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Why a self-drive tour is the best way to explore Iceland?

When is about to visit Iceland you want to have the best experience and see as much as you can in one trip. Iceland is not as small as it might appear so you can not explore it all at once. The good part is that you can explore many places if you know how to do this.  

A self-drive tour is the best option to explore Iceland, especially during the summer season and the shoulder season. The winter season is not so friendly to self-drive tours and we have a blog that explains the reasons behind this statement. Check it out Private tour vs Self-drive tour during winter.

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Let’s talk about what a self-drive tour entails so you can understand why it is the best way to explore Iceland. 

A self-drive tour is a complete package that includes car rental (with insurance, usually premium insurance but this may vary), hotel booking and a detailed travel itinerary. This means that you will make just one booking for all the things mentioned instead of searching for them individually. 

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Another thing that makes a self-drive tour the best option is that behind this self-drive tour is an entire versed team that is planning your trip to the last detail. They know Iceland very well and they plan your trip in order to not waste your time. There is no time to waste when you visit such a beautiful country like Iceland, right?

Booking a self-drive tour is cheaper than planning everything by yourself because a travel agency has its rates negotiated with the service provider (car rental or hotels).  A self-drive tour will guarantee you a rented car and accommodation, while if you are planning by yourself you might face problems like a hotel or even car unavailability. 

3 Days Self-Drive | Blue Lagoon, Reykjavik, Golden Circle & Grindavik

3 Days Self-Drive | Blue Lagoon, Reykjavik,
Golden Circle & Grindavik

Drive through the mesmerising
landscape of the land of Ice and Fire.

5 Days Self-Drive | Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, South Coast & Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

5 Days Self-Drive | Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle,
South Coast & Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Explore Iceland at your own pace

6 Days Self-drive | Reykjavik, Golden Circle and South Iceland Tour

6 Days Self-drive | Reykjavik, Golden Circle
and South Iceland Tour

Go on an unforgetable trip to the
most famous places in Iceland.

7 Days Self-drive | Golden Circle, South Coast, Snæfellsnes and Reykjavik

7 Days Self-drive | Golden Circle,
South Coast, Snæfellsnes and Reykjavik

Explore the landmarks of Iceland

8 Days Self-drive | Around Iceland Ring Road Tour

8 Days Self-drive | Around Iceland
Ring Road Tour

Go on an unforgettable roadtrip

9 Days Self-drive | Ring Road & Golden Circle Complete Iceland Tour

9 Days Self-drive | Ring Road &
Golden Circle Complete Iceland Tour

Explore the most famous places in Iceland

10 Days Self-drive | In-Depth Iceland Ring Road Tour

10 Days Self-drive | In-Depth Iceland
Ring Road Tour

The best spend 10 days in your life

11 Days Self-drive | Ultimate Iceland Ring Road Tour

11 Days Self-drive | Ultimate Iceland
Ring Road Tour

The most exciting adventure

12 Days Self-drive | Everything your must see in Iceland Ring Road Tour

12 Days Self-drive | Everything your
must-see in Iceland Ring Road Tour

12 days full of adventures

17 Days Self-drive | Complete Iceland Tour

17 Days Self-drive | Complete Iceland Tour

Explore Iceland in depth

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Also, on a self-drive tour, your accommodation will be booked accordingly to your itinerary, so you will not have to turn your way back or drive to a place that is far from your itinerary to stay overnight in a place, then spend time driving back and continue your itinerary from where you stopped last evening. This means more time saved. 

Photo by Maksim Tarasov

Another thing about the self-drive tours is that they have more flexibility and this means that in case of cancelling or delaying for different reasons (weather, accidents) the travel agency can deal with all these problems for you and give you the best option to continue your trip. If you get stuck in a place due to bad weather or an accident, the travel agency can provide on the ground support. Time and money saved! 

To be specific about the support you get, our team at Marina Travel is monitoring your trip and they will give you advice accordingly to the weather or driving conditions. Book with us to convince yourself.  

Personalised Travel Plan/Itinerary

Personalised Travel Plan/Itinerary

Let us create your personalised travel plan for you

3 Days Self-Drive | Blue Lagoon, Reykjavik, Golden Circle & Grindavik

3 Days Self-Drive | Blue Lagoon, Reykjavik,
Golden Circle & Grindavik

Drive through the mesmerising
landscape of the land of Ice and Fire.

5 Days Self-Drive | Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, South Coast & Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

5 Days Self-Drive | Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle,
South Coast & Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Explore Iceland at your own pace

6 Days Self-drive | Reykjavik, Golden Circle and South Iceland Tour

6 Days Self-drive | Reykjavik, Golden Circle
and South Iceland Tour

Go on an unforgetable trip to the
most famous places in Iceland.

7 Days Self-drive | Golden Circle, South Coast, Snæfellsnes and Reykjavik

7 Days Self-drive | Golden Circle,
South Coast, Snæfellsnes and Reykjavik

Explore the landmarks of Iceland

8 Days Self-drive | Around Iceland Ring Road Tour

8 Days Self-drive | Around Iceland
Ring Road Tour

Go on an unforgettable roadtrip

9 Days Self-drive | Ring Road & Golden Circle Complete Iceland Tour

9 Days Self-drive | Ring Road &
Golden Circle Complete Iceland Tour

Explore the most famous places in Iceland

10 Days Self-drive | In-Depth Iceland Ring Road Tour

10 Days Self-drive | In-Depth Iceland
Ring Road Tour

The best spend 10 days in your life

11 Days Self-drive | Ultimate Iceland Ring Road Tour

11 Days Self-drive | Ultimate Iceland
Ring Road Tour

The most exciting adventure

12 Days Self-drive | Everything your must see in Iceland Ring Road Tour

12 Days Self-drive | Everything your
must-see in Iceland Ring Road Tour

12 days full of adventures

17 Days Self-drive | Complete Iceland Tour

17 Days Self-drive | Complete Iceland Tour

Explore Iceland in depth

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The itinerary on your self-drive tour will be planned in accordance with the time you have and the things you want to see or do in Iceland. The travel agency knows better the distances and the time you need to get from one point to another and they will help you spend the time wisely. 

