Classic 10-Day Northern Lights Self-Drive Tour of the Full Circle of Iceland

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Starts from
Keflavík Airport (KEF), Iceland
Ends in
Keflavík Airport (KEF), Iceland
10 days & 9 nights
Sept. - Apr.
9 nights included
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10 days included


Drive the entire Ring Road and discover the highlights of Iceland on this 10-day winter self-drive tour. Adventurous travelers who want to explore Iceland’s best natural attractions and take every opportunity to hunt for the beautiful northern lights will love this top-rated winter tour.

This self-drive tour gives you complete control over where you go, what you see, and how long you spend at each destination. It’s the perfect solution for travelers who want total freedom to explore Iceland at their own pace.

Our expert travel consultants will plan a personal itinerary for you, ensuring you’ll visit the most incredible spots in Iceland during winter, including the main attractions you won’t want to miss and several lesser-known locations away from crowds. You don’t need to spend weeks planning your route, as we’ll do the hard work for you.

If your plans change or you have any questions, you can contact your travel consultant at any time during your trip, as they’re available by phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also cancel for free up to 24 hours before your planned departure and receive a full refund.

This self-drive tour will let you see some of Iceland’s most iconic sights. You’ll stand in awe as you watch the magnificent floating icebergs at the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, the serene lava fields around Lake Myvatn, and the world-renowned sights of the Golden Circle.

Every evening, you’ll have time to venture outside at some of the most jaw-dropping locations in Iceland to watch for the spectacular northern lights. Wintertime provides plenty of hours of darkness to give you the best chance of seeing the dancing colors of the aurora borealis in the Icelandic skies.

You can add some extra adventures to make your trip even more special. You can reserve a space on various additional excursions during the booking process. Go dog sledding, enjoy the challenge of a glacier hike, or zoom across Icelandic mountaintops on a snowmobile.

Those arriving between October and March can even enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of visiting a blue ice cave with an expert guide.

Traveling around Iceland in winter will expose you to a wonderland of snowy terrain. However, it does make driving more challenging, especially for those without experience on icy roads. Therefore, we recommend this tour for groups with a confident driver who has previously driven under similar conditions.

Don’t miss your chance to discover the highlights of Iceland in winter on this unforgettable 10-day self-drive tour with northern lights hunting. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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9 nights of accommodation
Continental breakfast on all days
New 4x4 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


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
Dyrhólaey peninsula from east to westSouth Coast / 1 night
The Vatnajokull glacier in Southeast Iceland.Southeast Iceland / 1 night
East Iceland is a spectacular region.Eastfjords / 1 night
Vopnafjordur is a town nestled in a fjord of the same name.Vopnafjordur
Lake Myvatn is Northeast Iceland's most famous attraction.Northeast Iceland / 2 nights
North Iceland is home to many incredible attractions, such as the Hvitserkur rock formation.North Iceland / 1 night
Reykholt was home to Snorri Sturluson, a medieval writer.Reykholt



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
Reynisfjara beach and Reynisdrangar cliffs in winterReynisfjara Black Sand Beach
Arial view of Reynisdrangar and Mt. ReynisfjallReynisdrangar
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
Skaftafell Nature Preserve can be found in Öræfasveit, the western region of Austur-Skaftafellssýsla in Iceland.Skaftafell
Svartifoss in Skaftafell Nature Reserve in summer.Svartifoss
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
Hengifoss is Iceland's third highest waterfall.Hengifoss
Hallormstadaskogar surrounds lake Lagarfjlot.Hallormsstaðaskógur
Borgarfjordur Eystri is a beautiful and remote corner of the East Fjords.Borgarfjörður eystri
Dettifoss waterfall in IcelandDettifoss
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
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
Borgarvirki (Citadel) is both natural and man-made.Borgarvirki
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
Gunnuhver is one of the geothermal areas on the Reykjanes Peninsula.Gunnuhver


Glacier Hiking
Horse Riding
Whale Watching
Boat Trip
Northern lights hunting
Dog sledding
Hot Spring Bathing
Cultural Activity
Ice Caving
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Day 1

Day 1 – Reykjavík

  • Reykjavík - Arrival day
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Start your winter adventure in Iceland with an arrival in Keflavik and a night in Reykjavik.

