Iceland 10-Day Self-Drive Tours & Itineraries

Explore 18 self-drive trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Iceland.

If you're planning a self-drive trip through Iceland, you may be interested in some of kimkim's curated list of Iceland's 10-day itineraries. You can start with a relaxed Ring Road adventure, stopping at big cities, active volcanoes, cascading waterfalls, black beaches, quaint fishing towns, and massive glaciers. Or perhaps you can go off the beaten path and explore remote areas of the country and experience Iceland differently. Maybe go all out and hike in the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, "Thor's Valley," and also enjoy boat rides in the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.

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Godafoss waterfall in northern Iceland
Map of Iceland Relaxed Ring Road Adventure - 10 Days
Iceland Relaxed Ring Road Adventure - 10 Days

10 days on the road in Iceland is enough time to discover its highlights and off-the-beaten-path wonders. Loop around the famous Route 1 (Ring Road) on a relaxed self-drive adventure, stopping at big cities, active volcanoes, cascading waterfalls, dried lava fields, black beaches, quaint fishing towns, massive glaciers, and the star landmarks along the famed Golden Circle. It's guaranteed to be a gorgeous ride.

Iceland Escape
Map of Iceland Off The Beaten Path: West and North Escape - 10 Days
Iceland Off The Beaten Path: West and North Escape - 10 Days

This 10-day driving itinerary is great for the summer when the crowds of the south coast and golden circle area are at their peak and accommodation can be hard to find. Instead, escape to the more remote areas of the country to experience some of the best that Iceland has to offer, with few other people to share it with.

Classic view of the famous Skogafoss waterfall
Map of Epic Iceland: Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Golden Circle, South Coast, Westman Islands & Þórsmörk - 10 Days
Epic Iceland: Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Golden Circle, South Coast, Westman Islands & Þórsmörk - 10 Days

In just 10 days, discover the highlights of five distinct regions of Iceland. It's an efficient adventure that combines road trips, boat rides to offshore islands, hiking excursions, and glacier visits. You'll explore the rugged cliffs of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, trek in "Thor's Valley," hit the road down the famous Golden Circle, enjoy boat rides on the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and much more.

The remote Westfjords of Iceland
Map of Best of West Iceland & Scenic Westfjords - 10 Days
Best of West Iceland & Scenic Westfjords - 10 Days

Enjoy the best of Iceland's famous Westfjords region on this 10-day summer adventure. Escape the crowds along the packed Golden Circle route and instead travel up the west coast where you'll discover volcanic beaches, colorful fishing villages, rugged sea cliffs, and more. It's a memorable self-drive adventure during which you'll have the freedom to enjoy Iceland's natural wonders at your own pace.

Dettifoss is one of the most powerful falls in Europe
Map of Iceland West to North: Golden Circle, Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Húsavik, Akureyri & More - 10 Days
Iceland West to North: Golden Circle, Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Húsavik, Akureyri & More - 10 Days

This savvy 10-day Iceland tour bypasses the summer crowds in favor of remote road-trip adventures in the west and north. After touring the waterfalls of the Golden Circle, head to the volcanic beaches and rugged cliffs on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, then continue to the far north and the Arctic coast. Discover the fjords of Tröllaskagi, go whale watching in Húsavik, explore the lunar landscapes of Mývatn and more.

Northern lights over the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon
Map of Iceland Winter Discovery: Golden Circle, East Fjords & Reykjanes Peninsula - 10 Days
Iceland Winter Discovery: Golden Circle, East Fjords & Reykjanes Peninsula - 10 Days

Nothing compares to Iceland in winter, and this 10-day self-drive tour takes you to some of its most breathtaking natural wonders and historic sites. Visit Þingvellir National Park for snorkel tours of the Silfra fissure and gushing geysers, then see the Streiti Coastline via Jeep, where you'll traverse remote roads and cross unbridged rivers. Hike the winter shores of Lake Mývatn, completing your trip with a spa day at the Blue Lagoon, where you'll soak in mineral-rich waters and enjoy a mud mask.

See Iceland's wonders as a family
Map of Active Iceland Ring Road Adventure for Families - 10 Days
Active Iceland Ring Road Adventure for Families - 10 Days

Perfect for families with energetic older kids, this exhilarating 10-day road trip takes in the best of the country's natural wonders as you tour Iceland's famous Ring Road. Discover the beauty of the Golden Circle before hiking the black-sand beaches and waterfalls of the South Coast. Explore the wild Eastfjords and raft glacial whitewater in the north as you adventure among volcanoes, canyons, glaciers, and lava caves to create family memories that will last a lifetime.

Unwind in Iceland's natural hot springs
Map of Winter Spa Holiday in Iceland - 10 Days
Winter Spa Holiday in Iceland - 10 Days

This 10-day road trip through southern Iceland perfectly balances winter wonderland adventures and relaxing spa time. The moment you arrive, you'll visit lava caves, fjords, and villages—all while making time to unwind in geothermal hot springs. After a trip around the geysers and waterfalls of the famous Golden Circle, you'll tour glacier lagoons, explore ice caves, and seek out the northern lights before wrapping up the adventure with soaks in even more hot springs like the Blue Lagoon.

Landmannalaugar mountain background in Iceland's Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands
Map of Iceland Winter Adventure: Reykjavik, Hella & Kirkjubæjarklaustur - 10 Days
Iceland Winter Adventure: Reykjavik, Hella & Kirkjubæjarklaustur - 10 Days

This winter adventure leaves no stone, glacier, or volcano unturned as you experience the highlights of Iceland's south. Throughout this 10-day road trip, you'll travel the famous Golden Circle, hike glaciers, and visit epic waterfalls. Further offroad adventures will take you into ice caves and deep into dormant volcanoes—plus, you'll get to soak in the Blue Lagoon and enjoy a fun night out in Reykjavík.

