Iceland on a Budget


This self-drive is perfect for the more budget-conscious traveller who wishes to see as much of Iceland as possible as economically as possible. Based on the circular route around the island using an economy size car and budget accommodation including breakfast, with shared facilities.

Not Included
Tour Notes
  • Travel around Iceland on the ring road staying at budget accommodation
  • Visit Goðafoss and Dettifoss waterfalls and Skaftafell National Park
  • Marvel at the muti-tiered Gullfoss (Golden Falls) and the geothermal area of Geysir
  • Walk in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Þingvellir National Park, the site of the ancient Viking parliament
  • Witness the splitting of two continents, where the North American plate and Eurasian plates are pulling apart

2017 & 2018 Departures:

2017 & 2018 Pricing:
Low season
(October-April except
23 December-02 January)
From US$1,300 – twin-share

Shoulder season
From US$1,560 – twin-share

High season
(June-August, 23 December-02 January)
From US$1,910 – twin-share

Prices shown are per person in US$ based on 2 people sharing accommodation and vehicle rental. Rates for single and triple occupancy are also available. CA$ prices are available on request. Pricing is subject to change based on exchange rates in effect at time of booking and availability of components.

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Day 1: Arrive Iceland

Following your arrival at Keflavik Iceland, transfer by bus into Reykjavik and overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 2: Snaefellsness Peninsula

Pick up your car this morning and travel north around Snaefellsnes peninsula and the westward tip of Iceland.

Day 3: Akureyi area

Today you will drive east to Akureyri or to Storutjarni for a two night stay. Either location provides an ideal base from which to explore the many attractions in this part of the country.

Day 4: Akureyri area and Lake Myvatn

Visit the city of Akureyri with its fjord scenery; head out to Godafoss, “waterfall of the Gods”; to Husavik, a primary centre for whale-watching cruises, or to Lake Myvatn with its natural wonders and hot springs.

Day 5: Eastfjords

Drive east to Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe and continue to the picturesque East Fjords where you will overnight.

Day 6: Hofn – Skaftafell National Park

Turn south and west towards Hofn. In this area you will have time to explore incredible waterfalls and Skaftafell National Park. Tonight’s accommodation is in near Hofn, Vik or Skogar.

Day 7: Skaftafell – Golden Circle area

Head inland for today to the “golden circle” territory for two nights.

Day 8: Golden Circle area

Spend today exploring the wonders of this area; hot springs of Geysir. Gullfoss waterfall and Thingvellir National Park.

Day 9: Farewell to Iceland

Your final day in Iceland, visit Reykjavik in the morning for some shopping or visit the famous Blue Lagoon. Drive to Keflavik Airport in the early afternoon, return your rental vehicle and check-in for your flight home to North America.

  • One-way airport transfer Keflavik to Reykjavik
  • 7 nights countryside accommodation with shared facilities, breakfast daily
  • 1 night Reykjavik accommodation with shared facilities, breakfast daily
  • 8 day Category A economy vehicle rental, manual transmission, unlimited mileage, basic insurances and taxes, two registered drivers, GPS and mobile phone
Not Included
  • Airfare to/from Iceland
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
Tour Notes

Please note that this tour program may be extended should you wish to spend longer in Iceland.

Worried about finding your way around? Don’t be! We’ll give you the best possible driving directions, written by Icelanders (translated into English, of course!), in addition to a GPS in the rental vehicle and a mobile phone, yours to keep.

Vehicle rental may be upgraded to a larger size, a 4WD, an automatic transmission, a van or luxury vehicle. Prices on request.

Disclaimer: We do our utmost to ensure that information posted on our website is correct at the time of publication, however trip details are subject to change without notice by the suppliers and operators involved. We update the information as soon as possible when changes are advised to us, however, we cannot assume responsibility for such changes made by the suppliers and operators.