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

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Have the adventure of a lifetime with this 13-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 13 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 Laugardalslaug.

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 Grand Hotel Reykjavik. Alternatively, you could stay at a luxury accommodation like the 4-star Hilton Reykjavik Nordica Hotel. Travelers looking for the best cheap accommodation could choose the 3-star Hotel Klettur. 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 Sun Voyager in the city of Reykjavik. Enjoy top travel destinations like the amazing Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre 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 12 nights, with plenty of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll provide you with the best car rental for 12 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

12 nights hotel
Breakfast
13 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
Laugardalslaug
Sun Voyager
Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre, Reykjavík, IcelandHarpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre
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
LAVA Centre, Rangárþing eystra, Southern Region, IcelandLAVA Centre
GljufrabuiGljufrabui
SeljalandsfossSeljalandsfoss
SkógafossSkógafoss
FjaðrárgljúfurFjaðrárgljúfur
SvartifossSvartifoss
Jökulsárlón Iceberg LagoonJökulsárlón
Diamond Beach
LitlanesfossLitlanesfoss
Seyðisfjarðarkirkja
Gufu waterfallGufu waterfall
FardagafossFardagafoss
Hverir
Námafjall Hverir Viewpoint
Mývatn Nature Baths
Geosea - Geothermal Sea Baths
GrjótagjáGrjótagjá
MývatnMývatn
SkútustaðagígarSkútustaðagígar
Goðafoss WaterfallGoðafoss
Geitafoss, Þingeyjarsveit, Northeastern Region, IcelandGeitafoss
Hof Cultural and Conference Centre, Akureyrarbær, Northeastern Region, IcelandHof Cultural and Conference Centre
AkureyrarkirkjaAkureyrarkirkja
Akureyri Botanical GardenAkureyri Botanical Garden
Svörtuloft Lighthouse, Snæfellsbær, Western Region, IcelandSvörtuloft Lighthouse
Gatklettur
Rauðfeldsgjá Gorge
Ytri Tunga
Búðakirkja, Snæfellsbær, Western Region, IcelandBúðakirkja
Vatnshellir Cave, Snæfellsbær, Western Region, IcelandVatnshellir Cave
Snæfellsjökull National Park
Saxhóll Crater, Snæfellsbær, Western Region, IcelandSaxhóll Crater
Kirkjufell, Grundarfjarðarbær, Western Region, IcelandKirkjufell
Kirkjufellsfoss, Grundarfjarðarbær, Vesturland, ÍslandKirkjufellsfoss
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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Jan 1 - Jan 13

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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 Hilton Reykjavik Nordica Hotel.

We also recommend the best 4-star hotels, like the Grand Hotel Reykjavik.

Alternatively, the best cheap hotel in the city of Reykjavik is the Hotel Klettur.

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 13-day vacation in Iceland!

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Day 2

Day 2 in Reykjavik

  • Reykjavik
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  • FlyOver Iceland
  • Laugardalslaug
  • Sun Voyager
  • Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre
  • 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, Laugardalslaug, and Sun Voyager.

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 Laugardalslaug. This attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,742 visitors.

You could then travel to the amazing Sun Voyager sculpture. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 6,945 visitors.

Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre is another stop you might want to add to your itinerary. This art gallery is a popular destination among visitors in Reykjavik. Rated at an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 8,016 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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  • LAVA Centre
  • Gljufrabui
  • Seljalandsfoss
  • Skógafoss
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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 LAVA Centre, Gljufrabui, Seljalandsfoss, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in Rangárþing eystra is the amazing LAVA Centre. This attraction is a museum that is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,624 visitors.

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

The spectacular Skógafoss is another popular attraction you can visit today. This fascinating attraction has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 2,288 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 Vik, where you will have access to the best hotels and places to stay.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Vik is the 3-star Hotel Katla by Keahotels.

If you’re looking for a top-rated budget apartment, we recommend staying at the 3-star 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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Day 6 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 Fjaðrárgljúfur. This attraction is a canyon and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,733 visitors.

Joining a top-rated tour in Skaftárhreppur 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 Svartifoss in the region of Höfn for some sightseeing. This popular attraction is a waterfall and has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,696 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination is the outstanding Jökulsárlón. Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars by 1,858 visitors, the remarkable Jökulsárlón deserves a spot on travelers' bucket lists.

We also recommend a visit to 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 travelers.

You’ll also 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 Hali Country Hotel.

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

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

Locals also 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 Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Höfn. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,381 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Úps. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 133 customers.

Alternatively, Jon Riki is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Höfn. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 127 customers.

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

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Day 7

Day 7 in Fljótsdalshreppur and Egilsstaðir

  • Múlaþing
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  • Litlanesfoss
  • Seyðisfjarðarkirkja
  • Gufu waterfall
  • Fardagafoss
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You’ll have time to visit two of the most popular areas in Iceland on day 7 of your road trip.

One of the best places to explore is Litlanesfoss. This excellent attraction is a waterfall that has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 505 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 Fljótsdalshreppur.

You could then travel to Seyðisfjarðarkirkja for some unforgettable sightseeing experience in the region of Egilsstaðir. This popular attraction is a church and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 798 visitors. This outstanding waterfall has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 536 travelers.

You can also stop at the popular Fardagafoss. This attraction, a stunning waterfall, has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 177 visitors.

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

One of the best hotel options in the city of Egilsstaðir is the 3-star hotel Valaskjalf Hotel.

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

Locals 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 one of the top bars in the city of Egilsstaðir, Kaffi Lára El Grillo Bar. This popular bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 627 customers.

