Self Drive Tours in Iceland – rent a car and explore Iceland
Our car rental holiday packages offer an exciting way to travel around Iceland. Our self drive tours are an excellent option for individuals, couples, small groups and families who want to visit Iceland and travel in Iceland at their own pace and leisure. Rent a car in Iceland with Nordic Visitor‘s self drive tour.

Nordic Visitor offers a comprehensive selection of self drive tours at very competitive prices. All our rental car vacations start from the capital Reykjavik. Nordic Visitor offers various low price categories for a car rental holiday depending on season, type of accommodation, number of passengers and type of rental car, be it a family car or 4x4. These variables mean that there are well over 250 different price combinations available for every rental car vacation, ensuring that our clients can always find the trip best suited to their respective requirements and budgets. We can also offer fly and drive package. Book an easy and cheap car hire in Iceland and explore Iceland in a self drive holiday, experience the blue lagoon, geysers and iceland nature self driving.

Enjoy an exciting self drive vacation in Iceland. 

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Express Iceland

(7 days/6 nights)

This express self-drive package takes you around Iceland’s scenic “Ring Road”, offering the chance to visit many of the country’s top natural attractions, including hot springs, glaciers, waterfalls, volcanic beaches and much more. This is ideal for those who want to experience as much of Iceland as possible in one week.
Price p.p. from:
ISK 126342
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Price p.p. from:
ISK 126342
Product Id:
ISSD-01
Season:
1 May - 30 Sep
Duration:
7 days/6 nights
Departures:
Daily
Type of tour:
Self-drive
Special Offer:
20% Off
Travel By:
Travel by car
By car km/mi:
1505/935

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

It saves to plan ahead!
For a limited time only, take 20% off any self-drive package in Iceland with arrival between May and September 2015. Pay only 20% deposit during the online booking process. Offer expires October 5th 2014.

What are the other advantages of booking early?
- Hotels and guesthouses fill up quickly in summertime, especially in the countryside, so booking early allows us to reserve the best accommodations for you.
- You may be able to book your flights at a lower cost or take advantage of airfare sales.
- Extra time to plan for any optional activities along your travel route or to contact us for questions and advice.

Terms & conditions for this offer

  • Offer expires 5 October 2014.
  • For new bookings only.
  • Pay only 20% deposit of the total amount during the online booking process. The remaining 80% will then be due four weeks prior to your arrival in 2015.
  • Not valid for vacation packages already on special offer or in combination with other discounts.
  • “Self-drive” refers to standard packages with a rental car.
  • Discount does not apply for additional nights, optional activities or extra days with the rental car.
  • The discount will be displayed and calculated in the total price during the booking process.
  • Bookings of packages with this discount are not commissionable for third-party travel agents.

These are in addition to our standard terms and conditions for all bookings – see them here.

 

Included:

Not Included:

Highlights:

Optional Activities:

  • You can choose between various optional activities for this vacation package
  • See details and prices in the "Optional Activities" tab above
  • Easy to add during the online booking process
  • Example of optional activities for this package are:
    sightseeing tours, horseback riding, glacier walking, snowmobiling, whale watching, Mývatn Nature Baths, river rafting, Blue Lagoon and more.

Day 1: Arrival in Reykjavík

 

On arrival to Keflavik Airport, you will be greeted by a driver who will take you to your accommodation in Reykjavík. After settling in, the rest of the day is free for you to explore the vibrant city centre with its abundance of museums, restaurants and bars to suit all tastes. If you're interested in checking out Icelandic design or experiencing the city's thriving coffee culture, head to the main street, Laugavegur, and enjoy its various shops and cosy cafes.

Spend the night in central Reykjavik.

Highlights:

 

Day 2: The Golden Circle

Collect your rental car in the morning and begin your journey on the classic “Golden Circle” route, home to some of Iceland’s most popular attractions, including Þingvellir National Park, the hot springs of the Haukadalur geothermal area, the majestic Gullfoss waterfall and the old implosion crater of Kerið. Then continue your drive along the south coast and visit the graceful Seljalandsfoss waterfall—where you can walk behind the cascade—and the equally impressive Skógafoss waterfall.

Driving distance approx. 340 km / 211 mi.

Spend the night in the Vík area.  

 

Day 3: Glaciers and icebergs

Visit the black volcanic beach near Vík and the rock formations of Dyrhólaey and Reynisdrangar before heading to Skaftafell, part of the immense Vatnajökull National Park and a place of great natural beauty. Then, on your way towards Höfn, take a break at the amazing Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where you can join a boat ride among the maze of floating icebergs (optional).

Driving distance approx. 270 km / 168 mi. 

Spend the night in the Höfn area. 

 

Day 4: East Fjords & Lake Mývatn

Your drive along East Iceland today is characterised by spectacular fjords, tranquil fishing villages and sweeping landscapes. On arrival to the otherworldly Lake Mývatn, you have an abundance of unusual natural wonders to explore, including the Krafla volcano, the curiously-coloured Námaskarð pass, the fascinating lava formations at maze of Dimmuborgir and the lunar-like pseudo-craters at Skútustaðir.

