Winter Self Drive Tours

The customised itineraries of winter self drive tours have taken road conditions and daylight hours into consideration. With accommodation, vehicle rentals and activities booked in advance, you can fully enjoy Iceland under the mythical northern lights and inside magical ice caves.

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Winter Self Drive Tours

The customised itineraries of winter self drive tours have taken road conditions and daylight hours into consideration. With accommodation, vehicle rentals and activities booked in advance, you can fully enjoy Iceland under the mythical northern lights and inside magical ice caves.
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4.8
151 reviews

Duration:
7days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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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.
4.8
34 reviews

Duration:
5days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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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
51 reviews

Duration:
6days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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4.8
40 reviews

Duration:
8days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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10 Day Winter Self Drive Tour | The Circle of Iceland

Drive the entire ring-road of Iceland in ten days, on this immersive winter tour. Carefully designed by local travel experts who know the land and the Icelandic winter, this itinerary takes road conditions and daylight hours into consideration to create a journey suitable for winter travel in Iceland. This trip should appeal to anyone who seeks to make the most of this country as possible, who has a great sense of adventure, and who wants the freedom to decide where to go and when.  On this self-drive, you will get to see some of Iceland’s most iconic sights, seeing the floating icebergs at Jökulsárlón, the serene lava fields of Lake Mývatn and the world renowned Golden Circle while enjoying the evening glow of the Northern Lights above. You'll also receive a personal itinerary guiding you to unique, lesser-known locations where you can truly immerse yourself in the untouched nature, far from the crowds. If you'd like to experience something even more unique or get some amazing thrills, you can always add some adventure to your journey. Throughout the booking process, you can add on tours such as dogsledding, glacier hiking and snowmobiling. If you visit between November and March, you will also have the rare opportunity to take a trip into an authentic ice cave. Travelling around all of Iceland in winter will expose you to an incredible wonderland of snowy terrain. It does, however, make driving a challenge for those without experience on icy roads. This tour, therefore, should only be booked if the group you are travelling with has a confident driver, preferably with experience under similar conditions. Don't miss out on this Icelandic adventure. Book now to create the winter holiday of a lifetime. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
17 reviews

Duration:
10days
Available:
Oct. - Apr.
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10 Day Winter in Depth Self Drive | Snaefellsnes, Northern Lights and the South Coast

Join this 10-day self-drive tour to experience the greatest sites of Iceland within a winter wonderland. This trip is perfect for those who wish to see the country on their own terms, without having to rush past unique and incredible places in a hurry to get to the next site. The itinerary is carefully crafted by local travel experts to take into account the winter conditions and the daylight hours, so you can embark on your journey without a care in the world. Over ten days, you can expect to visit the Blue Lagoon, the magnificent Snæfellsnes Peninsula, the three famous sites of the Golden Circle, the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull, and the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. This trip is leisurely paced, giving you plenty of time to give each place the appreciation it deserves, as well as hunt for the elusive Northern Lights. Arranged to travel over one of the most scenic routes in the country, this self-drive is structured to give you ample time at each location, so you will have the Icelandic winter at your fingertips and have plenty of time to take in the iconic locations you will visit. The personal itinerary you'll receive upon booking will also guide you to the country's hidden gems, where you can escape the crowds and connect with the incredible nature. The uniqueness of your holiday is elevated further by the tours that you can add onto many of the days. No matter your passion, you are likely to find an activity suited to you, be it snorkelling, caving, glacier hiking, snowmobiling, and, if you come between November and March, exploring an ice cave. So book this incredible winter self-drive and experience Iceland with complete freedom. Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
21 reviews

Duration:
10days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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5.0
4 reviews

Duration:
11days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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Duration:
11days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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Two Weeks Winter Road Trip in Iceland

