Seasons: May – Sept
Areas: Ring Road
Explore the country for 11 days and 10 nights on a classic road trip of the island. Discover Snæfellsnes peninsula and other beautiful sights along Iceland’s Ring Road. Enjoy spectacular waterfalls, mystical glaciers, hot springs, villages in picturesque settings and endless black sand beaches. The self-drive tour is an ideal vacation for independent travellers to experience the best Iceland has to offer. Available 1 May to 30 September.
Arrival day Reykjavík
Reykjavík is a safe, clean, and vibrant city that has great museums, historic attractions, galleries, shops, open-air geothermal swimming pools and much more – so there is something for all to enjoy! While exploring the city, a taste of delicious Icelandic cuisine can be found in a variety of exciting restaurants located all over the city. The Flybus will transfer you to your accommodation in Reykjavík from Keflavik Airport. Optional, and not INCLUSIONS in the price, is to pick up the rental car at the airport when you arrive.
Accommodation in Reykjavík (optional and not INCLUSIONS in tour price).
Day 1 Borgarfjörður Area
Explore Borgarfjörður area known for its beauty and as the site of most of the Icelandic Sagas. Take time to enjoy Reykholt, one of Iceland’s important historical sites, and the stunning Hraunfossar Lava Falls, a series of waterfalls formed by rivulets streaming out of Hallmundarhraun Lava. Close by are Barnafoss Waterfalls and Deildartunguhver hot spring.
Accommodation in Borgarfjörður area for 2 nights.
Day 2 Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Explore Snæfellsnes Peninsula known for its stunning nature, glaciers, waterfalls and small villages enriched by history. Take time to take in all the area has to offer with a stop to explore Arnastapi village, Búðir Church, the black sands of Djúpalónssandur Beach and the majestic Snæfellsjökul Glacier, which according to legend is one of earth’s seven energy points. Grundarfjörður village offers a spectacular view of Mt. Kirkjufell, Iceland‘s most photographed mountain, and Kirkjufellsfoss Waterfall.
Day 3 Northwest Iceland
Watch seals bask on the shore off Vatnsnes Peninsula with a fantastic view of the majestic Hvíserkur Cliff, which according to legend is a petrified troll! Explore Skagafjörður area and Tröllaskagi Peninsula with its high mountains and green valleys. Stop at Glaumbær Farm and Víðimýrarkirkja Church, old preserved turf buildings and end the day in Akureyri town.
Accommodation in Akureyri area.
Day 4 Lake Mývatn Area
Take in Goðafoss Waterfall, one of the country’s most impressive waterfalls before continuing to Lake Mývatn area, one of the pearls of Icelandic nature with its unique natural environment, contrasting landscapes and where you can experience the most and the best of Iceland. End the day by taking a soothing dip in the natural wonder of Mývatn Nature Baths.
Accommodation in Húsavík/Lake Mývatn area for 2 nights.
Day 5 Northeast Iceland
Explore Húsavík town, the island’s whale-watching capital, with its colourful houses, unique museums and snowcapped peaks across the bay. Go whale watching and see whales in their natural habitat (limited in winter). Visit Tjörnes, a peninsula known for its dense population of ptarmigan and rich fossil, as well as Öxarfjörður, a lovely fjord featuring woodlands and tuff mountains before continuing to the northern part of Vatnajökull National Park, which includes some of the most spectacular and diverse sights in Iceland such as Ásbyrgi Canyon, Dettifoss Waterfall and Hljóðaklettar Cliffs.
Day 6 East Iceland
Head to Egilsstaðir town through the mystical barren landscape of Möðrudalsöræfi. Experience the vastness and serenity of the area.
Accommodation in the Egilsstaðir area.
Day 7 Fljótsdalur Valley
Egilsstaðir town is the largest town in East Iceland and lies on the banks of Lagarfljót River, home of sea monster Lagarfljótsormur according to the legend! In the area there are many places of interest such as Hengifoss Waterfall, Iceland’s third highest, Hallormsstaður National Forest, the country’s largest birch forest, and Skríðuklaustur Center of Culture and History. Also in the area is Stórurð or the Giant Boulders that lies below the small glacier west of Dyrfjöll mountains.
Accommodation in Egilsstaðir area.
Day 8 The Eastfjords
The drive along the Eastfjords is very scenic with an endless view of mountains, fjords and beautiful fishing villages. The area offers many interesting stops along the way, including villages such as Djúpivogur, Neskaupstaður, Seyðisfjörður and Fáskrúðsfjörður, which has a great view of Skrúður, a hollow cliff island that rises steeply out of the sea east of the bay. End the day in Höfn town that is famous for its delicious lobster.
Accommodation in Höfn area.
Day 9 Vatnajökull National Park
Admire the breathtaking scenery of the southeast coast of Iceland and stop to explore the biggest glacial lagoon of its kind, Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon. See the towering icebergs of the lagoon up close on a cruise and wildlife such as seals and birds in their natural habitat. Continue to Skaftafell National Park, which is an ideal destination to enjoy outdoor activities as the area offers both short and easy hiking trails.
Accommodation in Vík/Kirkjubæjarklaustur area.
Day 10 South Iceland
Explore the tiny village of Kirkjubæjarklaustur and Fjaðrárgljúfur, a beautiful canyon located not far from the village. Visit Vík village and Reynisfjara, a black sand beach with basalt stacks. South of the village is Dyrhólaey Peninsula, from where you have a breathtaking view to all directions. Take the time to enjoy the scenery before driving onwards to Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls from where you should follow the footpath to the hidden waterfall, Gljúfrabúi.
Accommodation in Gullfoss/Geysir area.
Day 11 Gullfoss & Geysir
Discover the inland by driving through the lush farmlands and settings of historical sagas. The area is rich in history and culture with stunning attractions such as the Golden Circle route which includes the spectacular Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Hot Spring area and Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Þingvellir is the national shrine of Iceland and a key location in the country’s history.
Accommodation in Reykjavík (optional and not INCLUSIONS in tour price).
Accommodation in Reykjavík
Optional and not INCLUSIONS in the tour price.
• Accommodation for 10 nights, budget or comfort rooms with breakfast
• Rental car for 11 days, with unlimited mileage and CDW insurance (pick up & drop off in Reykjavik)
• Flybus transfer to and from airport
• E-Itinerary with the tour map, location points, and pictures for you to view before you arrive.
• Driver Guide tablet mapping and navigating your personalized journey and highlights of surrounding areas. Including a GPS Navigation system, recommendations along the way, helpful information, a messenger system to stay in touch with us, our Driver Guide will instantly become your best travel mate.
• Free Wi-Fi Hotspot through tablet
• 24/7 emergency phone line service
• Taxes and service fee
- Explore the beautiful and mystical Snæfellsnes peninsula
- Walk along the black sands of Djúpalónssandur beach
- Spot seals basking on the beach at Vatnsnes peninsula
- Visit Akureyri town, the capital of the north!
- Drive through spectacular scenery and volcanic sites by lake Mývatn
- Marvel at the floating icebergs on Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
- View the tall mountains and friendly fishing villages of the East Fjords
- Taste delicious lobster at Höfn
- Discover the sights of the south shore of the country
- Staff recommendations for excellent activities