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7-Day The Ring Road of Iceland Self-Drive Tour from Reykjavik

Tour Code: 500-5707
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Daily (May. - Oct.)
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Reykjavik, Iceland
7 Days 6 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Golden Circle (Geysir, Gullfoss, Strokkur), Myvatn (Dimmuborgir, Namaskard), Selfoss (Seljalandsfoss), Thingvellir National Park, Vik (Skogafoss).

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Activity Option 1Surcharge Date / Date Range AdultChild
Glacier Lagoon Amphibian Boat Tour - Surcharge Year round $48.75$48.75
Glacier Lagoon Zodiac Boat Tour - Surcharge Year round $83.81$83.81
Glacier Hiking in Skaftafell - Surcharge Year round $84.66$84.66
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Snorkeling in Silfra - 16 years old and above - Surcharge Year round $136.75$136.75
Snowmobiling on Langjokull - Surcharge Year round $213.71$213.71
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Blue Lagoon Comfort Entrance - Surcharge Year round $59.78$59.78
Blue Lagoon Premium Entrance - Surcharge Year round $85.43$85.43
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    Add-on OptionSurcharge Date / Date Range AdultChild
    Blue Lagoon Comfort Entrance - Surcharge Year round $59.78$59.78
    Blue Lagoon Premium Entrance - Surcharge Year round $85.43$85.43
    Activity OptionsSurcharge Date / Date Range AdultChild
    Glacier Lagoon Amphibian Boat Tour - Surcharge Year round $48.75$48.75
    Glacier Lagoon Zodiac Boat Tour - Surcharge Year round $83.81$83.81
    Glacier Hiking in Skaftafell - Surcharge Year round $84.66$84.66
    Snorkeling in Silfra - 16 years old and above - Surcharge Year round $136.75$136.75
    Snowmobiling on Langjokull - Surcharge Year round $213.71$213.71
    • price is shown as per person if 4 travelers
    • Child under 6 free of charge.
    Day 1


    These self-driving tours begin either in Reykjavik or the Keflavik International Airport. After guests arrive at the airport, they will pick up their car and drive to the hotel. Then, they will have the rest of the day free at their own leisure to explore Reykjavik. Those who arrive early can pay a visit to the world-famous Blue Lagoon.
    Standard Hotel: 3 stars hotel in Reykjavik
    Day 2

    Reykjavķk - Borgarnes - Reykholt - Akureyri (403 km)

    Today, we will drive from Reykjavik to Akureyri in the north. On the way, we will stop in Borgarnes to get ice cream and take a short hike up Grabrok, where we will be able to see the beautiful landscapes across the Borgarfjordur area. We can also take a detour and head to the historical site of Reykholt, the hot spring of Deildartunguhver and the waterfalls of Hraunfossar. A further option would be to visit the tall Hvitserkur rock, near Hvammstangi. The drive from Reykjavik to Akureyri takes around 4.5 hours in total.
    • Borgarnes, ICELAND

      Borgarnes is a town located 60 kilometers north of Reykjavik along the shore of Borgarfjorour municipality in Iceland. Popular tourist attractions include the Settlement Center (a twin museum exhibition), Bruouheimar (a unique center for puppet arts), Bjossarolo Park, and more.
    • Reykholt, ICELAND

      A village in the Western Region of Iceland, Reykholt has a rich history and was once the intellectual center of Iceland. Today, archaeologists continue to find medieval remains, scientists conduct research on the aurora borealis, and tourists enjoy attractions like the Hraunfossar waterfalls and nearby Deildartunguhver hot springs.


      Deildartunguhver is a hot spring and popular tourist attraction near Reykholt, Iceland. On average, water from the spring emerges at 97 °C (206 °F) and some of the water is used to for heating in surrounding towns.
    Standard Hotel: Akureyri 3-star hotel
    Day 3

    Akureyri - Lake Myvatn - Egilsstaoir (265 km)

    From Akureyri, we will head east towards the area of Lake Myvatn, where we will see the gorgeous Godafoss waterfall. We will also check out the Nįmaskarš and the stunning Dimmuborgir. Be sure to save time for the 2 hour drive to Egilsstašir, where we will spend the night. We can take a detour at the Dettifoss waterfall on the way.
    • Myvatn, ICELAND

      This lake in northern Iceland is situated in an area of volcanic activity. The landscape is dominated by volcanic formations, and even the lake itself was formed from an eruption over 2,300 years ago.


      If you didn't know any better, you would think that this area of volcanic and geothermal activity in northern Iceland was actually Mars! Travelers, be wary: though the landscape is fascinating, the sulfuric stench is pungent!


