Discover Iceland's Ring Road at Your Own Pace: A 9-Day Self-Drive 4x4 Campervan Tour

Embark on a thrilling 9-day self-drive tour of Iceland's renowned Ring Road and immerse yourself in breathtaking natural wonders. With a fully equipped 4x4 campervan, a carefully curated itinerary filled with activities, and the freedom to explore at your own pace, this Iceland adventure promises memories to last a lifetime.

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Embark on a Journey of a Lifetime - Iceland's Ring Road Adventure!

Embark on a 9-day self-drive journey through Iceland's iconic Ring Road and immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of waterfalls, glaciers, hot springs, and unique landscapes. Perfect for those seeking independence and privacy, this vacation package is ideal for first-time travelers and small groups.

With a carefully curated itinerary and a comfortable 4x4 campervan at your disposal, you'll experience the best of Iceland's hot springs and geothermal areas while making your way to handpicked activities. Our team has meticulously organized every detail, from campsites to daily itineraries, to make sure you have the ultimate Iceland experience.

With 7 days of adventure, 54 stops, and 1148 km of scenic routes, this is your chance to create unforgettable memories. Simply book your vacation package, pack your bags, and leave the rest to us.

*Please note that your itinerary may be adjusted to accommodate your arrival date and time.

Essential Gear for a Summer Adventure

Stay prepared and comfortable on your next outdoor adventure with this must-have gear list:

  • Winter Jacket - Stay warm and protected with a waterproof shell and removable thermal layers.

  • Fleece layer - Add extra warmth on chilly days.

  • Merino Shirts/Thermals - Stay cozy and comfortable during any activity.

  • Waterproof Hiking Pants - Stay dry and comfortable while exploring the great outdoors.

  • Thick Wool Socks - Keep your feet warm and cozy.

  • Hiking Boots - Tackle any terrain with confidence.

  • Swimsuit - Enjoy refreshing dips in the water.

  • Sunscreen - Protect your skin from harmful UV rays.

  • Sunglasses and Hat - Shield your eyes and face from the sun.

  • Camera Gear - Capture all of your amazing memories.

  • Sleeping Mask - Get a good night's sleep in any environment.


Day 1: Explore Reykjanes and Stay in Hellishólar

Journey Distance: 246 km with 14 Stops

Our Office - Reykjanes  Peninsula - Hellishólar

Get ready for an adventure as you arrive in Iceland! Our transportation service will take you from the airport or your Keflavik accommodation to our meeting point. From there, grab your campervan and start your journey. Use our Easy Guide navigation tablet to discover the scenic Reykjanes Peninsula, including stunning stops like Gigvatnsvatn, Gunnuhver Hot Spring, the Bridge Between Continents, and more.

Wind down for the night at the peaceful Hellishólar Campsite. Please note that admission to the Blue Lagoon is not included in the base price.

Day 2: Discover the South Coast's Beauty and Experience Horseback Riding

Journey Distance: 282 km with 12 Stops

Hellishólar - Vik - Skaftafell

Get ready for an unforgettable day filled with some of Iceland's most breathtaking sights. Your tour will take you to visit Seljalandsfoss, where you can walk behind the waterfall, and marvel at the gorgeous Gljufrabui and the massive Skógafoss. Take a break at the stunning Dyrhólaey cliffs and rock formations before exploring the renowned Reynisfjara black sand beach. If you're up for it, join a Vík Horse Adventure horseback riding tour (this is an optional activity that can be included in your itinerary upon request). Conclude the day at the Skaftafell Campsite.

Day 3: Explore Vatnajokull National Park, Glacier Hiking, and Amphibian Boat Tour

Journey Distance: 195 km with 8 Exciting Stops

Skaftafell - Diamond Beach - Stafafell

Rise and shine for a once-in-a-lifetime experience on a glacier hike in Vatnajökull (this is an optional adventure, available upon request). Explore the majesty of Iceland's largest glacier, formed thousands of years ago, and see for yourself why it's considered a natural wonder. On your way to the campsite, make a stop at the Svartifoss waterfall and the stunning Diamond Beach, where you'll find blocks of ice scattered along the black sand shore. For those who love water adventures, the Amphibian Boat Tour is a must-try (another optional activity, available upon request).

This tour will take you on a journey through the awe-inspiring Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, surrounded by towering icebergs. Finish the day with a delicious meal at Ishusid Pizzeria Restaurant in Höfn, where you can taste the best lobster soup and pizza in town. Rest your head at the cozy Stafafell Hostel Campsite, ready for another exciting day ahead.

Day 4: Discovering the East Coast and the Beauty of Seydisfjordur Fjord

Journey Distance: 386 km, 9 Exciting Stops

Stafafell - Djúpivogur - Egilsstadir

Day 4 promises to be an exciting one, starting with a visit to the artistic Gledivík Bay where you can witness "The Eggs at Djúpavík". If you're a lover of minerals and stone collections, Petra's Stone Collection is a must-visit garden for you. Keep in mind, this isn't included in the tour price. As you travel along the stunning east coast, don't miss the chance to gaze upon the magnificent Hengifoss waterfall set against a backdrop of basalt walls.

Next, immerse yourself in nature by visiting Hallormsstaður, Iceland's largest forest, followed by a visit to the intriguing Skriðuklaustur farmstead and its 16th century historical ruins. This site is worth exploring, though it's not included in the tour cost. To wrap up the day, the serene village of Seyðisfjörður awaits, said to be the most beautiful fjord on the east coast. With its 700 inhabitants, colorful houses, and breathtaking views of Mt. Bjólfur and Strandartindur, Seyðisfjörður is a must-see landmark that hosts the annual Lunga Arts festival in mid-July, attracting locals and tourists alike.

