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. You have the option of staying in cottages, driving distances per day are moderate and leisurely activities can be found all along the way, making this tour suitable for families.
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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, snorkelling or diving, horseback riding, glacier walking, snowmobiling, whale watching, river rafting, Blue Lagoon and more.

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.  

 

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.   


 

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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. 

 

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.  

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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.

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Day 7: Departure

Transfer to Keflavik airport with bus. 

(Please note, activities are not included in the tour price but can be added in the online booking step).

 

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 1: Arrival/ReykjavíkView 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: Gullfoss and GeysirView Map

Diving in Silfra - Þingvellir
Dive between continents! This guided tour takes you to one of the world's top ten diving sites, the crystal-clear water of Silfra in Þingvellir National Park.

Price per Adult:
34900 ISK

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

Snorkeling in Silfra - Þingvellir
Experience the incredible blue colors, the clarity and depth of the beautiful Silfra, feeling as you were flying weightless in the fresh cold water.

Price per Adult:
14900 ISK

Snowmobile Adventure on Langjökull Glacier
Snowmobiling on the majestic Langjökull Glacier is a great adventure to add on to your Golden Circle trip in Iceland.

Price per Adult:
27900 ISK

Day 3: The South CoastView Map

ATV 4x4 Tour in South Iceland
Join a thrilling ATV (quad-biking) tour along the volcanic landscapes of the South Coast of Iceland. Enjoy riding among black lava fields with glacier views and dramatic coastline scenery.

Price per Adult:
19990 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:
6990 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: Skaftafell and Jökulsárlón Glacier LagoonView 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

Hay Cart Bird Watching Tour
Cape Ingolfshofdi is home to thousands of nesting birds, including puffins. This guided tour includes a hay cart ride and a hike around the nature reserve.

Price per Adult:
5000 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

Day 5: Black Volcanic BeachView Map

ATV 4x4 Tour in South Iceland
Join a thrilling ATV (quad-biking) tour along the volcanic landscapes of the South Coast of Iceland. Enjoy riding among black lava fields with glacier views and dramatic coastline scenery.

Price per Adult:
19990 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:
6990 ISK

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

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 6: Back to ReykjavíkView Map

ATV 4X4 Tour on Reykjanes Peninsula
Enjoy spectacular views over the sea and coastline, giving you an opportunity to see dramatic landscapes and even shipwrecks.

Price per Adult:
10900 ISK

ATV 4x4 Tour in South Iceland
Join a thrilling ATV (quad-biking) tour along the volcanic landscapes of the South Coast of Iceland. Enjoy riding among black lava fields with glacier views and dramatic coastline scenery.

Price per Adult:
19990 ISK

Blue Lagoon - Entrance Fee
Enjoy a unique experience to energize with the raw forces of Icelandic nature. Surrounded by a moon-like lava field, this is geothermal bathing at its best.

Price per Adult:
5600 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:
6990 ISK

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

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 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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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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