Iceland with a private driver

An ideal holiday for a family or small group of friends, keen to arrive in Iceland to a warm welcome and to explore Iceland by car in the company of one of our most trusted and popular Icelanders. By leaving the driving to an experienced professional, you can focus entirely on enjoying your holiday.

Perfect if you enjoy interesting conversations with a true local at the wheel, having the freedom to linger and the flexibility to travel at your own pace.  Your pre-planned and personalised itinerary will be brought to life as you weave your way through Iceland free of all navigational challenges!

Around Iceland touring, all year round

Private tour for 2-4 passengers

Professional Icelandic driver

Flexible route and itinerary

Tour Code OM22

WHY CHOOSE A PRIVATE TOUR?

Iceland has many scheduled tours, but they don’t suit every traveller. Why not consider making yours a privately driven holiday and see Iceland in the way that suits you better. Maybe there are specific or more unusual places or activities that will be key part of your holiday. You may want to spend more time, or open-ended time somewhere in Iceland, or your children may be adventurous and need to stop regularly to let off steam! It could simply be that driving on holiday is a chore and not an enjoyment, especially for a winter trip.  Iceland is very accessible, so even if your mobility isn’t great, we’d hate you to think that it’s not a country for you.

WHAT CAN WE SEE AND DO?

With the opportunity to go almost anywhere in Iceland we’ll encourage you to choose to explore less travelled and stunningly beautiful places. These may be more remote and beyond the regular round Iceland route, or simply somewhere that you’d like to linger or to visit when there is no one else around. Try west Iceland, the magical Snaefellsness peninsula and fjord lands, or North to the rugged Troll peninsula or along the North East coast to Arctic Henge, a remote gannet colony or to walk in the unique geological formations at Ásbyrgi.  Equally, perhaps we can inspire you to visit remote geothermal pools, artisan food or craft producers or small local museums.

HOW DO YOU PLAN A PRIVATE TOUR?

By choosing a private tour of Iceland, you’ll want to be sure that you really benefit from the advantages of an itinerary uniquely tailored by us for you.  Attention to detail, to really understanding your preferences and tastes, and our knowledge and experience of Iceland are elements that we focus on to start the ball rolling. We plan with care and as much consultation with you as required to produce a detailed and personalised itinerary that will really work. Before you travel, you’ll receive all the information from us that you need, and so will your driver with whom we will have worked closely during the planning.  On arrival in Iceland you can expect that warmest of welcomes to start your holiday, and everything taken care of by your driver and by us throughout your stay.

ANYTHING ELSE?

We work with a very small number of tried and tested driver guides who also really enjoy working with us. Our feedback is exceptional and is the result of this close partnership and careful planning. Have fun, hear some unusual local stories, ask plenty of questions and really find out about life in Iceland now and in the past. Holidays like this also work very well for people who don’t want to climb in and out of buses or can’t walk for, or where there are family members from different generations who all need something a bit different!

INCLUDED

  • Private driver services in Iceland from arrival to departure
  • Accommodation and breakfast
  • Detailed holiday planning and preparation service
  • Travel pack including holiday itinerary, packing suggestions and useful information about Iceland
  • Sightseeing, activities and visits as agreed
  • Flight booking and ATOL protection if required
  • 100% financial protection guarantee

WHY NOT ADD THESE?

  • Spa and lagoon visits
  • Horse riding, whale watching or a puffin tour
  • See inside a volcano or a glacier
  • Cookery school or a knitting workshop

NOT INCLUDED

  • Travel insurance
  • Usually meals other than breakfast

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

“I am just back home again, and letting you know that despite the storm arriving, we had a great holiday, and even saw the Northern Lights last night! Our lovely driver was a huge help, and he even brought his daughter yesterday as a friend for my grand daughter! Thank you so much for your help, it was certainly a holiday to remember!”

  • “We had a fantastic time in Iceland and we thoroughly enjoyed all the tours you kindly organised for us. What an amazing place, the transfer driver was right – we have caught the Iceland virus and will definitely go back at some point!!” We loved it, a weekend was just too short.”
  • “We had a fabulous holiday. Thank you for organising it so well. We loved Iceland and the people. We were warned about a virus that made you addicted to the place and we are!”
  • "Very powerful to be up on the glacier!"
  • “Thank you very much for the excellent service you provided, we will definitely tell our friends and family about Iceland Traveller.”
  • “A trip of a lifetime! Prior to going, I felt confident about our holiday into the unknown as you were so confident yourself and full of so much information, tips etc. Nothing was too much trouble. Once we were there we had such a brilliant time doing really different activities we’d never tried before and seeing such interesting geographical features in stunning surroundings. The sunrises and sunsets are beautiful.”
  • Maria (UK) February 2018
    “The six of us were welcomed by our guide at the airport.  We were impressed with the itinerary, both the fantastic craft activities and the quantity of things we did, we did not waste a moment. We had a great guide, she is experienced and listened to what we wanted to do, she was also great company.”  
    Maria (UK) February 2018
  • "It was an incredible holiday. I really feel like if I never get the chance to go to Iceland again I have actually "seen" a part of Iceland."
  • “As Iceland novices we relied on Julia to put together a four-day package and itinerary for February based on our vaguely expressed preferences. She didn't disappoint. There was just the correct mix of travel, sightseeing, fabulous accommodation and great dining. Couldn't ask for more. The trip went like clockwork, from being greeted at the airport and taken to the Blue Lagoon, to the hire car delivered to our hotel in Reykjavik, to the restaurant bookings, to the glacier walk ...... etc. We had a wonderful time and can heartily recommend Iceland and Iceland Traveller. We will definitely be back for more."
  • "Another superbly well organised trip, we really enjoyed it and so did all the girls."
  • “Christmas this year was spent in Iceland as a family having a trip of a lifetime – amazing. Our private guide made it so special – she made us feel safe (no mean feat on the icy roads that would be closed in the UK and in an isolated, magical cave in the darkness), comfortable and really special – she did everything to give us the most amazing time, nothing was too much for her and she made it all great fun. We did/saw/experienced everything we expected and more. It was all even better than we could ever have imagined.”
  • "We were all happy - from 75 to 18 years old - which is rare! Everything had been organised so efficiently that our trip was easy and meant we could enjoy every minute."
  • “Brilliant adventure and highly recommended.  Travellers must be prepared to change activities depending on ambient weather!”
  • “It was extremely good value for money and one of the most enjoyable holidays I have had.  Thank you.”
  • "Our favourite day was the guided day - getting off the beaten track and doing something not everyone has done - lying in our own private hot spring."
  • “Iceland Traveller organised our trip from start to finish and it was truly remarkable. Everything was thought of! We had the most amazing five days in Iceland and I would recommend your company to anyone who wanted to travel there.”

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