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Ring Road Highlights

This best seller classic circle tour offers the option to travel along the Ring Road of Iceland in a good combination of driving and sightseeing.

Type of tour:Self-Drive Tours
Season:01 May - 30 September
Duration:8 Days/7 Nights
Departure:All days
Language:English
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Ring Road Highlights is one of our bestseller car rental packages, allowing you to visit all of Iceland's main attractions in 8 days/7nights. In the western part of the country, you also have the possibility to either continue along the Ring Road or to traverse the uninhabited interior of Iceland via the Kjolur highland track.(Kjolur highland track is generally open mid-June through August;  4 WD vehicle required.)

What's in it for you?

  • Worry free traveling
  • Electronic version of Iceland Travel Booklet. Prior to your arrival we will send you an electronic version of our Iceland Travel Guide booklet. You can start preparing yourself for your upcoming Iceland trip and be prepared for your Iceland adventure!
  • Safety first! Free SIM card worth 2000 ISK to phone us in case of a travel hiccup or an emergency. It also gives you the opportunity to phone your friends and family at home and share your Iceland experience through social media.
  • Flexibility. With comprehensive maps and your own vehicle, drive at your own pace. Choose your preferred stops during the d

 

Important:

  • You must be 21 years of age to rent a car, 23 years of age to rent car category 5.0 or higher. 
  • We recommend car category 2.0 or higher

Included

Included

  • Accommodation for 7  nights including breakfast (except arrival day)
  • Rental car for 7 days with CDW, theft protection, unlimited mileage, VAT (Types of Car recommended: car cat 2.0 or higher)
  • FREE GPS system and no charges for an additional driver
  • Car pick up/drop off at Keflavik International Airport
  • Detailed road map
  • Detailed Travel Booklet
  • Detailed Travel Booklet – Electronic version
  • One SIM card worth ISK 2000: 50 minutes of local calls + 300 MB of data. StandardMicro and Nano cards available. Please check with your service provider to make sure that your phone is unlocked before arrival in Iceland.
  • Emergency phone line available 24/7
  • Service fee and taxes

 **Please note that the package price is based on 7 x 24-hour rental days starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives early on day 1 and departs late on day 8 an additional supplement will be necessary unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 7 day rental is up and use our Flybus Plus departure transfer

 

Day 1: Arrival

Approximate distance: ca100km / 62miles

Geothermal Lagoon – Flower village – Geothermal Greenhouses

Pick up the car at the airport and start your Iceland experience.

From Keflavik International Airport we recommend driving the southern coast of the Reykjanes peninsula towards your first overnight stay in the charming village of Hveragerdi. The village is one of the few sites in the world located directly in the middle of a geothermal area and because of its many greenhouses, heated by hot water from nearby springs, it is often called the 'flower village'.

Depending on your arrival time in Iceland it is ideal to visit the renowned Blue Lagoon to relax in the geothermal water.

Overnight stay in Hveragerdi

 

Day 2: Thingvellir - Gullfoss - Geysir - South Shore

Approximate distance: ca310km / 193miles

National Park with Geological Wonders (UNESCO) - Exploding Geysers - Puffin Colony - Black Sand Beaches of the South Shore

Today's highlights include  the geologically and historically significant Thingvellir National Park, the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall, and  the quirky Geysir hot spring area. Drive along the south shore, viewing Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, the black sand beaches around Vik, and Myrdalsjokull glacier.

Important: Please note that  Dyrholaey is closed during nesting season, from about the middle of May until late June.

Overnight in  the Vik area.

 

Day 3: Kirkjubaejarklaustur - Skaftafell - Jokulsarlon - Hofn

Approximate distance: ca270km / 168miles

Lava Fields - Europe's Largest National Park - Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs - Europe's Largest Glacier

Drive through the village of Kirkjubaejarklaustur, site of a medieval convent. Explore Skaftafell, a green oasis nestled below the great Vatnajokull glacier. Skaftafell is part of Vatnajokull National Park, the largest of its type in Western Europe. Continue across black sand plains created by glacial activity. Stop at the amazing Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon, a filming location for many Hollywood blockbusters. Then head onwards to the charming harbor town Hofn, also known as the lobster capital of northern Europe.

Overnight in the Hornafjordur area.

 

Day 4: Hofn - Djupivogur - Reydarfjordur - Egilsstadir

Approximate distance: ca300km / 186miles

Narrow Fjords - Steep Mountains - Picturesque Coastline – Intriguing Stone Collection

 

Drive along the rugged coastline of the East Fjords with their towering mountains and charming fishing villages. On the way you have the option of taking a boat tour to Papey Island where thousands of puffins nest in the summer (May – early August), or visit Petra's famous collection of local stones and minerals at Stodvarfjordur.

