You may have heard, but Iceland is an extremely popular tourism destination. In fact, we get six times as many visitors a year as there are residents. Kind of crazy, right? The country’s infrastructure is best suited for traveling by car, camper, or motorhome, so lots of people rent vehicles. There are several reasons why an Iceland road trip is the ultimate bucket list item. Let’s get into some of the island’s main highlights, attractions, and things to do.
Iceland’s Ring Road
There are a million contributing factors to why you should take an Iceland road trip. First and foremost, it’s super easy! Not only does everyone speak Engish, but the country was made for road trips.
If you look on Google Maps, you’ll see that there’s a main highway called Route 1. This is Iceland’s Ring Road, and it circumnavigates the whole island. You’ll find some of the best attractions by the Ring Road of Iceland. From Vik’s black sand beaches to the floating icebergs at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.
Your Ultimate Iceland Road Trip Bucket List
There are so many natural wonders to be found on your Iceland bucket list. No Iceland travel itinerary would be complete without excursions to the country’s glaciers, waterfalls, volcanoes, hot springs geothermal areas, lava fields, fishing villages, and hiking zones. And let’s not forget the most popular things to do outdoors. This includes attending summer festivals, looking for the Northern Lights, going on a whale watching excursion, seeing North Atlantic puffin colonies, and more. There’s also the island’s mountainous interior region, known as the Highlands.
Iceland’s Frosty Glaciers
Iceland is known for these icy giants, and you’ll find them all over the island. From Snaefellsjökull to Langjökull to Vatnajökull. These largest of these is Vatnajökull glacier, located in Vatnajökull National park. Have a fun day out doing a glacier hike, exploring a glacier cave, doing ice cave tours, or snowmobiling