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Self Drive Tours in the Nordics & Northern Europe

Explore some of the most picturesque routes in the world on one of our Northern Europe self-drive tours, where your car rental and insurance is included, and your itinerary and accommodation is organised for you. Prepare yourself for an unforgettable and hassle-free road trip.

Iceland

Experience otherworldly natural attractions on an exciting journey around Iceland.

Why go on an Iceland driving adventure?

  • Traverse the famous Golden Circle route
  • Discover the Ring Road to see the best of Iceland
  • Get off the beaten path and explore the interior highlands by 4x4
  • Choose from flexible dates and customisable packages

Iceland
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10 days / 9 nights
4.8
May - Sep

Iceland Full Circle Classic

306832ISK

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

306832ISK

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Iceland
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8 days / 7 nights
4.9
Apr - Sep

South & West Iceland Classic

247292ISK

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8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Sep

247292ISK

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Iceland
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14 days / 13 nights
4.8
May - Sep

Iceland Complete Classic

475411ISK

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14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

475411ISK

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Scotland

Drive the open road to explore the beautiful Highlands, coasts and islands of Scotland.

Why see Scotland by car?

  • Discover the incredible North Coast 500 route
  • Visit cities and towns full of historical intrigue
  • Learn the secrets of centuries-old castles and fortresses
  • Sail island ferries on selected packages

Scotland
Free upgrade
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Self-drive
10 days / 9 nights
4.8
Apr - Oct

Classic Scotland

1823GBP

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10 days / 9 nights
Apr - Oct

1823GBP

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Scotland
Free upgrade
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Self-drive
8 days / 7 nights
4.7
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye

1533GBP

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8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

1533GBP

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Scotland
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Self-drive
17 days / 16 nights
4.7
Apr - Oct

Grand Tour of Scotland

Scottish Highlands & North Coast 500

3403GBP

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17 days / 16 nights
Apr - Oct

3403GBP

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The UK

Soak up old-world charm in England, Scotland and Wales on a road trip to remember.

Why pick a UK self-drive tour?

  • Discover royal palaces, ancient Roman ruins and medieval cobbled streets
  • Uncover famous literary spots and filming locations for Harry Potter and Bridgerton
  • Enjoy British customs like trying afternoon tea and visiting old British pubs
  • Immerse yourself in the picture-perfect countryside as you drive the scenic route

England, Scotland & Wales
10% OFF IN 2024
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Self-drive
12 days / 11 nights
Apr-Oct

Classic Britain

England, Scotland & Wales

1723GBP

1551GBP

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12 days / 11 nights
Apr-Oct

1551GBP

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England, Scotland & Wales
10% OFF IN 2024
Self-drive
17 days / 16 nights
Apr-Oct

Complete Britain

England, Scotland & Wales

2521GBP

2269GBP

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10% OFF IN 2024
17 days / 16 nights
Apr-Oct

2269GBP

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England, Scotland & Wales
10% OFF IN 2024
Self-drive
10 days / 9 nights
Apr - Oct

Express Britain

England, Scotland & Wales

1471GBP

1324GBP

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10 days / 9 nights
Apr - Oct

1324GBP

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Norway

Get ready for dramatic hilltop views and coasts carved with impressive fjords.

WHY TAKE A ROAD TRIP IN NORWAY?

  • See the soaring cliffs and placid waters of Norway’s fjords
  • Drive thrilling mountainous roads
  • Explore charming villages and vibrant cities
  • Enjoy overnight cruises on some tours

Norway
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Self-drive
7 days / 6 nights
4.8
May - Sep

Norway Fjord Route by Car - Classic

1969EUR

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7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

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Norway
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Self-drive
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Scenic Norway - Classic

Road Trip & Hurtigruten Cruise

3390EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

3390EUR

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Norway
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14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

Norway Road Trip - Complete

3434EUR

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14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

3434EUR

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Ireland

Drive across the Emerald Isle and discover lively cities and awe-inspiring landscapes.

Why explore Ireland by road?

  • Venture down the renowned Ring of Kerry route
  • Unearth the mysteries behind castle ruins and prehistoric tombs
  • Walk surreal karst landscapes and basalt-column causeways
  • Experience the famously warm hospitality of Ireland

Ireland
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Self-drive
8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

Scenic Ireland

1758EUR

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8 days / 7 nights
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1758EUR

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Ireland
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10 days / 9 nights
Apr - Oct

Classic Ireland

2136EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
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2136EUR

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Ireland
Self-drive
7 days / 6 nights
Apr - Oct

Northern Ireland Road Trip

1475EUR

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7 days / 6 nights
Apr - Oct

1475EUR

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Scandinavian Countries

Take the wheel and enjoy a combination of Scandinavian countries at your own pace.

Why take a Scandinavian road trip?

