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This 8 days road trip covers all of Iceland’s main attractions along the Ring Road. Among the highlights are the geothermal area of Geysir, with hot springs and bubbling mud pools, the spectacular Jökulsarlón Glacier lagoon, where icebergs float on the lagoon and the Lonely Planet’s 2015 pick as the best place to visit in Europe: Akureyri.

Our Road Trips with fixed dates offer pre-booked accommodations on certain days; all there is left to do is to choose a car and start looking forward to an adventure in Iceland!

This comfortably-paced trip also has the benefit of being confirmed in one business day, along with knowing at the time of booking what hotels you will be using.

What’s in it for you?

  • Digital itinerary with the Iceland Travel Companion.
  • 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!
  • Flexibility. With comprehensive maps and your own vehicle, drive at your own pace. Choose your preferred stops during the day and hunt for northern lights in the evening.


  • Visit the must-see attractions of the Golden Circle at your own pace.
  • Travel in the footsteps of the Viking Sagas in Borgarfjordur and surrounding area.
  • View the mystical lava columns on a black sand beach
  • Explore the surreal volcanic beauty of the Reykjanes Peninsula´s Geopark (UNESCO designation)
  • Witness the majestic beauty of the Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon
  • With an easy upgrade of your rental car to a 4wd, you can travel through the highland track of Kaldidalur, a mountain pass between two glaciers in the south.


You must be 21 years of age to rent a car, 23 years of age to rent car cat. 5.0 or higher.


  • Rental car for 7  days with CDW, unlimited mileage, VAT, GPS system, theft protection, and two authorized drivers. Types of Car recommended: any.
  • Car pick-up and drop-off at Keflavik Airport
  • Accommodation with private bathrooms for 7 nights
  • Breakfast daily, except arrival
  • FREE GPS system and no charges for an additional driver
  • Car pick up/drop off at Keflavik International Airport
  • Tablet with our new travel app, the Iceland Travel Companion. The app includes:
    • Thousands of points of interest from nature to shopping
    • Safety guidelines and links to the Icelandic Meteorological Office and The Icelandic Road Administration
    • A detailed description of your journey, including hotel itinerary and a GPS road guide to each hotel
    • A map view of your Iceland road trip
    • Detailed pdf travel book about Iceland in English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and French
  • Detailed Travel Booklet – Electronic version
  • 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 your last day, an additional supplement will be necessary unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the included day rental is up and use our FlyBus departure transfer.


Departures daily, except Saturdays!

Our road trip packages are designed by our team of travel experts. They are created for people like you who want to experience the very best of what Iceland has to offer. To get the best value Iceland Travel has to offer, book our road trips online. Please note that changes to the packages will incur a service fee.

With our exclusive road trip app you don´t have to worry about missing out and you will always find your way to your hotel after a full day of traveling. It is easy to book day tours and activities in the app when you are on the road.

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Day 1: Arrival in Iceland

Pick up your rental car at Keflavik International airport and explore Reykjanes peninsula or head to the Blue Lagoon for a relaxing soak (the Blue Lagoon must be reserved in advance; we are happy to help you with booking an entrance time).  Recently recognized by UNESCO as an internationally significant Geopark, Reykjanes Peninsula has over 50 interesting geological features that you can explore.  Those who enjoy history might want to visit the Viking World exhibit, which includes the famous Islendingur Viking longboat replica that sailed between Iceland and North America in the year 2000.

Overnight in Grindavik.

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Day 2: Thingvellir - Gullfoss - Geysir - South Shore

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

Breakfast at your hotel.  Today’s highlights include the geologically and historically significant Thingvellir National Park, the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall, and the completely unique 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.

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Day 3: Kirkjubaejarklaustur - Skaftafell - Jokulsarlon - Hofn

Lava Fields – Europe’s Largest National Park – Glacial Lagoon with Icebergs – Europe’s Largest Glacier

Breakfast at your hotel.  Drive through the village of Kirkjubaejarklaustur, the 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 harbour town, Hofn, also known as the lobster capital of northern Europe.

Overnight in the Hornafjordur area.

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Day 4: Hofn - Djupivogur - Reydarfjordur - Egilsstadir

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

Breakfast at your hotel.  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 visiting Petra’s famous collection of local stones and minerals in Stodvarfjordur.

Overnight in East Iceland.

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Day 5: Egilsstadir - Dettifoss - Husavik

Highland Desert – Europe’s Most Powerful Waterfall – Magnificent Canyon – Whale Watching Town

Breakfast at your hotel.  Travel across the Modrudalsoraefi highlands renowned for their stark, untouched beauty towards the north-eastern gateway of Vatnajokull National Park.  In the park you will see Dettifoss, Europe’s mightiest waterfall. You‘ll also visit the magnificent horseshoe-shaped canyon Asbyrgi. Drive onwards from the park to Tjornes peninsula and the friendly fishing port of Husavik.  This town is known as Iceland‘s whale-watching capital, and you might opt to take a whale watching tour in a beautiful oak boat.

Overnight in Northeast Iceland.

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Day 6: Lake Myvatn – Godafoss – Akureyri – Sauðarkrokur

Bizarre Lava Formations – Geothermal & Volcanic Activity – Waterfall “Of the Gods”- The Capital of North Iceland

Breakfast at your hotel.  Explore the highlights of the Lake Myvatn area, including the mystical volcanic formations at Dimmuborgir, the pseudo craters at Skutustadir, the colourful sulphurous slopes of Namaskard, and the Krafla volcanic area. Drive to Godafoss waterfall en route to Akureyri, the charming “capital “of northern Iceland.  Drive through the historical region of Skagafjordur renowned for horse breeding and Viking Saga history. You have an option of visiting the old farmstead at Glaumbaer a great example of old Icelandic turf manor architecture.

Overnight in Northwest Iceland

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Day 7: Borgarvirki - Hvitserkur - Borgarfjordur - Reykjavik

Viking Fortress – Basalt stack – Scenic Fjord

Breakfast at your hotel.  Continue to the bay of Hunafloi and explore Iceland‘s north-west.  Some interesting sites include Borgarvirki, a columnar basalt fortress used in Viking-age battles, and the remarkably-shaped Hvitserkur crag jutting straight out from the sea near Vatsnes Peninsula. On your way back to Reykjavik, cross the Holtavorduheidi plateau into the Borgarfjordur area.  Here you can see the unique lava falls, Hraunfossar.  Return to Reykjavik in the evening.

If you have a 4WD vehicle, another option is to travel across the barren Kjolur highland road (unpaved mountain track open from mid-June through August), passing through the geothermal wilderness oasis at Hveravellir before entering into South Iceland and driving to Reykjavik.

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Day 8: Departure

Breakfast at your hotel.  Drive back to Keflavik International Airport we recommend departing your hotel no later than three hours before your flight departs.

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