10 Day Self Drive Tour on a Budget | The Ring Road with Snaefellsnes Peninsula

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

Description

Explore the best Iceland has to offer on this affordable ten-day self-drive tour. Travel the complete circle around Iceland, including the Snaefellsnes peninsula and the Golden Circle, and do so on a budget. This tour is perfect for all free-spirited travelers who want to see the country's most famous sights and still save a buck.

Using the ring road as your guide, you will travel across the country, past countless natural wonders such as the stunning waterfalls of the South, the charming fishing villages of the East, the otherworldly nature of the North, and the legendary glaciers in the West.

This budget self-drive tour takes care of you from the moment you pick your car up at the airport to the moment you drop it off and includes affordable accommodation throughout the country.

Forget spending weeks agonizing over the perfect itinerary. We've covered all the details, so you don't have to. When you book with Guide to Iceland, you'll receive a comprehensive and detailed itinerary that ensures you don't miss out on any of Iceland's best attractions. 

Take into consideration that planning a trip on your own may cause you to miss out on the best attractions. For budget travel in Iceland, it is also easy to miss amazing local deals on tours. Trust our expertise, and let us provide you with a hassle-free adventure at an incredible price.

We understand that traveling can come with uncertainties, which is why we offer you a personal travel agent with our packages. Our dedicated team is available around the clock, seven days a week, to assist you with any queries or concerns you may have. 

Whether you need recommendations for the best local restaurants or assistance with unexpected situations, Guide to Iceland is here to support you every step of the way.

One of the greatest advantages of our self-drive tours is the flexibility and freedom they offer. With your own wheels, you have the power to explore at your own pace, deviating from the beaten path and discovering hidden gems along the way.

During booking, you can add on some exciting adventures to spice up your holiday. You can snorkel between two continents in Thingvellir National Park, sail amongst icebergs at Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, venture inside a volcano, and ride an Icelandic horse through the scenic countryside.

Don't just take our word for it, our self-drive tours are loved and highly rated by countless travelers. Join the ranks of satisfied adventurers who have experienced the wonders of Iceland with us.

Rest assured that your travel plans are flexible and worry-free. We understand that circumstances can change, which is why we offer free cancellation and a full refund up to 24 hours before your departure. Book with peace of mind, knowing that you have the flexibility to adjust your itinerary if needed.

So don't hesitate any longer. Travel the country in a wallet-friendly way and create your perfect holiday on this ten-day self-drive tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Included

9 nights of accommodation with shared bathrooms
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
Geysir is a dormant hot spring in the geothermal area, Haukadalur Valley, found in South Iceland.Geysir
Long-exposure photo of Gullfoss waterfall on a cloudy dayGullfoss
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
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

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Pick up your car at Keflavik International Airport and travel towards Iceland's capital Reykjavik. Along the way, you'll drive past the vast fields of black lava and moss-covered rocks of the Reykjanes Peninsula.

If you have a lot of time, you could start your adventures now. The Reykjanes Peninsula has a lot of attractions, including hot springs, birdwatching cliffs, and 'the Bridge Between the Continents.'

You could even hike the new lava fields at Fagradalsfjall volcano, the site of two recent eruptions in Iceland in 2021 and 2022.

On your way to Iceland's capital city, you could choose to make a stop at the Blue Lagoon. This world-renowned spa is known for its healing waters, vivid azure colors, and luxurious treatments. It is located in the middle of a moss-covered lava field, giving it an otherworldly atmosphere.

If you add the Blue Lagoon, it will be arranged according to your flights. If there is no time to visit the lagoon today, it can be added to another day. Your travel consultant will be able to arrange this for you. There is still plenty to see and do in Reykjavik and the Reykjanes Peninsula if you have extra free time.

Once you reach Reykjavik, you can check into your hotel. Though tailored for a budget holiday in Iceland, you are guaranteed comfort, cleanliness, and convenience.

After settling into your accommodation, you are free to explore the city. You could check out a museum, shop, or visit one of Reykjavik's many restaurants and bars.

Reykjavik is particularly famous for its architecture and public art. You can visit the spectacular Hallgrimskirkja church towering over the town, the Harpa concert hall in the Old Harbor district, and sculptures such as the Sun Voyager.