When your flight lands at Keflavik International Airport, a rental car will be waiting for you to collect. This 4-wheel drive car will be your vehicle for the next 10 days of travel in Iceland.

Depending on your flight's arrival time, you can head out to the dark lava fields of the Reykjanes Peninsula or travel to the world's northernmost capital city, Reykjavik.

You can spend this first day however you like. Many people choose to explore the raw volcanic landscapes of the Reykjanes Peninsula, visiting natural attractions such as the Kleifarvatn lake or the Krysuvik geothermal area.

Keflavik town also has a couple of fascinating museums. For example, you can learn about the history of rock and pop music in Iceland at the Icelandic Museum of Rock' n' Roll.

Alternatively, you can stop at the world-renowned Blue Lagoon geothermal spa. This spa is known for its healing waters, vivid azure colors, and luxurious treatments. It's in the middle of a moss-covered lava field, giving it a genuinely otherworldly atmosphere.

If you add the Blue Lagoon to the first day of your tour, our travel consultants will arrange it according to your flight times. If there's no time to visit on the first day, don't worry — chat with your travel agent to organize the right time.

The drive from Keflavik to downtown Reykjavik is about 30 miles (just under 50 kilometers), so you can arrive in Iceland's capital quickly after landing if you prefer. There's plenty to keep you busy for the first day, so check into your accommodation and explore the city on foot.

Don't miss visits to the iconic Hallgrimskirkja church, one of the tallest buildings in Iceland. The Perlan Museum offers sweeping city views, and the Harpa Concert Hall has a beautiful setting on the edge of the Old Harbor.

Spend the evening enjoying a meal at one of Reykjavik's world-class restaurants, then return to your accommodation in the city center for a good night's sleep.

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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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You'll spend the second day of your tour marveling over the three wonders of the Golden Circle sightseeing route.

Check out from your hotel and drive out of Reykjavik toward the day's first attraction, Thingvellir National Park. This park is situated between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, which are drifting apart and creating cracks and fissures.

One of those fissures, Silfra, is filled with crystal-clear glacial water and is a popular snorkeling and diving site. If you add this tour during the booking process, you can enjoy the unparalleled visibility of Silfra's waters as you snorkel between the tectonic plates. Participants need to be comfortable in the water and be able to swim.

Thingvellir National Park is also a site of historical and cultural importance in Iceland. It's where the first Icelandic parliament, the Althingi, was formed in 930.

You'll continue to the Haukadalur valley geothermal area, home to the world-famous Geysir. This geyser, which gave its name to all others worldwide, isn't very active today, but the nearby Strokkur geyser erupts every few minutes, shooting a column of water up to 66 feet (about 20 meters) into the air.

Just a short drive away is the stunning Gullfoss waterfall, one of the most famous falls in Iceland. You can watch the Hvita glacial river cascade into an ancient gorge in two tiers in an incredible display of power.

You can add an exciting snowmobiling tour for even more thrills today. Feel the cold wind on your face as you speed over the icy surface of the Langjokull glacier.

Other options for today include a horseback-riding tour through the landscapes of South Iceland or a thrilling monster truck ride atop the Langjokull glacier. Alternatively, you can relax and unwind in the Fontana spa, a geothermally heated pool between Thingvellir National Park and the Geysir geothermal area.

After an action-packed day, you'll go to your accommodation in Southeast Iceland for the night. Don't forget to stop off at the Kerid crater lake or the eco-village of Solheimar to stretch your legs.

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Day 3

Day 3 – South Coast

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  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Skogafoss waterfall
  • Reynisfjara black sand beach
  • Reynisdrangar Sea Stacks
  • Dyrholaey
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Explore waterfalls, glaciers, and black-sand beaches on day three of your self-drive winter tour, which takes you along Iceland's South Coast.

