Budget Self Drive Tours
Designed for budget-smart travellers, budget self drive tours allow you to drive around Iceland yourself, following a specialised itinerary. Your vehicle and accommodation will be organised for you, and you can always add extra tours and activities during booking.

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Budget Self Drive Tours

Designed for budget-smart travellers, budget self drive tours allow you to drive around Iceland yourself, following a specialised itinerary. Your vehicle and accommodation will be organised for you, and you can always add extra tours and activities during booking.
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5 Day Winter Self Drive Tour | Northern Lights, Golden Circle & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Discover the unforgettable, snowy landscapes of Iceland for yourself with this winter self-drive tour. Relax in the Blue Lagoon, see the Golden Circle and drive the South Coast all the way to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon where you can visit an authentic ice cave, all in just five days. This tour is designed for those who desire the freedom to explore Iceland’s winter scene in their own time. Upon booking you’ll receive a personal itinerary, pointing you in the direction of interesting locations, but you are behind the wheel, so you decide where you go and how long you stay. There are no impatient tour guides rushing you from place to place, so you can take your time at each location, capturing the perfect photo of Gullfoss waterfall or watching the ocean waves crash upon the shore at Reynisfjara black sand beach. Your only set destinations are your accommodations each night, which have been arranged for you before the journey begins. If you want to spice up your holiday with an adventure or two, you can add on tours during the booking process where you ride around the countryside on the Icelandic horse or snorkel in crystal-clear glacial water. You will also have the option adding a snowmobiling tour on top of a glacier, visiting two ice caves, one of those is only accessible during the winter months, and soaking in the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon. Enjoy the beautiful Icelandic nature in the winter with this 5-day self-drive tour. Visit the country’s most iconic attractions as the Northern Lights dance in the sky above. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
46 reviews

Duration:
5days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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4.8
177 reviews

Duration:
7days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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8 Day Summer Self Drive Tour | West & South Coast In-Depth

Take your time getting to know all that Iceland's south and west coasts have to offer on this slow-paced self-drive tour. This is the perfect hassle-free vacation for those who want to explore Iceland's attractions in depth. On this 8-day tour, you'll have ample time to explore the Golden Circle and the attractions of Iceland's South Coast, including the glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón, various waterfalls, black sand beaches and picturesque little towns. This itinerary also includes some downtime in Reykjavík and time to enjoy the best of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, often named 'Iceland in miniature' due to its diverse natural attractions. On your route, you'll visit all three National Parks of Iceland, and you'll want to have plenty of time to enjoy each one, so on this holiday you'll never feel rushed, especially as it never gets fully dark and you can use the lingering days to explore long into the nighttime. As you are behind the wheel, you are in control of how long you stay at each attraction, but by spending two nights in the same accommodation, you can fully explore the area surrounding you. Instead of rushing through each part of Iceland and only skimming the surface of available attractions you'll have both two nights on the Golden Circle, as well as two nights on the South Coast. To help you make the most of each location, there are optional add-on tours in each area, as diverse as glacier hiking and exploring ice caves, to relaxing in modern spa retreats. Other options include exploring the depths of Iceland's volcanic lava caves, whale and bird watching, snorkelling between continents or pumping up your adrenaline on a snowmobile drive across a glacier! All of these come at a discounted price if you book them now. Don't wait any longer and book this 8-day in-depth tour of west and south Iceland now! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
19 reviews

Duration:
8days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
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4-Day Winter Self Drive Tour | Golden Circle, Glaciers and Black Sand Beaches

