Tour the island by car for a truly spectacular experience. These eight days of adventure will show you the natural beauty and authenticity of this island through this round-the-island tour. You’ll be visiting Reykjavik, the Golden Circle, and Akureyri, capital of Northern Iceland. The trip will also take you to the glacier lagoon of Jokulsarlon, Lake Myvatn, geysers and waterfalls. This is nature and adventure in all its greatness and glory.
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Day 1 - Arrival in Reykjavik
- Pick up your car at the international airport in Keflavík before driving through the lunar landscape of the Reykjanes peninsula to your accommodation in downtown Reykjavík.
- After settling in at your hotel in Reykjavík, make the most of your proximity to the vibrant city centre, and discover the multitude of museums, galleries, restaurants, and bars on offer. Spend your first night in this beautiful, quirky city.
- Overnight in Reykjavik
Day 2 - Golden Circle and South Coast
- Visit some of the best-known natural phenomena in Iceland via the sightseeing route known as the Golden Circle.
- The first stop is Þingvellir National Park. Here, you can walk along the rift valley of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, all the while exploring an area which plays a huge role in Iceland's heritage.
- In this beautiful park, you can opt for a snorkelling tour into the Silfra fissure, a crystal-clear ravine of incredible underwater vistas that runs between the Eurasian and North-American tectonic plates.
- Just a few kilometres away is Iceland's most popular attraction, the mighty waterfall of Gullfoss. A pathway takes you to the water's edge, where you can get a real sense of the incredible power of these enormous falls.
- Another popular sight of the area is the volcanic crater Kerið, which is well worth a visit before continuing to the South Coast.
- Along the coast near the village Vík, take a slight detour to stop and admire the black volcanic beach Reynisfjara, the dramatic Dyrhólaey rock arch and the eerie Reynisdrangar sea stacks.
- Overnight in Vík.
Day 3 - Skaftafell Glaciers - Diamond Beach
- Get ready to head to the beautiful Skaftafell Nature Reserve within the greater Vatnajökull National Park.
- In Skaftafell, you can spend your time taking in the many stunning sights and exciting activities that are available.
- Continuing your road trip, you'll find yourself by one of Iceland’s most famous and dazzling attractions, the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Here, you can embark on an optional cruise on the water, bringing your closer to serene floating icebergs of all shapes and sizes, onboard either an amphibious boat or a zippy zodiac.
- Then, drive a little further ahead, and spend the night in the charming town of Höfn.
Day 4 - The Eastern Fjords
- The driving on day four will take you on a rollercoaster ride around the rolling hills and seemingly countless fjords of Iceland's eastern coastline. Each fjord seems to have its own soul and spirit, as each promises to take your breath away.
- The great Vatnajökull glacier lies to the west, visible when you cross over the high mountain ridges as you make your way north. The many idyllic fishing villages en route make for perfect little rest stops.
- Overnight in the 'eastern capital', Egilsstaðir
Day 5 - A Day at Lake Myvatn
- Head north to the renowned Lake Mývatn. It is highly recommended to take a drive through the Jökulsárgljúfur part of Vatnajökull National Park on the way, visiting the incredible Ásbyrgi canyon, and Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe.
- You can join a whale watching tour at the nearby village of Húsavík.
- Later on, take a dip in the soothing geothermal waters of the Mývatn Nature Baths―the perfect way to relax after a full day of sightseeing. Afterwards, continue to the charming 'capital of the north', Akureyri, where you will spend the night.
Day 6 - Godafoss Falls - Trollaskagi Peninsula
- Spend the morning enjoying Akureyri, a charismatic town hosting plenty of unique shops and museums.
- Once you have made the most of the town, set out to explore the Tröllaskagi peninsula, home to Iceland's tallest mountains outside the central Highlands.
- Continuing towards Skagafjörður, a valley known for its abundance of Icelandic horses, you will pass through the beautiful mountainous area of Tröllaskagi, the old herring-fishing village of Siglufjörður, and Hofsós, where you can enjoy the gorgeous scenery while you relax in the town’s geothermal infinity pool.
- Overnight in Blönduós.
Day 7 - Landscapes of the Ring Road
- Explore West Iceland with its diverse attractions, including the Icelandic Settlement Centre in Borgarnes and the Deildartunguhver , the hot spring with the highest flow in Europe. Further along, be sure to visit the captivating Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls.
- If you have the time, you can also opt for an exciting caving tour at the Víðgelmir lava tubes, or adventure into the incredible, man-made Langjökull ice tunnels. You can even take an 'into the volcano' tour, where you descend into the colourful magma chamber of Þríhnúkagígur.
- On your way back to Reykjavík, take a short break at Fossatún, a waterfall said to be guarded by a troll woman named Drífa, before spending your last night in the capital.
- Overnight in Reykjavik.
Day 8 – Reykjavik – The blue Lagoon.
- One last fantastic Icelandic experience―a revitalizing visit to the world-famous Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, the geothermal water is rich in minerals, giving it a turquoise glow, as well as many reputed health properties for your skin and soul.
- Afternoon, visit of the town to do some shopping.
- Overnight in Reykjavik.
Day 9 – Reykjavik – London – Beirut
- Drop off your car at Keflavík airport in time for your departure
- Airline ticket BEY/LON/REK/LON/BEY
- Enjoy a stay in a charming 3 or 4 star boutique hotels
- Rent a car for 9 days