Dust off your road atlas and experience an epic road trip around Iceland!
Please note: the lowest price is applicable when booking for a group of 4-5 people
On this self-drive tour, circle the entire island at your own pace on the Ring Road. During the trip, spend five days in the Westfjords, where you’ll find peace and quiet. We’ve hand-picked your detailed itinerary to include the most beautiful places in Iceland. All you have to do is put your car in drive and hit the road!
See the best of Iceland on this exhilarating Ring Road and Westfjords tour! Start your road trip around Iceland at Keflavik Airport or BSÍ Bus Terminal, where your rental car awaits. First, hit the highlights of the Golden Circle. Then head to the South Coast, graced with glaciers, waterfalls, and black sand beaches. Next, discover the jagged East Fjords and Iceland’s otherworldly North Coast.
Then put distance between you and the rest of the world by exploring the Westfjords, the oldest and most remote area of Iceland. After five days in the Westfjords, reach the equally spectacular Snaefellsnes Peninsula. On the final day of your tour, explore the dreamy Reykjanes Peninsula.
Along the way, add optional activities like glacier hiking, whale watching, and soaking in the world-famous Blue Lagoon.
On this Iceland self-drive tour, disconnect from worldly worries and enjoy Iceland’s jaw-dropping landscapes!
Velkominn! Your epic trip around Iceland begins! Pick up your rental car at Keflavik Airport and head towards Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. From Reykjavik, head onwards to the Golden Circle, the most famous sightseeing route in the country. The celebrated route consists of Iceland’s three most popular attractions: Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area, and Gullfoss Waterfall. Be prepared for extraordinary views! Along the way, make a small detour to discover a few of Iceland’s hidden gems. Spend the night at your hotel in the Golden Circle/Hvolsvöllur area.
After an appetizing breakfast, hop in your car and head to the South Coast. En route, discover a series of thundering waterfalls. Then visit the ghostly Reynisfjara Beach, the most famous black sand beach in the world. Opt for a guided glacier hike on Sólheimajökull Glacier at 1:30 p.m. (13:30). Hike across crackling ice and get close-up views of blue ice structures. The tour is suitable for all skill levels and we provide you with all the necessary glacier walk gear. All you have to do is show up! Book the activity on our website. After an action-packed day, relax at your hotel in the picturesque village of Vik.
Leave the village of Vik behind and set out to explore the vast wilderness of Vatnajökull National Park. In 2019, the park was named a Unesco World Heritage Site. Here you’ll find Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier, and landscapes unlike any others on Earth. Visit the world-famous Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and photograph giant icebergs at the nearby Diamond Beach. Along the way, discover a few secret spots that you won’t find in your guidebook. Spend the night at your hotel in Skaftafell/Höfn.
After a scrumptious breakfast, continue your Ring Road adventure to the serene East Fjords, one of the oldest regions in Iceland. Dotted with charming villages, the East Fjords are calming and beautiful. It’s the perfect place to escape the chaos of everyday life. Enjoy a relaxing drive packed with breathtaking stops. In the evening, arrive at your hotel in Egilsstadir.
Explore the best of North Iceland on today’s leg of the trip. Drive towards Myvatn, one of the most geologically active areas in Iceland. Enjoy volcanic attractions around Lake Myvatn. Be enchanted by hissing vents and surreal lava fields. En route, stop at Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe. In the evening, arrive at your hotel in Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland.
Today’s journey involves a lot of driving. Ride through rugged, unspoiled landscapes and explore the adorable fishing villages of North Iceland. Opt for a whale watching tour in Dalvik at 1:00 p.m. (13:00) and see mysterious ocean creatures up close! This tour is perfect for adventure and nature lovers. Book the activity on our website. Your hotel for the night is in Northwest Iceland.
Today you finally reach the Westfjords, the oldest region in Iceland. Explore secluded landscapes that date back 16 million years. See rugged fjords and soaring mountain peaks. End your day relaxing at Krossneslaug Swimming Pool and soak in the awesome views of the ocean. Arrive at your hotel in Hólmavik in the evening.
Enjoy your breakfast before continuing your journey into the Westfjords. Drive towards Ísafjörður, the largest settlement in the Westfjords. Along the way, pass many deep fjords and take in awesome flat-topped mountain views. Visit the Arctic Fox Center in Sudavík and see these incredibly hardy animals for yourself! The arctic fox is Iceland’s only indigenous land animal and has many unique adaptations. For example, it changes its fur color to blend in with the arctic environment. Spend the night at your hotel in the lively town of Ísafjörður.
Today you’ll visit Dynjandi Waterfall, the largest waterfall in the Westfjords. The thundering falls are one of the area’s most popular attractions. Dynjandi is as beautiful as it is big. Make sure to bring your camera! In the evening, arrive at your hotel in Patreksfjördur.
After breakfast, prepare for another unforgettable day in the Westfjords. Today’s main highlight is Látrabjarg, Iceland’s largest sea cliff and Europe’s westernmost point. Látrabjarg Cliff is one of the best places to see puffins in the country. Puffins are Iceland’s most famous and photogenic seabirds. They nest at Látrabjarg Cliff each summer. Spend the night at your hotel in Patreksfjördur.
Today is your last day in the Westfjords. Set out to explore Raudisandur, one of the most beautiful golden sand beaches in Iceland. Raudisandur is a tranquil place far from the tourist hustle. Seabirds and seals will be your only companions. Have a delightful picnic and enjoy leisurely walks. In the evening, arrive at your hotel in Reykhólar.
After breakfast, hop in your car and head towards the stunning Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Also known as "Iceland in Miniature," Snaefellsnes gathers the best of Iceland in one place to feature waterfalls, volcanoes, and black sand beaches. Snaefellsnes is also home to Sneafellsjökull Glacier, which was immortalized in Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth. In the evening, arrive at your hotel in the Snaefellsnes area.
Today is the last day of your epic trip around Iceland. After breakfast, visit Hraunfossar and Barnafoss Waterfalls, the two most famous cascades in West Iceland. Then drive through the otherworldly landscapes of Reykjanes Peninsula before you return your car to Keflavik Airport. Reykjanes sits directly on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, where the Eurasian and American continental plates drift apart. Be wowed by black lava fields and high geothermal activity. If you wish, add a visit to the celebrated Blue Lagoon (entrance fee is not included).