Self Drive

Country days and Reykjavík city nights

In this self guided tour you will explore the amazing nature of Iceland by day and spend your evenings in the wonderful Reykjavík.

  • Trees planted 15
  • Available all year
  • Duration 5 days / 4 nights
  • Departure Keflavík International Airport
  • Distance driven approx. 860 km / 534 miles

What you'll experience.

The country days and Reykjavík city nights Iceland road trip allows you to explore the amazing nature of Iceland by day and spend your evenings in the wonderful Reykjavík. Perfect for those who want to reconnect with nature as well as get a peak into the vibrant culture of the city.

Take the Day Early and visit stunning natural attractions like waterfalls, hot springs, geysers and glaciers, and experience the colorful nightlife of Reykjavík.

This Iceland road trip tour is the best way to experience all that Reykjavík has to offer as well as the unrivaled nature of Iceland. This way you are in full control of the journey, no hassle and no crowded buses!

Please note that adding optional activities may change the itinerary slightly. A detailed itinerary will be provided once booking has been confirmed.

To request a price quote for this tour, please fill out the request form, and we will send you a price quote based on your preferences.

Don’t want to drive yourself? Check out our selection of guided multi-day tours here.

 

Rental car selection.

If you are planning on driving in Iceland during winter, between September and May, we highly recommend choosing a 4x4 vehicle for your safety and to make your vacation more enjoyable. The weather in Iceland can change suddenly and you could encounter snow or sleet. Some roads are also not accessible for smaller vehicles but can be reached on 4x4´s.

To ensure your safety on our self-drive tours in Iceland, we only provide 4WD cars from 1st of October through March, due to possible snow, sleed, and other hazardous road conditions.

Included in rental rate

  • Unlimited mileage
  • CDW (Collision Damage Waver)
  • SCDW (Super Collision Damage Waver)
  • GP (Gravel Protection. Includes damages to windscreens, headlights and the car)
  • TP (Theft Protection)
  • Extra driver option
  • 4G WiFi with unlimited data to stay connected during your tour
  • VAT 24%

Not included in rental rate

Can be added in the booking process

  • Liability waiver for carefree travelling
    Small car: 3.290 ISK per day
    Medium/Large car: 3.890 ISK per day
  • GPS navigation system
    Some cars have free GPS systems on board
    1.550 ISK per day
  • SAAP (Sand and Ash Insurance)
    Recommended for those travelling the south coast.
    Rates depend on the size of the rental car.
  • Baby seat
    0 - 13 kg 4.000 ISK per rental
  • Child seat
    15 - 36 kg 4.000 ISK per rental

Accommodations.

You can choose from three main categories of accommodations in the booking request process, comfort, quality, and luxury. Breakfast is included in all categories.

Comfort

This includes rooms with private bathroom and shower, in hotels and guesthouses.

Breakfast is included.

 

Quality

This includes rooms with private bathroom and shower, in 3 — 4 star hotels or the best available in the area.

Breakfast is included.

Luxury

This includes rooms or suites with private facilities, in luxury accommodation. Please note that this category has very limited availability and is not available in all parts of Iceland.

Breakfast is included.

Included in final tour price.

Included

  • Accommodation for 4 nights with breakfast
  • Rental car of your choice for 5 days including CDW, SCDW, TP, GP, Extra driver, 4G Wifi dongle with unlimited data and VAT 24%
  • Detailed personal itinerary
  • Carbon offsetting (15 trees planted)
  • Taxes and service fees
  • Personal and professional service

Not included

  • Flight to/from Iceland
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Gasoline/petrol, tunnel and parking fees
  • Meals and drinks beside breakfast
  • Entrance fees unless otherwise stated
  • Optional activities listed in booking request process

Itinerary.

Day 1

Arrival at Keflavík International airport, pick up rental car and drive to Reykjavík where you will settle in at your accommodation. Km driven: 50

Day 2

After breakfast you will explore the famous Golden Circle of Iceland. Your first stop will be at Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Þingvellir holds a special place in the minds of the Icelandic nation as it is the birthplace of our culture and where chieftains gathered in the olden days to discuss political matters. It is also a geological wonder as the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are literally pulling it apart, creating an immense rift valley. You can even go for an optional snorkeling session between the continents. Next up is the Geysir geothermal area and the spouting hot spring Strokkur. After that you will drive to the iconic Gullfoss waterfall for some great photo opportunities. On your way to Selfoss you can stop by the volcanic crater Kerið. If you still have energy you can take a nice hike to Reykjadalur and bathe in the geothermal river that runs through the valley before heading back to Reykjavík. Km driven: 235

Day 3

On this day you will be exploring the Reykjanes peninsula. You will start your day by driving towards Garðskagaviti, where you can enjoy the scenery, and if you like bird watching, Garðskagaviti is the perfect palce for you. You will than head to Gunnuhver a geothermal mud pool area. Next up is Grindavík where we highly recommend a visit to the Blue lagoon. Note that tickets to the lagoon are limited so we urge you to book well in advance. In Grindavík you can go for an optional ATV tour in the vast lava fields that distinguish the area. Afterwards you will continue your journey along the south coast of the peninsula. The moss covered lava fields and the contrasting colors of the mountains really make this route one of the most beautiful trails in Iceland. After a short drive you will turn left towards Krýsuvík there you can visit the geothermal area Seltún and a little ways further is the lake Kleifarvatn. The landscape by Kleifarvatn is quite barren so it almost feels as if you are driving on the moon. You will then turn back and head towards the village of Þorlákshöfn. There you can go for an optional RIB safari or an ATV tour on the black sand beach. Afterwards you will head back to Reykjavík and enjoy the rest of the day. Km driven: 245

Day 4

Today you will be driving to Húsafell and explore some of the western part of Iceland. On your way to Húsafell you will stop by the beautiful Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls as well as many other interesting sites. In Húsafell you have the option to join an Ice cave expedition to Langjökull glacier, a truly memorable adventure. If you want to drive up to and explore Langjökull on your own, you will need a vehicle that is allowed to be driven on F-roads. In the summer time, when the days are long, you can go for a hike to Glymur waterfall in Hvalfjörður fjord on your way back to Reykjavík. The hike, however, is not the easiest so it is necessary to be in good physical condition. Afterwards you can enjoy a relaxing evening at your accommodation in Reykjavík. Km driven: 280

Day 5

Drive to Keflavík International airport, return rental car and departure. You can also add optional activities to this day depending on your departure time. Km driven: 50

From
207.990 ISK
Per 2 adults

from
207.990 ISK
BOOK NOW