15-Day Summer Road Trip: Circle of Iceland with Remote Westfjords


15 Days


May - Sep



Minimum Age



Embark on an unforgettable adventure with our 15-Day Summer Self-Drive Tour of Iceland’s Ring Road & Westfjords. Visit each corner of the country, including the Golden Circle, Vatnajökull National Park, Akureyri, and the remote Westfjords. This fantastic road trip is perfect for those looking for the ultimate off-the-beaten-path vacation in Iceland.

Book your summer self-drive tour of Iceland’s Ring Road and Westfjords now and embark on an unforgettable adventure!


  • 14 nights of accommodation (different levels available; breakfast included for all levels; more detailed info in accommodation tab)
  • Vehicle for the duration of the trip with unlimited mileage (VW Golf 2WD or similar. Upgrades available)
  • Medium Protection Package for car rental: CDW, SCDW, PAI, THW and GP (More Info Click Here)
  • Mobile WIFI including 3GB total
  • Detailed Itinerary with fun and practical information on the nature, history and culture of Iceland
  • Hands-on travel agent to oversee your itinerary
  • Taxes

Not included

  • Flights to/from Iceland
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Gasoline/Petrol
  • Driving-Related Fees
  • Meals & drinks (unless otherwise stated)
  • Any services not listed as “Included”


Hallgrimskirkja Church in Reykjavik, Iceland on a summer's day. Tree in the foreground, blue skies.

Day 1: Welcome to Iceland!

On the first day of your tour in Iceland, you’ll land at Keflavík International Airport and pick up your rental car. From there, you’ll head to the city to check in to your accommodation. If you’re feeling up to it, take some time to explore Reykjavík and see what the city has to offer.


  • Reykjanes Peninsula
  • Reykjavík
  • Hallgrímskirkja Church
  • Laugavegur Street
  • Blue Lagoon Comfort Entrance: Includes entrance to the Blue Lagoon, silica mud mask, use of towel and 1st drink of your choice.
  • Blue Lagoon Premium Entrance: Includes entrance to the Blue Lagoon, silica mud mask, use of towel, 1st drink of your choice, second mask of choice, slippers, use of bathrobe, table reservation at Lava Restaurant, and sparkling wine if dining.
Gullfoss waterfall on Iceland's Golden Circle route in the summer.

Day 2: Discover the Golden Circle

On day 2 of this tour, you’ll have the opportunity to explore Iceland’s famous Golden Circle. This route takes you to three of the country’s most stunning natural wonders: Þingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area, and Gullfoss Waterfall. After a full day of exploring, you’ll retire to your accommodation in the southwestern countryside. 


  • Þingvellir National Park
  • Geysir Geothermal Area
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Faxi Waterfall
  • Snorkeling in Silfra: Snorkeling between continents in crystal-clear water. Includes a tour with a certified PADI divemaster, all necessary snorkelling gear, Silfra admission fee, and hot chocolate to warm up after the dive. Minimum age 12 years.
  • Snowmobiling on Langjökull: An exhilarating tour on top of a glacier, no previous riding experience needed. Included is a one-hour snowmobile ride with a guide and use of overalls. Two people share a snowmobile and the driver needs to bring their driving licence. Age limit for passenger is 8 years.
  • 2 Hour Horse Riding Tour: Meet the friendly Icelandic Horse. Includes 1-1.5 hour guided horseback ride with a specially trained guide. Use of riding helmets, boots & rain wear. Minimum age is 8 years.
Purple sky over Skógafoss Waterfall in South Iceland.

Day 3: The Untamed Beauty of the South Coast

Your journey on this day will take you along the stunning south coast of Iceland, where you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of some of the country’s most impressive natural wonders, including the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, Reynisfjara black sand beach, and Dyrhólaey Rock Arch. As the day comes to a close, make your way to the charming village of Vík, where you’ll spend the night.


