12-Day Iceland Road Trip from Reykjavik to Vik, Höfn, Egilsstaðir & Akureyri

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Reykjavik
Ends in
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Have the adventure of a lifetime with this 12-day road trip through Iceland.

This incredible self-drive vacation package will take you through the best destinations in Iceland. Your road trip will enable you to discover the country's most popular attractions and restaurants in Reykjavik, Vik, Höfn, Egilsstaðir, Akureyri, and Ólafsvík.

We'll help you experience the best 12 days in Iceland you can imagine, so you can leave happy and inspired.

Upon arriving in Iceland at Reykjavik, you’ll collect the rental vehicle of your choice. From there, you’ll be off to take in some of the best travel destinations in Iceland, including the stunning FlyOver Iceland and Sun Voyager.

You’ll have your choice of the country's best hotels and places to stay throughout your road trip, suitable for all budgets. For example, in the city of Reykjavik, you could choose to stay at a popular hotel like the 4-star Room With a View Apartments. Alternatively, you could stay at a luxury accommodation like the 4-star Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina. Travelers looking for the best cheap accommodation could choose the 3-star Hotel Oddsson. No matter which price range you’re looking for, our local experts will assist you in finding the best stay option for your visit.

Your road trip will bring you close to the best attractions and most incredible sights, such as the magnificent Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in the city of Reykjavik. Enjoy top travel destinations like the amazing Laugardalslaug and Ingólfur Square.

From the spectacular Perlan in the city of Reykjavik to the unforgettable Hallgrimskirkja in the city of Reykjavik, you'll experience the best the area has to offer on your self-drive road trip through Iceland.

Add tours and tickets to each day of your trip to make the most of your time in Iceland. You’ll have the opportunity to choose from the best tours and activities that your travel destinations have to offer, meaning you’ll never have a boring moment on your road trip through Iceland.

Your travel plan itinerary also gives you plenty of time to shop at the best markets in Iceland, where you'll browse souvenirs you can take home to memorialize your road trip.

You’ll return home having experienced the very best of everything Iceland has to offer.

You can customize each day of your road trip vacation itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking. Enjoy the benefits of exploring all these great attractions at your own speed.

Your travel plan includes everything you need to experience the best of Iceland. You’ll be booked at the best hotels for 11 nights, with plenty of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll provide you with the best car rental for 11 days during your self-drive road trip, including CDW insurance.

You’ll have access to 24/7 travel support, a personal travel agent, and a step-by-step guide via our flexible mobile app. All taxes are included in your vacation package price. You can choose and add your flight preferences as needed. You can also add tours and tickets to your itinerary each day.

The best services in Iceland fill up quickly, so book your spot early. Select a date and start planning your self-drive road trip in Iceland today!

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Included

11 nights hotel
Breakfast
12 days car rental
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support
All taxes

Destinations

Reykjavik - city in IcelandReykjavik
Mýrdalshreppur - region in IcelandMýrdalshreppur
Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður - region in IcelandSveitarfélagið Hornafjörður
Múlaþing - region in IcelandMúlaþing
Akureyrarbær - town in IcelandAkureyri
Snæfellsbær - region in IcelandSnæfellsbær

