Iceland Self Drive Tours

Explore Iceland at your own pace with fully customisable itineraries.

Our Self-Drive Packages are perfect for those wanting to create their own adventures while we take care of all the arrangements, including rental cars and 4x4s, accommodation, itinerary, and activities.

Travelers Choice 2022 - Traveo Iceland

Summer Self-drive Tours

7-Day Slow-Paced South Iceland Summer Self-Drive Tour | Golden Circle, Black Sand Beach & Glacier Lagoon
From: 138.091 kr. /pp.
Take your time exploring the waterfalls, glaciers, black sand beaches and glacier lagoons of South Iceland with this week-long holiday in the land of fire and ice.
6 Days under the Midnight Sun | Summer Self-Drive Tour of West Iceland, Golden Circle & South Coast
From: 118.467 kr. /pp.
Self-Drive Tours allow you to explore the wonders of Iceland at your own pace. Visit glaciers, volcanoes, waterfalls, and hot springs on this 6-Day Summer Tour.
5-Day South Iceland Summer Self-Drive Tour | Golden Circle, Black Sand Beach & Glacier Lagoon
From: 96.101 kr. /pp.
Discover Iceland on this 5-Day Self-Drive tour. With both the Golden Circle and South Iceland sightseeing routes included, you’ll be in for an unforgettable adventure.
10-Day Ring Road Road Trip | Self-Drive Tour of Golden Circle, South Iceland, Lake Myvatn & Snæfellsnes Peninsula
From: 204.015 kr. /pp.
Travel the Ring Road and see black sand beaches and glacier lagoon as you visit all of Iceland's national parks on this 10-Day summer self-drive tour.
8-Day Summer Self Drive Tour Around the Ring Road | Golden Circle, Glacier Lagoon, Remote East Iceland & Akureyri
From: 160.066 kr. /pp.
Circle the whole country on Route no. 1 with this 8-day summer road trip in Iceland. Discover glittering waterfalls, black sand beaches and mighty glaciers, all at your own pace.

Winter Self-drive Tours

10-Day Winter Self Drive Tour of South & West Iceland with Highland Adventure
From: 183.935 kr. /pp.
See the country’s best sights, including waterfalls, glaciers, hot springs, and black sand beaches during this northern lights season on a 10-Day Self-Drive Tour.
6-Day Winter Self Drive Tour of South Iceland
From: 87.867 kr. /pp.
Discover Iceland on this 6-Day Winter Self-Drive Tour! Each day is filled with new sights, from northern lights & black sand beaches to glacier lagoons & hot springs.
5-Day Winter Self Drive Tour of South Iceland
From: 71.620 kr. /pp.
See the beautiful colours of Iceland in the winter from the green northern lights to white glaciers and blue ice caves on this fantastic 5-Day Self-Drive Tour.
7-Day Winter Self-Drive Tour of the South Coast and Snæfellsnes Peninsula
From: 101.371 kr. /pp.
Spend a week in chasing the stunning Northern Lights and exploring geysers, glaciers, and geothermal hot springs with this winter self-drive tour.
8-Day Winter Self-Drive Tour of West and South Iceland
From: 117.226 kr. /pp.
Discover Iceland in the wintertime on an 8-day winter self-drive tour. Haunt for the magical Northern Lights on your journey towards a glacier lagoon and ice caves.
A road in Iceland

About our Self-Drive tours

Take the wheel with a Self-Drive tour in Iceland and explore this country’s many waterfalls, black sand beaches, and glacier lagoons at your own pace. We will take care of all arrangements so all you need to worry about is what music you’d like to listen to on your road trip around the island. 

On arrival, your rental vehicle will be waiting for you at Keflavík International Airport. Your adventure begins the moment you pick up your keys, and soon, you will be driving out into the volcanic landscape of Reykjanes Peninsula. 

Would you like to explore these lava fields before reaching the city? How about unwinding at the world famous Blue Lagoon geothermal spa? Perhaps you prefer to head straight to Reykjavík where you´ll get a decent night’s rest in your hotel room. It’s all up to you.

Shortly after you book the tour, you’ll receive a personal itinerary via email with suggestions and advice on the best spots to visit here in Iceland. These itineraries are created by local experts, so you can be sure your trip is in safe hands. It is you, however, that will make the final decision on where to go, what to see, and how long to spend at each location. 

Aside from a personal itinerary, your Self-Drive Tour includes accommodation, complete with breakfast and private bathroom facilities. Also included is a rental car, CDW insurance, Gravel Protection, and Super Collision Damage Waiver. All vehicles come equipped with GPS, free, unlimited Wi-Fi, and 24-hour roadside emergency service.

Those looking for a short trip to Iceland can do no better than our 5-Day Self-Drive Tours or even our 3-Day Self-Drive packages. If, on the other hand, you are looking to immerse yourself fully in the Icelandic nature, then we recommend our 10-Day Self-Drive Tours as these provide you with enough time to witness all the corners of our country.

