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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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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8 Days / 7 Nights Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road & Golden Circle

Book now and secure yourself an 8-day adventure to Iceland. Explore the stunning attractions of Iceland’s South Coast, Eastfjords, North and West as you travel the full Ring Road. This road trip is for anyone who likes to discover new places at their own pace, rather than having tour guides in control.   Using the Ring Road as your guide, you'll see the most spectacular of the country's natural wonders and capital in eight days. This will include 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, the most stunning waterfalls, volcanoes, quaint rural towns and countless other attractions.  During the booking process, you can also add some exciting activities to your trip. For instance, you 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 from Húsavík town, ride an Icelandic horse through the rugged countryside, explore the darkest places of the Earth on a lava caving tour, or venture inside the glistening white halls of a glacier. Each addition will leave you with incredible lifelong experiences from the land of fire and ice. 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 in the midst of a dramatic volcanic landscape. We’ll make sure to provide you with your personalised itinerary which 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 your full comfort accommodation selections which will include an ensuite bathroom and breakfast. So don't hesitate, grab the wheel and grasp this unique opportunity for the perfect stay in Iceland. Explore the top attractions of the Ring Road as well its many hidden gems at your own pace. Check availability by choosing a date and book your adventure to Iceland today.
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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7 Day Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road of Iceland

Take a 7-day self drive tour around Iceland. You'll drive the complete ring road and see all the best spots along the way. This self drive tour gives you the freedom to explore Iceland at your own pace and discover the most beautiful parts of the country. This tour is the perfect combination of nature-loving outdoor fun and the comforts of Iceland's most beautiful historic cities: Reykjavík and Akureyri. On a self-drive tour, you have total control of 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 each day, you will rest in full comfort accommodation with an ensuite bathroom. Breakfast is also included for every night of your stay, starting each day of adventure the right way. The Ring Road will take you to the most famous of all of 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 an individual itinerary after you book, full of hidden gems and old favourites so that your holiday will be second to none. This will allow your adventure to cover both Iceland's best-kept secrets as well as the more well-known attractions. You can also add some extra activities to your tour during the booking process to make your holiday that extra special. There are options such as snowmobiling on top of the mighty glaciers, trekking to the top of Iceland with a glacier hike, visiting the world-famous Blue Lagoon, and a boat tour around the icebergs of Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. In a few clicks, you can add these fantastic extras to your trip to help make it a truly once in a lifetime experience. 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 between May and August is midnight sun season, when it doesn't get dark.  Pack in as much stunning scenery as you can with this 7-day self drive tour! Check availability by choosing a date and book your Iceland adventure now.
4.8
34 reviews

Duration
7 days
Available
May. - Oct.
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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 tour. This tour takes you from the world-famous Blue Lagoon, through the vibrant capital city of Reykjavik, around the wondrous Golden Circle, along the beautiful South Coast, and all the way to the incredible Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. This is the perfect tour to explore some of Iceland’s most spectacular attractions. You are behind the wheel on this self-drive tour so you can fill every minute with beautiful scenery, local hot spots, and historical landmarks. Alternatively, you can choose a few must-see locations and go slowly, taking time to meet the locals and to capture gorgeous photos. On a self-drive tour, you are in total control to experience the best adventures of Iceland. 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 each night. We hand-pick all the accommodation options to make sure your experience of Iceland is that extra special. On this tour, you will see the most incredible sights and experience the true wonders of our shores. The sites will include the spectacular waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, the fascinating rift valley of Þingvellir, and landmarks such as Gullfoss waterfall and Reynisfjara beach. The tour is crowned, however, by an afternoon at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, where you can watch in awe as beautiful icebergs break from Europe’s largest glacier and float serenely to the ocean. If you’re lucky you might even spot some lounging seals relaxing in the lagoon. 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 you book. This will highlight plenty of 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 to make this a truly once in a lifetime adventure. Take your time to read through and add some extra activities from our selection to pick the best options for you. From spectacular mountain hikes to black sand beaches, waterfalls to the glacier lagoon, this trip has it all. Check availability by choosing a date and book your Iceland adventure.
4.8
45 reviews

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

Book this 5-day self drive tour to visit Iceland's most famous attractions. On your trip, you'll visit some incredible places, including the Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, Reynisfjara black sand beach, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and many of Iceland's most famous waterfalls. Self drive tours are perfect for those wanting to take the wheel and have full control over your journey, without having to worry about tour groups and guides. 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. Bathing in the tranquil azure waters amid a volcanic landscape can be the perfect start to your trip, and a great introduction to Iceland. You'll begin the proper adventure on the second day, by driving around the world-famous 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. Take your time at each destination to experience the true wonders of the Golden Circle in the best way. 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 enormous icebergs, and walk along the rugged black sand shores of the Diamond Beach. Often referred to as the crown jewel of Iceland, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon will leave you amazed by the genuinely awe-inspiring moving icebergs. If you're lucky, you may also spot some seals resting in the lagoon. 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 take a trip inside the ice caves. All these adventures are at your fingertips and promise lasting memories of 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. This will help you uncover some of the more secret natural wonders of Iceland. So don't hesitate to jump on this opportunity to see some of Iceland's best attractions in 5 days! Check availability by choosing a date and book your Iceland adventure.
4.7
31 reviews

