Self Drive Tours
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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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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10 Day Self Drive Tour | Top Ring Road Attractions & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Make the most of your time in Iceland with this extensive 10-day, self-drive tour. Over the course of your adventure, you will discover all the popular natural wonders Iceland has to offer, and many sights you may not even know exist. This self-drive package helps you save money without sacrificing anything! It circles the Ring Road, taking you around the whole country, including the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and the famous Golden Circle. Better yet, it offers full comfort, - your accommodation will always have an ensuite bathroom and breakfast is included. Best of all, you choose where to drive, and when to leave. There are no bus schedules or impatient tour guides to worry about. You're free to spend as much time in each spot as you'd like. At Guide to Iceland, we want you to experience the best of the natural beauty this country has to offer. We hope you’ll leave feeling revitalised and exhilarated by the beauty of the Icelandic landscape. To help with this, we've handpicked hidden locations across the land where you can be almost entirely alone, far from noisy people or busy streets. These are included in our travel plan, which you'll receive after you book.  Customise your vacation during booking so that it's exactly what you've been dreaming of. On your way around the Golden Circle, snorkel in the space between two continental plates, go snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier or explore the inside of a volcanic magma chamber (if you're here between May and November). You can also take a tour to an ice cave in Mýrdalsjökull glacier, and visit the world-famous Blue Lagoon Spa. Furthermore, you can hike a glacier, or board a ship to see the giants of the deep in the whale-watching capital of Europe. You can also get the lay of the land with a horse riding trek, journey into dark lava caves, or even walk inside man-made channels within Langjökull glacier. You can get all of these excursions at a reduced price if you book them alongside this tour. Check out how many stunning sights and activities you can see and do in Iceland on this amazing trip! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
100 reviews

Duration:
10 days
Available:
May. - Aug.
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8 Days / 7 Nights Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road & Golden Circle

Book now and secure yourself eight days and 7 nights in the land of ice and fire. This road trip is for anyone who likes to go where the wind takes them, rather than having tour guides in control. Using the Ring Road as your guide, you'll see as many of the country's natural wonders as can be fitted into eight days, including the capital city of Reykjavík, the world-famous Golden Circle sightseeing route, and Akureyri, 'the Capital of the North.' You'll also visit Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the beautiful Lake Mývatn, waterfalls, volcanoes, rural towns and countless other attractions.  During the booking process, you can also add some exciting activities to your trip at a discounted price. Daredevils can go snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier, hike on a glacier or snorkel between two continents in Þingvellir National Park. Nature enthusiasts can join the famous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon boat tour, go whale watching off Húsavík town, ride an Icelandic horse through the countryside, explore the dark places of the Earth on a caving tour, or venture inside the glistening white halls of a glacier. There is even the chance to descend into the vividly coloured magma chamber of a sleeping volcano. And if you want to relax, you can book a trip to the world-famous Blue Lagoon, so you can bask in its soothing azure waters while you're here.  Also to help you relax is the personal itinerary you'll receive upon booking. There you'll find many spots where you can be virtually alone, at incredible locations most visitors have never heard of. You'll also find in the itinerary, information of you full-comfort accommodation which will include an ensuite bathroom and breakfast. So do not hesitate, grab the wheel and this unique opportunity to create the perfect stay in Iceland; exploring the all-time attractions of the Ring Road as well its hidden gems at your own pace. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
92 reviews

Duration:
8 days
Available:
May. - Aug.
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7 Day Self Drive Tour | South and West Coast & the Golden Circle

