Experience Iceland’s Ring Road on a privately guided trip
Go on a Ring Road journey with a difference when you explore Iceland with your very own private guide.
Begin your trip in off-the-beaten-path North Iceland, where you’ll uncover ancient lava fields, geothermal lakes, and more. With your expert guide and driver at the wheel, you’ll visit the country’s top spots and discover a few hidden gems.
What’s more, your guide will share their insider knowledge and local folklore with you along the way.
Check out the itinerary to find out what mind-blowing sights you’ll glimpse on this privately guided tour package.
On this tour you will...
Be amazed by the south coast’s plunging waterfalls and jaw-dropping glacier lagoons
Marvel at stunning scenery in Vatnajökull National Park and Skaftafell Nature Reserve
Explore Iceland’s towns and villages, like charming Vík and Akureyri (the capital of the north)
Discover the remote Eastfjords, where jagged peaks drop straight into the sea
See the thundering curtain of water at Dettifoss, one of Europe’s most powerful waterfalls
Uncover the folklore surrounding North Iceland’s otherworldly lava fields
Þingvellir National Park
Geysir and Strokkur
Skaftafell Nature Reserve
Vatnajökull Glacier & National Park
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
Glaumbær turf farm
Hraunfossar and Barnafoss
Krafla and Leirhnjúkur
Vík í Mýrdal
Eldhraun lava field
Why book a privately guided trip with Iceland Tours?
Let your own driver take you around Iceland
Expert local guidance in English
Start your tour on the date that suits you
24/7 emergency helpline in Iceland
Secure your booking with just a 5% deposit
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Your 6-day privately guided itinerary
Your Iceland adventure begins today! Your private guide will pick you up at your hotel in Reykjavík and drive you towards North Iceland all the way to the capital of the north, Akureyri.
The tour starts by heading towards Borgarfjörður where you’ll make a stop by the magnificent waterfall Hraunfossar. Here the water flows out of the lava into the river below. Your guide will continue the drive towards Akureyri passing through Skagafjörður, which is known for horse breeding. Many fluffy Icelandic horses can be seen on the way.
Hraunfossar and Barnafoss
Glaumbær turf farm
Forest Lagoon Geothermal Spa
The whole day is dedicated to the marvels of the Lake Mývatn Nature Reserve, known as one of Iceland’s most fascinating areas of natural beauty. On the way to Mývatn, you’ll make a stop at the impressive Goðafoss “The waterfall of the gods”. At the end of the day your guide will drive you back to Akureyri for a second overnight stay.
This morning’s drive takes you to the charming fishing village of Húsavík. After a stop here you will continue along the coastline of the Tjörnes peninsula. Your guide will take a short stop at the extremity of the peninsula so you can enjoy the view and spot some seabirds. The journey will continue to the eastern part of Iceland, with a few stops on the way including the magnificent Ásbyrgi canyon.
Now it is time to discover the East Fjords. You’ll start by heading to Reyðarfjörður, where you can visit the small history museum about World War II. Your guide will continue the drive along the fjords towards south-east Iceland. At times, the road hangs precariously high on the mountain slopes, providing excellent views. Finally, you’ll pass through the tunnel of Almannaskarð to arrive in the Höfn region where you will stay the night.
Your guide will take you along the south-east of Iceland. After passing various outlet glaciers of Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest ice cap, you will arrive at the famous glacier lagoon, Jökulsárlón. This is an exceptional sight nestled at the foot of Iceland’s highest mountain, Hvannadalshnúkur.
Later, you’ll continue towards the Skaftafell Nature Reserve, another area worthy of your attention. This oasis surrounded by glaciers and black sand plains has many good hiking trails. You’ll then journey through Kirkjubæjarklaustur village, the Eldhraun lava field and the Mýrdalssandur plain before arriving in the Vík area.
Today, be amazed by the gems of the south coast of Iceland with the magnificent waterfalls Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss. Then, your guide will take you around the famous Golden Circle route, which includes the most popular attractions in Iceland, Gullfoss, Geysir, and Þingvellir National Park.
After these spectacular days in the countryside, it‘s time to head back to Reykjavík and say goodbye to your guide. If you are staying extra nights in the capital, we can help you plan some optional activities. Please contact your travel consultant for more information.
Comfort or Quality accommodation every night
Continental breakfast every day
Rental car of your choice for 6 days
Unlimited in-car Wi-Fi
24/7 emergency helpline when you’re in Iceland
VAT, taxes & service fees
Flights to Iceland
Accommodation in Reykjavík
Food & drink, unless otherwise stated
Attraction entrance fees, unless otherwise stated
Personal travel insurance