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Attractions

Árbær Open Air Museum
The Settlement Exhibition
Grasagarður Botanical Garden, Laugardalur, Reykjavik, Capital Region, IcelandGrasagarður Botanical Garden
FlyOver Iceland
Sun Voyager
Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre, Reykjavík, IcelandHarpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre
Laugardalslaug
Ingólfur Square
Gunnuhver Hot Springs, Grindavíkurbær, Southern Peninsula, IcelandGunnuhver Hot Springs
Blue Lagoon Iceland, Grindavíkurbær, Southern Peninsula, IcelandBlue Lagoon
PerlanPerlan
HallgrimskirkjaHallgrimskirkja
National Museum of IcelandNational Museum of Iceland
StrokkurStrokkur
Geysir Hot SpringsGeysir
Gullfoss FallsGullfoss Falls
ÖxarárfossÖxarárfoss
Þingvellir National ParkÞingvellir National Park
GljufrabuiGljufrabui
SeljalandsfossSeljalandsfoss
SkógafossSkógafoss
Reynisfjara Beach
Dyrhólaey LighthouseDyrhólaey Lighthouse
FjaðrárgljúfurFjaðrárgljúfur
SvartifossSvartifoss
Jökulsárlón Iceberg LagoonJökulsárlón
Diamond Beach
LitlanesfossLitlanesfoss
FardagafossFardagafoss
Gufu waterfallGufu waterfall
Seyðisfjarðarkirkja
SkútustaðagígarSkútustaðagígar
Húsavík Whale MuseumHúsavík Whale Museum
Geosea - Geothermal Sea Baths
Geitafoss, Þingeyjarsveit, Northeastern Region, IcelandGeitafoss
Goðafoss WaterfallGoðafoss
Hverir
Mývatn Nature Baths
GrjótagjáGrjótagjá
Hof Cultural and Conference Centre, Akureyrarbær, Northeastern Region, IcelandHof Cultural and Conference Centre
AkureyrarkirkjaAkureyrarkirkja
Akureyri Botanical GardenAkureyri Botanical Garden
Kirkjufellsfoss, Grundarfjarðarbær, Vesturland, ÍslandKirkjufellsfoss
Snæfellsjökull National Park
Búðakirkja, Snæfellsbær, Western Region, IcelandBúðakirkja
Ytri Tunga
Reykjavík Maritime MuseumReykjavík Maritime Museum
Þúfa, Reykjavik, Capital Region, IcelandÞúfa
Safari Quads, Úlfarsárdalur, Grafarholt og Úlfarsárdalur, Reykjavik, Capital Region, IcelandSafari Quads ATV & Buggy Operator Iceland

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Dec 7 - Dec 18

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Day 1

Day 1 in Reykjavik - Arrival Day

  • Reykjavik - Arrival Day
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  • Árbær Open Air Museum
  • The Settlement Exhibition
  • Grasagarður Botanical Garden
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Your amazing road trip adventure in Iceland begins when you reach the incredible city of Reykjavik. There, you'll have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay.

One of the best luxury places you could stay in the city of Reykjavik is the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina.

We also recommend the best 4-star hotels, like the Room With a View Apartments.

Alternatively, the best cheap apartment in the city of Reykjavik is the Hotel Oddsson.

If these hotels are not available during your trip to the city of Reykjavik, our system will automatically help you find the best hotel for your stay.

Reykjavik has many popular destinations you can explore. You could visit attractions like the incredible Árbær Open Air Museum. This attraction is a museum and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 686 visitors.

The Settlement Exhibition is another popular attraction in the city of Reykjavik. This unforgettable attraction is a museum and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 862 visitors.

Another favorite attraction in the city of Reykjavik is Grasagarður Botanical Garden. This outstanding travel destination has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 548 visitors.

When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Reykjavik, Íslenski barinn. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,036 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Reykjavik is Old Iceland. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,436 customers.

Locals recommend Sjávargrillið as one of the best restaurants in the city of Reykjavik. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,167 customers.

Reykjavik also has several great bars that will fit all travel budgets. One of the best bars in the city of Reykjavik is Íslenski barinn. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,036 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Reykjavik is Matarkjallarinn - Foodcellar. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 638 customers.

Locals also enjoy KRÖST. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 635 customers.

Enjoy toasting the start of your 12-day vacation in Iceland!

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Day 2

Day 2 in Reykjavik

  • Reykjavik
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  • FlyOver Iceland
  • Sun Voyager
  • Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre
  • Laugardalslaug
  • Ingólfur Square
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Day 2 will take you to the best attractions the city of Reykjavik has to offer, such as the incredible FlyOver Iceland, Sun Voyager, and Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre.

You’ll continue exploring the city of Reykjavik on day 2 of your self-drive road trip through Iceland. Take advantage of this break from your road trip by spending another day sightseeing and eating at some of the best restaurants in Iceland.

There are plenty of attractions, markets, and restaurants for you to experience today in the city of Reykjavik. Your accommodation will be conveniently located close to several of the best attractions you won't want to miss.

You'll be able to visit more of the best travel destinations in the city of Reykjavik, like the extraordinary FlyOver Iceland. This attraction is a movie theater and has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 1,596 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations in Reykjavik is the spectacular Sun Voyager. This attraction is a sculpture and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 6,945 visitors.

You could then travel to the amazing Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre art gallery. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 8,016 visitors.

Laugardalslaug is another stop you might want to add to your itinerary. This is a popular destination among visitors in Reykjavik. Rated at an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,742 visitors, it’s one many travelers find worthy a visit.

If you’re interested in seeing something outstanding today, then consider Ingólfur Square. Ingólfur Square is a park and popular attraction in Reykjavik. More than 860 visitors have rated this place an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Your discovery of Iceland does not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Reykjavik on this day of your trip. This experience and allows you the opportunity to explore fantastic attractions. Include this activity on your itinerary or choose among other memorable tours in Reykjavik.