A self-drive tour gives you more flexibility to explore Iceland, you can stay longer in a place if you like or you can skip some of them if you want to see something else. As well a self-drive tour can be customized as you like. If you don’t like the itineraries available on the website, you can ask for personalization and create your dream trip together with a travel specialist.

You will get also details about secret locations or places that are not advertised on a tour package. And that’s a great bonus! At Marina Travel we have experience in tailoring tours for our guests and they were always happy with our itineraries and tips for their trip. 

Personalised Travel Plan/Itinerary

Personalised Travel Plan/Itinerary

Let us create your personalised travel plan for you

3 Days Self-Drive | Blue Lagoon, Reykjavik, Golden Circle & Grindavik

3 Days Self-Drive | Blue Lagoon, Reykjavik,
Golden Circle & Grindavik

Drive through the mesmerising
landscape of the land of Ice and Fire.

5 Days Self-Drive | Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, South Coast & Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

5 Days Self-Drive | Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle,
South Coast & Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Explore Iceland at your own pace

6 Days Self-drive | Reykjavik, Golden Circle and South Iceland Tour

6 Days Self-drive | Reykjavik, Golden Circle
and South Iceland Tour

Go on an unforgetable trip to the
most famous places in Iceland.

7 Days Self-drive | Golden Circle, South Coast, Snæfellsnes and Reykjavik

7 Days Self-drive | Golden Circle,
South Coast, Snæfellsnes and Reykjavik

Explore the landmarks of Iceland

8 Days Self-drive | Around Iceland Ring Road Tour

8 Days Self-drive | Around Iceland
Ring Road Tour

Go on an unforgettable roadtrip

9 Days Self-drive | Ring Road & Golden Circle Complete Iceland Tour

9 Days Self-drive | Ring Road &
Golden Circle Complete Iceland Tour

Explore the most famous places in Iceland

10 Days Self-drive | In-Depth Iceland Ring Road Tour

10 Days Self-drive | In-Depth Iceland
Ring Road Tour

The best spend 10 days in your life

11 Days Self-drive | Ultimate Iceland Ring Road Tour

11 Days Self-drive | Ultimate Iceland
Ring Road Tour

The most exciting adventure

12 Days Self-drive | Everything your must see in Iceland Ring Road Tour

12 Days Self-drive | Everything your
must-see in Iceland Ring Road Tour

12 days full of adventures

17 Days Self-drive | Complete Iceland Tour

17 Days Self-drive | Complete Iceland Tour

Explore Iceland in depth

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A useful tip I can get you from my experience is to book always directly from the website because if you have any questions you can talk directly with the travel agency that can help you and not with the operators from the searching platforms that do not know the products. Also on the official website of the travel agency you will find more products than on a searching platform. 

Marina Travel has 10 different packages of self-drive tours and the option to create togehter with our travel designer your ideal self-drive tour. 

12 Days Self-drive | Everything your must see in Iceland Ring Road Tour

12 Days Self-drive | Everything your
must-see in Iceland Ring Road Tour

12 days full of adventures

7 Days Self-drive | Golden Circle, South Coast, Snæfellsnes and Reykjavik

7 Days Self-drive | Golden Circle,
South Coast, Snæfellsnes and Reykjavik

Explore the landmarks of Iceland

10 Days Self-drive | In-Depth Iceland Ring Road Tour

10 Days Self-drive | In-Depth Iceland
Ring Road Tour

The best spend 10 days in your life

3 Days Self-Drive | Blue Lagoon, Reykjavik, Golden Circle & Grindavik

3 Days Self-Drive | Blue Lagoon, Reykjavik,
Golden Circle & Grindavik

Drive through the mesmerising
landscape of the land of Ice and Fire.

5 Days Self-Drive | Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, South Coast & Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

5 Days Self-Drive | Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle,
South Coast & Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Explore Iceland at your own pace

6 Days Self-drive | Reykjavik, Golden Circle and South Iceland Tour

6 Days Self-drive | Reykjavik, Golden Circle
and South Iceland Tour

Go on an unforgetable trip to the
most famous places in Iceland.

8 Days Self-drive | Around Iceland Ring Road Tour

8 Days Self-drive | Around Iceland
Ring Road Tour

Go on an unforgettable roadtrip

9 Days Self-drive | Ring Road & Golden Circle Complete Iceland Tour

9 Days Self-drive | Ring Road &
Golden Circle Complete Iceland Tour

Explore the most famous places in Iceland

11 Days Self-drive | Ultimate Iceland Ring Road Tour

11 Days Self-drive | Ultimate Iceland
Ring Road Tour

The most exciting adventure

17 Days Self-drive | Complete Iceland Tour

17 Days Self-drive | Complete Iceland Tour

Explore Iceland in depth

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So if you want to have a relaxing and exciting trip while in Iceland, my advice is to choose a self-drive tour. You will have an entire team to prepare and coordinate your trip and all you need to do is to relax and enjoy the Land of Fire and Ice. And you will save some money too! 😉

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