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Even with just a short stopover in Iceland, you can experience some unforgettable natural wonders on the Iceland Highlights road trip. Amidst snow-capped black lava soak in the soothing waters of the Blue Lagoon. Then tour the sites of the famous Golden Circle the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, two-tiered waterfall Gullfoss (Golden Falls) and the awe-inspiring eruptions of Strokkur in a field of geysers and hot springs, before exploring the volcanic landscape of Iceland‘s south shore. Of course, the northern lights may also make an appearance if you are traveling between September and early April.
Enjoy an itinerary that‘s great whenever you come to Iceland!
Winter: Search for the unforgettable northern lights.
Summer: Iceland’s long daylight hours give plenty of time to pack your day with experiences and activities.
The popular Golden Circle road trip focuses on the many star attractions of Iceland’s beautiful south.
Stopping at impressive waterfalls and gleaming glaciers along the way, the tour hits all the major hot spots of the region, including the famous attractions of the Golden Circle; Geysir geothermal area, Gullfoss waterfall and Thingvellir National Park, and stunning black beaches.
Mid-September- mid-April: Take advantage of countryside hotel locations to scout for northern lights
Enhance your trip by adding one of our discounted activity add-on packages to create the perfect vacation that suits your interests.
From the start of May until mid-September the long daylight hours give you many opportunities to enjoy Iceland’s natural wonders long into the evening.
June – August: With an easy upgrade of your rental car to 4WD, you can travel through the highland track of Kaldidalur, a scenic mountain pass between two glaciers.
Explore geological wonders at historic Þingvellir, watch an erupting geyser and feel the power of Gullfoss Waterfall. Your highland guide will drive you to Kerlingarfjöll, journeying through the really rugged outback, way off the beaten path in a super jeep. Nature and the weather play a big role. Snowmobiling, mountain-hiking, snowshoeing, hot pool bathing and northern lights watching are all on the agenda. Your return to civilization is crowned by a visit to the Secret Lagoon!
Travel around Iceland in eight days, taking in the highlights of the Ring Road, with the option of closing your tour by traversing the uninhabited interior of Iceland via the Kjolur highland track (weather permitting). Throughout this tour, you will discover magical natural wonders, majestic landscapes and the unique character for which Iceland is renowned.
Kjolur highland track is generally open mid-June through August; 4WD vehicle required.
Advised car type: Toyota Auris or higher / Toyota RAV4 4WD or higher if going through Kjolur.
Experience a week of natural wonders during peak northern lights season. Explore Iceland’s famous south and south-west, the perfect setting for a glacial adventure with volcanoes, black-sand beaches, and geysers.
It’s discovering natural wonders during prime northern lights viewing season! Drive the dramatic coastlines of the volcanic South and Southwest Iceland, discovering the glaciers, black sand beaches, and glorious waterfalls. You’ll view the major natural wonders that have made Iceland famous, enhanced by the beautiful lights and shadows of an Arctic winter.
It’s a perfect area for wintry adventures such as snowmobiling or glacier hiking. You’ll also be in prime locations to view northern lights, best seen on cold, clear nights.
Reykjavik is an enchanting city during the holiday season. Celebrate Iceland’s distinctive Christmas traditions and tasty holiday treats. And last but not least, visit the amazing nature sites along the Golden Circle.
Experience the magical atmosphere of the weeks preceding Christmas in Iceland with holiday lights, garlands, and ornate Christmas trees. Enjoy a private sightseeing tour around the city center, taste delicious Icelandic Christmas specialties and learn about the thirteen eccentric Yule Lads and other unique Christmas traditions in Iceland.
In addition, experience the frozen realm of amazing natural beauty along the Golden Circle with time left to spare for some indulgent spa relaxation.
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