Category: Iceland Ring Road

Snæfellsnes Snaefellsnes Driving Guide
Iceland Ring Road

A Driving Guide For The Snaefellsnes Peninsula

The Sn√¶fellsnes Peninsula is a scenic peninsula in the west of Iceland that’s often referred to as “Iceland in Miniature” because of the way it highlights so many of the country’s natural treasures in such a small area. In this guide I will provide a map, photographs, and a detailed trip write up for those of you planning to explore the¬†Sn√¶fellsnes Peninsula.

Driving North Iceland Dettifoss Krafla Hverir M√Ĺvatn Go√įafoss Akureyri
Iceland Ring Road

A Guide To Driving North Iceland

The north of Iceland is far less renowned than the south, but has been gaining in popularity as tourists discover it’s riches. In this guide you’ll see volcanos, lava fields, waterfalls, hot springs, turf houses, and more. I will also provide a map, photographs, and a detailed trip write up if you’re planning to explore North Iceland on your visit.

Southeast Iceland Ring Road Jokulsarlon Seljalandsfoss Skógafoss Sólheimasandur
Iceland Ring Road

A Guide To Driving Southeast Iceland

After exploring Reykjavik and The Golden Circle¬†on our drive of Iceland’s Ring Road, Julia, Owen, and I made our way towards the Southeast portion of the country. The Ring Road is a spectacle in it’s entirety, but if I had to choose one section to see again, I would choose the Southeast. With waterfalls, black sand beaches, basalt columns, puffins, and glacier lagoons, there is no shortage of incredible things to see. In this guide, I will provide a map, photographs, and a detailed trip write up for those of you planning to explore Southeast Iceland on your visit.

Driving Iceland's Golden Circle Gullfoss
Iceland Ring Road Travel

A Guide To Driving Iceland’s Golden Circle

To start our Ring Road adventure, we began with Iceland’s Golden Circle. This drive passes¬†√ěingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park, the Strokkur Geysir, and Gullfoss Falls, and¬†Keri√į Crater. We also added on visits to Hjalparfoss and Gj√°in. Below you will find a site map with all of the points of interest, as well as site overviews with photos and descriptions.¬†

A self guided walking tour of Reykjavik Hallgr√≠mskirkja Harpa S√≥lfari√į Sun Voyager
Iceland Ring Road

A Self Guided Walking Tour Of Reykjavík

For travelers driving Iceland’s Ring Road, there are a few activity options for their first day after flying into Keflav√≠k airport. Some visit the Blue Lagoon, others head straight to the Golden Circle, but we chose to spend a day in Iceland’s capital city of Reykjav√≠k. In this self guided walking tour I will provide a map, a downloadable GPX, and a detailed walking guide with photographs and information for the tour highlights.