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 119585
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Highlights:

Optional:

  • Reykjavík sightseeing tour (Guided bus tour)
  • Whale watching from Reykjavik
  • Snorkeling/diving at Silfra/Þingvellir
  • Quad biking
  • Horse-back riding
  • Short hike to Svartifoss waterfall at Skaftafell (approx 1.5. hours)
  • Boat ride on Jökulsárlón
  • Blue Lagoon

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:

Optional:

  • Reykjavík sightseeing tour (Guided bus tour)

 

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.  

Highlights:

Optional:

  • Snorkeling/diving at Silfra/Þingvellir
  • Snowmobiling
  • Quad biking
  • Horse-back riding

 

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. 

Highlights:

Optional:

  • Short hike to Svartifoss waterfall at Skaftafell (approx. 1.5. hours)
  • Boat ride on Jökulsárlón

 

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.  

Highlights:

Optional:

  • Horseback riding

 

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:

  • Blue Lagoon
  • Guided bus tour of the Reykjanes peninsula

 

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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