From £429

Your opportunity to get behind the wheel of a Land Rover Defender and experience this iconic vehicle !

What better place to experience the modified Land Rover Defender and develop your driving skills than Iceland! This one day self drive tour includes 4x4 instruction with a qualified instructor. The day will start with covering the basics of 4x4 mechanics and driving techniques using slides and by inspecting the vehicle. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served. After this, the instructor will take you out on tracks close to Reykjavik, to put the theory in practise. After the practice session you will be provided with a detailed itinerary with the Golden Circle route mapped into the vehicle's GPS. The rest of the day is yours to refine your driving skills and explore the beautiful Icelandic scenery along the famous Golden Circle route!            

The following two vehicle options are available.

Land Rover Defender - Slightly modified, snorkel (for crossing rivers) 

Land Rover Super Defender - 38-inch balloon tyres and an in-built air compressor (for deflating the tyres)

Departures: Daily all year, subject to availability (apart from 24-25Dec/01Jan). Pick up from accommodation at 08:30. Vehicle drop off the same evening or morning after.

Price per person: From £429 Land Rover Defender // From £489 Super Defender (minimum 2 persons required)    

Please bring: Warm water- and windproof clothing and good shoes.

Please note this tour is based on minimum 2 persons and the local tour company reserves the right to alter the route if necessary due to unfavourable weather conditions. 

To provide added value, the local tour operator Isafold Travel offers to get the price of the day tour off if you book another self-drive tour locally after this day tour.


Booking instructions 

1)  While booking your holiday, you will be given the option to add day excursions and airport transfers as part of the booking process. Please first select the package you wish to book with travel dates and accommodation.

2)  If you have already booked a holiday with us, you can retrieve your booking and follow the instructions for adding day excursions and airport transfers.

3) If you have made a flight only booking with Icelandair, you can book day excursions and airport transfers. Please be sure to provide the name of your hotel when prompted for pick up purposes.

  • Pick-up and drop-off from/to your Reykjavik hotel (please note this tour will not pick up passengers staying at hotels outside of Reykjavik)
  • Half-day (morning) 4x4 course  
  • Picnic lunch
  • One day rental of a Land Rover Defender or Super Defender (afternoon and evening)
  • One authorised driver
  • Detailed Golden Circle itinerary programmed into GPS
  • Standard Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) insurance
  • Unlimited mileage

Not Included

  • Petrol
  • Additional insurance cover

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If you have made a flight only booking, you can click here to book add-on excursions. Please note pick up available from hotels in Reykjavik only, unless otherwise stated.

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