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

Book now and secure yourself an 8-day adventure to Iceland. Explore the stunning attractions of Iceland’s South Coast, Eastfjords, North and West as you travel the full Ring Road. This road trip is for anyone who likes to discover new places at their own pace, rather than having tour guides in control.   Using the Ring Road as your guide, you'll see the most spectacular of the country's natural wonders and capital in eight days. This will include 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, the most stunning waterfalls, volcanoes, quaint rural towns and countless other attractions.  During the booking process, you can also add some exciting activities to your trip. For instance, you 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 from Húsavík town, ride an Icelandic horse through the rugged countryside, explore the darkest places of the Earth on a lava caving tour, or venture inside the glistening white halls of a glacier. Each addition will leave you with incredible lifelong experiences from the land of fire and ice. 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 in the midst of a dramatic volcanic landscape. We’ll make sure to provide you with your personalised itinerary which 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 your full comfort accommodation selections which will include an ensuite bathroom and breakfast. So don't hesitate, grab the wheel and grasp this unique opportunity for the perfect stay in Iceland. Explore the top attractions of the Ring Road as well its many hidden gems at your own pace. Check availability by choosing a date and book your adventure to Iceland today.
4.8
92 reviews

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

Join this small group guided minibus tour to travel the full circle around Iceland in 8 days. Explore and experience the country's most iconic natural attractions. This tour is tailored to travellers who are looking to maximise their vacation time by experiencing 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 8-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 wondrous 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 incredible landscapes 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 real understanding of the geological makeup and natural phenomena that make the country so attractive. You'll not only be shown around but get the most out of every experience as you explore the wonders of Iceland. 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 your best chances of spotting them. You will also rest at the end of each day at 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 and book your Iceland adventure now.
4.8
231 reviews

Duration:
8 days
Available:
Sep. - Mar.
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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. Throughout your adventure, you will discover all the famous natural wonders Iceland has to offer, and many sights you may not even know exist. Travel around Iceland on your own schedule and enjoy a complete adventure. This self-drive package helps you save money without sacrificing any of the experiences. You will drive around the entire 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 have total freedom to 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, taking in Iceland at your own pace. 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 precisely 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 could hike atop 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. Check out how many stunning sights and activities you can see and do in Iceland on this fantastic trip! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
100 reviews

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

Join this unique minibus tour in winter and explore Iceland in 6 days. You will explore the most stunning sights and attractions Iceland has to offer around the Ring Road. Starting from Reykjavík, your journey will include the world-renowned Golden Circle, Iceland’s South Coast, the wondrous East Fjords and the stunning sites of the North as well as a few hidden gems along the way. This tour is the perfect option for those visitors looking to make the most of their time in Iceland without the hassle of driving the winter roads or organising their own accommodation. Your time, instead, will be focused on experiencing the true wonders of Iceland’s breathtaking nature. 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, often referred to as the Crown Jewel of Iceland. After traversing the remote East Fjords and the otherworldly Lake Mývatn area, you will arrive at the Capital of the North, Akureyri, before heading back to Reykjavik with a stunning drive through West Iceland. In addition to the incredible sightseeing, you will also have the opportunity to book extra tours and activities to make your holiday that little bit extra special. For instance, you can book to visit a wondrous natural ice cave, go horse riding through Iceland’s rugged terrains or hike up one of Iceland’s mighty glaciers.  Every night can then be spent gazing into the sky in search of the beautiful Northern Lights. There’s nothing quite like a hunt for this natural wonder, which will leave you with memories for a lifetime. Each night the Aurora will appear in different shapes across the sky giving you a great opportunity to capture them with your camera in some awe-inspiring locations. Along with all of this, there is the added benefit of staying in the best available accommodation across the country. This will provide you with the perfect rest after each day's adventure. So hurry and book now so you can experience this incredible winter tour, journeying around Iceland’s winter wonderland during the spectacular Northern Lights season. Check availability by choosing a date and book your adventure to Iceland.
4.8
148 reviews

Duration:
6 days
Available:
Sep. - Mar.
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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:
9 days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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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:
14 days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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4.5
4 reviews

Duration:
9 days
Available:
May. - Aug.
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11 Day Self Drive Tour | Ring Road & East Fjords

Explore all the best Iceland has to offer on this 11-day road trip! You'll drive the classic route of the Ring Road, visiting all of the major tourist attractions and natural wonders the country has to offer, with a few extra days enjoying the remote and intense beauty of the fjords in East Iceland. The best part of this trip is that you are in full control; you choose where to go and how long to spend at each place. Don't worry about waking up in time for the tour departure, or keeping strangers in a group with you happy; you can always take time for a longer hike, a few more photos, or one last cup of coffee. To make the travel even sweeter, you will always be travelling in full comfort with an ensuite bathroom and breakfast included. You can even add excursions and activities along the way through the booking system, so you can spend your time doing exactly what you like and leave the rest. For optional tours, you can choose to go snorkelling in the crystal clear waters of Silfra gorge; snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier; descending into the magma chamber of a volcano and an ice cave in a glacier; taking a boat to the icebergs of Jökulsárlon; glacier hiking over Skaftafellsjökull; horse-riding through the nature of the North; and whale watching from the whale watching capital of Europe, Húsavík. The opportunities are endless. Choose adventure now for the best value and promises of adventure! Although you can’t help running into a crowd at some of the most famous Icelandic attractions, you will be able to experience the isolated beauty for which this nation is renowned. You will receive a custom itinerary after you book, which will provide you with the perfect blend of popular sites and lesser-known, unique locations. This tour allows you to enjoy an incredibly diverse holiday that has something to suit all tastes. So book your self-drive trip now for 11 days of fun in Iceland! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
7 reviews

