Iceland Self Drive Tours

Explore Iceland’s wonder at your own pace. Self-Drive Tours are the perfect option for those wanting to create their own adventures while we take care of all the arrangements, including rental cars, accommodation, itinerary, and activities. Check out our selection of Self-Drive Tours below.

Seljalandsfoss waterfall in the sunlight.
7-Day Slow-Paced South Iceland Summer Self-Drive Tour | Golden Circle, Black Sand Beach & Glacier Lagoon
From: kr.91.789
Take your time exploring the waterfalls, glaciers, black sand beaches and glacier lagoons of South Iceland with this week-long holiday in the land of fire and ice.
6 Days under the Midnight Sun | Summer Self-Drive Tour of West Iceland, Golden Circle & South Coast
From: kr.77.109
Self-Drive Tours allow you to explore the wonders of Iceland at your own pace. Visit glaciers, volcanoes, waterfalls, and hot springs on this 6-Day Summer Tour.
Magnificent view from Dyrholaey lighthouse in the south of Iceland
5-Day South Iceland Summer Self-Drive Tour | Golden Circle, Black Sand Beach & Glacier Lagoon
From: kr.62.429
Discover Iceland on this 5-Day Self-Drive tour. With both the Golden Circle and South Iceland sightseeing routes included, you’ll be in for an unforgettable adventure.
Landmannalaugar camping site viewed from above the mountain
The Ring Road & Highlands of Iceland | 4-Day Assisted Trekking Tour & 10 Day Self-Drive Tour
From: kr.364.251
Join this 14-day adventure and travel deep into the Highland region before grabbing the wheel to travel the circle of Iceland on your own terms.
The very beautifull waterfall of the gods known as Godafoss.
10-Day Ring Road Road Trip | Self-Drive Tour of Golden Circle, South Iceland, Lake Myvatn & Snæfellsnes Peninsula
From: kr.135.830
Travel the Ring Road and see black sand beaches and glacier lagoon as you visit all of Iceland's national parks on this 10-Day summer self-drive tour.
Atlantic puffin on a cliff in Dyrholaey in the south of Iceland
8-Day Summer Self Drive Tour Around the Ring Road | Golden Circle, Glacier Lagoon, Remote East Iceland & Akureyri
From: kr.106.469
Circle the whole country on Route no. 1 with this 8-day summer road trip in Iceland. Discover glittering waterfalls, black sand beaches and mighty glaciers, all at your own pace.
Eruption at Strokkur geyser at sunset
8-Day Winter Self-Drive Tour of West and South Iceland
From: kr.96.489
Discover Iceland in the wintertime on an 8-day winter self-drive tour. Haunt for the magical Northern Lights on your journey towards a glacier lagoon and ice caves.
Crystal blue ice cave under the vatnajokull glacier
7-Day Winter Self-Drive Tour of the South Coast and Snæfellsnes Peninsula
From: kr.83.222
Spend a week in chasing the stunning Northern Lights and exploring geysers, glaciers, and geothermal hot springs with this winter self-drive tour.
A road in Iceland

About our Self-Drive tours

Take the wheel with a Self-Drive tour in Iceland and explore this country’s many waterfalls, black sand beaches, and glacier lagoons at your own pace. We will take care of all arrangements so all you need to worry about is what music you’d like to listen to on your road trip around the island. 

On arrival, your rental vehicle will be waiting for you at Keflavík International Airport. Your adventure begins the moment you pick up your keys, and soon, you will be driving out into the volcanic landscape of Reykjanes Peninsula. 

Would you like to explore these lava fields before reaching the city? How about unwinding at the world famous Blue Lagoon geothermal spa? Perhaps you prefer to head straight to Reykjavík where you´ll get a decent night’s rest in your hotel room. It’s all up to you.

Shortly after you book the tour, you’ll receive a personal itinerary via email with suggestions and advice on the best spots to visit here in Iceland. These itineraries are created by local experts, so you can be sure your trip is in safe hands. It is you, however, that will make the final decision on where to go, what to see, and how long to spend at each location. 

