6 Day Camping Self Drive | Kjolur 4x4 Highland Roads

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Book this trip to immerse yourself in Iceland's incredible and diverse nature. In 6 days, this camping adventure takes you through the Icelandic wilderness around the Golden Ci...

Book this trip to immerse yourself in Iceland's incredible and diverse nature. In 6 days, this camping adventure takes you through the Icelandic wilderness around the Golden Circle, along the Kjölur Highland Road, and up to the glacier Langjökull.

Not only will you save money by camping, but you will also be waking up in some of this country's most beautiful spots. These locations provide you with a wealth of incredible hiking and photo opportunities that you cannot get on any other tour. Best of all, you control where you'll go and how fast you'll get there by doing the driving; there is no need to worry about tour guides, departure times or other group members on a self-drive camping holiday!

To help you make the most of the freedom you have when camping, you will receive a...


4x4 rental car with roof top tent for 6 days
CDW Insurance
GPS System
Camping card for select campsites
Camping equipment
Camping chairs and Tables
USB Charger
Cooling box
Detailed Itinerary with fun and practical information on the nature, history and culture of Iceland


Horse Riding
Whale Watching
Hot Spring Bathing
Cultural Activity
Self drive


Blue Lagoon
Golden Circle

Daily itinerary

Day 1
The Sun Voyager sculpture is a great example of Reykjavík's fine art, overlooking the bay of Faxaflói from the capital's coast.

Arrival in Reykjavik

Welcome to Iceland!

Begin your exciting Icelandic adventure by picking up your bags and your car at Keflavík International Airport and heading out to the dark lava field of the Reykjanes Peninsula. You'll drive through this lunar-like landscapes on your way to Iceland's capital, Reykjavík.

The City Hall is in the downtown area, by the lake Tjörni. Visit us ins...

Day 2
Ready for an eruption, Strokkur - the main attraction in the Geysir Geothermal Area - bubbles and seethes.

The Golden Circle

Start your second day early and visit Iceland's famous Golden Circle sightseeing route for some spectacular natural attractions. First up is Þingvellir National Park, a place of enormous historical and geographical importance. This is where Iceland formed its democracy, converted to Christianity, declared its independence, and elected its first president.


Day 3
The Kjölur Highland Road connects south and north Iceland, and is interrupted in its centre by the Hveravellir geothermal area.


Today, you'll head into the barren but beautiful Highlands of Iceland. Just off the main road is a road called Kjölur, the main Highland route which leads all the way to the North Coast, and you'll follow this route today, stopping at some amazing sites en route.

Start off by driving through the Icelandic wilderness towards the picturesque Hvítárvatn glacier...

Day 4
Other than its seal colonies, and the Icelandic Seal Centre in the town of Hvammstangi, the Vatnsnes Peninsula of northern Iceland is best known for the rock formation Hvítserkur.

 Hvitserkur Sea Stack

Take the ring road west towards the village of Hvammstangi, which is known as the home of Icelandic seals. Here you can take an optional boat trip, and get out onto the water to watch them up close.

Head around the Vatnsnes Peninsula and stop at the fascinating geological formation of Hvítserkur basalt stack for some photographs, before heading back onto the...

Day 5
Throughout summer, Iceland's enormous sheep population is let loose to graze the verdant fields of the highlands.

Highland Experience

Head towards the western side of Langjökull glacier, and drive through the barren sand desert of Kaldidalur; the scenery just keeps getting better the further you go. Consider taking a little detour all the way to the foot of the glacier, where you can take a walk up to the ice in the middle of summer.

While in the area, you can also opt into a tour which goe...

Day 6
Those with a late flight on their departure day from Iceland should use it to better explore the incredible sites of Reykjavík city or the Reykjanes Peninsula.

Departure Day

Drive back to Keflavík airport and drop off your car before departure. If you're lucky enough to have an evening or afternoon flight, you can use the time to bask in the azure, warm waters of the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, which is en route to the airport from Reykjavík. If you have enjoyed enough hot pools for one trip, you can instead use the time to take a short tour of the volcanic Reykjanes Peninsula.


What to bring

Warm Clothes

Good to know

Off-road driving is illegal in Iceland. It is a highly fined offence. Avoid legal problems and make sure to stay on marked highland roads and paths. Believe us, this will already be adventure enough! Also note that highland roads are closed during wintertime, which normally open in mid-June and close in September.

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.

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


The vehicles offered for our self drive camping tours are highland capable and equipped with a roof top tent and necessary camping equipment suitable for two people. They come with a GPS and CDW insurance.

Cancellation Insurance

This insurance guarantees that you can cancel tour and package bookings and receive a full refund, minus the insurance cost of 5,000 ISK per person. The cancellation must be made more than 48 hours before the listed starting time on your voucher. To cancel your booking and claim your refund, simply contact info@guidetoiceland.is and declare full cancellation. Please note that this insurance covers the cancellation of the whole tour or package. Individual services cannot be cancelled and refunded separately, but are all covered and refunded in case of a full cancellation.

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