Drive Through Iceland in Your Own Private Car


Around Iceland Self Drive

Iceland Self Drive Tour

2018 Departures
DailyJune 15th to August 21st
Prices From$2835 per Person Double
2018 Departures
DailyMay 1st to June 14th
Prices From$2555 per Person Double
2018 Departures
DailyAugust 22nd to September 30th
Prices From$2555 per Person Double

This self-drive favorite explores Iceland's rich natural treasures, including national parks, beautiful waterfalls, striking glaciers, magnificent volcanoes and hot springs.

Key benefits of this tour:

* This tour gives you plenty of time to cover all the major stunning attractions that Iceland has to offer along the ring road.

* This tour does not include the west part of Iceland (Snaefellsnes Peninsula) but if you are interested in having that majestic area included in your package, be sure to check out or Iceland Grand circle package

* Types of Car recommended: 2.0 or higher.


Day 1     Keflavik - Hveragerdi
Accommodation: Ork Hotel

Geothermal Lagoon – Flower village – Geothermal Greenhouses

Approximate mileage: ca. 100 km / 62 miles

Pick up the car at the airport and start your Iceland experience.

From Keflavík International Airport we recommend driving the southern coast of the Reykjanes peninsula towards your first overnight stay in the charming village of Hveragerði. The village is one of the few sites in the world located directly on top of a geothermal area and because of its many greenhouses heated by hot water from nearby springs it is often called the flower village.

Depending on your arrival time in Iceland it is ideal to visit the renowned Blue Lagoon to relax in the geothermal water.

Day 2     Gullfoss Waterfall - Geysir - Thingvellir - Borgarfjordur
Meals: Breakfast

Greenhouses – Exploding Geysers – National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO) – Massive Waterfall

Approximate mileage: ca. 280 km / 163 miles

Drive to the waterfall Gullfoss and the hot springs at Geysir. Visit Thingvellir National Park, site of the ancient Icelandic parliament, before driving through Hvalfjörður fjord or Kaldidalur highland pass (4WD needed) to Borgarfjörður.

Day 3     Borgarfjordur - Skagafjordur - Akureyri
Meals: Breakfast

Fertile Farmlands – Glacial Rivers – Iceland's Second Largest City – Viking Horses

Approximate mileage: ca. 280 km / 174 miles

Drive north through Borgarfjörður to the shores of Húnaflói bay and the towering mountains and horse-breeding valley of Skagafjörður. Continue to Akureyri, the capital of the north.

Optional: River rafting in Skagafjörður; horse riding in Skagafjörður; seal watching tour from Hvammstangi.

Day 4     Akureyri - Lake Myvatn
Meals: Breakfast

Botanical Garden – Museums – Waterfall "Of the Gods"

Approximate mileage: ca. 100 km / 62 miles

Spend the morning exploring the town of Akureyri. Continue your journey to the unique Lake Mývatn area.

Day 5     Lake Myvatn
Meals: Breakfast

Exploring the natural wonders of Lake Myvatn and the surrounding area, including fantastic lava formations. Visit to the volcanic area of Krafla along with the colorful sulfurous slopes of Namaskaro pass

Day 6     Lake Myvatn - Husavik - Dettifoss - Egilsstadir
Meals: Breakfast

Whale Watching – Glacier Carved Gorge – Europe's Most Powerful Waterfall

Approximate mileage: ca. 310 km / 193 miles

Drive north to the fishing port of Húsavík and around Tjörnes peninsula. Visit Ásbyrgi, a magnificent horseshoe-shaped canyon and Jökulsárgljúfur National Park. Proceed to the mighty Dettifoss waterfall, before heading across the highland plateau to Egilsstaðir in the east.

Optional: Whale watching from Húsavík

Day 7     Egilsstadir - Hofn
Meals: Breakfast

Narrow Fjords - Steep Mountains - Picturesque Coastline - Mineral Collection

Approximate mileage: ca. 300 km / 186 miles

Drive south through the spectacular East Fjords, where towering mountains plunge vertically into the ocean. The journey continues to the town of Höfn in Hornafjörður, also known as the lobster capital of northern Europe.

Optional: Petra's stone collection

Day 8     Hofn - Skaftafell National Park - Kirkjubaejarklaustur
Meals: Breakfast

Europe's Largest Glacier – Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs – Europe's Largest National Park

Approximate mileage: ca. 200 km / 124 miles

Drive to the shimmering icebergs and still, milky waters of Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon before continuing to Skaftafell National Park where a nature hike is recommended. On to the picturesque village of Kirkjubæjarklaustur.

Optional: Jeep tour to Vatnajökull glacier; boat tour on Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon; glacier hike in Skaftafell area.

Day 9     Kirkjubaejarklaustur - Reykjavik
Meals: Breakfast

Lava Fields – Black Sand Beaches of the South Shore – Puffin Colony – Thundering Waterfalls

Approximate mileage: ca. 260 km / 162miles

Drive along the spectacular south coast, a sweeping landscape of sandy deserts, rocky shores and rolling farmland sandwiched between snow-capped glaciers, mountains and the ocean. Return to Reykjavík.

Optional: Ferry transfer to the Westman Islands

Day 10     Reykjavik - Keflavik
Meals: Breakfast

Arrangements end after breakfast.




Please note that the package price is based on 9 x 24-hour rental days starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives early on day 1 and departs late on day 9 an additional supplement will be necessary unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 9 day rental is up and use our flybus departure transfer.

Prices quoted include recommended Category 2 car.

Car Categories

Grp 1.0 Economy 2wd Toyota Yaris or similar

Grp 1.1 Economy 2wd Automatic Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar

Grp 2.0 Compact 2wd Toyota Auris or similar

Grp 3.0 Intermediate 2wd Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar

Grp 3.1 Intermediate 2wd Automatic Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar

Grp 4.0 Intermediate 4wd Station Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar

Grp 4.1 Intermediate 4wd Station Automatic Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar

Grp 5.0 Medium 4wd Toyota RAV4 4wd or similar

Grp 5.1 Medium 4wd Automatic Toyota RAV4 4wd AUTOMATIC or similar

Grp 6.0 Medium Station Volkswagen Sharan 7 seater or similar

Grp 7.1 Large 4wd Automatic Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4WD Automatic or similar

Price Includes
Daily Breakfast
Use of a Tablet With Detailed Itinerary, and Road Maps
Hotel Accommodations
Rental Car, Cat. 2, Gps, Unlimited Miles, Cdw, Tp & 2 Drivers