Immerse yourself in the quiet and frozen nature of Iceland as the Northern Lights dance above with this winter self-drive tour. Those wanting to witness the wealth of beautiful natural sights on the Golden Circle route and the diversity of the South Coast landscapes in just four days should grab this chance now. This self-drive tour allows you to visit some of the country’s most beautiful attractions at your own pace, providing you with the chance to see frozen waterfalls, snow-topped mountains, black sand beaches and the Northern Lights without worrying about bus schedules or impatient tour guides. Prior to your journey, all accommodations will be sorted out for you and you will receive a personal itinerary guiding you there each night. This itinerary will also tell you about some of the region’s most popular destinations, as well as gems hidden in lava fields or under glaciers. If you wish, you can make a visit to the world-famous Blue Lagoon where you can unwind in the spa’s geothermal waters with a silica mask and a complimentary drink. If you’d like to add more activities to this tour, you can customise your itinerary to include a glacier hike, a snowmobile ride, a snorkelling or a horse-riding tour, and even a trip to an authentic ice cave. So don’t hesitate. Fill your stopover holiday in Iceland with sightseeing, adventures, and fun and book this 4-day winter self-drive tour now! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
13 reviews

Duration:
4days
Available:
Oct. - Apr.
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6 Day Self Drive Budget Tour | The Golden Circle & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Embark on a real Icelandic adventure with this affordable six-day self-drive budget tour, where you visit the capital of Reykjavík before heading out to the south coast to behold Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. If you are looking to take control of the wheel instead of relying on tour guides and bus schedules, this adventure is perfect for you; and all without breaking the bank. The highlights of this tour include the majestic waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, the historical site and geographical wonder of Þingvellir National Park, the spouting geysers in Haukadalur and the mystic black Reynisfjara coastal beach. You'll also see the great Vatnajökull glacier, and, of course, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon Set your own pace and trail along the ring road of Iceland as you make the most of every moment by witnessing incredible sceneries, historical landmarks and a myriad of must-see attractions. To aid you on your travels, you will receive a detailed itinerary which helps you to experience the real side of Iceland and see how its history intertwines with its unbelievable nature. During the booking process, you can add an array of activities to your adventures, such as hiking, snorkelling, snowmobiling, horseback riding, and exploring the inside of a volcano, all of which provide for an authentic Icelandic experience. If you wish to save money while receiving all the provisions needed for the Icelandic excursion of your dreams, book this tour now and make those dreams come true. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
3 reviews

Duration:
6days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
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8 Day Self Drive Budget Tour | Around Iceland and the Golden Circle

Save money by booking this self-drive budget package, for the chance to spend the whole of eight days exploring the wonders of Iceland. This tour is perfect for anyone looking to control their own journey and go where the wind takes them, without being worried about tour buses or stress. On this excursion, the one and only Ring Road of Iceland is your guide as you trail along the countryside to behold a myriad of natural wonders. You'll spend time in the bustling capital city of Reykjavík, as well as the 'capital of the North' Akureyri. In between, you'll embark on a Golden Circle exploration, behold the marvels of Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, visit the beautiful Lake Mývatn and see countless other natural wonders, waterfalls, volcanoes and coastal villages. During the booking process, you also have the option of adding extra activities to your trip at a discounted price. These include hiking or snowmobiling on top of glaciers, joining the renowned Jökulsárlón Lagoon boat tours, go whale watching in Húsavík or get to know the Icelandic horse on riding tours through scenic landscapes. Other possibilities are going snorkelling in a crystal-clear lake located in a fissure between two tectonic plates, venturing into the dark on a lava caving tour, go inside a glacier or descend into a dormant volcano of an otherworldly magma chamber. This is your journey, the choices are yours and the opportunities for adventure are limitless. So don't hesitate in making use of this wonderfully extensive and economical package to get the most out of your stay on the island of ice and fire. Create your perfect adventure now and check availability for this tour by choosing a date.
4.4
7 reviews

Duration:
8days
Available:
May. - Aug.
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3 Day Winter Self Drive Tour | Jokulsarlon & Vatnajokull Glacier Ice Cave

