Ring Road Tours
Iceland's Ring Road, known otherwise as Route 1, circles the entire island, making it perfect for eager travellers looking to see all of the country's regions. See this selection of tours and grab your chance to experience the many wild adventures found along Iceland’s Ring Road.

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Ring Road Tours

Iceland's Ring Road, known otherwise as Route 1, circles the entire island, making it perfect for eager travellers looking to see all of the country's regions. See this selection of tours and grab your chance to experience the many wild adventures found along Iceland’s Ring Road.
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10 Day Itinerary | Ring Road Circle of Iceland & Reykjavik

Join this tour for 10 days of adventure and travel the whole circle of Iceland, including the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, while joining in the most popular outdoor activities. Those looking to experience Icelandic nature, culture, history and adventure should not let this opportunity pass them by. Prior to your arrival, all accommodations, transportation and activities will be sorted out for you, so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride. You will have a small-group minibus adventure around the country as well as free time in the Nordic capital Reykjavík, with a myriad of optional activities to spice up your itinerary. You'll use the Ring Road to take a full circuit around Iceland, from the world-famous Blue Lagoon and Golden Circle to the crown jewels of Iceland's natural wonders - Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, Dettifoss waterfall, and the black sand beach Reynisfjara. You'll drive through vast lava fields on your way to the remote Eastfjords and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and pass verdant farmlands as you travel the South Coast and the North. You will also have the opportunity to see some of Iceland's most exciting wildlife, including whales, dolphins and seals, and take part in a glacier hike. It should go without saying that the landscapes, be they glaciers, rugged coastlines or mountain peaks, will leave you in awe for years to come. So don't delay any longer! Hurry now and you too can experience the best that Iceland has to offer with this thrilling 10-day tour around the country. Check availability by choosing a date. 
5.0
6 reviews

Duration:
10days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
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10 Day Self Drive Tour | Top Ring Road Attractions & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Make the most of your time in Iceland with this extensive 10-day, self-drive tour. Over the course of your adventure, you will discover all the popular natural wonders Iceland has to offer, and many sights you may not even know exist. This self-drive package helps you save money without sacrificing anything! It circles the Ring Road, taking you around the whole country, including the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and the famous Golden Circle. Better yet, it offers full comfort, - your accommodation will always have an ensuite bathroom and breakfast is included. Best of all, you choose where to drive, and when to leave. There are no bus schedules or impatient tour guides to worry about. You're free to spend as much time in each spot as you'd like. At Guide to Iceland, we want you to experience the best of the natural beauty this country has to offer. We hope you’ll leave feeling revitalised and exhilarated by the beauty of the Icelandic landscape. To help with this, we've handpicked hidden locations across the land where you can be almost entirely alone, far from noisy people or busy streets. These are included in our travel plan, which you'll receive after you book.  Customise your vacation during booking so that it's exactly what you've been dreaming of. On your way around the Golden Circle, snorkel in the space between two continental plates, go snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier or explore the inside of a volcanic magma chamber (if you're here between May and November). You can also take a tour to an ice cave in Mýrdalsjökull glacier, and visit the world-famous Blue Lagoon Spa. Furthermore, you can hike a glacier, or board a ship to see the giants of the deep in the whale-watching capital of Europe. You can also get the lay of the land with a horse riding trek, journey into dark lava caves, or even walk inside man-made channels within Langjökull glacier. You can get all of these excursions at a reduced price if you book them alongside this tour. Check out how many stunning sights and activities you can see and do in Iceland on this amazing trip! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
100 reviews

Duration:
10days
Available:
May. - Aug.
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8 Days / 7 Nights Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road & Golden Circle

