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IcelandNatural wonders along the ring road

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This 8-day self-drive tour of Iceland will take you off the beaten track. Travel along the classic South Coast route of Iceland and explore the lesser-known Eastfjords and Northern regions of the island. You’ll discover a beautiful combination of the famed highlights and the stunning smaller gems of this amazing country. Get in touch with our local Agency for more inspiration and to create the per...

This 8-day self-drive tour of Iceland will take you off the beaten track. Travel along the classic South Coast route of Iceland and explore the lesser-known Eastfjords and Northern regions of the island. You’ll discover a beautiful combination of the famed highlights and the stunning smaller gems of this amazing country. Get in touch with our local Agency for more inspiration and to create the perfect itinerary for you Iceland road trip.

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Tour itinerary includes
  • Mountain
    Mountain
  • City
    City
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing
  • Food and drink
    Food and drink

Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to Iceland!

Arrival in Reykjavik, the northernmost capital of the world...

• Arrive at Keflavik International Airport, time to start the adventure!

• Marvel at lunar landscapes and an ancient lava field. You trip has already begun.

• Spend the afternoon wandering around the city. Grab a coffee, stretch the legs and breathe in some very healthy island air!


Day 2: Iceland's South Coast

Experience the highlights of the South Coast…

• See Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss Waterfalls. Make sure to bring a rain jacket, or perhaps you will want to feel the full force of these natural beauties. 

• Later on make your way to the black beach of Reynisfjara. Volcanic rocks have created a unique beach landscape.

• Sleep in the tranquil serenity of Vik village. 

Visited:
SeljalandsfossSkógafossReynisfjara, Vik

Day 3: Svartifoss Waterfall and Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon

• Drive along the edge of Vatnajokull glacier.  This is Europes largest ice mass and truly a natural wonder to behold. 

• Walk to Svartifoss Waterfall or along the glacier if you are feeling more adventurous.

• Weave around icebergs in Jokulsarlon lagoon. Our agent will be ready with activity recommendations to help you experience this area at your own pace.


Day 4: The Eastfjords

Goodbye to the waterfalls and black-sand beaches of the south…

• Head East on the high mountain pass of Öxi. Today we take to the open road. Clean the windshield because the landscape is stunning!

• Experience Iceland’s oldest lighthouse. Trade off natural for historical on this stop along the coast.

• Spend the night at Egilstadir, capital of the East and another typical seaside village. 

Visited:
Öxi, Dalatangi, Egilstaðir

Day 5: Mud Pools & Steam Vents of the North-East

• Discover the geothermal area of Námaskarð. That;s right, Blue Lagoon isn't the only one! 

• Explore craters and lava mazes around Myvatn. Strap on the boots for some hikes that will work up a sweat and pays off with great views.

• Take a relaxing soak in the Green Lagoon. After a full day of exploring, it is time to treat yourself.

Visited:
NámaskarðMývatnSkútustaðir

Day 6: The North: Whales, Hiking, Dettifoss

A playground for hikers and nature enthusiasts…

• Drive up Tjornes Peninsula toward Husavik. 

Hike in Asbyrgi canyon or Jokulsargljufur Park. Our local agent will be able to offer recommended hikes and trails that match your interests.

• Visit Dettifoss, most powerful waterfall in Europe. 

Visited:
HusavikÁsbyrgiJökulsárgljúfur, DettifossAkureyri

Day 7: ​Returning to Reykjavik

There’s still time for more landscapes…

• Look out for seals on the shores of Hvammstangi

• Check out some hot springs and waterfalls. There is always more to see on this volcanic island!

• Return to Reykjavik for a final walk downtown.

Visited:
Borgarfjörður, Reykjavik

Day 8: Blue Lagoon and Departure

It’s time to head home...

• Take a detour to the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa before heading to the airport.

• Drop off your car at Keflavik Airport

• Catch your flight onwards! We hope you enjoyed your time here!

Visited:
Blue Lagoon

Reykjanes Reykjavik Seljalandsfoss Skógafoss Reynisfjara Vik Svartifoss Jökulsárlón Hofn Öxi Dalatangi Egilstaðir Námaskarð Mývatn Skútustaðir Husavik Ásbyrgi Jökulsárgljúfur Dettifoss Akureyri Borgarfjörður Blue Lagoon

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

For 2 Adults
Season Price Per Adult
Prices Starting From
November 2019 to March 2020 £890
April 2020 to April 2020 £990
May 2020 to September 2020 £1,370

Included in price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Trip creation with an expert local agent
  • Car rental

Not included in price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
Book your flights to Iceland
International flights are not included in this trip. Thanks to our partnership with Option Way, you can take advantage of booking your flights directly with your local agent.
Check out the many benefits:
  • Competitive rates
  • All-inclusive prices with no hidden fees
  • Gunnar, in Iceland will inform you of any changes to your flights
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