June 1 - August 31
Travel Style
Rental car of your choice with unlimited mileage, CDW and VAT for 7 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 5 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
7 days / 6 nights

Tour Map and Itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to Iceland

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Arrival at Keflavik Airport. Pick-up your rental vehicle and drive to Reykjavik for your first night’s stay in Iceland.

Driving Distance
Approximately 50 km (30 miles)

Day 2 - Waterfalls and Akureyri - the capital of the north

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Start your roundtrip of Iceland by heading towards Borgarfjörður, an interesting area rich with cultural and historical heritage. You pass the splendid waterfalls of Hraunfossar, where the water flows out of the lava into the river below. Continue and make a stop at Deildartunguhver, Iceland’s largest hot spring (in terms of water production per second). From Borgarnes, continue to the North of Iceland through the Skagafjörður, which is known for horse breeding; here you can see many Icelandic horses on your way. Take some time to visit the museum at Glaumbær, a beautifully restored turf farmhouse, one of the few that has been properly preserved in Iceland.

Driving Distance
Approximately 450 km (280 miles)
Akureyri area (camping fee not included)

Day 3 - Waterfalls and Lake Mývatn

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The whole day is dedicated to the marvels of Lake Myvatn Nature Reserve known as one of Iceland’s most fascinating areas of natural beauty. On the way to Myvatn you must make a stop at the impressive waterfall Godafoss “The fall of the gods”. One of the main attractions near Myvatn is the Námaskarð geothermal area where you will find bubbling mud pools and hissing steam vents. You must not miss the Krafla area with the crater Víti and the Leirhnjúkur area. Later on you can venture a walk up to the top of Hverfjall crater or dip into the geothermal water of the natural baths located east of the Lake.

Driving Distance
Approximately 120-200 km (75-124 miles)
Mývatn or Húsavik area (camping fee not included)

Day 4 - The East Fjords

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Today you will discover the East Fjords. Continue your drive through the lunar landscape of Mödrudalur highlands until you reach the fertile valley of Hérað where the village of Egilsstadir lies. As you continue you might want to make a stop in the village of Djúpivogur, located in a charming setting. Now you continue along the fjords towards Southeast Iceland; at times the road hangs precariously high on the mountain slopes. Finally you drive through the tunnel of Almannaskard to arrive in the town of Höfn.

Driving Distance
Approximately 460-515 km (287-320 miles)
Höfn area (camping fee not included)

Day 5 - Skaftafell National Park, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and Waterfalls

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After passing various outlet glaciers of Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest ice cap, you will arrive at the Glacial Lagoon, Jokulsarlon. You can walk along the banks of the lagoon or take a 30-40 min boat trip to admire the fantastically-shaped icebergs. Skaftafell National Park is another natural wonder: an oasis surrounded by glaciers and black sand plains which has many hiking possibilities. Continue through Kirkjubaejarklaustur village, the Eldhraun lava field and the Mýrdalssandur plain before you arrive in the Vík. We recommend you stop at Reynisfjara beach; a black sand beach famous for the Reynisdrangar rock stacks that rise from the sea just off the shore and for its basalt columns. You can also stop at Dyrholaey cape, which is the southernmost point of Iceland. Continue westbound; the village of Skogar is the next place of interest with its beautiful waterfall and the local folk museum. As you continue towards Hella you can stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you can actually walk behind the waterfall. You then follow the main road to arrive in Hella.

Driving Distance
Approximately 365 km (226 miles)
Hella area (camping fee not included)

Day 6 - The Golden Circle

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Now it is time to visit some of the most interesting and famous areas of Iceland. Drive through the village of Flúðir to reach the famous geothermal area of Geysir where the Strokkur hot spring ejects its water column high into the air every 5 – 10 minutes and where numerous small springs boil and bubble. Close by is Gullfoss, surely the country’s most famous waterfall. Continuing towards Thingvellir (Þingvellir) consider one of the geological wonders of the world where you can see the effects of the tectonic plate movements which have opened various cracks and fissures in the earth’s crust. It was here that the Icelandic Parliament was founded in the 10th century. Continue to Reykjavik for your overnight stay.

Driving Distance
Approximately 220 km (136 miles)
Reykjavik (camping fee not included)

Day 7 - Departure

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Drive back to Keflavik airport for your flight back home, or book an extra night in Reykjavik, the vibrant capital of Iceland!

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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