Iceland Ring Road Express
May - Sept
7 Days / 6 Nights
May - Sept
7 Days / 6 Nights
Are you looking to experience more in less time? Than this tour is for you! This Ring Road Express Self Drive Tour is the fast track around Iceland, 1332 KM in only 7 days and includes many of Iceland’s top sights, hot springs, glaciers, waterfalls and black sandy beaches and so much more… This is the optimal tour for those who want to have long days and don’t mind long driving distances in our unique landscape using every extra daylight hour of the summer. Enjoy sightseeing from early morning to late at night.
When you arrive in Iceland at Keflavik Airport, your private driver and Deluxe Iceland representative will greet you at the arrival hall and take you to Reykjavik to pick-up your rental car and go through your trip itinerary in detail with you at your hotel. After settling in you will have the rest of the day to explore this northernmost capital city of the world with its abundance of museums, restaurants and bars to suit all tastes.
On this day you will drive the Golden Circle route, which includes one of Iceland’s most popular places and attractions. You will start with a stop at Þingvellir National Park, where you can learn about the world’s first parliament and enjoy a light hike through the park (Approx. drive 55 minutes). You will head to Geysir Geothermal Area to see the exploding geysers and the lively Strokkur which spouts water 30 metres (100 ft) into the air every few minutes. Afterwards you will visit Gullfoss Waterfall one of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls before your guide will take you to your hotel in South Iceland for the night.
On this day you will start by driving to Seljalandsfoss waterfall before heading to Skógafoss Waterfall. There you can take time to catch the perfect photo with this amazing waterfall and take 527 steps up to the observation platform above Skógafoss. Next you will stop at Reynisfjara black sand beach where you can see the jagged basalt rock formations of Reynisdrangar and Dyrhólaey. Visit the small town of Vík and enjoy the stunning views before heading further east to the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon where you will enjoy everything the lagoon has to offer.
On this day you will start to drive to the Eastfjords of Iceland. East Iceland is characterized by small villages, dramatic coastlines, narrow fjords, waterfalls and mountains. The nature is always close and the scenery is breathtaking. The first stop of the day will be at Vestrahorn, Vesturhorn or Stokksnes, these are all names for this same place. The Horn area is below Vestra-Horn, a 454-meter-high mountain. It is an interesting geological site composed of un-stratified plutonic rock, mostly gabbro but with some granophyre. East of the mountain is a strange-shaped outcrop called Brunnhorn that stretches out to sea. You will also visit the remote Viking village there. In reality, it is a film set for an Icelandic movie that was never filmed. Meanwhile it remains open to the public.
On the way to Lake Mývatn you will make a stop at Djúpivogur. You might not recognize the name of this place but this is one of the most photographed spots in the region. By the harbour in this lovely little village, you will find a bay called Merry bay. In that bay you will find a distinctive outdoor artwork hidden away from sight. The outside artwork consists of 34 huge granite eggs which represent the eggs of each of the nesting birds in this area. Next you will visit Petra’s Stone Mineral Collection Stöðvarfjörður before heading to Fosshotel Mývatn for the night.
On this day you will start with visiting the amazing Goðafoss waterfall before heading to Akureyri where you will get to experience the capital of the North! Walk up to the beautiful and charming Church of Akureyri and admire the stunning view over the bay area.
After enjoying everything that Akureyri has to offer, start to drive towards Reykjholt area where you will spend the night. The drive is about 317 KM and you will stop at Glanni Waterfall on the way and have a nice lunch at Varmahlid.
Start the day by visiting Hraunfossar Waterfalls and afterwards soak in geothermal waters at Krauma where you will have a nice lunch and visit Deildartunguhver the largest hot spring in Europe. On your way back to Reykjavik you will enjoy stunning views of the Hvalfjordur bay and surrounding area.
On your last day in Iceland head to relax at the Blue Lagoon before your departure. Where you will have premium access to the Blue Lagoon to soak in geothermal waters in one of the wonders of the world. Afterwards you will drop your rental car off at Keflavik Airport and check in for your flight.
- Luxury 4x4 Rental Vehicle with Wifi (7 days)
- Unlimited mileage & CDW Insurance
- Premium Ticket to the Blue Lagoon
- Map of Iceland and detailed personal itinerary
- Private arrival transfer & meeting with Deluxe Iceland representative
- Six nights at Four/Three star Hotel (Double Rooms with breakfast)
- Lunches and dinners
- International Flights
Here’s a map overview for this tour.