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9 Nights - £1,450pp

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  • International Flights from UK
  • 9 nights Accommodation
  • Meals as Specified
  • Car Rental as Specified
  • Blue Lagoon Entry
  • Whale Watching Excursion
  • ATOL Protection
  • Travel Trust Protection
  • Based on 2021 - 22 Prices

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Classic Iceland Self Drive


Classic Iceland Self Drive Holiday

Discover the best of Iceland on this Classic Self Drive holiday.

You will be staying in quality hotels throughout and you have some excursions included.

To make everything as easy and seamless as possible you have GPS included, unlimited mileage and the use of the excellent Iceland Travel Companion App which serves as a guide to the destinations you're visiting.

This journey is best undertaken between April and September.

This Iceland Self Drive Holiday can be tailored to suit your exact requirements, so just let us know your ideal trip.

Everything can be adjusted to suit your needs and create your perfect Iceland holiday.


  • International flights from UK
  • Accommodation with breakfast
  • Car Rental - 10 days
  • Unlimited mileage, CDW, theft protection and GPS system.
  • Customer Care Service during office hours.
  • Iceland Travel Companion, Weather & Road Apps.
  • Iceland Map & Guide.
  • ATOL Protection.
  • Travel Trust Protection.


  • 9 nights Accommodation

Day 1: UK - Reykjavik

Fly directly to Reykjavik from Gatwick with Iceland Air (or with your preferred airline).

Once you have landed in Reykjavik, you'll collect your rental car at the airport.

Today we have included a trip to the famous Blue Lagoon which is conveniently reached from the airport.

Explore the Mars-like landscapes of Reykjanes Peninsula – a UNESCO Global Geopark – and its fishing villages, lighthouse and the colourful geothermal area of Krysuvik.

Continue on to your hotel in Reykjavik.

Overnight in Reykjavik.

Day 2: South Iceland

Today you can visit many of the must-see sights in Iceland.

Begin your day with the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, famous for its Viking history and geological wonders.

Continue to Geysir Hot Spring Area, with its collection of bubbling pools and spouting geysers.

Drive onwards to the majestic, two-tiered Gullfoss (Golden Falls). Soak in the Secret Lagoon or Laugarvatn Fontana Baths.

Try riding an Icelandic horse. Take a pit stop at Fridheimar greenhouses to see how food is grown in Iceland and sample fresh local cuisine.

Overnight in the Fludir area.

Day 3: South Iceland

This day is chock-full of selfie-worthy destinations!

Drive along the scenic southern coast and the area near the infamous Eyjafjallajokull volcano which erupted and disrupted air traffic in the northern hemisphere for weeks in 2010. Star Wars fans will be pleased to know that the opening scenes from The Force Awakens were shot in this area.

Continue onwards and explore the beautiful Skogafoss (don’t miss the beautiful nearby hidden waterfall Gljufrabui) and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls and Myrdalsjokull glacier, which covers the powerful Katla volcano.

Here it’s possible to explore an ice cave, go snowmobiling on the glacier, and get envy-worthy photos of southern Iceland’s epic looking coastline.

Stop by the peaceful seafront village of Vik to grab a meal and explore a dramatic stretch of coastline, photogenically poised between glacier-topped mountains, rugged sea cliffs and world-famous black sand beaches.

Near Vik are the famous Reynisfjara black sand beach and Dyrholaey promontory.

Overnight in the Vik area.

Day 4: South East Iceland

Drive from Vik village through the village of Kirkjubaejarklaustur. Explore Skaftafell, a green oasis nestled below the great Vatnajokull glacier, the largest glacier in Europe.

Be sure to stop by Skaftafell area, an oasis and hiker’s paradise which is a part of Vatnajokull National Park. Here you can go on amazing glacier hikes! Continue across black sand plains created by glacial activity.

Stop at the incredible Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon, a filming location for many Hollywood blockbusters. These include Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and the James Bond films Die Another Day and A View to a Kill. On the other side of the road you can find the unique Diamond Beach.

Head onwards to the seaside town of Hofn. It is known as the langoustine capital of northern Europe. We recommend trying out langoustine for dinner!

Overnight in the Hofn area.