As you set off on today's drive, you might see a notable feature if the skies are clear, as you'll pass the notorious Eyjafjallajokull volcano. This volcano famously erupted in 2010, producing an enormous ash cloud that interrupted European air travel for almost a week.

Your first stop of the day is the Seljalandsfoss waterfall. It's about 200 feet (roughly 60 meters) high and magnificent to behold, but the main appeal for most visitors is the cave behind the cascade, which offers a unique perspective. The path is closed in the height of winter, but you'll still be in awe of this picture-perfect setting.

Next, you'll travel to the nearby Skogafoss waterfall. It's about the same height as Seljalandsfoss but has a width of 82 feet (approximately 25 meters). It's also hugely powerful. Don't forget your camera!

From here, your route will continue to the Myrdalsjokull glacier. There are two optional excursions to enjoy here. Get ready for an hour of excitement with an exhilarating snowmobiling tour, or get up close and personal with the Solheimajokull outlet glacier with a glacial hike.

Hiking on a glacier is a fantastic way to understand the size and power of Iceland's glaciers. Your expert guide will provide you with all the necessary gear and take you on an unforgettable adventure on top of the ice.

If you'd prefer a calmer day, you can visit the fascinating Lava Center Exhibition to learn about Iceland's volcanic history or go to the Hella caves to discover a set of underground tunnels.

As you drive along the South Coast, you'll arrive at the Reynisfjara black-sand beach, a stunning stretch of coastline with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. Walk along the black sands and admire the contrasting colors with the snow surrounding you. Just beware of the water, as this beach is renowned for its dangerous sneaker waves.

A short drive away is the village of Vik, one of the southernmost points of mainland Iceland. Take photos of the Reynisdrangar sea stacks before enjoying a comfortable night in your South Iceland accommodation.

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Day 4

Day 4 – Southeast Iceland

  • Southeast Iceland
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  • Skaftafell Nature Reserve
  • Svartifoss
  • Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
  • Diamond Beach
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On day four, journey into the Vatnajokull National Park with a trip to the Skaftafell nature reserve and the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon.

On leaving your accommodation, you'll start your drive further east, stopping at some spectacular natural attractions. First, you'll stop at the Skaftafell nature reserve, a hiker's paradise. Choose a hiking trail to cater to your abilities and discover lava fields, forests, glacial tongues, and breathtaking waterfalls.

You can also add a glacier hike excursion today, an excellent option if you chose the snowmobiling tour yesterday.

Next, you'll continue eastward to the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. This glacial lake is one of Icleand's most famous and best-loved sites, and it's easy to see why. You can watch icebergs that have broken off from a glacial tongue drifting along the glacial lake as they head toward the ocean.

The glacial lake is also home to numerous seals. You might see them playing in the water or resting on the icebergs.

If conditions allow, you can enjoy a boat tour on the lagoon to get a closer look at the icebergs. Early birds should have time for a morning glacier hike and a Jokulsarlon boat tour.

The Diamond Beach is next to the Jokulsarlon lagoon, where icebergs wash up on the shore to create a beautiful, sparkling display. You can admire the view and walk along the jet-black sands of the beach.

You can also add an ice cave tour on the Vatnajokull glacier between November and March. This excursion is one of Iceland's most incredible winter activities, so ask your travel consultant to book this ahead of time.

Your expert guide will take you into an ice cave to witness the bright blues and whites of the glacier cave. The caves form as the glaciers melt and refreeze. Each cave is unique, and you'll have time to take gorgeous photos as you explore the icy wonderland.

The day's final optional activity is a 1-hour beach buggy ride. Zooming across the jet-back sands is an exhilarating way to immerse yourself in Icelandic nature.

When you've finished admiring the views and enjoying your optional excursions, continue to your comfortable accommodation in Southeast Iceland.

