Day 1 & 2: Hveragerði
You will arrive in Keflavík and travel to Hveragerði, which is built above a hot spring field. Spend your second day exploring the Golden Circle with famous landmarks such as the waterfall Gullfoss, Geysir geothermical area and þingvellir National Park.
Day 3: Kirkjubæjarklaustur
On your program for today is a scenic drive to Kirkjubæjarklaustur. There are plenty of interesting stops on the way; the waterfalls Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss, the black sand beach with basalt rock formations Reynisfjara and the charming town Vík í Mýrdal.
Day 4: Höfn
We highly recommend a visit to the glacier lake Jökulsárlön and the diamond beach, where you can admire the glistening ice on the purely black sand.
Day 5: Egilsstaðir
The east coast of Iceland is characterized by dramatic landscape and small fishing villages. Egilstaðir is home to the largest forest in Iceland, which makes it perfect for hiking, cycling and other outdoor activities.
Day 6 & 7: Mývatn
Take a detour to the waterfall Dettifoss on the way to Mývatn. Dettifoss is one of Europe’s most impressive waterfalls. Mývatn is a lake in an area of active volcanism which results in unbelievable sights. Hike up a large crater, get lost in mystic lava fields, take a dip in Mývatn nature bath or watch the boiling mud pots and natural steam vents at Hverir.
Day 8: Akureyri
Akureyri is just a short drive from Mývatn, giving time to explore Iceland’s second largest city.
Day 9 & 10: Hvammstangi
Drive through the incredibly beautiful and desolate landscape to Hvammstangi and use the second day to explore the Westfjords, you might even spot a puffin.
Day 11: Borgarnes
Continue along ringroad 1 to Borgarnes or take a detour to the Snæfellsnes peninsula if the weather allows.
Day 12 & 13: Reykjavík
Reykjavík is, despite its size, one of Europe’s most dynamic and interesting cities. Stroll along the charming main street with vibrantly colored houses and unique shops with local handicraft where you might find the perfect Iceland sweater.