10-Day Self-Drive Tour of the Complete Ring Road of Iceland with Top Attractions & Snaefellsnes

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Summary

Starts from
Keflavík Airport
Ends in
Keflavík Airport
Duration
10 days & 9 nights
Difficulty
Easy
Available
Apr. - Sept.
Accommodation
9 nights included
Car rental
10 days included

Description

Make the most of your time in Iceland with this extensive 10-day self-drive tour of the Ring Road and Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Travelers seeking to discover Iceland's famous natural wonders and numerous hidden gems should book this top-rated self-drive tour now.

Your multi-day self-drive tour begins on day one when you pick up your rental car from the Keflavik International Airport or Reykjavik city. Then you'll be ready to hit the road in your comfortable, modern vehicle and travel around Iceland on your own schedule.

This self-drive package helps you save money without sacrificing any of the experiences. You will drive around the entire Ring Road, taking you around the country, including the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and the famous Golden Circle. Taking this 10-day self-drive tour is a fantastic way to see Iceland at an excellent price point and ensure you don't miss any of the best attractions.

As experts on everything to do with Iceland, we've done all the planning for you. You don't need to spend weeks researching and organizing with this hand-crafted trip at your fingertips.

You'll travel in style and comfort over the following 10 days. Your accommodation will always have an ensuite bathroom, and breakfast is included.

During this multi-day self-drive tour, you have total freedom to choose where to drive and when to leave. There are no bus schedules or impatient tour guides to worry about. You can spend as much time in each spot as you'd like, taking in Iceland at your own pace.

At Guide to Iceland, we want you to experience the best natural beauty this country offers. We hope you'll leave feeling revitalized and exhilarated by the stunning Icelandic landscape.

To help with this, we've handpicked hidden locations where you can be almost entirely alone, far from noisy people or busy streets. These are included in your travel plan and detailed itinerary, which you'll receive after you book. 

Customize your vacation during booking to precisely what you've been dreaming of. On your way around the Golden Circle, snorkel in the space between two continental plates, go snowmobiling on the Langjokull glacier, or explore the inside of a volcanic magma chamber (if you're visiting between May and November). You can also tour an ice cave in the Myrdalsjokull glacier and visit the world-famous Blue Lagoon geothermal spa.

Furthermore, you could hike atop a glacier or board a ship to see the giants of the deep in the whale-watching capital of Europe. You can also get the lay of the land with a horse riding trek, journey into dark lava caves, or even walk inside manufactured channels within the Langjokull glacier.

At the end of your 10-day adventure, you'll drop your rental car back in Reykjavik or at the Keflavik International Airport.

Over 10 days, you can enjoy a wide range of stunning sights and activities, so get ready to book this fantastic trip! You'll get a personal travel agent who you can contact with any questions 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Best of all, there's no risk when you book this tour. You can cancel for free up to 24 hours before departure and receive a full refund.

Don't miss your opportunity to travel the complete Ring Road of Iceland, plus see the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Golden Circle attractions on your own schedule. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Included

9 nights of accommodation
Continental breakfast on all days
New rental car for 10 days
CDW car rental insurance
Gravel protection car insurance
Unlimited mileage
Unlimited in-car Wi-Fi
Detailed itinerary & travel plan
Personal travel agent
24/7 helpline
VAT & all taxes

Destinations

Reykjavik is the northernmost capital city in the world.Reykjavík / 2 nights
An abandoned house on the Reykjanes Peninsula presents a striking contrast against a lush green landscape.Southwest Iceland / 1 night
The Vatnajokull glacier in Southeast Iceland.Southeast Iceland / 1 night
East Iceland is a spectacular region.Eastfjords / 1 night
Lake Myvatn is Northeast Iceland's most famous attraction.Northeast Iceland / 1 night
North Iceland is home to many incredible attractions, such as the Hvitserkur rock formation.North Iceland / 1 night
Hvitserkur rock stands tall just off the coast of Northwest Iceland.Northwest Iceland / 1 night
Beautiful coastal geology helps to define the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.Snæfellsnes / 1 night
Deildartunguhver geothermal hot spring in West IcelandDeildartunguhver
Reykholt was home to Snorri Sturluson, a medieval writer.Reykholt