Jump in your car and make your way down the south coast, where you’ll meet your guide to enter a rare, wondrous ice cave in Vatnajökull National Park. This tour is for those want to explore an ice cave and the wonders of the south coast at their own pace. Enjoy the splendid waterfalls and black sand beach along the south coast, all the way to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and Diamond Beach. You'll meet up with the glacier guide for the ice caving on your second day, hop in a heavy-duty Superjeep, and plow across the countryside to the ice cave. The ice here is around 1,000 years old.  At night, go hunting for the Northern Lights. The area of the National Park is optimal due to its isolation and wide open spaces. You should be able to see the auroras, provided that the skies are clear and geomagnetic activity is high enough to cause this fascinating reaction that results in brilliant, dancing lights. On your third day, you can explore the glacier lagoon, Jökulsárlón, before heading back to Reykjavík. It is one of the most popular spots in Iceland, so give yourself enough time to enjoy the serene beauty of the lagoon. Iceland's pristine natural environment is its greatest treasure. These places are beautiful beyond measure, and it can be hard to appreciate among chattering sightseers and long lines.  That's why we've included some lesser-known sites alongside the popular places in the tailor-made itinerary for this tour. You will be virtually alone in these locations so that you can enjoy the surroundings properly. Don’t miss your chance for great value and extraordinary sights on this tour of Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.5
13 reviews

Duration:
3days
Available:
Oct. - Mar.
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6 Day Winter Self Drive Tour | Jokulsarlon, Ice Cave & Diamond Beach

Take the wheel on this winter self-drive tour, that's frosted with ice and snow for the season! This tour is for those who want the best possible value rental car to experience Iceland's magical south coast during wintertime. You’ll start your 6-day adventure with the classic Golden Circle tour, before heading on to the glacier lagoon, Jökulsárlón, and Diamond Beach to behold some of the finest sights of Iceland’s natural world. As you'll be driving yourself, you can enjoy each location in your own way, and in your own time.  Book an optional tour in an ice cave in southeast Iceland from November to March. This is a rare and special experience, as the caves are only available for a few months per year. Each cave is investigated by specialists to ensure safe passage through the crystalline wonders inside, from beautiful frost-licked rock formations to entire walls of deep sapphire blue ice. You can take a stroll on the black-sand beaches of Reynisfjara, admiring the black basalt cliffs, and the towers standing offshore against the endless waves. Find your favourite waterfall, as you'll get to stand next to some of Iceland's most impressive ones. In the evenings, keep your eyes open for a fabulous display of the Northern Lights! Though it is never certain when they will emerge, they are an unforgettable sight dancing overhead in stripes of green, pink and white. We know you're looking forward to these elements of Iceland's unique environment, like the ice caves and Northern Lights, and we want to make sure that you see the most popular attractions and a few out-of-the-way spots where you can be practically alone, far from the crowds. It's all included in the custom-made itinerary you'll receive with your tour package.  Don’t miss this self-drive tour of the most popular locations on the south coast, along with a few special surprises! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
61 reviews

Duration:
6days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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Two Weeks Road Trip in Iceland During Summer

Immerse yourself in the Icelandic nature as you travel the Ring Road, circling the entire country as well as the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and the remote Westfjords. Soak in Iceland's many hot springs and hidden natural pools across the countryside while driving between all the best locations in Iceland on this 15-day summer self-drive tour.  Along the Ring Road, you'll come across impressive sights such as Skógafoss and Dettifoss waterfalls, Eyjafjallajökull glacier, the spectacular Lake Mývatn, and Iceland's many black sand beaches. You'll enjoy both the rural and unspoilt landscapes of the Westfjords as well as the Golden Circle and all three National Parks of Iceland.  You can choose to kickstart each day with a swim in the local pool, break up the trip midday for a quick dip in a natural hot spring, or end it with a relaxing soak in a tranquil spa. Each day will have different options for you to explore. You're behind the wheel, so you can choose your own path without being bound by a guide. You can stay away from groups and make this a family oriented or a romantic holiday, depending on your own interests. With this tour, you will have a personal planner and a 24/7 contact to your travel agent in case you need to alter your plans and perhaps add on a glacier hike all of a sudden. Besides glacier hiking, there are other great additional activities available. You can try snowmobiling, ice climbing, ice caving or whale watching, as well as all the hot springs, pools and spas you will find en-route. And if you also want to explore the colder waters, then snorkelling in Silfra is not to be missed! Take the plunge and get to know Iceland's wonders in depth during the summertime. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.5
4 reviews