Iceland Self Drive Summer Tours

On a Guided Tour Package, your tour guide is in control, and once you’ve seen all the major stops, you’ll head back to your hotel.

On a Self-Drive Tour, however, you can take as much time you need appreciating the Icelandic attractions. This is particularly great in the summer as you will have the midnight sun shining brightly throughout the night, meaning you can explore late into the early hours of the morning if you wish.

Iceland Self Drive Winter Tours

Winter Self-Drive Tours are a popular option for photographers, both professional and amateur. When paired with the low sunlight, Iceland´s frost, snow, icicles and icebergs provide the most beautiful subjects for photographs.

Winter in Iceland also means that there are fewer people at the most popular attractions, and on a Self-Drive Tour, it is even easier to avoid the crowds. 

Cars on Winter Self-Drive Tours come equipped with winter tyres but if you are not comfortable driving on snowy roads, we recommend you check out a Small-Group Guided Tour.

Northern Lights Self Drive Tours

One of the biggest advantages of Winter Self-Drive Tours is that you have the freedom to go hunting for the northern lights whenever you want. 

Winter is the only time you can see the northern lights in Iceland. They are always there in the sky; it is just a matter of viewing them in optical conditions. 

Self-Drive Tours provide you with the tools to do just that. You can drive into the countryside to a spot with wide open skies and see for yourself the dancing green lights above. While this is a fantastic experience however it is done, it is made all the better when viewed in the privacy of loved ones. 

Read more about the Northern Lights here.

Golden Circle Self Drive Tours

The Golden Circle is Iceland’s most popular sightseeing route. It comprises three main sights: Þingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area, and Gullfoss Waterfall.

Those on a Self-Drive Tour can not only decide how long to spend at each of these locations, but they can extend their trip to include lesser-known spots such as Kerið Crater Lake, Faxi Waterfall, and the Secret Lagoon.

Read more about the Golden Circle here

Frequently asked questions

With a Self-Drive Package, you will have the freedom to follow your own path, at your own pace. You are not bound by guides or time restrictions, meaning that you can spend as much time as you like at each attraction, soaking up the atmosphere and the beautiful nature.

You will pick up your car at Keflavík International Airport. Either a representative from the car rental will be waiting for you in the airport’s arrivals hall, or you will board a free shuttle which will transport you to the car rental service station. You will find more information on your voucher.

Yes, at Keflavík International Airport, you will be able to pick up and drop off your car at any time.

The driver needs to be at least 20 years old when renting a budget vehicle and 21 for comfort and luxury vehicles. Another requirement is that the driver must have a valid driving license and must have held their driving licence for at least one year.  You do not need to have an international driving license, although that is preferred. However, the information on your license needs to be written in the Latin/Roman alphabet, and you will need to carry it with you at all times, not a copy. Rental agencies often require a credit card in the name of the driver as well.

Yes, you can. Just contact your travel agent before your arrival.

If the roads are closed or you run into any trouble on your journey, you can contact your personal travel agent. They will be available to you 24/7 and will assist you with all the necessary arrangements. Availability will play a factor in rebooking hotel or tours, and so there might be extra charges involved. However, we will do our very best to find something without additional cost to you. 

Yes, yes and yes. We are happy to provide travel services to family members of all ages. Simply let your travel agent know beforehand about the age of your child and if any other arrangements need to be made.

Yes, but it depends on availability. You can change the date of your Self-Drive Package for a 5,000 ISK service fee paid for each day that needs to be altered.

Yes, but we recommend that you book the activities alongside your Self-Drive Package so you can have all your travel information on the same voucher.  

No, there is no maximum age to rent a car in Iceland.

Why Us?

At Traveo, we understand that you are not just another customer, but a unique individual with specific tastes and ambitions. As an agency, we distinguish ourselves by catering to personal criteria, guaranteeing that each of our travellers experiences Iceland in their own way, and at their own pace.

With easy on-site tour comparison and flexible payment options, booking a tour in Iceland has never been more straightforward. Once your tour with us is confirmed, we will provide you with a personalised itinerary that lays out each step of your vacation—with room for exploration, of course. 24/7 customer service is available to those with queries, both before and during your trip.

Here at Traveo, we believe that your time on holiday in Iceland is valuable. Thankfully, all the exciting tours and excursions listed on our site are handpicked by local Iceland experts, ensuring one’s time here is maximised with only the very best experiences. 

