Epic 3-Week Summer Self-Drive Tour of Iceland

The sun peaking over the horizon over Reynifjara Black Sand Beach. Hexagonal basalt rock columns can be seen in the foreground to the left.
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Tour starts
Keflavík International Airport (KEF), Reykjanesbær, Iceland
Starting time
21 days
Ending place
Keflavík International Airport (KEF), Reykjanesbær, Iceland
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Explore everything the magnificent country of Iceland has to offer, from Reykjavik to the remote Westfjords and Eastfjords, with this once-in-a-lifetime, three-week road trip. If you dream of an unforgettable holiday packed with unbelievable nature and exciting adventure opportunities, you should book this self-drive tour now. 

Most guests coming to Iceland worry over which of its unbelievable yet vastly different regions to explore. They either rush through too many sites daily or cover too little ground. You won't miss any of these incredible attractions by booking this self-drive tour. 

You don't have to spend weeks planning the perfect itinerary, as this has all been done for you at an incredible price. This tour is well-loved and has been highly rated. 

You'll be able to take your time marveling at the countless attractions around Ring Road, the spectacular Highlands, the primordial Westfjords, and the dramatic Snaefellsnes Peninsula. 

You'll have plenty of time in Reykjavik, a quirky city blossoming into a cultural capital. Alternatively, you can spend as much time in the wilderness as possible.

A self-drive tour allows you to tailor your holiday how you want. You'll be provided with a detailed itinerary after booking, which is fully customizable. If you're an animal lover, you can spend your days seeking magnificent wildlife such as puffins and whales. 

If you have a passion for history and folklore, you'll be awed at attractions steeped in legend. If you're coming to Iceland to enjoy its geothermal waters, there are pools, hot springs, and spas across the country. 

There's an incredible array of additional guided tours during your trip. You can embark on adventurous excursions such as kayaking, snorkeling, glacier hiking, and snowmobiling.

Meanwhile, whale-watching and horseback riding tours are great options for exciting experiences without breaking your relaxed flow. 

These tours will all be arranged before your arrival, as will your car rental and accommodation. You'll have access to a dedicated travel agent 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If your plans change, you can cancel free of charge up to 24 hours before departure. 

Another great bonus of booking a self-drive summer tour in Iceland is that you'll travel beneath the midnight sun's light. Iceland's polar location means the sky never turns fully dark between late April and early August. In turn, you can begin and end your day as early as you desire. 

Take advantage of this ultimate three-week road trip exploring every corner of the magnificent land of fire and ice. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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20 nights of accommodation (different levels available, details below)
Rental vehicle for 21 days (Toyota Aygo or similar. Upgrades available); all cars are new
CDW insurance
Free Wi-Fi in vehicle
Transfer with the ferry Baldur, including 1 car
Detailed itinerary
Personal travel agent


Glacier Hiking
Horse Riding
Whale Watching
Boat Trip
Hot Spring Bathing
Cultural Activity
Ice Caving
Self drive

Daily itinerary

Day 1
A footbridge over the azure waters of the Blue Lagoon Spa in Iceland.

Day 1 - Arrival in Iceland

Your epic three-week self-drive road trip around Iceland begins when you land at the Keflavik International Airport. 

Depending on your flight time, you can explore or head straight to your accommodation today. You'll pick up your rental car after disembarking your plane and collecting your luggage.

On your way to Iceland's capital, Reykjavik, you can stop at the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, which isn't far from the airport. This world-renowned spa is known for its healing waters, vivid azure colors, and luxurious treatments. It is in the middle of a moss-covered lava field, giving it a magical atmosphere.

With a temperature averaging 98 to 102 F (37 to 39 C), the Blue Lagoon offers a comfortable and relaxing feeling in both the swimming and bathing areas.

If you add the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa to your itinerary, your travel agent will arrange the trip according to your flights. If there's no time to visit the lagoon today, your travel agent can add it to another day.

If you have extra time today, there's still plenty to see and do in Reykjavik and the Reykjanes Peninsula. 

Iceland's capital has something for everyone: galleries, museums, parks, restaurants, bars, and a great live music scene. You can walk through the bright, clean streets to discover sites such as Hallgrimskirkja church, the Harpa Concert Hall, and the Sun Voyager statue.

You could even visit a museum or two but remember that you'll have a full day to explore the city tomorrow.

Moreover, the Reykjanes Peninsula presents the perfect introduction to Iceland's nature, with its volcanoes, lakes, hot spring areas, and lava fields. You can see the fresh lava from the Fagradalsfjall volcano, which erupted in 2021, 2022, and 2023.

You can also witness geothermal areas like Seltun, Krysuvik, and Gunnuhver.

You'll spend your first night in comfortable accommodation in Reykjavik.

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Day 2
The Harpa Concert Hall sits on the Harbour of Iceland's Capital City, Rekjavik.

Day 2 - Reykjavik and its Surroundings

On the second day of your three-week summer self-drive vacation in Iceland, you'll explore Reykjavik.

You can do lots of sightseeing or have a more relaxed day to recover from your travel the previous day. This itinerary is a self-drive tour, so if you want to immerse yourself in nature immediately, plenty of beautiful landscapes are less than an hour's drive away from Iceland's capital.

If you want to make the most of Iceland's hot spring opportunities, head to the valley of Reykjadalur, about 31 miles (50 kilometers) from Reykjavik proper. Here, you can relax in a naturally heated river. The warm and gentle stream of water comes from dozens of hot springs in the hills that trickle into one body.

If you're an avid hiker, you can trek up the flat-topped mountain of Esjan, about 6 miles (10 kilometers) from Reykjavik. Overlooking the capital, Mount Esjan has a peak measuring 2,999 feet (914 meters) above sea level. It also has a hiking trail near the parking area.

You can also check out some of the sights of the Reykjanes Peninsula if you didn't have time yesterday. Some attractions include Reykjanesviti lighthouse, Krysuvik geothermal area, and the Hafnarberg cliffs, home to various birdlife.

If you stay in the capital, you'll find plenty of things to do. Just walking through the streets will allow you to witness some fantastic architecture, striking street art, and views of nature. 

There are museums dedicated to different topics and galleries featuring the works of Iceland's talented artists. The city also has many swimming pools to relax and meet the locals.

If you're eager to embark on a unique Icelandic adventure, you can do so today with a helicopter flight over the city and its surroundings. This thrilling excursion includes a landing on a remote, spectacular mountain. 

