Tailored Golden Circle Self Drive in Iceland

Discover Reykjavik, the Golden Circle route and Iceland's wild South Shore. Head to Hotel Ranga, the suites are the pride of the hotel, and should be reserved for a special occasion. The restaurant gets lots of great feedback from our guests providing a taste of Iceland. This boutique self drive holiday in Iceland can be customised and extended according to your requirements.




Day 1:

Arrival to Keflavik Airport and collect your rental car. Make your way to Reykjavik, a drive of around 40 minutes. Enjoy the rest of the day and evening at leisure. Optional evening excursions include: Northern Lights evening cruise Evening visit to Fontana Steam Bath Northern Lights chase by road or jeep Our experienced team at Magnetic North Travel will provide you with our recommendations of places to visit and eat in the city to help you make the most of your stay. Overnight accommodation will be in a 3 star hotel such as Fosshotel Reykjavik.

Staying at: HOTEL RANGÁ

Day 2:

After breakfast, enjoy a leisurely morning, or alternatively why not join one of our daytime excursions.

In the afternoon drive to the remote Hotel Ranga, a scenic journey of just over one hour. If you wish you can visit some of the sights of the Golden Circle en route, details of which will be provided in your trip notes. You’ll then arrive to the secret location of the hotel hidden away deep in the wilderness, far from artificial lights.

Hotel Ranga, a luxurious country lodge an hour from Reykjavik is perfectly located to discover everything South Iceland has to offer: glaciers, volcanoes, black sand beaches, fishing villages, magnificent waterfalls, hot springs, cultural centres, historic places, nature preserves and much more.

Hotel Rangá offers 51 luxurious and cosy rooms including the renowned continental suites, decorated and themed after the continents, and a master royal suite. 

Day 3:

Spend today as relaxed or active as you wish. We recommend booking activities in advance to make the most of your time in the Icelandic wilderness, choose from activities including -

Glacier Hikes
Super Jeep Tours
Golden Circle Tour
Aurora Excursions

The restaurant at Hotel Rangá is an acclaimed gourmet restaurant overlooking one of Iceland's finest salmon rivers, East-Rangá River. The restaurant's motto is the concept of a 'Farmers Market' - using predominantly local ingredients of the highest quality and freshness - following seasonal availability. The menu is inspired by modern Nordic cuisine with a Mediterranean twist.

Day 4:

Enjoy breakfast at hotel Ranga The day is yours at leisure. Perhaps you’d like to do some local hikes or continue your exploration. Alternatively you can enjoy relaxing in a jacuzzi

Day 5:

Today it is time to return to Keflavik airport for your onward flight arrangements. If you’re not ready to leave, allow our expert team to put together an extended self-drive holiday in Iceland perhaps visiting the South Coast, Glacier Lagoon or following the ring road for a complete circular tour of the country. Please get in touch for a tailor-made quotation.


From £895 per person (excluding flights) based on two travelling.

£895.00 GBP roughly converts to: 1,029 EUR | 1,172 USD

We accept payment in GBP, USD, EUR and NOK. You will receive a final trip quotation in the currency of your choice. Prices on the website and currency conversions are indicative only.


Price Includes

  • Car rental (category A car) for four days including unlimited mileage
  • Overnight in Reykjavik at three star hotel such as Fosshotel Reykjavik or similar including breakfast and double room
  • Three nights stay in Hotel Ranga including breakfast and double room

All our trips include:

  • 24/7 emergency line and concierge service
  • Personalised travel documents
  • Exclusive access to our client travel app where you'll find your travel documents, destination guides, maps, practical tips, Arctic Library and pre-trip inspiration

Price Excludes

  • Flights to Iceland
  • Meals not stated
  • Optional excursions 


Image credits: Hotel Ranga

Additional Info

This trip has flexible daily departures

Many of trips can be tailored to your requirements and departure dates. Please get in touch with us for a tailored quotation and details of availability for your preferred travel dates. All trips and departures are subject to availability.


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