Don't get too carried away with Reykjavik nightlife, however, as your journey around Iceland starts tomorrow.

You'll spend your night in the city.

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Day 2

Day 2 – Southwest Iceland

  • Southwest Iceland
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  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Geysir geothermal area
  • Gullfoss waterfall
  • Kerid Crater
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On day two, you'll visit the iconic Golden Circle. This route includes the historically and geographically significant Thingvellir National Park, the erupting hot springs of the Geysir geothermal area, and the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall.

Thingvellir is your first stop of the day. This national park is where Iceland's parliament, Althingi, was founded over a thousand years ago, making it the world's oldest still-running parliament.

The park is located in a rift valley between two tectonic plates that are drifting apart, tearing up the landscape around it in the process. Across the region are numerous cracks and fissures, which directly result from this continental drift.

One of those fissures, Silfra, is in Thingvallavatn lake, and you can opt for a snorkeling tour of the crystal clear waters of this underwater canyon. There you will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to swim between two continents. Participants need to be comfortable in the water and be able to swim.

Next up is the Geysir geothermal area, the home of bubbling mud pools, and Geysir, a 10,000-year-old erupting hot spring. Although Geysir is mostly dormant now, its neighbor, Strokkur, certainly is not. This hot spring erupts every 5-10 minutes, creating a 49 to 66 feet (15 to 20 meters) high water column each time around.

The last stop on the Golden Circle route is the majestic Gullfoss waterfall. Fed by Iceland's second-largest glacier, Langjokull, the river Hvita rushes southwards before plummeting in two 'steps' into a 105 feet (32 meters) gorge, creating this gorgeous cascade of unharnessed power.

At Gullfoss, you can opt for a thrilling snowmobile tour where you'll race across the icecap of Langjokull glacier. If you prefer something a little less speedy but equally exciting, you can go on a horse riding tour in Reykjadalur valley.

On your way to the town of Selfoss, where you will be spending the night, you can stop at scenic crater lake Kerid to admire its sapphire blue water contrasting with red rocks of lava.

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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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Today you'll travel along Iceland's South Coast, famed for its waterfalls, volcanoes, glaciers, and beautiful coastline.

Your first stop of the day is the unique Seljalandsfoss waterfall. A pathway will lead you around the waterfall, even behind the cascading water, so you can view the landscape through a curtain of falling spring water.

Next up is Skogafoss, one of Iceland's biggest waterfalls, with a width of 82 feet (25 meters) and a 197 feet (60 meters) drop. On sunny days you might see a double rainbow forming in the mist from this majestic cascade. 

You'll drive by the infamous glacier Eyjafjallajokull as you travel from Seljalandsfoss waterfall to Skogafoss. The volcano beneath this glacier caused all European air traffic to halt when it erupted in 2010. 

If you'd like, you can use this unique opportunity to visit a natural ice cave in Myrdalsjokull. Departing from the village of Vik in the morning, this tour will take you inside the magnificent glacier to see all its wonders.

You could also use the morning and take a refreshing glacier hike on an outlet glacier of Myrdalsjokull, Solheimajokull, or a thrilling snowmobile ride.

Vik is located further south of the glaciers. It is a perfect place to stop, relax and refuel before continuing your journey. Lining the village is the black sand beach Reynisfjara, known for its dark cliffs of hexagonal basalt columns and 217 feet (66 meters) high volcanic stacks that rise directly from the ocean. 

Next up is the Skaftafell area of Vatnajokull National Park. It is a paradise of green fauna growing between black sands and a white glacier. You'll find numerous hiking trails here that lead to stunning locations, such as the waterfall Svartifoss, which inspired the architecture of the famous Hallgrimskirkja church in Reykjavik City.

If you didn't opt for the morning glacier hike, you could end your day with a glacier hike in Skaftafell Nature Reserve. Afterward, you will find your accommodations near Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon (don't worry, you'll have time tomorrow to explore the lagoon).

You'll spend the night in southeast Iceland.

