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Choosing the right itinerary for your trip in Iceland

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Choosing your itinerary in Iceland is probably the biggest challenge of the whole trip. Everyone wants to get the most out of their limited time on the island and at the same time keep a reasonable mileage and also some time to rest.

Iceland is loaded with endless magical natural phenomena and reserves. Some can be reached only in certain seasons, some will require you to take a 4×4 vehicle and for each period of stay it will be necessary to prioritize the areas in which you will travel. In short, there are quite a few parameters that you need to know and based on that decide which route is the most suitable for you.

A very good way to start this journey is to understand what options are available to you for a predetermined number of days that you have for the trip.

After understanding all this we can dive right into the best options for itineraries in Iceland by number of days.

Note: In the itineraries below and those in our App, we always allocate the first day for landing and depending on the time Reykjavik time, and the last day for the return (the night before, the last of the trip is always Reykjavik) and depending on the time, Reykjavik time.

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5-7 Days Itineraries 

This is considered a relatively short period for a trip to Iceland and the travel areas are limited accordingly. Focusing on the southwestern part relatively close to Reykjavík, will ensure that you will both enjoy the best that Iceland has to offer and also maintain a very reasonable average daily commute.

In the southwest of Iceland are located some of the Icelandic icons including the famous Golden Circle, the waterfalls on the south coast, the black beaches near Vik and the magical glacial lagoons.

For travelers with 5-7 days in Iceland, a trip to this area will be very suitable mainly due to the proximity to Reykjavík and the abundance of natural phenomena and activities available to travelers all year round. The weather in the southwest of the island is relatively comfortable compared to other parts of the island, which makes it possible to travel even in winter.

‘South & West Iceland‘ – 7 days itinerary

This is a proposal for a classic route in the south-west of the island that covers the whole area from the Snaefellsnes peninsula at the westernmost point to the glacial lagoons.

Itinerary By Days

Day 1 – Landing at Keflavik Airport – Reykjavik
Day 2 – West Iceland – Saga Valley – Hraunfossar Waterfall
Day 3 – Snæfellsness Peninsula – Snæfellsjökull Park
Day 4 – Geysir – Gullfoss – Park Thingvellir (Golden Circle)
Day 5 – The south coast of Iceland
Day 6 – Reykjanes Peninsula – Blue Lagoon – Reykjavik
Day 7 – Reykjavik – Keflavik Airport – Flight


South and West – 7 Days Itinerary

7 Days / 6 Nights
Vehicle – All types are suitable
Season – All year round
Main areas of this itinerary:
Golden Circle, Iceberg Lagoons, Snæfellsness Peninsula, Lava Falls … Read More

‘A Taste from Iceland’ – 5 Days Itinerary

Even those who have only 5 days will be able to enjoy an exhaustive trip in the south of the island and give up the western part of the Snaefellsnes peninsula but still reach the southeast to the glacial lagoons. ‘A Taste from Iceland – 5 Days Itinerary’ is exactly this itinerary.

Itinerary By Days

Day 1 – Arrival and Reykjavik Exploration
Day 2 – Explore the Golden Circle and South Coast
Day 3 – Skaftafell National Park – Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon
Day 4 – Black Sand Beaches and Waterfalls – Return to Reykjavik
Day 5 – Reykjavik to Keflavik Airport

Those who come in the summer will be able, apart from the southern coast, to also combine a visit to the southern reserves of central Iceland and this again, without the need to circle the island. In this way, you can combine a day trip in the Landmannalauger reserve, or a day in Thorsmork and even combine a day in Laki craters which is a little more distant but still within the boundaries of the southern part of Iceland. The trips to the Highlands can only be done with a tall 4×4 vehicle or you use an off-road bus or a guided trip in a super jeep.

‘South Iceland including Landmannalauger’ – 7 Days Itinerary

The ‘South Iceland including Landmannalauger’ itinerary includes the Golden Circle, the south coast and the Landmannalauger and Thorsmork wild reserves, all in seven days on the island.