Book now and secure yourself eight days and 7 nights in the land of ice and fire. This road trip is for anyone who likes to go where the wind takes them, rather than having tour guides in control. Using the Ring Road as your guide, you'll see as many of the country's natural wonders as can be fitted into eight days, including the capital city of Reykjavík, the world-famous Golden Circle sightseeing route, and Akureyri, 'the Capital of the North.' You'll also visit Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the beautiful Lake Mývatn, waterfalls, volcanoes, rural towns and countless other attractions.  During the booking process, you can also add some exciting activities to your trip at a discounted price. Daredevils can go snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier, hike on a glacier or snorkel between two continents in Þingvellir National Park. Nature enthusiasts can join the famous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon boat tour, go whale watching off Húsavík town, ride an Icelandic horse through the countryside, explore the dark places of the Earth on a caving tour, or venture inside the glistening white halls of a glacier. There is even the chance to descend into the vividly coloured magma chamber of a sleeping volcano. And if you want to relax, you can book a trip to the world-famous Blue Lagoon, so you can bask in its soothing azure waters while you're here.  Also to help you relax is the personal itinerary you'll receive upon booking. There you'll find many spots where you can be virtually alone, at incredible locations most visitors have never heard of. You'll also find in the itinerary, information of you full-comfort accommodation which will include an ensuite bathroom and breakfast. So do not hesitate, grab the wheel and this unique opportunity to create the perfect stay in Iceland; exploring the all-time attractions of the Ring Road as well its hidden gems at your own pace. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
92 reviews

Duration:
8days
Available:
May. - Aug.
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14 Day Self Drive Tour | Circle of Iceland & The Westfjords

Book this two-week tour of Iceland’s Ring Road and the Westfjords and experience the very the best that Iceland has to offer. Aside from the most popular areas in the country, you will zigzag through the remote regions, and see many charming, lesser-known locations most visitors do not get the chance to. You'll travel in full comfort, even in the remote and wild Westfjords, always with private facilities and breakfast included at your accommodation.  Many visitors come to Iceland to savour time in the fresh air and take in the magnificence of this country's landscapes without the crowds. Guide to Iceland will, therefore, provide you with a custom itinerary after you book, allowing you to escape back to nature and discover places most have never heard of. With accommodation in the best locations, you can enjoy Iceland to the fullest.  Not only this, but you will also see all the famous sights. This tour includes a trip around the Golden Circle, and a journey of the beautiful South Coast, to the Jökulsárlon glacier lagoon. This way, you get to experience a perfect blend of Iceland's most popular destinations, and its least known secrets.  You can add extra activities during booking so that you won't miss any fun during your stay. As you pass through the Golden Circle, you can stop to snorkel in Silfra fissure in Þingvellir national park. If you're captivated by the glaciers, you can take a hike up one, descend into an ice cave on another or snowmobile across their ancient ice. Or if you want to relax, you can book a visit to the famous Blue Lagoon spa. You can spin around Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon on a boat, or go sea angling or whale watching in the North. To take it easy, you can trail ride on an Icelandic horse or sail the coast in search of puffins. The opportunities are endless and if you book in combination with this tour, you can look forward to reduced costs than if you booked on the day. Reserve this trip now for a complete experience of the wonders of Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
26 reviews

Duration:
14days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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8 Day Winter Self Drive | Ring Road & Golden Circle with Northern Lights Hunting

Make the most of your time in Iceland with this 8-day winter self-drive. Circle the entire country and travel to mesmerising places such as the famous Golden Circle sightseeing route, the spectacular South Coast, the quiet Eastfjords, and the dramatic North. Visit stunning locations such as the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Lake Mývatn on a self-drive tour that is suited for anyone wanting to travel on their own terms during the Northern Lights season. You are behind the wheel so you can create your own adventure. There are no bus schedules or impatient tour guides to worry about, so you’ll be free to spend as much time in each spot as you like. Upon booking, you’ll receive a personal itinerary guiding you to your accommodation each night, to the most popular attractions as well as some hidden gems. You’ll circle the entire ring road on this tour, seeing geysers erupt, waves crashing on Reynisfjara black sand beach, and icebergs drift on the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Furthermore, you will also receive a ticket to the Blue Lagoon where you can relax in the healing silica waters of this famous spa. During the booking process, you can add on an array of extra adventures to spice up your journey. As this is a winter tour, you’ll have the rare opportunity of visiting an ice cave which is only accessible for a few months each year. You can also opt for tours where you get to know glaciers better with either a hike or by racing across the ice cap on a snowmobile. Get to know the country with this extensive 8-day winter self-drive tour. Enjoy the scenic Icelandic nature while the elusive Northern Lights dance in the Arctic sky above you. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
10 reviews

Duration:
8days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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The Circle of Iceland in Winter 8 Day Guided Adventure

