Grand Iceland Adventure Self-Drive Tour
13 Days, 12-Nights
from $4,119 per person

Explore Iceland's Golden Circle, waterfalls, volcanos and more!

From $4,119 per person
Day 1: Arrival and 2 nights at Grand Hotel Reykjavik or similar.

Day 2: Enjoy Downtown Rekjavik. Explore the city with your Hop on Hop Off bus pass and visit the Aurora Reykjavik Northern Lights center.

Day 3: Explore the Snaefellsnes peninsula. 2 nights at Hotel Framnes or similar in Grundarfjordur.

Day 4: Snaefellsnes peninsula activity day or nature sightseeing by rental car.

Day 5: Sites of West Iceland and Skagafjordur, valley of the horses and sagas. 1 night at Hotel Nordurland or similar in Akureyri.

Day 6: Akureyri-Godafoss waterfall-Lake Myvatn. 1 night at Hotel Laxa or similar in Lake Myvatn.

Day 7: Highland desert, detour to Dettifoss waterfall and the East Fjords. 1 night at Fosshotel Eastfjords or similar in Faskrudsfjordur.

Day 8: Explore a glacial lagoon with floating icebergs and the Vatnajokull National Park. 1 night at Laki Cottages or similar in Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Day 9: South Iceland with glaciers, lava beaches, bird cliffs and waterfalls. 3 nights at Hotel Ork or similar in Hveragerdi.

Day 10: South Iceland activity day or nature sightseeing by rental car.

Day 11: South Iceland activity day or nature sightseeing by rental car.

Day 12: Golden Circle with Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot spring and Thingvellir National Park. 1 night at Grand Hotel Reykjavik or similar.

Day 13: Departure.



Due to the recent high demand of travel to Iceland, we highly encourage booking your vacation at least 90 days in advance. Any requests made within 90 days are considered custom and are subject to rate changes. Unfortunately we cannot accept requests within 30-days of your date of travel. In addition, there is a high probability of harsh winter weather and road closures in Iceland. That being said, the following self-drive vacations are available between May and September only. Limited space may also be available in April and October. For travel in the winter months check out our city-stay tours or ask your tour specialist about your options!

Tour Details

  • 12 nights premiere hotel or guesthouse ensuite with breakfast daily
  • Included tours and attractions:
    • Blue Lagoon Entrance (at beginning or end of tour)
    • Aurora Reykjavik, Northern Lights Center
    • Whale Watching and fjord cruise from Akureyri
    • Entrance to Nature baths at Lake Myvatn
    • Glacier Hike on Sólheimajökull
  • Car rental with pick-up and drop-off at Reykjavik airport.
    • Pricing includes Compact car with manual transmission.  Upgrades available to automatic transmission and/or intermediate, small suv or large suv car types.
    • Car rental includes: All compulsory insurance-Super Collision Damage Waiver insurance (SCDW), theft protection insurance (TP), VAT sales tax, unlimited free mileage, third party liability insurance, airport surcharge, and a free road map.
  • All accommodation taxes/fees
  • 50% off Mi-Fi personal Wi-Fi hotspot rental rebate
  • Traveler Hotline available 24/7

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Iceland.Hotel.LakeMyvatn.SSAll accommodations are ensuite. Examples of hotels used include:
Reykjavík - Grand Hotel Reykjavík
Snæfellsnes Peninsula - Hotel Framnes
Akureyri - Hotel Norðurland
Lake Mývatn - Hotel Laxá
Easfjords - Fosshotel Eastfjords
Kirkjubæjarklaustur - Laki Cottages
Hveragerði - Hotel Örk


This self-drive package does not allow any other changes of itinerary or accommodation. Tenon Tours reserves the right to find an alternative hotel in a similar category if necessary.


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Iceland.RoadCarSelfDrive.SSCars: The size and type of car you’ll need will be determined by the number of people in your party, the amount of luggage you have as well as whether you’d like a luxury upgrade. The type and size of car you choose will determine it's rental cost. Due to weather conditions and potential road closures, 4x4 Vehicles will be required outside of the standard May through September travel months.


Car Types:
  • Compact: VW Golf or similar
  • Intermediate: Toyota Corolla or similar
  • Small 4x4: Toyota Rav 4x4 or similar
  • Large 4x4: Landrover Defender or similar


Automatic vs Manual Transmissions: Most European rental agencies charge a premium for cars with an automatic transmission. If you are 100% comfortable with driving a manual transmission, it can save you money.


What’s Included: Included in your Tenon Tours package is a compact manual car rental rate plus taxes, unlimited mileage, third party insurance, collision damage waiver (CDW) and super CDW, vehicle license fee, theft protection, and airport surcharges.


What’s Not Included: Charges may apply for adding additional drivers to your rental agreement, underage drivers, baby seats and surcharges for city center pick-ups and/or one-way rentals (picking up and and dropping off at two different locations).


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12-Night Grand Iceland Adventure Tour

May 1-15

May 16-31



Compact Manual $4,119 $4,559 $4,889 $4,389 + $60
Intermediate Manual $4,169 $4,669 $4,999 $4,499 + $75
Small 4×4 Manual $4,589 $5,219 $5,719 $5,049 + $100
Large 4×4 Manual $4,969 $5,219 $5,719 $5,049 + $200-$250


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Terms: Prices are per person, based on 2 adults sharing a double room with a compact manual vehicle (VW Golf or similar). Upgrades to automatic transmission are available and dependent on dates and vehicle size. Changes in itinerary are not allowed unless otherwise specified. Due to limited availability a $150 deposit will be required for all requests made within 5-6 weeks of travel. No requests are available within 4 weeks of travel. Flights, optional tours and excursions, and travel insurance are not included.

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