October 1 - April 15
Travel Style
Rental car of your choice with unlimited mileage, CDW and VAT for 4 days
Free, in-car, unlimited Wi-Fi
Two persons from your party can be authorized as drivers of your rental car
Budget / Comfort / Quality for 4 nights with Continental breakfast
Detailed driving itinerary
24 hour emergency service
Tax & Fee
Taxes and service fee
Tour ID
Not included
Flights to Iceland
Fuel & Parking
Fuel expense and parking fees
Meals & Drinks
at restaurants (unless otherwise stated)
Personal travel insurance
Museums & Activities
Entrance to museums and optional activities
5 days / 4 nights

Tour Map and Itinerary

Day - 01 - Welcome to Iceland

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Your memorable, Iceland adventure begins the very moment you arrive at Keflavik Airport. Once you pick up your rental vehicle, you’ll head directly for Reykjavik and your exciting, first night in Iceland.

If your flight arrives early enough, we have a great suggestion for starting your trip off the right way: Plan a visit to Iceland’s world-famous Blue Lagoon. Be sure to pack your swimsuit, so you can take a relaxing dip in the Lagoon’s soothing, geothermal waters, before heading to your hotel.

Driving Distance
Approximately 50 km (30 miles)

Day - 02 - The Golden Circle

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You can start by a drive to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the geological wonders of the world where you can see the effects of the tectonic plate movements which have opened various cracks and fissures in the earth’s crust. You continue to the famous Geysir Area where the Strokkur hot spring ejects its water column high into the air every 5 – 10 minutes and where numerous small springs are boil and bubble. Afterwards you only have a short drive to reach Gullfoss, surely one of the country’s most beautiful waterfalls. Drive back in direction to Selfoss area for an overnight stay.

Driving Distance
Approximately 220 km (140 miles)
Selfoss region

Day - 03 - Waterfalls and the South Coast

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Today you will spend the day along the South Coast. You will pass two spectacular waterfalls, the Seljalandsfoss Waterfall which you can walk behind and Skógafoss Waterfall. At Skógar you will find a folk museum showing how people lived in the past in Iceland. The black sand beaches of the South coast are famous and you can take a walk on them in the little village of Vík or in Reynisfjara. Drive back to Selfoss for a second night.

Driving Distance
Approximately 285 km (175miles)
Selfoss region

Day - 04 - Reykjavík and Blue Lagoon

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Drive back to Reykjavik through Hveragerði. Now you can either take some time to relax in Reykjavik or drive to the famous Blue Lagoon for a relaxing swim, if you did not stop at the Blue Lagoon on day one (approx. 140 km round trip).

Driving Distance
Approximately 150 km (90 miles)

Day - 05 - Departure

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It seems as if your journey to fabulous Iceland only began a moment ago, but now it is time to head back home, driving back to Keflavík Airport for your flight. Depending on your flight’s time, you may be able to squeeze in a last day in Reykjavík or an extra night in there to experience all the amazing things that the city has to offer.

Driving Distance
Approximately 50 km (30 miles)

Accommodation on this tour

When we design our tours we book the best accommodation available, in order to make the trip as comfortable and enjoyable for you as possible.
We offer a great selection of hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses for our clients. You can be assured of a warm welcome and an enjoyable stay at all the options offered by us.
Below you’ll find examples of the type of accommodation you could be staying in.

Please note

The accommodation options are shown as examples of the types of accommodation we book. Due to high demand during the summer time and limited accommodation capacity in some regions we cannot always guarantee availability. In these circumstances, we will supply an accommodation of an equal standard in the same region before your travel dates. We highly recommend you book as well in advance as possible.

Quality accommodation:

Rooms with private shower (or private bath) and WC. Quality accommodation may be in country hotels (3- or 4-star) or the best accommodation available in each area at the time of booking. Breakfast is included.

Comfort accommodation:

Rooms with private shower (or private bath) and WC. Comfort accommodation may be in country hotels (mostly 3-star range) , farmhouses or guesthouses. Most of the facilities booked by Iceland Tours offer dinner during the summer time. Breakfast is included.

Budget accommodation:

Rooms without private facilities. Budget accommodation may be in country hotels, farmhouses and/ or guesthouses. All rooms have made-up beds; some of these rooms have washbasins with hot and cold water. Showers and WC in shared facilities. Most of the facilities booked by Iceland Tours offer dinner during the summer time. Breakfast is included.

Car Rental

Iceland Tours cooperates with the best and most reliable car rental suppliers in Iceland. You can be sure that the cars you rent through our service will be in excellent condition.

Please note

All rates are based on a rental period of 24 consecutive hours. If a rental exceeds the 24 hour period an extra day will be charged.

Car type example
Svartifoss waterfall in Skaftafell National Park, Iceland

Customer Reviews

We booked a 4 day self drive tour through Iceland tours. Everything was well organised and easy to follow. It was our first trip to Iceland and it completely surpassed our expectations, we loved every moment. Booking through Iceland tours was the best decision, the itinerary was perfect and there were also some excellent additional suggested places to visit along the way. Our hotels were perfectly located and just what we needed at the end of a busy day. I would highly recommend booking through Iceland tours.

Paul, UK - March 2018