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Day 4

Day 4 – Eastfjords

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  • Vestrahorn
  • Lake Lagarfljot
  • Hallormsstadaskogur Forest
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Your adventure begins with a visit to the enchanting Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, one of Iceland's most sought-after destinations. Marvel at the sight of gigantic icebergs peacefully floating in the glistening aquamarine water, having broken off from a nearby glacier. 

You have the option to embark on a thrilling boat ride, allowing you to get up close and personal with these majestic ice formations and catch a glimpse of the playful seals that call the lagoon their home.

A stone's throw away from the glacier lagoon awaits the dazzling Diamond Beach, a place of sheer natural beauty. As you step onto the black sand, you'll be greeted by a stunning display of ice chunks that have washed ashore from the lagoon. 

Glistening under the sun, these ice formations resemble precious diamonds laid out on black silk, creating a mesmerizing sight that will leave you in awe.

Continuing your journey, you'll navigate through the eastern fjords, a region renowned for its dramatic mountains and historic fishing villages. Wind your way through breathtaking landscapes, where every curve of the road offers panoramic views that will take your breath away. 

Immerse yourself in the peace of these remote coastal settlements, capturing the essence of traditional Icelandic life.

As you approach the town of Egilsstadir, nestled on the banks of the Lagarfljot river, you'll encounter a touch of local folklore. According to Icelandic legends, a serpent-like monster lives in the depths of the Lagarfljot. Hear the tales passed down through generations, adding a hint of mystery and intrigue to this already captivating destination.

As your eventful day draws to a close, you will find comfort and relaxation in Egilsstadir town, where you will spend the night. Reflect on the wonders you've witnessed and let the serenity of the surroundings envelop you, preparing you for the adventures that lie ahead.

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Day 5

Day 5 – Northeast Iceland

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  • Dettifoss waterfall
  • Asbyrgi canyon
  • Lake Myvatn Area
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Today, get ready to embark on an extraordinary adventure as you leave East Iceland and head to the gorgeous wonders of the Myvatn area.

Lake Myvatn, Iceland's fourth-largest lake, is known for its stunning beauty and fascinating features. 
These picturesque waters have numerous small islets, some of which are pseudocraters. These unique formations were created around 2,500 years ago when hot lava met the wet surface, resulting in enormous steam explosions. 

Take in the awe-inspiring views and marvel at the natural forces shaping this breathtaking landscape.

As you continue your exploration, you'll come across the mystical area of Dimmuborgir. This vast field is filled with peculiar lava formations and mysterious caves. Legend has it that this is where the fallen angel Lucifer landed after being exiled from heaven. 

Immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere as you wander through this extraordinary labyrinth of rocks and uncover the secrets that lie within.

But the adventure doesn't stop there. The Myvatn area offers many sightseeing options for you to indulge in. 

For adventurous travelers, a hike to the rim of the cone volcano Hverfjall awaits. Feel the thrill as you reach the top and witness the panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. 

Just a little further away, you'll discover the mesmerizing geothermal area of Namafjall. Here, you'll encounter an alien landscape filled with bubbling mud pools and steaming springs, creating a symphony of colors and natural wonders.

After a day of exploration, why not treat yourself to a well-deserved relaxation session? 

Take a dip in the soothing waters of the Myvatn Nature Baths, a geothermal spa nestled in the heart of this extraordinary region. Let the warm, mineral-rich waters rejuvenate your body and soul as you unwind and reflect on the wonders you've encountered.

As the day ends, make your way to your accommodation in the Myvatn region, where you can rest and recharge for the next leg of your Icelandic adventure.

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Day 6

Day 6 – North Iceland

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  • Godafoss Waterfall
  • Kjarnaskogur
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On day six of your adventure, you'll stay in North Iceland, as there are plenty more attractions to see. For example, this region is home to the Diamond Circle sightseeing route, which is packed with wonders. 

Embark on a scenic drive through the captivating Jokulsargljufur Canyon, leading you to the awe-inspiring Dettifoss. Brace yourself for a mesmerizing spectacle as you witness the sheer power of Europe's mightiest waterfall. 

Legend has it that Asbyrgi Canyon, located nearby, is where Odin's horse made its mark, leaving behind a remarkable horseshoe-shaped formation. Explore this mythical canyon and immerse yourself in its folklore.