You could also relax with a drink 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.

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

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

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Day 8

Day 8 in Norðurþing, Northeastern Region, and Akureyri

  • Akureyri
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  • Hverir
  • Námafjall Hverir Viewpoint
  • Mývatn Nature Baths
  • Geosea - Geothermal Sea Baths
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Day 8 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 Geosea - Geothermal Sea Baths. This attraction is a spa and is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 813 visitors.

Joining a top-rated tour in Norðurþing 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 Hverir in the region of Northeastern Region for some sightseeing. This popular attraction has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 5,798 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination is the outstanding Námafjall Hverir Viewpoint. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 566 visitors, the remarkable Námafjall Hverir Viewpoint deserves a spot on travelers' bucket lists.

We also recommend a visit to the popular Mývatn Nature Baths. This attraction, a stunning spa, has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 5,463 travelers.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to the fantastic Geosea - Geothermal Sea Baths. With an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 813 travelers, this is one attraction many highly recommend.

You’ll also 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.

You can also stay at one of the best 4-star hotel. The hotel Hotel Kea by Keahotels is a luxurious place to stay in the city of 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 driving and exploring, we recommend you try Strikið, one of the best restaurants in the city of Akureyri. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 520 customers.

Locals also 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 Strikið, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Akureyri. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 520 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Strikið. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 520 customers.

Alternatively, Akureyri Backpackers is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Akureyri. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 805 customers.

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

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Day 9

Day 9 in Northeastern Region, Þingeyjarsveit, and Akureyri

  • Akureyri
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  • Grjótagjá
  • Mývatn
  • Skútustaðagígar
  • Goðafoss
  • Geitafoss
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One of the best travel destinations is Goðafoss. This amazing attraction is a waterfall and has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 3,219 visitors.

Geitafoss is another popular attraction you could visit. As one of the best-rated attractions in the area, Geitafoss has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 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 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.

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

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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 hotel, we recommend staying at the 2-star Arnarstapi Hotel.

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

  • Snæfellsbær
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  • Svörtuloft Lighthouse
  • Gatklettur
  • Rauðfeldsgjá Gorge
  • Ytri Tunga
  • Búðakirkja
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On day 11 of your road trip through Iceland, you’ll explore the region of Ólafsvík, where you’ll have the chance to visit attractions like the unforgettable Svörtuloft Lighthouse, Gatklettur, Rauðfeldsgjá Gorge, and more.

One of the best hotels we recommend in the region of Ólafsvík is the 2-star Arnarstapi Hotel.

Our flexible booking system will automatically provide you with the best alternatives if these hotels are not available.

You'll have easy access to popular travel destinations like the outstanding Svörtuloft Lighthouse. This attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 527 visitors.

Gatklettur is another popular attraction you could visit. This incredible attraction has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 905 visitors.

One of the best attractions you could visit is the extraordinary Rauðfeldsgjá Gorge.

As the day moves along, one attraction you’ll probably want to visit is the incredible Ytri Tunga. Around 1,288 visitors have given Ytri Tunga natural feature an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Today you'll also have the opportunity to spend some time at the fantastic Búðakirkja. Búðakirkja is a popular church, rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,404 travelers.

Come to Ólafsvík prepared by adding some tours and tickets to your vacation package. Book this experience, or discover other popular activities you can do on this day in Ólafsvík.

After a day of exploring, try one of the best restaurants in the city of Ólafsvík.

We recommend you eat at a delicious restaurant that locals enjoy, like Langaholt Guesthouse & Restaurant, after your day of exploring the city of Ólafsvík. This excellent restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 375 customers.

Fosshotel Hellnar is another of the best restaurants in the city of Ólafsvík. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 243 customers.

It's a perfect place to relax and enjoy another amazing evening in Iceland.

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Day 12

Day 12 in Ólafsvík, Grundarfjarðarbær, and Reykjavik

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  • Vatnshellir Cave
  • Snæfellsjökull National Park
  • Saxhóll Crater
  • Kirkjufell
  • Kirkjufellsfoss
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You’ll have time to visit two of the most popular areas in Iceland on day 12 of your road trip. You can decide how much time you want to spend in each place, where you’ll see memorable travel destinations, like Vatnshellir Cave, Snæfellsjökull National Park, Saxhóll Crater, plus many more.

One of the best places to explore is Vatnshellir Cave. This excellent attraction has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 965 visitors. Around 1,639 travelers rated this attraction with 4.8 out of 5 stars.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit is Saxhóll Crater. This amazing attraction is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 969 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 Ólafsvík.

You could then travel to Kirkjufell for some unforgettable sightseeing experience in the region of Grundarfjarðarbær. This popular attraction is a mountain and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 531 visitors. This outstanding waterfall has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,682 travelers.

You’ll 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 Grand Hotel Reykjavik.

Or, you could enjoy a stay at an exclusive 4-star hotel. The Hilton Reykjavik Nordica Hotel is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Reykjavik.

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

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

Locals 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 one of the top bars in the city of Reykjavik, The Drunk Rabbit Irish Pub. This popular bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 702 customers.

You could also relax with a drink at a popular bar like Bravó. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 518 customers.

Microbar Reykjavík is a popular bar that locals recommend in the city of Reykjavik. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 504 customers.

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

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Day 13

Day 13 in Reykjavik - Departure Day

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  • Reykjavík Maritime Museum
  • Þúfa
  • Safari Quads ATV & Buggy Operator Iceland
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Day 13 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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