Duration:
15days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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5.0
3 reviews

Duration:
10days
Available:
May. - Aug.
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6 Day Summer Self Drive Tour | Circle of Iceland

Drive the whole circle around Iceland in only six days. If you don't have much time but still want to see as much of Iceland as possible, then this trip around the country is your best bet. It involves a lot of driving, but you are behind the wheel and can forget about the pressures of tour guides and other group members.  To make your holiday relaxing as well as adventurous, you will lodge in full comfort with an ensuite bathroom and breakfast included around Iceland, so you can be certain that you will rest well between days of adventure. On this trip, you will get to enjoy Iceland's most famous highlights, such as the Golden Circle, Reykjavík, and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. If you wish to avoid the crowds as well, however, to enjoy Iceland's peaceful, secluded places, you are in luck; you will receive a custom itinerary after you book, which will show you locations off the beaten path where you can truly get back in touch with nature. You'll see many impressive waterfalls, geothermal areas, volcanoes, lakes, glaciers and charismatic Icelandic towns as you travel. The south, east, north, and west are all dramatically different from each other, so instead of focusing on one area, you'll get to know it all, one region after another. Make the most of the long summer days and start early in the mornings and finish late at night. You should feel more energetic in the constant sunshine, and even if you do not, the spectacular scenery and beautiful fresh air will jolt your senses awake.   During the booking process, you can also add more exciting activities to fill the sunny days, such as cruising the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, buzzing along an ice cap on a snowmobile, descending into a stunning ice cave, hiking the glacier at Skaftafell, or unwinding in the Blue Lagoon. You can even take a tandem paragliding flight over the incredible South Coast. The benefit of booking these extra activities alongside your tour is that you can look forward to significantly discounted prices which would not be available should you book such excursions independently. Jump on this opportunity to see all parts of Iceland in record time. Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
11 reviews

Duration:
6days
Available:
May. - Sep.
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5 Day Self Drive Tour | Wonders of West Iceland

Chart your own course on this fabulous self-drive tour of the quaint villages and magnificent landscape on the Snæfellsnes peninsula, and take a closer look at the mystical Snæfellsjökull glacier. You'll also visit the largest hot spring in Europe, and can learn about Snorri Sturluson, Iceland's most famous historian and saga writer, at the Snorrastofa Cultural Research Centre in Reykholt.  Enjoy the unusual geology of the peninsula and walk the spectacular trails in Iceland. Impressive volcanic cliffs line the shore, filled with birds nesting. You can hike to the best photography spots, or breathe the sea air on black beaches. Choose some extra excursions, including exploring a lava tube cave, snorkelling in Silfra or snowmobiling on Langjökull. You can even enter some man-made tunnels carved into the side of this glacier, or unwind in the mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon. All these activities come at a special discounted rate if reserved upon the time of booking, making it a perfect way to not only add some excitement to your holiday, but also keep it budget friendly. Tailor all your activities to your desires. When people think of Iceland, they imagine peaceful mornings hiking a glacier and snow drifting on the mountains, staying away from crowds of people.  We love Iceland too, and want to share its secrets with you. On this tour, you can relax and be virtually alone in some of the hidden gems listed in the tailor-made itinerary you'll get as part of your vacation package. Seize this chance to visit the Snæfellsnes peninsula, and do as many extra activities as you like! Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
1 review

Duration:
5days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
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3 Day Budget Self-Drive Tour | Hot Springs & The Golden Circle