Overnight in East Iceland

 

Day 5: Egilsstadir - Dettifoss - Husavik - Myvatn

Approximate distance: ca310km / 193miles

Highland Desert - Europe's Most Powerful Waterfall - Glacier Carved Gorge - Whale Watching

 

Travel across the Modrudalsoraefi highlands renowned for their stark, untouched beauty towards Dettifoss, Europe's mightiest waterfall. Visit the magnificent horseshoe-shaped canyon Asbyrgi. Drive onwards to Tjornes peninsula and the friendly Husavik fishing port.

Overnight in Northeast Iceland

 

Day 6: Myvatn - Akureyri/Skagafjordur

Approximate distance: ca130km / 81miles

Bizarre Lava Formations - Geothermal & Volcanic Activity - Rich Birdlife - Waterfall "Of the Gods"- The Capital of North Iceland

 

Explore the highlights of the Lake Myvatn area, including the mystical volcanic formations at Dimmuborgir, the pseudo craters at Skutustadir, the colorful sulfurous slopes of Namaskard, and the Krafla volcanic area. Drive to Godafoss waterfall en route to Akureyri, the charming „capital“ of North Iceland. 

Overnight in Eyjafjordur or Skagafjordur area

 
 

Day 7: Varmahlid - Reykholt - Borgarnes - Hvalfjordur - Reykjavik

Approximate distance: ca490km / 305miles

Fertile Farmlands - Glacial Rivers - Folk Museum - Scenic Fjord

 

Drive through the historical region of Skagafjordur renowned for horse breeding. You have an option of visiting the old farmstead at Glaumbaer a great example of old Icelandic architecture. Continue to the bay of Hunafloi and across Holtavorduheidi plateau, enter Borgarfjordur area. Return to Reykjavik in the evening.

Another option is to travel across the barren Kjolur highland road (4WD needed, track open from mid-June through August), to the geothermal wilderness oasis at Hveravellir before driving to Reykjavik.

 

Highlights:

Dalvík  |Saudárkrókur  |Barnafoss  |Hraunfossar  |Borgarnes
 

Day 8: Departure

Approximate distance: ca52km / 32miles

Day 8: Departure

Approximate distance: 52 km / 32 miles

Drive back to Keflavik International Airport and even stop at Blue Lagoon as it is on your way to the airport, if you did not have time to do it on you arrival day.*

 

**Please note that the package price is based on 7 x 24-hour rental days starting at the time of rental. If your flight arrives early on day 1 and departs late on day 8 an additional supplement will be necessary unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 7 day rental is up and use our Fflybus Plus departure transfer.

 

Iceland Travel offers different types of self-drive categories, where the main difference between each category is the accommodation which allows you to create an Iceland experience fitting your travel style.

Take a look at the accommodation categories here below and let us know your selection during the booking process.

 

Prices (EUR) for confirmed bookings made prior to / including 31st March 2017

For travel period from 1st May - 30th September
May and September are offered with a 15% discount of below prices

Car cat.Indicative type of car1 adult in car2 adults in car3 adults in car4 adults in car5 adults in car
1.0Toyota Yaris, VW Polo 5 doors or similar3080167316241428x
1.1Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar3136170116521442x
2.0Toyota Auris, VW Golf 5 doors or similar31361701165214421463
2.6Toyota Auris Automatic or similar32971778170814841491
3.0Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar33391806171514911498
3.1Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar33811827172915051512
4.0Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar34091848174315121512
4.1Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar34581869175715191526
5.0Toyota RAV4 4wd, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd or similar37942030186216101596
5.1Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd Automatic, Hyundai ix35 4wd Automatic or similar38782079190416311617
7.1Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar43122296203717361694
9.9VW Caravelle 4XD 9 seater or similar45012387210017781736

Prices (EUR) for confirmed bookings made from 1st April 2017

For the travel period 1st July - 15th August

Car cat.Indicative type of car1 adult in car2 adults in car3 adults in car4 adults in car5 adults in car
1.0Toyota Yaris, VW Polo 5 doors or similar3297179217361526x
1.1Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar3353182017711540x
2.0Toyota Auris, VW Golf 5 doors or similar33531820177115401568
2.6Toyota Auris Automatic or similar35281904182715891596
3.0Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar35701932183415961603
3.1Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar36191953184816101617
4.0Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar36471974186216171617
4.1Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar37032002188316241631
5.0Toyota RAV4 4wd, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd or similar40602170199517221708
5.1Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd Automatic, Hyundai ix35 4wd Automatic or similar41512226203717431729
7.1Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar46132457217718551813
9.9VW Caravelle 4XD 9 seater or similar48162555224719041855
 

