Details of the Ring Road
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Details of the Ring Road

17 days / 16 nights
Accommodation | Breakfast

Make the most of your time in Iceland and experience an amazing variety of places. You will see a vast area that includes Snaefellsnes and Tröllaskagi peninsula, powerful waterfalls, Lake Myvatn, the wonders of the East Fjords and South Coast as well as the famous Blue Lagoon on Reykjanes peninsula.

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€ 2.041

Including accommodation, breakfast, Wi-Fi and service charges and taxes.

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OVERVIEW

The main road around Iceland will bring the most worth seeing places within reach and enable you to experience the country in 17 days. The island is a natural wonder and filled with places of historical or cultural interest and the landscape is simply amazing.

   

 

Highlights

  • Snaefellsnes peninsula and Snæfellsnes glacier, lava fields and bird colonies
  • The scenic Whale fjord and the saga valley Borgarfjörður
  • Stunning sites of Tröllaskagi peninsula
  • Visit to Akureyri, the capital of the North
  • Waterfalls Goðafoss, Dettifoss and Hengifoss
  • Spend a whole day exploring East Iceland
  • Geysir hot spring area in Haukadalur and Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site
  • The largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and Skaftafell National Park
  • Reykjanes peninsula and the famous Blue Lagoon
  • Day 1: ARRIVAL IN ICELAND
    Arrival in Iceland. If time allows, go for a exploration walk around Reykjavík.
    Overnight in Reykjavík in one of our 3-star-hotels.

  • Day 2WHALE FJORD AND BORGARFJÖRÐUR
    Explore the scenic Whale fjord and the valley of Borgarfjörður with its waterfalls, hot springs and historic sites. Visit Europe´s most powerful hot spring Deildartunguhver.
    Spend two nights in one of our hotels in West Iceland.

  • Day 3: ICELAND IN A NUTSHELL ON SNÆFELLSNES PENINSULA
    Explore the Snæfellsnes peninsula with its snowcapped volcano Snæfellsnes, stunning coastline, lava fields and bird colonies. Take your time to explore the magnificent Snæfellsnes National Park. Visit the cozy town of Stykkishólmur from where boat tours around Breiðafjörður bay are available.

  • Day 4GLAUMBÆR TURF FARM
    Drive to Skagafjörður, the valley of horses and home of Glaumbær turf farm. Stop at the former volcano Grábrók, where you can hike up to the top and enjoy a magnificent view over the area. Overnight 4 nights in North Iceland in one of our hotels. 

  • Day 5: TRÖLLASKAGI PENINSULA
    Visit the small villages Siglufjörður and Hofsós on Tröllaskagi peninsula and get ready to be impressed by the surrounding mountains and deep valleys.

  • Day 6DAYBREAK AT HÚSAVÍK OR ASKJA VOLCANO
    Visit the small town of Husavík with its different museums and enjoy a whale watching tour originating from the harbour. Another option would be to join a guided daytour to the Askja volcano which will be an unforgettable adventure driving through the rough highland to this unique place.

  • Day 7HIKING IN THE MÝVATN REGION
    The unique landscape surrounding the Mývatn area makes it a perfect spot for hiking. What better way to relax after the hike than to enjoy the Mývatn natural baths. Also worth a visit are the pseudocrates at Skútustaðir and the enormous hot spring area of Námaskarð.

  • Day 8DETTIFOSS WATERFALL
    Drive around Tjörnes peninsula to visit the Ásbyrgi canyon and Europe’s most powerful waterfall, Dettifoss (mid June to August). Heading east, you should pass through a large wasteland area. Overnight 2 nights in Fosshotel Eastfjords or similar.

  • Day 9HALLORMSSTAÐUR AND HENGIFOSS
    Spend a whole day to discover East Iceland. Travel along the coastline of the lake Lagarfjlót. Stop in Hallormsstaðir, where Iceland’s largest forest is located. See the magnificent waterfall Hengifoss.

  • Day 10EAST FJORDS OF ICELAND
    Proceed further south. Enjoy your ride along the scenic East fjords. Stop in Höfn and enjoy the cozy atmosphere in this old fishing town. Overnight 3 nights in our hotels in Vatnajökull area.

  • Day 11VATNAJÖKULL NATIONAL PARK
    Enjoy the Vatnajökull glacier, with the glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón and the Skaftafell National Park. Take a trip on the cape Ingólfshöfði and watch the puffins. Stop at the farm Brunhóll for a delicious glacier ice cream.