Hit the road and see all of Iceland's most popular destinations on this awe-inspiring 7-day self-drive tour. This tour is perfect for anyone who wants to make their own choices about where to go and what to do in Iceland, without worrying about tour guides or other people in a group. Highlights include Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon on the south coast, Snæfellsnes peninsula in the west, the capital city Reykjavík, the famous Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon. All accommodation will come with an ensuite bathroom and, of course, breakfast is included so that you will lodge in full comfort during your stay. Although these sites are the most well-renowned, Guide to Iceland wants to help you find those unusual places where you can withdraw from the masses and get back to nature. The unique itinerary you will receive after booking, therefore, with attractions hand-picked by local experts, will help you find beauty and solitude within this country, and have an experience like no one else's.  You'll be visiting all three national parks in Iceland. You'll also get to see plenty of waterfalls, black sandy beaches, glaciers, volcanoes, and hot springs around every curve of the road. You can even add more activities, to make a fabulous combination of sightseeing and adventures. Before visiting Snæfellsnes Peninsula, you can explore a magma chamber of a volcano and on your way around the Golden Circle, you can snorkel in the divide between continents at Silfra gorge, or snowmobile on the ice cap of Langjökull. To top it off, all these fantastic adventures can be added to your holiday. To sweeten the deal, we also offer those who add these excursions to their Self Drive upon the time of booking a special, discounted price, making it budget friendly, and adding some thrill to your travels. You can take a boat tour around Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, strap on your crampons and go into an ice cave on Mýrdalsjökull glacier, or hike across the ridges of the glaciers Sólheimajökull or Skáftafellsjökull. On this trip, there is plenty of time to make the most of these incredible opportunities. Book now to see all Iceland's most popular spots, and to have the holiday of a lifetime. Check availability now, by choosing a date. 
4.8
42 reviews

Duration:
7 days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
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5 Day Self Drive Tour | Reykjavik, Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Book this self-drive tour and visit Iceland's most famous attractions, including the Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, Reynisfjara black sand beach, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and many of Iceland's most famous waterfalls. Having your own car gives you the freedom to explore the most popular destinations of Iceland the way you would like, without having to worry about a tour guide or others in your group. You'll travel in full comfort throughout your trip. All lodgings will have an ensuite bathroom and breakfast will always be included, so you will be able to rest comfortably between your days of adventure.  On the first day, collect your car and head to the capital city, Reykjavik. You'll have the evening to decompress from your flight and settle in. If you like, you can relax at the world-famous Blue Lagoon before you go ahead to the city.  You'll begin the proper adventure on the second day, by driving around the Golden Circle. You're in the driver's seat, so spend the day doing what you'd like. Visit the foundation of Icelandic history, Þingvellir, see the geysers, and enjoy the famous Golden Waterfall, Gullfoss. Further along on your trip, you will travel alongside the infamous glacier and volcano Eyjafjallajökull, and past the stunning Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. The highlight of the South Coast is the otherworldly Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where you can sail among great icebergs, and walk along where they have stranded at the nearby Diamond Beach. A boat trip around the glacier lagoon is just one option you can add to your stay. You can also go horse riding, glacier hiking, snowmobiling, and even on a trip inside the ice caves. All these adventures are at your fingertips, and if reserved with the tour booking, they come at a special, discounted price, to help you add more excitement to your arctic holiday.  We understand that you are visiting Iceland to experience nature at its best, and to escape the city and its crowds. That is why we have included hidden gems and spectacular attractions not known to many others on this tour. The itinerary we'll provide you with will ensure you don't miss a thing. So don't hesitate; jump on this opportunity to see some of Iceland's best attractions in just five days! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
31 reviews

Duration:
5 days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
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7 Day Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road of Iceland

Make the most of just one week in Iceland on this 7-day, self-drive tour. You'll drive the complete circle around Iceland to all the highlights while having plenty of time to explore the capital. This tour is the perfect combination of nature-loving outdoor fun and the comforts of Iceland's most beautiful historic cities: Reykjavík and Akureyri in the north. On a self-drive tour, you can control where you go and what you see. There are no tour guides or other guests to worry about on this trip - you're in the driver's seat. You will travel the Ring Road around the whole of Iceland and visit two national parks, see some of Iceland's prettiest fishing villages, and in between, marvel over countless waterfalls, volcanoes, craters, mountains and hot springs. At the end of the day you will rest in full comfort with an ensuite bathroom and of course, breakfast is included at all accommodations. The Ring Road will get you to the most famous of all Iceland’s attractions, but most visitors seek to escape the crowds on their travels as well. There are many secret locations which will allow you to break free of that tourist feeling and get back to nature. You will receive a special itinerary after you book, full of hidden gems and old favourites so that your holiday will be second to none.   You can also add some extra activities to your tour during the booking process at a discounted price. There are options such as snowmobiling, glacier hiking, visiting the Blue Lagoon, and a boat tour around Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon you can add onto your trip. The summer days in Iceland are long, so make the most of them by starting early and finishing late—you won't ever need to reach a destination 'before it gets dark' since during the season of the midnight sun it doesn't get dark; between the months of May and August.  Pack in as much stunning scenery as you can with this 7-day self-drive tour! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
34 reviews

