Travel plan tips

Enjoy the freedom of a self- drive Holiday 

Wouldn’t it be great to enjoy the freedom of a self-drive holiday in Iceland? You control where to go and when to stop, exploring the country at your own rhythm. By renting a car in Iceland, you can do all of that and more. 

Plan your trip to Iceland in advance and get the best prices. Wherever you go, whatever you do, booking in advance has its perks, and is no different with car hire! By booking early, you get the best prices offered by Avis & Budget & Payless all around Iceland.

Cruise the seas, drive the roads of the Vikings

If you are exploring the world of the Vikings by cruising the seas but wish to drive the roads of Iceland as well, (Avis & Budget & Payless Iceland) has a car rental station very close to the port of Reykjavik Skarfabakki (Holtagarðar) as well as at the port of Akureyri, making it easy for you to go on short day trips in Iceland. 

With this option you can experience the local attractions and amenities within a stone’s throw of the harbour, such as the Laugardalur Swimming Pool; the Botanical Garden in the Laugardalur valley; and the Farm Zoo, which is perfect for kids.  

With just a short drive away, you’ll enter Reykjavik’s thriving downtown area, filled to the brim with bars, restaurants, cafés, boutique shops, and live music venues, should you fancy a quick sing-a-long. 

If you’re in Iceland to immerse yourself in the way of the Vikings, hit the road and explore Iceland’s mysterious landscape. 

There are many variations of self-driving day tours in and around Reykjavík where you can be your own captain.

  • The Reykjanes peninsula with a trip to the Blue lagoon
  • The Golden Circle (Gullfoss waterfall + Geysir)
  • Day trip along the south coast 
  • A day on Snæfellsnes peninsula
  • Drive to Þingvellir National Park with an option to Snorkl in Silfra

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