Join this brilliant 15-day winter self-drive tour around Iceland’s Ring Road and discover for yourself the wealth of natural attractions that make this country so special and beloved. This is a fantastic opportunity for guests looking to maximise their time in the country, seeing as much of Icelandic nature and culture as possible.  Travelling around Iceland during the winter allows visitors to partake in countless unique tour opportunities including dog sledging, ice caving, and glacier hiking. Circumnavigating the Ring Road also allows plenty of opportunities to see the dazzling Northern Lights, one of Iceland’s greatest draws. To top it all off, you'll visit countless Icelandic towns and villages, delving into their compelling surrounding attractions, and learning more about the local culture. Not only that, but circling clockwise on the Ring Road allows you to see the majority of Iceland's stunning natural regions, including the picturesque North, the haunting Eastfjords and, of course, the South Coast. You will also have an opportunity to partake in Iceland's most popular sightseeing route, the Golden Circle.  You will also visit stunning sites such as Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the Vatnajökull glacier national park in the south, the dramatic Lake Mývatn geothermal area and lava fields in the north, and the black beaches of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in the west.  To top it off, you can choose from a variety of amazing activities and excursions during your trip, from snowmobiling to snorkelling, dog sledding to whale watching. Adding tours to your Self-Drive is a perfect way to get some added thrill into your holiday, and saving money at the same time. Another of this tour's many benefits is the ability to take it slow; self-drive tours allow a level of independence, within the itinerary, that leaves you in charge of your holiday experience. During this 15-day excursion, you will be spending a number of nights in the same location, allowing you to savour the attractions and activities of the day, -  and as you'll have a 4x4 vehicle, you'll have peace of mind while travelling in this winter wonderland. Your road safety is paramount.  Don't just sit at home! Hurry now and make sure to secure your 15-day self-drive tour and discover everything Iceland has in store during the beautiful winter months. Check availability by choosing a date. 
5.0
1 review

Duration:
15days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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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
7 reviews

Duration:
4days
Available:
Oct. - Apr.
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9 Day Self-Drive Winter Tour | Snaefellsnes Peninsula, South Coast, and Ice Cave

Book this incredible self-drive tour to make the most of nine days in Iceland. This tour is perfect for those who wish for the opportunity to see Iceland’s best-known sites, to marvel over its hidden gems, and who desire the freedom to explore in their own time. On this drive, you will see the world-famous Golden Circle, the diverse landscapes of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and the wonders of the South Coast. You will also receive a ticket to the famous Blue Lagoon where you can relax in the warm azure waters of the spa. You will have opportunities to do more than just sightseeing, however; as you book, you will find adventures that you can pick and choose to add on to each day, such as snorkelling, caving, snowmobiling and glacier hiking. You will even have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to visit an ice cave. The beauty of a self-drive is that you choose when to leave and where to go. You will only have to find your accommodation each night and the location of the tours you book. To aid you with this, you will receive a personal itinerary that will inform you of all the potential sites you can visit in a day, both famous landmarks and hidden gems, so that the journey you plan fits your desires and needs. What is more, Iceland experiences many hours of darkness this time of year, so there is always the possibility of seeing the Northern Lights. You will spend numerous nights in country hotels, away from the bright city lights, enhancing your chances to see the beautiful Auroras.  Do not miss this chance to explore Iceland, from its most unique corners to its most famous sites, on this incredible 9-day self-drive tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
7 reviews

Duration:
9days
Available:
Oct. - Apr.
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2 Day Road Trip to Jokulsarlon with Ice Caving

Delve into the mysteries of Iceland on this fast, 2-day self-drive adventure along Iceland’s gorgeous south coast, from Reykjavik all the way to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. You’ll be able to see the beauty of Iceland wearing its winter dress for you, all swaths of white snow and lacy icicles hanging from windowsills. You’ll make the journey in a 4x4 car that can handle the tough winter conditions and get you to your destination in comfort so that you can enjoy the fresh air and take in the natural environment. This tour offers a chance to view two of the loveliest waterfalls in Iceland, Skógafoss, and Seljalandsfoss, along with the black beach of Reynisfjara. You’ll also visit an ice cave under Vatnajökull glacier, close to the famous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Ice caves are quite rare in Iceland. Each year, specialists investigate the area around Vatnajökull glacier for caves which form naturally after meltwater has run under the ice cap. Each cave is chosen for its safe passage and unique beauty, so each tour is a one-of-a-kind experience possible for only a few months each year, where you'll get to see and touch the wonderful, crystal-blue ice in the glacier's depth. You also have an opportunity to search the night skies for the Northern Lights - if you’re lucky, you’ll get to see them dancing over the glacier lagoon, reflected on the water and ice. Because your tour is short, we want you to see the most popular sites while still leaving time to take care of yourself. We've included the best of Iceland in your tour, and hand-picked some of its best-kept secrets to give you time away from the crowds so that you can enjoy the beauty all around you without interruption.  Our custom itinerary provides a balance of places you've seen on postcards and those only locals know so you can revel in the natural world for as long as you like. Don’t miss this exclusive chance to see some of the most beautiful landscapes in Iceland! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.5
2 reviews