Spend three days in Iceland exploring the country’s volcanic environment with this affordable self-drive tour. Visit the Golden Circle and spend time relaxing in the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon, Secret Lagoon or a hot spring river. Any free-spirited traveller who wants to save a buck should grab this opportunity now. You don’t have to worry about being rushed on this tour, as you are behind the wheel, so you get to decide where you go and how long you stay. Upon booking you’ll receive a personal itinerary guiding you to some of the country’s most popular attractions as well as gems hidden in canyons, hot spring areas and lava fields. Over the course of three days, you’ll journey around the moon-like lava fields of the Reykjanes Peninsula to discover the region’s active environment, and see erupting geysers and cascading waterfalls on the Golden Circle route. At the end of each day, you’ll get to unwind in the naturally warm waters at some of Iceland’s many geothermal pools, lagoons or hot springs. You will also have the choice of hiking through a geothermal valley, where steam rises from the ground as you trek past trickling streams and colourful mountains, or driving along the South Coast to visit some of the country’s most beautiful waterfalls, passing mighty glaciers on the way.  Make the most of your days in Iceland with this immersive self-drive tour that won’t break the bank. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
3days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
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5-Day Northern Lights Road Trip | Golden Circle & Snaefellsnes Peninsula In-Depth

Experience the stunning winter landscapes of Iceland with this five-day self-drive tour. Explore the west coast and the mystical Snaefellsnes Peninsula in-depth before setting your sights on the famed Golden Circle. Those wanting to witness the beauty of this island while the Northern Lights dance in the sky above, should not miss this tour. Over the course of five days, you’ll travel from the city of Reykjavik, through the beautiful west coast, to the magical Snaefellsnes Peninsula. After spending two nights in the shadows of Snasefellsjokull glacier, you’ll set your course to the famed Golden Circle where you’ll explore the torn earth of Þingvellir National Park, the erupting geysers at Geysir geothermal area, and the spectacular cascade Gullfoss. As you are behind the wheel, you get to set your own course and pace, providing you with the opportunity to explore Iceland without stress. Upon booking, you’ll receive a personal itinerary guiding you to all the top locations, as well as with information about accommodations and car rental, which have been arranged for you prior to your arrival. You will also have a 24/7 contact with a travel agent in Reykjavik who will be more than happy to help you spice up your holiday with added excursions. As you book, you can add tours such as caving, snorkelling, snowmobiling, and relaxing in geothermal spas, but if you decide you want something different, the agent will be at hand. Spend your winter days in Iceland exploring the wonders of west Iceland and the Golden Circle, and use the long, dark nights gazing up at the dancing northern lights with this 5-day winter self-drive Tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
5days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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6 Day Summer Self-Drive | Hidden Gems under the Midnight Sun

Enjoy Iceland with this 6-day summer self-drive tour where you’ll find out what’s hidden in the lava fields of the Reykjanes Peninsula, feel the powers of the Icelandic nature on the Golden Circle route, visit a wealth of wonders on the South Coast, and encircle a mighty glacier on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. This tour is perfect for those wanting to set their own pace and follow their own path as they see Iceland's best features like the erupting geyser Strokkur, the serene Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the sparkling Diamond Beach, and the picturesque Kirkjufell mountain. Upon booking, you will be provided with a personalised itinerary guiding you to the essential sightseeing locations as well as some off-the-beaten-track spots. But nothing is set in stone, so if you are returning to this land of ice and fire and would like to see something new, you can rearrange the itinerary, skipping the attraction you have seen in favour of new and exciting adventures. You could also spice up these classic sights with a tour where you'll go snorkelling, snowmobiling or riding an Icelandic horse. You could also go glacier hiking, ice climbing, visit an authentic ice cave, descend into a volcano or a lava tube, take a super jeep tour to the Highlands or unwind in the Blue Lagoon Spa, all at a special discount if you book them along with this self-drive. Each night on this six-day tour will be spent at the same accommodation in Reykjavík, allowing you to travel freely around the country, enjoying the comfort and lively culture of the city and eliminating the need to repack every day. Book now to secure your place on this family-friendly summer self-drive tour. Combine nature, adventure, and city comfort with this 6-day excursion. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
6days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
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4-Day Summer Self-Drive | Golden Circle & South Coast with Home Base in Reykjavik

