Iceland Self Drive Holidays

Explore incredible Iceland by car with our self drive holidays. Imagine cresting a rise in the road to be met with views of a mighty icecap. Or rounding a bend to discover a waterfall cascading over sheer cliffs. Empty roads and epic landscapes add up to the perfect road trip.

Freedom of the road

With 38 years’ experience behind us, our self drive holidays have been carefully researched to show you the very best of Iceland’s amazing sights and experiences. Spend a few days touring the easily accessible highlights of the southwest. Roam the spectacular South Coast. Head out west. Plan a two-week driving odyssey around the Ring Road. Explore off the beaten track in a 4WD.

Prime time for Iceland fly-drives is June-August, but availability goes fast during this peak season, so plan early. May and September are also ideal months for hitting the road. May has long hours of daylight, wildflowers and bustling seabird colonies. In September, the Highland tracks of the interior are usually still open and you can enjoy breathtaking autumn colours and the start of the northern lights season. We also have winter options for self drive holidays, which are typically shorter duration.

We just wanted to say thank you for an excellent trip. It was wonderful to get away for the first time in months, and experience Iceland without the crowds. We were really pleased with the hotel - it was the perfect base for a long weekend and the people there were all so friendly and helpful.
Cath and David, Reykjanes Peninsula and Volcano Explorer

Winter Self Drive Holidays in Iceland

Summer Self Drive Holidays in Iceland

Why self drive in Iceland?

Iceland is a superb self drive destination. No matter how many times you visit, you will always get a thrill as the plentiful natural wonders come into view at each bend in the road. The ring road is easy to navigate and if you travel full circle offers one of the world’s classic drives – to be savoured rather than hurried.

Complementing this circular route around the island are numerous shorter circuits and intriguing detours. There are also convoluted routes along the crinkle-cut coasts particularly in the West Fjords and in the east as well as easy-going routes such as the recently way-marked Arctic Coast Way in the north. For anyone looking for a more technical drive, the summer months open up 4WD routes across the interior providing fun and spectacle in equal measure.

Our well planned routes have been carefully researched over nearly four decades and allow you freedom to explore with the comfort of pre-booked accommodation. They can also be adapted and tailored to suit your own preferences. Just speak to our expert team.

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