11 Day Budget Self Drive Tour of the Complete Ring Road of Iceland with the East Fjords & Myvatn

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

Description

Embark on the ultimate adventure through Iceland's breathtaking landscapes with our 11-day budget self-drive tour. This wallet-friendly tour is the perfect adventure for those who wish to experience the versatile wonders of the ring road on their own.

Take the wheel and journey through the stunning landscapes, including mesmerizing volcanoes, awe-inspiring glaciers, and majestic waterfalls.

On this fantastic journey, you will have plans from when you pick up your rental car at the airport to when you drop it off. You'll travel the ring road through Iceland's most famous and beautiful regions, including the Golden Circle, Lake Myvatn, and the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, with extra time in the amazing Eastfjords.

You'll stay in comfortable accommodations each night.

Leave behind the hassle of planning, and let Guide to Iceland take care of every detail. When you book with us, you'll receive a detailed itinerary that ensures you don't miss out on any of the best attractions Iceland has to offer.

Don't spend weeks trying to create the perfect itinerary on your own, worrying about budget constraints. We've already done it for you and can provide it at a great price. 

By attempting to organize your trip independently, you might risk missing out on the most stunning sights and experiences that Iceland has in store for you. 

During the booking process, you can add an array of extra activities. These include snorkeling between two continents in the crystal clear waters of Silfra, whizzing across the ice cap of a glacier on a snowmobile, venturing into a volcanic magma chamber, and riding the friendly Icelandic horse through the countryside. 

Our packages come with a personal travel agent who is dedicated to making your journey unforgettable. Available to assist you at any time of the day, seven days a week, our team ensures that all your questions are answered and that you have a smooth and enjoyable experience from start to finish.

It's no wonder our self-drive tours receive rave reviews from travelers like you. People love the comprehensive itinerary, the attention to detail, and the high level of customer satisfaction that we provide. 

One of the key highlights of our self-drive tour is the freedom and flexibility it offers. Say goodbye to rigid bus schedules and embrace the thrill of exploring Iceland at your own pace. 

We understand that plans can change, so we offer the flexibility to cancel your tour for free and receive a full refund up to 24 hours before your scheduled departure. Your peace of mind is important to us, and we want to ensure you can adjust your travel arrangements if needed. 

Now is the time to seize the opportunity and book your self-drive tour for eleven action-packed days of fun without breaking the bank. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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10 nights of accommodation
New rental car for 11 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
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 / 3 nights
Vopnafjordur is a town nestled in a fjord of the same name.Vopnafjordur
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
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
Seljalandsfoss on the South Coast of Iceland bathed in the otherworldly light of the midnight sun.Seljalandsfoss
The mighty Skógafoss waterfallSkógafoss
Sólheimajökull is the most popular glacier to hike on for those based in Reykjavík.Sólheimajökull
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
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
Lagarfljot, in east Iceland, has a terrible monster in its depths, according to legend.Lagarfljót
Hallormstadaskogar surrounds lake Lagarfjlot.Hallormsstaðaskógur
Hengifoss is Iceland's third highest waterfall.Hengifoss
Borgarfjordur Eystri is a beautiful and remote corner of the East Fjords.Borgarfjörður eystri
BurstarfellBurstarfell
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
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 make your way to the capital city, where you will spend your first night in Iceland. On your way, you'll drive past the dark lava fields of the Reykjanes Peninsula. 

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.

The Reykjanes Peninsula has incredible volcanic landscapes, including those around the Fagradalsfjall volcano, which erupted in 2021 and 2022. Other signs of the area's volcanic activity include the hot springs at Krysuvik and Gunnhver, the Bridge Between the Continents, and the region's lava fields.

The Reykjanes Peninsula is also famous for its birdwatching cliffs and historic fishing villages.

This day is entirely yours, so you can explore the friendly city of Reykjavik. It is bustling with restaurants, quirky cafés, museums, galleries, shops, and sights.

Hallgrimskirkja church, the Harpa Concert Hall, and the Sun Voyager statue are famous attractions that provide insight into Icelandic culture. Those who prefer nature can walk along the shore of Faxafloi Bay and admire Mount Esjan over the water or drive to one of the city's nature reserves, such as Seltjarnarnes or Heidmork.