A helicopter tour is a magnificent way to marvel over Reykjavik's colorful tin roofs and impressive landmarks. It'll help you better appreciate the diversity and vastness of the country's nature.

Before returning to your accommodation in Reykjavik, check out one of the city's renowned restaurants or find a show at a live music bar.

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Day 3
Hraunfossar waterfalls in West Iceland.

Day 3 - West Iceland

On the third day of your self-drive tour of Iceland, you'll explore the region of West Iceland and its incredible sights, including waterfalls, hot springs, and historic villages.

You'll head 33 miles (53 kilometers) north out of Reykjavik through rural landscapes before reaching the spectacular fjord of Hvalfjordur. Here, you can take a tunnel beneath the waters to speed up your journey or follow the road.

On the road around, you'll see some beautiful nature, and you can also take a stop here to hike to the top of Iceland's second-tallest waterfall, Glymur.

Regardless of how you cross the fjord, you'll end up in the scenic coastal town of Borgarnes, about 32 miles (51 kilometers) from Gylmur waterfall.

It is home to the Settlement Center museum, where you can learn about Iceland's early history, from its discovery to the formation of its first parliament, and about one of the country's most epic sagas.

Your following significant attractions are the waterfalls of Hraunfossar and Barnafoss. Located 35 miles (56.5 kilometers) from Borgarnes, these two waterfalls offer unique beauty. 

Hraunfossar waterfall pours serenely across a plain of lava, surrounded by birch trees, whereas Barnafoss waterfall rages furiously through a barren, narrow gorge. Despite their dramatic differences, they are just a short walk apart, about 50 feet (15 meters) from each other.

Not far from these waterfalls is the village of Reykholt, renowned for its history as the home of Snorri Sturluson. Snorri's work on Edda, the Old Norse bible, is a vital medieval piece, while his role in the Icelandic civil war is fascinating.

Another great attraction of West Iceland is the Deildartunguhver hot spring, around 4.2 miles (6.8 kilometers) from Reykholt. It's the highest-flowing hot spring in Europe that feeds one of Iceland's most luxurious geothermal spas, the Krauma Spa. You can arrange admission here when you book this tour and unwind in its revitalizing waters.

There are also two alternative tours you can take today. The first is a caving excursion in Vidgelmir, a beautiful tunnel that winds beneath a lava field. Within this underground world, you'll be able to marvel over fascinating formations created by volcanic eruptions and surprisingly vivid colors staining the rocks.

The second is a journey into the world-famous ice tunnel carved into Langjokull glacier, the only artificial glacier cave in the world. You'll board a super jeep that'll take you up the slopes of Iceland's second-largest ice cap to its opening, giving you beautiful views.

You'll be given all the necessary safety equipment and have the opportunity to explore the tunnel's stunning corridors and chambers.

At day's end, you'll head to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, where you'll stay tonight and explore tomorrow.

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Day 4
The Budir Black Church on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in Western Iceland pictured at sunset.

Day 4 - Snaefellsnes Peninsula

On day four of your three-week summer self-drive vacation in Iceland, you'll explore the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. 

Around 56 miles (90 kilometers) long, this area is sometimes called "Iceland in miniature" because it's home to most of the natural features Iceland is famous for.

Traveling along the southern shore, you'll witness geological marvels and incredible wildlife. The Gerduberg cliffs are lined with perfectly symmetrical, hexagonal basalt columns. Meanwhile, about 24 miles (39 kilometers) away is Ytri Tunga, a beautiful and reliable seal-watching beach.

You'll then drive 12 miles (20 kilometers) to the windswept church of Budir, a beautiful monument that stands alone in an abandoned hamlet. It's a black wooden church, the only remaining structure of Budir's former community.

You can then visit Hellnar, about 14 miles (22 kilometers) from Budir. It's a fishing village that was largely deserted as Iceland industrialized. There's also Arnarstapi, a thriving community nearby, which is a great place to learn about the local culture.

Arnarstapi and Hellnar are located just before the peninsula's tip, where the Snaefellsjokull National Park is. The park is named after its most magnificent feature, the Snaefellsjokull glacier and volcano. Many spiritual people consider it one of the world's energy centers.

You can also explore the mighty basalt plug of Londrangar, a vast rock formation with tens of thousands of nesting seabirds. Nearby, you can also find the black sand beach of Djupalonssandur, which is naturally beautiful and historically significant. 

Moving out of Snaefellsjokull National Park and traveling east along the north shore, you'll get even more incredible views of the Westfjords across Breidafjordur Bay. These waters are also home to countless islands. You can stop to admire the seascapes at villages such as Bjarnahofn, where you'll find the Icelandic Shark Museum.

The most notable attraction on this part of the peninsula is undoubtedly Kirkjufell mountain. This mountain is a standalone peak measuring 1,519 feet (463 meters) tall. It's also shaped like a pyramid, church, or arrowhead. 

It's a favorite subject for photographers due to its distinctive, dramatic appearance. It is stunning when viewed beside Kirkjufellsfoss, its adjacent waterfall. If you would rather kayak than glacier hike today, you can do so beneath this mountain. 

Breidafjordur lake remains sheltered and spectacular, and there's no better place to admire Kirkjufell mountain than from its surface. If you're lucky, you may also see a wealth of wildlife, such as white-tailed eagles and seals, as you splash through the serene waters.

After a full day of adventure and exploration, you'll return to your accommodation on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.

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Day 5
A stream running through a valley in Iceland's westfjords. A rainbow can be seen in the background.

Day 5 - To the Westfjords

On day five of your three-week driving tour around Iceland, you'll head to the Westfjords, one of the country's most undiscovered regions.

Getting there from the Snaefellsnes Peninsula could not be easier. You must drive 23 miles (37 kilometers) to the region's largest town, Stykkisholmur, and take the Baldur Ferry. You can park your car below the deck while you admire the views of Breidafjordur bay from above.

You can catch the morning ferry and stop for a wander on the beautiful island of Flatey. Vehicles are not allowed on the island, but the ferry staff can park your car at the harbor in the Westfjords. Flatey is a beautiful gem you can easily walk around. It boasts a massive population of birds, few people, and several historic buildings.

When you arrive at the Westfjords, you'll go to the quaint village of Patreksfjordur. Patreksfjordur means "the fjord of St. Patrick," given by a reverend who lived in the village during Iceland's conversion to Christianity.