Enjoy a relaxed summer holiday in Iceland with this 4-day self-driving tour centred in the city of Reykjavík. With a rental car in your possession, you'll visit both the major sites and hidden gems of the South Coast's rural countryside while spending your nights in the capital's urban comforts. This immersive tour is the perfect bet for both families and travelling friends. Your journey begins as you arrive at Keflavík International Airport, where you will find your rental car waiting for you. What you do during your first day is entirely up to you and depends on your flight schedule, but you can choose to kickstart your Iceland experience by visiting the mineral-rich waters of the world-famous Blue Lagoon Spa.  During the next three days, your personal itinerary will guide you to the world-famed natural attractions of the Golden Circle and South Coast, enabling you to witness first-hand the magic of geysers, glaciers, volcanoes, waterfalls, hot springs and black sand beaches.  This tour also includes a hands-on travel agent who can alter your itinerary and redirect you to such wondrous locations as the Snæfellsnes peninsula or Hvalfjörður fjord, in case this is your second time in Iceland, and you've already seen the sites listed above. You can also add exciting extras to your trip during the booking process. These include snowmobiling, hiking on a glacier, horseback riding, snorkelling between continents, hot spring bathing, ice climbing and ice cave exploring. Summer is the season of the midnight sun, so you don’t have to worry about reaching your destinations in time as the days are long and the nights stay bright. Adventure will be at your fingertips during this holiday, and to top it all off, all these activities come at a special discounted price if you add them to your Self Drive upon the time of booking. You’ll be pleasantly surprised when you realise just how much of Iceland you can see while based in Reykjavík. Staying overnight in the capital for the duration of your trip is arguably the most relaxed way to travel, and your nights will never be dull due to the city’s buzz and charm. So don't wait! Book this four-day self-drive now, and witness the beautiful nature of Iceland while staying in the comfort of the city. Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
2 reviews

Duration:
4days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
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3-Day Summer Self-Drive Tour | Golden Circle & South Coast to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Explore Iceland's top destinations in your own time by driving along the gorgeous South Coast and the famous Golden Circle. This 3-day self-drive is the perfect stopover for those who want to steer clear of group tours and be in charge of their holiday while appreciating all the best that Iceland's nature has got to offer. As you can choose whether you start from Keflavík airport or the capital Reykjavík, you can make this a short stopover in its own right, or a part of a longer holiday in Iceland. The Golden Circle and the South Coast are jam-packed with beautiful attractions, both well-known ones as well as hidden secrets. How long you want to spend exploring each location is entirely up to you, and with the long summer days, you can keep going far into the evening. Upon booking, you'll receive a personal itinerary with a suggested route made by a local travel planner which includes both the famous sites as well as some lesser-known gems, tucked away from the more popular attractions.  You also have multiple options on how to tailor-make this trip for you and your party. So besides admiring the stunning waterfalls Gullfoss, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, the geothermal area of Geysir and the breathtaking Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, you can choose to snorkel in crystal clear waters, jet across a glacier in a snowmobile, go glacier hiking, explore an ice cave or get acquainted with Iceland's famous horses. Other attractions you can expect to see are the pitch black sands of Reynisfjara beach, which is in contrast with the sharp white ice of Iceland's glaciers; the gleaming icebergs of the Diamond Beach as well as some of Iceland's adorable inhabitants, such as the puffins and seals. Set your own pace and add on exciting activities of your own choice with this 3-day summer self-drive tour.  Check availability by choosing a date.
4.5
2 reviews

Duration:
3days
Available:
Apr. - Oct.
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7 Day Budget Self Drive Tour | Snaefellsnes and the South Coast

