All Iceland Road Trip

Starting from: Reykjavik or Keflavik

Season: All year

Duration: 12+ days

Driving distance: 2800-3000 kms

Highlights: Reykjavik - Arnarstapi - Kirkjufell - Latrabjarg - Dynjandi - Akureyri - Lake Myvatn - Asbyrgi - Dettifoss - Eastfjords - Jokulsarlon - Skaftafell - Reynisfjara - Vik - Seljalandsfoss - Skogafoss - Gullfoss - Geysir - Thingvellir - Reykjanes

Available as a self-drive or private guided tour

The Westfjords, the Snaefellsnes peninsula, and the Ring Road... this is Iceland's ultimate road trip! 

This holiday is ideal for travellers who wish to explore all of Iceland's regions in one trip at their own pace.

A road trip is a personal experience and our goal is to design an itinerary that matches your dream trip.
Below is a 12 day / 11 night sample itinerary to give you a general idea of our All Iceland Road Trip starting from Keflavik:

Day 1 – Arrival & Golden Circle

Arrival at KEF airport. Pick up your rental car and drive to the much-visited Golden Circle - the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall, the Strokkur geyser and the Thingvellir rift valley between the tectonic plates of Europe and America.

Optional add-ons:
Snorkelling in Silfra
Snowmobiling

Day 2 – Reynisfjara, Eyjafjallajokull & the South Coast waterfalls

The scenic south coast is home to many of Iceland's most famous attractions - the Reynisfjara black sand beach and basalt columns, Dyrholaey arch and the wonderful waterfall duo of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss. You’ll also catch glimpses of the infamous Eyjafjallajokull volcano.

Optional add-ons:
Glacier hike / Ice climbing
ATV tour

Day 3 – Vatnajokull Glacier & Vik

Continue across the vast black sand plains of Skeidararsandur to the Vatnajokull glacier area where you will discover the surreal glacier lagoons with floating icebergs, the diamond beach, Skaftafell National Park and several outlet glaciers.

Optional add-ons:
Jokulsarlon boat tour
Glacier hike / Ice climbing
Glacier lagoon kayaking

Day 4 – The Eastfjords

Follow the coastal route through the peaceful Eastfjords stopping to spend time in one or more of the charming villages or take a scenic detour to visit Borgarfjordur Eystri.

Day 5 – Lake Myvatn & Dettifoss

Visit Dettifoss, Europe's most powerful waterfall before continuing to the Lake Myvatn where you can explore its many wonders. Finish the day in the beautiful fishing village of Husavik.

Optional add-ons:
Myvatn Nature Baths

Day 6 – Asbyrgi, Godafoss & Trollaskagi

Walk around the impressive Asbyrgi canyon, and marvel at the beautiful Godafoss waterfall before continuing to Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland. Finish the day in the pretty fishing village of Siglufjordur on the remote Trollaskagi peninsula.

Optional add-ons:
Whale watching from Husavik
Horse riding at Asbyrgi

Day 7 – North West Iceland & Strandir

Enjoy fantastic views of the Skagafjordur islands as you drive through North West to the remote Strandir region. There are plenty of options for detours in the Vatnsnes peninsula including the stunning Hvitserkur rock.

Optional add-ons:
River rafting

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Day 8 – Isafjordur Bay & Isafjordur

A day of dreamy landscapes through the winding fjords of Isafjardardjup bay before you get to Isafjordur. Spend the afternoon exploring the charming downtown area.

Optional add-ons:
Isafjordur culture walk
Sea kayaking
Mountain hiking

Day 9 – The Westfjords & Dynjandi

A scenic drive through some of the most beautiful fjords in Iceland including the great Arnarfjordur fjord. Stop en route to take the short climb up to the majestic Dynjandi waterfall.

Optional add-ons:
Horse riding

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Day 10 –  Latrabjarg & Raudasandur

Explore the dramatic Latrabjarg cliffs and many colourful beaches, including the orange-hued Raudasandur, before catching the evening ferry over the Breidafjordur bay to Snaefellsnes.

Optional add-ons:
Seal watching

[mynd 11 h t]

Day 11 – Snaefellsnes

Apart from the magical Snaefellsjokull glacier volcano, the Snaefellsnes National Park offers many hidden treasures - unique beaches of Djupalonssandur, Hellnar and Arnarstapi; caves, fascinating rock formations and lava fields; and the picturesque Kirkjufell mountain and waterfall.
Overnight in Reykjavik.

Optional add-ons:
Lava caving
Whale watching

Day 12 – Departure

Drive to KEF airport where you drop off your rental car before departure.
If time permits you can explore the lesser known gems of the fascinating Reykjanes peninsula including some colourful geothermal areas, remote beaches, bird cliffs and a bridge between the continents.
It is also possible to visit the world-famous Blue Lagoon.

Optional add-ons:
Blue Lagoon admission
ATV tour
Snorkelling in Lake Kleifarvatn 

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Notes:

The locations specified above are indicative. Since the exact itinerary is customised for your arrival and departure times, activities and tours you choose, and the pace of your trip; these might change.
We can of course also accommodate any preferences you have.

Here are some of the ways in which we can customise this trip:
- Add extra days to slow down the pace or enrich your itinerary with more time for activities or de-tours; there is enough to do for 3 weeks
- Cut a day or two from the itinerary to allow for reduced time or budget
- Create a themed itinerary with an emphasis on your favourite activity or interest f.e. adventure, geology, hiking, geothermal pools, birds & wildlife, cuisine, history & culture etc.
- If you want to explore more sights off the beaten path then we have a ton of great ideas!

Price for self-drive: 320,000 ISK per person on a twin-sharing basis in summer

Inclusions:
- 11-day station car rental (including CDW insurance, GPS, airport pick up and drop off, unlimited kilometres and emergency service)
- Digital map for each day
- 11-night two-star hotel accommodation (double or twin room with private bath and breakfast)
- Detailed day wise sightseeing itinerary
- One way ferry between the Westfjords and Snaefellsnes
- Contact person in Iceland

Price for private guided tour: Contact us with details of group size, language and requirements.

Notes:
For self-drive, the car rental is as per your preference and the season; in the off-season, we only provide a 4X4.
For private tours, we offer a variety of comfortable vehicles for different group sizes with a local guide.

We offer a wide variety of handpicked quality accommodations from star category hotels to guesthouses and apartments, all well rated and located so as to balance your daily driving time.

Our detailed itinerary is completely tailored to your specific interests. It will include comprehensive information on the must-see attractions and offbeat sights you will visit, a day-wise outline and directions on Google maps.

We can also include tours and activities of your choice, self-guided walks and hikes, and restaurant recommendations. Typically this requires adding extra time to the trip.

And of course, we are always available for questions or assistance during your trip.

Additional information for your Iceland trip will be sent to you after the booking. This will include details about weather and clothing, currencies and payments, electricity system, food and water, safety, contact info, and other useful tips.

Self-drive:
The minimum driver age for is 20 years for smaller cars and 25 years for jeeps. Drivers must bring an international driving licence or a local driving licence written in a Roman script. Winter driving experience is strongly recommended for off-season travel.