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Attractions

Þingvellir National Park is Iceland's only UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the major stops along the world famous Golden Circle sightseeing route.Thingvellir
Long-exposure photo of Gullfoss waterfall on a cloudy dayGullfoss
Geysir is a dormant hot spring in the geothermal area, Haukadalur Valley, found in South Iceland.Geysir
Þingvellir National Park, the only UNESCO World Heritage Site on Iceland’s mainland, is birthplace of the country’s parliament.Kerið
Seljalandsfoss on the South Coast of Iceland bathed in the otherworldly light of the midnight sun.Seljalandsfoss
The mighty Skógafoss waterfallSkógafoss
Dyrhólaey Peninsula is a 120 metre promenade famed for its staggering views of Iceland’s South Coast, as well as its historic lighthouse and wealth of birdlife.Dyrhólaey
Reynisfjara beach and Reynisdrangar cliffs in winterReynisfjara Black Sand Beach
Arial view of Reynisdrangar and Mt. ReynisfjallReynisdrangar
Jökulsárlón is one of Iceland's most popular and unique attractionsJökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
The icy diamonds of Diamond BeachDiamond Beach
Vestrahorn is a spectacular mountain, especially under the Northern Lights.Vestrahorn
Lagarfljot, in east Iceland, has a terrible monster in its depths, according to legend.Lagarfljót
Hallormstadaskogar surrounds lake Lagarfjlot.Hallormsstaðaskógur
Dettifoss waterfall in IcelandDettifoss
Asbyrgi Canyon in north Iceland is a centre of folklore and beauty.Ásbyrgi
Lake Myvatn is surrounded by stunning natural beautyMývatn
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
A hot spring and a lava cave: Grjótagjá hits two birds with one stone.Grjótagjá
Dimmuborgir, said in Nordic folklore to lead to the catacombs of hell.Dimmuborgir
Godafoss is a beautiful waterfall with ties to Iceland's religious history.Godafoss Waterfall
Beautiful flowers can be found in the Kjarnaskogur forest in Iceland.Kjarnaskogur
Puffins are residents of Eyjafjordur from May to September.Eyjafjörður
Trollaskagi is well known for its high population of Icelandic horses.Tröllaskagi
Holar is a village in Iceland with a notably pretty church.Hólar in Hjaltadalur
Hvítserkur, aka; “The Troll of North-West Iceland”, is a 15-metre (49ft) high basalt rock stack protruding from Húnaflói Bay.Hvítserkur
Mount Kirkjufell on Snaefellsnes peninsula is one of the most iconic mountains in IcelandKirkjufell
Djupalonssandur has beautiful natural featuresDjupalonssandur
Lóndrangar under the midnight sun.Lóndrangar
Snæfellsjökull glacier above the black church at Búðir village.Snæfellsjökull
Búðakirkja Church bathed by the Northern LightsBudir
Seals hauling out at Ytri Tunga.Ytri Tunga Beach
Hraunfossar is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in West Iceland.Hraunfossar
Borg á Mýrum is a church estate in Iceland.Borg á Mýrum
Kleifarvatn is the third largest lake in Iceland.Kleifarvatn
KrýsuvíkKrýsuvík
Gunnuhver is one of the geothermal areas on the Reykjanes Peninsula.Gunnuhver

Activities

Glacier Hiking
Snorkelling
Caving
Snowmobile
Horse Riding
Whale Watching
Sightseeing
Boat Trip
Hot Spring Bathing
Cultural Activity
Bird watching
Ice Caving
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Day 1

Day 1 – Reykjavík

  • Reykjavík - Arrival day
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Your first exciting day begins when you collect your car at the international airport in Keflavik. As you step into the comfortable modern vehicle, you'll feel the anticipation and excitement of what lies ahead.