Duration:
2days
Available:
Nov. - Mar.
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3 Day Winter Self Drive | Hot Springs and Northern Lights

Book this 3-day self-drive tour to explore Icelandic hot springs, geothermal areas, and the Northern Lights! This tour is for anyone who hears the call of the open road.  As a self-drive tour, you and your travel companions will decide where to go, how long to stay and when to leave. There's no need to rush through an afternoon along the south coast, no clock-watching while splashing in the Blue Lagoon.  Find a full itinerary of your days below. This tour has plenty of relaxing soaks in hot springs planned, so don't be afraid to take the time just for you. This is the perfect place to reconnect with the outdoors. You can take a hike through uncharted lands, enjoy the volcanic landscape ripped apart by eruptions and floods, and spend time doing exactly what you like.  In three days, you can discover Iceland's most famous attractions, the Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon, as well as other lesser-known attractions. You'll have plenty of time to enjoy the hot springs, explore the landscape and (hopefully) see the Northern Lights.  There are plenty of museums, galleries, and shops for you to investigate, and if you find yourself with extra time, stroll down the Old Harbor by Harpa Concert Hall, where fishing tours, whale watching trips and puffin tours leave regularly from the docks in the heart of the city.  No matter what you choose to do, we know you're coming to Iceland to bask in the flawless beauty of nature, not to be trapped by the noise and crowds of the city streets. To help you make the most of your stay, we've created a unique itinerary to show you not only the most well-known spots but also some of the spectacular features known only to the locals. You'll be able to explore Iceland in virtual solitude and really relax. Let us take care of you, with a quick stop in Iceland! Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
1 review

Duration:
3days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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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.
4.6
10 reviews

Duration:
3days
Available:
Nov. - Mar.
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Winter 7 Day Self Drive Tour | The Golden Circle & North Iceland

See Iceland’s dramatic northern coast for yourself! This car rental package offers you an easy trip to Iceland's best-known natural sights, with some hidden gems as well. You'll start in Reykjavik and head north to the coastal city of Akureyri, and on to Húsavík and Lake Mývatn. No matter where you go, you are in control. Stop where you like and leave when you want - focus only on enjoying yourself.  Akureyri, the capital of the north, is a frosty wonderland of mountains, pools and pretty coastline sparkling with ice. You’ll cross the epic lava fields of Lake Mývatn, as well as some magical waterfalls and charming Icelandic culture on the way back to the capital. Then, you'll explore the famous attractions of the Golden Circle. If you want more, you can add extra tours during the booking process. In western Iceland, take time for a tour of Viðgelmir lava cave or examine the ice layers deep inside a glacier. On your day around the Golden Circle, you can go snorkelling in Silfra fissure or snowmobile across the ice cap of a glacier.  We at Guide to Iceland know why you've chosen to spend your precious vacation days in Iceland: to savour time in the great outdoors, far from the busy city and its noisy crowds. To help you find more private places, we’ve included some of our personal favourites. There will be very few people at some of these locations, and they are even more dazzling in their pristine state. The details are part of our exclusive itinerary when you book this tour. Enjoy Iceland's winter beauty in just a week! Check booking availability now, by choosing a date.
4.5
2 reviews

Duration:
7days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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6 Day Winter Self Drive Tour | Snaefellsnes & The Golden Circle