  • Seljalandsfoss
  • Skógafoss
  • Dyrhólaey Rock Arch
  • Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
  • Glacier Hiking on Sólheimajökull Glacier: A fun and easy glacier hike. No previous experience needed. Tour includes an English speaking glacier guide, use of helmet, crampons, ice axe and other necessary safety equipment. Minimum age is 8 years.
  • Snowmobiling on Sólheimajökull Glacier: Race across a glacier on a snowmobile. No prior experience needed and all you have to bring are warm clothes and good shoes. Use of overalls, helmets and balaclavas are included. Two people share a snowmobile, and the driver needs to bring their driving licence. Age limit for passengers is 5 years.
Piece of an iceberg on the Diamond Beach at Jokulsarlon lagoon during sunset.

Day 4: The Realm of Ice and Fire at Vatnajökull National Park

On this day, you’ll embark on an exciting journey to Vatnajökull National Park, one of Iceland’s most stunning natural wonders. Explore the hiking trails of Skaftafell Nature Reserve before enjoying the tranquil beauty of Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach. Spend the night in the area.


  • Vatnajökull National Park
  • Skaftafell Nature Reserve
  • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
  • Diamond Beach
  • Katla Ice Cave: Visit an authentic ice cave in a glacier that covers an active volcano! Don’t worry, all volcanoes in Iceland are monitored so this is perfectly safe. Includes a tour with a certified glacier guide and use of all necessary glacier gear such as crampons and helmets. Minimum age is 8 years.
  • Jökulsárlón Zodiac Boat Tour: Get a front-row seat to see the giant icebergs at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. The small Zodiac boat can get closer to the icebergs than the larger amphibian boat, providing you with a unique perspective over the bergs. Includes use of floatation overalls and lifejackets. Minimum age is 10 and children must also be taller than 130 cm (4’3”).
  • Jökulsárlón Amphibian Boat Tour: Sail amongst the enormous icebergs on Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. This tour is especially suited for families with young children as well as photographers looking for a great shot of the ice. Included is a guided tour in English and use of lifevest. No age limit.
An old house by Berufjordur Fjord in East Iceland in the summer.

Day 5: Immerse Yourself in the Charms of East Iceland

During this day of your tour, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the picturesque fishing villages that dot the coastline of East Iceland. These charming communities are steeped in history and offer a glimpse into the traditional way of life in this remote part of the country. Spend the night at accommodation in or near Egilsstaðir.


  • Mt. Vestrahorn
  • Hallormsstaðaskógur Forest
  • Lake Lagarfljót
  • Egilsstaðir Town
  • Vök Nature Baths: Vök Nature Baths are surrounded by nothing but the untouched nature of East Iceland. Ticket includes entry to the baths and a tisane brewed from the spring water and local herbs at the infusion bar. Bring with you a swimsuit and a towel but those can also be rented onsite. No minimum age.
A blue bubbling mud pool at the Myvatn Region, North Iceland.

Day 6: Geothermal Marvels in the Lake Mývatn Area

Today’s tour will take you to the stunning Lake Mývatn Area, where you can immerse yourself in Iceland’s natural beauty. Visit the bubbling mud pools and steaming vents at Námaskarð Pass, look for trolls at Dimmuborgir Lava Field, and enjoy the rich wildlife at Lake Mývatn itself. Spend the night in the region.


  • Lake Mývatn
  • Dimmuborgir Lava Field
  • Grjótagjá Cave
  • Námaskarð Geothermal Area
  • Mývatn Nature Baths: Unwind in geothermal water just South of the Arctic Circle. Please bring a swimsuit and a towel. However, you can also rent a towel if you don’t have one with you. Alcoholic beverages available to purchase for those over 20 years of age.
Colorful sunrise on Dettifoss - most powerful waterfall in Europe. Jokulsargljufur National Park, Iceland.

Day 7: Encounter Dettifoss, Ásbyrgi, and Húsavík

Today, you’ll travel the Diamond Circle. Begin your day with a visit to Dettifoss Waterfall, one of the most powerful waterfalls in Europe, before visiting Ásbyrgi Canyon and the charming coastal town of Húsavík. After a day of adventure and natural wonders, you’ll return to the Mývatn area for another night’s rest.