Day 5: East Iceland

Today you’ll be visiting some of Iceland’s oldest landscapes, the rugged and scenic East Fjords! Give yourself plenty of time to navigate the steep roads and to enjoy the beautiful views.

This is special part of Iceland that deserves a closer look. The road takes you by towering mountains and charming fishing villages, a perfect setting for photography.

Djupivogur, the gateway to the East Fjords, is ideal for coastal hiking. As you travel, you might opt to visit Petra’s famous collection of local stones and minerals at Stodvarfjordur.

Faskrudsfjordur is a pretty town with an interesting historical connection to France. East Iceland also has ties to the Second World War, and if you enjoy history you should check out the Icelandic Wartime Museum in Reydarfjordur town.

East Iceland is a great base for locally-sourced cuisine, and tonight you should enjoy the opportunity to try some specialties of the area in Egilsstadir.

Overnight in East Iceland

Day 6: North East Iceland

Expect a long day of sightseeing that will take you through the magnificent ´Diamond Circle´of the Icelandic North East.

Start out from Egilsstadir, travel across the Modrudalsoraefi highlands renowned for their stark, untouched beauty towards the massive Dettifoss, Europe’s biggest waterfall.

When you get there, don’t forget to visit its neighbour Selfoss waterfall. Explore the magnificent horseshoe-shaped canyon Asbyrgi. An optional stop is at the Hljodaklettar rock formations.

Drive onwards to a friendly Husavik fishing port which is often called the capital of whale watching of Iceland.

Finish your day by driving to the lovely Lake Myvatn where you can relax in the Myvatn nature baths. Lake Myvatn and its surroundings is one of Iceland’s most impressive destinations.

Overnight in northeast Iceland.

Day 7: West Iceland

Today you have time to explore the highlights of the Lake Myvatn area, including the mystical volcanic formations at Dimmuborgir, the pseudo craters at Skutustadir, the colourful sulfurous slopes of Namaskard, and the Krafla volcanic area.

Drive to Godafoss waterfall en route to Akureyri, the charming “capital” of northern Iceland.

Overnight in the Eyjafjordur or Skagafjordur area.

Day 8: Reykjavik

Drive to Reykjavik, the capital city of Iceland, known as the “Capital of Cool.”

You could make a stop at Djúpalónssandur Black Beach, Arnarstapi and Eldborg Crater on the way if you want to make a longer day of it.

Overnight in Reykjavik.

Day 9: Reykjavik

At 8 am today you'll be collected from your hotel for a 3-hour whale watching excursion, departing at 9 am.

The cruise departs from the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavik and last about 3 hours. You'll have the chance to see seabirds as well.

You'll be dropped back at the harbour from where you'll be able to make your own way back to the hotel (we can include a transfer if required, but it's a good chance to explore a bit of the Old Harbour area and get some lunch). The Old Harbour area of town has developed quite a bit in recent years and there's a nice Maritime Museum here.

Reykjavik is the northernmost capital in the world. Walk down the main shopping streets of Laugavegur and Skolavordustigur, or go up to the top of Hallgrimskirkja church and take in the view of the entire city. Feeling hungry? Try the Reykjavik Food Walk Tour.

Day 10: Reykjavik – UK 

Today you will drop your rental car at the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Fly back to the UK with Iceland Air (or with your preferred airline).

Arrive back in the UK.


Located on a bay, presided over by mighty mount Esja, Iceland’s sprawling capital city stands in stark contrast to the quiet fishing villages and minute hamlets found in this remarkable island nation.

It is extremely progressive, yet proudly traditional; exceedingly remote, yet surprisingly cosmopolitan; inextricably tied to its natural landscape, yet embracing of modern technology.

The tiny city centre is characterised by an eclectic mix of brightly painted houses, elegant shops, stylish bars, and highbrow museums.

A slew of restaurants serves up a delicious range of culinary delights as well as an array of exotic treats such as pickled ram’s testicles and putrefied shark meat!

Whether you plan on spending your vacation gallery-hopping while listening to Bjork on repeat, scuba diving between tectonic plates, or relaxing in the myriad geothermal pools, Reykjavik is the ultimate destination for pleasure seekers and adventure junkies alike.