Your journey to the Westfjords promises to be spectacular, as the fjords are deep and majestic. It's a great place to spot seals and whales. The mountains are awe-inspiring, with sheer sides and countless waterfalls. Moreover, its villages are tiny, historic, and beautiful.

Through your itinerary, you can make plenty of detours to some spectacular locations that very few travelers to Iceland even know about. Because the Westfjords are far from Reykjavik and off the Ring Road, each place you visit will be free from the tourist crowds. You can avoid too many people that gather at the more famous locations throughout the summer.

The Westfjords also allow you to connect with untouched, silent landscapes far from the stresses of everyday life, which many guests come to Iceland seeking.

You'll finally retire in the Westfjords after spending the day appreciating the incredible landscapes surrounding you.

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Day 6
A puffin colony enjoying the sun on a hillside in the West of Iceland.

Day 6 - Puffins and the Red Sand Beach

On day six of your three-week self-drive tour of Iceland, you'll see two of the most beautiful features the Westfjords offers, the Latrabjarg cliffs and Raudasandur beach.

The Latrabjarg cliffs are fascinating for two main reasons. First, it's the longest birdwatching cliffs in the world and home to hundreds of thousands of nesting pairs throughout summer. 

The Atlantic puffins are the most popular among the many species found here. Burrowing into the rock, you can get quite close to them because they've never learned to be afraid of people here.

Interestingly, Latrabjarg marks the westernmost point of Iceland, earning it the nickname "Land's End." Aside from puffins, the area is also a favorite nesting spot for fulmars, razorbills, and guillemots,

The second reason the Latrabjarg cliffs are so famous is that a daring rescue occurred here. After a British trawler capsized beneath the cliffs one night, the sailors would have died were it not for the locals. Practiced in scaling the rocks on ropes to gather eggs, they descended to the wreckage and saved every marooned sailor.

Meanwhile, Raudasandur beach is a beautiful stretch of shoreline, about 30 miles (49 kilometers) from the Latrabjarg cliffs. Unlike the volcanic beaches around the rest of the country, its sands are shades of gold, pink, and orange rather than black. 

The reason for this is the age of the Westfjords. It's the first part of Iceland formed over 16 million years ago and the least volcanically active part of the island.

Raudasandur beach has great appeal to lovers of both wildlife and history. It's a seal-watching hot spot, with a colony often seen frolicking in the surf. It was also the site of one of the country's most notorious murders when a couple having an affair allegedly killed their spouses to be together.

You'll return to your accommodation in the Westfjords.

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Day 7
Dynjandi Waterfall in the Westfjords of Iceland, two travellers are admiring the falls from the base.

Day 7 - Dynjandi Waterfall and Isafjordur

To mark the end of the first week of your self-drive tour of Iceland, you'll continue exploring the magnificent sites of the Westfjords. Today, you'll be heading toward its largest town, Isafjordur. 

This route is one of the most beautiful journeys in Iceland, winding in and out of spectacular fjords in the shadow of colossal mountains.

On your travels, you should detour to what many consider the most beautiful waterfall in Iceland: Dynjandi. This waterfall is around 328 feet (100 meters) tall, and its cascade tumbles down what seems to be a set of steep steps, widening as it reaches its base. Its beauty is so raw and dramatic that it wouldn't be out of place in a fantasy novel or movie.

Walking up to the Dynjandi waterfall is also very pleasant, as there are many other smaller waterfalls to admire, each with a name and distinct character. The path is surrounded by lush greenery, starkly contrasting some barren land in Iceland.

The settlement of Flateyri is another site worth visiting, not only for the beauty of the fjords around it but for its unique culture. Located 31 miles (50 kilometers) from Dynjandi, Flateyri is home to several strange museums. 

The International Dolls Museum is focused on various dolls and doll costumes from around the world. Another museum is aptly called the Nonsense Museum for its collection of strange items. You'll see many eclectic items like pens, model ships, police hats, and sugar cubes, among many others.

There's also The Village Museum, a more traditional museum focusing on Flateyri's history. It also doubles as a second-hand bookshop. Here, you'll also learn about the Flateyri avalanche that devastated the village in 1995.

Once you reach Isafjordur, you'll be impressed by the remote town's distinct charm and magnificent surroundings. Many hiking trails take you winding up the nearby mountains, where you can marvel over the incredible views of the glistening fjord.

You'll spend the night in comfortable accommodation in the region.

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Day 8
A turf house sitting at the edge of a lake at sunset in Iceland.

Day 8 - Fjords and Folklore

Your three-week summer vacation in Iceland continues as you explore the final significant attractions of the Westfjords. 

On your way out of the region on day eight, your journey will be breathtakingly beautiful from beginning to end. Your itinerary will direct you to many natural attractions with many cultural sites along the way you'll want to take advantage of.

The first is Bolungarvik, one of the country's oldest fishing ports. The town is so scenic that it has been used as a central location in two great Icelandic films: Sparrows and Noi Ambinoi. It's also the subject of some Icelandic folklore about a brother and sister who cast evil curses upon each other. 

There's a natural history museum here with a polar bear specimen. Polar bears are not native to the Westfjords but appear on infrequent occasions. Bolungarvik is a birdwatching hot spot and boasts beautiful views over the most remote area in Iceland, the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve.

In the town of Sudavik, around 21 miles (34 kilometers) from Bolungarvik, you can combine a wildlife experience with a cultural one by visiting the Arctic Fox Center. This establishment is dedicated to studying, protecting, and educating visitors about Iceland's only native land mammal. Arctic foxes are abundant in the wilds of the Westfjords, and you can see them on-site, so keep a keen eye out as you travel.

Another fascinating place to visit is the Museum of Witchcraft and Sorcery at Holmavik, about 126 miles (203 kilometers) from Sudavik. Here, you can see a range of bizarre artifacts associated with Icelandic magic in medieval items, some quite disturbing.

You can also learn how early Icelanders tried to use staves and spells to ward off bad luck or direct misfortune onto their enemies.

Meanwhile, about 12 miles (20 kilometers) away is the associated Sorcerer's Cottage, an old turf building styled authentically to resemble how a local would have lived in the past. Watch for details in the metal and woodwork as you examine the antique items. You'll likely find a range of markings Icelanders used to leave charms and curses.

