SELF-DRIVE 8 DAYS
Route 1 or the Ring Road is a main road in Iceland that runs around the island and connects all habitable parts of the country. The total length of the road is 1,339 kilometers. Here you will find some details about places you will see on your self-drive tour around Iceland.
Possibility of changes in the first and the last day, due to time of arrival and departure.
The price tablet below is calculated for 2 persons and 4 persons, depends on the number of persons in your party and which car you choose.
Dates Available all year round.
Up to 40% discount in the winter time.
You arrive in Keflavik, transferred to Reykjavik where you will spend the first night.
The rental car of your choice will be delivered at your accommodation at 8:00 a clock. You will start your trip and go south to Thingvellir, the National Park, where the Althingi an open air Icelandic Parliament was established around the year 930 AD. This was also the venue for almost all major events in Icelandic history until 1798. From Thingvellir you will head to Geysir where the hot water eruptions were first noted in 1294. The star of Geyser is Strokkur which throws hot water up to 30 meters into the air every 5 minutes. After Geysir there is Gullfoss (Golden Fall) a beautiful and one of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland. From there you go on South to Seljalandsfoss, a special waterfall because it can be accessed from behind. Next there is Skogar where you can visit a museum and take a walk up to the waterfall Skogarfoss. You will spend your first night in the surroundings of the glacier Myrdalsjokull.
You will enjoy the small peninsula Dyrholaey and the black sand beaches , the little village Vik with 280 habitants and the remarkable features of Reynisdrangar, the site of black basalt columns sculpted by the sea. You will pass Kirkjubæjarklaustur it is a place where the first monastery in Iceland was build. From there continue to Skaftafell the national park. Skaftafell is a wonderful place, located at the mouth of Vatnajokull the largest glacier in Europe. Jokulsarlon is a ready-made photo-opportunity. Your second night you will spend in the Jokulsarlon area.
Now you are on the East-coast and there are the fascinating landscape and the Fjordi, mountains and fishing villages such as Djupivogur, Stodvarfjordur, Faskrudsfjordur, Reydarfjordur, Eskifjordur, after enjoying this drive on the East coast and the sea view the night is spend in Egilsstadir.
From Egilsstadir you travel in the direction of Myvatn visiting Dettifoss the most powerful waterfall in Iceland, Asbyrgi a magnificent place of nature and Jokulsargljufur, Tjorunes, Husavik, the lake Myvatn and possibly of enjoying a nice bath in nature, the fourth night is spent in Laugar.
From Laugar you will head to Iceland´s second biggest city Akureyri, often called “the capital of the Nord” there you can spend some time exploring this city with a population of about 17.200 it is by far the largest outside the Reykjavik capital area, and it is located in the magnificent fjords Eyjafjordur, you will then continue in the direction West to the area of Laugarbakki you will enjoy the fifth night.
This day you are driving to the South towards Reykjavik, you will pass Reykholt where Snorri Sturluson one of the authors of the Sagas lived in the middle ages. Then there is Hraunfossar a very special waterfall that comes steaming from underneath the lava of Hallmundarhraun. There nearby is Deildartunguhver a hot water spewing geyser (97°C) in the lava of Hallmundarhraun there we will find the biggest caves in Iceland where the cave Vídgeymir is, it is told to be one of the biggest in the world and Surtshellir is the longest one, in the 17th Century some outlaws lived there. From there you will head to Reykjavik, and will enjoy the city, and spend your last night.
Transport to the Keflavik airport for departure.
Rental car of your choice, with unlimited km and Insurance CDW.
Accommodation in standard double room with breakfast.
A map of Iceland.
A local assistant.
A local SIM card to contact us.
Airfares, taxes and fees.
All what is not mentioned above.