Iceland's Ring Road: Itinerary, Tips & Tricks

We're back!Traveling Iceland's Ring Road was a complete whirlwind, and yet one of the most relaxing trips I've ever been on. Road trips have that way about them.

Below is a map depicting our entire route, including the hotels we stayed at each night along with the scheduled activities we enjoyed.

The Route:


If you hate road trips, then this is the one for you.


For such a relatively small island, Iceland has some of the most diverse landscapes in the entire world. In the course of 7 days of driving we saw lava fields, lush green pasture, countless waterfalls, glaciers, dessert, snowcapped mountains, foggy cliffs, geothermal pools, and more! Truly unbelievable. We drove a total of about 32 hours and never once was I bored by my surroundings.

The Itinerary:

(Click on each day's hyperlink for more detail into our adventures!)

Day 2

Read all about it here and here!


Morning run! (ran to Þúfa and back)

Hike to the top of the Perlan

Þingvellir National Park for SCUBA diving!


Cafeteria at the Perlan

1011 convenience store near our hotel (late dinner!)


Radisson Blu Saga Hotel Reyjkavik

Day 1

Read about it here!


National Museum of Iceland


Downtown Reykjavik

Harpa (including a comedy show!)

Old Harbor

Solfar (Sun Voyager)


National Museum Cafe (breakfast)

Bakarí Sandholt (coffee, snacks)

Ice cream (snack)

Kebabhúsið (dinner)


Radisson Blu Saga Hotel Reyjkavik

Day 3

Read all about it here!


Golden Circle (Þingvellir National Park)


Eyjafjallajökull Volcano

Iceland Excursions bus ride


Björnsbakarí (breakfast)

Geyser Hotel cafeteria (lunch)

Bónus! (for roadtrip snacks & supplies)

Seljalandsfoss food cart (dinner)


Volcano Huts Þórsmörk