9-Day Self-Drive 4×4 Campervan Ring Road Tour

9-Day Self-Drive 4x4 Campervan Ring Road Tour
9-Day Self-Drive 4x4 Campervan Ring Road Tour
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1740
  • Duration9 days
  • Group Size5 pax max
  • Meeting LocationKeflavik Airport or the office at Selvík 5

Tour description

9-Day Self-Drive 4×4 Campervan Ring Road Tour

The tour will take you to the most spectacular locations around the most famous road in Iceland. Let the power of waterfalls take your breath and the presents of massive glaciers and landscapes you will never forget. This vacation package is designed for those who want to travel independently and with more privacy — the perfect match for first-time travelers in Iceland or those who prefer to explore Iceland with friends or family. Discover the most famous hot springs and geothermal areas and enjoy everything Iceland offers on your way to chosen activities! Your camper, daily itinerary, and activities – are all carefully selected by our CampEasy team.

In 7 days, you will encounter 1148 km and 54 stops.

Think no further; we ensure you will get a fully equipped & insulated 4X4 camper van, a perfectly organized trip itinerary filled with arranged activities, campsites, and more! Book this vacation package and pack your bags for Iceland – that is all you must do!

Please be aware that your itinerary may have to be rearranged to fit your arrival date and time better.

Our packages are tailored with care – campers come with Zero Risk insurance and free cancelation policy, making trip decisions flexible, especially in these challenging times. Our shuttle service will get you to your awaiting fully equipped camper.

Trip plan

Day 1: Reykjanesbær

CampEasy – Reykjanes Peninsula – Hellishólar

Distance: 246 km, 14 stops

Welcome to Iceland! Our included shuttle service will pick you up from the airport or your stay in Keflavik and bring you to our CampEasy office, located at Selvík 5 Reykjanesbær. Do not waste time; get into your campervan and start your first day traveling in Iceland. Our Easy Guide navigational tablet shows you the Reykjanes Peninsula, where you can visit Gigvatnsvatn, Gunnuhver Hot Spring, the Bridge Between Continents, the Blue Lagoon, and more.

Night in Hellishólar Campsite.

(Admission fees for Blue Lagoon are not included in the general price)

Day 2: South Coast, Black Beach, and Horse Riding

Hellishólar – Vik – Skaftafell

Distance: 282 km, 12 stops

Your itinerary takes you to many breathtaking waterfalls like Seljalandsfoss, behind which it is possible to walk, Gljufrabui, and the mighty Skógafoss. On the road, you stop at the stunning Dyrhólaey – cliffs and rock formations before heading to the famous Reynisfjara black sand beach, where you can make friends with Icelandic horses during the Vík Horse Adventure horse riding tour (an optional activity which we can include in your tour if you select it in your booking). 

Night in Skaftafell Campsite.

Day 3: Vatnajokull National Park – glacier hiking and Amphibian Boat Tour

Skaftafell – Diamond Beach – Stafafell

Distance: 195 km, 8 stops

Start the day with glacier hiking on Vatnajökull by joining the Skaftafell 3-Hours Glacier Hike – an optional activity that we can include in your tour if you select it in the booking! You can explore Iceland’s largest glacier, which formed thousands of years ago. On the road to the campsite, you can see the Svartifoss waterfall and Diamond Beach, a black beach where blocks of ice rest onshore. The Amphibian Boat Tour is the next optional activity for today (indicate in the booking if you want it included) and lets you experience sailing between the vast icebergs of Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. After the intensive day, we recommend stopping in Höfn for dinner at Ishusid Pizzeria Restaurant and tasting delicious lobster soup and pizza.

Night in Stafafell Hostel Campsite.

Day 4: East Coast and Seydisfjordur Fjord

Stafafell – Djúpivogur – Egilsstadir

Distance: 386 km, 9 stops

If you are interested in artwork, stop at Gledivík Bay to see The Eggs at Djúpavík. You might also be interested in visiting Petra’s Stone Collection – the garden with minerals and stone collections famous in Iceland. This is only our recommendation; we will not include this in the tour price. On the east coast, do not miss out on Hengifoss; a waterfall against a basalt wall background is worth seeing! Next, you visit Hallormsstaður, Iceland’s most significant forest. Then we suggest you visit Skriðuklaustur, a very interesting farmstead, and the historical site is just close to the waterfall. Here it is possible to see this well-known historical site and the adjacent ruins dating back to the 16th century. This is only our recommendation; we will not include this in the tour price. Your last of the day is Seyðisfjörður, said to be the most beautiful east fjord in the country! Nestled between Mt. Bjólfur and Strandartindur, the village of 700 inhabitants is one of Iceland’s landmarks with colorful houses. Seyðisfjörður also hosts the annual Lunga Arts festival in mid-July, attracting locals and tourists alike.

Night in Egilsstadir Campsite.

Day 5: North East and Lake Mývatn

Egilsstadir Campsite – Mývatn Lake – Hlíd Campsite

Distance: 234 km, 11 stops

Today you visit the North East coast of Iceland and Lake Mývatn, rich in geothermal areas. The day would not be completed without visiting Dimmuborgir, a unique volcanic formation where caves and arches were formed during a powerful eruption 2300 years ago. Finally, you can end the day with a long and relaxing soak in the geothermal waters of Mývatn Nature Baths (optional activity, we can include it in the tour if you select it in your booking).

Night in Hlíd Campsite. 