After a day of exploration, head to your affordable, comfortable accommodation in Reykjavik for a well-deserved rest as you prepare for the exciting days ahead.

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Day 2

Day 2 – South Coast

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  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Geysir geothermal area
  • Gullfoss waterfall
  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Skogafoss waterfall
  • Solheimajokull Glacier
  • Dyrholaey
  • Reynisfjara black sand beach
  • Reynisdrangar Sea Stacks
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Get ready for an exciting second day as your epic ring road adventure begins with a visit to the iconic Golden Circle, home to Iceland's most popular attractions. Brace yourself for awe-inspiring natural wonders and unforgettable experiences.

Your first stop is Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that sits on the meeting point of two continents, the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Explore this unique location, where you can literally walk between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. 

For those with a sense of adventure, an exciting opportunity awaits at Silfra Fissure, one of the world's top snorkeling destinations. Take a plunge and swim between two worlds as you glide through the crystal-clear waters, with visibility extending for over 300 feet (100 meters). Participants need to be comfortable in the water and be able to swim.

Continuing on, you'll encounter Haukadalur Valley, an area bursting with geothermal wonders. Marvel at the vibrant hot springs, hissing steam vents, and bubbling mud pools that paint a surreal landscape. 

The highlight of Haukadalur is the iconic Strokkur geyser, known for its thrilling eruptions that shoot scalding water 66 feet (20 meters) into the air every five to 10 minutes. Stand waiting to capture the perfect photo or simply stand in awe of nature's grand display.

Prepare to be enchanted as you arrive at the majestic Gullfoss waterfall. Witness the mighty river, originating from the Langjokull glacier, as it hurtles down a 105-foot (32-meter) gorge, creating a dramatic cascade. Feel the mist on your face and listen to the thunderous roar of this stunning waterfall.

At Gullfoss, take your adventure to new heights by adding a thrilling snowmobile excursion atop the same glacier that feeds the waterfall. Race across the gleaming white ice cap, feeling the exhilaration as you immerse yourself in the vast snowy landscape. 

Alternatively, connect with the unique spirit of Iceland by embarking on a horse riding tour through the scenic countryside, where you'll meet the charming Icelandic horses known for their strength and gentle nature.

As you continue your journey along the beautiful South Coast, make stops at the magnificent waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss, both conveniently located just off the ring road. Seljalandsfoss waterfall has a cave behind it, allowing you to encircle the cascade, while Skogafoss waterfall is much more powerful.

You'll then reach the charming coastal village of Vik, nestled among striking landscapes. Here, you'll find the famed black sand beach Reynisfjara, with its dramatic sea stacks known as Reynisdrangar. 

Explore the unique beauty of this shoreline, where the contrasting colors of the black sand, crashing waves, and towering rock formations create an eerie and charming atmosphere.

After an exciting day of exploration, unwind and recharge at your comfortable accommodation in Vik, ensuring you're ready for the adventures that lie ahead. Get a good night's rest, as tomorrow holds even more treasures on your journey around Iceland's remarkable ring road.

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Day 3

Day 3 – Southeast Iceland

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  • Skaftafell Nature Reserve
  • Svartifoss
  • Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
  • Diamond Beach
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Prepare for a thrilling third day in Iceland, continuing along the South Coast. 

Today, you can start with a thrilling adventure deep within Myrdalsjokull glacier, where you'll descend into a beautiful natural ice cave. Marvel at the stunning ice formations and immerse yourself in the ethereal beauty of this frozen wonderland.

Continuing your journey along the stunning South Coast, uncover the breathtaking sights that await you in Vatnajokull National Park. For hiking enthusiasts, Skaftafell Nature Reserve offers many trails and tracks to explore. 

One such trail leads you to the magnificent Svartifoss Waterfall, decorated with striking hexagonal black basalt columns. Witness the raw power of nature as water cascades down these unique formations, creating a scene that seems straight out of a fairytale.

If you're up for an extraordinary experience, consider adding a glacier hike at Skaftafell. Strap on your crampons and embark on an unforgettable trek across the vast icy expanse of a glacier. 

