Overview

Experience complete freedom behind the wheel as you embark on the world’s greatest road trip!

Highlights

  • The Ring Road of Iceland
  • Golden Circle
  • South Coast
  • Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
  • Skaftafell National Park
  • Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
  • Lake Myvatn
  • Dalvik whale watching (optional extra)
  • Reykjavik
  • Blue Lagoon (optional extra)

This 6-day road trip of Iceland’s Ring Road is designed to see the country as efficiently as possible. Pack your days with glaciers, lagoons, waterfalls, forests, black sand beaches, volcanoes, mountains, fjords, and more. Put your car in gear and set out on a whirlwind journey through Iceland!

  • Personal Experience
  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Small group
  • Expert guides
Availability All Year
Duration 6 day
Departs From Reykjavik / KEF
Minimum age No limit
Difficulty Easy
Accommodation Included

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What's included

Included

  • Accommodation for 5 nights with breakfast and private bathroom
  • Rental car for 6 days (with Collision Damage Waiver, Personal Accident Insurance, and Theft protection)
  • Detailed itinerary and information package

What to bring

  • Warm clothes
  • Hiking shoes
  • A valid driver's license
  • Sunglasses

Not Included

  • Lunch & dinner
  • Whale watching tour
  • Blue Lagoon admission ticket

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Itinerary

Introduction

Breeze through the best of Iceland on the ultimate Ring Road adventure. On this self-drive tour, you’ll stop around the entire country on Road One, Iceland’s famous main roadway.

You’ll begin at the iconic Golden Circle, taking in breathtaking waterfalls, gushing geysers, and historic Thingvellir National Park. Then continue along the South Coast, stopping at notable waterfalls and bizarre geological formations.

You then veer east to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and Skaftafell National Park. Find yourself surrounded by the largest glaciers in Europe! The journey north then takes you to the otherworldly landmarks of North Iceland: Lake Myvatn, volcano craters, and lava fields. Stop for a whale watching tour in Dalvik or continue on through West Iceland until you arrive back in Reykjavik.

This 6-day self-drive itinerary is the fastest way to experience all of Iceland. Just remember to take a moment to appreciate the wonders you pass by!

watching geysir strokkur erupt in iceland

Your 6-day adventure is underway as soon as you arrive at Keflavik International Airport. Grab your rental car from the airport or the BSI Bus Terminal and set out on your journey. You’ll head straight to The Golden Circle, Iceland’s most iconic touring route. Get ready to soak in incredible views at Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area, and Gullfoss Waterfall. We’ll also make time for a couple of hidden gems on the route. Stop at Faxi Waterfall, a gushing blue cascade. Then visit Friðheimar Greenhouse for a taste of the freshest tomatoes you’ve ever tried. Spend the night at your hotel in the Golden Circle / Hvolsvöllur Area.

Day Highlights
  • Golden Circle
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Geysir Geothermal Area
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Faxi Waterfall
  • Friðheimar Greenhouse
gljufrabui and seljalandsfoss waterfalls

Wind your way through Iceland’s South Coast on Day 2. Make stops at each of the exquisite waterfalls along the way. Next, you’ll explore the mesmerizing landscapes that surround the village of Vik. Marvel at Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, the Klaustur Church Floor, and the Dverghamrar Cliffs. Crash for the night at your hotel in the Kirkjubæjarklaustur area.

Day Highlights
  • South Coast
  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Gljúfrabúi Waterfall
  • Skógafoss Waterfall
  • Reynisfjara Beach
  • Vik
autumn colors near svartifoss waterfall

We hope you’re well-rested because you have a lot of driving ahead of you today! On day 3 you’ll explore the highlights of Vatnajokull National Park, the largest national park in Europe. In the Skaftafell Nature Area, you’ll take in stunning sights of Lómagnúpur Mountain and Svartifoss Waterfall (“the black falls”). Then head down to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, a vast lake of glacial water that glimmers with icebergs. You’ll spend the last part of the day in the rustic villages of East Iceland. Stop by scenic Stokksnesviti Lighthouse on your way to Djúpivogur town and Egilsstaðir, where you’ll spend the night.

Day Highlights
  • Skaftafell National Park
  • Vatnajokull National Park
  • Svartifoss Waterfall
  • Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
  • Egilsstaðir
sunny view of myvatn lake and hverfjall

On Day 4, you’ll pass into the otherworldly landscapes of Northeast Iceland. From Egilsstaðir, head north along the East Coast towards the Lake Myvatn Area. The change in landscape is unmistakable as you enter the barren lands around Myvatn. The day ends in Akureyri, the capital of the North.

Day Highlights
  • Lake Myvatn
  • Víti Crater
  • Dimmuborgir Lava Field
  • Goðafoss Waterfall
  • Akureyri
man standing on a beach near hvitserkur in iceland

Begin the home stretch back to Reykjavik! From Akureyri, make an optional stop in Dalvik for the best whale watching on Earth. Then follow the road along the North coast towards the capital city. On the way, pass natural wonders like the Hvítserkur Sea Stack.

Day Highlights
  • Dalvík whale watching (optional)
  • Hvítserkur Sea Stack
  • Kolugljúfur Canyon
  • Grábrók Crater
  • Reykjavík
a road in reykjanes iceland

Experience the best of Reykjanes Peninsula, the area surrounding Reykjavik, before you head back to the airport. Take a day trip to rustic lighthouses, the Bridge Between the Continents, and the Blue Lagoon (optional extra).

Day Highlights
  • Kleifarvatn Lake
  • Hópsnesviti Lighthouse
  • Blue Lagoon (optional extra)
  • Reykjanesviti Lighthouse
  • Bridge Between the Continents

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