Duration:
7 days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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4.8
178 reviews

Duration:
7 days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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6 Day Self Drive Tour | The Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Explore the best of Iceland on this affordable 6-day self-drive package. This tour takes you from the world-famous Blue Lagoon, through the vibrant capital city of Reykjavik, up the beautiful south coast, around the Golden Circle, and all the way to the incredible Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.  You are behind the wheel on this self-drive so you can jam every minute with beautiful scenery, local hot spots, and historical landmarks, or you can choose a few must-see locations and go slowly, taking time to meet the locals and to set up gorgeous photos.  To make sure your holiday is both relaxing and full of adventure, you will lodge in full comfort, with an ensuite bathroom and breakfast included. On this tour, you will see incredible sights, including the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, the fascinating rift valley of Þingvellir, and landmarks like Gullfoss waterfall and Reynisfjara beach. The tour is crowned, however, by an afternoon at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where you can watch seals rest on and frolic around beautiful icebergs, as they break from a glacier and float serenely to the ocean.  It is important for most travellers that they experience the real Iceland, and feel its history within the stunning nature. To help you with this, you will receive a custom itinerary after who book, which will draw your attention to a few unique spots that will allow you to relax without the crowds, and take in the true desolate beauty of this country.  Don't forget to take a look at the extra activities during booking. You can go hiking; ice caving; snorkelling; horse-riding; snowmobiling; and even descend into an empty magma chamber of a volcano. There are near endless options for those with a taste for adventure, and to top it off, they all come at a special price when included in this tour upon the time of booking.  From spectacular mountain hikes to black sand beaches, waterfalls to the glacier lagoon, this trip has it all. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
45 reviews

Duration:
6 days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
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14 Day Self Drive Tour | Circle of Iceland & The Westfjords

Book this two-week tour of Iceland’s Ring Road and the Westfjords and experience the very the best that Iceland has to offer. Aside from the most popular areas in the country, you will zigzag through the remote regions, and see many charming, lesser-known locations most visitors do not get the chance to. You'll travel in full comfort, even in the remote and wild Westfjords, always with private facilities and breakfast included at your accommodation.  Many visitors come to Iceland to savour time in the fresh air and take in the magnificence of this country's landscapes without the crowds. Guide to Iceland will, therefore, provide you with a custom itinerary after you book, allowing you to escape back to nature and discover places most have never heard of. With accommodation in the best locations, you can enjoy Iceland to the fullest.  Not only this, but you will also see all the famous sights. This tour includes a trip around the Golden Circle, and a journey of the beautiful South Coast, to the Jökulsárlon glacier lagoon. This way, you get to experience a perfect blend of Iceland's most popular destinations, and its least known secrets.  You can add extra activities during booking so that you won't miss any fun during your stay. As you pass through the Golden Circle, you can stop to snorkel in Silfra fissure in Þingvellir national park. If you're captivated by the glaciers, you can take a hike up one, descend into an ice cave on another or snowmobile across their ancient ice. Or if you want to relax, you can book a visit to the famous Blue Lagoon spa. You can spin around Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon on a boat, or go sea angling or whale watching in the North. To take it easy, you can trail ride on an Icelandic horse or sail the coast in search of puffins. The opportunities are endless and if you book in combination with this tour, you can look forward to reduced costs than if you booked on the day. Reserve this trip now for a complete experience of the wonders of Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
26 reviews

Duration:
14 days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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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:
8 days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
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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:
5 days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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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
10 reviews

Duration:
8 days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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10 Day Northern Lights 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
27 reviews

Duration:
10 days
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
13 reviews

Duration:
4 days
Available:
Oct. - Apr.
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4.8
49 reviews

Duration:
8 days
Available:
Sep. - 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
25 reviews

