The Ring Route

In a way, one can compare the Route 1 with the famous Route 66 in The United States.

Route 1 is Iceland`s main road also named the Ring Road. Here you just drive along the Ring Road, without taking any smaller routes, supplies you with fantastic scenery.

The characteristic Iceland

Iceland has hardly any trees so on bright days the view from your car stretches endlessly towards fields, picturesque farms, waterfalls, mountains, beaches, the sea, lakes, glaciers, hot springs, fjords, small villages, islands - all dotted with birds, sheep, cows, horses and reindeer.

Tour planning

The Ring Road of Iceland can be driven with stops at many amazing attractions in just 7-9 days. Add 2-3 more days and you can also see the magnificent Westfjords.

Getting there

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  • Lattitude: 64.963051
  • Longitude: -19.020835
Getting Around in Iceland

Getting Around in Iceland

Domestic Flights in Iceland Flying in Iceland is a safe and scenic way to travel, and cheaper than bus travel or car rental. The main domestic airline is Air Iceland (Flugfélag Íslands), which flies from Reykjavík to Akureyri, Egilsstaðir, Ísafjörður, Westman Islands and Höfn (Hornafjörður) almost daily.

Be prepared for short-notice cancellations in bad weather and to book ahead for peak season in the summer. More flight operators offer regularly scheduled flights from Reykjavik to domestic airports in the rest of the country. Another good thing about Iceland is the co-op...

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In 1926 the Icelandic company 66°NORTH was founded in Suðureyri in Súgandafjörður in Westfjords of Iceland by Hans Kristjánsson.

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