Embrace the independence of traveling solo to discover the connection between Iceland’s culture and its landscape. Travel along the Ring Road for an exceptional experience of the essential sites that have witnessed history and inspired legend. Hot springs bubble with naturally heated water as lakes and rivers fill chasms created by visible tectonic plates. Basalt rocks shape cliffs and resemble church tiles, and waterfalls careen into splash pools as elves hide in lava formations that resemble...
Vatnsnes – Arrive in Iceland and Begin a Scenic Drive along the Ring Road
Your flight will land at Keflavik International Airport, and you will feel the excitement pulse through you. In the summer and spring, lush grass surrounds the airport and spreads to the shore. In the fall, autumn leaves dangle from the trees. In winter, a fresh sheet of snow blankets the countryside. Your private transfer will meet you at baggage claim, and you will quickly begin your exploration of the unique, inspiring landscape in the Island’s remote position in the world. You will meet other like-minded travelers in the group, eager to discover the beauty of Iceland’s nature and immerse themselves in the culture. Your drive will go along Road No. 1, known as the famous Ring Road, and venture north past the small town of Mosfellsbaer.
The greenery stretches along Leirvogur Cove, which shapes part of Kollafjordur Fjord. You will continue until you reach Hvalfjordur. During World War II, British and American navies docked at one of the piers. Your introduction to the landscape is as majestic as you had hoped, filled with reflective water that laps at the shores, steep canyon walls that rise above the plain, and Iceland’s tallest waterfall, Glymur, as it cascades from nearly 690 feet above the ground. You will stop at Hraunfossar, known for the Lava Falls and a stunning display of clear and cold subterranean springs that seeps through the lava and tumble over the little rapids into the Hvita River. Instead of the thundering falls, you will find gentle streams that trickle into the turquoise water as it emerges from moss-covered lava field.
Akureyri – Explore Gorges in Search of Waterfalls, and Experience Culture
Adaldalur – Discover the Landscape of Myvatn en route to Adaldalur
Reydarfjordur – Visit Husavik Town, Asbyrgi Valley, and Local Farms
Hofn – Traverse Fjords and Fishing Villages to See Vatnajokull Glacier
Vik – Explore Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon and Skaftafell National Park
Reykjavik – Relish the South Coast and Golden Circle en route to Reykjavik