Your final stop for the night is the Egilsstadir Campsite.

Day 5: Discover the North East and Lake Mývatn

Journey Distance: 234 km, 11 stops

Egilsstadir Campsite - Mývatn Lake - Hlíd Campsite

Today is a day to explore the stunning North East coast of Iceland and immerse yourself in the unique landscape of Lake Mývatn. You'll get to visit Dimmuborgir, an awe-inspiring volcanic formation with caves and arches formed from a powerful eruption over 2,300 years ago. And, if you choose, you can finish the day with a soothing soak in the geothermal waters of Mývatn Nature Baths (this activity is optional, but can be included in your tour if requested).

Spend the Night at Hlíd Campsite.

Day 6: Discover the Wonders of Húsavik & Akureyri on the Diamond Circle

Journey Distance: 256 km, 9 stops

Hlíd- Diamond Circle - Hamrar

Begin your day with a visit to Dettifoss, the second-most powerful waterfall in Europe, and be awestruck by its sheer beauty and power. Next, immerse yourself in the natural wonder of Ásbyrgi, a unique horseshoe-shaped canyon formed during a glacial flood thousands of years ago.

Discover Húsavík, a picturesque fishing town renowned for its whale-watching opportunities. If you're lucky, you may even get to spot some whales and dolphins in their natural habitat on an optional whale watching tour. On the way to Akureyri, known as the Capital of the North, make a stop at the stunning Gódafoss waterfall.

End your day at Hamrar Campsite, where you can rest and recharge for the next adventure.

Day 7: The Legacy of Iceland's Battle

Journey Distance: 463 km, 8 stops

Hamrar - Blonduós - Þingvellir Campsite

Begin the day by exploring the enchanted Grafarkirkja Turf Church. Then, take a dip in the stunning Hofsós swimming pool, renowned for its panoramic fjord views and serene atmosphere (admission not included). Immerse yourself in the Battle of Iceland's history with the use of cutting-edge VR & AR technology at the 1238 History Museum (optional activity). End the day by marveling at the breathtaking waterfall and natural beauty of Thingvellir National Park.

Stay the night at Þingvellir Campsite.

Day 8: Dive into Adventure on the Golden Circle and Silfra Snorkeling Tour

Journey Distance: 197 km, 7 stops

Þingvellir Campsite - Golden Circle - Reykjavik

Begin your day with an optional activity, snorkeling in Silfra, a once-in-a-lifetime experience between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Then, take in the stunning beauty of the Golden Circle, visiting the Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir. Make a stop at the famous Friðheimar Restaurant and Farm, known for its horse breeding and tomato farm powered by geothermal energy. The entrance is free, but dining and drinks are at your own expense.

Before heading to Reykjadalur Hot River, don't miss the chance to see the stunning Kerið crater lake. End the day at the Reykjavik campsite or continue exploring at your leisure.

Day 9: Explore the Capital of Iceland Before Your Departure

Journey Distance: 63 km, 6 stops

Reykjavik campsite - Reykjavik Downtown - Our Office

Say goodbye to Iceland on a high note by discovering the vibrant capital of Reykjavik. Admire the city's famous landmarks, such as the colorful rainbow street and the magnificent Hallgrímskirkja Church, which offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the entire city. While visiting the church is free, there is a small fee to climb the tower. Another must-visit attraction is the Perlan Museum, where you can learn fascinating facts about the country's glaciers, birds, and nature. The museum features a Northern Lights Planetarium show and an ice cave 100 meters long. Note that admission fees for Perlan and its activities are not included in the tour.

Before your departure, we recommend taking a dip in the Blue Lagoon, known for its rejuvenating mineral-rich waters. Keep in mind, however, that admission to the lagoon is not included. Finally, return to our offices to share your memories of the trip and warm up with a hot drink. Our shuttle service can then take you to Keflavik International Airport or your hotel accommodation in Keflavik.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What should I expect from the tour?

Ans: You can expect a fully guided, self-driven tour of Iceland's most famous road, the Ring Road. You will encounter 1148 km and 54 stops while exploring the most famous hot springs, geothermal areas, and other breathtaking landscapes in Iceland.

Q: What should I bring for the tour?

Ans: You should bring comfortable clothing, waterproof gear, a swimsuit, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, camera gear, a sleeping mask, and any other personal items you may need.

Q: Is there any flexibility in the activities included in the itinerary?

Ans: The activities included in the itinerary are carefully selected but some flexibility may be possible depending on the circumstances.

Q: Will I have access to Wi-Fi during the tour?

Ans: Access to Wi-Fi may be limited during the tour, as you will be traveling through remote areas of Iceland. It is recommended to bring a local SIM card or plan ahead to ensure you have access to Wi-Fi during your trip.

Q: What type of vehicle is included in the tour?

Ans: The tour includes a fully equipped and insulated 4x4 campervan.

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All our tours are handpicked from the best tour operators in Iceland, featuring key attractions like the Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss waterfall. The Golden Circle tour also highlights the significance of hot springs, including the famous Geysir hot spring. Additionally, Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is renowned for its cultural and historical value.
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We went with Arctic Adventures. Our guide was Andre and he made our trip fantastic. Mini bus was great, places great. Secret lagoon was very hot, careful if kids are getting in. All the other stops were fun and a hood 8 hours spent.

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