The Ring Road in Iceland

Calling all road trip lovers! Are you looking for something interesting to do on your next day off? If so, make sure to visit Iceland’s famous Ring Road driving route, which is the nickname of one of the countries M1 motorways. This famous old driving route takes visitors on a scenic route around the country in many uninhabited areas and islands.

Why should I visit the Ring Road in Iceland?

This route can be one of the best ways for visitors to experience all of the sites and tourists destinations across Iceland.

The route also brings visitors around some of the islands most visited attractions, including, the Seljalandsfoss and  Skógafoss waterfalls. The entire route is 825 miles, which is the same equivalent of driving almost the entire length of the UK, from John O’Groates to Southe West England. Although the route can be theoretically driven in under 24 hours, it is highly recommended to be travelled in around 7 days, for the best experience. It is also highly recommended, that visitors travel this route in the summer. However, if you intend on winter travel, you must familiarise yourself with local advice and weather warnings. So, what are you waiting for? Make the most of your next day off and visit the famous Ring Road in Iceland!

  • Car rentals are available.
  • Open all year round.
  • Cafes, bars and tourists destinations are located along the route.

Ring Road

Phone: +354 522 1100

Add this activity to your list

Click 'Stack' - to bookmark things you would like to do


Be one of the first to add a review!

Please register or log in

Your email will never be passed on to anyone else and helps us validate reviews - many thanks!

Things to do nearby

0 miles

The Kings Trail – Horse riding

The King’s trail is a fantastic tour that will take you across the western highlands from the wonderful Vatnsdalur Valley in the north to the magnificent nation Þingvellir in the south. There is some unique history ...
0 miles

Northern Exposure Horse Riding Trail

Are you ready to see the most beautiful sights in Europe? Now is the time to book your Northern exposure trail and see what the north of Iceland has to offer. This trail promises to deliver ...
0 miles

Helicopter Tours of Reykjavik and Across Iceland

Iceland is a spectacular Island, full of unique, stunning environments that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. You may be wondering what the best way to see them all is – well, now we ...
0 miles

Winter and Northern Lights Horse Riding Tour

Experience the incredible sights of Iceland on horseback in this winter-themed horse riding tour of south Iceland! The Winter and Northern lights tour is a fantastic way to see all the fine sights Iceland has to ...
0 miles

The National Museum of Iceland in Reykjavik

Are you looking for something interesting to do on your next day off? Well then, look no further than the National Museum of Iceland! This fascinating museum is steeped in history, originally being built-in 1863. The ...
1 mile

The Statue of Leif Eiriksson in Reykjavik

Positioned in front of the iconic Hallgrímskirkja in the city centre of Reykjavik, is arguably the most impressive statue of Leif Eiriksson in the world. The statue was a gift from the US congress in 1930 ...
1 mile

Hallgrimskirkja in Reykjavik

The grand Hallgrimskirkja is the tallest church in Iceland, and one of the tallest buildings in Iceland. It’s become a sort of guardian to the city of Reykjavik, proudly standing at 244 ft tall. Plans for ...
1 mile

Golden Circle Tours in Reykjavik

Are you looking for something interesting to do on your next day off? Or do you want to find a way to experience Iceland in the best way possible? Then look no further than the GeoIceland ...
1 mile

The Arctic North – Horse Riding Trail

The arctic north trail is set in a unique part of Iceland with very few people staying there. Most of them stay in fishing villages along the coast this small town is full of sights to ...
1 mile

Icelandic Northern Light Tours with Börkur Hrólfsson

Looking to see Iceland in the safe hands of an experienced local? Then get in contact with Börkur Hrólfsson and book yourself a northern lights tour! Börkur was born and raised in Iceland and has been ...
1 mile

Mythological Folk Tale Walking Tour in Reykjavik

Are you mad about Mythology? From elves to trolls and draugr to giant wolves, Iceland has plenty of stories and tales of some magical and sometimes scary creatures! Why not come along on a walking tour ...
1 mile

Visit a Volcano in Iceland

Have you ever seen a volcanic eruption and bathed in magical waters? All this and more in an unforgettable day tour with Thor Travel. On the evening of March 19th, 2021 a fissure ripped open and ...