After a day packed with natural and cultural experiences, you'll retire to your accommodation in the southern Westfjords. The location makes it easy to leave the Westfjords for new adventures tomorrow.

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Day 9
The Hvitserkur Rock Formation which sits off the coast of the Troll Peninsula in Iceland.

Day 9 - North Coastline

On day nine of your three-week self-drive tour of Iceland, you'll leave the Westfjords, return to the Ring Road around Iceland, and explore the magnificent north of the country. 

North Iceland boasts stunning coastal geology, abundant wildlife, lunar landscapes, and geothermal activity.

The first area to visit is the Hvitserkur peninsula, the best seal-watching location in the country. Many seal colonies can be found along the shoreline. 

You can visit the Icelandic Seal Center in the peninsula's largest town, Hvammstangi. Here, you'll learn about the biology and conservation of these creatures and their role in Iceland's history and folklore.

The peninsula is also home to the dramatic rock monolith of Hvitserkur and the basalt fortress of Borgarvirki. Located 27 miles (43 kilometers) from Hvammstangi, Hvitserkur stands in shallow water just off the coast, resembling a great elephant drinking from the water. 

Meanwhile, about 10.5 miles (17 kilometers) from Hvitserkur is Borgarvirki. It's a natural landmark historically used as an impenetrable fort by early clans.

Further along, the road through North Iceland has an abundance of beautiful hamlets and villages with unique culture, nature, and mythical tales. Hofsos, for example, is a tiny town with an infinity pool that looks over a beautiful fjord. You can also find hexagonal columns of basalt in the cliffs here.

Siglufjordur, meanwhile, is a historic village nestled in a spectacular fjord with towering mountains on either side. The views from the harbor are gorgeous, and the settlement is home to the award-winning Herring Era Museum. Here, you can learn how vital fishing was to the survival of Icelanders until the modern era and how it was conducted in such tumultuous waters.

Your main destination for today is Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland. The largest town outside Reykjavik, Akureyri, can be seen as a smaller version of Iceland's capital. 

It has stunning architecture, natural views, galleries, museums, boutiques, restaurants, and bars. It's also home to the world's northernmost botanical gardens, where you can admire various arctic flora.

Today, you can organize a trip to the Beer Spa, about 21 miles (35 kilometers) from Akureyri. This unique spa is reached by traveling north up the fjord of Eyjafjordur. Here, you can hop into a tub of beer with a pint in hand for a surprisingly relaxing, revitalizing experience.

After a long and eventful day, you'll stay in comfortable accommodation in North Iceland.

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Day 10
A boat of travellers whale watching off the coast of Iceland.

Day 10 - Whale-watching and Geothermal Baths

On day 10 of your three-week road trip around Iceland, you'll head to the whale-watching capital of Europe, Husavik. You can also discover a wealth of wildlife in the adjacent waters of Skjalfandi bay.

If you select a boat tour while booking, you'll set out from the harbor, surrounded by incredible landscapes and gleaming water. A professional guide will also tell you about the creatures you may see. 

Humpback whales are the most abundant. Measuring up to around 50 feet (15 meters) long, they're renowned for their acrobatic surface behavior, often breaching dramatically.

Meanwhile, white-beaked dolphins are another common sight, often congregating in large groups and bow-riding alongside your vessel. Occasionally, other great whales, such as the blue whales, the largest creatures ever to exist, can be seen. Orcas can also be spotted several times yearly, while belugas can make rare appearances.

It is not just whales to look out for. Skjalfandi bay has a wealth of birdlife on its islands and surrounding cliffs, including thousands of Atlantic puffins.

If several hours on a boat do not appeal, you could try Husavik's other main attraction, the GeoSea Baths. These geothermal pools are unique in Iceland because they are filled with saltwater, providing a unique and refreshing experience.

If you don't want to choose between a whale-watching trip or a dip into the baths, you need not worry. You can do both today.

If you decide not to book or do only one excursion, you can add other sights to your itinerary today. Two highly recommended destinations are Dettifoss waterfall and Asbyrgi canyon.

Dettifoss is the most powerful waterfall in all of Europe. It thunders with unbelievable force into an ancient valley of grey rock. It's no wonder why Hollywood has taken notice of this incredible site and used it in the opening sequence of Prometheus.

On the other hand, Asbyrgi canyon is an enormous horseshoe-shaped canyon, about 19 miles (30.5 kilometers) from Dettifoss. It's filled with birch forest and a beautiful central 'island' of rock.

According to the Old Norse religion, it was created by the horse of Odin when it stomped one of its eight legs on the earth. Avid hikers will want to take advantage of a walk through this dramatic place.

When it's time to retire, you'll head to your hotel in North Iceland. Don't forget to visit the beautiful Godafoss waterfall nearby, which is rich in fascinating history.

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Day 11
An overhead shot of the geothermal landscapes of the North of Iceland.

Day 11 - Lake Myvatn

On day 11 of your self-drive tour of Iceland, you have two choices for spending the day. The first is to tour the many sites of the Lake Myvatn region, and the second is to head to the Icelandic Highlands.

Lake Myvatn is a series of lakes. The birdlife here is unbelievable, with thousands of birds of different species. Similarly, the flora is spectacular, with unique specimens such as underwater moss balls that are incredibly rare.

It also has impressive geology. Pseudocraters, formed in rows, line many of the shores, and several basalt columns rise in great towers from the waters. The lava fortress of Dimmuborgir stands nearby, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) away. The fortress is naturally dramatic and steeped in fascinating folklore, said to be home to the Icelandic Christmas trolls.

Lake Myvatn is a vibrant place of life, with lush grassland and bountiful waters. Nearby is the geothermal area of Namaskard, which contrasts with it dramatically. An entirely barren mountain pass, steam hisses furiously from many vents here, filling the air with an overpowering sulfur smell and unleashing strange colors onto the surroundings.

If you wish to break up your tour of Lake Myvatn with a visit to a geothermal spa, you can arrange admission to the Myvatn Nature Baths. The steam rooms, warm waters, and gorgeous surroundings make a dip here a wonderful experience. Like many of the spas in Iceland, the Myvatn Nature Baths are said to have many healing qualities.

Although these sites and experiences make for a magical day, you can still do something different to see the Highlands in depth. You can join a once-in-a-lifetime super jeep tour of the volcanic region of Askja.

