10 Day Self Drive Tour | Top Ring Road Attractions & Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Discover the top attractions of Iceland on this 10-day self-drive tour of the Ring Road and Snæfellsnes Peninsula!
Iceland is an amazing place for a road trip. This self-drive package is designed to help you take in the best that Iceland has to offer, all at your own pace. You’ll stay in cosy accommodation with ensuite bathrooms and breakfast included as you travel the famous Ring Road, exploring the pristine landscapes, exciting sagas, unique culture and awe-inspiring natural wonders to be found in the Land of Fire and Ice. From the Golden Circle to the South Coast and Eastfjords, all the way to Lake Mývatn in the north and back down to the windswept coastline of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in Iceland’s west, this itinerary will map out the perfect route for you on the vacation of a lifetime.
After booking, you will receive a travel plan that combines some of the best places to visit in the country with options for additional activities, allowing you to customise your trip. You’ll have the freedom to travel according to your own schedule, spending as little or as much time as you like in each of the locations that you decide to visit. Take all the time for photo breaks that you want! Aside from taking in the breathtaking scenery of Iceland, you’ll have plenty of time to interact with the locals, enjoy the rich history and delve into the delicious cuisine of this fantastic travel destination.
Go snorkelling between two continental plates in the crystal clear glacial waters of Silfra fissure, take a snowmobiling day tour of the Langjökull glacier or descend into the depths of an ice cave beneath Europe’s largest ice cap. To really get a feel for a slower pace of life, you can bathe in the mineral-rich geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon or jump on the back of an Icelandic horse and go horse riding in the countryside. Join a whale watching tour to spot the kings of the ocean or embark on a glacier hiking adventure. The possibilities are endless!
During this tour, you will have ample time to see the country, without being too rushed. However, if you’d like to extend your stay, then just let our travel consultants know and we can tailor an itinerary to suit your needs.
Experience the classic beauty of Iceland, as well as a few hidden gems off-the-beaten-track, on this incredible self-drive road trip. Surprise yourself with how many activities and attractions you can fit into just ten days! Check availability by choosing a date.
Day 1 - Arrival in Reykjavík
Day 2 - The Golden Circle
Day 3 - South Coast
Day 4 - Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon & Eastfjords
Day 5 - Mývatn Area
Day 6 - Dettifoss Falls - Ásbyrgi Canyon - Húsavík
Day 7 - More of Akureyri - Fishing Villages and Historical Settlements
Day 8 - The Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Day 9 - West Iceland
Day 10 - Farewell to Iceland
What to bring
Good to know
Self-drive tours begin either in Reykjavík City or at Keflavik International Airport. A valid driver's license is required, along with a one-year long on-road experience. Please be aware that your itinerary may be rearranged to better fit with your arrival date and time.
Although it is summertime, the Icelandic weather can be very unpredictable. Please bring appropriate clothing.
Please note that this is not a photography workshop.
See our accommodation levels below and our preferred accommodation partners under each day in the daily itinerary.
Bookings for one person will be arranged in single rooms, and bookings for two or more people will share a twin/double or triple room(s).
Teenagers and children will be arranged in the same room with parents. If additional room(s) is needed, additional costs will incur.
Guide to Iceland will provide you with the best available accommodation at the time of your booking from our preferred partners. Please keep in mind that hotel quality in Iceland varies among locations and availability is highly limited. If our preferred partners are fully booked at the time of your booking, we will find another suitable accommodation for you of similar level.
Please note that not all locations offer quality level accommodation. Comfort level accommodation will be arranged at those particular locations, which is reflected in the quality level upgrade price.
We always do our best to accommodate special requests, which may incur additional costs. Press choose a date to find availability.
You can now add meals to your booking.
Select to include dinner on every night as an optional extra, and we will provide you with vouchers as part of your booking confirmation. We will choose from top-rated restaurants that fit with your vacation itinerary and make your reservations for you.
At the restaurant, you will be offered a set menu, from which you can choose from meat, fish or vegetarian options. If you would prefer something else, the voucher will act as a credit that you can redeem at the restaurant against menu items that are not part of the set menu.
Please notify the restaurant on arrival about any dietary requirements.
Vouchers are non-refundable.
Below you can see the car rental options available for this self-drive tour.
All our vehicles are new or current models, of maximum 2 years of age. Super Budget levels come with standard CDW insurance, while all other levels also include Gravel Protection (GP), and Super Collision Damage Waiver (SCDW) insurances. Please note that off-road driving is illegal for all types of cars.
All levels come equipped with a GPS and free Wi-fi. You can enjoy unlimited data with the Wi-Fi device, which can be connected to up to 10 devices at once. The car rental will provide 24-hour roadside emergency services.
Age requirement for each level can be found below. For all levels, the driver must possess a valid driving license for at least one year before the date of the rental.
We recommend Budget 4X4 level for summer driving and Comfort 4X4 for winter driving.
This insurance guarantees that you can cancel tour and package bookings and receive a full refund, minus the insurance cost.
The cost of your cancellation insurance depends on the duration of your tour or package. A base cost of 5,000 ISK per person is applied to all tours and packages with a duration of 5 days or less. An additional 1,000 ISK per person will be added to the insurance cost for each day after.
The cancellation must be made more than 48 hours before the listed starting time on your voucher. To cancel your booking and claim your refund, simply contact firstname.lastname@example.org and declare full cancellation.
Please note that this insurance covers the cancellation of the whole tour or package. Individual services cannot be cancelled and refunded separately, but are all covered and refunded in case of a full cancellation.