Choose this self-drive tour of the beautiful Snæfellsnes peninsula in winter, when all is clean and bright, the dramatic coastline and mighty volcanoes topped with a blanket of snow. As soon as you collect your rental car, you'll be off to see beautiful fjords, a lava tube cave, a volcanic crater and several waterfalls. You’ll also visit two of the three national parks in Iceland. The country's most famous attraction, the Blue Lagoon spa, and the Golden Circle sightseeing route are included in the price. Iceland is at your feet, and your time is your own. There are no buses to meet nor tour guides to obey on a self-drive tour.  As your days are filled with the wonder and beauty of Iceland’s history, culture, and scenery, so are your nights. The darkness, so pervasive in the long nights, lets you easily search the skies for the gleam of the Northern Lights. During the booking process, choose from exciting extras to add to this tour. If you like, explore the lava cave at Vatnshellir, schedule a 1-hour horseback ride in the country, zoom across Langjökull glacier on a snowmobile or go snorkeling in Silfra fissure at Þingvellir National Park. You’re on vacation, so get away from crowds and busy city streets to fully appreciate the unspoiled environment on the coasts, highlands, and forests. We’ve chosen a few select locales you won’t find on a Top 10 list of Most Popular Places in Iceland so that you can revive your flagging spirit in peace. It's all part of the custom itinerary that's yours when you choose this tour. Don't miss this specially created tour! Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
1 review

Duration:
6days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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5.0
1 review

Duration:
12days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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14 Day Winter Self Drive | Clockwise Around the Ring Road with Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Enjoy a fortnight travelling around Iceland in winter with this fantastic self-drive tour. This relaxed journey, set clockwise around the Ring Road will allow you to fully enjoy this country’s wealth of incredible sites, along with guiding your path so that you avoid the crowds. By booking a Self Drive package, you can enjoy Iceland as you want, spending as much or little time at each location as you wish. It includes visits to famed locations such as Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Lake Mývatn and the Golden Circle, and many hidden gems as well. You can also tailor the travel to your interest, not only by controlling the sites visited but by adding optional adventures, such as caving, snorkelling and glacier hiking, without sacrificing essential sightseeing experiences. You can add these activities as you book, adding some incredible experiences to your adventure.  The relaxed pace of the tour, and the route, which lets you stay more than a single night in many key locations makes it easy to both explore the area and have an adventure, without feeling rushed or overwhelmed. Your travel journey will show you popular sites such as the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and South Coast, as well as little travelled regions such as the East Fjords and peninsulas of the North. Of course, as you are travelling throughout the winter season, which goes from September to April, you will have endless opportunities over the two weeks to hunt the elusive and ethereal Northern Lights. You'll have a choice of different levels of accommodations, so you can tailor them to suit your budget and what you want from your vacation. All the vehicles will be 4x4 SUV's, fully equipped for winter driving, offering both comfort and safety as you explore Iceland in the magical winter season. Book this once-in-a-lifetime holiday to enjoy the winter wonderland that is Iceland and all it has to offer. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
14days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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13 Day Winter Self Drive | Clockwise Ring Road & Snaefellsnes

Set off on a winter journey around Iceland visiting breathtaking attractions all the while hunting for the Northern Lights at night. As well as sightseeing, there are countless options to add exhilarating activities to your itinerary making this self-drive holiday appealing for all. You will travel in a clockwise direction around the Ring Road of Iceland but not before making a stop at the captivating Snæfellsnes peninsula. Many choose to visit the Ring Road in an anti-clockwise direction, so this itinerary promises fewer people at the attractions you will visit. Not only will you get to see the well-travelled Golden Circle and South Coast, but you will also get to visit lesser-known sites in the North and East of the island, such as Lake Mývatn and Mt. Vestrahorn, as well as on the Snæfellsnes peninsula to the west. You will see the geysers, cross mountain valleys and visit other famous locations, such as the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the Goðafoss waterfall, which are all a part of this great Self Drive. Every step of the way, you can add a range of outdoor adventures such as horse riding, snowmobiling or hiking on a glacier.  Whatever you decide to do, this self-drive journey allows you to take in Iceland at your own pace and the luxury of driving yourself presents plenty of opportunities to chase the Northern Lights at night. All of your accommodation is also arranged, making the travel free of all fuss and stress; all you have to do is decide how you want to spend your time in Iceland. Wrap up warm and prepare for a road trip to remember in the winter wonderland of Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.5
2 reviews

