Iceland Self-Drive Ring Road Adventure 7D/6N

From Reykjavik, Iceland to Reykjavik, Iceland

Visiting: Borgarnes, Akureyri, Egilsstadir, Hofn, Vik or Hvolsvollur, Reykjavik


Tour Operator: bamba Travel

Physical rating: Easy


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Tour Overview

Take a once-in-a-lifetime road trip around Iceland’s entire Ring Road highway, passing through unforgettable and otherworldly landscapes and natural wonders.

Highlights

  • iconDrive your own car, stopping whenever you want
  • iconSee landscapes and landmarks that will take your breath away
  • iconRoad trip around the entire beautiful country of Iceland

Places You'll See

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Itinerary

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icon Day 1: Borgarfjordur - Borgarnes, Iceland

Location: Borgarnes

Arrival and West Iceland
Arrive and pick up your rental car. Explore some of the interesting sights in West Iceland such as the spectacular lava fields and mountains of Borgarfjordur. You'll spend the night in Borgarnes. Please note that you must be a minimum of 20 years old to take this tour, and have a valid driving license and a credit cart for the car rental.
Optional places to visit:
- The Settlement Centre at Borgarnes
- Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls
- The village of Reykholt
- Glymur waterfall hiking

icon Day 2: Borgarnes - Akureyri, Iceland

Location: Akureyri

Akureyri and Trollaskagi
Drive through the pleasant mountain landscapes of the North West. Today, you'll visit Akureyri downtown, Akureyrarkirkja and the botanical gardens. Spend the night in the cool capital of the north, Akureyri. Overnight in Akureyri.
Optional places to visit:
- Whale watching tour
- Horse-riding tour
- River rafting
- Brewery tour

icon Day 3: Akureyri - Egilsstadir, Iceland

Location: Egilsstadir

Lake Myvatn and the Waterfalls of the North
Discover the fascinating sights around the Lake Myvatn - volcanic craters, bubbling geothermal activity, rock formations and more! We'll visit the Godafoss waterfall and the Hverir geothermal area. Take a detour to the powerful Dettifoss waterfall on your way to the East and also see the Jokulsargljufur glacial canyon. Other highlights include the lava rock formations at Dimmuborgir, the Skutustadagigar pseudocraters and the Grjotagja cave. Overnight in Egilsstadir.
Optional places to visit:
-Studlagil canyon
-Viti crater and Leirhnjukur geothermal area
-Optional add-ons:
-Myvatn Nature Baths

icon Day 4: Egilsstadir - Hofn, Iceland

Location: Hofn

The Eastfjords
Follow the coastal route through the peaceful Eastfjords with options for detours to some of the more charming fishing villages, scenic fjords or a drive around the mystical Lake Lagarfljot. Overnight in Hofn.
Optional places to visit:
-Seydisfjordur
-Lake Lagarfljot

icon Day 5: Hofn - Vik or Hvolsvollur, Iceland

Location: Vik or Hvolsvollur

Explore the South Coast
The scenic south coast is home to many of Iceland's most famous attractions and some offbeat ones. Visit beautiful glaciers lagoons, waterfalls, black sand beaches and dramatic cliffs with views of world-famous glacier-volcanoes along the way. Highlights will include Skaftafell nature reserve with Svartifoss waterfall, the Fjadrargljufur canyon, the Jokulsarlon and Fjallsarlon glacier lagoons, the famous waterfall duo of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss, the Reynisfjara black sand beach and basalt columns, and Dyrholaey arch. Overnight in Vik or Hvolsvollur.
Optional places to visit:
-Glacier hike / Ice climbing
- Glacier lagoon boat tour
- Glacier lagoon kayaking
- Ice cave tour
- Black sand beach ATV safari

icon Day 6: Vik or Hvolsvollur - Reykjavik, Iceland

Location: Reykjavik

Golden Circle
Drive to the Golden Circle, and see the three famous sights - Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir. Explore the Geysir geothermal area with Strokkur which erupts every 8-10 minutes. Marvel at Gullfoss, the golden falls, and explore Thingvellir National Park with the rift valley between the tectonic plates. There are also several options for activities and lesser-visited gems in this area. Overnight in Reykjavik.
Optional add-ons:
- Snorkelling between the tectonic plates in Silfra
- Snowmobiling on Langjokull
- Secret Lagoon geothermal baths

icon Day 7: Reykjavik, Iceland

Location: Reykjavik

Reykjavik or Reykjanes
A flexible day to spend time getting to know the capital of Reykjavik or the wonders of the Reykjanes peninsula before your departure. Highlights today include seeing Reykjavik old harbour, Harpa Concert Hall, Solfar sculpture, Hallgrimskirkja church, and Laugavegur.
Optional places to visit:
-The lava fields, geothermal areas, remote beaches, bird cliffs and colourful lakes of the Reykjanes peninsula
-The Bridge between the Continents
Optional add-ons:
- Reykjavik food walk
- Lava ATV safari
- Blue Lagoon geothermal spa
- Inside the Volcano tour

What's Included

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    Extras

    Driving plan and contact person

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    Accommodation

    6N in hostel or 3-star hotel

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    Guides

    This is a self-guided tour

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    Experiences

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    Activities

    Detailed day wise sightseeing itinerary tailored to your interests and preferences.

What's Not Included

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    Driver or guide

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