Driving distance approx. 415 km / 258 mi. 

Spend the night in the Lake Mývatn area.  

 

Day 5: The Capital of the North 

Spend the first half of the day exploring more of the sights around Lake Mývatn before driving towards Skagafjörður. On the way, you can stop to enjoy the beautiful Goðafoss waterfall, the charming town of Akureyri—nicknamed “The Capital of North Iceland”—and the Glaumbær turf farm museum.

Driving distance approx. 240 km / 149 mi. 

Spend the night in the Skagafjörður area.  

 

Day 6: History and Hot Springs

Head back to Reykjavik today. Notable sights along the way include the Grábrók volcanic crater, the Icelandic Settlement Centre in Borgarnes, Deildartunguhver—the largest hot spring in Europe—and the beautiful Hraunfossar waterfalls and Barnafoss waterfalls. History or Nordic literature buffs may also find it worthwhile to stop at the medieval research institution of Snorrastofa at Reykholt, where Snorri Sturluson wrote the Saga Heimskringla in the 13th century.

On return to Reykjavik, return the rental car before settling in at your accommodation. Driving distance approx. 240 km / 149 mi. 

Spend the night in central Reykjavík. 

Highlights:

  • Grábrók
  • Settlement Exhibition in Borgarnes
  • Reykholt
  • Hraunfossar
  • Barnafossar
  • Deildartunguhver
  • Hvalfjörður

 

Day 7: Departure

Transfer by bus to Keflavík Airport in time for your departure flight. If your flight is in the afternoon, you can fit in a relaxing visit to the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa or even take a short guided tour of the volcanic Reykjanes Peninsula (optional; not included).

 

Optional Activities

Add extra adventures! Our itineraries are designed to be flexible, allowing you to add your own optional activities in Iceland.  (Your travel consultant can also help with finding suitable activities or with adding day tours after booking.)

Below are all activities available for this specific vacation package. Click on the activity names to see more details, and click “Show All Activities” to expand the selection for all days. You can then add any desired activities to your package in the online booking steps after clicking “Book Now”.

NOTE: We do not recommend booking more than one activity per day. For assistance with scheduling day tours in your itinerary, please contact us.

Day 1View Map

Blue Lagoon Relaxation by Bus
Experience geothermal bathing surrounded by a moon-like lava field. This is considered a "must-do" activity for all visitors and can be enjoyed year-round.

Price per Adult:
9800 ISK

Helicopter Sightseeing Tour of Reykjavik
This short but exciting helicopter tour of Reykjavik gives you a great overview of major city landmarks, as well as a brief landing on top of Mt. Esja.

Price per Adult:
25500 ISK

Horse Riding - Laxnes Special
Whether you are a beginner or expert, this guided tour is ideal for all those interested in riding a hardy, sure-footed Icelandic horse.

Price per Adult:
9900 ISK

Reykjavik Sightseeing by Bike
This easygoing guided biking tour takes you from landmarks in the city centre to the green parts of the city, including picturesque views of the sea.

Price per Adult:
5500 ISK

Reykjavik Sightseeing by Bus
This guided bus tour includes visits to the most significant historical, cultural and natural landmarks in the greater Reykjavik area.

Price per Adult:
5500 ISK

Reykjavik Welcome Card 24 hours
Offers free entry to a great selection of museums and galleries, all city swimming pools and free travel by bus within the Greater Reykjavik Area.

Price per Adult:
2900 ISK

Reykjavik Welcome Card 48 hours
Offers free entry to a great selection of museums and galleries, all city swimming pools and free travel by bus within the Greater Reykjavik Area.

Price per Adult:
3900 ISK

Whale Watching
Take part in an adventure at sea with this unforgettable trip into the world of whales and sea birds!

Price per Adult:
8500 ISK

Day 2: The Golden CircleView Map

Horse Riding at Hestheimar - 1 hour
Experience riding a friendly, sturdy Icelandic horse on the beautiful countryside trails at the Hestheimar farm, located near Selfoss.

Price per Adult:
9000 ISK

Horse Riding at Hestheimar - 2 hours
Join a guided horse riding tour on beautiful countryside trails at a farm near Selfoss, suitable for both beginners and advanced riders.

Price per Adult:
11000 ISK

Rafting in Hvítá River
A mixture of serene canyons and adrenaline-pumping rapids, rafting the Hvítá is guaranteed to leave you with fond memories of Icelandic nature.

Price per Adult:
11990 ISK

Riverjet in Hvítá River
Take a journey through stunning canyon scenery on this guided river adventure suitable for most travellers.

Price per Adult:
13900 ISK

Day 3: Glaciers and icebergsView Map

Glacier Lagoon - Evening Zodiac Tour
Sunset at the glacier lagoon is something you will never forget. This boat tour offers a unique opportunity to sail among the floating icebergs of Jökulsárlón.

Price per Adult:
9500 ISK

Glacier Lagoon Zodiac Boat Tour
The Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon is one of the most amazing natural wonders in Iceland, and this boat tour offers a unique opportunity to sail among its floating icebergs.