Itinerary By Days

Day 1 – Landing at Keflavik Airport, Reykjavik
Day 2 – Golden Circle Highlights
Day 3 – Fjallabak and Landmannalaugar Nature Reserve (4×4)
Day 4 – Skaftafell and Glacial Lagoon
Day 5 – The south coast of Iceland
Day 6 – Thorsmork Valley
Day 7 – Reykjavik – returning the car at Keflavik airport (flight)

South Iceland for Hikers – 6 Days Itinerary

For hiking enthusiasts with a 5-7 day timeframe, we can recommend the following itinerary, which includes the Golden Circle and the South Coast, incorporating several delightful hiking trails, including the Landmannalaugar route to the volcanic mountain in the nature reserve.

Itinerary By Days

Day 1 – Arrival – Explore Reykjavik
Day 2 – Golden Circle
Day 3 – Landmannalauger
Day 4 – South Coast
Day 5 – Reykjadalur Hike – Reykjanes Peninsula – Reykjavik
Day 6 – Reykjavik – Flight

If we sum up this part of routes, 5-7 days, the recommendation is to concentrate on the southwestern part of the island and if you come in the summer months and off road does not deter you, also combine a daily trip to one or more of the reserves in the Highlands, as mentioned in the southern part.

It is important to note! You can go around the island in five or six days, but you have to take into account more than 300 km of travel per day, something we do not recommend.

8-10 Days Itineraries

In this range of days, circumnavigating the island is already quite logical and we usually recommend 9 days (remember, day 1 arrival, day 9 return) for this kind of itinerary based on the ring road, but without endless driving.
What will the full circle add in comparison to the Southwest itineraries?
Compared to the trip to the south, these itineraries will include the mazing areas of the Eastern Fjords, Borgarfjordur eystri, spectacular waterfalls such as Dettifoss and Godafoss and the most famous whale cruise on the island, the cruise from the town of Husavik. In the heart of the north, it also has the famous Lake Myvatn, a spectacularly beautiful area abounding in unique natural phenomena accessible by car.
You can also go on beautiful treks in these areas, including the Giant Rock trek in the east of the island and charming hikes in the Asbyrgi Canyon.

‘Classic Iceland’ – 9 Days Itinerary

The ‘Classic Iceland’ route encircles the island on the ring road and passes all the attractions along its length.

Itinerary By Days

Day 1 – Arrival and Reykjavik Exploration
Day 2 – Golden Circle Highlights
Day 3 – South Coast Wonders
Day 4 – Skaftafell and Glacial Lagoon
Day 5 – East Fjords Exploration
Day 6 – Dettifoss and Lake Mývatn area
Day 7 – Akureyri and Skagafjörður Horses
Day 8 – Westward Journey and Hraunfossar
Day 9 – Reykjavik – Car drop-off – Flight


Classic Iceland – 9 Days Itinerary

9 Days / 8 Nights
Vehicle – All types are suitable
Season – All year round
Main areas of this itinerary:
Ring Road, Golden Circle, Iceberg Lagoons, East Fjords, Dettifoss, Myvatn … Read More

Another option for a route in this range of days is a route that encircles Iceland based on the ring road, but its western part is replaced by the F35 road that crosses Iceland through the Highlands. For such a itinerary (since you already in any case must have a 4×4 vehicle for the F35) usually another day or more will be combined in the center of Iceland, in Landmannalauger, Laki or even Askja.

‘Across Iceland’ – 10 Days

Besides the most worthwhile attractions that it collects on the ring road, this itinerary also crosses the island with F35 and also includes another entrance to the center, to Landmannalauger. The itinerary is only possible in the summer and as mentioned a 4×4 vehicle is required for it.

