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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South Iceland at Leisure

(7 days/6 nights)

Enjoy the stunning and diverse landscapes of south Iceland, including Þingvellir National Park, the great Geysir area, Skaftafell National Park, Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon and much more. This tour is suitable and recommended for families with children. You have the option of staying in cottages, driving distances per day are moderate and child-friendly activities can be found all along the way. Looking for the winter version of this tour? Click here
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Day 1: Arrival/Reykjavík

On arrival to Keflavik Airport, you will be greeted by a driver who will take you to Reykjavík. Check into your accommodation and relax after the journey. The rest of the day is open to explore Reykjavik, visit museums, landmarks and such, and ideal to unwind at one of the cozy thermal baths & spas. Overnight in a hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavík. 

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Day 2: Gullfoss and Geysir

Take in some of the best known attractions in the south of Iceland. Visit the unique Þingvellir National Park; listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List and a site of immense beauty and history. Head to the great Geysir area and explore the bubbling mud pots, geysers before arriving at the stunning two-tiered Gullfoss waterfall. Then you can visit the old bishopry at Skálholt and the explosion crater Kerið, now partially filled with water. Stay overnight in a hotel, guesthouse or cottage in the Selfoss/Hekla area. 

Driving distance approx. 220 km / 137 mi.  

Highlights:

Optional:

  • Snorkling/diving in Silfra
  • Quad Biking

 

Day 3: The South Coast

Visit the mysterious Seljalandsfoss, experience walking right behind the flowing water and feel the light drizzle. Continue to the 60 metre free-falling Skógafoss waterfalls in Skógar, where you will find  many interesting artifacts on display at the folk museum. At Mýrdalsjökull, you will have the opportunity to experience a guided glacial hike (optional) in the area. Stay in a hotel, guesthouse or cottage in the Kirkjubæjarklaustur/Skaftafell area. 

Driving distance approx. 200 km / 124 mi.   


 

Highlights:

Optional:

  • A guided glacial hike

 

Day 4: Skaftafell and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Explore Skaftafell, a part of Vatnajökull National Park and a place of great beauty with many interesting hiking trails, including a short one to the beautiful Svartifoss waterfall to most´s capacity. There you can also go glacier-walking or try your skills on ice-climbing. Head to the amazing Glacial Lagoon Jökulsárlón where in summer you are taken on can take a boat ride among the floating icebergs. Visit the fishing village of Höfn and its Glacial Exhibition, where you can learn about the dynamic forces of ice and fire shaping the Icelandic nature. Stay in a hotel, guesthouse or cottage in Höfn area. 

Driving distance approx. 200 km / 124 mi. 

Highlights:

Optional:

  • Glacier-walk
  • Ice-climbing
  • Bird-watching tour with hey-cart to cape Ingólfshöfði

 

Day 5: Black Volcanic Beach

Drive along the south coast to Vík. Worthwhile stops along the way include the Farm Zoo in Holmur, Canyon Fjaðrarárgljúfur and Dverghamrar Elve´s Cliffs. Experience the stunning black volcanic sand beach south of Vík, Reynisdrangar and last but not least the rock formations of Dyrhólaey. Stay in Vík area. 

Driving distance approx. 270 km / 168 mi.  

Highlights:

Optional:

  • Quad biking on a lava beach

 

Day 6: Back to Reykjavík

Continue your journey to the volcanic wonderland of Reykjanes Peninsula. Visit the Blue Lagoon geothermal seawater spa, set in a magical black lava field. It is rich in silica and blue-green algae, which gives the lagoon its reputed healing powers. Relaxing in-water massages are available but you can also unwind in the saunas and steam baths or get a natural massage under the Blue Lagoon waterfall. Drive along the south coast back to Reykjavík. Worthwhile stops along the way include the surroundings of the village Hveragerði. Head back to Reykjavik where you can do some last-minute shopping. Stay in the heart of Reykjavik.

Driving distance approx. 260km / 162 mi.

Highlights:

Optional:

  • Blue Lagoon
  • Kayaking at Stokkseyri
  • Museum of elves, trolls and northern lights
  • Quad biking
  • Snorkeling on Reykjanes Peninsula
  • Horse-riding

 

Day 7: Departure

Transfer to Keflavik airport with bus. 

(Please note, activities are not included in the tour price but can be added on request).

 

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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