Self-Drive Holidays

SELF - DRIVE HOLIDAYS

Driving in Iceland is a real pleasure. The road system in is well developed and easy to navigate. Route 1, commonly know as the Ring Road was completed in 1974 and soon became the most travelled route in Iceland. The route is open all-year-tound however weather conditions in winter can cause temporary closures. Most major highways are paved, but most of the countryside road system is made up of gravel roads, particularly in the highlands. These roads can be in various conditions, with potholes or washboard surfaces, but with extra attention and care you will have a comfortable driving tour.

Our self-drive tours of Iceland provide the opportunity to explore the land at your own pace. We will book your accommodations in advance so you can have a fun day driving around and enjoying the beautifl countryside. To make your driving experience easy and relaxing we will provide  a very detailed travel itinerary in English including maps and information about driving in Iceland.

 All roads are easy to follow and are numbered. Highland routes are also signed but some have unbridged rivers and need extra care and should not be attempted alone!

The minimum age for driving a rented car in Iceland is 23 for 4WD jeeps, vans and mini vans. For all other vehicle types the minimum age is 20 years. All European and US driving licences are valid in Iceland. Visitors from other countries should check with their local motoring organisation.

Drive on the right, keep your headlights and seatbelts on at all times and enjoy the freedom of the open road!

 

Ring Road Highlights - Around Iceland in 8 days
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Classic Iceland Circle Tour by rental car. Explore nature and culture in West, North, East and South Iceland while staying in tourist class hotels in Reykjavik, Akuryeri, Northeast Iceland, in the East Fjords, Vatnajökull national park and South Iceland. Option to book different activities around the country.
8 days
7 nights
Daily during the following periods:
May 01 - Sep 30 
Around Iceland
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Self-drive vacation in Iceland with pre-arranged accommodation and the option to pre-book different activities and adventures. This is a classic circle tour, travelling on the ring road #1 around Iceland, and exploring highlights and secrets of this unique North Atlantic island.
10 days
9 nights
Daily during the following periods:
May 01 - Sep 30 
Highlands and Lowlands
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This 9 day Iceland self drive package allows for more freedom and flexibility in Iceland than organized bus tours, and still offers the convenience of pre-booked accommodations along the route. This popular tour takes you around the island. You explore West-, North-, East- and South Iceland and you can book some optional activities here and there.
9 days
8 nights
Daily during the following periods:
Jun 20 - Sep 15 
Iceland Odyssey
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Travel the full circle around Iceland and prepare for an overdose of scenery that is simply out of this world. As each days unfolds, you'll be surprised and delighted at the variety of experiences this beautiful island can offer, especially when driving past active volcanoes, blue icebergs, roaring waterfalls, and deep fjords on Iceland’s Ring Road.
11 days
10 nights
Daily during the following periods:
May 01 - Sep 30 
Cinematic Landscapes - The Iceland TV and Movie Sites Tour
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Follow the footsteps of James Bond, Lara Croft, Walter Mitty, and other adventurous fictional characters as you create your own blockbuster holiday.On this exciting self-drive holiday you'll visit the most famous movie and television filming locations in Iceland. You'll experience iconic scenery, and unique geographical phenomena such as hot springs, glaciers, volcanoes, and black sand beaches.
10 days
9 nights
Daily during the following periods:
May 01 - Sep 30 
testimonials
Just wanted to tell you what a fantastic job you did for Peggy & I for our unescorted trip to Sweden & Norway. The hotels were all very, very comfortable and a perfect location for our traveling by train. The staff @ Freys hotel in Stockholm was exceptionally helpful and friendly- we highly recommend all the hotels you picked. The Sorgneford in a nutshell trip was spectacular AND, we even had good weather! We had a wonderful time, thank YOU! - BB -