Day 6: Húsavik & Akureyri – Diamond Circle

Hlíd- Diamond Circle – Hamrar

Distance: 256 km, 9 stops

Start the day by visiting Dettifoss, Europe’s second most powerful waterfall. Next, you see the Ásbyrgi, a shoe-shaped canyon formed eight to ten thousand years ago after glacial flooding. Then you go to Húsavík fishing town, known as the whale watching spot, and have the chance to see giant whales in their natural habitat. Here you can join a Whale Watching Tour at 1:15 PM, where you would see whales in their habitat but could spot some dolphins jumping out of the water as they travel in groups. We can include this optional activity in your tour if you select it in the booking. The next stop is a Gódafoss waterfall on the way to Akureyri – called The Capital of North.

Night in Hamrar Campsite.

Day 7: The Battle of Iceland

Hamrar – Blonduós – Þingvellir Campsite

Distance: 463 km, 8 stops

The day’s first stop is the Grafarkirkja Turf Church, with its magical atmosphere. Then we recommend you continue by visiting Hofsós swimming pool which is among the most photographed and popular in Iceland due to its breathtaking view of the fjord and the seclusive atmosphere. This is only our recommendation; admission will not be included in the tour price. Next, you can visit the history museum 1238: The Battle of Iceland, where you experience the exhibition with VR & AR technology (optional activitywe can include it in the tour if you select it in your booking). Thingvellir National Park and its waterfall Öxará are the last visits on today’s itinerary.

Night in Þingvellir Campsite.

Day 8: Golden Circle and Snorkeling in Silfra

Þingvellir Campsite – Golden Circle – Reykjavik

Distance: 197 km, 7 stops

Today you can start with the experience of Snorkeling in Silfra – optional activity which we will include in your tour if you select it in the booking. Silfra is a fissure between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates right at the start of your itinerary! You then continue the Golden Circle sightseeing to visit the Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir. We recommend stopping at Friðheimar Restaurant and Farm, famous for its horse breeding and show activities, and its tomato farm, which is entirely run with geothermal energy using biological pest controls. The entrance to the farm is free; however, if you choose to taste the restaurant’s meals and beverages, you can do so at your own expense, which is not included in the tour price. Before visiting Reykjadalur Hot River, you stop at Kerið, a famous crater lake in Iceland. You will then head to your campsite if there is nothing you would like to see as an extra attraction.

Night in Reykjavik Campsite.

Day 9: Departure

Reykjavik campsite – Reykjavik Downtown – CampEasy

Distance: 63 km, 6 stops

Discover Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, and its landmarks, such as the famous rainbow street in town and Hallgrímskirkja Church, from which you have a 360° panoramic view of the whole city. The entrance to the church is free; however, to go up to the tower, there is a small admission fee which is not included in the tour price. Should you have time on your departure day, we recommend visiting the Perlan Museum, where you learn interesting facts about Icelandic glaciers, birds, and nature. Perlan features a Northern Lights Planetarium show and 100 meters The Ice Cave. If you choose to come here and join one of the Perlan-activities, you will have to arrange the admission yourself, as this is not going to be included in the tour price; it is only our recommendation. 

Walk with a Viking is a must-do while in Reykjavik to visit the city highlights and the hidden spots: https://yourfriendinreykjavik.com/tour/walk-with-a-viking-reykjavik-tour/

Don’t miss the Reykjavik Food Lovers Tour to try traditional Icelandic cuisine and visit iconic restaurants with a guide; you can book it online here: https://yourfriendinreykjavik.com/tour/reykjavik-food-lovers-tour/

Once in CampEasy offices, you warm up with hot drinks, check out the souvenirs, or share your trip memories with us! We would love to hear from you! Our shuttle service can take you to the Keflavik International airport or your hotel accommodation in Keflavik town.

Don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected] in case of any questions. We can help you change the itinerary if needed and recommend more activities, like visiting the ice cave, snowmobiling, and more!

Cancelation policy: we will charge a cancellation fee of 30% if the booking is canceled 1 day or less before the event. 

 

What's Included

  • Fully Equipped 4x4 Campervan
  • Zero-Risk Insurance
  • Camping Sites
  • Cancelation Protection
  • Free Shuttle from Keflavik Airport to the office at Selvík 5
  • In the Campers, you will find inclusions like thick duvets, cook/kitchenware, compressor fridge, quality stove, charging station, running water, inverter, BBQ + gas, table + two chairs, parking sensors, post-collision braking, park distance control, mobile phone interface and much, much more!

Good To Know

  • Exclusions: Personal Accident Insurance unless driving or passenger, Traffic Violation Fines (Parking/Speeding), Parking Fees, Electricity and the use of any other service at the campsites, Flights, Activities only suggested in the itinerary of the tour (not selectable in the booking, require self-made bookings), Any extra activity selected by customers, Food and Beverages (except where we include a restaurant in the tour), Fuel
  • The minimum age of passengers is: 14
  • Please bring a valid credit card and driver’s license
  • The minimum age requirement for the driver participant(s) of this tour is 20 years of age
  • Pack sensibly; there is limited space for luggage in the camper. It’s better to have soft bags rather than hard case bags
  • Please bring warm clothes, waterproof layers, swimsuit and hiking shoes
  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 30% if the booking is canceled 1 day or less before the event

Why Your Friend in Reykjavik Recommends This Tour

Traveling in a camper van is a dream for many, and Iceland is the perfect place for such a trip! This package makes organizing your Road Trip easier and is a great value!

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