Price per Adult:
6500 ISK

Glacier Walk on Sólheimajökull Glacier
This guided excursion on Sólheimajökull glacier in South Iceland is a great adventure where you can experience for yourself how it feels to walk on ice.

Price per Adult:
9990 ISK

Jökulsárlón Amphibian Boat Tour
Sail among huge icebergs, taste 1000 year-old ice and maybe even see some seals on this exciting amphibian-boat tour.

Price per Adult:
4000 ISK

Skaftafell Blue Ice Glacier Walk
Enjoy an easy 2-hour walk with crampons on the Svínafellsjökull glacier tongue in Skaftafell National Park.

Price per Adult:
7500 ISK

Snowmobile Tour on Mýrdalsjökull Glacier
Experience the wilderness and the breathtaking views over South Iceland with this exciting snowmobile excursion.

Price per Adult:
19990 ISK

Day 4: East Fjords & Lake MývatnView Map

Mývatn Nature Baths - Entrance Fee
Enjoy a relaxing geothermal bath in the fresh air at the Mývatn Nature Baths, surrounded by beautiful and rugged landscapes.

Price per Adult:
3000 ISK

Day 5: The Capital of the North View Map

ATV 4X4 Tour in North Iceland
Enjoy a thrilling ATV ride in North Iceland though the beautiful valley of Öxnadalur.

Price per Adult:
17400 ISK

Mývatn Nature Baths - Entrance Fee
Enjoy a relaxing geothermal bath in the fresh air at the Mývatn Nature Baths, surrounded by beautiful and rugged landscapes.

Price per Adult:
3000 ISK

Day 6: History and Hot SpringsView Map

Horse Riding in Skagafjörður - 1 hour
Take a break from your drive to experience riding a purebred Icelandic horse surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the Skagafjörður valley.

Price per Adult:
6500 ISK

Horse Riding in Skagafjörður - 2 hours
This two-hour beginner-friendly riding tour takes you over farm fields and meadows alongside the river Svartá.

Price per Adult:
10000 ISK

Day 7: DepartureView Map

Blue Lagoon Relaxation by Bus
Experience geothermal bathing surrounded by a moon-like lava field. This is considered a "must-do" activity for all visitors and can be enjoyed year-round.

Price per Adult:
9800 ISK

Helicopter Sightseeing Tour of Reykjavik
This short but exciting helicopter tour of Reykjavik gives you a great overview of major city landmarks, as well as a brief landing on top of Mt. Esja.

Price per Adult:
25500 ISK

Horse Riding - Laxnes Special
Whether you are a beginner or expert, this guided tour is ideal for all those interested in riding a hardy, sure-footed Icelandic horse.

Price per Adult:
9900 ISK

Reykjavik Sightseeing by Bike
This easygoing guided biking tour takes you from landmarks in the city centre to the green parts of the city, including picturesque views of the sea.

Price per Adult:
5500 ISK

Reykjavik Sightseeing by Bus
This guided bus tour includes visits to the most significant historical, cultural and natural landmarks in the greater Reykjavik area.

Price per Adult:
5500 ISK

Reykjavik Welcome Card 24 hours
Offers free entry to a great selection of museums and galleries, all city swimming pools and free travel by bus within the Greater Reykjavik Area.

Price per Adult:
2900 ISK

Reykjavik Welcome Card 48 hours
Offers free entry to a great selection of museums and galleries, all city swimming pools and free travel by bus within the Greater Reykjavik Area.

Price per Adult:
3900 ISK

Whale Watching
Take part in an adventure at sea with this unforgettable trip into the world of whales and sea birds!

Price per Adult:
8500 ISK

Accommodation

We offer a variety of accommodation options to suit all travel needs. To ensure that the accommodations included in our packages meet our own high standards for quality and service, each establishment has been hand-picked by our local travel experts.

See the descriptions below for more information about each category of accommodation offered in this package. You can choose your preferred category in the booking process.

 

Rooms

  • 1 Person = Single room
  • 2 Sharing = One twin/double room
  • 3 Sharing = Triple room
  • 4 Sharing = Two twin/double rooms

Budget

Rooms with shared WC and shower or bath in farmhouses, guesthouses or well-appointed hostels. All provide breakfast (included in the price).

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Budget

Rooms with shared WC and shower or bath in farmhouses, guesthouses or well-appointed hostels. All provide breakfast (included in the price). 

Comfort

Rooms with private WC and shower or bath in three-star hotels or well-appointed guesthouses. All provide breakfast (included in the price).

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Comfort

Rooms with private WC and shower or bath in three-star hotels or well-appointed guesthouses. All provide breakfast (included in the price). 

Quality

Rooms with private WC and shower or bath in three- or four-star hotels or the best accommodation available in the area at the time of booking. All provide breakfast (included in the price).

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Quality

Rooms with private WC and shower or bath in three- or four-star hotels or the best accommodation available in the area at the time of booking. All provide breakfast (included in the price). 

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