Iceland Road Trip on a Budget

Group 6 Iceland
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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About the location

This is an all inclusive guide for the best things to do during a road trip across the southern Icelandic coast which starts and ends at the nation's capital of Reykjavik. This guide will help to ensure that you don't miss out on any adventurous excursions or sight seeing opportunities during your southern Icelandic vacation. Included in the guide are tips and tricks regarding Icelandic travel so that you won't make any of the mistakes that we and others have made before. This guide could potentially save you hundreds of dollars and precious time during your vacation that could be better spent relaxing and enjoying the country's seemingly limitless beauty.

Guide Highlights

Prepare to explore the land of Ice and Fire as you witness spectacular views of the beautiful Icelandic country side.

Let your adventurous side come alive by snowmobiling across glaciers or hiking to the depths of a 4,000 year old volcano.

Taste exquisitely prepared traditional Icelandic cuisine and enjoy the bustling nightlife scene of downtown Reykjavik.

Imbibe delicious spirits and locally made craft beers created using Icelandic glacier water, the cleanest water on Earth.

Guide Summary

My husband and I took this one week Icelandic Road Trip as a couple but it can easily be done solo, with friends, or as a family. Our guide includes information about Reykjavik, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, the golden circle, Vik, Höfn and the Ring Road. It also includes some hidden gems along the way to help you get away from the crowds.

Our guide is perfect for anyone who wants to add adventure to their vacation and witness the majesty of some of the most powerful and stunning waterfalls on Earth.  Our guide will help get you off the beaten path and includes information about tours of places where few tourists get to explore.

Our guide includes where to stay, where to eat, and really cool things to do at each location.  We've included a packing list as well as some tips and tricks we learned while being there.  You will learn from our mistakes and potentially save some of your hard earned money.

You will have the time of your life on your vacation using our guide as your total blueprint as you make your way through the beautiful Icelandic countryside.  We completed weeks of our own research in preparation for this vacation and learned important things to do and not to do in Iceland (the hard way). We offer this information to you so that you can have the best vacation experience possible.

Featured in this guide

Local food
Healthy food
Photo spots
Group 31 Museums
Foodie favorites
Group 39 Art
Laid-back or relaxation
Group 14 Hidden Gems
Group 32 Historical

Great for these trips

Cultural / Historical
Family with kids
Girls / Guys Trip
Family without kids
Romantic / Honeymoon
Active / Adventure
Wellness / Rejuvenating


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  • Guide Architect

    Katie Thurlow

    Katie Thurlow

    Hello, I'm Katie. I am an avid traveler, hiker, photographer, and all around outdoor enthusiast from southern Maine.

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