Self Drive

West Iceland Express

This tour is perfect for those who have limited time but want to get a glimpse into the local culture and spend some time in the extraordinary nature of West Iceland.

  • Trees planted 14
  • Available all year
  • Duration 4 days / 3 nights
  • Departure Keflavík International airport
  • Distance driven Approx. 700 km / 435 miles

What you'll experience.

The West Iceland Express tour is a 4 day/3 night self drive adventure where you will experience all the most popular attractions of West Iceland!

This tour is ideal for those who have limited time but want to get a glimpse into Icelandic culture and of course visit stunning natural attractions. Highlights include beautiful waterfalls, charming fishing villages, towering mountains, hot springs, and last but not least Reykjavík, Iceland’s capital city.

Self-drive tours are the best way to experience all that Iceland has to offer. 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 below, 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.

Here below you can see our selection of rental cars for this tour. Please select one of these options in the request form. If you are planning on driving in Iceland during winter, between September and May, we highly recommend choosing a 4×4 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 4×4´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 hazardus road conditions.

Included in rental rate

  • Unlimited mileage
  • CDW (Collision damage waiver)
  • SCDW (Super Collision damage waiver)
  • GP (Gravel protection, includes damages
to windscreens, headlights and the car)
  • TP (Theft protection)
  • Vat 24%

Not included in rental rate

but can be added in booking process:
  • Extra driver

    ISK 600 per day

  • GPS navigation system (some cars have free GPS systems on board)

    ISK 1.400 per day

  • SAAP (Sand and Ash Insurance. Recommended for those travelling the south coast)

    ISK 1.500 per day

  • Booster seat (8-12 year old)

    Free of charge

  • Baby seat (0-13 kg.)

    ISK 4.000 per rental

  • Baby seat (9-18 kg.)

    ISK 4.000 per rental

  • Child seat (15-36 kg)

    ISK 4.000 per rental

Accommodations.

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

Budget

This includes rooms in guesthouses and hostels, with shared facilities (bathroom, showers, etc.).

Breakfast is included.

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.

Included in final tour price.

Included

  • Accommodation for 3 nights with breakfast
  • Rental car of your choice for 8 days including CDW, SCDW, TP, GP, Extra driver, 4G Wifi dongle with unlimited data and VAT 24%
  • Detailed personal itinerary
  • Carbon offsetting (14 trees planted)
  • Taxes and service fees
  • Personal and professional service

Not included

  • Flight to/from Iceland
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Gasoline/petrol, road tolls, and parking fees
  • Meals and drinks beside breakfast
  • Entrance fees unless otherwise stated

Map.

Itinerary.

Day 1

After your arrival at Keflavík airport, you will pick-up your rental car and start your adventure. You will head to Reykjavík, Iceland's capital city and spend the remainder of the day exploring some of the city symbols. We recommend walking to the Hallgrímskirkja church and taking a stroll through the city center and harbour area. There are also many museums in the city and a visit to the Whales of Iceland exhibition is highly recommended. Your accommodation for the night will be in Reykjavík.

Km driven: 50

Day 2

After breakfast you will get back on the open road and head to the Snæfellsnes peninsula. on your way you will encounter vast lava fields with numerous volcanic craters. You will continue driving until you reach Arnarstapi, a charming fishing village in beautiful surroundings. Afterwards you will head to Djúpalónssandur where you can test your strenght against the lifting stones that were once used to determine the wages of fishermen. You will continue driving around the Snæfellsj0kull National Park through the towns of Hellissandur and Ólafsvík until you reach Mt. Kirkjufell, a beautiful cone shaped mountain that has become a popular subject among professional photographers. Your accommodation for the night will be in Stykkishólmur, a fishing village on the Northern shore of the peninsula.

Km driven: 300

Day 3

After breakfast you will head to the Borgarfjörður area. You will drive around in the beautiful countryside of West Iceland and get a glimpse into the life of Icelandic farmers. Highlights of the day include the stunning waterfall Hraunfossar and its neighbor Barnafoss waterfall, Deildartunguhver hot spring which is the most powerful hot spring in Europe. If you are up for some hiking we recommend hiking to the waterfall Glymur in the Hvalfjörður fjord. Glymur is Iceland's second highest waterfall and a sight to see. The hike up to it is, however, a little bit challenging and not for people that suffer from fear of heights as the paths are at times narrow with steep hills on each side. You will then head back to Reykjavík for your last night in Iceland.

Km driven: 260

Day 4

After breakfast you will head to Keflavík International airport, return your rental car and depart from Iceland.

Km driven: 50

From
96.990 ISK
Per 2 adults

from
96.990 ISK
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