Iceland Ring Road Itinerary

An Iceland Ring Road trip belongs on every adventurer's bucket list. The route, which follows the Þjóðvegur 1 highway, is named “Ring Road” because it hugs the coastline around the entire island. If you plan to take this journey, you'll explore the entire country and see some of its most gorgeous sights. Travelers who leave at the right time of the year may even get to see the northern lights! Follow this seven-day itinerary for an incredible Iceland Ring Road tour. Get your trip started with a rental car at Keflavik Airport (KEF) located roughly 45 minutes from the city center or at one of two additional located downtown.

Drive time around the Ring Road (straight through): approximately 15 hours
Distance around the Ring Road: approximately 828 miles
Best car for this road trip: SUV (required to access the country's inland F roads)

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