  • Dettifoss Waterfall
  • Ásbyrgi Canyon
  • Selfoss Waterfall
  • Húsavík Town
  • Whale Watching Tour: See the whales in their natural habitat. Includes professionally guided tour and warm, floatable overalls for your safety and comfort. Also included is a second try in case of no sightings. No age limit.
  • Whale and Puffin Watching RIB Boat Tour: Hop aboard a boat and explore the diverse marine life around Iceland. You’ll search for both the mighty whales and the adorable puffins on this tour. Included on this tour is a specialized guide, warm safety overalls and a little surprise from a local winemaker. Minimum age is 7 years.
  • GeoSea Geothermal Sea Baths: Unwind and enjoy the stunning view at GeoSea Geothermal Sea Baths in the town of Húsavík. GeoSea limits the number of guests, allowing for a more peaceful and relaxing experience for those who visit. Bring with you a swimsuit and a towel but those can also be rented onsite. No minimum age.
Godafoss waterfall on Skjalfandafljot river

Day 8: Unravel the Wonders of the Troll Peninsula

On this day of your tour itinerary, you’ll have the opportunity to discover more of North Iceland’s natural beauty and cultural heritage. Visit Goðafoss Waterfall and the charming town of Akureyri before embarking on a trip around the mountainous Troll Peninsula. There, you’ll visit picturesque fishing villages before finding your accommodation in northwest Iceland.


  • Goðafoss Waterfall
  • Akureyri Town
  • Troll Peninsula
  • Siglufjörður Town
  • Whale Watching tour from Akureyri: Head to sea to search for the gentle whales which make the waters around Akureyri their home. Included is a professionally guided tour and warm, floatable overalls for your safety and comfort. Also included is a second try in case of no sightings. No age limit
  • Beer Spa: Soak in hops and yeast at the Beer Spa! Single and double tubs available. Bathwater is undrinkable, so there is no age limit but 16 years or younger must be accompanied by adults. Beer on draught at every tub for anybody over the age of 20.
  • Horse Riding Tour: Meet the friendly Icelandic Horse. Includes 1-1.5 hour guided horseback ride with a specially trained guide. Use of riding helmets, boots & rain wear. Minimum age is 8 years.
Hvitserkur Rock in North Iceland reflected in the sea water at sunset.

Day 9: Embrace the Mystique of Strandir Region in the Westfjords

Embark on a journey to the Westfjords of Iceland. As you make your way towards your destination, stop at Hvítserkur rock stack, a unique natural formation that rises from the sea. You’ll then enter the Strandir Region, known for its rich folklore and mystical landscapes. Head to the tiny town of Drangsnes, where you can unwind in hot pools located on the shore. Finally, make your way to Hólmavík, where you will spend the night.


  • Hvítserkur Rock Stack
  • Djúpavík Abandoned Village
  • Drangsnes Hot Tubs
  • Hólmavík Town
  • There are no optional activities for this day
Small cottage in the mountains, Iceland

Day 10: Ísafjördur Beckons

On this exciting day of your tour, you will be making your way to the picturesque Ísafjörður, a charming little town known for its beautiful surroundings and rich history. Along the way, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains, rolling hills, and sparkling ocean. Soak up Ísafjörður’s unique atmosphere before settling in for a restful night’s sleep.


  • Súðavík Village
  • Ögur Church
  • Valagil Ravine and Waterfall
  • Ísafjörður Town
  • There are no optional activities for this day
Atlantic Puffins on green grass in the summer.

Day 11: Encounter Waterfalls and Puffins

On this day of the tour, you will embark on a journey to some of Westfjord’s most impressive sites, including Dynjandi Waterfall, Rauðisandur Beach, and Látrabjarg Cliffs. Make sure you keep your eyes peeled for puffins and other birds, like guillemots and razorbills, at Látrabjarg. Finally, you’ll end your day in the charming town of Patreksfjörður, where you’ll spend the night.