First up, you'll drive to your accommodation in downtown Reykjavik. Remember that this trip offers complete flexibility and freedom, so you might first choose to visit the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, one of the country's top attractions.

The Blue Lagoon is a world-renowned spa known for its healing waters, vivid azure colors, and luxurious treatments. It's in the middle of a moss-covered lava field, giving it an otherworldly atmosphere. Many consider it the country's top attraction, and it's a fantastic place to rejuvenate after a long flight.

If you add the Blue Lagoon to your trip, it will be arranged according to your flights. If you're short on time today, this experience can be added to another day. Your travel consultant will be able to arrange this for you. If you have extra free time, there's still plenty to see and do in Reykjavik and on the Reykjanes Peninsula.

After settling in your hotel in Reykjavik, make the most of your proximity to one of Europe's most vibrant city centers. Explore the abundance of museums, galleries, restaurants, and bars to your heart's content.

Some of the city's top attractions include the Hallgrimskirkja church, the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre, and the Tjornin pond, a relaxing haven abundant in birdlife.

There's no shortage of fascinating museums to discover in Reykjavik. The National Museum of Iceland showcases objects from the settlement age to the present, whereas the Reykjavik Art Museum is a must for art enthusiasts. It highlights modern paintings and sculptures from well-known Icelandic artists and has a cafe and gift shop.

Your accommodation tonight is in the beautiful city of Reykjavik.

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Day 2

Day 2 – Southwest Iceland

  • Southwest Iceland
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  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Gullfoss waterfall
  • Geysir geothermal area
  • Kerid Crater
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Day two sends you along the Golden Circle driving route to see some of the country's best-known natural phenomena.

The first stop you can make on your self-drive Golden Circle tour is the Thingvellir National Park. Here, you can walk between the rift valley of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and explore an area that played a considerable role in Iceland's heritage. Its history as the site of the world's first representative parliament site has warranted its place on the UNESCO world heritage list. 

You can even opt into a snorkel in the crystal clear fissure Silfra, which runs right between the tectonic plates. Participants need to be comfortable in the water and be able to swim.

The geothermal valley of Haukadalur is home to the Geysir geothermal area, your second Golden Circle attraction. Here, you can see the geysers Strokkur and Geysir amid many beautiful hot springs and boiling mud pits. Strokkur erupts every 8-10 minutes for a guaranteed picture-perfect photo opportunity.

Iceland's most popular attraction is only a few miles away, a powerful waterfall named Gullfoss. A pathway takes you to the water's edge, where you can get a real sense of the enormous, natural power of the falls. On sunny days, Gullfoss features a rainbow in front, adding to its splendor.

You also have the chance to go on an optional snowmobile tour on Langjokull glacier. You'll be picked up at the Gullfoss waterfall. A snowmobile tour is an excellent way to add adrenaline to your trip and see sweeping glacial vistas. 

You can also book a horse ride on this day if the snowmobiling and snorkeling don't appeal to you. Icelandic horses are known for their calm and friendly temperaments, so you'll love interacting with these adorable animals. They also have two unique gaits, the tolt and the flying pace.

After an incredible day exploring the country's top attractions, you'll spend the night in one of the charming towns of Southwest Iceland.

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Day 3

Day 3 – Southeast Iceland

  • Southeast Iceland
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  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Skogafoss waterfall
  • Dyrholaey
  • Reynisfjara black sand beach
  • Reynisdrangar Sea Stacks
  • Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
  • Diamond Beach
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On day three, you'll take in the sight of two majestic waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. Each is unique and stunning in its own right. Seljalandsfoss has a path encircling it so that you can walk behind the falls. You can also get up close to the magnificent power of Skogafoss since the terrain at its base is relatively flat.

Further down the coast near Vik village, take a slight detour to admire the black volcanic beach, Reynisfjara, and the dramatic Dyrholaey and Reynisdrangar rock formations. This is also an excellent place for puffin watching. 