Duration
5 days
Available
Apr. - Aug.
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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. Throughout your adventure, you will discover all the famous natural wonders Iceland has to offer, and many sights you may not even know exist. Travel around Iceland on your own schedule and enjoy a complete adventure. This self-drive package helps you save money without sacrificing any of the experiences. You will drive around the entire 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 have total freedom to 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, taking in Iceland at your own pace. 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 precisely 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 could hike atop 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. Check out how many stunning sights and activities you can see and do in Iceland on this fantastic trip! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
100 reviews

Duration
10 days
Available
Apr. - Aug.
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7 Day Northern Lights Self Drive Tour | Destination Ice Cave

Spend a week in Iceland travelling to the best attractions of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, the Golden Circle, and the South Coast with this 7-day tour. This tour is designed for those who wish to visit as many beautiful locations as possible. Visiting during the Northern Lights season is the perfect opportunity to tick this natural wonder off your bucket list. Upon booking, you will receive a personal itinerary guiding you to the country's top locations such as the Golden Circle, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, as well as all three national parks in Iceland, each with its own distinct beauty.  You'll journey through the wild terrains of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula with lava fields, mountains and the famous Snæfellsjökull glacier. Then you'll adventure into the awe-inspiring attractions that make up the Golden Circle route, which top the list for many travellers to Iceland. The rest of your trip will be spent exploring the beautiful natural landscapes of Iceland's South Coast and you will even get the chance to enter the famous blue ice cave. You are behind the wheel on this self-drive tour, so you will have the freedom to create your own adventure. During the booking process, you can add on tours to really make the most of your time in Iceland. You can choose to visit the azure waters of the Blue Lagoon, snorkel between two continents, race across the white expanse of a glacier on a snowmobile, visit a rare and unique ice cave in Vatnajökull National Park or a climb inside the magma chamber of a volcano. This is the perfect way to explore some of Iceland's best attractions and you will have the time to take it all in at your own pace. There are plenty of stops along this tour that will leave you with countless incredible memories. Visit Iceland's most iconic attractions and spend your nights searching for Northern Lights with this 7-day self-drive tour. Don't miss out on this winter adventure. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
189 reviews

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

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

Duration
3 days
Available
Apr. - Oct.
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5 Day Winter Self Drive Tour | Northern Lights, Golden Circle & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Discover the very best of Iceland’s snowy landscapes with this 5-day 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. This tour is perfect for those who desire the freedom to explore Iceland’s winter scene at their own pace. Upon booking you’ll receive a personal itinerary, pointing you in the direction of Iceland’s best attractions and some best-kept secrets you can experience away from the crowds. You are behind the wheel, so you can decide what sights you visit and how long you stay. There are no impatient tour guides rushing you from place to place or precise schedules you have to follow, so you can take your time at each location. For instance, you could spend extra time capturing the perfect photo of Gullfoss waterfall or watching the powerful 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 to ensure you get plenty of rest at the best locations for the next day of adventure.  If you want to enhance your holiday even further with an extra experience or two, you can add on tours during the booking process. These include riding around the wondrous rugged terrains on the famous Icelandic horse or snorkelling in the crystal-clear glacial water of the Silfra fissure between 2 continents. You will also have the option of adding a snowmobiling tour on top of one of Iceland’s mighty glaciers, visiting two otherwordly ice caves, one of those is only accessible during the winter months, and soaking in the geothermal azure waters of the Blue Lagoon in the midst of a volcanic landscape. Each night you can take the chance to spot the spectacular Northern Lights dance across Iceland’s wintry landscapes. Be sure to avoid areas of light pollution, such as downtown Reykjavik, and steer clear of overly cloudy locations to give yourself the best chance of spotting the beautiful Aurora Borealis. 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 and book your Iceland winter adventure today.
4.8
58 reviews