Feel the crunch of the pristine snow beneath your feet as you traverse the ever-changing landscape of this icy realm, guided by expert instructors who will unveil the secrets of this majestic natural wonder.

Back on the road, a must-visit awaits you at the renowned Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. The beauty of the icebergs that have broken off one of Vatnajokull's outlet glaciers will take your breath away, particularly considering their great size and vast numbers. 

These floating marvels shimmer and glisten on the serene lagoon, creating an ever-changing landscape.

Take your experience to the next level by opting for a boat tour of the lagoon, allowing you to approach the mesmerizing ice formations by water and truly immerse yourself in this peaceful setting.

Don't forget to explore the nearby Diamond Beach, a magical stretch of coastline where ice chunks wash ashore, lining the jet-black sand like glistening gemstones. Witness the contrasts of the elements as the ice sparkles under the sun's rays.

After enjoying these fantastic sites, your journey will take you into the Eastfjords. The coastal views here are unmatched worldwide, and you can visit countless historic villages known for their rich heritage and delectable seafood delicacies. 

You will stay in a beautiful East Iceland accommodation this evening. 

Relax and recharge, savoring the memories of the day's adventures as you prepare for the wonders that await you on the next leg of your Icelandic odyssey.

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Day 4

Day 4 – Eastfjords

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  • Vestrahorn
  • Lake Lagarfljot
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Get ready for a magical fourth day as you embark on a captivating journey through the landscapes of the Eastfjords. One of Iceland's most rural and unspoiled regions, this a hidden gem characterized by majestic mountains, picturesque coastal vistas, reindeer roaming freely, and sleeping fishing villages.

You'll witness natural beauty at every turn as you travel this breathtaking route. The road ahead offers many opportunities for exploration, allowing you to decide where to pause and immerse yourself in the captivating surroundings. 

Consider stopping at the village of Faskrudsfjordur, which boasts a fascinating history intertwined with its connection to France. Learn about stories of cultural exchange and artistic partnerships that have shaped the village's identity.

Another intriguing destination along the route is the town of Reydarfjordur, renowned for its World War II museum. Step back in time as you explore the exhibits and artifacts that offer a glimpse into the region's involvement during this period of history.

The town of Eskifjordur is another must-visit, where you'll discover a maritime museum in a refurbished trade house dating back to 1816. Discover the rich seafaring heritage of the area and gain insights into the lives of the brave sailors who once navigated these dangerous waters.

If you happen to be visiting during the summer, the village of Neskaupstadur is worth visiting due to its vibrant music scene.

Experience the lively atmosphere as you attend one of the two summer music festivals held annually, celebrating a diverse range of musical genres and showcasing local talent.

Your final destination for the day is Egilsstadir, the largest settlement in the Eastern region, boasting a population of just over 2,000 residents. Nestled amidst breathtaking natural landscapes, this charming town offers a warm welcome and a range of amenities to ensure your comfort during your stay. 

Relax and unwind at your local accommodation, taking in the area's peacefulness and reflecting on the wonders you've experienced throughout the day.

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Day 5

Day 5 – Eastfjords

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  • Lake Lagarfljot
  • Hallormsstadaskogur Forest
  • Hengifoss
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Prepare for an exciting day as you continue exploring the captivating wonders of the Eastern Fjords. 

Your journey begins with a visit to the eerie Lake Lagarfljot, which holds a fascinating legend. According to local lore, a giant worm-like creature lurks beneath the lake's depths, adding an air of mystery to this already picturesque location.

For a serene and scenic experience, consider packing a delightful picnic basket and making your way to Atlavik Cove. Home to lush greenery and a beautiful country river, this spot in Hallormsstadaskogur forest, Iceland's first national woodland, offers an oasis for relaxation and appreciation of nature's beauty.

While exploring the forest, you'll discover a network of hiking trails that wind through the landscape. Two notable trails lead you to the waterfalls of Litlanesfoss and Hengifoss. Witness the power and grace of cascading water as it tumbles down ancient cliffs, creating a mesmerizing spectacle that will leave you in awe.

If you've upgraded your vehicle to a 4x4, an opportunity for further adventure awaits as you venture inland. Consider driving to Mount Snaefell, where you travel around Iceland's tallest freestanding mountain.