Today, you have the opportunity to have a glacier adventure. You can race across the Solheimajokull glacier tongue on a thrilling snowmobile tour. Or, if you'd like, you can visit a natural ice cave in Myrdalsjokull glacier. Only accessible via super jeep, this is the only ice cave you can visit year-round.  

You'll also have the choice of two glacier hikes today. You can start early and breathe in the fresh mountain air atop the Solheimajokull glacier. Nothing will wake you up and get your adrenaline pumping like a morning visit to a glacier.

Or you can end your day with a late afternoon hike at the Skaftafell nature reserve. At Skaftafell, you can walk through the white expanse of an outlet glacier in the beautiful Vatnajokull National Park.

Skaftafell nature reserve is great for any outdoor enthusiast, particularly if you enjoy hiking. There are many excellent tracks and trails. One of them leads to the stunning Svartifoss waterfall, which plunges over a wide cliff of hexagonal basalt columns.

On your way to your accommodation in Southeast Iceland, you'll pass the beautiful Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, where enormous icebergs that have broken off a nearby glacier float peacefully on the serene lagoon. Don't worry, you will have plenty of time tomorrow to explore this area further if you are tired after today's adventures.

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Day 4

Day 4 – Eastfjords

  • Eastfjords
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  • Vestrahorn
  • Lake Lagarfljot
  • Hallormsstadaskogur Forest
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After a good night's sleep and a nourishing breakfast, you'll explore the awe-inspiring Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, one of Iceland's most beautiful spots.

If you so desire, you can hop on an optional boat tour, which takes you on a meandering path through the lagoon amongst stunning icebergs of all shapes and sizes. You can choose between an amphibious boat or a smaller zodiac.

Make sure you stroll down to the black sandy beach nearby, affectionately named Diamond Beach, due to the number of sparkling icebergs scattered along it. The contrast of the ice chunks glittering like diamonds against the jet-black sand is a sight to behold and a picture-perfect photo opportunity.

Finally, you'll start on a zigzagging journey along the Eastfjords, passing tranquil fishing villages and sweeping coastal landscapes.

The Stokksnes headland is a highly-recommended place to stop en route. This magnificent headland features towering mountains and dramatic black sands, making it an excellent spot for photography.

Djupivogur is another superb place to stop and stretch your legs. Here, you can see Eggin i Gledivik, the 34 granite egg sculptures representing the area's bird species. Enjoy this quirky display of art as you marvel at the pristine waters of the Berufjordur fjord.

The Eastfjords is an off-the-beaten-track destination full of natural beauty. It's an incredible place to escape from a busy life and enjoy solitude and serenity far from the crowds. It's also the most reliable part of the country to see wild reindeer, so keep your eyes peeled for them!

Then, you'll head over to the town of Egilsstadir, which lies on the banks of the Lagarfljot glacial lake and has several restaurants and all the amenities you'll need. If you have time when you arrive, you could head to the lake and see if you can spot the Largfljot worm, a sea creature reported to live in its depths.

You'll spend the night in one of East Iceland's charming accommodations tonight.

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Day 5

Day 5 – Northeast Iceland

  • Northeast Iceland
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  • Dettifoss waterfall
  • Asbyrgi canyon
  • Lake Myvatn Area
  • Namaskard Pass
  • Grjotagja Cave
  • Dimmuborgir Lava Formations
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After waking up and enjoying your breakfast on day five, you could explore the Egilsstadir area before heading to see the treasures of the northeast. The East Iceland Heritage Museum in Egilsstadir is an excellent place for an authentic taste of Icelandic history, its original artifacts offering you a glimpse back in time.

Your drive today takes you north to Lake Myvatn, which is known for its geothermal landscapes, including the Namaskard hot springs, the Skutustadagigar pseudo-craters, the Dimmuborgir lava formations, and the Krafla volcano, one of Iceland's most visited volcanoes.