Prices (EUR) for confirmed bookings made prior to / including 31st March 2017

Car cat.Indicative type of car1 adult in car2 adults in car3 adults in car4 adults in car5 adults in car
1.0Toyota Yaris, VW Polo 5 doors or similar2653150514631253x
1.1Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar2709153314771267x
2.0Toyota Auris, VW Golf 5 doors or similar27091533147712671288
2.6Toyota Auris Automatic or similar28701617153313091330
3.0Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar29121638154713301337
3.1Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar29541659156113371344
4.0Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar29821673156813441351
4.1Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar30381694158913581358
5.0Toyota RAV4 4wd, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd or similar33671862170114351421
5.1Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd Automatic, Hyundai ix35 4wd Automatic or similar34511904172914561442
7.1Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar38852121186915681526
9.9VW Caravelle 4XD 9 seater or similar40742212193916171568

Prices (EUR) for confirmed bookings made from 1st April 2017

Car cat.Indicative type of car1 adult in car2 adults in car3 adults in car4 adults in car5 adults in car
1.0Toyota Yaris, VW Polo 5 doors or similar2842161015681344x
1.1Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar2898163815821358x
2.0Toyota Auris, VW Golf 5 doors or similar28981638158213581379
2.6Toyota Auris Automatic or similar30731729163814001421
3.0Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar31151750165214211428
3.1Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar31641778167314281435
4.0Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar31921792168014351449
4.1Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar32481813170114561456
5.0Toyota RAV4 4wd, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd or similar36051995182015331519
5.1Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd Automatic, Hyundai ix35 4wd Automatic or similar36962037184815611540
7.1Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar41582268200216801631
9.9VW Caravelle 4XD 9 seater or similar43612366207217291680
 

Prices (EUR) for confirmed bookings made prior to / including 31st March 2017

Car cat.Indicative type of car1 adult in car2 adults in car3 adults in car4 adults in car5 adults in car
1.0Toyota Yaris, VW Polo 5 doors or similar2268132312881085x
1.1Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar2317135113091099x
2.0Toyota Auris, VW Golf 5 doors or similar23171351130910991127
2.6Toyota Auris Automatic or similar248711421135111411155
3.0Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar25061442136511551162
3.1Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar25481463137911621169
4.0Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar25831477139311691176
4.1Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar26251498140711831183
5.0Toyota RAV4 4wd, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd or similar30381715150512531246
5.1Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd Automatic, Hyundai ix35 4wd Automatic or similar31291757153312811267
7.1Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar35421960166613721344
9.9VW Caravelle 4XD 9 seater or similar37312051179214211379

Prices (EUR) for confirmed bookings made from 1st April 2017

Car cat.Indicative type of car1 adult in car2 adults in car3 adults in car4 adults in car5 adults in car
1.0Toyota Yaris, VW Polo 5 doors or similar2429141413791162x
1.1Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar2478144914001176x
2.0Toyota Auris, VW Golf 5 doors or similar24781449140011761204
2.6Toyota Auris Automatic or similar266141519144912181239
3.0Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar26811540146312391246
3.1Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar27231568147712461253
4.0Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar27651582149112531260
4.1Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar28071603150512671267
5.0Toyota RAV4 4wd, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd or similar32481834161013441330
5.1Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd Automatic, Hyundai ix35 4wd Automatic or similar33461883163813721358
7.1Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar37872100178514701435
9.9VW Caravelle 4XD 9 seater or similar39902198191815191477

 

Superior Self-Drive Holiday

Upgrade your comfort car rental holiday to the best possible accommodation with premium amenities, either for the full duration of your stay or only selected nights. The upgrade can either be to a superior room in a comfort hotel, or a standard room in an upscale hotel.
The cost for a superior upgrade is 78 EUR per room per night (on prices in comfort category).
This upgrade is only available upon request. Let us know during the booking process just how superior you want your holiday to be, and we'll customize your trip!

 

Late Arrival Supplement

Late Arrival Supplement for passengers arriving late evening/night. Stay at Airport Hotel Smari at Keflavik International Airport for your pre night instead of Hveragerdi Area. Supplement per room per night is 49 EUR in Category Comfort and 70 EUR on prices in Economy and Budget.  

 

Discounts & special offers

15% discount for departures in May and September

 

Children rate

Valid when one child shares a double room with 2 adults:

  • Children 2-11 years old: EUR 54 / GBP 41 / USD 62 / CAD 83  per night. Add the total to the rate for 2 adults in car.
  • Children 12 years and older pay full price as adults.
  • Children's accommodation consists of an extra bed/mattress on the floor.