After a long day of exploring some of the most popular attractions in Iceland, be sure to eat at Matarkjallarinn - Foodcellar, which is considered one of the best restaurants in the city of Reykjavik. This restaurant is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 638 customers.

Alternatively, another of the top restaurants in the city of Reykjavik is the popular KRÖST. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 635 customers.

Another great restaurant we recommend in the city of Reykjavik is Café Loki. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,313 customers.

When you’ve finished your meal, Lebowski Bar is one of the best bars in the city of Reykjavik for an after-dinner drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,458 customers.

Bastard Brew & Food is another of the most popular bars in the city of Reykjavik. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 981 customers.

Alternatively, a great bar that locals enjoy in the city of Reykjavik is Sæta Svínið Gastropub. Sæta Svínið Gastropub has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,058 customers.

Stopping at one of these popular bars is the perfect way to celebrate another incredible day in the magical city of Reykjavik!

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Day 3

Day 3 in Reykjavik and Grindavíkurbær

  • Reykjavik
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  • Gunnuhver Hot Springs
  • Blue Lagoon
  • Perlan
  • Hallgrimskirkja
  • National Museum of Iceland
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One of the best travel destinations is Gunnuhver Hot Springs. This amazing attraction is a mountain and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,251 visitors.

Blue Lagoon is another popular attraction you could visit. As one of the best-rated attractions in the area, Blue Lagoon has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 23,437 visitors. The tour allows travelers to experience the enjoyment of exploring some of Iceland’s most popular attractions and hidden treasures.

When you’re done exploring the area’s best attractions, you’ll drive back to your accommodation near the city of Reykjavik.

When you arrive, we recommend eating at a restaurant that locals enjoy, like 101 Reykjavik Street Food. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,639 customers.

Grillmarkaðurinn is one of the top restaurants in the city of Reykjavik. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,726 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Reykjavik is Fish Company. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 982 customers.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at one of the best bars in the city of Reykjavik, Kol Restaurant. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 931 customers.

If you’d prefer one of the top bar experiences that locals enjoy in the city of Reykjavik, we recommend the cocktails at Fish Market. This bar has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 802 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Reykjavik is Bryggjan Brugghús. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 863 customers.

Raise your glass and celebrate another amazing day in the city of Reykjavik!

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Day 4

Day 4 in Bláskógabyggð and Reykjavik

  • Reykjavik
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  • Strokkur
  • Geysir
  • Gullfoss Falls
  • Öxarárfoss
  • Þingvellir National Park
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On day 4 of your road trip, you’ll explore the area around the region of Bláskógabyggð. You’ll be able to visit amazing attractions, like the incredible Strokkur, Geysir, Gullfoss Falls, and many more.

One of the best travel destinations in the region of Bláskógabyggð is Strokkur. This incredible attraction is a geyser and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 7,666 visitors.

Geysir is another popular attraction you'll visit in the region of Bláskógabyggð. This spectacular attraction is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,873 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the region of Bláskógabyggð is Gullfoss Falls. This amazing attraction is a waterfall and is rated an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 3,094 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit the outstanding Öxarárfoss. This waterfall and place of interest is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,119 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to the fantastic Þingvellir National Park. This national park of iceland is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 16,794 visitors.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to your accommodation in the city of Reykjavik.

We recommend eating at one of the best restaurants in the city of Reykjavik, like Bastard Brew & Food. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 981 customers.

Sæta Svínið Gastropub is another of the best restaurant options in the city of Reykjavik. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,058 customers.

Locals enjoy Kol Restaurant, one of the most popular restaurants in the city of Reykjavik. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 931 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in the city of Reykjavik, Frederiksen Ale House. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 635 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like Prikið. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 722 customers.

Dillon Whiskey Bar is another of the best bars in the city of Reykjavik. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 715 customers.

Raise your glass and relax after another big day of your road trip adventure through Iceland!

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Day 5

Day 5 in Rangárþing eystra and Vik

  • Mýrdalshreppur
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  • Gljufrabui
  • Seljalandsfoss
  • Skógafoss
  • Reynisfjara Beach
  • Dyrhólaey Lighthouse
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Day 5 of your road trip through Iceland gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You’ll be able to choose how much time you want to spend in each area, where you’ll have the chance to visit attractions like the unforgettable Gljufrabui, Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, and many more.