You can explore at your own pace, spending as little or as much time as you wish at each destination and customizing your day to perfectly meet your preferences.

Namaskard boasts an otherworldly and rugged landscape characterized by bubbling mud pools, steaming fumaroles, and vibrant mineral deposits. This area offers you a unique opportunity to witness the powerful forces of nature at work.

The Skutustadagigar pseudo-craters are a fascinating natural phenomenon formed by steam explosions when molten lava flowed over the wetlands. These distinct circular structures offer a photo-worthy opportunity with the beautiful Lake Myvatn stretched out before you. 

The Dimmuborgir lava formations are also known as "The Dark Cities." This area is renowned for its striking and intricate lava formations, created by volcanic activity thousands of years ago. The rugged landscapes of Dimmuborgir feature towering rock pillars, arches, and caves, creating an otherworldly and eerie atmosphere.

Dimmuborgir has inspired various folklore and legends in Icelandic culture, making it a fascinating destination for both nature lovers and those interested in the country's mythology. Visitors can explore the well-marked trails and immerse themselves in the surreal beauty of Dimmuborgir.

After exploring the many natural wonders around Lake Myvatn, relax by taking a dip in the soothing geothermal waters of the Myvatn Nature Baths. What better way to rejuvenate your body than soaking in Iceland's warm geothermal waters and enjoying your incredible natural surroundings?

After another fun-filled day of exploration, you'll spend the night in a countryside accommodation in North Iceland.

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Day 6

Day 6 – North Iceland

  • North Iceland
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  • Godafoss Waterfall
  • Kjarnaskogur
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Use your sixth day to explore a little more of Lake Myvatn and its unique surroundings. North Iceland has many top attractions and hidden gems that are easier to explore in summer.

The Diamond Circle is the north's magnificent driving route, taking in four spectacular attractions. After discovering Myvatn's hotspots, you could today explore the route's other three main sights, the Asbyrgi canyon, Dettifoss waterfall, and Husavik fishing village. 

You can drive through the Jokulsargljufur part of Vatnajokull National Park, with a visit to the Asbyrgi canyon. This is a fascinating horseshoe-shaped indentation in the landscape. Local legends say that this was caused by the Norse god Odin's eight-legged horse 'Sleipnir' planting a giant hoof on the ground.

You could also visit the mighty Dettifoss waterfall. Detiffoss is believed to be the most powerful waterfall in Europe. Its giant, towering size and strong rumble make it an impressive stop. Dettifoss was also featured at the beginning of the 2012 Ridley Scott sci-fi film Prometheus.

You could then head to the Northern town of Husavik. This seaside village is unofficially referred to as the whale-watching capital of Europe. From Husavik, you can take a trip out into the northern waters to spot some of these gentle giants of the sea.

If you'd like to go whale watching, there are two options. You could take a traditional whale-watching tour or a smaller Rib Boat tour to get closer to these spectacular sea mammals.

If you'd love a bit of relaxation in Husavik, you could visit the Husavik GeoSea Baths. This spa experience is a little different from other geothermal spas in Iceland. GeoSea's water is from the ocean. The warm salty waters have been said to contain therapeutic qualities, and you'll enjoy them with some impressive views of the surrounding landscape.

You'll then spend the night in North Iceland.

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Day 7

Day 7 – Northwest Iceland

  • Northwest Iceland
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  • Eyjafjordur fjord
  • Troll Peninsula
  • Holar i Hjaltadal
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On day seven, you'll have time to explore the area around Akureyri. Akureyri is often called "The Capital of the North," so you'll find all the amenities you need here, plus plenty to do.

You could visit the Akureyri Botanical Garden, home to thousands of plants and a cafe. Or visit one of the town's museums, such as the Akureyri Museum, The Industry Museum, or the Motorcycle Museum of Iceland.

Before you move on from the area, you could choose to add some activities to your day. If you haven't had the chance yet to go whale watching, you can take a whale-watching tour from Akureyri. You could also choose to see some of the natural sites of the area while riding an Icelandic horse on a horseriding tour.

