Included
Departure
April 1 - October 30
Travel Style
Rental car of your choice with unlimited mileage,GPS unit, CDW and VAT for 6 days
Wi-Fi
Free, in-car, unlimited Wi-Fi
Driver
Two persons from your party can be authorized as drivers of your rental car
Accommodations
Budget / Comfort / Quality for 6 nights with Continental breakfast
Navigation
Detailed itinerary and a road map of Iceland
Emergency
24 hour emergency service
Tax & Fee
Taxes and service fee
Special offer
Free Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik or Akureyri
Tour ID
SD04
Not included
Travel
Flights to Iceland
Fuel & Parking
Fuel expense and parking fees
Meals & Drinks
at restaurants (unless otherwise stated)
Insurance
Personal travel insurance
Museums & Activities
Entrance to museums and optional activities
Transport

Tour Map and Itinerary

Day - 01 Welcome to Iceland

Driving Distance
Approximately 50 km (30 miles)
Reykjavík

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 “the land of fire and ice.”

Suggestion: If your flight arrives early enough, you can start your trip off in a spectacular way with 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.

Day - 02 Snæfellsnes National Park

Driving Distance
Approximately 280 km (174 miles)
Snæfellsnes Peninsula

From Reykjavik you head to the Borgarfjörður region on your way to Snaefellsnes Peninsula famous for the majestic Snaefell volcano/glacier. Day spent exploring the numerous places of interest include the basalt pillars of Gerðuberg, Búðir with its small wooden church surrounded by a lava field, Arnarstapi, a small fishing village and Djúpalónssandur, a black sand beach. On the north of the peninsula you will drive along the shore of the Breiðafjörður Bay, passing through charming fishing villages.

Day - 03 Borgarfjörður and Thingvellir

Driving Distance
Approximately 230 km (143 miles)
Laugarvatn/Selfoss area

From Snaefellsnes you head back to the Borgarfjörður Region to explore this region better. You can make a stop at Deildartunguhver hot spring (the biggest in Iceland in terms of water production per second), Reykholt and the Hraunfossar waterfalls where the water flows out from beneath a lava field into the river below. You continue to Thingvellir (Þingvellir) National Park, considered a geological wonder of the world. This is a highly interesting area both from the geological and the historical point of view. Here you can see the effects of the tectonic plate movements which have opened cracks and fissures in the earth’s crust.

Day - 04 Waterfalls and hot springs

Driving Distance
Approximately 300 km (186 miles)
Vík/Klaustur area

Now it is time to visit some of the most interesting and famous areas of Iceland. In the geothermal area of Geysir the hot spring Strokkur ejects its water column high into the air every 5 – 10 minutes or so and here numerous small springs boil and bubble. Afterwards you only have a short drive to Gullfoss, which many regard as Iceland’s most beautiful waterfall. On your way along the south coast you will pass the Seljalandsfoss waterfall and you can actually walk behind it. A little further you pass Skógafoss waterfall, one of the highest in Iceland. Next you can stop at the magnificent Dyrhólaey Cape. You can either take the road up to the top of the cape, and have a look at the bird cliff there or drive to a beautiful black sand beach at the foot of the cape. (Please note that Dyrholaey is closed during nesting season from May 15 til June 23 and from mid- August the puffins will have gone to sea!).

Day - 05 Skaftafell National Park and Jökulsarlón Glacier Lagoon

Driving Distance
Approximately 380 km (236 miles)
Vík/Klaustur area

Today you will drive across the impressive black sand plain Mýrdalssandur, the beautiful Eldhraun lava field and the immense and remarkable Skeidarársandur outwash plains with lovely views of the outlet glaciers of the great Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe. Make a stop to enjoy the breathtaking sights of the Skaftafell National Park, an oasis surrounded by glaciers and black sand with many hiking possibilities and at the spectacular Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. Enormous icebergs drift on the the lagoon and you can take a 30-40 min boat trip around them.