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Day 5

Day 5 – Eastfjords

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  • Vestrahorn
  • Hengifoss
  • Hallormsstadaskogur Forest
  • Vopnafjörður
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Spend day five of your winter self-drive tour exploring the majestic East Fjords region.

Icelanders love this remote region in East Iceland for its dramatic mountains, deserted inlets, and wealth of wildlife. Keep your eyes pointed at the beaches for seals, or turn inward to look for reindeer exploring the countryside.

Your travel consultant will have given you suggestions for places to visit and things to see here. Most adventurers in this part of the country choose to visit two sites near the town of Egilsstadir: the Hallormsstadaskogur forest and the Lagarfljot lake.

The Hallormsstadaskogur forest is Iceland's most extensive national forest. There are stunning hiking trails here, and it's a fantastic place to walk. Make sure you dress in warm, waterproof layers and sturdy hiking shoes.

The Lagarfljot lake is home to a mythical creature, the Lagarfljot wyrm, said to be the long-lost cousin of Scotland's Loch Ness Monster. You can walk around the lake and see if you spot any signs of this mysterious creature as you enjoy the views.

There are a couple of optional excursions available today. Animal lovers will enjoy the four-hour super jeep tour to seek wild reindeer. These gentle creatures only live in East and Northeast Iceland, so this tour might be your only chance to see them.

Alternatively, spend a few hours relaxing in the Vok Baths, a geothermal spa overlooking the Urridavatn lake. You're about halfway through your trip by now, so you might want to take some time to relax and recharge.

Make your way to Egilsstadir, East Iceland's largest settlement. If you have time, visit the East Iceland Heritage Museum to learn more about the region's cultural history. The town also has several restaurants and cafes to enjoy a traditional Icelandic meal. 

Tonight, you'll stay in comfortable accommodation in East Iceland.

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Day 6

Day 6 – Northeast Iceland

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  • Borgarfjordur eystri fjord and valley
  • Dettifoss waterfall
  • Lake Myvatn Area
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The sixth day of your winter self-drive Ring Road tour will take you from the Eastfjords up to North Iceland, with an option to explore the area around Lake Myvatn.

Today, you'll drive approximately 110 miles (roughly 175 kilometers) around the Ring Road. You can leave Egilsstadir in the morning and head north toward Lake Myvatn, one of the sights on the Diamond Circle sightseeing route.

The drive passes through spectacular scenery as you wind between mountains and lava fields. Feel free to stop as you pass the Rjukandi waterfall and the suspension bridge over the Jokulsa a Fjollum river.

When you reach Lake Myvatn, you'll have plenty of time to explore its attractions. You have two days in the area, so you can take your time and enjoy a moment to unwind.

Visit the Myvatn Nature Baths to relax and recharge your batteries. These geothermal pools and hot springs are often called the northern equivalent of the Blue Lagoon spa in Southwest Iceland.

The pool's mineral-rich water is usually between 96 and 104 F (about 36 to 40 C). You'll also find steam baths, and the site has a restaurant where you can get some food.

The baths are just over 1 mile (about 2 kilometers) from the village of Reykjahlid, where you can visit a picturesque church and the Storagja cave.

You'll spend your night in a hotel or guesthouse in North Iceland. You can spend your evening relaxing in your room or exploring the nearby countryside to try and catch a glimpse of the northern lights.

North Iceland is a fantastic place to look for the aurora borealis. There's minimal light pollution here, and the gorgeous scenery means you'll have a beautiful view around you if the lights appear in the sky.

You might prefer to book a northern lights hunting tour this evening. An expert guide can take you to remote locations where the aurora forecast is good, increasing your chance of seeing this spectacular natural display.

After a relaxing day, you'll head to your North Iceland accommodation.

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Day 7

Day 7 – Northeast Iceland

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  • Lake Myvatn Area
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Explore the wonders of Lake Myvatn and the spectacular natural attractions surrounding it on day seven of your winter self-drive tour.

