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 6 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
8 days / 7 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 Iceland.

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

Day 2 - Waterfalls and Akureyri the Capital of the North

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Your next day’s journey continues towards the northern part of Iceland, ending in the north’s capital, Akureyri. As you head toward Borgarfjörður, we recommend stopping by the magnificent Hraunfossar waterfalls, where the water seems to magically flows from the lava bed into the river below. You’ll then continue your journey towards Akureyri, passing through Skagafjörður, known for exceptional horse breeding; in fact, many stunning Icelandic horses can be seen on your drive.

Driving Distance
Approximately 460 km (285 miles)
in a campsite in Akureyri area (camping fee not included)

Day 3 - Waterfall and Lake Mývatn

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Your whole day is dedicated to the marvels of the Lake Myvatn Nature Reserve, renowned as one of Iceland’s most inspiring, natural wonders. Of particular interest are two steam baths built for superb relaxation that sit straight on top of a geothermal area; the sulphur-free steam rises up through holes in the floor. Typically the temperature is around 50°C and the humidity is close to 100%. Guests can take a few turns in the steam baths and cool down in the outdoor shower in between.
On the way to Myvatn, plan to stop at the impressive Godafoss waterfall, known as “the waterfall of the gods”. At end of the day, you will return to Akureyri for a second overnight stay.
Driving Distance
Approximately 210 km (130 miles)
in a campsite in Akureyri area (camping fee not included)

Day 4 - Dettifoss Waterfall and Ásbyrgi

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Your day starts in the charming fishing village of Husavik. After Husavik, you will drive along the coastline of the Tjornes Peninsula, where you can make a quick stop on the way at the extremity of the peninsula to enjoy the view and spot some seabirds. The journey then continues to the eastern part of Iceland, with a few stops on the way, for your next evening’s stay.

Driving Distance
Approximately 340 km (211 miles)
in a campsite in Egilsstaðir area (camping fee not included)

Day 5 - The East Fjords

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Today is the day to discover the East Fjords. Start towards the fjord Reydarfjörður, where a small-but-fascinating World War II history museum is located, and continue along the fjords toward Southeast Iceland. At times, the road hangs precariously high on the mountain slopes. Finally, you drive through the tunnel of Almannaskarð to arrive in the Höfn region, where you will spend that night.

Driving Distance
Approximately 275 km (170 miles)
in a campsite in Höfn area (camping fee not included)

Day 6 - Skaftafell National Park, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Waterfalls

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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’ll arrive at the stunningly surreal beauty of Jokulsarlon, a glacial lagoon. This exceptional sight sits at the foot of Iceland’s highest mountain, Hvannadalshnúkur.
Skaftafell National Park is another area definitely worth a visit. This oasis, surrounded by glaciers and black sand plains, offers a broad range of options for great hiking. Continue through Kirkjubaejarklaustur village, the Eldhraun lava field and the Mýrdalssandur plain, before you arrive in the Vík area.
Driving Distance
Approximately 275-355 km (170-220 miles)
in a campsite in Vík / Hvolsvöllur area (camping fee not included)

Day 7 - Waterfalls and the Golden Circle

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Continue westbound to the south coast of Iceland and explore the Golden Circle, which takes you to the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland: Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir National Park. On your way  you will pass the magnificent waterfalls, Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss.
Your day will end in Reykjavík where you will spend your last night in Iceland.

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

Day 8 - Departure

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It seems as if your journey to fabulous Iceland only began a moment ago, but now it is time to head back home, driving back to Keflavík Airport for your flight. Depending on your flight’s time, you may be able to squeeze in a last day in Reykjavík or an extra night in there to experience all the amazing things that the 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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