Golden Circle

The Golden Circle is a popular 300-kilometre circuit in southwest Iceland that takes in three main attractions: Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall and the Geysir Geothermal Field.

First stop is Thingvellir National Park, located just under an hour’s drive from Reykjavik, the capital. The park is famed for its exceptional geology: it sits directly over the original splitting point of the North American and Eurasian continents, and you can clearly see the rift valley that was formed by the shifting of the tectonic plates.

The Silfra Fissure, in the park’s Thingvallavatn Lake, offers the chance to go diving or snorkelling between the continents in water that displays exquisite shades of blue.

The Geysir Geothermal Field at Haukadalur is home to bubbling hot springs, fumaroles and two geysers, one of which is extremely active, shooting spouts of steaming water as high as 40 metres into the air every 5 to 10 minutes.

The Gullfoss Waterfall is a place of superb scenic beauty, where you will be amazed by the sheer force and volume of the water that cascades over a 36-metre high drop.

South Iceland

South Iceland is an exquisitely scenic region of ‘The Land of Fire and Ice’.

This volcanic paradise boasts breathtaking landscapes, a rich cultural heritage, and picturesque Icelandic villages.

The south of Iceland is home to the country's most popular natural attractions including numerous volcanoes, hot springs, geysers, waterfalls and glaciers.

Explore Europe’s largest glacier at Vatnajokull National Park, take a boat cruise past floating icebergs in the Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon and catch a glimpse of the magical Northern Lights.

Visitors can also look forward to exploring other spectacular sites including: Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a highlight of the popular ‘Golden Circle’ route; the Great Geysir, one of Iceland’s main attractions; and Gullfoss, a powerful cascading, two-tier waterfall.

Thingvellir National Park

Thingvellir is an expansive lava field lying on the banks of the largest natural lake in Iceland – Pingvallavatn.

It is situated directly on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, where the European and North American tectonic plates are slowly shifting away from each other.

This was a historical meeting place of the first parliament called the Alpingi where representatives all around Iceland came together in an open-air assembly from 930 to 1798.

It is now listed as a Unesco World Heritage site and the area around Pingvellir has great geological significance because of its unique mineral rich landscape combined with an abundant diversity of animal and plant life.

Vík í Mýrdal

Resting at the base of the magnificent Mýrdalsjökull glacier the remote village of Vik, also known as Vík í Mýrdal rests on Iceland’s exquisite southern coast.

The village of Vík í Mýrdal is a popular stopover for intrepid travellers keen to see all the stunning attractions this remote region has to offer.

The closest village to the majestic Katla volcano and Myrdalsjokull glacier, Vík í Mýrdal is also known for its black pebble beaches and intriguing rock formations.

Visitors can swim in Seljavallalaug, the oldest hot spring pool in Iceland; visit the Reynisfjall mountain, famous for its many bird species; or head to the coast to view the iconic Reynisdrangar – black basalt columns sculpted by the sea and located close to the village.


The town of Kirkjubaejarklaustur, or just Klaustur as many locals refer to it, lies between Vík í Mýrdal and Vatnajokull Park.

Literally translated, Kirkjubaejarklaustur means ‘Church Farm Convent’ – a reminder that monks and Benedictine nuns lived here many years ago.

Travellers use the town as a base to explore its impressive surroundings, and Klaustur is a service centre, with most basic amenities available year round.

Walking trails from the town lead to the lovely Systrafoss waterfall and Systravatn lake. Klaustur and its surrounds are also a popular area for fishermen looking to enjoy world-class trout and salmon fishing.


Set on a scenic peninsula in southeast Iceland, the town of Hofn, meaning ‘harbour’, serves as the capital of the region. It provides an excellent stopover for visitors travelling around Iceland’s ring road.

This picturesque Icelandic fishing town is conveniently situated close to the mighty Vatnajokull, the largest glacier in Europe.

The town is surrounded by vast majestic landscapes featuring volcanic beaches, glacial rivers, and remote offshore islands.

Visitors can look forward to a wide selection of activities including enjoying the annual lobster festival, visiting the town’s museums to learn about the surrounding area’s geographical history, and visiting the Gamlabuo, the ‘Old Shop’, one of the oldest buildings in Hofn.

Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Vatnajökull National Park, the largest national park in Europe.