Iceland family trip
Map of South Iceland Family Road Trip: Snaefellsnes, Golden Circle & Westman Islands - 10 Days
South Iceland Family Road Trip: Snaefellsnes, Golden Circle & Westman Islands - 10 Days

Combine adventure, wildlife excursions, and the best of Iceland's magical beauty on this 10-day family road trip. Travel through volcanic fields in Borgarfjörður, steeped in Old Norse mythology, and uncover the treasures of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Enjoy much-needed family time as you explore the waterfalls, secret lagoons, and geysers of Iceland's iconic Golden Circle at your own pace. A relaxed tour of the volcanic Heimaey Island and the glacial gems of the South Coast complete your family adventure.

See herds of reindeer in eastern Iceland
Map of Wild & Wintry Iceland: Northern Lights, Glaciers, & Volcanoes - 10 Days
Wild & Wintry Iceland: Northern Lights, Glaciers, & Volcanoes - 10 Days

This 10-day, self-guided tour of Iceland's winter landscapes combines the natural wonders of waterfalls, mountains, and volcanoes with plenty of wildlife and marine life viewing. Start in North Iceland, where you'll soak in the healing waters of Mývatn Nature Baths. Then, it's off to Húsavík for whale watching tours and the East Fjords to search out reindeer herds. Conclude your travels in the city of Reykjavík for more whale watching and an evening cruise to view the vibrant and colorful northern lights.

A family watching the northern lights
Map of Relaxed West Iceland Family Self-Drive - 10 Days
Relaxed West Iceland Family Self-Drive - 10 Days

Experience West Iceland's wild beauty with this 10-day road trip, perfect for families who want to see the country's natural wonders at a more leisurely pace. Journey across the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and encounter tiny fishing villages, black sandy beaches, and epic mountains before finishing in the remote and untouched Westfjords. Savor moments with whales, seals, puffins, and Arctic foxes.

The Sun Voyager sculpture in Reykjavík
Map of Iceland Winter Holiday: In the Footsteps of Vikings - 10 Days
Iceland Winter Holiday: In the Footsteps of Vikings - 10 Days

On this self-drive adventure, you'll spend 10 days exploring all four corners of Iceland. Dive deep into the culture of Reykjavík before hitting the road north to volcanic beaches, historic landmarks, and geothermal sites like the bubbling mud pools at Lake Mývatn. After touring Iceland's eastern fjords, you'll head south to explore ice caves, visit waterfalls, witness lava flows, and take a drive along the famous Golden Circle.

Children playing in Iceland
Map of Best of Iceland's Wild West & Arctic North: Family Friendly Road Trip - 10 Days
Best of Iceland's Wild West & Arctic North: Family Friendly Road Trip - 10 Days

Leave your cares behind you on this rejuvenating 10-day Icelandic family adventure that kicks off in the iconic Blue Lagoon Spa and ends with a journey into the icy heart of the Langjökull glacier. Along the way, discover Norse mythology, waterfalls, and lava caves among the wild beauty of Borgarfjörður and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Go horseback riding, whale watching, and puffin spotting along the northern coast, then head for the myriad charms of Reykjavík via the geothermal wonders of Lake Mývatn.

Snowmobiling in Iceland
Map of Iceland Family Adventure: East to West Highlights & Westman Islands - 10 Days
Iceland Family Adventure: East to West Highlights & Westman Islands - 10 Days

This relaxed, 10-day road trip is perfect for outdoor-loving families wanting to explore Iceland's stunning natural highlights with a sprinkling of adventure. Recharge at the geothermal Vök Baths in the untouched and remote Eastfjords before journeying west via the South Coast, Westman Islands, and stunning Golden Circle. You'll wind up whale watching in Reykjavík but not before you've hung out with native reindeer, whizzed along a glacier on a snowmobile, and ventured inside a magical ice cave.

Visit some of Iceland's most breathtaking winter landscapes
Map of Active Iceland Winter Road Trip - 10 Days
Active Iceland Winter Road Trip - 10 Days

Grab the car keys and hit the asphalt on an epic 10-day road trip adventure through the winter wilds of Iceland. During this journey, you'll enjoy major highlights, from natural hot springs like the Blue Lagoon to volcanic beaches and thundering waterfalls. But it's not all a scenic drive—you'll also embark on glacier hikes, snowshoeing adventures, whale watching, tours to spot the northern lights, and more.

Walk along the red sands of Raudasandur
Map of Explore Iceland's Magnificent Westfjörds & Otherworldly Highlands - 10 Days
Explore Iceland's Magnificent Westfjörds & Otherworldly Highlands - 10 Days

Go beyond Iceland's cool capital of Reykjavík for an off-the-beaten-path road trip through the wild highlands and fjords of the west coast. It starts in the northwest of the country, where you'll visit waterfalls, stroll coastal cliffs, kayak on fjords—you'll even learn a bit about Icelandic sorcery! Then, continue north, stopping at geothermal wonders like spouting geysers, natural hot springs, and more before returning to the capital for a relaxing spa day, whale watching, and a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon.

Capture some of Iceland's most spectacular shots on this 10-day adventure
Map of Photogenic Iceland: Scenic Self-Drive Adventure - 10 Days
Photogenic Iceland: Scenic Self-Drive Adventure - 10 Days

Pack your best camera for this scenic self-drive adventure to the far corners of southern Iceland. Things kick off in the capital of Reykjavík with a visit to a natural hot spring before hitting the road to see waterfalls, volcanoes, and geothermal fields on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and Golden Circle scenic route. Continue around the coast, stopping at colorful villages and visiting other marvels like canyons, glacial lagoons, and a "diamond beach" before ending with a soak in the legendary Blue Lagoon.

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