Duration:
10 days
Available:
Sep. - 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:
6 days
Available:
Apr. - 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:
3 days
Available:
Oct. - Mar.
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4 Day Summer Self Drive Tour | The Golden Circle & Vik

Go for a whirlwind self-drive tour of Iceland's most fabulous attractions with this short holiday plan in Iceland. This 4-day itinerary is for anyone who doesn't have a lot of time to spare in their busy schedule but still longs to relax and see the most famous sights in Iceland at their own speed under the midnight sun. This self-drive tour takes you through sites like the Golden Circle and the Kerið eruption crater, where you’ll find Iceland's most important historical and geological wonders. The Ring Road will take you along the South Coast, past two stunning waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, before you reach the impressive black sands of Reynisfjara beach and the small town of Vík. After you arrive in the country, you can choose to have a rejuvenating soak in the world-famous Blue Lagoon Spa on your way to the coolest capital in Europe, Reykjavík. There are also other extra activities you can add on to make your journey even more special, and by booking them now, you'll get these excursions at a discounted price. You can try out a snorkelling tour in Silfra gorge or scale an ice cap on a glacier hike. You can descend into a unique ice cave, zoom across Langjökull glacier on a snowmobile or ride one of the charming Icelandic horses. The choice is yours. Upon booking, you’ll receive a personal itinerary created by a local travel expert, so you can experience the best of the natural world in Iceland. You’ll be guided to some of the country’s most popular spots as well as the hidden retreats only the elves know about. Furthermore, all lodgings on the tour are in full comfort, always with an ensuite bathroom and a full continental breakfast. So don’t hesitate! Treat yourself to an incredible trip in Iceland with this 4-day summer self-drive tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
6 reviews

Duration:
4 days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
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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:
6 days
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.
5.0
1 review

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

Duration:
10 days
Available:
May. - 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:
8 days
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:
6 days
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Frequently Asked Questions

About Self Drive Tours in Iceland

Self drive tours are holidays where you drive to your destinations yourself and choose how to fill your days. Your accommodation, vehicle and excursions are all organised prior to arrival.

Follow a personalised travel itinerary, prepared by local experts at Guide to Iceland, and navigate to Iceland's must-see attractions easily. You can, of course, add extra tours and activities to your itinerary during the reservation process.

1. Can I shift the dates of my self drive tour after I have booked?

Yes, but it depends on availability and a 15% service fee will be added to the price of the entire booking.

2. Can I book the activities and tours later?

We recommend that you book activities and tours as soon as you book the self drive tour, but they can be added later.

3. What happens if roads are closed due to weather or a natural disaster, and I can't reach my destination?

If the roads are closed, we will assist you with all the necessary arrangements in any way possible. Our capability, however, depends on the availability of hotels and tours. If new hotel or tour bookings are needed, there might be extra charges, but we will always do our very best to rebook without any additional costs to the customer.

4. How and where do I pick up my car?

Either a car rental representative will await you in the airport's arrivals hall, or you will board a free shuttle that will transfer you to the car rental service station which is situated a very short distance from the airport. Be sure to check your voucher for further information.

5. I arrive late at night, will I be able to pick up my car?

Yes, you will be able to pick up and drop off your car at Keflavík International Airport at any time.

6. Do I need to be in possession of an international driver's licence?

The information on the driver's licence must be written in the Latin/Roman alphabet. Although an international driver's licence is preferred, it is not necessary. Also, you must carry the actual driver's license with you at all times, not a copy.

7. Is there a maximum age for car rentals?

No, there are no maximum age requirements, but all drivers must, of course, be in possession of a valid driver's license.

8. What are the minimum requirements to rent a car?

It depends on the car rental. The minimum age limit in Iceland, however, is always set between 20 and 23 years old. Additionally, the driver must have held the driver's licence 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.

9. Is there unlimited mileage?

Yes.

10. I'm travelling with a small child, will I be provided with a baby car seat? Are there baby cribs in the hotels?

Yes, we happily provide travel services to families of all sizes. Please inform your travel agent about the age of the children, and all the necessary arrangement will be made prior to your arrival.

11. Can I add insurances to the rental car?

Yes, you can add all the insurances that are offered by the car rental. Contact your travel planner to inquire about your options and extra costs. 

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