This option allows you to see Lake Myvatn before heading east tomorrow, as the excursion will take twelve hours. This Highland adventure will introduce you to unbelievable landscapes that look more like they're from Mars than Earth.

The mountains and lava fields you'll drive and hike through are similarly breathtaking. Shaped by the forces of ice and fire over thousands of years and with no one else around, the beautiful sights around the Askja caldera will be nothing short of awe-inspiring.

Your main destination for today is the Viti crater lake in Askja, which is geothermally heated to a comfortable swimming temperature. It's also filled with minerals that give its waters a vivid blue color, making it an incredible place to bathe. Bathing in such a remote and breathtaking place is an unforgettable experience.

After your incredible adventures today, you'll return to your Northeast Iceland accommodation.

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Day 12
Dettifoss Waterfall in the North of Iceland.

Day 12 - To the East

On day 12 of your three-week summer self-drive tour in Iceland, you'll make the most of your last day in North Iceland by visiting the Dettifoss waterfall, Asbyrgi canyon, and Egilsstadir.

If you packed the last two days with tours and missed Dettifoss waterfall, Asbyrgi canyon, and those around Lake Myvatn, now is the time to visit them. Even if you spend the time sightseeing, you can still check out your itinerary and find some local hidden gems, such as the geological wonders around the stunning waterfall of Aldeyjarfoss.

After visiting all the sights you want in North Iceland, you'll begin your journey to East Iceland. The Ring Road goes through the northern reaches of Vatnajokull National Park, a spectacular place in the shadow of the park's namesake and Europe's largest glacier.

Detours along this route will introduce you to the desolate Highlands or traditional fishing villages well off the beaten track, nestled in remote fjords. You will spend the night in Egilsstadir, the largest town in the east and the perfect place to explore the magnificent Eastfjords. If you reach it in time, you'll find many things to do in and around town.

It is beside the largest forest in Iceland, Hallormstadasskogar. A birdwatcher's and hiker's paradise, the area has dozens of trails through this beautiful woodland, leading to some stunning viewpoints. Egilsstadir also sits on the shores of the remarkably serene Lake Lagarfljot, which has been deeply tied to local folklore for centuries and believed to hold a monstrous worm-like creature.

North of Egilsstadir, about 3.5 miles (5.6 kilometers) within a similarly wonderful lake, you'll find the Vok Baths. These geothermally heated pools are the only spa in East Iceland, and there's nowhere better to relax and unwind after a day on the road. 

If you wish to bathe in their luxurious waters while marveling over the surrounding views, be sure to select a ticket while booking.

When you've finished your day of sightseeing, you'll return to your accommodation in East Iceland.

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Day 13
A winding road in the remote Eastfjords of Iceland.

Day 13 - Borgarfjordur Eystri and Seydisfjordur

On day 13 of your three-week summer holiday in Iceland, you'll explore the magnificent Eastfjords. Like the Westfjords, this is one of the country's most remote regions, allowing you to marvel over each site and spectacular landscape far from the tourist crowds.

Borgarfjordur Eystri is one of the most spectacular villages in the country and home to just 100 residents. It boasts unbelievable surrounding fjords, around 106 miles (170 kilometers) of hiking trails, and gorgeous locations. Regardless of your fitness level and what you'd like to see, at least one of these treks will appeal to you.

If you want to focus on breathtaking nature, you can head to the long-deserted bay of Lodmundarfjordur and the untouched cove of Vikur. Within Lodmundarfjordur is Lodmundarskridur, one of the most important rockslides in the geological history of Iceland. It measures 3.5 miles (5.6 kilometers) long and falls from 2,297 feet (700 meters) down sea level.

If you're fascinated by the facets of Iceland's folklore, you could instead head to Alfaborg. It's an elf-rock said to be the court of the queen of the Hidden People. 

Meanwhile, if you love birds and wildlife, you can drive 420 miles (676 kilometers) to Hafnarholmi, which sits by the harbor. Here, you'll meet the local puffins, seals, dolphins, and even whales that are frequent visitors to the village's waters.

Next, you'll drive 61 miles (98 kilometers) to Seydisfjordur, a gorgeous town nestled in a fjord of the same name. The town has a wealth of attractions, with a charming blue church, an arts center, a technical museum, a pool, and a cinema.

Its history is fascinating, with the ruins of a stave church dating back to the 10th century and graves dating back even earlier. It even has remnants from the Allied military effort to protect Iceland in World War Two scattered throughout the fjord.

Seydisfjordur's greatest attraction, however, is its nature. It's very close to the Skalanes Nature Reserve, full of wildlife. It boasts nearly fifty bird species, abundant arctic foxes, and even herds of wild reindeer, which you can only find in East Iceland.

On the way to Seydisfjordur from Egilsstadir, you can detour to Gufufoss, a beautiful waterfall.
While it is possible to visit both Borgarfjordur Eystri and Seydisfordur in a day, it is recommended to choose one to make the most of it.

After a great day exploring the Eastfjords of Iceland, you'll return to your accommodation in East Iceland.

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Day 14
A jagged mountain peak in the remote Eastfjords of Iceland.

Day 14 - The Small Towns of the Eastfjords

To mark the end of your second week in Iceland, on the 14th day of your self-drive tour, you'll fully immerse yourself in the wonders of the Eastfjords.

The Ring Road throughout this part of your journey is beautiful, winding up and down the fjords and crossing dramatic mountain passes. The drive will expose you to some of the country's most wonderful landscapes and seascapes.

There are also fantastic views inland. You'll travel alongside the Vatnajokull glacier and sights like Mount Snaefell, Iceland's tallest freestanding mountain.

The lack of humans in this area has allowed a wealth of animal life to blossom. You can see puffins and other seabirds as you travel. You'll encounter seals, whales, and dolphins. Even reindeer may also appear if you're lucky.

Though sparsely inhabited, the villages you'll find nestled in the corners of fjords are all wonderful examples of traditional Icelandic life and fishing culture. Each has a unique charm, appealing to a range of visitors.

Stodvarfjordur sits by a beautiful river, which you can hike alongside to marvel over several waterfalls. It has an archaeological site of two Viking longhouses said to date back to 800 AD - thirty years before Iceland was initially thought to be settled. 

About 59 miles (95 kilometers) away is Mjoifjordur, renowned for being Iceland's smallest town. Aside from its surrounding nature, it is famous for its folklore, lighthouse, abandoned prison, and abandoned whaling station.