Duration:
13days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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5.0
1 review

Duration:
10days
Available:
All year
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8 Day Winter Self Drive | Ring Road & Golden Circle with Northern Lights Hunting

Make the most of your time in Iceland with this 8-day winter self-drive. Circle the entire country and travel to mesmerising places such as the famous Golden Circle sightseeing route, the spectacular South Coast, the quiet Eastfjords, and the dramatic North. Visit stunning locations such as the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Lake Mývatn on a self-drive tour that is suited for anyone wanting to travel on their own terms during the Northern Lights season. You are behind the wheel so you can create your own adventure. There are no bus schedules or impatient tour guides to worry about, so you’ll be free to spend as much time in each spot as you like. Upon booking, you’ll receive a personal itinerary guiding you to your accommodation each night, to the most popular attractions as well as some hidden gems. You’ll circle the entire ring road on this tour, seeing geysers erupt, waves crashing on Reynisfjara black sand beach, and icebergs drift on the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Furthermore, you will also receive a ticket to the Blue Lagoon where you can relax in the healing silica waters of this famous spa. During the booking process, you can add on an array of extra adventures to spice up your journey. As this is a winter tour, you’ll have the rare opportunity of visiting an ice cave which is only accessible for a few months each year. You can also opt for tours where you get to know glaciers better with either a hike or by racing across the ice cap on a snowmobile. Get to know the country with this extensive 8-day winter self-drive tour. Enjoy the scenic Icelandic nature while the elusive Northern Lights dance in the Arctic sky above you. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
6 reviews

Duration:
8days
Available:
Oct. - Apr.
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12 Day Winter Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road of Iceland with the Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Immerse yourself in the incredible beauty of Iceland in winter, on this 12-day self-drive tour around the country's ring-road. This tour is perfect for those who wish to see as very much of Iceland possible, and do not fear the winter roads. As you are in the driver’s seat for the entire journey, you'll get to set the pace of your adventure. You will be provided with a schedule after booking, which will instruct you on how to reach your accommodation each night, but the route you will take to get there is entirely up to you. To help ensure that you have the holiday that you have always dreamed of, you will receive a personal itinerary when you book, which will inform you of all the potential places that you could see. It provides you with a perfect blend of classic, famous sights such as Lake Mývatn and the Geysir Geothermal Area, and unique, lesser known gems where you can enjoy the nature far from the crowds. What’s more, a visit to the Blue Lagoon is included and there are several tours you can add on to your trip during the booking process such as ice caving and glacier hiking. You can, therefore, pack your twelve days with both sightseeing and adventure. The Icelandic winter nights are completely dark; you will thus have plenty of chances to hunt for the magical and elusive Northern Lights. While this is a great opportunity, Iceland’s dark winter roads are notoriously icy; it is therefore only advised that this tour is booked by those who have a capable, confident driver in the group they are travelling with, preferably with experience in these conditions. If you have winter driving experiences and want to pack as much into your twelve days in Iceland as possible, then this self-drive itinerary promises to meet every one of your needs. Book now to reserve your space. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
7 reviews

Duration:
12days
Available:
Oct. - Apr.
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5 Day Winter Adventure | Guided South Coast Tour and Golden Circle Self-Drive