Eastfjords Iceland

Stretching from the fishing village of Borgarfjorour Eystri in the north, to Berufjorour in the south, Eastfjords is a long 120-kilometre stretch of coastline on the eastern coast of Iceland.

Home to incredibly beautiful scenery, glittering lakes, charming fishing villages, gorgeous waterfalls and lush forests; the stunning area is inhabited by some of Iceland’s best-known wildlife and is known for having the sunniest weather in the country.

Visitors can enjoy the remote landscapes, spot herds of wild reindeer and soak up the tranquil atmosphere.

Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the remote villages dotting the coast, relaxing at a quaint and colourful local cafe and exploring the numerous deep fjords that are carved into the coast namely: Borgarfjorour, Seyoisfjorour, and Faskruosfjorour.


Over a century ago the town of Faskrudsfjordur in eastern Iceland became known as a hub for French fishermen, who came here every winter in sailing ships to fish on the Icelandic banks.

This connection is still felt today and French Days, which is held over a weekend, celebrates and commemorates this yearly migration of ages past.

There is also a French Hospital museum with a reconstructed hospital room, which gives insight into the medical history of the time.

For those who prefer physical to cultural activities, there are many trails around the village where you can enjoy arresting vistas of the Arctic woodlands, and catch glimpse of the diverse wildlife it shelters.

North Iceland

North Iceland’s mythical beauty lures countless artists and photographers to capture the jaw-dropping beauty of this paradoxical paradise.

Undoubtedly within the ‘Land of Ice and Fire’, the region intertwines bubbling hot springs, steaming lava fields, belching mud pots and gurgling geysers with glistening glaciers, snowcapped peaks and thousands of plunging waterfalls.

At the heart of this dreamlike setting is the town of Akureyri, an attractive urban hub filled with hotels, restaurants, and bars, serving as the perfect launch point to explore the idyllic fishing villages and the exquisite natural surroundings.

Marvel at the blue-green waters of serene Lake Mývatn, browse through Iceland's largest maritime museum at The Herring Era Museum and view the magnificent torrent of the Dettifoss waterfall, reputed to be the second most powerful waterfall in Europe.


Egilsstadir is known as east Iceland’s capital and an optimal destination from which to take day trips to the numerous attractions in the eastern districts – including Hallormsstaðaskógur forest, Gufufoss waterfall, the Laki craters, the town of Seyðisfjörður and Stafdal ski resort.

While you’re in town, it’s worth checking out the Slaughterhouse Culture Center, which is the heart of culture and arts in Egilsstadir, hosting a variety of events throughout the year, such as concerts, art exhibitions and plays.

The East Iceland Heritage Museum showcases Icelandic traditions from the past and there is a 25 metre-long, warm public pool that has two hot tubs and a water slide.


Set in northern Iceland and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country, Mývatn is a eutrophic lake in a geothermal valley.

Here, boiling mud pots and hissing fumaroles are surrounded by magnificent mountains of sulphur-streaked rock contrasted with snow and ice.

The valley hides a collection of caves containing surreal rock formations and is dotted with sweeping wetlands teeming with plant and birdlife.

The Mývatn Nature Baths is a bathing lagoon that contains around 3.5 million litres of water with a temperature of between 3 - 40 °C.

Places not to be missed include Hverfjall, Leirhnjúkur, Dimmuborgir, Höfdir, Grjótagjá, Skútustadagígar, Lofthellir, Krafla and the hot springs east of Námskardur.

01 - 31 May 2021 & 2022

Comfort Hotels: from £1,475 pp

Quality Hotels: from £1,775 pp

Superior Hotels: from £2,025 pp

01 - 24 Jun, 27 Aug - 30 Sep 2021 & 2022

Comfort Hotels: from £1,695 pp

Quality Hotels: from £1,895 pp

Superior Hotels: from £2,350 pp

25 Jun - 26 Aug 2021 & 2022

Comfort Hotels: from £1,825 pp

Quality Hotels: from £1,995 pp

Superior Hotels: from £2,475 pp

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Discover the best of Iceland on this 10-day Classic Iceland Self Drive holiday.

Includes flights from UK, Accommodation, Breakfast, Car Rental.

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