Alternatively, you can visit the impressive Karahnjukar dam, an engineering marvel. Nearby, you can see the majestic canyons of Dimmugljufur and Hafrahvammagljufur, with the latter stretching an impressive 6.2 miles (10 kilometers).

To experience the unique charm of the region's towns, a visit to Seydisfjordur is highly recommended. Stroll through its streets adorned with charming old wooden houses, each with its own story to tell. 

Discover the area's cultural heritage by visiting the Technical Museum of East Iceland and the Seydisfjordur local history heritage museum, where you can gain insights into the region's rich past.

As the day ends, you'll return to your comfortable Eastfjords accommodation, where you can unwind and reflect on the incredible experiences of the day. 

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Day 6

Day 6 – Eastfjords

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  • Borgarfjordur eystri fjord and valley
  • Vopnafjordur
  • Burstarfell Farm and Museum
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Prepare for a day of impressive natural beauty as you further explore the Eastfjords. You'll focus on the picturesque village and hidden gem of Borgarfjordur Eystri. 

Nestled among beautiful mountains, this charming village offers plenty of birdwatching opportunities. While plenty of species can be seen throughout the year, puffins arrive in their thousands throughout summer.

These charming seabirds make the area their home during June and July, providing a rare chance to observe their adorable presence up close. Capture photographs of these colorful creatures as they gracefully glide through the air or perch upon the cliffs.

Those who love wildlife also have a great chance to see seals at Borgarfjordur Eystri. These animals can be spotted lounging on the rocks and shores or bobbing in the beautiful seas.

Particularly lucky travelers might even see whales and dolphins in this stunning location.

Borgarfjordur Eystri is also very popular among hikers. With trails of varying lengths and difficulty levels, there is an option suitable for every adventurer. 

One of the trails will guide you along the scenic coastline near Husey Farm. 

Another trail leads you to remarkable giant boulders known as Storurd. Enjoy the striking contrast of the azure waters that lap against the rugged rocks covered with lush green moss. This alien landscape creates a beautiful display of colors.

Of course, this is a self-drive tour, so you can explore different parts of the Eastfjords today, as you'll head north tomorrow. You could even just spend today relaxing by visiting the nearby Vok Baths, the only geothermal spa in East Iceland.

After a day filled with exploration and connection with nature, you'll return to Egilsstadir or its surrounding areas, where you'll spend another night. 

Get a good night's rest, as you are only just past the halway point of your expedition through Iceland's remarkable landscapes.

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Day 7

Day 7 – Northeast Iceland

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  • Dettifoss waterfall
  • Asbyrgi canyon
  • Lake Myvatn Area
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Get ready to embark on a thrilling adventure as you bid farewell to the captivating wonders of the East and set your sights on the next destination, the mesmerizing Lake Myvatn. 

Located in the northern part of Iceland, this remarkable lake is surrounded by a landscape shaped by a volcanic eruption that occurred approximately 2,500 years ago. Prepare to be amazed as you witness the remnants of this ancient explosion manifested in the towering lava pillars that dominate the breathtaking scenery.

As you explore the Myvatn area, be prepared to encounter a lot of extraordinary attractions. 

The geothermal area of Namaskard Pass beckons with its otherworldly landscapes, featuring bubbling mud pots, steaming fumaroles, and vibrant mineral deposits that paint the terrain with a kaleidoscope of colors. Take in the surreal beauty and the unique geothermal activity that defines this captivating region.

Venture further and discover the mighty volcano Krafla, which stands as a testament to the raw power of nature. This active volcano invites you to witness its volcanic activity up close, immersing yourself in a realm of geological wonders.

One of the most hauntingly beautiful sights in the area is the Dimmuborgir field, where intricate lava formations create a mystical and eerie atmosphere. Lose yourself in the labyrinthine paths that wind through these fascinating lava rock formations, and let your imagination run wild as you wander on this captivating landscape.

A true hidden gem awaits those who visit Grjotagja, a lava tube cave that holds a secret treasure within its depths. Explore this natural marvel and discover a volcanic hot spring nestled within the cave, where one of the most iconic love scenes in HBO’s Game of Thrones was shot.

