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Planning Selv Drive in Iceland 2021

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Around Iceland in 7 to 10 Days is the full circle tour in 6 or 10 days of natural wonders around the country. Taking in glaciers, waterfalls, geothermal fields, volcanic formations, historical sites and villages, as well as the rich vegetation of Iceland’s most fertile areas.  You can combine all the most spectacular places with other opportunities in your driving program to realize the genuine “feel” for Iceland.

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Itinerary Suggestions

7 days itinerary

Day 1. Reykjavik-Borgarfjordur-Skagafjordur
Driving from Reykjavik via saga trails.

Leave Reykjavik driving through Hvalfjordur (Whale bay)
or driving via Whale bay tunnel!!
WHALE BAYThyrill GEIRSHOLMUR HVALFJARDAREYRI Sanda VillageMARIUHOFN
and continue drive, in county Leirar and Melasveit.
SAURBAER CHURCH‘-LERA FARMMELAR FARM
Continue via the Borgarfjordur District.
Detour to SKORRADALURKALMANSTUNGAHRAUNFOSSARREYKHOLT CHURCHSTURLUREYKIRSURTHELLIR’-

Quick reference travel guide Borgarfjordur

Be fore crossing the Holtavorduheidi plateau to North Iceland.
BORG IN MYRARBAULABifrost

Then continue over Holtavorduheidi.

Passing Bru and  Stadarskali N1 Gas station  on highway no. 1 to the hamlet Hvammstangi.
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Continue drive to Blonduos on highway no.1

VATNSDALURHOF IN VATNSDALUR-VESTURHOPSHOLAR CHURCH-THINGEYRARSTORA GILJA-
You will also pass one of best salmon river in the world Laxa in Asar before Blonduos!!!

You can drive Langidalur to Varmahlid in Skagafjordur.
ARNARSTAPIVIDIMYRI CHURCHFLUGUMYRIGELDINGAHOLTGLODAFEYKIRORLYGSSTADIRVALLHOLMURGLAUMBAERREYNISSTADUR
GRETTISLAUG-TINDASTOLLSELVIK

You can also going to Skagafjordur via Thverarfjall.

Quick reference travel guide North West Iceland
North Arctic Coastal Way

Day 2. Skagafjordur -Akureyri
Drive through the Skagafjordur District, famous for its horses and history. Ideal to stop at the Glaumbaer folk museum from 19th century, located near Sauðarkrokur. Then drive to Akureyri, the capital of the North. Overnight in Skagafjordur area or continue to Akureyri area.

HRAUNMYRKAMODRUVELLIR CHURCHMUNKATHVERA FARM-HRAFNAGIL
Quick reference travel guide North East Iceland

Day 3. Akureyri-Myvatn
From Akureyri you continue to the Godafoss Waterfall and Lake Myvatn. Among the places at Myvatn, the volcanic formations of Dimmuborgir and Namaskard.
LJOSAVATN-GODAFOSS
You can also continues to Husavik!!!

North Iceland travel guide North East Iceland

Day 4. Myvatn-Husavik-Asbyrgi-Dettifoss-Egilsstadir
The tour continues along the Tjornes peninsula via Husavik to the horseshoe shaped cliffs of Asbyrgi and Dettifoss, Europe’s mightiest waterfall. Continuing eastwards to Egilsstadir. Passing Jökuldalsheidi –Sænautasel and Joklulsa a Bru to Egilsstadir
Quick reference guide for North Iceland

Day 5.  Egilsstadir-Hofn-Glacial Lagoon-Skaftafell
Drive along the East coast through the mountainous landscapes passing Oxl to Djupivogur
Or driving Fagridalur to Reydarfjordur-Faskrudfjordur- Stodvarfjordur-BreiddalsvikDjupivogur
and continue the fishing town Hofn in Hornarfjordur

Then continue to the Jokulsarlon (Glacial Lagoon)
via Borgarhofn Hali in Sudursveit before continuing to Fagurholsmyri
and don’t miss to see Ingolfshod and more in this area!!!

 Skaftafell National Park at the foot at the mighty Oraefajokull, the highest peak of the country. Overnight in the area.