Reviews

drhelenacunha
drhelenacunha
4. October, 2022.
Great trip in Iceland Beautiful trip, very well planned, though Iceland. A MUST. Very reliable planning and support . We had a great time.Wonderful scenics , in Iceland
Michel B
Michel B
24. September, 2022.
Discovery of Iceland with Traveo! We had a fantastic road trip organised by Traveo. Well prepared road map, nice hotels and guesthouses , clear information about restaurants and activities, 24/24 h availability in case of problems. We really enjoyed of the tour.
Kevin G
Kevin G
20. September, 2022.
Prima ervaring Uitstekende ervaring gehad. Onze begeleider heeft alles voor ons geregeld. Geen enkele klacht gehad onderweg en ze stonden altijd voor ons klaar. Zeker een aanrader.
SG2264
SG2264
17. September, 2022.
19 day self drive around Iceland We have just returned from a fantastic 19 day trip in Iceland organised by Omar at Traveo. We had quite specific requirements as to what we wanted to see and do and Omar was careful to discuss our trip with us in detail during the planning stage and managed to arrange everything we wanted. We particularly appreciated the trips that he organised, some of which we would not have found for ourselves so his suggestions and organisation gave added benefit to our holiday. We did not leave him with much time to sort everything out but he did it very efficiently and everything went to plan. Omar kept in touch with us to ensure everything was going well during our trip – it was good to know that there was somebody covering our backs should it be needed. Their particular strength is that they are local and really know the country. It always felt like a very personal service was being provided. We have no hesitation in recommending Traveo and will certainly work with them again when we return to Iceland.
Belinda B
Belinda B
29. August, 2022.
Iceland 7 day self drive + 3 days Reykjavik Have just returned from a fantastic 10 day trip to Iceland. From the moment I made contact with Omar and started talking about the itinerary, I felt absolute confidence that I was in the right hands. And I was right. The trip was all I could have wanted and more. All car hire, excursions, hotels and road trips were as described and better. I didn’t have to do a thing other than wait to be picked up or drive myself on my driving days. What is more, Omar was available throughout the trip should I have needed him. Thoroughly recommend using Traveo’s services.
kg55_13
kg55_13
31. July, 2022.
Iceland Trip We did a friends two week tour of Iceland. The trip was wonderful and working with Jonathan was great. Was really able to customize what we wanted and places to visit. The hotels that Jonathan recommended were wonderful. We had a private driver who was the best. The scenery was incredible and we had an amazing time. Jonathan was super to work with and made the trip planning super easy.
Theohen
Theohen
30. July, 2022.
Dream Trip This tour was a dream trip, and Jonathan van Traveo made it just that little bit more beautiful. The glaciers, the geysers, the waterfalls, the volcanoes; Iceland is beautiful. But the hotels, the excursions, the route, the tips for visiting and dining and the perfectly arranged trip was really his job. We enjoyed the wonderful accommodations, the unforgettable impressions along the way and the beauty of the country. Iceland is a wonder, and Traveo has shown us that wonder in its stunning beauty.
Jason M
Jason M
18. July, 2022.
July Iceland Trip I found Traveo after scouring facebook groups regarding Iceland Travel. I linked up with Jonathan Guisset who answered every ( EVERY) question or idea I had and provided his insight and suggestions, while adding in itineraries. Once I committed the payment process was easy to complete. Once we actually left and arrived the App used for the itinery was easy to follow and utilize throughout the whole trip. Also, traveo and Jon were available during the entire trip. I had some questions even on the weekend or a late night, and receieved responses and suggestions from traveo/Jon within moments. We are already preparing our 2nd trip, and have already referred traveo to numerous other friends / family that are planning on coming to Iceland in the near future.100% would use again 100% will recommend to use traveo again.
Erin M
Erin M
16. July, 2022.
Very enjoyable short trip to Iceland We recently travelled to Iceland and stayed in Reykjavik in the Skuggi Hotel for 4 nights. Our trips out were coordinated by Jonathan at Traveo. We were very impressed with how our travel to and from the airport and our day trips were planned with the different companies. It was very easy to get to the trips as the designated bus stop for trips was just around the corner. We loved the Golden Circle tour and Snaefellsnes Pensinsula tour with Troll Expeditions and the Blue Lagoon was a lovely, relaxing experience as well. I wish we had stayed longer to go on some wildlife tours to see puffins and whales. As I find it hard to walk long distances we bought a bus ticket at the 1011 shop for going on local buses up to the harbour and out the observatory and the swimming pool - Laugardalslaug, which was a great pool to soak in after a long day. Jonathan from Traveo was easy to contact and got back to us very quickly. I liked the way he checked in with us during our trip. July was a good time to go to Iceland as the weather was nice and mild. If you’re not interested in going to hot countries this is a great place to go. It’s also light most of the day and night - we found it exciting that there was a gorgeous red and pink sky when we were leaving at 3am on the last day. I would be very happy to recommend Traveo to others and would be happy to book with them again.
Heikki A
Heikki A
14. July, 2022.
Perfect trip in Iceland Ómar at Traveo made a 7- day self driving trip around Reykjavik and on North based on our wishes. The trip was excellent, everything eas ready and organized as we hoped!

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