Create My Perfect Iceland Ring Road Trip

The Ring Road in Iceland is the setting of a many glorious road trip.
I completed one such trip last week where I traveled from my home in Reykjavik to the the village of Hvammstangi where I looked at the Seal Museum, then I drove to Akureyri, stopped at Lake Myvatn, did whale watching in Husavik with North Sailing and visited Dettifoss waterfall. Then we drove to the heavy metal festival of Eistnaflug at the Eastern town of Neskaupsstadur. After that the weather got bad and we drove some 700 kilometers in one go to Reykjavik, passing such destinations as Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon and Reynisfjara beach. It was nine hours of hard driving!

The Perfect Icelandic Road Trip

If you are looking how to create your own tailored trip for the Ring Road you can check out this idea for a two week road trip we here at Stuck in Iceland have created for you on TripCreator. Please note that you can change whatever aspect of the trip in their interface. Since we are affiliated with TripCreator you help to support this blog if you book your trip with them.

The trip has the following highlights:

The South West and West of Iceland

  • Reykjanesviti Lighthouse
  • Blue Lagoon Comfort Experience
  • Víkingaheimar Museum
  • Geothermal Helicopter Tour
  • ATV Lava Beach
  • Kleifarvatn Lake
  • Horse Theater
  • Brimketill Lava Rock Pool
  • Gunnuhver Hot Spring
  • The Bridge Between Two Continents
  • Deildartunguhver Geothermal Area
  • Reykholt Saga site
  • Hraunfossar & Barnafoss Waterfalls
  • Hvítserkur Sea stack

The North of Iceland

  • Akureyri Town. In Akureyri don´t forget to try the best ice cream in Iceland and  Sushi pizza!
  • Akureyri Botanical Garden
  • Goðafoss Waterfall
  • Mývatn Geothermal Area
  • Mývatn Nature Baths
  • Grjótagjá Cave
  • Dimmuborgir Lava field
  • Akureyri Whale Watching
  • Short Riding Tour
  • Dettifoss Waterfall

The East of Iceland

  • Möðrudalur Farm & Church
  • Egilsstaðir Town
  • Djúpivogur Town
  • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
  • Skaftafell National park

The South of Iceland

  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall – don´t forget to check out Gljúfrabúi waterfall right next to it!
  • Skógafoss Waterfall
  • Reynisdrangar Sea stacks
  • Dyrhólaey Island
  • Secret Lagoon Geothermal Bath
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Geysir Geothermal Area
  • Þingvellir National Park
  • Tintron
  • Kerið Crater
  • Raufarhólshellir Cave
  • Faxi Waterfall
  • Jet Boat Adventure Ride
  • Skálholt Historical site
  • Laugarvatnshellir Cave

Reykjavík

  • Hallgrímskirkja Church
  • City Sightseeing
  • Reykjavík by food
  • Harpa Concert Hall
  • Austurvöllur Square
  • Reykjavík City Hall and Tjörnin Pond
  • The Pearl

You can also check out the video on traveling on the ring road by Connor Callaghan and the article by Mike Whitten on driving across Iceland on the ring road.

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Create My Perfect Iceland Ring Road Trip

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