Duration:
11 days
Available:
May. - Sep.
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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:
12 days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Two Weeks Winter Road Trip in Iceland

Join this brilliant 15-day winter self-drive tour around Iceland’s Ring Road and discover for yourself the wealth of natural attractions that make this country so special and beloved. This is a fantastic opportunity for guests looking to maximise their time in the country, seeing as much of Icelandic nature and culture as possible.  Travelling around Iceland during the winter allows visitors to partake in countless unique tour opportunities including dog sledging, ice caving, and glacier hiking. Circumnavigating the Ring Road also allows plenty of opportunities to see the dazzling Northern Lights, one of Iceland’s greatest draws. To top it all off, you'll visit countless Icelandic towns and villages, delving into their compelling surrounding attractions, and learning more about the local culture. Not only that, but circling clockwise on the Ring Road allows you to see the majority of Iceland's stunning natural regions, including the picturesque North, the haunting Eastfjords and, of course, the South Coast. You will also have an opportunity to partake in Iceland's most popular sightseeing route, the Golden Circle.  You will also visit stunning sites such as Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and the Vatnajökull glacier national park in the south, the dramatic Lake Mývatn geothermal area and lava fields in the north, and the black beaches of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in the west.  To top it off, you can choose from a variety of amazing activities and excursions during your trip, from snowmobiling to snorkelling, dog sledding to whale watching. Adding tours to your Self-Drive is a perfect way to get some added thrill into your holiday, and saving money at the same time. Another of this tour's many benefits is the ability to take it slow; self-drive tours allow a level of independence, within the itinerary, that leaves you in charge of your holiday experience. During this 15-day excursion, you will be spending a number of nights in the same location, allowing you to savour the attractions and activities of the day, -  and as you'll have a 4x4 vehicle, you'll have peace of mind while travelling in this winter wonderland. Your road safety is paramount.  Don't just sit at home! Hurry now and make sure to secure your 15-day self-drive tour and discover everything Iceland has in store during the beautiful winter months. Check availability by choosing a date. 
5.0
3 reviews

Duration:
15 days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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5.0
1 review

Duration:
10 days
Available:
All year
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5.0
3 reviews

Duration:
10 days
Available:
May. - Aug.
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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
13 reviews

Duration:
8 days
Available:
Sep. - Apr.
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Circle of Iceland with Snaefellsnes Peninsula | 10-Day Winter Package

Circle the incredible country of Iceland in the depth of winter with this exciting package. Over ten days, you will take a guided circle tour of the highlights of Iceland, such as the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the Lake Mývatn area, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and the Golden Circle. None who want to see the incredible landscapes of Iceland should overlook this opportunity. The guided tour comes with a clear itinerary, meaning you barely need to organise a thing. It is also conducted in a comfortable minibus, making your journey as cosy and intimate as possible and taking away any fears of driving on Iceland’s icy roads. Other than the 8 full days of guided adventure, all transfers and accommodation will be sorted for you, including the return airport transfer and 2 nights of stay in the capital. There are no hidden costs upon arrival; all arrangements are included in the price, and the Blue Lagoon can easily be added. Joining this tour could not, therefore, be any easier. You will head counter-clockwise around Iceland, seeing its South Coast, Eastfjords, dramatic northern territories, and the incredible West, including the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Not only will you get to see Iceland’s most famous sites, but this package will take you to hidden places very few know about, so you can experience the vastness of the empty nature in peace. Furthermore, you can add adventure to the trip, by opting to take excursions while booking; it is possible to glacier hiking, whale watching, horse riding, lava caving, and to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime exploration of an ice cave. All these excursions are available to you at a special discounted rate, should you elect to add them to your holiday upon booking. By using this great opportunity, you can not only make your holiday even more magical but save money at the same time.   Of course, as you are travelling in winter, when the days are short and nights are long, this tour presents many opportunities for you to see the Northern Lights. Due to the fact that you will spend time traversing very remote areas throughout the dark hours, with little light pollution, your chances are even greater. Immerse yourself in Iceland, by seeing as much of it as possible over ten days. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
28 reviews

Duration:
10 days
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.
4.9
30 reviews

Duration:
12 days
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
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Duration:
14 days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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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:
8 days
Available:
May. - Aug.
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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:
10 days
Available:
Apr. - Aug.
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6 Day Summer Self Drive Tour | Circle of Iceland