No visit to Lake Myvatn would be complete without indulging in the soothing waters of the Myvatn Nature Baths. 

Recharge your senses as you soak in the geothermal baths enriched with silica minerals that are believed to have a beneficial effect on one’s well-being. Allow the tranquil ambiance of the baths to wash away the weariness of your day's adventures, leaving you feeling refreshed and revitalized.

As the day draws to a close, make your way to Myvatn, a charming town that serves as the perfect base for your exploration of this extraordinary region. Settle into your comfortable accommodation, ready to embark on further adventures in the days to come. 

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Day 8

Day 8 – North Iceland

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  • Godafoss Waterfall
  • Kjarnaskogur
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Prepare for another day of thrilling exploration as you further explore the wonders of the North. Today, you have a variety of options to choose from, each offering a unique and unforgettable experience.

If you find yourself captivated by the beauty of Lake Myvatn and its surroundings, you can choose to return for a more immersive tour of the area's many sights. Dive deeper into the enchanting landscapes, volcanic formations, and geothermal wonders that make this region so remarkable. 

Alternatively, embark on an exhilarating journey through the stunning Jokulsargljufur Gorge, where nature's grandeur unfolds before your eyes. Explore the forest-clad canyon of Asbyrgi, a place steeped in myth and legend. 

Immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of this horseshoe-shaped canyon and witness the power and majesty of Dettifoss, one of Europe's most powerful waterfalls. Feel the mist on your face and hear the thundering roar of the cascading water as you stand in awe of nature's raw force.

For wildlife enthusiasts, an incredible opportunity awaits in the coastal town of Husavik, known as the "Whale Watching Capital of Iceland." 

Join a thrilling whale-watching tour in Skjalfandi Bay, where up to 24 species of whales can be found. Keep your eyes peeled for majestic creatures such as humpback whales, minke whales, and even the elusive blue whale. 

For an added touch of adventure, opt for a RIB boat tour, where you'll not only witness these magnificent marine mammals but also encounter delightful puffins in their natural habitat.

If you feel like heading further, consider visiting the picturesque island of Hrisey, nestled in Eyjafjordur Fjord. Experience the tranquility of this island paradise, adorned with stunning landscapes and charming villages. Explore the island's trails, take in breathtaking panoramic views, and soak up the peaceful atmosphere that permeates this hidden gem.

After a day filled with incredible experiences, you'll find yourself in the vibrant town of Akureyri, where you'll spend the night. 

Take the opportunity to explore this charming town, known for its delightful cafés, restaurants, and shops. Treat yourself to a visit to Brynjuis, the most famous ice cream shop in Iceland, and indulge in a scoop of their delectable creations made with locally sourced ingredients.

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Day 9

Day 9 – Northwest Iceland

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  • Eyjafjordur fjord
  • Troll Peninsula
  • Holar i Hjaltadal
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On day nine, you could kickstart your day with a thrilling horseback riding adventure in the incredible landscapes of the North. Feel the exhilaration as you wander the rugged terrain, guided by the gentle and sure-footed Icelandic horses. Marvel at the panoramic vistas, breathe in the crisp mountain air, and form a deeper connection with the natural beauty surrounding you.

If you missed the opportunity for whale watching the day before, fear not, as you can still embark on a captivating excursion to observe these magnificent creatures up close. 

Join a whale-watching tour and set sail into the vast ocean waters, where you'll have the chance to witness the grace and grandeur of whales as they breach the surface and glide through the waves. 

Next, it's time to venture towards Skagafjordur, a valley renowned for its population of majestic horses that roam freely across the landscape. Make your way through the majestic mountains of Trollaskagi, an awe-inspiring range that captivates with its rugged peaks and dramatic vistas.

Your journey will lead you to the charming herring-fishing village of Siglufjordur. We recommend stopping at the award-winning Herring Era Museum to quench your thirst for history and ancient Icelandic culture. Immerse yourself in the rich history and heritage of the herring industry, gaining insights into the lives and traditions of the Icelandic people during this significant period of their past.

Continuing your path, you'll arrive at the picturesque village of Hofsos. Set your sights on a unique geothermal infinity pool, where you can indulge in a rejuvenating soak while gazing out at the vast ocean stretching before you. 