Day 6. Skaftafell-Kirkjubaejarklaustur-Vik.
Drive across the outwash plains past the hamlet Kirkjubaejarklaustur and Myrdalssandur, the vast desert, before reaching Vik, Iceland’s southernmost village. 
Quick reference travel guide South Iceland!!!

Day 7. Vik-Reykjavik
From Vik a drive to the waterfall Skogafoss,  waterfall Seljalandsfoss. then continue through some of Iceland’s richest farmlands to Hveragerdi before continuing over  plateau Hellisheidi to Reykjavik.
You can also visit Geysir and Gullfoss and going to Thingvellir-  going back to Reykjavik via Mosfelsheidi or
continuing over plateau Hellisheidi to Reykjavik.

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10 days  itinerary

Day 1. Reykjavik-Skagafjordur
Leave Reykjavik driving through the Borgarfjordur District to cross the Holtavorduheidi plateau to North Iceland. Passing Bru and Stadarskali tourist information centre on highway no. 1 to the hamletVarmahlid in Skagafjordur. Overnight in the area.

Day 2. Skagafjordur -Akureyri
Drive through the Skagafjordur District, famous for its horses and history. Ideal to stop at the   Glaumbaer folk museum from 19th century, located near Sauðarkrokur. Then drive to Akureyri, the capital of the North. Overnight in Akureyri area.

Day 3. Akureyri
We suggest a drive along the bay Eyjafjordur to Olafsfjordur via Dalvik and  the Akureyri surroundings. Overnight in the Akureyri area.

Day 4. Akureyri-Myvatn
From Akureyri you continue to the Godafoss Waterfall and Lake Myvatn. Among the places at Myvatn, the volcanic formations of Dimmuborgir and Namaskard. Overnight in the area.

Day 5. Myvatn
The day is spent exploring the Lake Myvatn area which is especially interesting for bird watchers and the geologically inclined. Overnight in the Myvatn area.

Day 6. Myvatn-Husavik-Asbyrgi-Dettifoss-Egilsstadir
The tour continues along the Tjornes peninsula via Husavik to the horseshoe shaped cliffs of Asbyrgi and Dettifoss, Europe’s mightiest waterfall. Continuing eastwards to Egilsstadir. Overnight stay in the area.

Day 7. Egilsstadir-Hofn-Glacial Lagoon-Skaftafell
Drive along the East coast through the mountainous landscapes to the fishing town Hofn. Then continue to the Jokulsarlon (Glacial Lagoon) before continuing to Skaftafell National Park at the foot at the mighty Oraefajokull, the highest peak of the country. Overnight in the area.

Day 8. Skaftafell
The day is spent exploring National Park Skaftafell in South Iceland and its surroundings. Overnight in the area.

Day 9. Skaftafell-Kirkjubaejarklaustur-Vik
Drive across the outwash plains past the hamlet Kirkjubaejarklaustur and Myrdalssandur, the vast desert, before reaching Vik, Iceland’s southernmost village. We recommend a boat trip to the spectacular Reynisdrangar bird cliffs from Farm Dyrholar, a bit further west. Overnight in the area.

Day 10. Vik-Myrdalsjokull-Gullfoss and Geysi -Reykjavik

From Vik a drive to the waterfall Skogafoss, then continue through some of Iceland’s  richest farmlands to Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir area via Skalholt and hamlet Laugaras.   Drive to Laugarvatn, then to Thingvellir National Park before continuing over  plateau Mosfellsheidi to Reykjavik.

For information on road conditions, see www.road.is or call the Road Administration Information Line (+354) 1777

Iceland Ring Road Map

Local Maps Around Iceland

Reykjavik area <>Reykjavik to Hvolsvollur  <> Skogar & Vik <> Klaustur – Skaftafell <> Hofn-Alftafjordur <> Alftafjordur – Faskrudsfjordur <> Egilsstadir & Eastfjords <> Borgarfjordur -Vopnafjordur  <> Bakkafordur-Thorshofn  <> Raufarhofn-Kopasker <> Husavik area <> Eyjafjordur area  <> Myvatn/Route to Sprengisand <> Skagafjordur area <>West Iceland

For information on road conditions, see www.road.is or call the Road Administration Information Line (+354) 1777

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