These self-driving tours begin either in Reykjavik or the Keflavik International Airport. After guests arrive at the airport, they will pick up their car and drive to the hotel. Then, they will have the rest of the day free at their own leisure to explore Reykjavik. Those who arrive early can pay a visit to the world-famous Blue Lagoon.
Standard Hotel: 3 stars hotel in Reykjavik
Day 2 ReykjavÝk - Snaefellsnes(98 km)
Today, we will explore west Iceland, visiting the beautiful Snaefellsnes Peninsula. The crown jewel of the area is the Snaefellsjokull glacial volcano, surrounded by a mossy lava field. During the trip, we will also visit the beautiful Djupalonssandur beach, see some small waterfalls and visit Kirjkufell, a famous mountain. In the evening, we will keep our eyes peeled for the Northern Lights.
A peninsula situated in western Iceland. It has been named Iceland in Miniature, because many national sights can be found in the area, including the Snaefellsjokull volcano, regarded as one of the symbols of Iceland.
Standard Hotel: Snaefellsnes 3-star hotel
Day 3 Snaefellsnes - Golden Circle(245 km)
Today, we will drive along the Golden Circle, Iceland?s most popular tourist route. On the way, we will have the option of visiting the VÝgelmir lava cave at Borgarfj÷rur. In Thingvellir, we can go snorkeling in the Silfra fissure. Then, we will continue to the mighty Gullfoss, Geysir and Strokkur.We will spend the night near Lake Laugavatn, where we can enjoy the spa and possibly see the Northern Lights in the evening.
Thingvellir National Park is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most popular tourist destination in Iceland. Thingvellir has unusual tectonic and volcanic geological features and visitors can enjoy a wide array of activities including camping, hiking, and scuba diving.
Known as one of the top dive sites in the world, Silfra is a fissure between the North America and European continents. Visitors can dive or snorkel directly between the crack of these two continental plates during an unforgettable excursion.
Iceland's Golden Circle is the country's most popular tourist route, featuring several of the top geological formations in the country, such as the geysers of Strokkur and Geysir, as well as the Gullfoss waterfall.
Considered the first geyser discovered by modern Europeans, the eruptions of Geysir can send boiling water up to 70 meters in the air. Only 50 meters away is Strokkur, another famous Icelandic geyser.
Merely a stone's throw from it's sibling, Geysir, Strokkur is a fountain geyser near the Hvita River. It erupts every 8-10 minues, averaging about 15-20 meters high each time.
This waterfall in southwest Iceland is one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. It is a multi-tiered waterfall, which all empties into a crevice 32 meters deep.
Standard Hotel: Golden Circle 3-star hotel
Day 4 Golden Circle - Selfoss - Vik(222 km)
Today we will head to the south shore of Iceland where we will take in views of the Eyjafjallajokull and the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. A bit further along, we will see the Solheimajokull glacier tongue towering over the black sands below. We can choose to go either glacier hiking or snowmobiling. Along the coast, we will see black sand beaches and sea stacks. Around dinner time, we will check into our accommodations in Vik. In the evening, we will drive around to try to spot the Northern Lights.
This waterfall in Iceland is situated between the town of Selfoss and another waterfall, Skogafoss. At a height of 200 feet, it marks where the coastline of Iceland once was thousands of years ago.
This waterfall in Iceland lies along the Skoga River where it once drained into the sea. The cliff at the top of the waterfall marks where the old coastline of Iceland was.
Standard Hotel: VÝk 3-star hotel
Day 5 Vik - Vatnajokull National Park - Jokulsarlon(159 km)
Our journey continues east today towards the beautiful Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon. On the way, we will drive past the charming village of KirkjubŠjarklaustur, Foss a SÝu waterfall, the Skaftafell Nature Reserve and beautiful scenery. Today, we will be able to go glacier hiking. We will spend the night in a countryside hotel near the glacial lagoon.
(Passing By)A preservation area in southeast Iceland. It used to be a manor farm and a national park, but has been a part of Vatnaj÷kull National Park since its establishment in 2008.
A large glacial lake in southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajokull National Park. Situated at the head of the Breioamerkurjokull glacier, it developed into a lake after the glacier started receding from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.
Standard Hotel: J÷kulsßrlˇn and H÷fn 3-star hotel
Day 6 Jokulsarlon - Ice Cave - Reykjavik(276 km)
Today, we will be able to visit an ice cave in the area of Vatnajokull National Park before returning to Reykjavik. Ice cave exploration is limited to the months of November to March and is entirely weather dependent. On the way back to Reykjavik, we will have time to visit places we didn't have the chance to see earlier, like Fjarßrglj˙fur canyon.
Standard Hotel: ReykjavÝk 3-star hotel
Day 7 Reykjavik
Today, guests will drive to the airport to drop their cars off and board their departure flights. If their flight is in the late afternoon or evening, they can exploer for a little while before heading to the airport. They can see Hallskrimskirkja, Ellidarardalur Park, Grotta Lighthouse, the Blue Lagoon and more.
Departure & Return
Self-drive tours begin either in ReykjavÝk City or at Keflavik International Airport.
Departure time is flexible.
Inclusions & Exclusions
6 nights hotel accommodation with private baths and breakfasts
Vehicle (VW Polo or similar)
CDW, SCDW and gravel protection insurance for vehicle
Hands-on travel agent to oversee your itinerary
Any other costs not specified in the "Price Includes"
The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, and therefore cannot be guaranteed, but this itinerary is designed to maximise your chances to see them if weather allows.
Thing to bring: warm clothes, good hiking boots, valid driver's license along with a one-year long on-road experience.
The Icelandic weather can be very unpredictable. Please bring appropriate clothing.
Please be aware that your itinerary may be rearranged to better fit with your arrival date and time.
Transportation Option: Budget: A small 2WD vehicle fit for basic travelling in everyday conditions, such as VW Polo, Toyota Yaris or similar. This vehicle does not have highland capabilities.
Comfort: A medium sized jeep or SUV with 4WD (4x4) fit for most travel, and good for snow and off-asphalt travel, such as Toyota Rav4 or similar. This vehicle has basic highland capabilities.
Luxury: A large sized jeep with 4WD (4x4) such as Toyota Land Cruiser or similar, fit for nearly all traveling. This vehicle has full highland capabilities to drive on accessible mountain roads.
It can happen, in the case of extreme weather, that an activity is cancelled. If your chosen activity is cancelled, we will assist you with rearranging or booking other activities when possible, and any potential price difference will be refunded to you.
Your ticket(s) will be confirmed at the time of booking. Please allow up to 8 hours to receive the confirmation. Your booking will be processed as soon as possible.
Complete operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, is included on your e-ticket. You must print the e-tickets and take them along on your trip; they are your proof of purchase.
Terms & Condition
You can cancel your multi day tour up to 7 days before departure and receive an 85% refund. The 15% service fee is to cover our cost of planning and arrangement. You can not cancel any individual services within a package within 7 days before departure.
You can cancel your car rental reservation up to 24 hours before departure and receive a full refund.
If we cancel your tour due to weather conditions or any other circumstances you will always receive a full refund. If a volcanic eruption stops you from getting to Iceland you will also receive a full refund on tours.