Join this small group guided minibus tour, travelling the full circle around Iceland to explore and experience the country's most iconic natural attractions. This tour is tailored to travellers who are looking to maximise their vacation time, as well as those looking to experience the full breadth of Iceland's unmatched diversity.   From the snow-wreathed mountains of the Eastfjords to the rugged, dried lava fields of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, there's no telling of the adventure that awaits. Throughout this eight-day winter journey, you will visit numerous towns and coastal villages, scale glaciers, discover charming lakes, marvel at cascading waterfalls, and so much more.  There is also ample opportunity to add extra excursions to your trip during the booking process. You can go glacier hiking up Sólheimajökull, venture into a lava tube at Vatnshellir Cave, go horse riding, or partake in the incredible chance to go inside an authentic ice cave. You will spend time in many of Iceland's national parks and nature reserves, including UNESCO World Heritage site Þingvellir and Vatnajökull National Park. For landscape photographers and nature lovers, these regions offer a fantastic opportunity to revel in Iceland's landscape and geology.  This is a guided tour, meaning there will be plenty of opportunities to soak up the Icelandic culture, ask questions and garner a true understanding of the geological makeup and natural phenomena that make the country so attractive.  Every night will conclude with a possible display of the celestial phenomenon,  the Northern Lights. Their appearance can never be guaranteed, but exploring the country in wintertime is one of your best chances of spotting them. You will also retire to the best available accommodation available throughout your entire stay.   So don't delay—hop on this fantastic guided bus excursion and you too can experience the best of Iceland's natural delights! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
190 reviews

Duration:
8days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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10 Day Northern Lights Self Drive Tour | The Circle of Iceland

Drive the entire ring-road of Iceland in ten days, on this immersive winter tour. Carefully designed by local travel experts who know the land and the Icelandic winter, this itinerary takes road conditions and daylight hours into consideration to create a journey suitable for winter travel in Iceland. This trip should appeal to anyone who seeks to make the most of this country as possible, who has a great sense of adventure, and who wants the freedom to decide where to go and when.  On this self-drive, you will get to see some of Iceland’s most iconic sights, seeing the floating icebergs at Jökulsárlón, the serene lava fields of Lake Mývatn and the world renowned Golden Circle while enjoying the evening glow of the Northern Lights above. You'll also receive a personal itinerary guiding you to unique, lesser-known locations where you can truly immerse yourself in the untouched nature, far from the crowds. If you'd like to experience something even more unique or get some amazing thrills, you can always add some adventure to your journey. Throughout the booking process, you can add on tours such as dogsledding, glacier hiking and snowmobiling. If you visit between November and March, you will also have the rare opportunity to take a trip into an authentic ice cave. Travelling around all of Iceland in winter will expose you to an incredible wonderland of snowy terrain. It does, however, make driving a challenge for those without experience on icy roads. This tour, therefore, should only be booked if the group you are travelling with has a confident driver, preferably with experience under similar conditions. Don't miss out on this Icelandic adventure. Book now to create the winter holiday of a lifetime. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
25 reviews

Duration:
10days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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7 Day Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road of Iceland

Make the most of just one week in Iceland on this 7-day, self-drive tour. You'll drive the complete circle around Iceland to all the highlights while having plenty of time to explore the capital. This tour is the perfect combination of nature-loving outdoor fun and the comforts of Iceland's most beautiful historic cities: Reykjavík and Akureyri in the north. On a self-drive tour, you can control where you go and what you see. There are no tour guides or other guests to worry about on this trip - you're in the driver's seat. You will travel the Ring Road around the whole of Iceland and visit two national parks, see some of Iceland's prettiest fishing villages, and in between, marvel over countless waterfalls, volcanoes, craters, mountains and hot springs. At the end of the day you will rest in full comfort with an ensuite bathroom and of course, breakfast is included at all accommodations. The Ring Road will get you to the most famous of all Iceland’s attractions, but most visitors seek to escape the crowds on their travels as well. There are many secret locations which will allow you to break free of that tourist feeling and get back to nature. You will receive a special itinerary after you book, full of hidden gems and old favourites so that your holiday will be second to none.   You can also add some extra activities to your tour during the booking process at a discounted price. There are options such as snowmobiling, glacier hiking, visiting the Blue Lagoon, and a boat tour around Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon you can add onto your trip. The summer days in Iceland are long, so make the most of them by starting early and finishing late—you won't ever need to reach a destination 'before it gets dark' since during the season of the midnight sun it doesn't get dark; between the months of May and August.  Pack in as much stunning scenery as you can with this 7-day self-drive tour! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
34 reviews