Embark on a 5-day winter adventure in Iceland. This tour is tailored to those who want to see as much as possible, in the shortest amount of time, mixing in a guided tour with the flexibility of driving yourself. This is a journey of all the best attractions and activities that Iceland’s winter landscapes have to offer, such as bathing in the Blue Lagoon, exploring a natural ice cave inside a glacier, visiting stunning waterfalls and impressive black sand beaches, downtime in Reykjavík, spouting geyser and two national parks. And on clear nights, the Northern Lights might appear in the sky above you. And if that isn’t enough, you can add extra activities when booking to make your Iceland getaway complete. While you make your way around the Golden Circle, give yourself an adrenaline rush on a snowmobile tour across the glacier, go horseback riding in a geothermal valley or snorkel between two continents in a national park! If you’re keen to drive in Iceland but unsure about doing so in the icy conditions of wintertime, then this package is made for you. First, you’ll be picked up from the airport and dropped off at a select hotel in the city centre, before embarking on a 2-day guided tour of south Iceland. After getting to know Iceland a little, and becoming accustomed to the weather and the roads in the safe hands of your driver, you’ll be provided with a rental car for your second to last day so you can explore the Golden Circle on your own. The Golden Circle is close to Reykjavík, so you don’t have to venture too far, and the whole way is paved. There are plenty of gas stations and small towns in the area where you could get assistance should you run into any trouble. Reserve now to guarantee your spot on this ideal tour for those who like comfort and a bit of adventure. Check the booking availability by choosing a date.
4.0
1 review

Duration:
5days
Available:
Nov. - Mar.
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5 Day Winter Self Drive Tour | Northern Lights Holiday by Lake Myvatn

Avoid the crowds, hunt for the Northern Lights and explore north Iceland with this five-day winter self-drive package. This tour includes flights from Reykjavík Domestic Airport to Akureyri, the Capital of the North, and should appeal to any seeking to explore this quieter but no less spectacular corner of Iceland. This tour begins when you arrive at Akureyri's Domestic Airport, just half-hour's flight from Keflavík, the port of arrival for the vast majority of Iceland's guests. You will pick up your rental car here, then have five days to get to know this region. North Iceland boasts beautiful towns, the incredible Lake Mývatn area, spectacular geology, countless waterfalls and a wealth of geothermal energy. Due to the fact its population is centred in just a few places, there is little light pollution out in the nature for optimal aurora hunting conditions. As this tour is a self-drive, you have complete choice over where you go each day and how long each night you search for the Northern Lights, with your only obligations regarding reaching your hotel in the evening and being on time for any tours you have booked. In terms of tours, there are plenty of adventures to be had in north Iceland, even though fewer tourists frequent the region in winter. You can, for example, take a super jeep trip to the area's majestic waterfalls, go dog-sledding through some incredible landscapes, explore the lava cave Lofthellir, go whale-watching, and bathe in the luxurious waters of the Mývatn Nature Baths or unique Beer Spa. Note that, as this is a self-drive package, all your excursions, hotels and your rental car will all be organised for you prior to your arrival, eliminating much of the stress associated with booking a holiday. Though this tour has great appeal for families, solo travellers and groups of friends, it particularly beckons couples due to how romantic the sights of north Iceland in winter are; there are few better places to enjoy a honeymoon or plan out a proposal. Furthermore, it is a perfect choice for guests who have already been to Iceland and are seeking to explore an alternative part of this diverse and spectacular country. Please note that this tour is only available to begin on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays due to the limited return flights on your final day. Do not miss this opportunity to explore the beautiful region of north Iceland in winter at your own speed. Check availability by choosing a date
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Duration:
5days
Available:
Oct. - May.
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Winter Self Drive Tours

The customised itineraries of winter self drive tours have taken road conditions and daylight hours into consideration. With accommodation, vehicle rentals and activities booked in advance, you can fully enjoy Iceland under the mythical northern lights and inside magical ice caves.