After leaving Akureyri, you'll pass through the beautiful, mountainous area of the Trollaskagi peninsula to the old herring-fishing village of Siglufjordur. Then you'll drive to Hofsos, where you can enjoy the incredible scenery while relaxing in the town's thermal pool.

The pool's location is unbeatable. It lies on the shores of the Skagafjordur fjord, looking across the calm water and to the dramatic mountains. Easing your muscles in warm water is a fantastic way to rejuvenate your muscles between driving.

If you like local Icelandic handicrafts or you're traveling with children, we recommend stopping at Storholl farm, where the gallery Runalist is located. Children can play with and pet sheep, goats, horses, ducks, chickens, rabbits, dogs, and cats while you browse the crafts showroom. It's filled with handmade natural wool, salmon leather, or cod skin items.

Tonight, you'll stay in Northwest Iceland near Saudarkrokur, a picturesque town at the fjord's base. This settlement is known for its rich cultural heritage and is a hub for fishing, horse riding, and hiking activities. You can enjoy the town's historic buildings, delicious seafood, and warm local hospitality here.

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Day 8

Day 8 – Snæfellsnes

  • Snæfellsnes
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  • Hvitserkur Rock Stack
  • Kirkjufell Mountain
  • Djupalonssandur black pebble beach
  • Londrangar Basalt Cliffs
  • Snaefellsjokull
  • Budir hamlet
  • Ytri Tunga Beach
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Head to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula today. On the way, you'll pass the rolling hills of Vatnsdalsholar and the beautiful Thingeyarkirkja church.

You might also want to stop at a longhouse at Eiriksstadir, home of the infamous Viking Erik the Red. Erik the Red was the father of Leif the Lucky, the first European to sail to North America.

You can also visit Stykkisholmur, a picture-perfect fishing village overlooking the Breidafjordur bay. Here, you can travel to a small island accessible from the harbor. The island is called Sugandisey, and it boasts a beautiful panorama of the town, the sea, and the surrounding mountains.

The central feature of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula is the Snaefellsjokull glacier and volcano, nestled in the heart of a national park. Suppose you'd like to add some adventure to your day. In that case, you can add a snowcat tour of this glacier as an extra activity. You'll be taken to the foot of the mountain before you ascend the snowy slopes and eventually reach the top, ready to take some incredible snapshots.

Nearby are many beautiful attractions, such as the Djupalonssandur black pebble beach and the picturesque towns of Hellnar and Arnarstapi. One of the main attractions at Djupalonssandur is the collection of ancient lifting stones used in the past to test the strength of local fishers. Visitors can also explore the remnants of a shipwreck that serves as a haunting reminder of the area's maritime history.

Don't miss the iconic Kirkjufell mountain with its distinctive cone-shaped peak. Photographers flock to Kirkjufell for the perfect shot of its pleasing shape with the beautiful Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall in its foreground.

Other top sites on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula include the Budir church, the Gerduberg cliffs, and Ytri Tunga beach, a favorite spot for seal watching.

After a glorious day exploring incredible sights, you'll spend the night at charming accommodations on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.

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Day 9

Day 9 – Reykjavík

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  • Deildartunguhver hot spring
  • Reykholt historical site
  • Hraunfossar & Barnafoss waterfalls
  • Borg a Myrum church and farm
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On day nine, you'll wake up in your Snaefellsnes accommodation and enjoy a delicious breakfast. Then it's time to head off for another unforgettable day of exploration.

Today, you can explore West Iceland with its diverse attractions, including the Icelandic settlement exhibition in Borgarnes, and Deildartunguhver, the largest hot spring in Europe. Marvel at the boiling water and rising steam at Deildartunguhver from the safety of the fenced walkways.

