5-Day Iceland Road Trip from Reykjavik to Hvolsvöllur

Hrunalaug Hot Spring, Hrunamannahreppur, Southern Region, Iceland
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Starts in
Reykjavik
Ends in
Reykjavik
Duration
5 days & 4 nights
Available
All Year

Description

Have the adventure of a lifetime with this 5-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 and Hvolsvöllur.

We'll help you experience the best 5 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 Hallgrimskirkja and Perlan.

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 Sun Voyager in the city of Reykjavik. Enjoy top travel destinations like the amazing Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre and FlyOver Iceland.

From the spectacular National Museum of 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 4 nights, with plenty of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll provide you with the best car rental for 4 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

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

Destinations

Reykjavik - city in IcelandReykjavik
Rangárþing eystra - region in IcelandRangárþing eystra

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Attractions

National Museum of IcelandNational Museum of Iceland
Laugardalslaug
Ingólfur Square
HallgrimskirkjaHallgrimskirkja
PerlanPerlan
Sun Voyager
Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre, Reykjavík, IcelandHarpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre
FlyOver Iceland
Þingvellir National ParkÞingvellir National Park
ÖxarárfossÖxarárfoss
SeljalandsfossSeljalandsfoss
GljufrabuiGljufrabui
The Urriðafoss is a waterfall. 
This attraction is rated an average of 4.70 out of 5 stars by 1241 visitors. 
The exact address of the Urriðafoss is Urriðafossvegur, Iceland.Urriðafoss
Hrunalaug Hot Spring, Hrunamannahreppur, Southern Region, IcelandHrunalaug Hot Spring
Secret Lagoon Iceland
Kerid Crater, Grímsnes- og Grafningshreppur, Southern Region, IcelandKerid Crater
Árbær Open Air Museum
Grasagarður Botanical Garden, Laugardalur, Reykjavik, Capital Region, IcelandGrasagarður Botanical Garden
Reykjavík Maritime MuseumReykjavík Maritime Museum

Travel details

Travel dates
Dec 7 - Dec 11

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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
  • Laugardalslaug
  • Ingólfur Square
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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 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.

Laugardalslaug is another popular attraction in the city of Reykjavik. This unforgettable attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,742 visitors.

Another favorite attraction in the city of Reykjavik is Ingólfur Square. This outstanding travel destination has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 860 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 5-day vacation in Iceland!

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Day 2

Day 2 in Reykjavik

  • Reykjavik
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  • Hallgrimskirkja
  • Perlan
  • Sun Voyager
  • Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre
  • FlyOver Iceland
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Day 2 will take you to the best attractions the city of Reykjavik has to offer, such as the incredible Hallgrimskirkja, Perlan, 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 Hallgrimskirkja. This attraction is a church building and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 17,478 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations in Reykjavik is the spectacular Perlan. This attraction is an architectural structure and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 7,750 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 FlyOver Iceland. FlyOver Iceland is a movie theater and popular attraction in Reykjavik. More than 1,596 visitors have rated this place an average of 4.8 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 Bláskógabyggð and Hvolsvöllur

  • Rangárþing eystra
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  • Þingvellir National Park
  • Öxarárfoss
  • Seljalandsfoss
  • Gljufrabui
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Day 3 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 Þingvellir National Park. This attraction is a national park of iceland and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 16,794 visitors.

You could also go sightseeing at the incredible Öxarárfoss. This waterfall and travel destination has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,119 visitors.

Joining a top-rated tour in Bláskógabyggð 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 Seljalandsfoss in the region of Hvolsvöllur for some sightseeing. This popular attraction is a waterfall and has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 15,381 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination is the outstanding Gljufrabui. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by 3,169 visitors, the remarkable Gljufrabui 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 Hvolsvöllur.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Hvolsvöllur is the 3-star hotel Hotel Kverna.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Eldstó Art Cafe / Restaurant, one of the best restaurants in the city of Hvolsvöllur. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 735 customers.

Locals also recommend Eldstó Art Cafe / Restaurant as one of the best restaurants in the city of Hvolsvöllur. Eldstó Art Cafe / Restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 735 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Hvolsvöllur is Þórsmörk. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 413 customers.

After dinner, visit Valhalla Restaurant. , which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Hvolsvöllur. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 571 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Valhalla Restaurant. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 571 customers.

Alternatively, Midgard Base Camp & Restaurant is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Hvolsvöllur. This bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 227 customers.

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

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Day 4

Day 4 in Southern Region and Reykjavik

  • Reykjavik
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  • Urriðafoss
  • Hrunalaug Hot Spring
  • Secret Lagoon Iceland
  • Kerid Crater
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Day 4 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 Urriðafoss, Secret Lagoon Iceland, Kerid Crater, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in Southern Region is the amazing Urriðafoss. This attraction is a waterfall that is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,522 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible spa, Secret Lagoon Iceland. This popular volcanic crater and travel destination has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 10,312 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 Reykjavik, where you will have access to the best hotels and places to stay.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Reykjavik is the 4-star 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 a top-rated budget apartment, we recommend staying at the 3-star Hotel Oddsson.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try 101 Reykjavik Street Food, one of the best restaurants in the city of Reykjavik. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,639 customers.

Locals also recommend Grillmarkaðurinn as one of the best restaurants in the city of Reykjavik. Grillmarkaðurinn 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. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 982 customers.

After dinner, visit Kol Restaurant, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Reykjavik. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 931 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Fish Market. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 802 customers.

Alternatively, Bryggjan Brugghús is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Reykjavik. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 863 customers.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 in Reykjavik - Departure Day

  • Reykjavik - Departure Day
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  • Árbær Open Air Museum
  • Grasagarður Botanical Garden
  • Reykjavík Maritime Museum
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Day 5 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.

Árbær Open Air Museum is an extraordinary attraction you could visit to enjoy your last day in Reykjavik. This museum and popular site of interest has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 686.

If you're interested in seeing something else, the Grasagarður Botanical Garden botanical garden is another great option. This attraction certainly lives up to its reputation for its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 548 reviews.

You can also stop at Reykjavík Maritime Museum maritime museum to capture the beauty and wonder of Reykjavik one last time. This outstanding attraction is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 652.

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 Bastard Brew & Food before you travel home. This popular restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 981 customers.

Alternatively, we also recommend Sæta Svínið Gastropub for your last chance at a meal in the city of Reykjavik. The Sæta Svínið Gastropub restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,058 customers.

If you'd prefer a popular restaurant that locals enjoy, try Kol Restaurant. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 931 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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