Drive the whole circle around Iceland in only six days. If you don't have much time but still want to see as much of Iceland as possible, then this trip around the country is your best bet. It involves a lot of driving, but you are behind the wheel and can forget about the pressures of tour guides and other group members.  To make your holiday relaxing as well as adventurous, you will lodge in full comfort with an ensuite bathroom and breakfast included around Iceland, so you can be certain that you will rest well between days of adventure. On this trip, you will get to enjoy Iceland's most famous highlights, such as the Golden Circle, Reykjavík, and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. If you wish to avoid the crowds as well, however, to enjoy Iceland's peaceful, secluded places, you are in luck; you will receive a custom itinerary after you book, which will show you locations off the beaten path where you can truly get back in touch with nature. You'll see many impressive waterfalls, geothermal areas, volcanoes, lakes, glaciers and charismatic Icelandic towns as you travel. The south, east, north, and west are all dramatically different from each other, so instead of focusing on one area, you'll get to know it all, one region after another. Make the most of the long summer days and start early in the mornings and finish late at night. You should feel more energetic in the constant sunshine, and even if you do not, the spectacular scenery and beautiful fresh air will jolt your senses awake.   During the booking process, you can also add more exciting activities to fill the sunny days, such as cruising the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, buzzing along an ice cap on a snowmobile, descending into a stunning ice cave, hiking the glacier at Skaftafell, or unwinding in the Blue Lagoon. You can even take a tandem paragliding flight over the incredible South Coast. Jump on this opportunity to see all parts of Iceland in record time. Check availability by choosing a date.
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6 days
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10 Day Photography Tour Around Iceland

Join this photography tour to hone your photography skills while you capture the incredible landscapes in Iceland. This photography workshop has been designed for a small group of photographers who will be accompanied by a professional landscape photographer and guide. The tour is ten days and nine nights, taking you counterclockwise on the Ring Road in Iceland. Visit the most exceptional photography locations in the country, some of which are lesser-known and off the beaten track. You will be able to photograph many beautiful waterfalls and rivers, glaciers and glacier lagoons, icebergs, lava fields, majestic mountains and black sand beaches. On the way, we travel through several National Parks, rural countryside and typical Icelandic seaside villages around Iceland. Depending on the time of year, you will be able to photograph many species of local or migrating birds as you drive through the country. The Spring tour is late May as the vegetation is starting to turn green again after the winter, migratory birds are flocking to Iceland which is their nesting grounds. The Puffins are among these and can be spotted in a few places on this tour. You may expect to see some snow in the mountains in the Highlands, and the glaciers are still white after the winter snow. In midsummer the vegetation is in full bloom, beautiful wildflowers and the colourful Alaska lupin can be seen in many places along the way. Long days and short nights with 24 hours of daylight in North Iceland make this the high season for tourists in Iceland. On the autumn tour, the colours of Icelandic nature have changed to orange, yellow and red, and the days are getting shorter again. Migratory birds are actively preparing for the migration to warmer lands, and the Northern lights can be seen in late August. Check availability by choosing a date.  

Duration:
10 days
Available:
May. - Sep.
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11-Day Summer Self-Drive Tour | Explore the Ring Road of Iceland in Depth

Savour your time in Iceland with this in-depth 11-day summer self-drive tour. You’ll get to know Iceland’s Ring Road better than the average traveller, by spending more time exploring the incredible northern region and the phenomenal South Coast of Iceland. Drive the circle of Iceland in a clockwise direction and add or skip as many stops as you see fit. This self-drive itinerary enables you to see all the essentials plus some lesser-known gems, all at a great price! Visiting Iceland in summer is an excellent choice, you’ll experience unforgettable nights in mild weather under the Midnight Sun.  Soak in the legendary Blue Lagoon before heading on the road trip of a lifetime. You'll start with the area sometimes nicknamed ‘Iceland in Miniature’, Snæfellsnes Peninsula for a full day to discover its multitude of natural wonders, before a three-day deep dive into the north of Iceland. This beautiful part of the country is often glossed over in trips around the Ring Road, but this travel plan includes many more charming and lesser-known sights. You’ll explore Akureyri town, Trollaskagi (Troll Peninsula), the Diamond Circle consisting of Myvatn lake, Husavik village and much, much more. Then you’ll have a day to look around the Eastfjords, the quaint villages along the shore are one of Iceland’s best-kept secrets. After driving through the winding roads of the Eastfjords, you will be greeted by the most popular attractions of Iceland that dot the South Coast: Vatnajokull national park, Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, Skaftafell nature reserve, the town Vik, Reynisfjara black sand beach with its sea stacks, Solheimajokull glacier and of course the waterfalls Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss. Of course, no trip to Iceland would be complete without the classic Golden Circle; Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area, and Thingvellir National Park, which you’ll visit before heading to Reykjavik city. You’ll have a whole day to soak up the atmosphere of Iceland’s capital city before heading home. You also have the opportunity to add exciting extras to your already fantastic schedule. Activities like whale watching, visiting an ice cave, relaxing in geothermal baths, and going inside a volcano can be added to the appropriate day during the booking process.  This trip is for anyone who wants to explore Iceland in-depth at a comfortable pace. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
11 days
Available:
Apr. - 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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