Best Self-Drive Tours in Summer

Best Self-Drive Tours in Summer

23.05.2017 | Lella Erludóttir

Iceland is a country perfectly suited for a road trip. Driving past stunning landscapes, active volcanoes, blue icebergs, roaring waterfalls, black sand beaches and moss covered lava fields is something everyone should add to their travel bucket list.
If your travel style is independent and you wish to explore the destination at your own pace, if you want to be the master of your itinerary, then a self-drive tour is the right choice for you. By choosing this way of travel you have the freedom and flexibility you need to explore Iceland, and you can put together a travel plan that suits your interests and needs.

Carolyn Scott A view of the road we drove up and down on for days..jpg

Now comes the question of where to go and what to do on your Iceland road trip. Don’t you worry! Hey Iceland has already prepared a large bundle of self-drive tours for you to choose from. Below you will find some of the most popular self-drive trips, from short city breaks to longer round trips of the island.

Waterfalls, Geysers and Glacier Lagoon – 5days

This tour takes you on the famous ‘Golden Circle’ route and along the south coast where you will experience stunning waterfalls, volcanoes and glaciers along the way, all the way to the fascinating Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. The ‘Golden Circle’ takes you to Þingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area and the amazing Gullfoss waterfall. Along the South coast, you will find stunning attractions like Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Skógafoss waterfall and the black sand beaches near Vík. This means you can tick in all the boxes for the most popular Iceland highlights. But you are not done yet, you still have one more day, which will be spent in West Iceland, the Sagaland, and Snæfellsnes peninsula.

Amazing South – 4 days

Explore the best of South Iceland on this short break self-drive tour combining a relaxing stay in the beautiful countryside with a day in Reykjavík. This tour is the perfect choice for those who have limited time and want to make the most of their stay in Iceland. Here you will have the chance to see the ‘Golden Circle’ attractions, drive along South Iceland to the glacier lagoon but also spend some quality time in the country’s quaint and charming capital city.

Around Iceland – 8, 9, 10 or 11 days

Explore the country on a classic road trip around the island. Discover the different regions, experience all sorts of landscapes, and venture further than the most visited places in Iceland. Make the most of your visit, take a step off the beaten path, take it all in, create memories that will leave your friends green with envy. This tour is the quintessential Iceland road trip.

Golden Circle and the City – 4 days

This short break tour takes you along the beautiful south coast to Vík. Explore some of Iceland´s most precious natural attractions on the ‘Golden Circle’ route and enjoy some quality time in the hip and fascinating Reykjavík city. A wonderful combination of nature and city life.


A self-drive road trip is a perfect way to fall in love with Iceland. And you will probably fall, hard. The rugged, wild, untamed landscape will blow you away as you notice that there are magical treasures to uncover at every turn. Would you like to start your day in front of a waterfall, have a picnic on a volcanic crater and end the day in a hot spring surrounded by snow-capped peaks? It may sound like a dream, but a self-drive tour in Iceland certainly allows it. You can also create your own adventure and your own itinerary with a tailor-made tour.

Start packing, get your travel shoes on, because Iceland is calling your name!


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