One of the best places to visit is the amazing Gljufrabui. This attraction is a waterfall and is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 3,169 visitors.

You could also go sightseeing at the incredible Seljalandsfoss. This waterfall and travel destination has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 15,381 visitors.

Skógafoss is another popular attraction you can explore. This well-known attraction, a spectacular waterfall, has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from over 2,288 reviews.

Joining a top-rated tour in Rangárþing eystra is another excellent way to spend your new day in Iceland. The best tours in this travel destination will take you on an exploration to some of Iceland’s most well-known attractions and best-kept secrets. With this tour, you’ll set out on a journey to Iceland’s most interesting sights. As you go along this remarkable tour, you’ll also have the unique opportunity to catch a glimpse of Iceland’s scenic spots.

You could then travel to the amazing Reynisfjara Beach in the region of Vik for some sightseeing. This popular attraction is a natural feature and has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 7,212 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination is the outstanding Dyrhólaey Lighthouse. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,598 visitors, the remarkable Dyrhólaey Lighthouse deserves a spot on travelers' bucket lists.

You’ll also have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay in the city of Vik.

One of the best apartment options in the city of Vik is the 3-star apartment Hótel Kría.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try The Soup Company, one of the best restaurants in the city of Vik. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,225 customers.

Locals also recommend Smiðjan Brugghús as one of the best restaurants in the city of Vik. Smiðjan Brugghús is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 946 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Vik is Restaurant Suður-Vík. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,574 customers.

After dinner, visit Smiðjan Brugghús, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Vik. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 946 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Hótel Kría. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 522 customers.

Alternatively, Hótel Vík is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Vik. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 224 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure through Iceland!

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Day 6

Day 6 in Skaftárhreppur and Höfn

  • Sveitarfélagið Hornafjörður
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  • Fjaðrárgljúfur
  • Svartifoss
  • Jökulsárlón
  • Diamond Beach
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You’ll have time to visit two of the most popular areas in Iceland on day 6 of your road trip.

One of the best places to explore is Fjaðrárgljúfur. This excellent attraction is a canyon that has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,733 visitors.

To experience the local culture, see Iceland’s best attractions, and meet new people at the same time, we highly recommend you go on a tour. On this tour, you can go on an epic adventure to some of the best places to visit in Iceland. You also get to admire popular places of interest. Don't miss out on this opportunity to experience something special in Skaftárhreppur.

You could then travel to Svartifoss for some unforgettable sightseeing experience in the region of Höfn. This popular attraction is a waterfall and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,696 visitors. This outstanding glacial lake has an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 1,858 travelers.

You can also stop at the popular Diamond Beach. This attraction, a stunning natural feature, has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 2,289 visitors.

You’ll have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay in the city of Höfn.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Höfn is the 3-star hotel Viking Café Guesthouse.

If you’re looking for the best cheap hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star hotel Hali Country Hotel.

After a long day of traveling and sightseeing, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Höfn, Pakkhús Restaurant. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,177 customers.

Locals recommend Ishusid Pizzeria Restaurant as one of the best restaurants in the city of Höfn. Ishusid Pizzeria Restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 725 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Höfn is Fjallsárlón Iceberg Boat Tours. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,437 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the top bars in the city of Höfn, Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon. This popular bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,381 customers.

You could also relax with a drink at a popular bar like Úps. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 133 customers.

Jon Riki is a popular bar that locals recommend in the city of Höfn. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 127 customers.

Be sure to celebrate another day of your incredible road trip adventure through Iceland with a toast!

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Day 7

Day 7 in Fljótsdalshreppur and Egilsstaðir

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  • Litlanesfoss
  • Fardagafoss
  • Gufu waterfall
  • Seyðisfjarðarkirkja
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Day 7 of your road trip through Iceland gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day.

One of the best places to visit is the amazing Litlanesfoss. This attraction is a waterfall and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 505 visitors.

Joining a top-rated tour in Fljótsdalshreppur is another excellent way to spend your new day in Iceland. The best tours in this travel destination will take you on an exploration to some of Iceland’s most well-known attractions and best-kept secrets. With this tour, you’ll set out on a journey to Iceland’s most interesting sights. As you go along this remarkable tour, you’ll also have the unique opportunity to catch a glimpse of Iceland’s scenic spots.

You could then travel to the amazing Fardagafoss in the region of Egilsstaðir for some sightseeing. This popular attraction is a waterfall and has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 177 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination is the outstanding Gufu waterfall. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 536 visitors, the remarkable Gufu waterfall deserves a spot on travelers' bucket lists.