You'll wake up in your comfortable accommodation, ready for a fantastic day of sightseeing. Start by visiting the lake to admire the volcanic lake's islands and geothermal shores.

Lake Myvatn is home to various bird species, even during the winter. The area's geothermal activity prevents the water from completely freezing, so you might be able to see whooper swans and goosanders.

The area around Lake Myvatn is gorgeous. You can visit the Dimmuborgir lava fields. They're also called the "Dark Fortress," thanks to the scale and coloration of the rocks. The lava field and volcanic structures give this area an otherworldly atmosphere.

The Grjotagja hot-spring cave was used as a set in the hit TV show Game of Thrones, so this is a great attraction for fans.

The Krafla volcano is also worth visiting during your time at Lake Myvatn. The volcano's crater is 7 miles (about 10 kilometers) wide, and its fissure zone stretches over 50 miles (roughly 90 kilometers). The best place to visit here is the Viti crater, which has a striking green lake at its center.

You can have a packed day with sightseeing at Lake Myvatn, as the geothermal landscapes provide plenty to see and do. However, you can also add a dogsledding excursion to your trip.

This exhilarating tour is a fantastic way to meet some friendly, fluffy huskies during your time in North Iceland. The dogs will take you on a thrilling ride over the snow-covered plains near the lake. You'll also have time to pet and play with the dogs to say thank you for the ride.

Alternatively, ask your travel consultant for help booking a one-hour snowmobiling tour in the area.

Whatever you choose, you'll surely enjoy visiting Lake Myvatn. You'll return to your North Iceland accommodation for a good night's sleep before you continue your drive around the Ring Road tomorrow.

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Day 8

Day 8 – North Iceland

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  • Godafoss Waterfall
  • Kjarnaskógur
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Journey to the Capital or the North with a trip to Akureyri on this winter self-drive Ring Road tour.

Today, you'll travel further west around the Ring Road as you arrive at the largest city in North Iceland, Akureyri. On the way, you can make a couple of detours to enjoy other sights in this spectacular region.

Many travelers want to visit the coastal town of Husavik today. This picturesque settlement is one of the best places in Iceland for whale watching. You can look for whales on a whale-watching boat tour from the Husavik harbor.

Summer is the best time to see whales in Iceland, but the waters around Husavik are usually full of sea life at all times of the year, so you should still have a good chance of spotting some majestic whales or dolphins swimming along.

Husavik is also home to the Geosea Baths, a fantastic geothermal spa using seawater. You can bathe in the warm waters and enjoy spectacular coastal views.

From here, you can continue to Akureyri for an afternoon of sightseeing and cultural activities. The Akureyrarkirkja is a fascinating counterpoint to the Hallgrimskirkja church in Reykjavik, so it's worth visiting.

Akureyri is also home to the Christmas House. If you're visiting in the lead-up to Christmas, a trip to this festive attraction could be the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit. You can buy souvenirs for your friends and family back home or try some traditional Icelandic Christmas food.

Akureyri is the largest settlement in North Iceland, so you'll find plenty to keep you busy during your stay. There are several excellent restaurants, bars, and cafes. Try Icelandic delicacies and sample local beers with your friends or family.

After another fantastic day, you can retire to your North Iceland accommodation. 

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Day 9

Day 9 – Reykjavík

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  • Hraundrangar (By Hraun in Oxnadalur)
  • Holar i Hjaltadal
  • Hvítserkur Rock Stack
  • Borgarvirki basalt strata and ruins
  • Reykholt historical site
  • Hraunfossar & Barnafoss waterfalls
  • Borg a Myrum church and farm
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The penultimate day of your self-drive Ring Road tour will see you travel from Akureyri to Reykjavik.

The journey back to Iceland's capital is about 240 miles (approximately 390 kilometers). However, it shouldn't feel like too long a drive, as the whole route is dotted with incredible sights. Follow the Ring Road toward the southwest and stop at attractions that catch your eye.