 

Child Seat 0-13 kg approx. EUR 27 / GBP 21 / USD 31 / CAD 41 per rental.

Child Booster 9-25 kg approx. EUR 11 / GBP 8 / USD 13 / CAD 17 per rental. Payable on spot.

 


Prices may change without prior notice. If an incorrect price has been listed, we reserve the right to refuse, cancel or limit any order placed at the incorrect price.

 

Rooms

  • 1 Person = 1 single room
  • 2 Persons = 1 double/twin room
  • 3 Persons = 1 double/twin + 1 single room
  • 4 Persons = 2 double/twin rooms
  • 5 Persons = 2 double/twin + 1 single room

Car Rental

Our selfdrive packages include basic insurance (CDW), unlimited mileage, VAT, a GPS system and two authorized drivers.

Accommodation

Quality is an important factor for Iceland Travel. When organizing our tours we choose accommodation with regards to quality, value for money, location and service provided.

 
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Budget self-drive holiday

By selecting a budget self-drive holiday you'll lower your costs considerably as you'll be staying in accommodation with shared facilities.br /> These are a combination of basic hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses. All rooms have made-up beds and some rooms have washbasins. Showers and WC are shared facilities. The first night in all budget self-drives with Iceland Travel include a accommodation with private facilities in the town of Hveragerdi.

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Economy self-drive holiday

Our economy self-drives offer you the chance to travel around Iceland in a worry free spirit, staying in accommodation with private facilities without stretching your budget. Throughout your stay you'll be residing in a combination of standard hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses. Your final night will be in a 3 star hotel in Reykjavik.

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Comfort self-drive holiday

Our comfort self-drive holidays allow you to spend your days exploring rural Iceland, knowing your nights will be spent in the most comfortable accommodation each area has to offer. Throughout the tour you'll stay in quality hotels and guesthouses where all rooms have private facilities. Your final night will be in a 4 star hotel in Reykjavik.

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Superior self-drive holiday

Upgrade your comfort car rental holiday to the best possible accommodation with premium amenities, either for the full duration of your stay or only selected nights. The upgrade can either be to a superior room in a comfort hotel, or a standard room in an upscale hotel.
The cost for a superior upgrade is 84 EUR per room per night (on prices in comfort category).
This upgrade is only available upon request. Let us know during the booking process just how superior you want your holiday to be, and we'll customize your trip!

Late Arrival Supplement

Late Arrival Supplement for passengers arriving late evening/night. Stay at Airport Hotel Smari at Keflavik International Airport for your pre night instead of Hveragerdi Area. Supplement per room per night is 48 EUR in Category Comfort and 63 EUR on prices in Economy and Budget.

 

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THANK YOU for everything! You all were professional, beyond helpful, kind and so quickly responsive. 
We had an amazing trip and wanted to extend our appreciation to you.

Karoline R. (USA)

We have returned from our wonderful holiday in Iceland and want to thank you that everything went very smoothly and we loved your beautiful country.  I am returning very reluctantly to our much busier world here.

As far as the hotels were concerned, the Skogar hotel was our favourite.  Very pleasant room and facilities, very warm welcome and excellent dinner and breakfast, as well as use of the hot-tub.

Hotel Hofn was also very comfortable, in a beautiful position, and good food.

Akureyri Icelandair Hotel we enjoyed very much with a pleasant room looking out onto the town.

Our room at Framnes Hotel looked out onto the street which was very busy and noisy till very late at night as the trucks were going in and out of the fisheries.

Hotel Leifur Eiriksson was in an excellent position but very basic.  I know I requested it, but I had the wrong name - the hotel we were recommended was the Sunna.

This is just a brief summary for your information - we have no complaints.

Agnes G. (UK)

FANTASTIC! Everything was so smooth. Every reservation was solid, the car was nice, every location was comfortable, the itinerary and GPS coordinates made everything easy to find. All of the providers were great and friendly. It was a completely enjoyable and no stress experience all the way around. Iceland is one of the most beautiful places we have ever visited and our only regret is that we did not plan at least twice as long to stay there. The online travel guide was great and the package of information we received from Iceland Travel at our first stop out-shined our expectations. The map really makes it easy to plan some side trips off the direct route plotted by the GPS and it kept us safe the one time the GPS tried to take us over a mountain that our car wasn't rated for. Love their online chat -before booking and preparing for our trip, IT was quick to answer all of our questions, no matter how trivial. We wish everyone made booking and exploring someplace so enjoyable.

Albert D., USA