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

Seljalandsfoss waterfall in the sunlight.
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.
Magnificent view from Dyrholaey lighthouse in the south of Iceland
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
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.
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.
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.
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. 


Yulia C
Yulia C
4. June, 2023.
Locally based travel expert Jonathan planned an unforgettable trip for us. It was a 11 days itinerary tailored to our family needs and likes. He has in depth knowledge of the entire country and of the best activities and accommodations. What was most impressive-he was very responsive and communicative throughout the planning and while we were in the country! A+++ local travel expert.
2. June, 2023.
Iceland - a very discovered place of a different kind! Over 51% of the experience on trips like this depends on guide quality - the person whose role is to make the experience fun AND interesting. The two guides we had for the SW Tour (Max), the Golden Circle and the South Iceland (Mika), the Reykjavik City Tour (Max) , the food tour (name?) were absolutely excellent. Iceland itself didn’t disappoint either. The guides all were very knowledgeable. Stark beauty everywhere and it comes in many different forms. The weather wasn’t perfect, but having guides who could make us feel comfortable in the pouring rain and mist, makes a huge difference. We also were rewarded with a sunny and warm and VERY windy day. Wouldn’t have been Iceland without a bit of everything! Mika and Thomas are extra star worthy for there ability to communicate in simple and digestible manners. Mika especially always found a way to turn a challenge around with a smile. The buses that Max’s company offered were larger and offered more leg room, an amenity that was especially welcomed. Definietly recomend minimal packing using layers to control warmth. Rain pands, waterproof hiking boots, a thermal base layer, mid-weight gloves, a pocket-able knit hat, and a buff were huge helps in the windy and often chilly wet conditions. Didn’t have a hiking stick and at times, I wish I did (I’m 74). All in all a fabulous week, and thankfully we left something behind to see another time - northern Iceland.
29. May, 2023.
A perfect 7 day self-drive tour itinerary Omar from Traveo organised a 7 self-drive tour around Iceland's ring road, with a new hotel booking for every night. The 4WD car, hotel rooms and tour bookings were exactly as we had asked for. The itinerary was perfectly tailored to our needs in terms of hiking and photography. Omar made it clear he was available to assist if there were any difficulties during our trip. Would recommend Traveo to any first time visitor to Iceland.
Tony R
Tony R
29. May, 2023.
An Amazing, Out Of This World Adventure We chose Traveo based on our desire to have an Icelandic company plan our Iceland visit. While we did our homework, we still chose a company we had no real knowledge of, and were we ever pleasantly surprised. Jonathan was simply amazing - he put asked lots of questions to ascertain what we were looking for and prepared an awesome travel package for us. He provided realistic advice on a tour route, booked a wide variety of activities, provided excellent suggestions for stops on the trip and handled all hotels and rentals as part of the service. He even helped us on short notice when we ran into a road closure due to winds. In short, it was incredible service. Our 8 day trip was a delight from start to finish, largely due to Jonathan and Traveo’s planning and organization. Now if only they could do something about the wind and rain - LOL! All kidding aside, we loved the trip, even with the weather.
Maria d
Maria d
9. May, 2023.
Celebrating 30 This was our first time traveling to Iceland, and I'm so glad we found Traveo! Jonathan took such good care of us during the whole process. I celebrated my 30th birthday and the entire trip was perfect! We had nothing to worry about, from our arrival at the airport to our departure-everything was accounted for and the direction on the itinerary were easy to follow. On Android I couldn't view the exact details but that wasn't an issue since we had an iPhone that was able to pull up all the details. We'd definitely make the effort to plan another trip to Iceland in the near future! Thank you, Jonathan, for your patience and for planning one of the best trips we've taken thus far!!
Ghislaine M
Ghislaine M
2. May, 2023.
Excellent Nous nous sommes adressés à Traveo car nous ne savions pas quelles activités nous pouvions faire en Islande en avril. Traveo nous a organisé un super séjour parfaitement adapté à notre famille. Ce voyage reste une expérience hors du commun !
Frederik S
Frederik S
10. April, 2023.
Iceland and Traveo: good combination! Iceland was wonderful and thanks to Traveo/Jonathan everything was well organized! Even last minute changes were taken care of. Only one remark: next time we will go more hicking and camping. We saw all important highlights but missed the feeling of being free in real nature. But that means taking more than one week off and go in summer making sure most hicking trails are open.
Elizabeth V
Elizabeth V
23. March, 2023.
Trip of a Lifetime Jonathan Guisset with Meili by Traveo arranged the perfect trip for our family of 4 (2 parents; 2 adult daughters). Jonathan figured out things that all 4 of us would enjoy, and we ended up with the trip of a lifetime. The hotel accommodations and restaurant suggestions were perfect. The excursions were challenging, but not too difficult, and we enjoyed all of them. He arranged a 4-day tour with Atli Siguroarson as our guide, and we loved it. Atli was kind, knowledgable, and loads of fun. I highly recommend Meili by Traveo, Jonathan Guisset, and Atli Siguroarson.
Shilpa D
Shilpa D
22. March, 2023.
Amazing vacation We had a great rip to Iceland thanks to Meili by Traveo. Omar Ingason did a great job during the planning and executing stages, and we had no issues on our entire trip. Omar was available to answer our questions, and he was prompt with getting back to me. All our excursions were very enjoyable. Everything went as planned, and we had a great vacation. The highlight of our trip was the Northern lights. The hike to an ice cave was memorable as well.
Maureen Murphy
Maureen Murphy
18. March, 2023.
6 days-3 day self drive tour/Reykjavík Johnathon did an amazing job planning out Iceland vacation, His self drive guide and planning helped us to do everything we wanted to do!! Tours- glacier snow mobiling, ice glacier hike and ice caving! They were all spectacular! The bed and breakfasts we’re lovely and timing and location were perfect. He told us it was a lot in 3 days but manageable. We did it all with his guide and planning .We even were able to see the northern lights from our B abd B. Car rental was easy and car was perfect for the 4 of us. We planned our own Reykjavík adventures and Airbnb. What a beautiful country with beautiful people!! Thank you! Takk Fyrir

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