  • Dynjandi Waterfall
  • Rauðisandur Beach
  • Látrabjarg Cliffs
  • Garðar BA 64 Shipwreck
  • There are no optional activities for this day
Moss-covered lava field in front of Snæfellsjökull Glacier in Iceland.

Day 12: Heading to Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Land of Legends

On this day, you will venture towards the stunning Snæfellsnes Peninsula. You have the option to either take a quick ferry across the Breiðafjörður Bay or embark on a scenic drive, which includes stops at the historical Eiríksstaðir and Guðrúnarlaug Pool. Whichever option you choose, you will arrive at Snæfellsnes and be surrounded by beautiful landscapes as you rest for the night.


  • Guðrúnarlaug Pool
  • Eiríksstaðir Historical Site
  • Snæfellsjökull Glacier
  • Stykkishólmur Town
  • There are no optional activities for this day
Colorful sunrise at Mt Kirkjufell on Iceland's Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

Day 13: Delve into Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Today’s itinerary takes you to the stunning Snæfellsnes Peninsula, where you’ll experience some of Iceland’s most picturesque landscapes. Stop at Mt. Kirkjufell, Djúpalónssandur Black Pebble Beach, and Lóndrangar Rock Stacks before returning to your accommodation in the area for another night of rest and relaxation.


  • Mt. Kirkjufell
  • Djúpalónssandur Beach
  • Lóndrangar Cliffs
  • Arnarstapi Hamlet
  • Whale Watching Tour – Ólafsvík: Two of the ocean’s top predators, sperm whales and orcas (also known as killer whales), make the waters around Snæfellsnes Peninsula their home. That means this your best chance to spot them while in Iceland. Dress warmly and bring a hat, scarf and gloves.
  • Viking Sushi Boat Tour: Head to sea on a Viking adventure! From Stykkishólmur town, you’ll board a boat which will take you around the countless islands found in Breiðafjörður Bay. Keep an eye out for birds such as fulmars and adorable puffins. The highlight of the tour is when the crew pull up the nets and allow guests to try out fresh scallops and sea urchins. Bring warm clothes. No minimum age.
Water flowing from a lava field and into a blue river, forming Hraunfossar Waterfall in Iceland.

Day 14: Unveiling the Raw Beauty of West Iceland

On this last day in the Icelandic countryside, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the wonders of West Iceland. Your journey will take you through scenic countryside roads and past stunning landscapes as you make your way to Reykjavík. Stop at Grábrók Crater, the stunning Hraunfossar and Barnafoss Waterfall, and Deildartunguhver Hot Spring.


  • Grábrók Crater
  • Hraunfossar Waterfalls
  • Barnafoss Waterfall
  • Deildartunguhver Hot Spring
  • Langjökull Ice Cave Tunnels: Step inside Iceland’s second-largest glacier. The man-made tunnels provide visitors with the unique opportunity to explore deep inside the heart of an ice cap. Included is a guided tour, transportation from the base camp up the glacier, and free wifi on the glacier shuttle so you can Instagram your photos right away! No age limit.
  • Viðgelmir Lava Cave: One of the largest caves in Iceland. Tour includes an English speaking guide and use of caving equipment such as a helmet and headlamp. No age limit.
  • Inside the Volcano: Descend into the magma chamber of a 4,000 year old volcano. To get to the volcano, you have to be able to hike for 45-50 on uneven surface. All safety gear is provided as well as Icelandic meat soup to warm you up after the trip (vegetarian options available). Minimum age is 12 years.
Swan at Tjornin Lake, Reykjavik, Iceland,

Day 15: Farewell to the Land of Fire and Ice

On your final day in Iceland, it’s time to say goodbye to this breathtaking country. You’ll need to pack your bags and make sure you allow enough time to drive to the airport and return your rental car. If your flight doesn’t leave until later in the day, you can spend some time in Reykjavík and make the most of your last few hours in Iceland before you head home.