Itinerary By Days

Day 1: Arrival – Car Pickup at Keflavík Airport – Reykjavik
Day 2: Thingvellir Park – Geysir – Gullfoss Waterfall (Golden Circle)
Day 3: Cross the Highland Roads via Kjolur (F35) – Akureyri (4X4)
Day 4: Godafoss Waterfall – Moon-like Landscape near Lake Mývatn – Husavik
Day 5: Jokulsargljufur National Park – Dettifoss Waterfall – Asbyrgi – Egilsstaðir
Day 6: Eastern Fjords – Fishing Villages – Mt. Vestrahorn – Hofn
Day 7: Vatnajokull National Park – Glacial Lagoons – Skaftafell
Day 8: Fjallabak – Landmannalaugar (4X4)
Day 9: Southern Coast – Reykjanes Peninsula
Day 10: Reykjavik – Car Return at Keflavík Airport (Flight)


 Across Iceland – 10 Days Itinerary

10 Days / 9 Nights
Vehicle – 4WD
Season – July – August
Main areas of this itinerary:
Golden Circle, Iceberg Lagoons, South Coast, Landmannalauger, F35, Myvatn, Dettifoss, Godafoss. … Read More

To sum up this range of days, it is definitely possible to think positively about going around the island, especially if it is summer and even combine days in the center of the island. At the same time, those who wish to reduce travel and hotel transfers can still make in this range of days a trip to the southwest of the island only, as was suggested before for the shorter range of days.

11-13 Days Itineraries

In such a range of days, if we start with the peripheral routes based on the ring road, then apart from the classic circuit we can add other areas that are a little further away from road 1. For example, you can easily add a day in the Westman Islands with the many colonies of Puffins that nest there, a day in the Asbyrgi canyon for lovely hikes or a day trip in Snaefellsnes Peninsula, an amazing and super special region of land.

‘Colors of Iceland’ – 11 Days Itinerary

The ‘Colors of Iceland’ route surrounds Iceland in a similar way to the classic route, but also includes the Asbyrgi Valley and the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. The itinerary is available all year round.

Itinerary By Days:
Day 1: Arrival at Keflavik Airport – Reykjaness Peninsula – Reykjavik.
Day 2: Golden Circle Extended – Thingvellir Park – Geysir Park – Gullfoss Waterfall.
Day 3: Southern Iceland – Eyjafjallajökull Glacier – Skogafoss Waterfall – Dyrhólaey Cliff.
Day 4: Vatnajokull National Park – Svartifoss Waterfall – Glacier Lagoons.
Day 5: Eastern Fjords – Fishing Villages and Northern Seal Colonies – Dettifoss Waterfall.
Day 6: Dettifoss Waterfall – Asbyrgi Canyon – Husavik, the Whale Watching Capital.
Day 7: Alien Planet Landscape – Exploring Sites around Lake Myvatn.
Day 8: Godafoss Waterfall – Akureyri, Northern Capital – Troll Peninsula – Horse Farms.
Day 9: Kolugljufur Canyon – Snaefellsnes Peninsula – Stykkisholmur – Snaefellsnes Peninsula.
Day 10: Snæfellsjökull National Park Tour – Journey into the Earth’s Interior.
Day 11: Reykjavik – The Blue Lagoon – Car Return at the Airport (Flight).
Iceland in August

Colors of Iceland – 11 Days Itinerary

11 Days / 10 Nights
Vehicle – All types are suitable
Season – All year round
Main areas of this itinerary:
Golden Circle, South Coast, Iceberg Lagoons, Snæfellsness Peninsula, Myvatn, Asbyrgi, Dettifoss, Godafoss. … Read More

Again, if you come in the summer and want a 4×4, you can extend the number of days in central Iceland and reach some of the wildest places on the island, for example Askja.

‘Highland Adventure’ – 12 Days Itinerary

The Highland Adventure – 12 Days itinerary includes, apart from the attractions on the ring road, Also the most recommended reserves in the center of the island, Landmannalauger, Laki and Askia. This is an in-depth itinerary in Iceland for adventure enthusiasts.

Itinerary By Days:

Day 1 – Landing at Keflavik Airport, Reykjavik
Day 2 – Southern Iceland – Skogarfoss Waterfall – Dyrhólaey Cliff
Day 3 – Fjallabak and Landmannalaugar Nature Reserve (4×4)
Day 4 – Craters of Laki – Lakagígar (4×4)
Day 5 – Skaftafell National Park – Ice Lagoon
Day 6 – Höfn – East Fjords – Egilsstaðir
Day 7 – Dettifoss Waterfall – National Park Jökulsárgljúfur – Husavik
Day 8 – Trip to another planet – Askja and mountain plateau
Day 9 – The amazing landscape at Lake Mývatn
Day 10 – Across Iceland by Kjölur – Gullfoss Waterfall – Geysir (4×4)
Day 11 – Park Thingvellir – Kaldidalur highland Road- Reykholt (4×4)
Day 12 – Reykjavik – Keflavik (flight)