      This large area is loaded with fascinating volcanic formations. The name Dimmuborgir means "dark fortresses," a reference to the ominous citadel-like shape of these structures. The area is one of Iceland's most popular natural attractions.
    Standard Hotel: Egilsstašir 3-star hotel
    Day 4

    Egilsstašir - Jökulsįrlón (158 km)

    Near Egilsstašir, we can explore Hallormsstašaskógur before driving south towards the Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon. We will also be able to visit nearby Diamond Beach. We wills spend our night in the area.
    • Jokulsarlon, ICELAND

      A large glacial lake in southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajokull National Park. Situated at the head of the Breioamerkurjokull glacier, it developed into a lake after the glacier started receding from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.
    Standard Hotel: Jökulsįrlón and Höfn 3-star hotel
    Day 5

    Jokulsarlon -Vatnajokull National Park - Vik - Selfoss - Hvolsvollur (316 km)

    We can return to the glacial lagoon to take an optional boat ride. After that, we will continue to the Skaftafell Nature Reserve, where we can take a glacier hike. Then, we will continue along the south coast of Iceland, making interesting stops on the way, including the wreckage of an old bridge, the town of Kirkjubaejarklaustur and Fjašrįrgljśfur canyon. When we reach Vik, we will view the Renisdrangar rocks and the gorgeous Dyrholaey cliff. Lastly, we will be able to explore Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss before settling down in a local town for the evening.
    • Vatnajokull National Park, ICELAND


      A preservation area in southeast Iceland. It used to be a manor farm and a national park, but has been a part of Vatnajökull National Park since its establishment in 2008.
    • Vik, ICELAND


      This waterfall in Iceland lies along the Skoga River where it once drained into the sea. The cliff at the top of the waterfall marks where the old coastline of Iceland was.
    • Selfoss, ICELAND


      This waterfall in Iceland is situated between the town of Selfoss and another waterfall, Skogafoss. At a height of 200 feet, it marks where the coastline of Iceland once was thousands of years ago.
    Standard Hotel: Hvolsvöllur 3-star hotel
    Day 6

    Golden Circle - Thingvellir National Park - Reykjavik (192 km)

    Today, we will be able to explore a dazzling ice cave that is part of the Myrdalsjokull glacier or we can begin our journey along the Golden Circle. Later, we will reach Gullfoss and we can embark on a snowmobiling tour. After a short drive, we will come to Geysir. We will wrap up the Golden Circle with a visit to Thingvellir National Park. Once we are done, we will make the drive back to Reykjavik, where we will spend the night.
    • Golden Circle, ICELAND

      Iceland's Golden Circle is the country's most popular tourist route, featuring several of the top geological formations in the country, such as the geysers of Strokkur and Geysir, as well as the Gullfoss waterfall.


      This waterfall in southwest Iceland is one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. It is a multi-tiered waterfall, which all empties into a crevice 32 meters deep.


      Considered the first geyser discovered by modern Europeans, the eruptions of Geysir can send boiling water up to 70 meters in the air. Only 50 meters away is Strokkur, another famous Icelandic geyser.


      Merely a stone's throw from it's sibling, Geysir, Strokkur is a fountain geyser near the Hvita River. It erupts every 8-10 minues, averaging about 15-20 meters high each time.
    • Thingvellir National Park, ICELAND

      Thingvellir National Park is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most popular tourist destination in Iceland. Thingvellir has unusual tectonic and volcanic geological features and visitors can enjoy a wide array of activities including camping, hiking, and scuba diving.
    Standard Hotel: Reykjavķk 3-star hotel
    Day 7


    Today, guests will drive to the airport to drop their cars off and board their departure flights. If their flight is in the late afternoon or evening, they can exploer for a little while before heading to the airport. They can see Hallskrimskirkja, Ellidarardalur Park, Grotta Lighthouse, the Blue Lagoon and more.
    • Departure & Return

    • Self-drive tours begin either in Reykjavķk City or at Keflavik International Airport.
    • Departure time is flexible.
    • Price Includes

    • 6 nights hotel accommodation with private baths and breakfasts
    • Vehicle (VW Polo or similar)
    • CDW, SCDW and gravel protection insurance for vehicle
    • Hands-on travel agent to oversee your itinerary
    • GPS system
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    • Additional Note

    • Thing to bring: warm clothes, good hiking boots, valid driver's license along with a one-year long on-road experience.
    • The Icelandic weather can be very unpredictable. Please bring appropriate clothing.
    • Please be aware that your itinerary may be rearranged to better fit with your arrival date and time.
    • Transportation Option:
      Budget: A small 2WD vehicle fit for basic travelling in everyday conditions, such as VW Polo, Toyota Yaris or similar. This vehicle does not have highland capabilities.
      Comfort: A medium sized jeep or SUV with 4WD (4x4) fit for most travel, and good for snow and off-asphalt travel, such as Toyota Rav4 or similar. This vehicle has basic highland capabilities.
      Luxury: A large sized jeep with 4WD (4x4) such as Toyota Land Cruiser or similar, fit for nearly all traveling. This vehicle has full highland capabilities to drive on accessible mountain roads.
    • It can happen, in the case of extreme weather, that an activity is cancelled. If your chosen activity is cancelled, we will assist you with rearranging or booking other activities when possible, and any potential price difference will be refunded to you.
    • Don't forget to bring you swimsuit and camera.
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    • Your ticket(s) will be confirmed at the time of booking. Please allow up to 8 hours to receive the confirmation. Your booking will be processed as soon as possible.


    • Complete operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, is included on your e-ticket. You must print the e-tickets and take them along on your trip; they are your proof of purchase.

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    Cancellation Policy:
    • You can cancel your multi day tour up to 7 days before departure and receive an 85% refund. The 15% service fee is to cover our cost of planning and arrangement. You can not cancel any individual services within a package within 7 days before departure.
    • You can cancel your car rental reservation up to 24 hours before departure and receive a full refund.
    • If we cancel your tour due to weather conditions or any other circumstances you will always receive a full refund. If a volcanic eruption stops you from getting to Iceland you will also receive a full refund on tours.

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