Further along, be sure to visit the captivating Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls. Hraunfossar features countless clear streams of water flowing gracefully from the lava field, creating a mesmerizing and picturesque effect. Barnafoss, also known as the Children's Waterfall, is powerful and enchanting, known for its turbulent waters and the folklore surrounding its name.

History buffs may also enjoy visiting Snorrastofa, the medieval research institute in Reykholt, where the politician, poet, and historian Snorri Sturluson wrote the Norwegian kings' saga Heimskringla in the 13th century. He's also famous for writing the bible of old Norse mythology, Edda.

At Reykholt, you can visit Snorri's former home and see Snorralaug, the pool he likely bathed in. The surrounding landscape is very picturesque and lovely for a wander.

Today, you can opt for one of two exciting caving tours. You can explore the incredible manufactured ice caves at the Langjokull glacier or take a lava tube adventure into the Vidgelmir cave.

It's also possible to explore the inside of a magma chamber on the incredible 'Into the Volcano' tour. This excursion involves an easy hike to the volcano, where a platform lowers you down a narrow passage into a vast chamber. Inside, you can marvel at an incredible underworld full of magnificent colors.

On the way back to Reykjavik, take a short break at Fossatun, a waterfall said to be guarded by a troll woman named Drifa, before spending another night in the capital.

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Day 10

Day 10 – Reykjavík

  • Reykjavík - Departure day
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  • Kleifarvatn
  • Krysuvik
  • Gunnuhver
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Day 10 is the final day of this awe-inspiring 10-day self-drive tour around Iceland. Today, you'll drop your car off at Keflavik Airport and head home.

Those who have a later flight may visit the Blue Lagoon today. Unwinding in its mineral-rich milky-blue waters is a fantastic way to finish your tour and relax before you head to the airport. It's the perfect place to reflect on the glorious adventure you have just taken in the land of fire and ice.

If your flight is late in the day, there are plenty of things to do in Reykjavik. The Whales of Iceland Museum and FlyOver Iceland experience are particularly recommended.

The Whales of Iceland Museum is a fascinating educational attraction dedicated to the incredible marine creatures that inhabit Icelandic waters. The museum features life-size whale models, interactive exhibits, and informative displays for insights into whales' biology, behavior, and conservation. It offers a unique opportunity to learn about the diverse whale species in the North Atlantic and the importance of protecting their fragile ecosystems.

FlyOver Iceland is a thrilling and immersive flight simulation experience. It takes visitors on a virtual journey across Iceland's breathtaking landscapes, showcasing its iconic landmarks, stunning waterfalls, glaciers, and volcanic terrains. Through 4D effects, motion seating, and state-of-the-art technology, FlyOver Iceland offers a realistic sensation of flying over the country.

Alternatively, those with a late flight may explore some of the best sites of the Reykjanes Peninsula before returning to the airport. You could visit the Bridge Between Continents, the Krysuvik geothermal area, Lake Kleifarvatn, and the Gunnuhver hot spring.

After dropping your car back at the airport, it's time to say goodbye. You'll return home with a camera full of photos and memories for a lifetime. We wish you a pleasant journey and hope to see you again.

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Self-drive tours begin either in Reykjavík City or at Keflavik International Airport. A valid driver's license and a one-year-long on-road experience are required. Your itinerary may be rearranged to fit your arrival date and time better.

Some optional activities might require you to have a valid driver's license, or you might need to send additional information to your travel planner. Please note that you might need to present medical documents for snorkeling or diving, and participants need to be comfortable in the water and be able to swim.

You can cancel this tour for free and get a full refund up to 24 hours before departure.

Although it is summertime, the Icelandic weather can be very unpredictable. Please bring appropriate clothing.

Gravel protection is not included if you choose a Toyota Aygo or similar.

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Install Iceland’s biggest travel app

Download Iceland’s biggest travel marketplace to your phone to manage your entire trip in one place

Scan this QR code with your phone camera and press the link that appears to add Iceland’s biggest travel marketplace into your pocket. Enter your phone number or email address to receive an SMS or email with the download link.