Self Drive Tours in Iceland

Self Drive Tours in Iceland

Tailored to the adventurous, self drive tours allow you to explore Iceland in your own time, at your own pace. Your accommodation, vehicle and excursions are organised on your behalf, and you'll follow a personalised itinerary, prepared by local experts at Guide to Iceland.

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Frequently asked questions

What is a self-drive tour in Iceland?

Self-drive tours are designed to give you the freedom to travel at your own pace with your rental car, accommodations, and excursions all booked for you by a personal travel agent.

Can you take a road trip around Iceland on your own?

Yes. You can take a road trip around Iceland on your own. Iceland is one of the safest countries to travel through both on your own and with a group and on a self-drive tour at your own pace, there's no shortage of beautiful and unique places to stop along the way around Iceland.

Can you take a self-drive tour around the entire island of Iceland?

Yes, you can take a self-drive tour in Iceland around the entire island. Iceland's Ring Road goes all the way around the country. This road is well maintained throughout the year, but it is still wise to check the road conditions before you travel each day, especially in the winter.

What are the minimum requirements to rent a car for a self-drive tour in Iceland?

It depends on the car rental company in Iceland. But in general: The minimum age is between 20 and 23 years old. The driver must have held the driver's license for at least one year. A credit card in the name of the driver must be provided. Be sure to contact your travel planner for further information.

Do I need to have an international driver's license to rent a car in Iceland?

To rent a car in Iceland, your driver’s license must be written in the Latin alphabet or have an international driver’s license. Although an international driver’s license is preferred, it is not necessary for a self-drive tour in Iceland. Remember to carry the driver’s license with you at all times, carrying a copy of the license is not enough.

How many days does it take to self-drive around Iceland?

You can road trip around Iceland's Route 1 in as little as 4 days, but we don't recommend planning such a rushed trip. Most people prefer to spend 7-14 days which should give you plenty of time to stop and take in the sights on your self-drive tour around Iceland.

Can you self-drive around Iceland in 5 days?

Yes, you can self-drive around Iceland's Route 1 in 5 days, although you might find the road trip a bit rushed to fit in everything you want to see.

Can you self-drive around Iceland in 7 days?

Yes, you can self-drive around Iceland in 7 days and see most of the highlights, although we recommend spending more time on the route to truly experience everything the country has to offer.

Can I change the dates of my self-drive tour in Iceland after I have booked?

Yes, you can change the dates of your self-drive tour in Iceland but it depends on tour availability. A 15% service fee will be added to the entire booking price.

Can I book the activities on my self-drive tour in Iceland later?

We recommend that you book activities on your self-drive tour in Iceland when you book your trip, but you can also add activities later.

What happens if roads are closed due to weather or a natural disaster, and I can't reach my destination on my self-drive tour in Iceland?

If the roads are closed during your self-drive tour in Iceland, we will assist you with all the necessary arrangements in any way possible. However, our capability depends on the availability of hotels and tours. There might be extra charges if new hotel or tour bookings are needed, but we will always do our best to rebook without any additional costs.

How and where do I pick up my rental car for my self-drive tour in Iceland?

Where you pick up your rental car for your self-drive tour in Iceland will depend on the company. You will either take a free shuttle to the car rental service station a short distance away, or a car rental representative will be waiting for you in the airport's arrivals hall. Be sure to check your voucher for further information.

I arrive late at night, will I be able to pick up my car for my self-drive tour in Iceland?

Yes, you will be able to pick up and drop off your car at Keflavik International Airport at any time for your self-drive tour in Iceland.

I'm traveling with a small child for our self-drive tour in Iceland. Will I be provided with a baby car seat? Are there baby cribs in the hotels?

Yes, we are happy to arrange them for families of all sizes for self-drive tours in Iceland. Please inform your travel agent about the age of the children, and all the necessary arrangements will be made before your arrival.

Can I add insurance to the rental car for my self-drive tour in Iceland?

Yes, you can add all the insurances that are offered by the car rental company for your self-drive tour in Iceland. Contact your travel agent to inquire about your options and extra costs.

Are there any restrictions due to COVID-19 in Iceland?

Currently, there are no restrictions due to COVID-19 in Iceland. Businesses and attractions are open as normal so you can enjoy your self-drive tour in Iceland without a worry.