  • Reykjavík City Center
  • Tjörnin Lake
  • Harpa Concert Hall
  • Old Harbour
  • Blue Lagoon Comfort Entrance: Includes entrance to the Blue Lagoon, silica mud mask, use of towel and 1st drink of your choice.
  • Blue Lagoon Premium Entrance: Includes entrance to the Blue Lagoon, silica mud mask, use of towel, 1st drink of your choice, second mask of choice, slippers, use of bathrobe, table reservation at Lava Restaurant, and sparkling wine if dining.
  • Whales of Iceland: Whales of Iceland is the largest whale exhibition in Europe. The display features life-size models of 23 whale species found in Icelandic waters, as well as interactive information stands that help enhance the experience and educate visitors. Suitable for all ages.
  • Fly over Iceland: Soar over the entire island, seeing Iceland’s most spectacular sceneries with the latest in simulated flight ride technology. FlyOver Iceland will allow you to virtually soar over Iceland’s most iconic landscapes, while special effects — including wind, mist, scent and motion — help create the illusion of flight. Children need to be at least 102 cm (3’4″) to participate.


You’ll have a choice of three accommodation levels. See details about each one in the boxes below. All accommodations for this tour have been hand-picked by our local travel experts.

Please keep in mind that hotel quality in Iceland varies between regions and that not all locations offer quality-level accommodations


Nice and comfortable rooms with shared bathroom facilities and shower located in farmhouses, guesthouses or hostels, in good locations with breakfast included. An example of this in Reykjavík would be Kex Hostel. 


Comfortable rooms in three-star hotels or quality guesthouses, centrally located, very close to popular attractions. Private bathroom and breakfast included. An example of this in Reykjavík would be Fosshotel Rauðará. 


Rooms in four-star hotels or superior rooms in quality three-star hotels at fantastic locations near popular attractions. Private bathroom and breakfast is included. An example of this in Reykjavík would be Icelandair Hotel Marina. 


You’ll have a choice of three options for your rental car. See details for each option in the boxes below. We only work with highly reputable dealerships, ensuring a smooth ride throughout your holiday.

The vehicles for all levels are current models, no older than two years. They all come standard with a medium protection package, including CDW (Collision damage waiver), GP (Gravel Protection), Super Collision Damage Waiver (SCDW), Personal Accident Insurance (PAI), and a Theft Waiver (THW). They also come equipped with free Wi-Fi with 3GB total. You will also get 24-hour roadside emergency services from the car rental agency. In the wintertime, all cars have winter tires.

Compact 2WD

2WD vehicle such as a VW Golf, good for city driving and shorter trips. Fits up to 5 travellers & light luggage. No Highland capabilities. Driver must be at least 20 year old.

Comfort 4x4

4x4 jeep or SUV. Fits up to 5 travellers and 2 large pieces of luggage. Decent for snow and off-asphalt driving. Basic highland capabilities. Driver must be min. 20 years old.

Large 4x4

Large 4x4 like a Toyota Land Cruiser. Comfortable up to 5 travellers with 4 large pieces of luggage. Full highland capabilities. Driver must be min. 21 years old.


Good to know

  • Note that the itinerary may have to be rearranged to fit your arrival date and time better.
  • The itinerary is dependent upon road and weather conditions and so it may be altered if conditions are not favourable. This includes optional activities as well. If extreme weather affects your travel plans, you will be notified and we will do our best to assist you with rearranging or booking other activities when applicable.
  • Some optional activities may need a valid driving licence, or you may need to send additional information to your travel agent. For snorkelling, you will need to know how to swim and fill out an online medical document.
  • The weather in Iceland is very unpredictable, even in the summertime. Make sure to be prepared and bring both warm and waterproof clothing.

What to bring

  • Warm and waterproof clothes
  • Good walking/hiking shoes
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Camera
  • Driving licence
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