of all, you will visit the National Park Þingvellir which is part of a fissure zone running through Iceland, being situated on the tectonic plate boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Here you can take a walk between continents and see the earliest assembly grounds of Iceland’s parliament. Furthermore, you will visit the famous geyser “Strokkur” and the “golden waterfall” Gullfoss. For the next 3 nights, you will stay in a romantic cottage in the Golden Circle area. The cottage is very cozy and ideal for a romantic holiday. Chances are high to see Northern Lights in the evening.

Day starts in

Reykjavík

Day ends in

Golden Circle area

Driving distance

~190 km / 118 miles

Day 3 | Relaxed Day in the Country Side

Today you will have a relaxed day in the countryside. Most noteworthy are the charming swimming pools in the area and we highly recommend to visit one of them. Option 1 is the Laugarvatn Fontana geothermal baths where you can relax in the warm geothermal pools and natural steam rooms. Another option is the Secret Lagoon in Fluðir. This is actually the oldest swimming pool in Iceland. And if you are looking for some more adventure we can also organize a snowmobiling tour for you on Langjökull glacier. From Gullfoss waterfall you will get a drive in a super truck to the camp on the glacier which is an experience you will never forget. On the second largest glacier of Europe you will have a fantastic snowmobiling adventure for 1 hour.

Day starts in

Golden Circle area

Day ends in

Golden Circle area

Driving distance

Optional

Day 4 | Romantic Waterfalls & the Beautiful South Coast

Today you will explore the beautiful South coast of Iceland. Highlights of the day will be definitely the charming waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. You will also visit Vík where we recommend a stop at the black beaches. There you can enjoy the fantastic views of the Dyrhólaey and Reynisdrangar rock formations. You also have the opportunity to join a guided glacier walk on Mýrdalsjökull (optional). In the afternoon you drive back to your cottage where you will stay for a third night. Enjoy your last evening in the cottage and do not forget to look for the magic Northern Lights.

Day starts in

Golden Circle area

Day ends in

Golden Circle area

Driving distance

~290 km / 180 miles

Day 5 | Geothermal Wonders and Blue Lagoon

Enjoy your last full day in Iceland at the volcanic wonderland of Reykjanes Peninsula. Here you have the chance to visit the geothermal area in Krýsuvik with boiling mud pools and colorful mountains. A well-maintained path winds through the bubbling and hissing field and information boards explain the geology of the geothermal area. In the afternoon you will visit the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa. It is surrounded by surreal black lava formations. Relax in the warm milky-blue water and take advantage of the saunas, steam baths and the Blue Lagoon waterfall. Drive back to Reykjavik in the evening. You drop-off your rental car and stay the night in a comfortable apartment in the center.

Day starts in

Golden Circle area

Day ends in

Reykjavík

Driving distance

~185 km / 115 miles

Day 6 | Departure

It is time to return home after some wonderful days in Iceland. Transfer from your apartment in Reykjavik to Keflavík International airport. If your flight is in the afternoon we recommend to have a relaxed breakfast in one of the cozy cafes in Reykjavik. You should also look for some nice souvenirs in the city center. Thanks for traveling with Iceland Unlimited.

Comfort

Comfort accommodations offer access to private facilities (shower and toilet). This type of lodges belongs to the 3-star hotel category. Most of these properties have an in-house restaurant. This section offers an upgrade in comfort and service compared to the budget category. Breakfast is included.

Quality

Quality accommodations offer private rooms with en-suite shower/bath and toilet. These rooms are the best available accommodations in 4-star hotels or the highest quality lodges in each region. Luxury accommodations - the highest class of lodges, suites, and penthouses - are available upon request. Breakfast is included.

4×4 Hyundai Kona


or similiar

Type: SUV Economy
Passenger: 5
Luggage: 3
Doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
(Manual option available)

4×4 Kia Sportage


or similiar

Type: SUV Full Size Intermediate
Passenger: 5
Luggage: 4
Doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
(Manual option available)

4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser


or similiar

Type: SUV Full Size
Passenger: 5
Luggage: 4
Doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
(Manual option available)

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