Routes in Iceland
Iceland is a vast and sparsely populated island and many of the most exciting attractions can only be reached by your own car. We have handpicked online guides and information about some of the most famous routes in Iceland, including route 1, the ring road which goes around the whole island, and the Golden Circle which takes you to some of Iceland's most famous attractions.
Route 1 - The Ring Road
Route 1 is the main highway in Iceland and goes in a big circle around the island, a total length of 1339 km or 832 miles - and an amazing scenery all the way. The road goes through some extreme landscape and wasn't finished until 1974. Ever since then it has been a popular route for tourists as many of the wonders of Iceland are within short distance from the road. On the map of Iceland you can control the markers in the upper left corner and choose several attractions over the whole Iceland and zoom in for details. Map of Iceland.
The Ring Road of Iceland. Driving in winter with a Suzuki Grand Vitara counterclockwise starting in Reykjavik.
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The Golden Circle Route
The Golden Circle is Iceland´s most famous tourist route and was already popular among the European upper class in the 19th century. Roads have improved a little since then, so now you can explore some of the most famous wonders of Icelandic nature in a day trip from Reykjavik.
Attractions that the route takes you to include Thingvellir, where the world's oldest parliament was established in year 930, Gullfoss, one of Iceland´s largest and most powerful waterfalls, and Geysir, the one and only original geyser which all others take their name from.
Get directions for the Golden circle route.
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Reykjavík - Geysir. Map
Geysir - Gullfoss. Map
Blue Lagoon Route
A part day tour to the Blue Lagoon is an excellent choice. The Blue Lagoon is Iceland‘s most unique and popular attraction located only 40 minutes from Reykjavík and 20 minutes from Keflavík International Airport. Guests energize in natural geothermal seawater known for healing power and active ingredients, minerals, silica and algae.
The lagoon holds six million liters of water which are renewed every 40 hours. In addition to relaxing in the lagoon, guests have access to steambaths and sauna. In-water massage and spa treatments are also available.
If you are in the greater-Reykjavik area then Route 1 Car Rental offers free Pick-up and Drop-off Shuttle service. Now you can explore the amazing wonders of the Blue Lagoon on your own terms. More of the Blue Lagoon