Next, head towards the charming town of Husavik, nestled on the picturesque Skjalfandi Bay. Revered as the whale-watching capital of Iceland, Husavik offers an extraordinary opportunity to encounter the country's diverse marine life. 

With approximately 24 possible whale species to see, your whale-tour expedition promises an unforgettable encounter with these magnificent creatures. For added delight, consider extending your adventure with a puffin-watching segment, allowing you to witness the charming behaviour of these delightful seabirds.

If you're in need of some well-deserved relaxation, indulge in a visit to the GeoSea Baths in Husavik. This unique spa concept sets itself apart from other geothermal spots in the country by utilizing oceanic waters. 

Enjoy the soothing embrace of warm saltwater while looking over the stunning views of the surrounding natural landscape. Immerse yourself in peace as the therapeutic waters refresh your body and mind.

After enjoying the Diamond Circle, consider embarking on a scenic drive around the Eyjafjordur area. Discover the quiet farming and fishing villages dotting the coastline, each offering a glimpse into the authentic Icelandic way of life.

If you're up for a challenge, embark on a rewarding hike up the majestic Sulur mountain, appreciating breathtaking panoramic views before heading to your cozy accommodation in North Iceland, where you'll spend the night.

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Day 7

Day 7 – Northwest Iceland

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  • Eyjafjordur fjord
  • Troll Peninsula
  • Holar i Hjaltadal
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On the seventh day of your self-drive tour, you will have the opportunity to explore deeper into the charms of Akureyri, known as the 'Capital of the North.' This vibrant city offers a plethora of attractions to explore. 

Marvel at the stunning beauty of one of the northernmost botanical gardens in the world, where a remarkable variety of flowers thrives in the Arctic climate. If you missed your chance in Husavik, seize the opportunity to embark on a thrilling whale-watching excursion and witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.

Continuing your journey, you'll go toward Skagafjordur, a valley locals treasure for its abundance of horses. If you choose, you can embark on a beautiful horseback riding tour through this area. Feel a connection with these remarkable creatures and embrace the Icelandic equestrian spirit.

As you venture farther north, you will go over the picturesque and mountainous Trollaskagi area. Enchanting landscapes unfold before your eyes, offering breathtaking vistas at every turn. 

Your next destination is the charming fishing village of Siglufjordur. This historic town is a center of Icelandic maritime past and is home to the renowned Herring Era Museum. 

Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of the herring industry, which once thrived in this coastal region. Explore the museum's captivating exhibits, providing insight into the lives of those who toiled in the fishing trade.

Stop at the Hofsos village, where you can unwind in one of the country's most beautiful geothermal swimming pools. 

Immerse yourself in the soothing warm waters while relishing the breathtaking views of the fjord and its surrounding islands. Let the peaceful atmosphere wash over you as you rejuvenate both body and mind.

After a day of exploration and relaxation, head to your accommodation in northwest Iceland for a comfortable and well-deserved rest. Reflect on the remarkable experiences of the day and prepare for the adventures that lie ahead on your self-drive tour through Iceland's landscapes.

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Day 8

Day 8 – 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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Explore the landscapes of Iceland's Snaefellsnes Peninsula, which captures the diverse beauty of the entire country. Prepare for a remarkable journey filled with beautiful sights and hidden treasures.

Begin your adventure in the charming harbor town of Stykkisholmur, where colorful houses adorn the streets, and you can enjoy beautiful views over the ocean and Westfjords. 

As you drive further, you'll encounter the mesmerizing Berserkjahraun lava field, a unique landscape showcasing nature's raw power. Marvel at the calm Selvallavatn lake nestled within this volcanic landscape, offering a quiet oasis in the middle of the dramatic surroundings.

Venturing deeper into the peninsula, you'll discover the majestic Snaefellsjokull glacier, a sight to behold.

This glacier, like Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull, conceals an active volcano beneath its icy exterior. In fact, Jules Verne was inspired by this glacier when he depicted an underground expedition in his renowned science fiction novel 'A Journey to the Center of the Earth.' Stand in awe of the glacier's magnificence and imagine the mysteries beneath.

