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Iceland Natural Highlights of 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

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your 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
• Marvel at lunar landscapes and an ancient lava field
• Spend the afternoon wandering around the city


Day 2: Iceland's South Coast

Experience the highlights of the South Coast…

• See Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss Waterfalls
• Visit the black beach of Reynisfjara
• Sleep in the tranquil serenity of Vik village

Visited:
SeljalandsfossSkógafossReynisfjara, Vik

Day 3: Svartifoss Waterfall and Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon

Witness the largest glacier in Europe…

• Drive along the edge of Vatnajokull glacier
• Walk to Svartifoss Waterfall or along the glacier
• Weave around icebergs in Jokulsarlon lagoon


Day 4: The Eastfjords

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

• Head East on the high mountain pass of Öxi
• Experience Iceland’s oldest lighthouse
• Spend the night at Egilstadir, capital of the East

Visited:
Öxi, Dalatangi, Egilstaðir

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

Head even further northwards…

• Discover the geothermal area of Námaskarð
• Explore craters and lava mazes around Myvatn
• Take a relaxing soak in the Green Lagoon

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
• 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
• 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
• Drop off your car at Keflavik Airport
• Catch your flight home

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 customizable

The price reflects this specific 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.

Approx. $1,150 / 8 days
Excluding international flights
2 pax (price per person) 4 pax (price per person)
1st November 2018 to 31st March 2019$1,110$1,000
1st April 2019 to 30th April 2019$1,240$1,120
1st May 2019 to 30th September 2019$1,710$1,530

Included in price:

  • 7 nights in a double room at hotels / guesthouses with breakfast
  • 8 days of car rental, Category B (e.g. Hyundai i30 manual transmission, or similar) with unlimited miles, collision damage waiver insurance, second driver and airport pick-up/drop-off supplement
  • 24/24h – 7/7 d assistance

Not included in price:

  • The flights to Keflavik (Icelandair, Wowair, Delta, etc.)
  • Meals
  • Additional activities that should be booked in advance, such as glacier hiking excursions

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