Duration
5 days
Available
Sep. - Apr.
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9 Day Self Drive Tour | Circle of Iceland & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Embark on a grand adventure encircling Iceland on this amazing self-drive tour. You'll be sure to see all the most popular sites, such as the world-famous Blue Lagoon,  the Golden Circle, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. You will have the opportunity to take your time at each place, choosing when to arrive and when to leave, as there are no tour guides, departure times, or other groups to worry about on this vacation. Your travel will be in full comfort, always lodging with an ensuite bathroom and, naturally, breakfast is included. Not only will you get to experience these incredible, popular places, but you will receive a custom itinerary after you book that will direct you to the more unique locations. For many travellers to Iceland, being alone in the untouched landscape is a huge part of this country's appeal; and by referencing this guide, you will be able to immerse yourself in the solitary landscape as much as you desire.  If all this is not enough, you have the option to add a multitude of exciting adventures onto your trip during booking at a discounted price. Ride a snowmobile on Langjökull glacier, hike a glacier on the South Coast, descend into an ice cave, take a boat trip on the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, go whale watching in Húsavík town, or a horseback ride in the North. The opportunities are endless and allow for a perfect balance between sightseeing and activities. Nine days is a great amount of time in which to explore Iceland, giving you the opportunity to fit in these experiences while still being able to reach your destinations in good time. There is no need to rush - unless, of course, you want to. As has been said, on this tour, it's all up to you.  Leave no part of Iceland undiscovered on this complete tour package. Check booking availability now, by choosing a date.
4.6
17 reviews

Duration
9 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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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. 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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14 Day Self Drive Tour | Circle of Iceland & The Westfjords

Book this 2-week tour of Iceland’s Ring Road and the Westfjords and experience the very best that Iceland has to offer. Aside from the most popular areas in the country, you will explore some of the more remote regions, and see many charming, lesser-known locations most visitors do not get the chance to. This tour is perfect for those wanting to explore the very best of Iceland and those have time to see off the beaten track locations. You'll travel in full comfort, even in the remote and wild Westfjords, always with private facilities and breakfast included at your accommodation. This is the perfect way to rest up and give you plenty of time to recharge your energy before your next day of adventure. 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 fully customised 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 world-famous Golden Circle, and a journey through the beautiful South Coast to the crown jewel of Iceland: 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 to add more adventure and experiences to your trip. For instance, as you pass through the Golden Circle, you can stop to snorkel in Silfra fissure in Þingvellir National Park; a rift between 2 continents. Also, 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 vast white icy expanses. Or, however, if you want to relax, you can book a visit to the famous Blue Lagoon Spa to relax and recuperate in its tranquil azure waters. You can also opt to explore Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon on a boat or go sea angling or whale watching in the North to get up close and personal to these magnificent creatures of the deep. To take it easy, you could take a trail ride on an Icelandic horse or sail the coast in search of puffins. The opportunities are endless to help make your trip that extra special. Reserve this trip now for a complete experience of the wonders of Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date and book your Iceland adventure today.
4.7
26 reviews

Duration
14 days
Available
May. - Oct.
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5.0
4 reviews

Duration
11 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
14 reviews

Duration
8 days
Available
Sep. - Apr.
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4.8
56 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.
4.9
29 reviews

Duration
10 days
Available
Sep. - Apr.
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4.5
4 reviews

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9 days
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May. - Aug.
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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
13 days
Available
Sep. - Apr.
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Best Two Week Long Summer Road Trip in Iceland

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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4-Day Summer Self-Drive | Golden Circle & South Coast with Home Base in Reykjavik

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

Duration
4 days
Available
Apr. - Aug.
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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
17 reviews

Duration
12 days
Available
Sep. - Apr.
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10 Day Northern Lights Self Drive Tour | The Circle of Iceland

Drive the entire ring-road with this 10-day winter self drive tour of Iceland. This tour was carefully designed by local travel experts to explore the most incredible spots of Iceland during winter. This tour is perfect for adventurous people wanting to explore Iceland's best natural attractions while taking every opportunity to hunt the beautiful Northern Lights. On a self drive tour, you have full control over where you go, what you see and how long you spend at each location. It's the perfect solution for those wanting total freedom to explore Iceland. To help guide you, we will provide you with a personal itinerary for this tour with all of the main attractions and several lesser-known locations, away from the crowds. On this self-drive, you will get to see some of Iceland's most iconic sights. You'll stand in awe watching the magnificent floating icebergs at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the serene lava fields of Lake Mývatn and the world-renowned Golden Circle, to name a few. Every evening you'll venture outside at some of the most incredible locations in Iceland to get a glimpse of the spectacular Northern Lights. Wintertime provides plenty of hours of darkness to allow you the best chance to see the dancing colours of greens, pinks, purples, reds, blues and whites from the Aurora Borealis filling the Icelandic skies.   If you'd like to make your trip extra special and full of Icelandic experiences, you can always add some more adventure to your journey. Throughout the booking process, you can add on tours such as dog sledding across a wintry tundra, take a challenge with a glacier hike and zoom across the top of some of Iceland's glaciers on a snowmobile. If you visit between November and March, you will also have the rare opportunity to take a trip into an authentic blue ice cave. Travelling around 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 and book your Iceland adventure now.
4.8
31 reviews

Duration
10 days
Available
Sep. - 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.
4.8
17 reviews

Duration
9 days
Available
Sep. - Apr.
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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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