Duration:
7days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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12 Day Self Drive Tour | Circle of Iceland & National Parks

Embark on a magical 12-day tour of Iceland. See all the famous attractions, and discover some secret, unspoilt treasures on this self-drive trip of a lifetime. You'll see the famous Golden Circle, the incredible Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, all three of Iceland's national parks, the Eastfjords, West-Iceland, and so much more. The beauty of this self-drive is that you are behind the wheel, so there are no tour guides, meeting points, or other groups to worry about. You go wherever you want, decide when you arrive, and when you leave. All the accommodation is set for full comfort, you will have ensuite bathrooms and breakfast is always included. Many people visit Iceland to experience nature at its best. That's why you will receive a custom-made itinerary, listing places not known to many others, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in Iceland's untouched landscapes. You will receive this plan, sculpted by local experts, after you book. To add some extra adventure to your trip, you can choose to book additional activities with this self-drive at a discounted price. These include snorkelling in Silfra gorge, boating across Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, hiking on or snowmobiling across a glacier, caving, whale watching and horse-riding—and you can even take a walk inside a glacier or descend into the magma chamber of a dormant volcano.  Venture on the holiday you have always dreamt of. Enjoy the beautiful summer doing what you love, and explore every region of Iceland with this complete trip! Check the booking availability by choosing a date.
4.8
13 reviews

Duration:
12days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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6 Day Winter Circle of Iceland Tour | Small Group

Hop on board this unique minibus journey around Iceland, exploring the country's most popular destinations for six full days. You will travel from the country's capital, Reykjavík, and visit Iceland's most beautiful sites, including the ones on the Golden Circle and South Coast, as well as a few hidden gems. This tour is the perfect option for those visitors looking to maximise their experience in Iceland without the hassle of driving the winter roads or organising their own accommodation. For the truly adventurous, who want a comprehensive, all-encompassing experience of Iceland, the longer 8 Day Winter Excursion | Guided Circle of Iceland Minibus Tour is the perfect option which also takes you to the Snaefellsnes peninsula in the west. On this 6-day tour, you'll visit the world-famous Golden Circle where you will discover the mighty waterfall Gullfoss, the Geysir geothermal area, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Þingvellir National Park. Then, you'll be off to the South Coast where you'll find Reynisfjara black sand beach and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. After traversing the remote Eastfjords,  the otherworldly Lake Mývatn area, you will arrive at the capital of the North, Akureyri, before heading back to the capital down south. In addition to this incredible sightseeing, you will also have the opportunity to book extra tours and activities to make your holiday that little bit more special. You can book excursions such as a visit to a natural ice cave, horse riding and glacier hiking. Every night can then be spent gazing into the sky in search of the beautiful Northern Lights. Along with all of this, there is the added benefit of staying in the best available accommodation, providing you with the perfect restful end to each day. So hurry and book now so you can experience this incredible winter tour, journeying around Iceland during the Northern Lights season. Check availability by choosing a date. 
4.7
122 reviews

Duration:
6days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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9 Day Package | With Guided Tour Around The Ring Road of Iceland

Join this guided 9-day tour where you'll travel the circle of Iceland and visit both the most popular attractions as well as some off-the-beaten-path locations. From landing to departure, nothing but adventure and spectacular nature will await you.  When in the South, you'll visit the Golden Circle, Reynisfjara black sand beach, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and all the incredible waterfalls in between. You‘ll even have the chance to climb the ancient ice of a glacier with an experienced glacier guide. You'll then move to the Eastfjords, to see mountains and valleys, small, idyllic towns and to breathe in unmatched fresh air. You'll also stop at countless hidden gems known only to your guide. From there, you will head the North, where you'll come across the world-renowned Lake Mývatn with all its natural and geological wonders. You'll also get to unwind in the Mývatn Nature Baths and take a boat ride out into the Atlantic from one of the whale-watching capitals of Europe. From there, you will travel south again heading back to the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik. Throughout the duration of the tour, you will have the opportunity to opt-in for extra fun activities. Your transfers to and from the International airport, accommodation and tours are all sorted prior to your arrival, meaning all you need to do is focus on enjoying this incredible country. Don’t miss out on Iceland’s nature, culture and history. Circle the entire country with this 9-day package. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
9 reviews

