June 1 - August 31
Travel Style
Rental car of your choice with unlimited mileage, CDW and VAT for 9 days
Free, in-car, unlimited Wi-Fi
Two persons from your party can be authorized as drivers of your rental car
Budget for 1 night with continental breakfast
Detailed driving itinerary
24 hour emergency service
Tax & Fee
Taxes and service fee
Camping gear
for 8 nights (tent, sleeping bag, mattress, cutlery, stove, coolbox)
Tour ID
Not included
Flights to Iceland
Fuel & Parking
Fuel expense and parking fees
Meals & Drinks
at restaurants (unless otherwise stated)
Personal travel insurance
Museums & Activities
Entrance to museums and optional activities
Camping fees
Camping fees
10 days / 9 nights

Tour Map and Itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to Iceland

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Your memorable, Iceland adventure begins the very moment you arrive at Keflavik Airport. Once you pick up your rental vehicle, you’ll head directly for Reykjavik and your exciting, first night in “the land of fire and ice.”

Driving Distance
Approximately 50 km (30 miles)
Reykjavík (included)

Day 2 - The Spectacular Snæfellsnes Peninsula

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Are you ready to explore the natural wonders of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula? Today, you will discover several sites, including the Eldborg´s volcanic crater, Gerðuberg basalt columns, Búðir, Djúpalónssandur with views of the majestic Snæfell volcano.

Driving Distance
Approximately 300 km (186 miles)
in a campsite in Snæfellsnes area (camping fee not included)

Day 3 - From Snæfellsnes to Borgarfjörður

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From Stykkishólmur you will head south-west towards the fjord of Borgarfjörður, an area rich with vast lands, that served as the setting for many Icelandic sagas. The area is also home to gorgeous waterfalls and of course the Langjökull glacier where you go for optional activities like a glacier walk, snowmobile ride or visit Into the Glacier, a man-made ice tunnel.

Driving Distance
Approximately 230 km (143 miles)
in a campsite in the Borgarfjörður area (camping fee not included)

Day 4 - Welcome to Akureyri, the Capital of the North

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Today´s itinerary takes you north as you drive through thick farm fields and the Skagafjörður region, which is known known for Icelandic horse breeding. You will surely encounter several of the adorably stocky horses grazing in the fields along your way to Akureyri. Before you reach the “capital of the north”, you can make a variety of detours such as the Vatnsnes peninsula where you can spot seals as well as Glaumbær, a turf-house museum among other sights.

Driving Distance
Approximately 315 km (196 miles)
in a campsite in the Akureyri area (camping fee not included)

Day 5 - Waterfall and Lake Mývatn

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More natural wonders are on programme today! Your first stop is at the impressive Goðafoss waterfall known as “the waterfall of the gods”. Before heading to Mývatn, you can visit several awe-inspiring attractions such as Dimmborgir the lava formation labyrinth, the pseudo-craters of Skútustaðir and walking through one of Iceland´s largest sulfurous hot spring areas, the Solfataras of Námaskarð.

Driving Distance
Approximately 120 km (75 miles)
in a campsite in Húsavík / Mývatn area (camping fee not included)

Day 6 - Ásbyrgi and Dettifoss Waterfall

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Before heading east, you will continue exploring the northern part of the country. The peninsula of Tjörnes has many surprising sites in store for you: the lush green area of Ásbyrgi, a horse-shoe-shaped gorge, the impressive Dettifoss waterfall with a fall so powerful that you literally feel the ground shake under your feet. On the way to Egilsstaðir, you can choose to detour and drive through the Möðrudalur highland’s lunar landscape.

Driving Distance
Approximately 330 km (205 miles)
in a campsite in Egilsstaðir area (camping fee not included)

Day 7 - The East Fjords

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Today is the day to discover the East Fjords. Starting towards Reyðarfjörður, where a small but interesting World War II history museum is located, you continue along the fjords towards Southeast Iceland. At times, the roads are highly perched on the mountains giving an exceptional view. Finally, you drive through the tunnel of Almannaskarð to arrive in the Höfn region where you will spend the night.

Driving Distance
Approximately 260 km (161 miles)
in a campsite in the Höfn area (camping fee not included)

Day 8 - Skaftafell National Park and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

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Your next stop is Iceland’s scenic southeast. After passing various outlet glaciers belonging to Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest ice cap, you arrive at the stunningly surreal beauty of the glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón. This exceptional attraction sits at the foot of Iceland’s highest mountain Hvannadalshnúkur and offers the unique possibility to explore it up close by taking a guided boat tour between the floating icebergs.

Skaftafell National Park is another area definitely worth a visit. This oasis surrounded by glaciers and black sand plains offers a broad range of hiking options. You will continue through Kirkjubæjarklaustur, the Eldhraun lava field and the Mýrdalssandur plain before you arrive in the Vík area.

Driving Distance
Approximately 280 - 315 km (173 - 195 miles)
in a campsite in the Vík/Skógar area (camping fee not included)

Day 9 - Waterfalls and the Golden Circle

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Continue west to the south coast of Iceland, taking in the many breathtaking landmarks such as Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, the Golden Circle with its three tiered Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir where Strokkur ejects its warm water column in the air every 5-10 minutes and, of course Þingvellir National Park.

Your will continue towards the capital for your last night in Iceland.

Driving Distance
Approximately 300 km (186 miles)
in a campsite in Reykjavík (camping fee not included)

Day 10 - Departure

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Now it is time to head back home, after an amazing journey through one of the world’s most picturesque landscapes.  You will drive back to Keflavík Airport for your flight back home. Depending on your flight time, you may be able to enjoy your last day strolling around Reykjavík. Or, even better, consider booking an extra night in Reykjavík to really give yourself time to experience all the amazing things Iceland’s capital city has to offer.

Driving Distance
Approximately 50 km (30 miles)

Accommodation on this tour

When we design our tours we book the best accommodation available, in order to make the trip as comfortable and enjoyable for you as possible.
We offer a great selection of hotels, farmhouses and guesthouses for our clients. You can be assured of a warm welcome and an enjoyable stay at all the options offered by us.
Below you’ll find examples of the type of accommodation you could be staying in.

Please note

The accommodation options are shown as examples of the types of accommodation we book. Due to high demand during the summer time and limited accommodation capacity in some regions we cannot always guarantee availability. In these circumstances, we will supply an accommodation of an equal standard in the same region before your travel dates. We highly recommend you book as well in advance as possible.


Budget accommodation for 1 night (room without private facilities) and Camping gear for the rest of the stay (tent, sleeping bag, mattress, cutlery, stove, cool box)

Car Rental

Iceland Tours cooperates with the best and most reliable car rental suppliers in Iceland. You can be sure that the cars you rent through our service will be in excellent condition.

Please note

All rates are based on a rental period of 24 consecutive hours. If a rental exceeds the 24 hour period an extra day will be charged.

Car type example
Svartifoss waterfall in Skaftafell National Park, Iceland

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