Let the warm waters envelop you as you bask in the tranquility of this serene oasis, where the boundaries between the pool and the ocean seem to blur, offering a truly mesmerizing experience.

Just a stone's throw away lies the village of Saudarkrokur, your haven for the night. Nestled amidst scenic landscapes, this charming village invites you to unwind and embrace its peaceful ambiance. 

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Day 10

Day 10 – Reykjavík

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  • Hvitserkur Rock Stack
  • Deildartunguhver hot spring
  • Reykholt historical site
  • Hraunfossar & Barnafoss waterfalls
  • Borg a Myrum church and farm
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Get ready to embark on an exploration of the captivating West, a region steeped in Icelandic settlement history. 

If you have a keen interest in the island's past, be sure to visit the Settlement Center in Borgarnes, where you can delve into the fascinating stories and sagas that shaped the early days of Iceland's inhabitants. 

Alternatively, make your way to Reykholt and discover Snorrastofa, a medieval research institute known for its connection to the renowned scholar Snorri Sturluson, whose works have left an indelible mark on Icelandic literature and culture.

While in the vicinity of Reykholt, don't miss the opportunity to visit the enchanting waterfalls of Hraunfossar and Barnafoss. Each waterfall possesses its own distinct charm, with Hraunfossar's delicate streams cascading over a lava field and Barnafoss captivating viewers with its turbulent and mystical allure. Additionally, you can visit the waterfall Fossatun, which, according to folklore, is guarded by the troll woman Drifa.

As you continue your journey through the West, consider embarking on two thrilling tours. 

The first takes you deep into the colorful underworld of the lava cave Vidgelmir, where you can witness the mesmerizing geological formations that lie beneath the surface. The second adventure leads you through the icy corridors of an artificial tunnel inside Langjokull glacier, offering a truly immersive experience within the heart of this majestic natural wonder.

Before making your way back to Reykjavik City, take a detour through the scenic Hvalfjordur and treat yourself to a hike towards Glymur, Iceland's second-tallest waterfall. Allow the captivating beauty of this cascading wonder to captivate your senses as you revel in the tranquil surroundings. 

If you're in a hurry, you can opt to take the convenient fjord tunnel, reducing your driving time as you eagerly return to the city.

Upon your arrival in Reykjavik, the vibrant capital of Iceland, you have the option to spend the rest of the day exploring the city's unique charm. Roam through its colorful streets, visit renowned landmarks such as Hallgrimskirkja Church or Harpa Concert Hall, and indulge in the city's vibrant culinary scene. 

However, for those seeking one last adventure, seize the opportunity to descend into the magma chamber of a dormant volcano.

As the day draws to a close, savor your final night in Reykjavik, reflecting on the incredible journey you've undertaken through the diverse and breathtaking landscapes of Iceland. 

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Day 11 – Reykjavík

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  • Kleifarvatn
  • Krysuvik
  • Gunnuhver
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As your incredible journey in the land of fire and ice comes to a close, it's time to bid farewell to the enchanting landscapes of Iceland. 

Before your departure, ensure that you drop off your car at Keflavik International Airport in a timely manner, allowing for a smooth transition as you prepare for your flight home.

For those who have a later flight, consider indulging in a visit to the renowned Blue Lagoon. Immerse yourself in the soothing, mineral-rich waters, letting the warmth envelop you as you reflect on the extraordinary adventures and unforgettable moments you have experienced throughout your Icelandic escapade.

If your flight schedule permits, take the opportunity to explore the vibrant city of Reykjavik, filled with captivating attractions and cultural delights. Stroll through the lively streets, sample local cuisine, and discover the city's iconic landmarks, such as the towering Hallgrimskirkja Church or the modern architectural marvel of Harpa Concert Hall.

However, if your departure is scheduled for an early hour, we bid you farewell with warm wishes for a pleasant journey back home. Carry with you the cherished memories of Iceland's awe-inspiring beauty, its diverse landscapes, and the indelible spirit of adventure that has enriched your soul. 

Until we meet again, safe travels, and may the wonders of Iceland continue to resonate within you.

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What to bring

Warm and waterproof clothes
Driver's license
Swimsuit and towel
Camera

Good to know

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.

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

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

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