We also recommend a visit to the popular Seyðisfjarðarkirkja. This attraction, a stunning church, has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 798 travelers.

You’ll also have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay in the city of Egilsstaðir.

One of the best cottage options in the city of Egilsstaðir is the 3-star cottage Bragdavellir Cottages.

If you’re looking for the best cheap hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star hotel Gistihusid - Lake Hotel Egilsstadir.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Kaffi Lára El Grillo Bar, one of the best restaurants in the city of Egilsstaðir. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 627 customers.

Locals also recommend Askur Pizzeria as one of the best restaurants in the city of Egilsstaðir. Askur Pizzeria is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 360 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Egilsstaðir is Skaftfell Bistro. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 334 customers.

After dinner, visit Kaffi Lára El Grillo Bar, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Egilsstaðir. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 627 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Tehúsið - Café, Bar, Guesthouse & Hostel. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 172 customers.

Alternatively, Berunes - HI Hostel & Camp is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Egilsstaðir. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 216 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure through Iceland!

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Day 8

Day 8 in Norðurþing, Northeastern Region, and Akureyri

  • Akureyri
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  • Skútustaðagígar
  • Húsavík Whale Museum
  • Geosea - Geothermal Sea Baths
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You’ll have time to visit two of the most popular areas in Iceland on day 8 of your road trip.

One of the best places to explore is Húsavík Whale Museum. This excellent attraction is a museum that has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 908 visitors. Around 813 travelers rated this attraction with 4.8 out of 5 stars.

To experience the local culture, see Iceland’s best attractions, and meet new people at the same time, we highly recommend you go on a tour. On this tour, you can go on an epic adventure to some of the best places to visit in Iceland. You also get to admire popular places of interest. Don't miss out on this opportunity to experience something special in Norðurþing.

You could then travel to Skútustaðagígar for some unforgettable sightseeing experience in the region of Northeastern Region. This popular attraction is a volcanic crater and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 827 visitors. This outstanding museum has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 908 travelers.

You can also stop at the popular Geosea - Geothermal Sea Baths. This attraction, a stunning spa, has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 813 visitors.

You’ll have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay in the city of Akureyri.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Akureyri is the 3-star hotel Icelandair Hotel Akureyri.

If you’re looking for the best cheap hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star hotel Hotel Akureyri.

After a long day of traveling and sightseeing, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Akureyri, Strikið. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 520 customers.

Locals recommend Strikið as one of the best restaurants in the city of Akureyri. Strikið is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 520 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Akureyri is Akureyri Backpackers. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 805 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the top bars in the city of Akureyri, Strikið. This popular bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 520 customers.

You could also relax with a drink at a popular bar like Strikið. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 520 customers.

Akureyri Backpackers is a popular bar that locals recommend in the city of Akureyri. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 805 customers.

Be sure to celebrate another day of your incredible road trip adventure through Iceland with a toast!

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Day 9

Day 9 in Northeastern Region, Þingeyjarsveit, and Akureyri

  • Akureyri
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  • Geitafoss
  • Goðafoss
  • Hverir
  • Mývatn Nature Baths
  • Grjótagjá
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One of the best travel destinations is Geitafoss. This amazing attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 437 visitors.

Goðafoss is another popular attraction you could visit. As one of the best-rated attractions in the area, Goðafoss has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 3,219 visitors. The tour allows travelers to experience the enjoyment of exploring some of Iceland’s most popular attractions and hidden treasures.

When you’re done exploring the area’s best attractions, you’ll drive back to your accommodation near the city of Akureyri.

When you arrive, we recommend eating at a restaurant that locals enjoy, like Cafe Berlin. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 321 customers.

Cafe Berlin is one of the top restaurants in the city of Akureyri. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 321 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Akureyri is Moe’s Food Truck. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 187 customers.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at one of the best bars in the city of Akureyri, Centrum Kitchen & Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 184 customers.

If you’d prefer one of the top bar experiences that locals enjoy in the city of Akureyri, we recommend the cocktails at Centrum Kitchen & Bar. This bar has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 184 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Akureyri is Ölstofa Akureyrar - Local Beer. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 110 customers.

