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Unique Experiences Along the Ring Road  


Iceland may seem like a small island country, but it’s surprisingly expansive and impressively jam-packed with extraordinary landscapes and experiences. There’s so much to see and do, so we’ve curated an inspiring 11-day itinerary that navigates you along the famous Ring Road at a leisurely pace and allows time to enjoy one-of-a-kind touches. You’ll have the chance to admire all the best sights and attractions—from towering waterfalls and massive glaciers to black sand beaches and striking fjords—all while taking it slow and stopping for fun, unique adventures along the way. Travelers will have the opportunity to taste beers at a local brewery, walk on and sail around glaciers, float around in relaxing hot spring pools, and so much more. Plus, this trip would not be complete without authentic accommodations, in-depth looks into the history and culture, and plenty of traditional and homemade meals throughout the journey. You can also adjust the length of your trip to create an even more customized itinerary. 

Day-by-Day Highlights 

– Day 1 –
Welcome to Iceland and Reykjavik
  • Discover and tour Reykjavik’s fantastic sights, museums, shops, cozy cafes, and restaurants

  • Delight in an in-home welcome dinner and savor a homemade meal—eaten the way the locals do—over conversation about food and culture

– Day 2 –
The Golden Circle and Cave Stories
  • Witness a spouting geyser, visit the majestic Gullfoss waterfall, and traverse the intricate landscape of Thingvellir National Park

  • Stop for a delicious lunch in a greenhouse!

  • Explore historic caves and hear the secret story of Iceland’s settlement

– Day 3 –
The South Coast and Lava Show
  • Admire and walk behind the Seljalands Waterfall, view Skogafoss Waterfall and its scenic surroundings, stroll along Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, and discover Dyrholaey Promontory

  • Feel the heat from real flowing lava in a live lava show!

– Day 4 –
Vatnajokull National Park –
Europe’s Largest National Park
  • Sail or kayak among the massive floating icebergs at the Glacier Lagoon

  • Take a trek on a glacier tongue in Skaftafell National Park

– Day 5 –
The Eastfjords and Peaceful Nature
  • Visit a former private home featuring an amazing stone collection

  • Unwind in Iceland’s only geothermal floating hot spring pool

  • Immerse yourself in the spirit of the past and visit an authentic hideaway, located right by the edge of Northern Europe’s largest wilderness.

– Day 6 –
Excursions in the Wilderness
  • Go hiking or horseback riding, and enjoy amazing on-site exhibitions and tasty local cuisine

– Day 7 –
Enjoy a Local Feeling at Lake Myvatn
  • Explore the highlights of the beautiful Lake Myvatn area

  • Visit a local farm smokehouse and taste the delicacies right out of the hands of the farmer

  • Experience a “geothermal bakery” and taste “Geysir Bread” baked in the steaming grounds

  • Savor a farm-to-table meal at a local farm restaurant.

  • Add more wellness to your trip with a soothing dip in the Myvatn Nature Baths

– Day 8 –
The Diamond Circle, Sea Bath, and Local Beer
  • Discover awe-inspiring surroundings around Myvatn and amazing sites such as Asbyrgi and Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe

  • Visit the coastal town of Husavik

  • Bathe in a geothermal sea bath with views of the mountains and the Arctic Circle out on the horizon

  • Sip on beers during a tasting at a local micro-brewery

– Day 9 –
Glimpse of the North
  • See the mighty Godafoss waterfall and an old turf-roofed Folk Museum

  • Wander through Akureyri, the unofficial capital town of North Iceland

  • Head to an Icelandic horse farm to learn about the friendly “Viking-horse”

– Day 10 –
Return to Reykjavik Through Historic Borgarfjordur
  • Visit Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in Europe

  • Admire the wonderful and unusual natural phenomena of the
    Hraunfossar waterfalls

  • Arrive in Reykjavik for a cheerful farewell dinner in the evening

– Day 11 –
Unwind and Depart
  • Take a trip to the Blue Lagoon to relax in the famous hot springs before heading to the airport for your departure




Please note this is a sample itinerary and it can be adjusted to your specifications.

The price is dependent on:
  • The number of people traveling together or if you are traveling alone

  • The accommodation you require and the number of rooms you need

  • The duration of your trip

  • The travel season

  • Any activities or extra services to your booking

  • Travel style – privately guided, partially guided, guided small groups, or self-drive

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