Duration:
9days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
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9 Day Self Drive Tour | Circle of Iceland & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Embark on a grand adventure encircling Iceland on this amazing self-drive tour. You'll be sure to see all the most popular sites, such as the world-famous Blue Lagoon,  the Golden Circle, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. You will have the opportunity to take your time at each place, choosing when to arrive and when to leave, as there are no tour guides, departure times, or other groups to worry about on this vacation. Your travel will be in full comfort, always lodging with an ensuite bathroom and, naturally, breakfast is included. Not only will you get to experience these incredible, popular places, but you will receive a custom itinerary after you book that will direct you to the more unique locations. For many travellers to Iceland, being alone in the untouched landscape is a huge part of this country's appeal; and by referencing this guide, you will be able to immerse yourself in the solitary landscape as much as you desire.  If all this is not enough, you have the option to add a multitude of exciting adventures onto your trip during booking at a discounted price. Ride a snowmobile on Langjökull glacier, hike a glacier on the South Coast, descend into an ice cave, take a boat trip on the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, go whale watching in Húsavík town, or a horseback ride in the North. The opportunities are endless and allow for a perfect balance between sightseeing and activities. Nine days is a great amount of time in which to explore Iceland, giving you the opportunity to fit in these experiences while still being able to reach your destinations in good time. There is no need to rush - unless, of course, you want to. As has been said, on this tour, it's all up to you.  Leave no part of Iceland undiscovered on this complete tour package. Check booking availability now, by choosing a date.
4.6
17 reviews

Duration:
9days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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8 Day Guided Summer Tour | Circle of Iceland & Snaefellsnes in a Small Group

Come along on a fantastic summer adventure with this 8-day tour around the Ring Road and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. See for yourself the country's most beautiful spots including Reynisfjara black sand beach, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and Dettifoss waterfall as they are bathed in everlasting summer light. If you’re looking for the perfect multi-day tour, tailored with small groups in mind, there is no better option than this circle trip. Beginning from Iceland’s charming capital city, Reykjavík, you will tackle the Golden Circle sightseeing route, the stunning South Coast, and the elusive Eastfjords, before experiencing all that the beautiful north and western regions have to offer. Under the direction of an experienced local tour guide, you will see the very best of Iceland’s natural attractions and learn about the myths and legends surrounding the country’s rumbling waterfalls, glittering glaciers, and charming towns. You will then spend your nights in comfortable country hotels as the midnight sun lights up the evening sky. At the end of each day, you will retire to the best accommodation available, giving you plenty of opportunities to rest, recharge and get excited about the next leg of your trip. To make this already fun-filled trip even more extraordinary, you can spice up your days of sightseeing with adventures. These include riding a horse through the Icelandic countryside, hiking up a towering glacier, spotting whales and puffins on a whale watching excursion, and sailing among floating icebergs. Experience Iceland’s serenity and beauty when the long summer days are illuminated by midnight sun instead of star shine with this 8-day guided summer tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
31 reviews

Duration:
8days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
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8-Day Winter Package | Ring Road of Iceland in a Small Group

Witness the marvels of Iceland in winter without worrying about planning or driving yourself. This immersive vacation package is perfect for anyone who is spending 7 nights in Iceland. You will be guided in a comfortable minibus around Iceland's famous ring road to incredible locations such as the Golden Circle, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, the Eastfjords and Lake Mývatn. This package should appeal to anyone who is eager to see the beautiful sites and landscapes of Iceland, as well as those who seek to include some adventure on their holiday. In addition to sightseeing across the South, East and North of this amazing country, you have the chance to go horse riding or book glacier hiking and ice caving excursions to truly make the most of the opportunities that come with winter. Of course, as this tour is conducted in the winter you will also have plenty of chances to see the Northern Lights. You will be travelling in the dark hours to reach your destinations around the ring road, and often staying in rural hotels, giving you better odds of capturing the phenomenon than those who are just staying in the capital. Your accommodation in Iceland will all be sorted for you prior to arrival, as well as transfer to and from Keflavík International Airport, as well as a guided six-day tour. You can also choose to add a trip to the Blue Lagoon for a bit of extra pampering. Do not miss this chance to see Iceland’s greatest sites in the winter. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
22 reviews