Make the most of a week in Iceland without going over your budget with this affordable seven-day self-drive tour. This tour will allow you to see the incredible sights of Iceland without being bound to anyone else or breaking the bank. Self-drive tours allow you to be in control every day; you do not need to worry about tour guides hurrying you along, or other group members slowing you down. What you do and see is entirely up to you, just make sure to reach your next accommodation each night. Over the course of seven days, you will be able to see many of the awe-inspiring sites that make this country so famous, from the beautiful Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon to the dramatic Geysir geothermal area. Not only will you get to see these famous locations, but the personal itinerary provided to you will direct you to the places in Iceland few get to visit, where you can immerse yourself in nature far from anyone else. The landscapes you will see are incredibly diverse. Black sand beaches, geothermal areas, dramatic volcanoes, powerful waterfalls and beautiful valleys wait for you all across the country, interrupted with idyllic villages and stretches of rolling countryside. This tour does not need to be just a week of sightseeing as there are a wealth of activities you can choose to partake in as you travel, and if you book them alongside this self-drive, you’ll get them at a special discounted price. In Þingvellir National Park, you can snorkel in the crystal clear waters of Silfra, and at Langjökull glacier, you can explore an ice tunnel or go snowmobiling. There are two places you can hike on Iceland’s magnificent glaciers, two different boat tours you can take at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and at Þríhnúkagígur volcano, you can descend into its magma chamber. So don't hesitate. Immerse yourself in the Icelandic landscape and do so on a budget. Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
1 review

Duration:
7days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
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Duration:
14days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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13 Day Self Drive Tour on Budget | Circle of Iceland & Westfjords

Be the master of your time and your wallet on this 13-Day Budget Self-Drive Tour around the Ring Road of Iceland. Don't worry about tour bus schedules or travelling with strangers; this adventure will be at your pace, and you get to decide when to move between all the wondrous locations you'll visit. You'll get to see all the treasures of the famous Golden Circle sightseeing route, the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, just to give you an idea of the natural variety you'll experience. You'll even get to explore the remote and unexampled West Fjords; a treat most visitors tend to miss. This carefully crafted package provides you with an exclusive vehicle and a detailed personal itinerary so that you can circumference the island of ice and fire on your own accord, trailing between all the primary sights as well as the hidden gems off the beaten path. It is fair to assume no part of Iceland will be unknown to you after this extensive and locally crafted excursion. Additionally, there are several exciting adventures you can add to your trip at a discounted price; such as horseback riding and whale-watching in the North, snorkelling in the continental Silfra Fissure, snowmobiling on top of Langjökull glacier, ice caving in Mýrdalsjökull and lava caving in Víðgelmir lava cave, just to name a few! The best part is, this budget option provides you with all the best deals on accommodation, and you get complete control of your journey's pace and what adventures you want to partake in. Don't hesitate in booking the road trip of your dreams. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
13days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Duration:
12days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Duration:
11days
Available:
May. - Sep.
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9 Day Budget Self Drive Tour | Circle of Iceland & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Experience Iceland to the fullest with this budget self-drive tour, exploring the country’s most popular attractions over 9 action-packed days. Highlights from this affordable package include the famous Golden Circle tour, the sublime Snæfellsnes Peninsula and the crown jewel of the South Coast, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. This low-cost package is perfect for those travellers looking to avoid the hassles associated with larger groups and instead, take their holiday experience into their own hands, all whilst avoiding unnecessary pulls on the purse string.  To aid your trip around Iceland, you will be provided with a personal itinerary that will direct you to some of the country’s most unique locations. You will also have plenty of time to decide what activities best suit you at any given location as 9 days is ample time to explore the best Iceland has to offer, as well as leaving enough space to partake in some of the country’s most exciting activities.  During the booking process, you can add on tours where you'll hop onto a snowmobile at Langjökull glacier, ride horses through the Reykjanes Peninsula, explore the inner caldera of a volcano, bathe in the relaxing waters of the Blue Lagoon or take a windswept whale watching trip. The options are seemingly limitless and if you book now, you'll receive a special discount on these excursions. Hurry now and you too can experience the eclectic beauty of Iceland, all on a budget! Check booking availability by choosing a date.
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About Budget Self Drive Tours in Iceland

Budget self drive tours allow you to drive around Iceland yourself, visiting the sites, while following an itinerary prepared by locals at Guide to Iceland. Your accommodation and car rental will be organised on your behalf. You can also add extra tours and activities during the booking process.
These self drive tours are perfect for those eager to cut costs, without missing out on Iceland's unique landscapes, activities and natural attractions.