About 78 miles (125 kilometers) from Mjoifjordur is Djupivogur, one of the last settlements you'll reach on your journey. It is best known for its chilled way of life, coastal hot pools, and public works of art, most notably the Eggs of Merry Bay.

You'll no doubt want to reference your itinerary for hidden gems as you travel. Eystrahorn is a dramatic 2,480-foot (756-meter) "horned" mountain composed of gabbro rock. Its cousin, Vestrahorn, is very similar and can be found in the town of Hofn.

You'll retire in Southeast Iceland.

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Day 15
Windswept pieces of ice on the Diamond Beach on the South East Coast of Iceland.

Day 15 - Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

On the 15th day of your self-drive vacation in Iceland, you'll see the most incredible wonders of the country's largest and most diverse national park, Vatnajokull.

First is the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, the country's most expansive and famous glacier lagoon. Located between the retreating tongue of Vatnajokull glacier and the ocean, this vast lake fills with enormous icebergs as the outlet glacier breaks apart. Many of these are so large that whole seal colonies can find a comfortable place to relax on a single one.

You can walk up and down either shore to admire this incredible place. However, if you want a more immersive experience, you can join one of two boat tours.

The first is in an amphibious vehicle that will effortlessly leave the land and escort you into the magical waters. The second option is a zodiac boat tour, which provides an even more intimate encounter. On both tours, you'll get close enough to the ice to touch it and can even snap a piece off for a taste.

When these beautiful icebergs break down to a small enough size, they can fit in the narrow channel that connects the lagoon with the ocean. After passing through it, they usually wash up on the black sand shoreline, glistening like gems while melting away. Because of the beauty of these unusual contrasts, this stretch of coast has been nicknamed Diamond Beach.

Overlooked by most group tours and travelers without your detailed itinerary is the nearby Fjallsarlon glacier lagoon. The lagoon is a little smaller than the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. However, the fact that it is virtually unknown means you'll be able to marvel over and photograph the ice formations without large crowds trying to do the same.

The final major attraction of this spectacular corner of Vatnajokull National Park is the Skaftafell Nature Reserve. Before Vatnajokull National Park was protected, Skaftafell was a national park in its own right. Here, you can find incredibly diverse attractions such as glaciers, more glacier lagoons, volcanic wonders, plains of lava, and even forests.

One of the most popular hiking routes here is to Svartifoss waterfall. This majestic feature falls amongst dramatic hexagonal basalt columns that have inspired architecture across the country. The Hallgrimskirkja church and the Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik are examples of iconic structures that drew inspiration from the waterfall. 

A second route will take you to Svinafellsjokull, an outlet glacier. You can take a tour of this glacier if you choose to do so when booking.

The views of Skaftafell nature reserve from its heights are beautiful. There's also no pressure since you don't have to choose between a boat tour or a glacier hike today. Since they're highly recommended, you can easily fit both in today.

After marveling over the wonders and adventure opportunities offered in Vatnajokull National Park, you'll travel along the South Coast for your accommodation.

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Day 16
An overhead shot of the black sand coastline of the South of Iceland.

Day 16 - The South Coast

On the 16th day of your three-week summer road trip around Iceland, you'll follow the beautiful South Coast sightseeing route. Most guests visit this route by driving from Reykjavik. 

Traveling against the normal flow, you'll see most sites outside their peak times and with fewer crowds.

The first major attraction you can visit is Fjadrargljufur, a spectacular canyon carved out in the last Ice Age. With walls around 330 feet (100 meters) tall and winding for about 1.2 miles (two kilometers), it's a magnificent place to walk alongside from above or within.

If you choose to explore the canyon by hiking inside it, you may be required to wade through the low waters of the river Fjadra. If you're adventurous, this only adds to the fun.

Traveling further down Route 1, the landscape will change from mountains and glacier tongues to beautiful lava fields. If you wish to explore this barren terrain, stop at a car park along the road and follow a trail.

Drive further along the Ring Road, and you'll return to the quaint village of Vik, which sits beside Reynisfjara beach. Covered with black volcanic sands as far as the eye can see, this stretch of coastline is beaten daily with the enormous rolling waves of the Atlantic. It's also home to the basalt sea stacks of Reynisdrangar, which are integral to the local folklore.

Before leaving this area, take a tour from Vik, on which you'll go ice-caving on Myrdalsjokull, a glacier covering the notorious volcano of Katla. Ice caving is an exciting activity usually only possible in midwinter in Iceland, so you should make the most of this opportunity.

Your next destination is the rock arch of Dyrholaey. This formation is monumental, large enough for ships to sail beneath and small jets to soar. Moreover, it's one of the country's best places to admire puffins from the shore.

You can approach thousands of these nesting pairs within mere feet as they are unafraid of humans.

Your final three significant destinations of the day are equally enticing waterfalls. The first and most powerful is Skogafoss waterfall, which thunders from a 197-foot (60-meter) tall cliff with breathtaking force, throwing off vast blooms of spray as it smashes into the rocks below.

Seljalandsfoss waterfall is the second. Though just as tall as Skogafoss waterfall, it's far less powerful and far more serene, cascading in a gentle trickle. 

What makes this waterfall special is the enormous cavern that opens behind it. The cavern allows guests to fully encircle the falling water and take photographs from a unique perspective.

Just by Seljalandsfoss waterfall, but hidden from most guests in a cliff-side cleft, is the third waterfall, Gljufrabui. Though smaller than the others, measuring 131 feet (40 meters) tall, it attracts far fewer crowds and is mesmerizing as it falls over a moss-covered boulder in a magical grotto.

After an action-packed day, you'll retire for the night at a hotel in Southwest Iceland.

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Day 17
A volcanic crater in the remote highlands of Iceland.

Day 17 - The Highlands or the Westman Islands

On the 17th day of your three-week self-drive summer vacation around Iceland, you have three choices of how to spend your day based on your group's interests. You could explore the Highland reserve of Landmannalaugar, the forested oasis of Thorsmork Valley, or take a ferry to the Westman Islands.

Landmannalaugar is a magnificent part of the country's interior. It boasts stunning rhyolite mountains in various colors, dyed greens, pinks, and yellows from volcanic activity. It also has many beautiful natural hot springs you can bathe in. 

The reserve has plenty of hiking trails that'll take you to craters, lakes, and viewing spots where you can fully admire the unbelievable landscapes of the Highlands.