Duration:
8days
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
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12 Day Winter Package | Circle of Iceland & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Experience the wonders of Iceland on this 12-day winter package that takes you to all the classic sites as well as some of the most enigmatic hidden treasures off the beaten track. This tour package is perfect for travellers who want to fully experience Iceland in winter without having to worry about driving the icy roads of the countryside.  Allow your experienced and friendly guides to take you along to witness volcanic terrains, idyllic coastal towns, majestic glaciers and mighty waterfalls, as you explore everything from the highlights of the South Coast to the desolate and snow-covered fjords of the East, and the versatile wonders of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. After you've travelled around the countryside, there will be no need to leave the shores of Iceland right away, since this package includes two additional free days in Reykjavík City with accommodation. That means you can explore the Northernmost capital in the world to your heart's content.  There are also plenty of possibilities to make your already action-packed trip even more adventurous, as you have the option of adding additional excursions during the booking process. These include visiting an authentic ice cave, venturing into a lava tube, embarking on a glacier hike, going horse riding and whale watching, just to name a few! Seeing the country couldn't be easier. Prior to your arrival, your accommodations and transport to and from Keflavík International Airport will be sorted for you. While circling the Ring Road, your guides will do their very best to hunt down possible sightings of the elusive and hypnotic Northern Lights, the winter-phenomena that tops the bucket list of so many people. So sit back and get ready to experience all the wonders of the Ring Road in a small group with this fantastic package. Don’t hesitate and book your winter adventure now! Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
28 reviews

Duration:
12days
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
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4.7
9 reviews

Duration:
10days
Available:
May. - Aug.
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8 Day Self Drive Budget Tour | Around Iceland and the Golden Circle

Save money by booking this self-drive budget package, for the chance to spend the whole of eight days exploring the wonders of Iceland. This tour is perfect for anyone looking to control their own journey and go where the wind takes them, without being worried about tour buses or stress. On this excursion, the one and only Ring Road of Iceland is your guide as you trail along the countryside to behold a myriad of natural wonders. You'll spend time in the bustling capital city of Reykjavík, as well as the 'capital of the North' Akureyri. In between, you'll embark on a Golden Circle exploration, behold the marvels of Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, visit the beautiful Lake Mývatn and see countless other natural wonders, waterfalls, volcanoes and coastal villages. During the booking process, you also have the option of adding extra activities to your trip at a discounted price. These include hiking or snowmobiling on top of glaciers, joining the renowned Jökulsárlón Lagoon boat tours, go whale watching in Húsavík or get to know the Icelandic horse on riding tours through scenic landscapes. Other possibilities are going snorkelling in a crystal-clear lake located in a fissure between two tectonic plates, venturing into the dark on a lava caving tour, go inside a glacier or descend into a dormant volcano of an otherworldly magma chamber. This is your journey, the choices are yours and the opportunities for adventure are limitless. So don't hesitate in making use of this wonderfully extensive and economical package to get the most out of your stay on the island of ice and fire. Create your perfect adventure now and check availability for this tour by choosing a date.
4.4
7 reviews

Duration:
8days
Available:
May. - Aug.
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11 Day Summer Package | Ring Road of Iceland with Experienced Local Guide

Set off on the adventure of a lifetime and spend 11 days visiting the Golden Circle, Reynisfjara black sand beach, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, Lake Mývatn, and Snæfellsnes Peninsula. This summer package is a great fit for travellers looking to immerse themselves in the wonders of Icelandic nature, witness the midnight sun and get to know the culture with the guidance of experienced locals. Over eleven days you will have plenty of time to take in gorgeous views of glaciers and mountains, hot springs and waterfalls. You'll witness the wildlife of Iceland, seeing Icelandic horses in the field and perhaps spot a puffin or two nesting in coastal cliffs. In addition to the complete circle of Iceland, you finish the trip exploring Iceland's capital, Reykjavík.  If you wish to make this already memorable trip even more exciting, you can add on tours to your holiday. You can go glacier hiking on the South Coast, sail between icebergs on Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, visit the Blue Lagoon, and step inside a lava cave on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, just to name a few. The package includes transport to and from the airport, accommodation around the country, and a guided mini-bus drive around the Ring Road including the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. You’ll also be staying in the city of Reykjavík for three nights  Book this immersive 11-day package to experience the best Iceland has to offer and make memories that will last you a lifetime. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.5
6 reviews