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Winter Self Drive Tours

The customised itineraries of winter self drive tours have taken road conditions and daylight hours into consideration. With accommodation, vehicle rentals and activities booked in advance, you can fully enjoy Iceland under the mythical northern lights and inside magical ice caves.
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4.8
151 reviews

Duration:
7days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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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.
4.8
34 reviews

Duration:
5days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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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
51 reviews

Duration:
6days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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4.8
40 reviews

Duration:
8days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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10 Day Winter Self Drive Tour | The Circle of Iceland

Drive the entire ring-road of Iceland in ten days, on this immersive winter tour. Carefully designed by local travel experts who know the land and the Icelandic winter, this itinerary takes road conditions and daylight hours into consideration to create a journey suitable for winter travel in Iceland. This trip should appeal to anyone who seeks to make the most of this country as possible, who has a great sense of adventure, and who wants the freedom to decide where to go and when.  On this self-drive, you will get to see some of Iceland’s most iconic sights, seeing the floating icebergs at Jökulsárlón, the serene lava fields of Lake Mývatn and the world renowned Golden Circle while enjoying the evening glow of the Northern Lights above. You'll also receive a personal itinerary guiding you to unique, lesser-known locations where you can truly immerse yourself in the untouched nature, far from the crowds. If you'd like to experience something even more unique or get some amazing thrills, you can always add some adventure to your journey. Throughout the booking process, you can add on tours such as dogsledding, glacier hiking and snowmobiling. If you visit between November and March, you will also have the rare opportunity to take a trip into an authentic ice cave. Travelling around all of Iceland in winter will expose you to an incredible wonderland of snowy terrain. It does, however, make driving a challenge for those without experience on icy roads. This tour, therefore, should only be booked if the group you are travelling with has a confident driver, preferably with experience under similar conditions. Don't miss out on this Icelandic adventure. Book now to create the winter holiday of a lifetime. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
17 reviews

Duration:
10days
Available:
Oct. - Apr.
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10 Day Winter in Depth Self Drive | Snaefellsnes, Northern Lights and the South Coast

Join this 10-day self-drive tour to experience the greatest sites of Iceland within a winter wonderland. This trip is perfect for those who wish to see the country on their own terms, without having to rush past unique and incredible places in a hurry to get to the next site. The itinerary is carefully crafted by local travel experts to take into account the winter conditions and the daylight hours, so you can embark on your journey without a care in the world. Over ten days, you can expect to visit the Blue Lagoon, the magnificent Snæfellsnes Peninsula, the three famous sites of the Golden Circle, the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull, and the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. This trip is leisurely paced, giving you plenty of time to give each place the appreciation it deserves, as well as hunt for the elusive Northern Lights. Arranged to travel over one of the most scenic routes in the country, this self-drive is structured to give you ample time at each location, so you will have the Icelandic winter at your fingertips and have plenty of time to take in the iconic locations you will visit. The personal itinerary you'll receive upon booking will also guide you to the country's hidden gems, where you can escape the crowds and connect with the incredible nature. The uniqueness of your holiday is elevated further by the tours that you can add onto many of the days. No matter your passion, you are likely to find an activity suited to you, be it snorkelling, caving, glacier hiking, snowmobiling, and, if you come between November and March, exploring an ice cave. So book this incredible winter self-drive and experience Iceland with complete freedom. Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
21 reviews

Duration:
10days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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5.0
4 reviews

Duration:
11days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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Duration:
11days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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Two Weeks Winter Road Trip in Iceland

Join this brilliant 15-day winter self-drive tour around Iceland’s Ring Road and discover for yourself the wealth of natural attractions that make this country so special and beloved. This is a fantastic opportunity for guests looking to maximise their time in the country, seeing as much of Icelandic nature and culture as possible.  Travelling around Iceland during the winter allows visitors to partake in countless unique tour opportunities including dog sledging, ice caving, and glacier hiking. Circumnavigating the Ring Road also allows plenty of opportunities to see the dazzling Northern Lights, one of Iceland’s greatest draws. To top it all off, you'll visit countless Icelandic towns and villages, delving into their compelling surrounding attractions, and learning more about the local culture. Not only that, but circling clockwise on the Ring Road allows you to see the majority of Iceland's stunning natural regions, including the picturesque North, the haunting Eastfjords and, of course, the South Coast. You will also have an opportunity to partake in Iceland's most popular sightseeing route, the Golden Circle.  You will also visit stunning sites such as Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the Vatnajökull glacier national park in the south, the dramatic Lake Mývatn geothermal area and lava fields in the north, and the black beaches of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in the west.  To top it off, you can choose from a variety of amazing activities and excursions during your trip, from snowmobiling to snorkelling, dog sledding to whale watching. Adding tours to your Self-Drive is a perfect way to get some added thrill into your holiday, and saving money at the same time. Another of this tour's many benefits is the ability to take it slow; self-drive tours allow a level of independence, within the itinerary, that leaves you in charge of your holiday experience. During this 15-day excursion, you will be spending a number of nights in the same location, allowing you to savour the attractions and activities of the day, -  and as you'll have a 4x4 vehicle, you'll have peace of mind while travelling in this winter wonderland. Your road safety is paramount.  Don't just sit at home! Hurry now and make sure to secure your 15-day self-drive tour and discover everything Iceland has in store during the beautiful winter months. Check availability by choosing a date. 
5.0
1 review

