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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

  • 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

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

For travel period from 1st May - 30th September.
1st June – 14th June & 22nd August – 31st August are offered with a 10% discount of below prices.
May and September are offered with a 20% discount of below prices. If you would like to book this self drive in April or October, please contact us.

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 similar3080167316171428x
1.1Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar3136170116381442x
2.0Toyota Auris, VW Golf 5 doors or similar31361701163814421463
2.6Toyota Auris Automatic or similar32971778170114841491
3.0Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar33391806170814911498
3.1Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar33811827172215051512
4.0Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar34091841173615121512
4.1Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar34581869175715261526
5.0Toyota RAV4 4wd, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd or similar37872030186216101589
5.1Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd Automatic, Hyundai ix35 4wd Automatic or similar38782072189016311603
7.1Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar43052289203717361694
9.9VW Caravelle 4XD 9 seater or similar45012387209317851736

Prices per person (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 similar3297179217221526x
1.1Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar3353182017431540x
2.0Toyota Auris, VW Golf 5 doors or similar33531820174315401554
2.6Toyota Auris Automatic or similar35281904181315891589
3.0Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar35701932182015961596
3.1Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar36191953183416101610
4.0Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar36471967184816171610
4.1Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar37032002186916311624
5.0Toyota RAV4 4wd, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd or similar40532170198117221694
5.1Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd Automatic, Hyundai ix35 4wd Automatic or similar41512219200917431708
7.1Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar46062450217018551799
9.9VW Caravelle 4XD 9 seater or similar48162555222619111848
 

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

For travel period from 1st May - 30th September.
1st June – 14th June & 22nd August – 31st August are offered with a 10% discount of below prices.
May and September are offered with a 20% discount of below prices. If you would like to book this self drive in April or October, please contact us.

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 similar2667149814491260x
1.1Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar2723152614631274x
2.0Toyota Auris, VW Golf 5 doors or similar27231526146312741288
2.6Toyota Auris Automatic or similar28771610152613161323
3.0Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar29261631154013231330
3.1Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar29681652155413301337
4.0Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar30031666156113441344
4.1Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar30451694157513511358
5.0Toyota RAV4 4wd, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd or similar33811855168014421421
5.1Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd Automatic, Hyundai ix35 4wd Automatic or similar34721897171514631435
7.1Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar38992114186215681526
9.9VW Caravelle 4XD 9 seater or similar40812212191816101561

Prices per person (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 similar2856160315401351x
1.1Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar2912163115541365x
2.0Toyota Auris, VW Golf 5 doors or similar29121631155413651372
2.6Toyota Auris Automatic or similar30801722162414071407
3.0Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar31291743163814141414
3.1Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar31781771165214211421
4.0Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar32131785165914351428
4.1Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar32551813167314491442
5.0Toyota RAV4 4wd, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd or similar36191988178515401512
5.1Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd Automatic, Hyundai ix35 4wd Automatic or similar37172030182715681526
7.1Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar41722261198116801624
9.9VW Caravelle 4XD 9 seater or similar43682366204417221659
 

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

For travel period from 1st May - 30th September.
1st June – 14th June & 22nd August – 31st August are offered with a 10% discount of below prices.
May and September are offered with a 20% discount of below prices. If you would like to book this self drive in April or October, please contact us.

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 similar2268130912601071x
1.1Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar2324133712811085x
2.0Toyota Auris, VW Golf 5 doors or similar23241337128110851099
2.6Toyota Auris Automatic or similar24781414133011201134
3.0Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar25201435134411341141
3.1Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar25621456135811411148
4.0Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar25901477137211481155
4.1Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar26391498138611621162
5.0Toyota RAV4 4wd, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd or similar29611659149112391232
5.1Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd Automatic, Hyundai ix35 4wd Automatic or similar30451701152612671246
7.1Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar34651911165913651330
9.9VW Caravelle 4XD 9 seater or similar36472002172214141365

Prices per person (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 similar2429140013441148x
1.1Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar2485142813651162x
2.0Toyota Auris, VW Golf 5 doors or similar24851428136511621169
2.6Toyota Auris Automatic or similar26531512141411971204
3.0Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar26951533142812111211
3.1Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar27441561144212181218
4.0Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar27721582146312251232
4.1Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar28211603147712461239
5.0Toyota RAV4 4wd, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd or similar31711778158913231309
5.1Toyota RAV4 4wd Automatic, Suzuki Grand Vitara 4wd Automatic, Hyundai ix35 4wd Automatic or similar32551820162413581323
7.1Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4wd Automatic or similar37102044176414631414
9.9VW Caravelle 4XD 9 seater or similar38992142183415121449

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 89 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 20 EUR in Category Comfort and 78 EUR on prices in Economy and Budget.

Discounts & special offers

 

 

Children rate

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

  • Children 2-11 years old: EUR 64 / GBP 60 / USD 74 / CAD 99  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 25 / USD 31 / CAD 42 per rental.

Child Booster 9-25 kg approx. EUR 11 / GBP 10 / 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