Duration:
11days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
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5.0
4 reviews

Duration:
11days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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4.0
1 review

Duration:
15days
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
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13 Day Winter Self Drive | Clockwise Ring Road & Snaefellsnes

Set off on a winter journey around Iceland visiting breathtaking attractions all the while hunting for the Northern Lights at night. As well as sightseeing, there are countless options to add exhilarating activities to your itinerary making this self-drive holiday appealing for all. You will travel in a clockwise direction around the Ring Road of Iceland but not before making a stop at the captivating Snæfellsnes peninsula. Many choose to visit the Ring Road in an anti-clockwise direction, so this itinerary promises fewer people at the attractions you will visit. Not only will you get to see the well-travelled Golden Circle and South Coast, but you will also get to visit lesser-known sites in the North and East of the island, such as Lake Mývatn and Mt. Vestrahorn, as well as on the Snæfellsnes peninsula to the west. You will see the geysers, cross mountain valleys and visit other famous locations, such as the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the Goðafoss waterfall, which are all a part of this great Self Drive. Every step of the way, you can add a range of outdoor adventures such as horse riding, snowmobiling or hiking on a glacier.  Whatever you decide to do, this self-drive journey allows you to take in Iceland at your own pace and the luxury of driving yourself presents plenty of opportunities to chase the Northern Lights at night. All of your accommodation is also arranged, making the travel free of all fuss and stress; all you have to do is decide how you want to spend your time in Iceland. Wrap up warm and prepare for a road trip to remember in the winter wonderland of Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.5
2 reviews

Duration:
13days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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Going Game of Thrones | Shooting Location 8 Day Circle Self-Drive

Explore all of the filming locations for Game of Thrones in Iceland. This 8-day self-drive tour which will take you full circle around the whole island, visiting famed locations in Iceland and Westeros alike.  This unique self-drive will not only let you experience the wonders of Iceland and all it has to offer, but you get to dive into the fantasy world of George RR Martin, travelling from the Eyrie to Eastwatch-by-the-Sea, and even Beyond the Wall itself. You will be able to visit filming locations for many places, all around the island, exploring to your heart's content.    This Ring Road tour is perfect for fans of the series, and also showcases all the best attractions Iceland has to offer, visiting famous sites such as the Golden Circle, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Lake Mývatn, and the Troll Peninsula. Because this is a self-drive, you can take the attractions at your own pace with a clear itinerary that guides you to all the sights. You are the master of your own voyage, doing the well-planned itinerary at your own speed, able to control your tempo and spend time where your interest is peaked while skipping whatever does not catch your fancy.  The self-drive is planned out for you, with all accommodations set to align with the daily layout, carefully planned so that you can make the most of your day, choosing from various locations to visit. There is also a selection of adventurous activities, from boat trips to glacier hiking, to give you an even better feel of the great fantasy unfolding in this true land of Ice and Fire. So don't delay! Join the wildlings North of the Wall and follow in the footsteps of Jon Snow, Ygritte, Arya and Sansa and many more, exploring Iceland and all it has to offer. Check booking availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8days
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Two Weeks Road Trip in Iceland During Summer