  • Explore the colourful capitals of Sweden, Norway & Denmark
  • Drive through the scenic Swedish countryside
  • Take on hairpin bends by the Norwegian fjords
  • Enjoy overnight cruises on some tours

Norway, Sweden & Denmark
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Self-drive
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Scandinavian Road Trip

2407EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

2407EUR

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Norway, Sweden & Denmark
Self-drive
14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

Scandinavian Road Trip at Leisure

3154EUR

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14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

3154EUR

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Norway, Sweden & Denmark
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Self-drive
17 days / 16 nights
May - Sep

Complete Road Trip of Norway, Sweden & Denmark

4173EUR

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17 days / 16 nights
May - Sep

4173EUR

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Sweden

Travel through Sweden’s idyllic landscape by car, and visit serene lakes and forests.

Why take a Sweden self-drive holiday?

  • Explore the many islands of the Stockholm Archipelago
  • Drive routes with ever-changing scenery
  • Enjoy Baltic Sea views and white-sand beaches
  • Customise trips with handpicked additional activities

Sweden
Self-drive
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Classic Sweden

2090EUR

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2090EUR

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Sweden
Self-drive
7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Sweden Road Trip

1402EUR

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7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

1402EUR

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Sweden
Self-drive
14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

Complete Sweden

2911EUR

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14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

2911EUR

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Switzerland

With the jaw-dropping Alps as your backdrop, you’ll have a road trip to remember in Switzerland.

Why explore Switzerland by car?

  • Glimpse iconic peaks such as the Matterhorn and Eiger
  • Visit medieval castles on the shores of turquoise lakes
  • See glaciers and snow-capped peaks in the Swiss Alps
  • Take day trips to Italian towns with pastel-coloured piazzas

Switzerland
10% OFF IN 2024
Self-drive
10 days / 9 nights
May - Oct

Classic Switzerland

2191EUR

1972EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Oct

1972EUR

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Switzerland
10% OFF IN 2024
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14 days / 13 nights
May - Oct

Complete Switzerland

3162EUR

2846EUR

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14 days / 13 nights
May - Oct

2846EUR

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Switzerland
Self-drive
7 days / 6 nights
May - Oct

Express Switzerland

1516EUR

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7 days / 6 nights
May - Oct

1516EUR

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The Alps

Majestic peaks, idyllic villages, and winding roads await you in the Alps.

Why Take An Alps Road Trip?

  • Drive legendary Alpine passes for breathtaking mountain views
  • Sample famous locally brewed beer in Munich
  • Marvel at towering peaks like the Matterhorn and the Eiger
  • Savour Italian delicacies on the shores of crystal-clear lakes
Germany, Austria & Switzerland
10% OFF IN 2024
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Self-drive
12 days / 11 nights
May - Sep

Classic Alps

Germany, Switzerland & Austria

2745EUR

2470EUR

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12 days / 11 nights
May - Sep

2470EUR

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Germany, Austria & Switzerland
10% OFF IN 2024
Best seller
Self-drive
17 days / 16 nights
May - Sep

Complete Alps

Germany, Switzerland & Austria

4014EUR

3613EUR

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17 days / 16 nights
May - Sep

3613EUR

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Germany & Austria
Self-drive
7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Germany & Austria Express

1604EUR

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7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

1604EUR

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Why choose Nordic Visitor

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Book With Confidence

Secure your trip your way with Nordic Visitor. Book a tour with as little as 10% deposit. With a 20% deposit or more, you will receive our cancellation insurance free of charge. You can also pay the full price right away to guarantee today’s exchange rate. Terms & conditions apply.

Book With Confidence

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Trusted local travel experts

Established in 2002, Nordic Visitor is a leading tour company in Northern Europe. Our travel experts create unforgettable journeys filled with scenic attractions and hidden gem recommendations. They’ve explored the region, and add their in-depth knowledge to all self-drive itineraries.

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Great reviews

Nordic Visitor is dedicated to the best service quality, and this is reflected year after year when Tripadvisor awards us with their Certificate of Excellence. We also take great pride in our customer feedback: 97% of our travellers say they would recommend us to friends and family.

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Car insurance included

Go your own way on these tours, and know that when you take a road trip with us, you’re protected by our car rental insurance. Our Collision Damage Waiver and excess waiver mean that driving liability is reduced to zero.

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Stress-free experience

We know the journey is as important as the destination, so we take care of all the practicalities so you don’t have to. Your trip is booked and organised by our travel consultants before you arrive, and you will benefit from a comprehensive itinerary, a hand-noted map, and reservations in comfortable accommodation.

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Customisable tour options

Our tours are designed to show you the very best areas and sights, but we’d be happy to alter your tour with extra nights, additional activities and special diversions to suit your travel wish list. Trust us to design your dream self-drive itinerary.

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You are in good hands

Unexpected weather or events? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Your dedicated travel consultant will rework your itinerary, update your accommodation and re-book activities, all while keeping you safe and informed. We’re contactable 24/7 on our emergency helpline, and only a phone call away.

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Full financial protection

With Nordic Visitor, you have peace of mind knowing your tour arrangements with us are 100% financially protected. Your payments are safeguarded as we comply with European Union laws on Package Travel regulations. This guarantees you a refund in the unlikely event of insolvency.