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Day 10

Day 10 in Akureyri and Ólafsvík

  • Snæfellsbær
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  • Hof Cultural and Conference Centre
  • Akureyrarkirkja
  • Akureyri Botanical Garden
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Day 10 of your road trip through Iceland gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You’ll be able to choose how much time you want to spend in each area, where you’ll have the chance to visit attractions like the unforgettable Hof Cultural and Conference Centre, Akureyrarkirkja, Akureyri Botanical Garden, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in Akureyri is the amazing Hof Cultural and Conference Centre. This attraction is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 469 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible church building, Akureyrarkirkja. This popular botanical garden and travel destination has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,398 visitors. The tour allows curious travelers like you to have an unforgettable experience exploring some of Iceland’s best spots. This is just one of the many experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your road trip in Iceland. So make sure to check it out or browse other top-rated options.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Ólafsvík, where you will have access to the best hotels and places to stay.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Ólafsvík is the 3-star North Star Guesthouse Snæfellsnes.

If you’re looking for a top-rated budget apartment, we recommend staying at the 2-star Welcome Apartments Olafsvik.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Sker Restaurant, one of the best restaurants in the city of Ólafsvík. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 494 customers.

Locals also recommend Lýsuhóll as one of the best restaurants in the city of Ólafsvík. Lýsuhóll is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 141 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Ólafsvík is Reks. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 116 customers.

After dinner, visit The Freezer Hostel & Culture Centre, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Ólafsvík. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 264 customers.

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Day 11

Day 11 in Ólafsvík, Grundarfjarðarbær, and Reykjavik

  • Reykjavik
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  • Kirkjufellsfoss
  • Snæfellsjökull National Park
  • Búðakirkja
  • Ytri Tunga
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Day 11 of your road trip through Iceland gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You’ll be able to choose how much time you want to spend in each area, where you’ll have the chance to visit attractions like the unforgettable Snæfellsjökull National Park, Búðakirkja, Ytri Tunga, and many more.

One of the best places to visit is the amazing Snæfellsjökull National Park. This attraction is a park and is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 1,639 visitors.

You could also go sightseeing at the incredible Búðakirkja. This church and travel destination has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,404 visitors.

Ytri Tunga is another popular attraction you can explore. This well-known attraction, a spectacular natural feature, has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from over 1,288 reviews.

Joining a top-rated tour in Ólafsvík is another excellent way to spend your new day in Iceland. The best tours in this travel destination will take you on an exploration to some of Iceland’s most well-known attractions and best-kept secrets. With this tour, you’ll set out on a journey to Iceland’s most interesting sights. As you go along this remarkable tour, you’ll also have the unique opportunity to catch a glimpse of Iceland’s scenic spots.

You could then travel to the amazing Kirkjufellsfoss in the region of Grundarfjarðarbær for some sightseeing. This popular attraction is a waterfall and has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,682 visitors.

You’ll also have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay in the city of Reykjavik.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Reykjavik is the 4-star hotel Room With a View Apartments.

You can also stay at one of the best 4-star hotel. The hotel Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Reykjavik.

If you’re looking for the best cheap apartment, we recommend staying at the 3-star apartment Hotel Oddsson.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Reykjavik Kitchen, one of the best restaurants in the city of Reykjavik. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 728 customers.

Locals also recommend Fish Market as one of the best restaurants in the city of Reykjavik. Fish Market is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 802 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Reykjavik is ROK. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 786 customers.

After dinner, visit The Drunk Rabbit Irish Pub, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Reykjavik. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 702 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Bravó. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 518 customers.

Alternatively, Microbar Reykjavík is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Reykjavik. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 504 customers.

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Day 12

Day 12 in Reykjavik - Departure Day

  • Reykjavik - Departure Day
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  • Reykjavík Maritime Museum
  • Þúfa
  • Safari Quads ATV & Buggy Operator Iceland
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Day 12 of your road trip in Iceland is your departure day. This is your chance to catch one last glimpse of Reykjavik before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. When you have time to explore the area before you make your way home, we recommend visiting some of the following attractions.

Reykjavík Maritime Museum is an extraordinary attraction you could visit to enjoy your last day in Reykjavik. This maritime museum and popular site of interest has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 652.

If you're interested in seeing something else, the Þúfa work of art is another great option. This attraction certainly lives up to its reputation for its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 465 reviews.

You can also stop at Safari Quads ATV & Buggy Operator Iceland to capture the beauty and wonder of Reykjavik one last time. This outstanding attraction is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 268.

Your accommodation will also be strategically located for some last-minute shopping in the city of Reykjavik before you conclude your short European break.

You’ll then say farewell to Iceland and begin your journey home, now filled with memories of unforgettable experiences in Iceland!

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