Immerse yourself in the Icelandic nature as you travel the Ring Road, circling the entire country as well as the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and the remote Westfjords. Soak in Iceland's many hot springs and hidden natural pools across the countryside while driving between all the best locations in Iceland on this 15-day summer self-drive tour.  Along the Ring Road, you'll come across impressive sights such as Skógafoss and Dettifoss waterfalls, Eyjafjallajökull glacier, the spectacular Lake Mývatn, and Iceland's many black sand beaches. You'll enjoy both the rural and unspoilt landscapes of the Westfjords as well as the Golden Circle and all three National Parks of Iceland.  You can choose to kickstart each day with a swim in the local pool, break up the trip midday for a quick dip in a natural hot spring, or end it with a relaxing soak in a tranquil spa. Each day will have different options for you to explore. You're behind the wheel, so you can choose your own path without being bound by a guide. You can stay away from groups and make this a family oriented or a romantic holiday, depending on your own interests. With this tour, you will have a personal planner and a 24/7 contact to your travel agent in case you need to alter your plans and perhaps add on a glacier hike all of a sudden. Besides glacier hiking, there are other great additional activities available. You can try snowmobiling, ice climbing, ice caving or whale watching, as well as all the hot springs, pools and spas you will find en-route. And if you also want to explore the colder waters, then snorkelling in Silfra is not to be missed! Take the plunge and get to know Iceland's wonders in depth during the summertime. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.5
4 reviews

Duration:
15days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Duration:
10days
Available:
May. - Aug.
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About the Ring Road of Iceland

The Ring Road, otherwise known as Route 1, is the major road that circles the island. Coated in tarmac, it covers a total distance of 1,332 kilometres (828 miles). Aside from the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and the Westfjords, the Ring Road covers all of Iceland’s main regions. 

1. Is it possible to travel the Ring Road during the winter?

Yes, the Ring Road is a tarmac road and thus is open for travel all year-round. Depending on what time of year you visit Iceland, you will experience a different set of sights and attractions. Self-drive tours are an excellent way to explore Iceland, without all the stress and hassle of arranging every detail of your trip. Both winter and summer self-drive tours and vacation packages are available. On these road trips, ring road itineraries will be created for you and you will have a dedicated travel agent on call should you need any support during your stay. Please remember in an emergency to always call 112.

2. Do I need a 4x4 vehicle to travel the Ring Road in Iceland?

It is possible to drive all cars on the Ring Road, from small rental cars to larger transport, such as 4x4s or buses. Please be aware that while 2WD vehicles will suffice in the summer, it is highly recommended to drive a 4x4 during the winter months.

3. What is the speed limit on the Ring Road?

The maximum speed for cars travelling along the Ring Road is 90 km/hour (55 miles/hour). There are places along the route, however, where the speed limit is lower. Please note speed limit signs along the route and drive to road conditions.

4. Are all of Iceland’s natural attractions found along the Ring Road?

No, not all of the attractions can be found along the Ring Road. Many can be, however, and to reach the others, you will take diversions as stipulated by signposts or your GPS, google maps or paper map.

5. How long does it take to drive around the Ring Road in full?

Theoretically, it is possible to drive the Ring Road in 15-17 hours, though this doesn’t take into account stopping at all the fantastic attractions en route. With that in mind, it is recommended to spend one to two weeks on the Ring Road.

6. Which is the best direction to travel around the Ring Road? 

The decision is entirely up to you! If you choose to head counter-clockwise from the capital, Reykjavík, you will experience the South Coast first, followed swiftly by the Eastfjords and then the North. Finally, you will follow the road into West Iceland and finally back into the Reykjavík.

7. What major towns and cities does the Ring Road pass through? 

Naturally, the Ring Road passes through Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavík, as well as the “unofficial capital of the north”, Akureyri. Other settlements en route include Höfn, Hveragerði, Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Borgarnes, Selfoss, Egilsstaðir, and Vík. Most of these towns have guided day trips that allow travellers to experience activities such as whale watching, visiting the black sand beach, discovering hot springs, and traversing the golden circle.

8. Is it possible to camp along the Ring Road? 

Yes, though you must stick to designated campsites, many of which can be found in towns and villages by the Ring Road. Note that camping in the wild in Iceland is illegal, and also that many campsites are only open during the summer months.

9. Are there petrol stations and convenience stores along the Ring Road? 

Yes, many of the towns on the route will have a convenience store and petrol station. However, there can be great distances between many of these towns, so forward planning is essential. Make sure you are aware of where each of these important stops is before setting off on your journey.

10. Should I drive the Ring Road even in bad weather? 

Always use your common sense while driving in Iceland, making sure to check out weather reports prior to departing. If the weather is predicted to be stormy or with heavy fog and snowfall, it is recommended to wait until the weather clears before setting off.

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