Iceland Self-Drive Ring Road Adventure

7 Days /  6 Nights

Iceland Self-Drive Ring Road Adventure

7 Days / 6 Nights
Departures: November 2023 - December 2024

From $1,937 AUD
Trip Style
Independent Travel

Self-Drive Adventure

Departure city: Reykjavik, Iceland
End city: Reykjavik, Iceland

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Take a once-in-a-lifetime road trip around Iceland’s entire Ring Road highway, passing through unforgettable and otherworldly landscapes and natural wonders.



  • Road trip around the entire beautiful country of Iceland
  • Drive your own car, stopping whenever you want
  • See landscapes and landmarks that will take your breath away


accommodation style
6 Nights Accommodation
hostel or 3-star hotel
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Breakfasts included for 3-star hotel category only
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Driving plan and contact person + Basic car insurance
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7-day Small car rental
This is a self-guided tour
  • International and/or domestic flights
  • Driver or guide
  • Fuel, parking fees and tolls for rental vehicles
  • Meals and beverages (unless mentioned)
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in 'inclusions'


Departure Time: Anytime


Arrival and West Iceland


Arrive and pick up your rental car. Explore some of the interesting sights in West Iceland such as the spectacular lava fields and mountains of Borgarfjordur. You'll spend the night in Borgarnes.


Please note that you must be a minimum of 20 years old to take this tour, and have a valid driver's license and a credit card for the car rental.


Optional places to visit:

  • The Settlement Centre at Borgarnes
  • Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls
  • The village of Reykholt
  • Glymur waterfall hiking

Akureyri and Trollaskagi


Drive through the pleasant mountain landscapes of the North West. Today, you'll visit Akureyri downtown, Akureyrarkirkja and the botanical gardens. Spend the night in the cool capital of the north, Akureyri. Overnight in Akureyri.


Optional activities to do:

  • Whale watching tour
  • Horse-riding tour
  • River rafting Brewery tour

Lake Myvatn and the Waterfalls of the North


Discover the fascinating sights around Lake Myvatn - volcanic craters, bubbling geothermal activity, rock formations and more! We'll visit the Godafoss waterfall and the Hverir geothermal area. Take a detour to the powerful Dettifoss waterfall on your way to the East and also see the Jokulsargljufur glacial canyon. Other highlights include the lava rock formations at Dimmuborgir, the Skutustadagigar pseudocraters and the Grjotagja cave. Overnight in Egilsstadir.


Optional places to visit:

  • Studlagil canyon
  • Viti crater and Leirhnjukur geothermal area


Optional add-ons:

  • Myvatn Nature Baths

The Eastfjords


Follow the coastal route through the peaceful Eastfjords with options for detours to some of the more charming fishing villages, scenic fjords or a drive around the mystical Lake Lagarfljot. Overnight in Hofn.


Optional places to visit:

  • Seydisfjordur
  • Lake Lagarfljot

Explore the South Coast


The scenic south coast is home to many of Iceland's most famous attractions and some offbeat ones. Visit beautiful glaciers lagoons, waterfalls, black sand beaches and dramatic cliffs with views of world-famous glacier volcanoes along the way. Highlights will include Skaftafell nature reserve with Svartifoss waterfall, the Fjadrargljufur canyon, the Jokulsarlon and the Fjallsarlon glacier lagoons, the famous waterfall duo of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss, the Reynisfjara black sand beach and basalt columns, and Dyrholaey arch. Overnight in Vik or Hvolsvollur.


Optional activities to do:

  • Glacier hike / Ice climbing
  • Glacier lagoon boat tour
  • Glacier lagoon kayaking
  • Ice cave tour
  • Black sand beach ATV safari

Golden Circle


Drive to the Golden Circle, and see the three famous sights - Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir. Explore the Geysir geothermal area with Strokkur which erupts every 8-10 minutes. Marvel at Gullfoss, the golden falls, and explore Thingvellir National Park with the rift valley between the tectonic plates. There are also several options for activities and lesser-visited gems in this area. Overnight in Reykjavik.


Optional add-ons:

  • Snorkelling between the tectonic plates in Silfra
  • Snowmobiling on Langjokull
  • Secret Lagoon geothermal baths

Reykjavik or Reykjanes


A flexible day to spend time getting to know the capital of Reykjavik or the wonders of the Reykjanes peninsula before your departure. Highlights today include seeing Reykjavik old harbour, Harpa Concert Hall, Solfar sculpture, Hallgrimskirkja church, and Laugavegur.


Optional places to visit:

  • The lava fields, geothermal areas, remote beaches, bird cliffs and colourful lakes of the Reykjanes peninsula
  • The Bridge between the Continents


Optional add-ons:

  • Reykjavik food walk
  • Lava ATV safari
  • Blue Lagoon geothermal spa
  • Inside the Volcano tour
7 Day Iceland Self-Drive Ring Road Adventure Map

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