SELF-DRIVE VACATION REVIEWS

Our amazing customers share their tour feedback and what they loved about their road trips.

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EmilyUnited States

The trip was great! I loved not having to worry about planning and that all of the background information and hotel... read more

The trip was great! I loved not having to worry about planning and that all of the background information and hotel booking was completely taken care of. It was nice knowing that all I needed to do was show up in Iceland and the rest was taken care of. I also loved the self-driving aspect which made the trip feel more personal and intimate than a large tour bus. 

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LauraUnited States

AMAZING. We stayed in hotels we probably would not have booked on our own and the host were fabulous and told us that... read more

AMAZING. We stayed in hotels we probably would not have booked on our own and the host were fabulous and told us that Annie was a pleasure to work with when booking our stay. All the hotels knew who we were and expected us. When our ferry got cancelled Annie made sure to call the hotel and notify us of a change of plans and gave us a very detailed route and got in contact with our next hotel to notify them that we would be late. We were very impressed!

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About Your Northern Europe Road Trip

Discover the natural beauty of Northern Europe on a self-drive journey. Travel in the knowledge that all your hotels and attractions are booked, and your itinerary is planned and ready for you to enjoy.

When you book a driving tour with Nordic Visitor, you can expect:

• An authentic travel experience operated by a trusted local agency
• A dedicated travel consultant who’ll arrange your getaway
Handpicked accommodation for a comfortable and relaxing stay
24/7 phone support during your adventure for peace of mind
Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) to reduce liability on your car rental

Nordic Visitor has made it easy to start your adventure, simply follow these steps:

1. Pick your favourite Nordic Visitor tour
2. Confirm your package
3. Check your confirmation email
4. Book your flights
5. Get ready for your trip

Your Northern Europe Highlights

Imagine driving Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, or visiting Iceland’s striking attractions on the famous Ring Road. Perhaps you’ll explore Scotland's handsome valleys or visit all of Scandinavia’s capital cities. Book a Nordic Visitor vacation, and you could soon…

Frequently Asked Questions
About Europe Self-Drive Tours

You may have a few questions regarding your upcoming driving tour, or maybe you want to know more about Nordic Visitor packages and services before you book. To save you time, we’ve collected the most-asked queries and answered them below. If you want details on our company and booking processes, then check out our general FAQs or booking information page.

A Nordic Visitor self-drive tour is a road trip where everything is organised for you. We book all the hotels along your journey, as well as any attraction, train or ferry tickets. You’ll receive a personal itinerary in advance of your trip that will include any additional upgrades or activities you may have requested.

Yes, European and Nordic self-drive tours are relatively easy, providing you follow the rules of the road. When you travel with Nordic Visitor, you will have a dedicated travel consultant to create your itinerary, hand-draw your map and send you a travel guide with important driving information.

You do not need an International Driving Permit to explore Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Scotland or Ireland.

Please note: To rent a car in Northern Europe, you will need to bring your in-date driving licence.

Yes, if you start your journey in the United Kingdom or Ireland then you will be renting a right-hand car to drive. If you’ve chosen a Norway, Scandinavia or Iceland package then you’ll be driving a left-hand car.

Yes, Northern Europe is a safe place to visit. Many of the countries that make up the region rank highly in the Global Peace Index.

The ideal time to visit will depend on what you want to see and do on your trip. If the northern lights are at the top of your list, then visit during the winter months when you’ll have longer nights to chase them. If you want to do outdoor activities like hiking in the Scottish Highlands or fjord kayaking in Norway, we recommend you visit in summer or spring.

Discover the best time to go to our destinations in our series of travel guides:

The further north of the Arctic Circle you go, the better your chances of seeing the northern lights. We recommend visiting Iceland, Northern Norway, Svalbard, Greenland or Lapland to witness the northern lights.

To find out more about the aurora borealis and the best ways to boost your chances of seeing them, have a look at our guide to the northern lights.

Yes, you can choose the ideal start date for your tour. All Nordic Visitor packages are available to view and book online.

Northern Europe self-drive tours with Nordic Visitor can be tailored to suit your dream itinerary. This is ideal if you want to diverge from your route to see a special area, or if you simply want to add days and nights to your trip. You can also incorporate more recommended activities, like visiting the Blue Lagoon while you're in Iceland, or going on a guided food tour in Norway.

We recommend you look over flights for timings and prices, but hold off purchasing until your package has been secured. Once your dedicated travel consultant has introduced themselves and sent over the confirmation email, you will have all of the information you need to pick and purchase flights.

The weather can be changeable in Northern Europe, so we advise that you prepare for it by packing the following essentials:

  • Jumper, sweater or fleece
  • Thin insulated layers
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Sensible walking shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Binoculars (for birdwatching or fjord cruises)

For more ideas on what to bring on your trip, have a look at our packing guides for Iceland, Norway, Scotland and Ireland

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Want to learn more about exploring the open road on a self-drive trip Or perhaps you’d like some advice on which package to choose Our friendly team is here to help, so get in touch.

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