Just a stone's throw away from the glacier, you'll find Djupalonssandur beach, a beautiful black pebble coast. Explore its shores and stumble upon four ancient "lifting stones" that tell tales of a past era. 

These stones, varying in weight, were used to test the strength of young fishermen, determining if they were fit to brave the stormy seas.

Continuing your journey, stop at the charming hamlets of Hellnar and Arnarstapi. These quaint settlements exude an undeniable charm, offering a glimpse into traditional Icelandic life. 

Stroll along their winding paths, breathe in the fresh coastal air, and soak in the serene atmosphere surrounding you.

Other sites you can fit into today include the black church at Budir, the seal-watching beach of Ytri Tunga, and the birdwatching cliffs of Londrangar.

As the day draws to a close, settle into your accommodation in West Iceland.

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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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Today, you'll explore the beauty of West Iceland. Begin your day in the charming town of Borgarnes, which serves as a great place to learn about the country's history and folklore. 

Visit the Icelandic Settlement Exhibition and delve into the tale of Egill Skallagrimsson, one of the most celebrated heroes from the Icelandic Sagas. Learn about the ancient Viking settlements and gain insight into Iceland's rich cultural heritage.

From Borgarnes, set out to explore some of the region's natural marvels. Journey to Deildartunguhver, the largest flowing hot spring in Europe, and witness the raw power of nature as scorching water erupts from the earth's depths. 

Marvel at the awe-inspiring Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls. At Hraunafossar, cascades of water flow over moss-covered lava formations, creating a truly enchanting sight. Meanwhile, Barnafoss is a much faster, more traditional waterfall.

For those seeking a underground experience, head into the mystical Vidgelmir lava cave. Explore its colorful underworld, marveling at the unique formations and fascinating geological features that lie beneath the surface. 

Discover the secrets of one of Iceland's largest and most impressive caves, guided by experts who share fascinating insights into its formation and folklore.

Alternatively, you can embark on an extraordinary journey into the heart of Langjokull Glacier. Embark on a tour that takes you through a manmade ice tunnel, allowing you to traverse thousands of feet of icy corridors within the mountain. 

Led by knowledgeable guides, learn about the formation of glaciers and the threats they currently face due to climate change. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the stunning beauty and fragility of Iceland's glaciers up close.

As you return to Reykjavik, the capital city awaits you with its vibrant atmosphere and endless possibilities. 

Take the opportunity to explore Reykjavik at your leisure, discovering its blend of modern architecture and rich cultural heritage. Stroll through its charming streets, visit iconic landmarks like the Hallgrimskirkja Church, or enjoy the city's renowned restaurant scene. 

For the truly adventurous, consider descending into the now-dormant magma chamber of Thrihnukagigur Volcano, a truly remarkable and unforgettable experience.

Conclude your Icelandic adventure by spending your final night in the lively capital of Reykjavik, reflecting on the incredible memories you have made throughout this remarkable self-drive tour.

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Day 10 – Reykjavík

  • Reykjavík - Departure day
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  • Kleifarvatn
  • Krysuvik
  • Gunnuhver
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On your final day, you'll need to head on out to Keflavik International Airport.

For those who have a later flight and choose to visit the Blue Lagoon today, you will finish off your stay unwinding before you head to the airport. This is the perfect place to relax as you bathe in the warm, mineral-rich waters as you look back on the incredible adventure you have just taken in the land of fire and ice. If your flight is later, there are plenty of things to do in Reykjavik.

You can, for example, book admission to the fascinating Whale of Iceland museum, or else the breathtaking FlyOver Iceland experience.

You can spend the day shopping or sightseeing in Reykjavik City or visit the gems of the Reykjanes peninsula, such as Seltun geothermal area or the Icelandic Museum of Rock' n' Roll in the town of Keflavik.

If you have an early flight back home, we wish you a pleasant journey.

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Swimsuit and towel
Hiking shoes

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Self-drive tours begin either in Reykjavík City or at Keflavik International Airport. A valid driver's license is required, along with a one-year-long on-road experience. Gravel protection is not included if you choose a Toyota Aygo or similar. Please be aware that your itinerary may be rearranged to better fit with your arrival date and time.

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.

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

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