Iceland Ring Road in a week
Published: Aug, 2020 | Travel Date: Aug - Sep 2017
In a week we drove around Iceland on the ring road. We tried to see all highlights on the way. For the island round trip we rented a small car (Hyunday i10) directly at the airport. We always stayed at campsites with our tent. This vacation was one of the most beautiful and eventful. Iceland is just a beautiful island.
We started in Reykjavík but stayed at a campsite a bit outside. This first stop served us exclusively to buy food for the next few days, because there are still large, reasonably cheap supermarkets in Reykjavík. Groceries are very expensive on the rest of the island. We visited Reykjavík itself at the end of our trip. Reykjavik is also the starting point for the Golden Circle, a circular route with several sights that can be driven by car.
Activities and Sights
Blue Lagoon, Iceland
In any case, buy the tickets online in advance on the official website: bluelagoon.com
Krýsuvík, 42, Iceland
On the way from the Blue Lagoon to Reykjavik, we stopped briefly at the Krýsuvík geothermal area. For this you have to take the street 42. It's a very nice way.
Kerid Crater, Iceland
As part of the Golden Circle, we stopped here briefly. You can walk around the crater in 45 minutes.
Strokkur, Haukadalsvegur, Iceland
We also made this sight as part of the Golden Circle. A short stop of 45 minutes is enough to get an impression of this beautiful geyser. Free parking spaces are available.
This sight is also part of the Golden Circle. Gullfoss is a breathtaking waterfall. A short stop of an hour is enough to get an impression. Free parking spaces are available.
Transportation to next station
- Google Maps
All in all, this was one of my nicest vacations. The 7 days were very busy and full, but we also experienced a lot. Next time I would hang out for a few more days and also look at the western fjords and the backcountry. In general Iceland is very expensive, but if you do camping and cook by yourself then it is okay.