Northern Lights Self Drive

The winter period from October to March is the best time to see the Northern Lights (aurora borealis). This is one of the great natural wonders of the world as the night sky lights up with continually changing patterns of iridescent color to produce a natural laser show. Book a self drive weekend with Nordika Travel and we will help you explore Iceland’s spectacular countryside.

Duration: 4 Nights, Winter

Price: From $ 978 per person


  • A great opportunity to create your own adventure and experience the Northern Lights
  • Iceland’s Charming and Relaxed Winter Experience
  • A Winter Adventure on your own

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  - Car rental for 5 days (4WD, automatic) , picked up and returned to Keflavik International Airport
  - 4 Nights accommodation, breakfast included. Location depending on arrival and departure times
  - GPS navigation system while driving in Iceland
  - Detailed itinerary which we will help put together with you
  - Our expert assistance in planning the vacation and during your trip.
  - Rental car airport fee
  - Unlimited mileage
  - Collision Damage Waiver Insurance
  - 2 authorized drivers for the whole period
  - Car return at the airport on the day of departure
  - All taxes, VAT and service fees
  - Information about driving in Iceland
  - The detailed Itinerary will be sent to you at least 6 weeks in advance, so you can study it and prepare your trip before your departure. You can also download it to
     your iPhone/smart phone or tablet to have with you on your trip.

Not included:
  - Flights to and from Iceland
  - Travel Insurance

See below what we can do for you or contact us and we can help you:
    to stay longer and discover more of Iceland
    to book additional excursions
    if you have specific accommodation requirements or require assistance with flights

Prices cannot be guaranteed until booking is made and confirmed by us.



Day 1

Golden Circle area and/or Reykjavík

Pick up the rental car at the Keflavik International Airport. Drive to your accommodation in the Golden Circle Area or Reykjavik, depending on arrival times. Accommodation is in a double/twin room with private facilities,  including breakfast.

Driving distance: ca. 60 miles


Day 2

Golden Circle

You are ideally located for the Golden Circle Tour. Drive to Þingvellir National Park; continue to Gullfoss waterfalls and on to Geysir geo-thermal area. This is a great location for viewing the Northern lights (weather permitting) and if the Lights appear later in the night, the hotel receptionist will wake you up to see them (if you want).

Driving distance: ca. 40 miles


Day 3

The South Coast area

Drive to Hveragerdi, see the Seljalandsfoss and Skogarfoss Gullfoss Winter 1 waterfalls; passing the Eyjafjallajokull volcano. Stay in the South Coast area. You can take a Super Jeep tour, a Glacier Hike or even a Northern Lights tour in the darkness.

Driving distance: ca. 60 miles


Day 4

Reykjavík and the West or Reykjanes

Drive along the South to Reykjavik. Reykjavik is ideally situated to explore some great countryside and history, all within an easy drive of the city. In the south west visit Hvalfjordur and Borgarnes ; alternatively Krisuvik and Kleifarvatn in the Reykjanes area.

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Day 5


Depending on Departure times, you can drive to the Blue Lagoon Spa (needs to be pre booked)  and experience a relaxing massage. Return car at Keflavik International airport.


The package is for 5 days and 4 nights. If you want to stay longer we can arrange additional nights accommodation at little extra cost. Please contact us and we will do our best to adapt this basic package so you get the holiday you want.

Driving distance: ca. 25 miles

Daily Winter Departures.

Standard value packages:
 An accommodation in hotels, guesthouses and farmhouses around Iceland. The standard accommodation room is ideal for a brief stay of up to a few days. Double rooms contain two twin beds, or one queen size bed. There is a fully equipped en suite bathroom. All hotels are equipped with central heating and television. Normally no room service is provided. Wi-Fi is available in most standard accommodations.
Quality value packages: An accommodation in 3 or 4 star like hotels or special guesthouses. The Beds can be two twin beds or one Queen or King. Ensuite full bathrooms normally contain hairdryers, toiletries and towels. Bathrooms are fully equipped, either with a shower or a bathtub. Wi-Fi internet is available in all hotels free of charge. Quality accommodation offers restaurant on site.  Possibility to upgrade to superior or deluxe rooms, when available.




Price for the periods January 6 to March 31 2018, Nov 1 to Dec 20, 2018 and Jan 6 to March 31, 2019:




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Views from Northern Lights Self Drive

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  • A great opportunity to create your own adventure and experience the Northern Lights
  • Iceland’s Charming and Relaxed Winter Experience
  • A Winter Adventure on your own

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