3-Day Iceland Road Trip in Reykjavik

Grasagarður Botanical Garden, Laugardalur, Reykjavik, Capital Region, Iceland
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Starts in
Reykjavik
Ends in
Reykjavik
Duration
3 days & 2 nights
Available
All Year

Description

Have the adventure of a lifetime with this 3-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.

We'll help you experience the best 3 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 Perlan and Hallgrimskirkja.

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 Hilton Reykjavik Nordica Hotel. Alternatively, you could stay at a luxury accommodation like the 4-star Grand Hotel Reykjavik. Travelers looking for the best cheap accommodation could choose the 3-star Hotel Fron. 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 Sun Voyager and National Museum of Iceland.

From the spectacular FlyOver Iceland in the city of Reykjavik to the unforgettable Laugardalslaug 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 2 nights, with plenty of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll provide you with the best car rental for 2 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

2 nights hotel
Breakfast
3 days car rental
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Reykjavik - city in IcelandReykjavik

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Attractions

National Museum of IcelandNational Museum of Iceland
FlyOver Iceland
Laugardalslaug
PerlanPerlan
HallgrimskirkjaHallgrimskirkja
Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre, Reykjavík, IcelandHarpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre
Sun Voyager
Ingólfur Square
Árbær Open Air Museum
Grasagarður Botanical Garden, Laugardalur, Reykjavik, Capital Region, IcelandGrasagarður Botanical Garden

Travel details

Travel dates
Dec 1 - Dec 3

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Travelers

2

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Day 1

Day 1 in Reykjavik - Arrival Day

  • Reykjavik - Arrival Day
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  • National Museum of Iceland
  • FlyOver Iceland
  • Laugardalslaug
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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 Grand Hotel Reykjavik. This 4-star hotel is rated an average of 83.47 out of 5 stars by 1,402 guests.

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

Alternatively, the best cheap hotel in the city of Reykjavik is the Hotel Fron. This 3-star hotel is rated an average of 76.77 out of 5 stars by 1,417 guests.

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 National Museum of Iceland. This attraction is a national museum and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,461 visitors.

FlyOver Iceland is another popular attraction in the city of Reykjavik. This unforgettable attraction is a movie theater and is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 1,596 visitors.

Another favorite attraction in the city of Reykjavik is Laugardalslaug. This outstanding travel destination has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,742 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 3-day vacation in Iceland!

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Day 2

Day 2 in Reykjavik

  • Reykjavik
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  • Perlan
  • Hallgrimskirkja
  • Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre
  • Sun Voyager
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Day 2 will take you to the best attractions the city of Reykjavik has to offer, such as the incredible Perlan, Hallgrimskirkja, 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 Perlan. This attraction is an architectural structure and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 7,750 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations in Reykjavik is the spectacular Hallgrimskirkja. This attraction is a church building and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 17,478 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.

Sun Voyager is another stop you might want to add to your itinerary. This sculpture is a popular destination among visitors in Reykjavik. Rated at an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 6,945 visitors, it’s one many travelers find worthy a visit.

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 - Departure Day

  • Reykjavik - Departure Day
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  • Ingólfur Square
  • Árbær Open Air Museum
  • Grasagarður Botanical Garden
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Day 3 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.

Ingólfur Square is an extraordinary attraction you could visit to enjoy your last day in Reykjavik. This park and popular site of interest has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 860.

If you're interested in seeing something else, the Árbær Open Air Museum museum is another great option. This attraction certainly lives up to its reputation for its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 686 reviews.

You can also stop at Grasagarður Botanical Garden botanical garden to capture the beauty and wonder of Reykjavik one last time. This outstanding attraction is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 548.

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 could then enjoy your last meal in the city of Reykjavik at 101 Reykjavik Street Food before you travel home. This popular restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,639 customers.

Alternatively, we also recommend Grillmarkaðurinn for your last chance at a meal in the city of Reykjavik. The Grillmarkaðurinn restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,726 customers.

If you'd prefer a popular restaurant that locals enjoy, try Fish Company. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 982 customers.

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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