Drive Through Iceland in Your Own Private Car

   
 
 

Ring Road Highlights

Iceland Self Drive Tour

2017 Departures
DailyJuly 1st to August 31st
Prices From$2114 per Person Double
2017 Departures
DailyMay 1st to May 31st
Prices From$1796 per Person Double
2017 Departures
DailyOctober 1st to October 30th
Prices From$1796 per Person Double

Drive through the most magnificent natural sights that Iceland has to offer.You will drive across picturesque villages, past waterfalls, hot springs, geysers, and ancient Icelandic sights. Explore lava formations, fjords, and icebergs during this unforgettable one week adventure vacation.

Itinerary

 
Day 1     Keflavik - Hveragerdi
Accommodation: Ork Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Geothermal Lagoon – Flower village – Geothermal Greenhouses

Approximate mileage: ca. 100 km / 62 miles

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

From Keflavík International Airport we recommend driving the southern coast of the Reykjanes peninsula towards your first overnight stay in the charming village of Hveragerði. The village is one of the few sites in the world located directly on top 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.

optional: Blue Lagoon with entrance & towel

optional:visit to Fakasel Horse Park- Horse Theater Show

 
Day 2     Thingvellir - Geysir - Vik
Meals: Breakfast

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

Approximate mileage: ca. 310 km / 193 miles

Today's highlights include Thingvellir National Park a place of great geological and historical interest, the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hot-spring area. Drive along the south shore, viewing Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, the black sand beaches around Vík and Mýrdalsjökull glacier.

Optional: Snowmobiling on Myrdalsjokull Glacier (from Basecamp)

and Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths

 
Day 3     Vik - Kirkjubaejarklaustur - Skaftafell National Park - Jokulsarlon
Meals: Breakfast

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

Approximate mileage: ca. 270 km / 168 miles

Drive through the village of Kirkjubæjarklaustur, explore Skaftafell National Park, a green oasis nestling below the great Vatnajökull glacier surrounded by black desert sands. Continue to Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon and onwards to the charming harbor town Höfn known as the lobster capital of northern Europe.

Optional: Boat tour on Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon; glacier hike in Skaftafell area.

 
Day 4     Hofn - Egilsstadir
Meals: Breakfast

Narrow Fjords – Steep Mountains – Picturesque Coastline – Mineral Collection

Approximate mileage: ca. 300 km / 186 miles

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 or visit Petra's famous collection of local stones and minerals at Stöðvarfjörður.( booked locally)

Optional: Dinner with the Locals (from Egilsstadir, East Iceland)

 
Day 5     Egilsstadir - Dettifoss - Husavik
Meals: Breakfast

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

Approximate mileage: ca. 310 km / 193 miles

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

Optional: Whale watching from Húsavík

 
Day 6     Lake Myvatn - Akureyri - Skagafjordur
Meals: Breakfast

Bizarre Lava Formations – Geothermal & Volcanic Activity – Rich Birdlife – Waterfall "Of the Gods" – Iceland's Second Largest City

Approximate mileage: ca. 130 km / 81 miles

Explore highlights of the Lake Mývatn area, including the mystical volcanic formations at Dimmuborgir, the pseudo craters at Skútustaðir, the colorful sulfurous slopes of Námaskarð and Krafla volcanic area. Drive to Goðafoss waterfall, the capital of the north Akureyri or Skagafjörður area.

Optional: Bird museum in Mývatn.Paid for locally.

 
Day 7     Varmahlid - Reykholt - Borgarnes - Hvalfjordur
Meals: Breakfast

Fertile Farmlands - Glacial Rivers - Folk Museum - Scenic Fjord

Approximate mileage: ca. 490 km / 305 miles

Drive through the historical region of Skagafjörður renowned for horse breeding. You have an option of visiting the old farmstead at Glaumbær a great example of old Icelandic architecture. Continue to the bay of Húnaflói and across Holtavörðuheiði plateau, enter Borgarfjörður area. Return to Reykjavík in the evening.

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

Optional: River rafting in Skagafjörður; horse riding in Skagafjörður; seal watching tour from Hvammstangi.

 
Day 8     Reykjavik - Keflavik
Meals: Breakfast

Arrangements end after breakfast.

 

Notes

THESE PRICES VALID ONLY OF BOOKED AND CONFIRMED PRIOR TO/INCLUDING MARCH 31, 2017. Inquire for rates for booking confirmed after March 31st.

Price in USD per person in double room with private facilities with recommended Compact Car (cat 2): Inquire for rates on other car categories.

LATE ARRIVAL SUPPLEMENT FOR PASSENGERS ARRIVING LATE EVENING/NIGHT. YOU STAY THE FIRST NIGHT AT AIRPORT HOTEL SMARI AT KEFLAVIK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT INSTEAD OF HOTEL IN HVERAGERDI.

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 neccessary unless you choose to return the car in Reykjavik when the 7day rental is up and use our flybus departure transfer.

Prices reflect recommended Category 2 car.

Car Categories

Grp 1.0 Economy 2wd Toyota Yaris or similar

Grp 1.1 Economy 2wd Automatic Toyota Yaris Automatic or similar

Grp 2.0 Compact 2wd Toyota Auris or similar

Grp 3.0 Intermediate 2wd Toyota Avensis Sedan or similar

Grp 3.1 Intermediate 2wd Automatic Toyota Avensis Sedan Automatic or similar

Grp 4.0 Intermediate 4wd Station Skoda Octavia 4wd Station or similar

Grp 4.1 Intermediate 4wd Station Automatic Skoda Octavia 4wd Station Automatic or similar

Grp 5.0 Medium 4wd Toyota RAV4 4wd or similar

Grp 5.1 Medium 4wd Automatic Toyota RAV4 4wd AUTOMATIC or similar

Grp 6.0 Medium Station Volkswagen Sharan 7 seater or similar

Grp 7.1 Large 4wd Automatic Toyota Land Cruiser GX 4WD Automatic or similar

Price Includes
Gps
Detailed Itinerary, Road Atlas and Maps
Daily Breakfast
Hotel Accommodation As Indicated in Itinerary
Rental Car , Cat. 2, Gps
Price Does Not Include
 Optional Excursions
 Air
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