There are beautiful waterfalls en route. The Barnafoss waterfall rushes down a narrow, twisting gorge, while its neighbor, Hraunfossar, is broader but shorter and more serene. It trickles out from the edge of a large lava field.

Nearby, you can also find one of Europe's highest-flowing hot springs, Deildartunguhver, which pumps out over 48 gallons (about 180 liters) of near-boiling water every second.

You'll also find a spa near Deildartunghver, renowned for its beautiful views and luxurious atmosphere. You can organize admission to the Krauma Spa when you book this self-drive tour.

Stop off at the historical town of Reykholt as you get closer to the Capital Region. Reykholt was the hometown of the legendary Medieval chieftain and writer Snorri Sturluson. There's a museum in Reykholt dedicated to him, the Snorrastofa museum.

While in the area, you can also take a short detour to the Vidgelmir lava tube. This large cave is over 5,250 feet (about 1,600 meters) long. It's one of the world's longest lava caves. Descend into its depths with an expert guide to discover the destructive power of lava.

Another optional tour for today is an exploration of the ice tunnels inside the Langjokull glacier. Enjoy the mesmerizing experience of wandering through these beautifully-lit artificial tunnels, which offer insights into the inner workings of the glacier.

You could also stop in Borgarnes, a scenic village on the edge of the Borgarfjordur fjord.

Depending on the number of stops you make during the drive, you should arrive in Reykjavik late in the afternoon or early in the evening. You'll spend your evening exploring the city and making the most of its fantastic nightlife before you retire to your city-center accommodation.

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Day 10

Day 10 – Reykjavík

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  • Kleifarvatn
  • Krýsuvík
  • Gunnuhver
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Your last day in Iceland has arrived. Enjoy a final few hours in Reykjavik, or head straight to the airport to catch your flight.

Depending on your flight time, you might have time to visit more of Reykjavik's top sights before you go to the airport. The Einar Jonsson Museum and Sculpture Garden is a great place to get a final dose of culture before you leave.

Alternatively, you may have booked your Blue Lagoon ticket for this final day of your winter self-drive tour. Relaxing in the mineral-rich waters as you reflect on your vacation is a perfect way to end your Icelandic adventure.

Another option is to explore the sites of the Reykjanes Peninsula. It's home to a mesmerizing array of natural and historical attractions. Here, you can visit the symbolic Bridge Between Continents, which lies in the rift valley between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates.

The region is also adorned with a rugged coastline featuring the iconic Reykjanes Lighthouse, standing proudly as a beacon amidst the lava formations and wild seas. Additionally, the peninsula features fascinating geological formations at Krysuvik and the bubbling mud pools at Gunnuhver, offering visitors a raw glimpse into the earth's dynamic forces.

When you're ready to leave, drive to Keflavik International Airport to drop off your rental car, then enjoy your flight. We wish you a pleasant journey and hope you'll return to Iceland one day soon!

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What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Sturdy hiking shoes
Hat, gloves, and scarf
Driver's license
Refillable water bottle
Camera and charger
Swimsuit and towel

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Self-drive tours begin either in Reykjavik City or at Keflavik International Airport. A valid driver's license is required, along with at least one year of on-road experience. Please be aware that your itinerary may be rearranged to better suit your arrival date and time.

The northern lights are a natural phenomenon and, therefore, cannot be guaranteed, but this itinerary is designed to maximize your chances of seeing them if weather conditions allow. In cases of extreme weather, certain activities can be canceled at short notice. If this happens, we'll assist you with rearranging or replacing the activity. Any potential price difference will be refunded to you.

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, and participants need to be comfortable in the water and be able to swim.

Please note that this tour is available to book from September to May, but the ice caves are only accessible between November and March.

Icelandic roads and pavements can be slippery in the winter. We recommend bringing shoes with slip-resistant soles or ice-grip shoe covers, which you can purchase in many supermarkets and gas stations around Iceland.

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