The best travel style to suit you really depends on what experience you want. If you would like to see Iceland privately and at your own speed, then a self-drive tour is best. With a rented car you’ll have more opportunities to stop for photos at the viewpoints that aren’t always noted on the map. You also have more flexible timings and the freedom to go further afield for excursions and restaurants.
On the other hand, if you’d rather sit back and let an expert tour guide show you the sights, then a guided small group tour could be ideal. On a small group tour you’ll be in the company of like-minded travellers, which is popular for our many solo guests and for our those who don’t feel comfortable driving in wintry conditions. They also get the bonus of a local Icelandic guide to share their knowledge and experience of Iceland.
If you want to be accompanied by an expert driver/guide but want to customise your trip and set the pace, then a privately guided tour could be for you. This option blends advantages of self-drive and guided small group tours. You get to enjoy the personal one-to-one travel experience of a small group, but also keep the autonomy of self-drive tours. And it’s great if you’re travelling with family as you will have a personal guide to answer all your questions about Iceland.