Duration:
15days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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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
7 reviews

Duration:
4days
Available:
Oct. - Apr.
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9 Day Self-Drive Winter Tour | Snaefellsnes Peninsula, South Coast, and Ice Cave

Book this incredible self-drive tour to make the most of nine days in Iceland. This tour is perfect for those who wish for the opportunity to see Iceland’s best-known sites, to marvel over its hidden gems, and who desire the freedom to explore in their own time. On this drive, you will see the world-famous Golden Circle, the diverse landscapes of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and the wonders of the South Coast. You will also receive a ticket to the famous Blue Lagoon where you can relax in the warm azure waters of the spa. You will have opportunities to do more than just sightseeing, however; as you book, you will find adventures that you can pick and choose to add on to each day, such as snorkelling, caving, snowmobiling and glacier hiking. You will even have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to visit an ice cave. The beauty of a self-drive is that you choose when to leave and where to go. You will only have to find your accommodation each night and the location of the tours you book. To aid you with this, you will receive a personal itinerary that will inform you of all the potential sites you can visit in a day, both famous landmarks and hidden gems, so that the journey you plan fits your desires and needs. What is more, Iceland experiences many hours of darkness this time of year, so there is always the possibility of seeing the Northern Lights. You will spend numerous nights in country hotels, away from the bright city lights, enhancing your chances to see the beautiful Auroras.  Do not miss this chance to explore Iceland, from its most unique corners to its most famous sites, on this incredible 9-day self-drive tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
7 reviews

Duration:
9days
Available:
Oct. - Apr.
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2 Day Road Trip to Jokulsarlon with Ice Caving

Delve into the mysteries of Iceland on this fast, 2-day self-drive adventure along Iceland’s gorgeous south coast, from Reykjavik all the way to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. You’ll be able to see the beauty of Iceland wearing its winter dress for you, all swaths of white snow and lacy icicles hanging from windowsills. You’ll make the journey in a 4x4 car that can handle the tough winter conditions and get you to your destination in comfort so that you can enjoy the fresh air and take in the natural environment. This tour offers a chance to view two of the loveliest waterfalls in Iceland, Skógafoss, and Seljalandsfoss, along with the black beach of Reynisfjara. You’ll also visit an ice cave under Vatnajökull glacier, close to the famous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Ice caves are quite rare in Iceland. Each year, specialists investigate the area around Vatnajökull glacier for caves which form naturally after meltwater has run under the ice cap. Each cave is chosen for its safe passage and unique beauty, so each tour is a one-of-a-kind experience possible for only a few months each year, where you'll get to see and touch the wonderful, crystal-blue ice in the glacier's depth. You also have an opportunity to search the night skies for the Northern Lights - if you’re lucky, you’ll get to see them dancing over the glacier lagoon, reflected on the water and ice. Because your tour is short, we want you to see the most popular sites while still leaving time to take care of yourself. We've included the best of Iceland in your tour, and hand-picked some of its best-kept secrets to give you time away from the crowds so that you can enjoy the beauty all around you without interruption.  Our custom itinerary provides a balance of places you've seen on postcards and those only locals know so you can revel in the natural world for as long as you like. Don’t miss this exclusive chance to see some of the most beautiful landscapes in Iceland! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.5
2 reviews

Duration:
2days