Waterfall of the gods at sunset in Iceland

Road Trip of a Lifetime: Driving Itinerary Through Iceland

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Countries Visited

Iceland

Places Visited

Reykjavik, Vik, Skaftafell, Egilsstadir...

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Suggested Duration

12 Days

Your chariot awaits, eager to take you on a customizable Iceland itinerary. Take in the glaciers that cling to volcanic summits as puffins build their nests in the black soil of basalt cliffs. The mist from waterfalls will cast rainbows through the air as hidden hot springs and rhyolite mountains shimmer with radiant colors. From whale watching off the northern coast to traipsing across secluded ice caps, discover the epic sagas of Viking culture as you stroll alongside lava pillars as your adventurous...

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Trip Highlights

  • Relish the freedom as you travel the remarkable landscape around Iceland at your preferred pace
  • Follow your guide on an unforgettable walking tour over the ice caps of Skaftafell Glacier
  • Discover the stunning black basalt pillars near Vik and find a cave located behind the graceful veil of water from Seljalandsfoss
  • Witness the marvels of the lava pillars and majestic caves shaped by ancient volcanic eruptions as you explore the Myvatn region
  • Search the waters around Husavik for mink, humpback, and blue whales on a half-day tour of the bay
  • Enjoy a horseback riding excursion along soft the sands and gorgeous prairies of Snaefellsnes Peninsula in view of Snaefellsjokull glacier
  • Visit the meeting place of the world’s first documented parliament located inside Thingvellir National Park
  • Traverse the pristine waters of Jokulsarlon Lagoon on a zodiac boat to touch ancient icebergs and enjoy a panorama of the nearby glacier
  • Marvel at the turquoise hues of Iceland’s second deepest lake at Oskjuvatn before finding a hidden natural thermal spring at the base of the highlands
  • Indulge in the soothing, heated waters of the Blue Lagoon, renowned for the mineral rich soil and relaxing ambiance 

Detailed Description

Follow the Nordic road during your 12-day driving tour of Iceland. Enjoy the freedom of your car as you explore the grandeur of the natural scenery that spans lava fields and volcanic peaks, crater lakes and shimmering streams. The excitement will begin with your arrival at Keflavik Airport, and your private transfer will greet you at customs and escort you to the Blue Lagoon for an introduction into the soothing hot spring culture of the island. After enjoying the refreshing steam and heat of the lagoon, you will continue by private transfer to Reykjavik to settle into the comforts of your luxury hotel with the remainder of the day is at your leisure to relax in Iceland’s capital city.

Wake the next morning to set out on the streets of Reykjavik with your guide for a private half-day tour of the city’s landmarks. Traverse the Hallgrimskirkja Church and the old city, and then visit the stunning museums and trek to the summit of Mount Esja for a panoramic view. The next day, you will pick up your car rental within Reykjavik and set out along the Ring Road en route to the town of Vik. Stop to view the Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls and enjoy the natural arch inside the Dyrholaey promontory. Walk along the black sand beach and basalt pillars before relaxing in the comforts of your charming hotel.

Venture the next day to see the rhyolite mountains at Landmannalaugar before traipsing along the ice of the Skaftafell Glacier during a private walking the next day of your journey. Touch your fingers to ancient icebergs before following the trails through Vatnajokull National Park. Stop in the towns of Djupivogur and Stodvarfjordur. Pass Hengifoss Waterfall before reaching the town of Egilsstadir, and then travel inland the following day to view the deepest lake in Iceland at Oskjuvatn. Explore the highlands of Herdubreidarlindir to find a hidden hot spring before continuing to Lake Myvatn.

The next day will be yours to discover the marvels around Lake Myvatn. View lava formations at Dimmuborgir and the pseudo craters at Skutustadir. Follow the roads through Jokulsargljufur National Park the next day to find Asbyrgi Canyon before reaching Dettifoss and Hafragilsfoss waterfalls. Pass through Tjornes village before reaching the town of Husavik that looks over a pristine bay. Relish a half-day whale watching tour the next day, and then visit the Hvitserkur monolith and search for stunning avifauna. Visit the general stores and Trade Museum en route to Blonduos.

Wander through the majestic landscape of Snaefellsnes Peninsula on a horseback riding tour the next morning, and then revel in the panoramic views of the coastline and of the ice caps found along the Snaefellsjokull glacier. In the evening, you can stop in the historical town of Reykholt by way of Budir hamlet. The following day, explore the history of Iceland through the 13th-century saga of Snorri Sturluson. Find Hraunfossar and Barnafoss before traversing the historical landscape of Thingvellir National Park. Conclude as you travel back to Keflavik Airport to return your car and catch your flight home. 

Starting Price

$4,195 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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