Starting to think about a trip for next year, and I want to see as much of the island as possible. Initially, I was planning on signing up for a self-drive tour with one of the local companies (Iceland Unlimited, Nordic Visitor, etc), but I'm trying to determine if I wouldn't be better off doing my own thing, that way I'm not tied to day 1, be here, day 2, be here, so on.
I can see the advantages of an arranged tour, ease of organising accommodation and tours, someone to fall back if it all goes pear shaped, and I daresay that as long as I'm in my booked accommodation by nightfall, I can do whatever the heck I want during the day, but in the back of my mind is a feeling that I'm spending over the odds for something I'm just too lazy or witless to do myself.
What I probably need to do is work out how much car hire (w/GPS) + accommodation + mobile phone would cost for 2 weeks and see exactly how much 'over the odds' I'm paying and determine if it's worth it. Any thoughts?