1. What are the included sightseeing activities in budget self drive tours?

Each self drive package has a unique itinerary. Please note the scheduled activities included in the detailed information section. Many activities in Iceland are free, including northern lights hunting and visiting national parks. Additionally, you can choose to add extra sightseeing activities to your itinerary. It’s also possible to add additional tours and activities such as glacier hiking, ice cave and volcano caving tours. These tours can be added during the booking process, or at any time by contacting the Guide to Iceland team on info@guidetoiceland.is.

2. Can I change the route if I book a budget self drive tour?

Absolutely. You can make changes to your itinerary by contacting one of our travel agents at any time. Please note, however, that changes made to itineraries may incur charges. 

3. What type of accommodation is included?

As this is a budget option, guests will be staying in shared rooms in hostels and dormitories. During the booking process, however, you can upgrade to a private room with a shared bathroom. If you are travelling in a large group, family rooms might be optional, depending on availability. If you are unclear on what accommodation level to expect, please contact one of our dedicated travel agents at info@guidetoiceland.is.

4. Do budget self drive tours include transfer to and from the airport?

You can pick up and return your car directly from the international airport. This option is available to you regardless of your arrival or departure flight time. This allows for more flexibility and convenience and ensures that you do not need an airport transfer.

5. Is admission to the Blue Lagoon included in these packages?

No, unfortunately, a visit to the Blue Lagoon Spa is not included in these budget packages. Please note that bookings for the Spa should be made in advance.

6. Can I upgrade the car for budget self drive tours?

Yes, you can choose between different car levels during the booking process. This means you could upgrade to a 4wd vehicle or a more luxury car option.

7. Are meals included?

No, but you can choose to add this to your booking. There are also usually cooking facilities under the budget/super budget category of accommodation, meaning you can cook your own meals.

8. Are bed sheets included? Do I need a sleeping bag?

All bedding is included so you do not need to bring a sleeping bag on your tour in Iceland.

9. Do budget self-drive tours run throughout the year?

There are budget self drive tours available all throughout the year, however please note that this is subject to availability.

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Budget travel in Iceland

It is more than possible to travel around Iceland on a budget, granted you’re aware of the financial pitfalls, as well as the shortcuts around expenditure. Before arriving in Iceland, make sure to take time assessing your budget, making accommodation and rental vehicle choices appropriately.

Buying alcohol from the duty-free store, or purchasing from the state-sponsoured liquor store Vínbúðin, is a surefire way of avoiding the high costs of drinking at a bar. Almost all bars in the Icelandic capital, Reykjavík, have daily happy hours too, cutting down on the cost further.

Another means of avoiding reckless spending is to avoid 10/11 convenience stores. Despite their abundance in Iceland, prices are notoriously higher than in other stores, such as Bónus and Krónan. On that note, there is also no need to purchase bottled water in Iceland; originating from the country’s glaciers, tap and spring water are perfectly drinkable.

When it comes to cuisine, one should tread lightly when spending at restaurants. Discount offers will generally occur around lunchtime, making this a better time to eat out, while cooking at home will radically cut down on what you’re paying for grub.

It should go without saying that avoiding some of the pricier attractions, namely the Blue Lagoon, will save the wallet from a massive dent. In fact, much of Iceland can be enjoyed entirely free; Reykjavík is the perfect city for budget travellers, with plenty of compelling cultural landmarks, surrounding hiking trails and points of interest.

Naturally, avoid taxis at all costs and be aware of the services charges proposed by your bank. With handy tips such as these, it should be easy to keep your expenditure to a minimum while travelling around Iceland.

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