You can tour Landmannalaugar from the nearby village of Hellnar. You'll then have a guide who will point out the sights, and you'll ride in a super jeep to make the journey more fun.

Landmannalaugar connects to the valley of Thorsmork by the country's most popular multi-day hiking trail, Laugavegur. Despite this, they couldn't be more different. At Landmannalaugar, very little life grows, and the land is exposed to the highland elements. 

In contrast, the Thorsmork valley is a sheltered area of vibrant forests surrounded by three glacier tongues. Many hiking trails connect the marvelous sights you can find here.

You can explore Thorsmork on an informative guided tour from Hvolsvollur. While it's possible to independently visit both sites on either end of the Laugavegur trail, it would be a long day.

Your third option is a visit to the Westman Islands. After driving to a port on the South Coast, you'll be taken to this volcanic archipelago, where a world of wonder awaits you.

Are you interested in history? You'll be fascinated by the pirate attacks on the Westman Islands in the 17th Century, which you can learn about at the Sagnheimar folk museum. 

Are you obsessed with Iceland's volcanic activity? Visit the Eldborg volcano and learn how it erupted and eradicated life in the middle of town in 1973 at the Eldheimar museum.

If your main interest is Iceland's nature and wildlife, the Westman Islands are an excellent stop to consider. They're home to more nesting Atlantic puffins than anywhere else on Earth. They number in the millions, and you can hike around the main island of Heimaey and marvel over those cute creatures.

Regardless of how you spend your 17th day, you'll retire in Southwest Iceland.

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Day 18
Sunset over an erupting geyser in the Geysir Geothermal Area of the famous Golden Circle Tourist Route in Iceland.

Day 18 - The Golden Circle

The 18th day of your three-week summer vacation to Iceland will be the last you'll spend on the countryside road. You'll spend the day exploring the Golden Circle, the most popular sightseeing route in the country.

The first attraction you'll visit will immediately demonstrate why this trail is so popular. Gullfoss waterfall is a spectacular feature, thundering down two steps into a canyon carved out in the last Ice Age.

Just over 105 feet (32 meters) tall, the Gullfoss waterfall's beauty comes from its power, serene surroundings, and the rainbows that burst from its spray in sunny weather.

If you're feeling adventurous, you can add a snowmobiling tour that leaves from the car park at Gullfoss waterfall. This tour will get your adrenaline pumping and give you magnificent views of the Highlands.

The second attraction of the Golden Circle is the Geysir geothermal area. The most active of these is Strokkur, which erupts every five to 10 minutes and occasionally exceeds 66 feet (20 meters). Watching it blast a column of water into the summer sky is awe-inspiring, especially after a bit of anticipation. 

If that's not enough, there's plenty to look at between eruptions, with many hot springs, vents, and mud pools in the area.

The third and final location on this sightseeing route is the Thingvellir National Park, about 34 miles (55 kilometers) from Geysir. It's the first UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Icelandic mainland and the third and final national park you'll visit.

Located between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, this wonderland of lava, forests, and intriguing history is unlike anywhere else in the country.

Because theThingvellir National Park is located directly between two continents, it's filled with ravines that open as the plates pull apart. Groundwater traveling from Langjokull glacier fills these ravines. 

Snorkeling and diving have become increasingly popular because of the springs' beauty, cleanliness, and clarity. If you don't like a snowmobile tour, you can join a snorkeling tour into the waters of Silfra ravine. Participants need to be comfortable in the water and be able to swim.

You'll enjoy some of the world's most magnificent underwater views with a dry suit protecting you from the cold. The ravine offers visibility exceeding 328 feet (100 meters) and more shades of blue than you ever thought possible.

Though Gullfoss waterfall, Strokkur geyser, and Thingvellir National Park are the three main sites of the Golden Circle sightseeing route, there are dozens of hidden gems just off the route you can visit before returning to Reykjavik. Kerid crater lake is particularly alluring for its scale. The ease of the hike around it and the dramatic contrasts between the red rocks and azure waters are worth the stop.

After making the most of your final day on the road, you'll return to the capital of Iceland for the night.

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Day 19
The multi-coloured layers of rock inside the Thrinukagigur Lava Tunnel in Iceland.

Day 19 - Horse Riding or a Volcano Adventure

On the 19th day of your self-driving tour in Iceland, you can explore Reykjavik or take one of two exciting tours nearby.

The first is a two-hour horseback riding tour in the Mosfellsdalur valley on Reykjavik's outskirts. Despite being only 12 miles (20 kilometers) from the capital, the valley boasts rural bliss, with rolling countryside, isolated churches, and farmsteads. It's also an excellent place for hiking or playing golf.

Exploring such beauty by riding is a marvelous experience, made more special by the renowned charm of Icelandic horses. 

Icelandic horses are known for their friendly nature, so this tour suits beginners and expert riders. Icelandic horses also have a unique gait called tolt, which allows them to cover Iceland's rugged terrain smoothly.

Your second option is joining the "Inside the Volcano" tour, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity you can't experience anywhere else. After meeting your guide, you'll hike across a lava plain until you reach a mining lift. You'll receive all the necessary safety equipment and a briefing here. 

You'll then board the lift and descend into an enormous, vividly colored magma chamber of the dormant Thrihnukagigur volcano, about 22 miles (35 kilometers) from Reykjavik. When volcanoes cease erupting, their magma chambers drain as they become dormant and usually collapse in on themselves. 

A collapse did not occur at the Thrihnukagigur volcano. Instead, a vast space was left behind, large enough to fit giant artificial monuments like Hallgrimskirkja church and the Statue of Liberty. Moreover, residue from the minerals in the lava stains the walls reds, yellows, and greens, adding to the spectacular appearance.

You'll have time to disembark the lift and explore the empty magma chamber, taking in the beauty and vastness of it.

Once back in Reykjavik, check out a restaurant or bar along Laugavegur, the city's main shopping street. Before returning to your accommodation, you can also marvel at the city sights under the midnight sun.

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Day 20
A sunset over the Reykjanes Peninsula in the South West of Iceland.

Day 20 - Exploring Reykjavik

On the penultimate day of your three-week self-drive tour of Iceland, you'll have time to explore the country's capital, Reykjavik.

