This is the itinerary that we recommend for those who want to see some of the best sights that Iceland has to offer, but are on a time crunch! You will discover Iceland's unrivaled natural beauty and can choose to partake in a variety of exciting excursions.   

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the Golden Circle- the mighty Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area (where the Strokkur geyser erupts every 5-10 minutes), and Thingvellir, where Iceland's parliament was established (the world's oldest parliament) and where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates converge unlike anywhere else in the world.

  • Enjoy swimming in Iceland! Hike to a hot spring river, visit geothermal pools, and soak in hidden hot springs.

  • Explore the stunning Snaefellsnes peninsula, with quaint fishing villages (and the freshest seafood!), great hiking, Iceland's most majestic mountain, and an incredible volcano and glacier that Jules Verne wrote about in Journey to the Center of the Earth.

  • Visit black sand beaches, spectacular canyons, and several glacial lagoons full of icebergs.

  • Hike up volcanoes, through old lava fields along dramatic cliffs plunging into the sea, into unique lava tubes, and to a gorgeous ravine.

  • Delight in fresh seafood in Höfn, the lobster capital of Iceland.

  • Discover Iceland's most beautiful waterfalls such as Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss, a waterfall you can walk behind!

  • Stay at comfortable accommodations, including a guesthouse in the quaint fishing town of Höfn, a charming farmhouse, and a cabin with a private hot tub.

  • Additional activities available for a fee (such as snowmobiling or hiking on a glacier, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, kayaking among icebergs, etc. Click here for a more extensive list of optional activities).

 This is our suggested itinerary; your trip can be customized based on your preferences.

This is our suggested itinerary; your trip can be customized based on your preferences.

Highlights Pricing

Iceland Self Drive Trip Prices
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Tours for a number other than 2 or 4 people are possible- pricing will vary depending on the number of rooms desired- contact us for pricing for tours of 1, 3 or 5+ travelers. If you have questions about the self drive tours, check out our Self Drive FAQs or contact us

To book your trip, please pay a deposit and we will then contact you to collect additional information about your trip.  

Includes: Appropriate sized car rental with unlimited miles, comfortable accommodations with shared or private bathrooms (some may include breakfast), taxes/fees for car rental and lodging, fuel discount card (also gives you free coffee and discounts on food at select gas stations), CDW insurance, customized itinerary suggestions, and a personalized digital map of your tour. We suggest a variety of Apps to make your trip as enjoyable as possible.

Does not include: Airfare, fuel/gasoline, meals, excursions/activities (suggestions will be provided for both free and paid activities based on your selected trip, and we will make reservations for you), personal travel insurance, car extras (such as additional driver fee, additional insurance, etc.), any other item not mentioned above under "Includes". 

About the prices: The quoted prices are per person, based on double occupancy. On a rare occasion, the pricing may be slightly higher depending how far in advance the trip is booked, as well as availability at preferred accommodations. Lower prices are available if you are interested in staying at hostels. Any of our self-drive itineraries can be customized for you- please contact us with any requests for modifications. 

About the car rental: For two travelers, the quoted price includes a mini car (Chevy Spark or similar model). For four travelers, the quoted price includes a compact car (Opel Astra or similar model). The rentals include unlimited miles. Car rental pickup and drop off is from downtown Reykjavik or Keflavik Airport. The rental includes basic CDW insurance, but you can add enhanced protection (super collision damage waiver, gravel protection, and sand/ash protection) for a fee. 

About the accommodations: The standard price includes private rooms but a bathroom that is shared with other rooms. Upgraded room options include rooms with private bathrooms. Accommodations will vary but will include a mixture of guesthouses, farmhouses, bed & breakfasts, hotels, apartments, or cottages. Some include shared or private hot tubs. All of the accommodations we choose are well liked by previous travelers. Further details will be given when we are provided with your trip dates and we can check availability at our preferred lodgings.