Day - 06 The Blue Lagoon and exciting Reykjavík

Driving Distance
Approximately 250 km (155 miles)
Reykjavík

Drive back to Reykjavik through Selfoss and Hveragerði. Now you can either take some time to relax in Reykjavik or drive to the famous Blue Lagoon, on the Reykjanes Peninsula, where you can enjoy a relaxing swim in geothermal water.

Day - 07 Departure

Driving Distance
Approximately 50 km (30 miles)

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.

Day - 01 Highlights

BLUE LAGOON
REYKJAVIK

Day - 02 Highlights

ELDBORG CRATER
HELLNAR
DJUPALONSSANDUR
ARNARSTAPI
BREIDAFJORDUR BAY
KIRKJUFELL
SNAEFELLSNES PENINSULA

Day - 03 Highlights

THINGVELLIR NATIONAL PARK
HRAUNFOSSAR AND BARNAFOSS
DEILDARTUNGUHVER

Day - 04 Highlights

GULLFOSS WATERFALL
GEYSIR HOT SPRING
SELJALANDSFOSS WATERFALL
SKOGAFOSS WATERFALL
VIK

Day - 05 Highlights

ELDHRAUN LAVA FIELD
KIRKJUBAEJARKLAUSTUR
SKAFTAFELL NATIONAL PARK
JOKULSARLON GLACIER LAGOON
VATNAJOKULL GLACIER

Day - 06 Highlights

BLUE LAGOON
REYKJAVIK

Day - 07 Highlights

REYKJAVIK

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

Customer Reviews

We came back enthusiastically from our road trip! Iceland is truly a spectacular country! the immensity of the landscapes is incredible! we were very happy with the tour organization: the hotels were excellent and comfortable. the attractions to visit are really many and unfortunately we did not have time to do everything! I hope to come back! I will recommend the site to my friends! thank you so much!

Very well organised tour with reasonable price. I will highly recommend it

The Trip had been arrange very well and smooth , we can’t thank enough for this.

Iceland tours made our self driving trip much easier. We chose the quality accommodations and each hotel was excellent. Each hotel had our reservation and everything ran very well. The recommended itinerary and explanation about each stop was excellent. We followed the itinerary, but also made a few moderations to fit our travel time. Iceland is a beautiful country and Iceland Tours made the trip amazing. Highly recommended this tour company.

Our recent trip to Iceland with Iceland Tours was very well organised. The car hire with Hertz was good and all the hotels we were booked into had rooms ready for us. The driving itinerary covered everything we wanted to see. Iceland Tours were very responsive and helpful during the booking process. If you are thinking of visiting Iceland on a self drive tour we would thoroughly recommend Iceland Tours.

We came back enthusiastically from our road trip! Iceland is truly a spectacular country! the immensity of the landscapes is incredible! we were very happy with the tour organization: the hotels were excellent and comfortable. the attractions to visit are really many and unfortunately we did not have time to do everything! I hope to come back! I will recommend the site to my friends! thank you so much!

Very well organised tour with reasonable price. I will highly recommend it

The Trip had been arrange very well and smooth , we can’t thank enough for this.

Iceland tours made our self driving trip much easier. We chose the quality accommodations and each hotel was excellent. Each hotel had our reservation and everything ran very well. The recommended itinerary and explanation about each stop was excellent. We followed the itinerary, but also made a few moderations to fit our travel time. Iceland is a beautiful country and Iceland Tours made the trip amazing. Highly recommended this tour company.

Our recent trip to Iceland with Iceland Tours was very well organised. The car hire with Hertz was good and all the hotels we were booked into had rooms ready for us. The driving itinerary covered everything we wanted to see. Iceland Tours were very responsive and helpful during the booking process. If you are thinking of visiting Iceland on a self drive tour we would thoroughly recommend Iceland Tours.

Maria, Italy - April 2018
Ahmad, Canada - June 2018
Davy, Australia - September 2018
Ronald, USA - May 2019
David, Singapore - June 2019
Maria, Italy - April 2018
Ahmad, Canada - June 2018
Davy, Australia - september 2018
Ronald, USA - May 2019
David, Singapore - June 2019