Aside from a personal itinerary, your Self-Drive Tour includes accommodation, complete with breakfast and private bathroom facilities. Also included is a rental car, CDW insurance, Gravel Protection, and Super Collision Damage Waiver. All vehicles come equipped with GPS, free, unlimited Wi-Fi, and 24-hour roadside emergency service.

Those looking for a short trip to Iceland can do no better than our 5-Day Self-Drive Tours or even our 3-Day Self-Drive packages. If, on the other hand, you are looking to immerse yourself fully in the Icelandic nature, then we recommend our 10-Day Self-Drive Tours as these provide you with enough time to witness all the corners of our country.

Iceland Self Drive Summer Tours

On a Guided Tour Package, your tour guide is in control, and once you’ve seen all the major stops, you’ll head back to your hotel.

On a Self-Drive Tour, however, you can take as much time you need appreciating the Icelandic attractions. This is particularly great in the summer as you will have the midnight sun shining brightly throughout the night, meaning you can explore late into the early hours of the morning if you wish.

Iceland Self Drive Winter Tours

Winter Self-Drive Tours are a popular option for photographers, both professional and amateur. When paired with the low sunlight, Iceland´s frost, snow, icicles and icebergs provide the most beautiful subjects for photographs.

Winter in Iceland also means that there are fewer people at the most popular attractions, and on a Self-Drive Tour, it is even easier to avoid the crowds. 

Cars on Winter Self-Drive Tours come equipped with winter tyres but if you are not comfortable driving on snowy roads, we recommend you check out a Small-Group Guided Tour.

Northern Lights Self Drive Tours

One of the biggest advantages of Winter Self-Drive Tours is that you have the freedom to go hunting for the northern lights whenever you want. 

Winter is the only time you can see the northern lights in Iceland. They are always there in the sky; it is just a matter of viewing them in optical conditions. 

Self-Drive Tours provide you with the tools to do just that. You can drive into the countryside to a spot with wide open skies and see for yourself the dancing green lights above. While this is a fantastic experience however it is done, it is made all the better when viewed in the privacy of loved ones. 

Read more about the Northern Lights here.

Golden Circle Self Drive Tours

The Golden Circle is Iceland’s most popular sightseeing route. It comprises three main sights: Þingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area, and Gullfoss Waterfall.

Those on a Self-Drive Tour can not only decide how long to spend at each of these locations, but they can extend their trip to include lesser-known spots such as Kerið Crater Lake, Faxi Waterfall, and the Secret Lagoon.

Read more about the Golden Circle here

Frequently asked questions

With a Self-Drive Package, you will have the freedom to follow your own path, at your own pace. You are not bound by guides or time restrictions, meaning that you can spend as much time as you like at each attraction, soaking up the atmosphere and the beautiful nature.

You will pick up your car at Keflavík International Airport. Either a representative from the car rental will be waiting for you in the airport’s arrivals hall, or you will board a free shuttle which will transport you to the car rental service station. You will find more information on your voucher.

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

The driver needs to be at least 20 years old when renting a budget vehicle and 21 for comfort and luxury vehicles. Another requirement is that the driver must have a valid driving license and must have held their driving licence for at least one year.  You do not need to have an international driving license, although that is preferred. However, the information on your license needs to be written in the Latin/Roman alphabet, and you will need to carry it with you at all times, not a copy. Rental agencies often require a credit card in the name of the driver as well.

Yes, you can. Just contact your travel agent before your arrival.

If the roads are closed or you run into any trouble on your journey, you can contact your personal travel agent. They will be available to you 24/7 and will assist you with all the necessary arrangements. Availability will play a factor in rebooking hotel or tours, and so there might be extra charges involved. However, we will do our very best to find something without additional cost to you. 

Yes, yes and yes. We are happy to provide travel services to family members of all ages. Simply let your travel agent know beforehand about the age of your child and if any other arrangements need to be made.

Yes, but it depends on availability. You can change the date of your Self-Drive Package for a 5,000 ISK service fee paid for each day that needs to be altered.

Yes, but we recommend that you book the activities alongside your Self-Drive Package so you can have all your travel information on the same voucher.  

No, there is no maximum age to rent a car in Iceland.

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