Classic Iceland self-drive tour

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Self-Guided / Independent Tour
On arrival in Iceland, take a private transfer to Reykjavík. Begin your day in Reykjavík with a privately guided food tour with a local, discovering some of Iceland’s finest delicacies. En route, detour along scenic Hvalfjörður and admire some of west Iceland’s most striking coastal scenery.
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Trip type
Self-Guided / Independent Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Balanced schedule


    • Eat your way around Reykjavík on a private food-focused walking tour.
    • Snorkel between the tectonic plates in Þingvellir National Park.
    • Wander through icy tunnels carved in the depths of Langjökull glacier.
    • Watch icebergs calve from glaciers and float across Jökulsárlón lagoon.

What's this trip about?

    On arrival in Iceland, take a private transfer to Reykjavík. Begin your day in Reykjavík with a privately guided food tour with a local, discovering some of Iceland’s finest delicacies. En route, detour along scenic Hvalfjörður and admire some of west Iceland’s most striking coastal scenery.

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIntimate group - 12 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityReykjavík
End CityReykjavík

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • Nature & Wildlife


  • Europe


  • Reykjavík
  • Vatnajökull National Park


  • Culture
  • Educational/ learning
  • History
  • Nature
  • Snorkeling
  • Wildlife viewing

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Day 1: Reykjavík

Accommodation options: Centerhotel Miðgarður, Hotel Borg, Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Marina & Reykjavík Residence Hotel

On arrival in Iceland, take a private transfer to Reykjavík. On the way you’ll make a stop at the Blue Lagoon, where you’ll spend the next four hours soaking in the lagoon’s milky waters and enjoying the facilities at the Retreat Spa.

Day 2: Reykjavík

Begin your day in Reykjavík with a privately guided food tour with a local, discovering some of Iceland’s finest delicacies. You’ll have the rest of the day at leisure to explore the Icelandic capital.

Accommodation options: Centerhotel Miðgarður, Hotel Borg, Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Marina &

Reykjavík Residence Hotel

Day 3: Stykkishólmur

Accommodation: Hótel Egilsen

Collect your rental car in downtown Reykjavík and drive into the Icelandic countryside. All insurances have been included for you, and a GPS navigation system can be added locally. Your destination today is the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. En route, detour along scenic Hvalfjörður and admire some of west Iceland’s most striking coastal scenery.

Day 4: Stykkishólmur

Accommodation: Hótel Egilsen

Spend a full day at leisure exploring the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, including Kirkjufell mountain, Snæfellsjökull National Park and Djúpalónssandur beach. This afternoon, you’ll join a small-group boat tour from Stykkishólmur out into Breiðafjörður Bay and taste freshly caught ‘Viking sushi’ straight from the ocean.

Day 5: Langjökull

Accommodation: Hotel Húsafell

Leave the Snæfellsnes Peninsula behind and drive through Borgarfjörður and the rolling landscape of west Iceland. Your destination is Húsafell, a hamlet on the western edge of the extensive Langjökull glacier. On arrival, venture through a series of tunnels within the glacier on a small-group tour and learn about Iceland’s glaciers from your guide.

Day 6: Vík

Accommodation: Hotel Vík

Drive south to the famed Golden Circle region, taking in highlights including Gullfoss, the Geysir Geothermal Area and Þingvellir National Park. After seeing the diverging continental plates above ground at Þingvellir, don a dry suit an...

Day 7: Vík

Accommodation: Hotel Vík

Your focus today is the scenic south coast: home to some of Iceland’s most impressive waterfalls and volcanoes. On your self-guided tour, walk on Reynisfjara’s black sand beach, drive to the edge of Sólheimajökull glacier, and venture b...

Day 8: Vík

Accommodation: Hotel Vík

Travel further east along the Ring Road towards Vatnajökull National Park. En route, expect vast, haunting scenery as you pass through one of the world’s largest lava fields and through the desolate Skeiðarársandur black sand flood plai...

Day 9: Return home

Make your way towards Keflavík airport, where you’ll return your car before your onward flight. On the way, take time to explore the otherworldly Reykjanes Peninsula, an eerie landscape dotted with volcanic craters, bubbling mud pools, emerald lakes and craggy lava fields.

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