Around Iceland in 9 days

Around Iceland in 9 days

Explore the country for 9 days and 8 nights on a classic road trip of the island. Discover the unique landscape of volcanic sites, lava fields and mystical glaciers. Marvel at the floating icebergs on Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, enjoy spectacular mountains and visit picturesque villages. The self-drive tour is a perfect way for independent travellers to experience the best Iceland has to offer at their leisure. Available 1 May to 30 September.

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The availability of accommodation in Iceland this summer is limited, so prices and room types may vary for the dates you request. However, we do our very best to accommodate your wishes and will inform you throughout the booking process if anything comes up. We will of course refund the confirmation fee if the accommodation in the package does not meet your requirements.

Icelandic countryside in the summer


  • Accommodation for 8 nights, budget or comfort rooms with breakfast
  • Rental car for 9 days, with unlimited mileage and CDW insurance (pick up & drop off in Reykjavik)
  • Flybus transfer to and from airport
  • E-Itinerary with the tour map, location points, and pictures for you to view before you arrive.
  • Driver Guide tablet mapping and navigating your personalized journey and highlights of surrounding areas. Including a GPS Navigation system, recommendations along the way, helpful information, a messenger system to stay in touch with us, our Driver Guide will instantly become your best travel mate.
  • Free Wi-Fi Hotspot through tablet
  • Emergency phone line service
  • Taxes and service fee


  • Explore the beautiful and mystical Snæfellsnes peninsula
  • Walk along the beautiful black sands of Djúpalónssandur beach
  • Spot seals basking on the beach at Vatnsnes peninsula 
  • Visit Akureyri town, the capital of the north!
  • Drive through spectacular scenery and visit volcanic sites by lake Mývatn
  • Marvel at the floating icebergs on Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
  • View the tall mountains and friendly fishing villages of the East Fjords
  • Taste delicious lobster at Höfn
  • Discover the beautiful south coast of Iceland 
  • Staff recommendations for excellent activities

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The Hey Guide Tablet

Hey Guide was designed to assist you on your journey to Iceland, guiding you through your personalized day-to-day itinerary. The tablet also gives you recommendations along the way, and helpful information regarding driving conditions, weather forecast, and more. How does it all work?

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  • Personal Wifi hotspot

  • Safe Travel Information

  • Digital Vouchers


Day 1 | Borgarfjörður Area

Explore Borgarfjörður area known for its beauty and as the site of most of the Icelandic Sagas. Take time to enjoy Reykholt, one of Iceland’s important historical sites, and the stunning Hraunfossar Lava Falls, a series of waterfalls formed by rivulets streaming out of Hallmundarhraun Lava. Close by are Barnafoss Waterfalls and Deildartunguhver hot spring.

Accommodation in Snæfellsnes area.

Day 2 | Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Explore Snæfellsnes Peninsula known for its stunning nature, glaciers, waterfalls and small villages enriched by history. Take time to take in all the area has to offer with a stop to explore Arnastapi village, Búðir Church, the black sands of Djúpalónssandur Beach and the majestic Snæfellsjökul Glacier, which according to legend is one of earth’s seven energy points. Grundarfjörður village offers a spectacular view of Mt. Kirkjufell, Iceland‘s most photographed mountain, and Kirkjufellsfoss Waterfall.

Accommodation in Húnaflói/Skagafjörður area.


Day 3 | Northwest Iceland & Akureyri

Watch seals bask on the shore off Vatnsnes Peninsula with a fantastic view of the majestic Hvítserkur Cliff, which according to legend is a petrified troll! Explore Skagafjörður area and Tröllaskagi Peninsula with its high mountains and green valleys. Stop at Glaumbær Farm and Víðimýrarkirkja Church, old preserved turf buildings and end the day in Akureyri town.

Accommodation in Akureyri area.

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Day 4 | Lake Mývatn Area

Take in Goðafoss Waterfall, one of the country’s most impressive waterfalls before continuing to Lake Mývatn area, one of the pearls of Icelandic nature with its unique natural environment, contrasting landscapes and where you can experience the most and the best of Iceland. End the day by taking a soothing dip in the natural wonder of Mývatn Nature Baths.

Accommodation in Mývatn lake area.

Day 5 | Northeast Iceland & Egilsstaðir

Head to the northern part of Vatnajökull National Park, which includes some of the most spectacular and diverse sights in Iceland such as Ásbyrgi Canyon, Dettifoss Waterfall and Hljóðaklettar Cliffs before driving onwards through the mystical barren landscape of Möðrudalsöræfi on your way to Egilsstaðir town. 

Accommodation in Egilsstaðir area.

Day 6 | The Eastfjords

The drive along the Eastfjords is picturesque with a view of dramatic mountains, fjords and small fishing villages. The area has many interesting places, including villages such as Djúpivogur, Neskaupstaður, Seyðisfjörður and Fáskrúðsfjörður, which has a great view of Skrúður, a hollow cliff island that rises steeply out of the sea, east of the bay. Continue to Höfn town, known for its delicious lobster and dine at one of the local restaurants.

Accommodation in Höfn area.

Day 7 | Vatnajökull National Park

Enjoy the spectacular scenery of the southeast coast, stop to explore the biggest glacial lagoon of its kind, Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, its beauty will take your breath away. Enjoy the icebergs up close while sailing on the lagoon and watch seals play in the water. Take an unusual tour to Ingólfshöfði Cape on a hay wagon and stop in Skaftafell National Park, an ideal destination and popular wilderness area that offers hiking trails with stunning views.

Accommodation in Vík/Kirkjubæjarklaustur area.

Day 8 | South Iceland

The south coast holds some of Iceland’s beautiful attractions including Fjaðrárgljúfur, a canyon located not far from Kirkjubæjarklaustur village. Take time to explore the surrounding area of Vík village including Dyrhólaey Peninsula, from where you have a breathtaking panoramic view to all directions with an endless black coastline to the west, Reynisdrangar rock formation to the east and Mýrdalsjökull Glacier to the north. Continue to Skógafoss, one of the country’s most beautiful waterfalls, and Seljalandsfoss waterfall.

Accommodation in Gullfoss/Geysir area.

Day 9 | Gullfoss & Geysir

Discover all the sights on the Golden Circle route, an area rich in history and culture and includes the stunning Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Hot Spring area and Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the historic Skálholt Cathedral and explore Kerið, a 3,000-year-old volcanic crater lake located in Grímsnes area.

Accommodation in Reykjavík (optional and not included in tour price).

Accommodation in Reykjavík

Optional and not included in the tour price.


TripAdvisor reviews

Best introduction to Iceland! I booked this on a whim and it could not have been more perfect. The car was ideal for us to set our own itenary with the comfort of knowing where we were going to sleep each night. Each stay provided a great nights rest and breakfast. I highly recommend and will use them again!
ehdevries87, Florida

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