Considering your immersion in nature during your vacation, today is a great time to discover more of the country's culture. The capital city boasts many fascinating museums focusing on music, folklore, history, and nature. Moreover, plenty of art galleries exhibit the works of local sculptors and painters, both past and present.

Pools like Laugardalslaug are marvelous places to chat with locals and fellow travelers. 
On the other hand, you'll find solitude and peace at parks and nature spots such as Seltjarnarnes and Videy island. You can do some last-minute souvenir shopping along Laugavegur street, at the quirky flea market of Kolaportid, or in the up-and-coming Grandi area of town.

Regardless of what you do, you should check out some of the capital city's most iconic landmarks. Visit Hallgrimskirkja, Iceland's tallest church standing 245 feet (74.5 meters) tall. Walk up the church's tower to enjoy Reykjavik's majestic views.

Drop by the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center, the city's premiere cultural hub. Check out the building's facade at night to appreciate its 714 glass panels with LED lighting.

Remember to swing by the Perlan exhibition center and the Sun Voyager statue, as both are worth seeing.

To add one more spectacular activity to your penultimate day, you should book the FlyOver Iceland experience. It provides incredible aerial views of the country's most magnificent areas without leaving the city. 

In this interactive experience, you'll be dangled like paragliding over an enormous screen. The experience will reveal stunning nature, with special effects providing wind, fog, and scents.

However, you can explore further if you want to avoid spending the day in Reykjavik. You'll still have your car, so head to more sites in the south and west of Iceland that you couldn't fit into your trip before, or return to some old favorites.

After a long and eventful day, you'll spend your last night at your accommodation in Reykjavik.

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Day 21
The Sun Voyager landmark basked in midnight sun in downtown Reykjavik

Day 21 - Departure from Iceland

Day 21 marks the end of your three-week summer self-drive vacation in Iceland. You can leave knowing you explored each of its spectacular regions in-depth and enjoyed an epic road trip you’ll never forget.

If you have an early flight, leave your accommodation after breakfast. Ensure you leave enough time to check your bags and drop off your rental vehicle before going through security.

At the Keflavik International Airport, you can shop and have a meal or a drink in one of the cafes or bars.

If you have a later flight and choose to visit the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa today, you’ll cap your stay unwinding before heading to the airport. The spa is on the way to the airport from Reykjavik, so it’s a great last stop on your trip. 

The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is the perfect place to relax as you bathe in the warm, mineral-rich waters while reflecting on the incredible adventure you have just taken in the land of fire and ice. Moreover, the spa’s bright blue waters are believed to have healing properties.

Alternatively, there are plenty of things to do in Reykjavik. You can explore the museums or art galleries you failed to visit yesterday. Before flying home, you may also walk in the parks and enjoy the city one last time.

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What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Swimsuit and towel
Driver's license
Good hiking shoes
Reusable water bottle

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. 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 should you choose to go snorkeling, 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.

Please note that the Westfjords area does not offer quality-level accommodation. Visitors will thus be placed in the best comfort level accommodation possible in the area during their stay in the Westfjords.

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See our accommodation levels below and our preferred accommodation partners under each day in the daily itinerary.

Bookings for one person will be arranged in single rooms, and bookings for two or more people will share a twin/double, or triple room(s).

Teenagers and children will be arranged in the same room with their parents. If additional room(s) is needed, additional costs will incur.

Guide to Iceland will provide you with the best available accommodation at the time of your booking from our preferred partners. Please keep in mind that hotel quality in Iceland varies among locations and availability is highly limited. If our preferred partners are fully booked at the time of your booking, we will find another suitable accommodation for you of a similar level.

Please note that not all locations offer quality-level accommodation. Comfort level accommodation will be arranged at those particular locations, which is reflected in the quality level upgrade price.

We always do our best to accommodate special requests, which may incur additional costs. Press choose a date to find availability.


Rooms with shared bathrooms in farmhouses, guesthouses or hostels, with good locations near the best attractions. Breakfast is not included.


Rooms with a private bathroom in three star hotels or quality guesthouses. Very close to the best attractions at each location. Breakfast is included.


Rooms with a private bathroom in a four star hotel or superior rooms in a quality three star hotel at the best locations in Iceland. Breakfast is included.


Below you can see the car rental options available for this self-drive tour.

All our vehicles are new or current models, of maximum 2 years of age. Super Budget levels come with standard CDW insurance, while all other levels also include Gravel Protection (GP) insurance. Please note that off-road driving is illegal for all types of cars.

All levels come equipped with free Wi-fi. You can enjoy unlimited data with the Wi-Fi device, which can be connected to up to 10 devices at once. The car rental will provide 24-hour roadside emergency services.

Age requirement for each level can be found below. For all levels, the driver must possess a valid driving license for at least one year before the date of the rental.

We recommend Budget 4X4 level for summer driving and Comfort 4X4 for winter driving.

Super Budget 2WD

A small 2WD vehicle such as Toyota Aygo or similar, fit for basic travelling in everyday conditions. Compact and comfortable for up to 2 travellers with very little luggage. No highland capabilities. The driver must be of 20 years of age or above.

Budget 2WD

A basic 2WD vehicle, such as a Toyota Yaris or similar, suitable for travelling in everyday conditions. Comfortable for 3 travellers with light luggage. This vehicle does not have highland capabilities. The driver must be of 20 years of age or above.

Budget 4x4

A basic 4WD (4X4) jeep or SUV such as a Dacia Duster or similar. Comfortably fit up to 3 travellers with 2 large pieces of luggage. Fit for most travel and decent for snow and off-asphalt driving. Has basic highland capabilities. The driver must be of 20 years of age or above.

Comfort 4x4

A medium-sized 4WD (4x4) jeep or SUV such as a Toyota Rav4 (automatic) and Suzuki Vitara (manual), or similar. Comfortably fit up to 4 travelers with 3 large pieces of luggage. Fit for most travel and good for snow and off-asphalt driving. Has basic highland capabilities. The driver must be of 21 years of age or above.

Luxury 4x4

A large 4WD jeep such as a Toyota Land Cruiser or similar. Comfortable for up to 4 travellers with 4 large pieces of luggage. Fit for nearly all travelling. Has full highland capabilities to drive on accessible mountain roads. The driver must be of 21 years of age or above.


A large 9-seater van such as a Mercedes Benz Vito or similar. Comfortable for 5 to 7 travelers. If seated full, luggage space is limited. The driver must be of 23 years of age or above.

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