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

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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. Here is a 12 day / 11 night sample itinerary to give you a general idea of our All Iceland Road Trip starting from Keflavik: The locations specified in the stages 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!

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

Emanuela
Trip offered by Emanuela Spoken languages: Italian, English, Spanish Travel expert in Iceland

Trip summary

  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Departure Keflavik
  • End Keflavik
  • Countries
    • Iceland
  • City
    • Gullfoss
    • Vík
    • Egilsstaðir
    • Husavik
    • Siglufjörður
    • Drangsnes
    • Isafjordur
    • Patreksfjörður
    • Stykkishólmur
    • Reykjavik
    • Keflavik
  • Theme Car and motorcycle self drive
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Not Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Arrival & Golden Circle
    Day 1

    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

    Visited places:
    • Keflavik
    • Gullfoss
  • 2
    South Coast waterfalls, Eykjafjallajokull & Reynisfjara
    Day 2

    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

    Visited places:
    • Gullfoss
    • Vík
  • 3
    Vik & Vatnajokull
    Day 3

    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

    Visited places:
    • Vík
  • 4
    The Eastfjords
    Day 4

    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.

    Visited places:
    • Egilsstaðir
  • 5
    Lake Myvatn & Dettifoss
    Day 5

    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

    Visited places:
    • Egilsstaðir
    • Husavik
  • 6
    Asbyrgi, Godafoss & Trollaskagi
    Day 6

    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

    Visited places:
    • Husavik
    • Siglufjörður
  • 7
    North West Iceland & Strandir
    Day 7

    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

    Visited places:
    • Siglufjörður
    • Drangsnes
  • 8
    Isafjordur Bay & Isafjordur
    Day 8

    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

    Visited places:
    • Drangsnes
    • Isafjordur
  • 9
    The Westfjords & Dynjandi
    Day 9

    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

    Visited places:
    • Isafjordur
    • Patreksfjörður
  • 10
    The Westfjords & Dynjandi
    Day 10

    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

    Visited places:
    • Patreksfjörður
    • Stykkishólmur
  • 11
    Snaefellsnes
    Day 11

    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

    Visited places:
    • Stykkishólmur
    • Reykjavik
  • 12
    Departure
    Day 12

    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

    Visited places:
    • Reykjavik
    • Keflavik
  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • 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.

    Price does not include
    • Optional tour and activities of your choice
    • Additional meals: Lunch and dinner
    • Additional insurance: SCDW, Gravel, Sand & Ash
    • WiFi device
    • Baby car seats
    • Flights
    • Tips
    • Everything not stated in the "Inclusions" section 

    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.

    Preparation:

     

    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.