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Self-Drive Tours

Grab the wheel and explore Iceland on your own!

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Step 1: Pick

Decide for a flexible, pre-designed self-drive tour with no strings or requirements. We have themed roadtrips to cover every taste

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Step 2: Relax

Let us make the magic happen and take care of all your bookings. Don’t be afraid to ask if have you any special requirements!

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Step 3: Explore

Touchdown! You will find your rental car waiting for you. The adventure begins and our roadbook will steer you in the right direction

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Frequently Asked Questions

An Iceland Self-drive tour with Nordical Travel is designed for adventurous travelers who want to explore Iceland on their own terms. Even though you will be traveling individually, Nordical is still there to assist with anything that might come up before or during your journey. Check out the FAQ below for the most common questions!

Iceland’s diverse landscapes, including waterfalls, glaciers, and volcanoes, make it a perfect road trip destination. The Ring Road offers a comprehensive route to explore the country’s beauty.

Summer is popular for extended daylight hours and milder weather. Winter offers the highest chance to see the Northern Lights. Spring and fall are less crowded with unique charms.

We include a rental car, accommodation for each night of your Iceland Self-drive tours, a detailed itinerary and professional assistance through our team. Apart from that, everything that is listed in the “Included” section of the tour, as it might differ.

It is no problem to add extra nights in the beginning or end of each tour, even after you have booked. If you would like to have a customized itinerary, then please send us an email before booking. A customized itinerary would also include adding a night in the middle of an existing itinerary, for example.
Yes, we would love to help you with that. Especially if your flight arrives late in the day or leaves in the morning hours, this is a popular option.

This depends on the itinerary, and we will only offer our recommended car types as options to choose for each individual Self-drive tour. For tours that include the Highlands, or winter tours in the East and North, we offer 4×4 cars. For other tours, that are available all year round, we recommend 4×4 cars in the winter months, but it is not mandatory and depends on your own need for safety.

We include a SCDW and Gravel Insurance, which lowers your self deductible and covers the most common damages on Icelandic roads. You can add other insurances with your car rental supplier, upon receiving your rental car.

Yes, familiarize yourself with Iceland’s traffic rules and road signs. Drive on the right side of the road, adhere to speed limits, and be cautious of changing weather conditions.

Yes! You will always have the opportunity to add additional tours and activities after your booking. However, please note that some activities are very popular and likely to be fully booked at your desired time and date, if you wait too long. Therefore, we recommend to book as early in advance as you can. If you book tours during the booking process you will also receive a special discount.
No. Your rental car will be ready for you, no matter what time you arrive. You can also drop it off at any time. The car rental agency is at the premises of the airport, and we will give you detailed instructions on how to locate them.

Some highlights include the Golden Circle, Vatnajökull National Park, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, and the North Iceland’s picturesque landscapes. We can tailor your itinerary to include these iconic spots.

Included in your Iceland Self-drive tour is a detailed itinerary, that gives in-depth information about all the highlights covered along your route. It will be easy to locate them with the indicated location names from Google Maps.

The Icelandic road system is also very easy to navigate on, once you leave the capital. There is basically only one main road leading around the country, which will take you to the main sights.

While the main roads are well-maintained, some remote areas may have challenging conditions. We provide up-to-date information on road conditions and offer suitable vehicles for various terrains.

Absolutely. For winter bookings we only offer tours that are suitable for winter driving. These Self-drive tours are typically slow paced and cover the South and West of Iceland. The winter service is more frequent in these regions, and snowfall is usually not as heavy as in the East, North or in the Westfjords. If you do not feel comfortable driving in wintery conditions, however, we recommend opting for one of our guided tours.

We will assist you with emergencies such as issues with hotel bookings, suppliers, and everything that we arranged for you. Rest assured that our team is doing everything in their power to make your vacation perfect.

You can easily book your self-drive tour online through our website or contact our customer service team. We’ll guide you through the booking process and address any questions you may have.

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