  • Day 12VATNAJÖKULL GLACIER
    Use the whole day to enjoy the Vatnajökull area with the national park Skaftafell. Here you find nice well marked paths for a hike. Book an optional guided glacier hike trip. Or go ice climbing with one of the guides from Skaftafell National Park.

  • Day 13WONDERS ALONG THE SOUTH COAST
    Drive along the south coast and witness many natural wonders such as black lava beaches, waterfalls and glaciers. The folk museum in Skogar, which is close to the impressive Skogarfoss waterfall, is worth a visit. Overnight 2 nights in Fosshotel Hekla or similar.

  • Day 14VATNAJÖKULL GLACIER
    Use the whole day to enjoy the Vatnajökull area with the national park Skaftafell. Here you find nice well marked paths for a hike. Book an optional guided glacier hike trip. Or go ice climbing with one of the guides from Skaftafell National Park.

  • Day 15GEYSIR HOT SPRINGS AND GULLFOSS WATERFALL
    Take the so called Golden Circle tour and visit Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot spring area in Haukdalur and Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site. Head back to Reykavík where you will spend the next two nights in one of our 3-star-hotels.

  • Day 16: REYKJAVÍK AND THE BLUE LAGOON
    Continue your exploration of south Iceland on the Reykjanes Peninsula and stop at the famous Blue Lagoon. The geothermal areas Gunnuhver and Krýsuvík on the peninsula are well worth the visit as well as the picturesque Kleifarvatn lake. You don´t want to miss the chance to cross between the two continents of Europe and North America on the bridge between continents.

  • Day 17DEPART FOR HOME
    If not already experienced: Explore the Reykjanes Peninsula with a stop at the famous Blue Lagoon to relaxtion.

Tour rates for 16 nights Winter Season 01.10 - 30.04 Shoulder Season 01.05 - 04.06 01.09 - 30.09 Summer Season 05.06 - 31.08
Single Room 1945 EUR 2656 EUR 3303 EUR
Double Room 2260 EUR 3076 EUR 3828 EUR
Triple Room 3100 EUR 4021 EUR 4878 EUR

Reykjavík

Fosshotel Baron

Located in the heart of Reykjavík, near the seafront, just walking distance of shops and attractions

Fosshotel Lind

Centrally located in Reykjavík, near the city's main shopping area.

Fosshotel Rauðará

3-stars hotel in the center of Reykjavík, near Hlemmur Square and Klambratún city park. (Formerly Best Western Hotel Reykjavík)

Fosshotel Reykjavík

Fosshotel Reykjavík, the largest hotel in Iceland, is located within a short walking distance from downtown Reykjavík.

Grand Hótel Reykjavík

Grand Hotel Reykjavík is a four star superior hotel for business travelers, conference guests and tourists who demand excellent service and facilities.

Hotel Reykjavík Centrum

Hotel Reykjavík Centrum is a 4 star hotel, located on Aðalstræti, one of Reykjavík’s oldest streets, in a newly renovated building, the oldest part of which was built in 1764.

West Iceland

Fosshotel Hellnar

The mother of country hotels, under the mysterious Snæfellsjökull Glacier, one of earth´s seven energy centers and the gateway to the center of the earth.

Fosshotel Reykholt

Romantic country hotel in the legendary settings of Reykholt in Borgarfjörður

Fosshotel Stykkishólmur

A lovely hotel with stylish rooms on the mystical Snæfellsnes peninsula

North Iceland

Fosshotel Húsavík

A well-equipped hotel in the heart of Húsavík, within walking distance from the harbor.

Fosshotel Mývatn

The iconic natural beauty of Iceland’s Lake Mývatn is now the site of a new hotel, Fosshotel Mývatn, opened 1st July 2017

East Iceland

Fosshotel Eastfjords

Fosshotel Eastfjords, set in the small village of Fáskrúðsfjörður, is an area on the Iceland's east coast, renowned for magnificent nature and landscape.

South East Iceland

Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon

In harmony with nature, located next to the largest glacier in europe

Fosshotel Vatnajökull

Attractive hotel in the southeast of Iceland with a spellbinding view of the magnificant glacier

South Iceland

Fosshotel Hekla

Fosshotel Hekla, situated close to Mount Hekla in South Iceland, is surrounded by some of the country's most stunning sights including volcanoes Eyjafjallajökull and Fimmvörðuháls

Fosshotel Núpar

Comfortable and perfectly located hotel in one of Iceland's most glorious landscapes

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For any itinerary changes, feel free to contact us at selfdrive@islandshotel.is to get an offer for your special tour. Íslandshótel reserves the right to confirm a reversed itinerary and the right to change accommodation at short notice, depending on availability. Please note that this tour does not include a rental car.