Road Trips in Iceland when planing holidays and vacation

If you visit Iceland a road trip is one of the best options for a vacation, if you want to see some of the famous natural wonders.  Most of the visitors want to see waterfalls, hot springs, lagoons, canyons, mountains, fjords, northern lights or other captivating things in the Icelandic nature.  If you are well prepared, you will most likely enjoy your trip enormously. You might also want to know what kind of car you should rent?

Select the Road Trip that fist you holidays plan and vacation in Iceland

There are just so many things to see and so many places to visit when planing holidays in Iceland. Unfortunately, some of our visitors do not prepare but arrive without a plan.  Without an idea what they are going to do and where they are going.  Even those who are prepared, sometimes prepare for a place that is not accessible because of the weather or time of year. We can not emphasize often enough that a good preparation and a good plan is essential for an enjoyable trip in Iceland. On this page, we have written about and planned some of the most interesting driving tours and self-drive you can take to make your stay as wonderful as possible. What we have in mind is the time it takes and giving you the best chance to visit as many natural wonders as possible.

You should just dive into the road trips and plan and determine which will fit into your schedule

  • The best option for your trip to Iceland, the Ring Road
    If you are planning to take a vacation or a tour in Iceland, you might be thinking about how to plan your trip. One of the best options is a self-drive road trip or to drive the Ring Road in a car for hire. The whole drive with all the loops and secondary roads included is around 1.550 kilometers. Notably, although most of the so-called Ring Road in Iceland is on the official road defined as nr. 1, the term Ring Road doesn't necessarily always refer to that particular road, as the Ring Road...
  • Westfjords Road Trip in Iceland is the perfect scenic drive
    The Westfjords is the northwest part of Iceland that sticks out like a head of an animal.  It is the place that offers the most spectacular scenic drive in the country with its many fjords, impressive cliffs, spectacular colorful beaches, high mountains with steep slopes, rivers, mountain passes with rolling mountains, waterfalls, birdlife and geothermal pools, to name some of the most spectacular attractions.  In the flora of natural wonders, it is more like a stand-alone natural wonder with...
  • Strandir drive in the Westfjords in Iceland
    Strandir is the Icelandic name for the east coastline of the large Westfjord Peninsula. The name is the plural of the term coast and translates to The Coasts.  For centuries the area was one of the most isolated parts of Iceland. It was a hard part to live in, limited land to cultivate, and tough to travel; this was true even in the 20 century. Oddly and due to rich fishing grounds, Strandir had its share of ventures in the late 19th century and also in the 20th century, even though...
  • The many reasons why you should drive the Snæfellsnes Peninsula on you trip to Iceland
    If you are looking for an exciting drive or a tour in Iceland where you can comfortably drive and see the magnificent landscape and beautiful natural wonders, astonishing small villages and places with entertaining stories, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula Drive is an excellent option.  Especially, if you have your own car, a camper or a rental a car. It is quite possible to take the Snæfellsnes Peninsula drive in a day, but you have to ask yourself;  "am I really in a hurry when traveling?" We cannot...
  • The many reasons Reykjanes Peninsula day tour is a perfect road trip for stopover and short stay passengers who visit Iceland
    If you only have a day to drive around the countryside in Iceland and are interested in some of the spectacular sites and natural wonders Iceland has to offer, the Reykjanes Peninsula Drive is a great option. This is especially true if you are staying in Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland, or near the International airport at Reykjanesbær or the small fishing town of Grindavík. The Reykjanes Peninsula Drive is also a great option for stopover passengers and people attending conferences, seminars...
  • Kjalvegur - Kjolur - Highland road
    The Icelandic highland is a vast area in Iceland and a large portion of the island. It is the inland area mostly above the altitude of 500 meters. There are many interesting places in the Highland, natural wonders, hiking trails, and roads. The whole area, without exception, is highly sensitive and requires caution from everyone traveling in the Highland. It is also the part of Iceland that is only open for three months from the middle of June until the middle of September.  During the other...
  • Iceland has approximately 70 towns and villages around the island. This is our top 10 list.
    Iceland has approximately 70 towns and villages around the island. Some are tiny hamlets or just a cluster of houses and barely fit into the definition of a village. Most of the towns do not have a long history, as Iceland was an agricultural society for centuries. The first indication of towns traces their beginning to a trading post or a fishing post. Of the 70 towns and villages, only a few can trace their history farther back than the 18th century. Although small, most of them were at some...
  • The summer is the best time to visit Iceland
    When is the best time to visit Iceland and take a tour to see the many natural wonders and the amazing landscape Iceland offers? Is there any noticeable difference between the seasons?  The short answer is yes; there is a considerable difference between seasons and if you are organizing a visit or a trip to Iceland you should think about when to visit?. Each season has its character, and in some of the seasons, it is simply impossible to visit some of the natural wonders. Iceland is an island...
  • Five most interesting scenic drives in Iceland
    Natural wonders are by far the most appreciated and the most popular attractions in Iceland.  When you are traveling and taking a vacation, it is priceless to have the option to stop by a beautiful waterfall, a rare sight by a lagoon or to view a hot spring with boiling clay and blasting steam.  But while driving it is also priceless to have a spectacular view of mountains or drive through a beautiful fjord.  Although natural wonders are the main attractions in Iceland, some places and areas...