Highland Adventure – 12 Days Itinerary

12 Days / 11 Nights
Vehicle – 4WD (High)
Season – July – Aug
Main areas of this itinerary:
Golden Circle, Iceberg Lagoons, East Fjords, Laki, Landmannalauger, Jökulsárgljúfur, Askja, F35. … Read More

Hiking enthusiasts can seamlessly integrate several amazing walking trails into the comprehensive itinerary across the island. Along the Ring Road, numerous hidden hiking paths await, making their inclusion in the journey very convenient.

Complete Circle For Hikers – 11 Days Itinerary

Explore Iceland with our Classic Itinerary, designed for hiking enthusiasts. This unique route includes scenic trails like Reykjadalur Hike, Stórurð Hike, and Eyjan Hike in Asbyrgi. Take a leisurely seven-day journey, adaptable to any season, and discover Iceland’s extraordinary landscapes at your own pace.

Itinerary by Days:

Day 1 – Arrival and Reykjavik Exploration
Day 2 – Golden Circle Highlights
Day 3 – Reykjadalur Hike – South Coast Wonders
Day 4 – Skaftafell and Glacier Lagoons
Day 5 – Explore The East Fjords
Day 6 – Stórurð Hike
Day 7 – Dettifoss – Eyjan Hike in Asbyrgi
Day 8 – Lake Mývatn area
Day 9 – Akureyri – Trollaskagi Peninsula and Skagafjörður
Day 10 – The Lava Falls on the West
Day 9 – Reykjavik – Car drop-off – Flight


Complete Circle For Hikers – 11 Days Itinerary

11 Days / 10 Nights
Vehicle – All types are suitable
Season – All year round
Main areas of this itinerary:
Ring Road, Golden Circle, Reykjadalur Hike Iceberg Lagoons, East Fjords, Stórurð Hike, Dettifoss, Eyjan Hike in Asbyrgi, Myvatn. … Read More

14+ days Itineraries

the sky is the limit! If you are within the limits of May – September, then apart from everything detailed in the previous itineraries, we would also recommend adding to the itinerary one of the most isolated and magical parts of the country on the island, the Western fjords. The drive along the indented fjords is charming and visiting the fishing villages in the area is a must. The fjords are full of geothermal pools and natural attractions, the most popular of which are the beautiful Dynjandi waterfall and the Lauterberg cliff. We recommend dedicating no less than two full travel days to this area.

‘Around Iceland including the Western Fjords’ – 14 Days Itinerary

This itinerary including the Western Fjords’ is a classic itinerary  that circles Iceland on the ring road but also includes the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and the Western Fjords. Every day the hotel is changed on this itinerary and those who wish can add a night or two for the benefit of a stop / guide, for example in Ísafjörður, the capital of the fjords, or in the area of Lake Myvatn in the north.

Itinerary By Days

Day 1 – Landing in Iceland – Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland
Day 2 – To the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and Snæfellsjökull National Park
Day 3 – Ferry boat cruise to the Breidafjordur Bay – Cliff Látrabjarg
Day 4 – Dynjandi Waterfall – Ísafjörður, the Capital of the Western Fjords
Day 5 – Hólmavík – Strandir Coast- the magic of the West Fjords
Day 6 – Seal colonies and the Troll Rock at the Vastnes Peninsula – Skagafjörður region
Day 7 – Fjord Eyjafjörður – Troll Peninsula – northern capital Akureyri
Day 8 – Goðafoss Waterfall – A trip around the Lake Myvatn
Day 9 – Jokulsargljufur National Park– Canyon Ásbyrgi – Dettifoss waterfall
Day 10 – The East Fjords – Höfn
Day 11 – Glacial Lagoon – National Park Skaftafell – Vik
Day 12 – Southern Iceland – Mýrdalsjökull Glacier
Day 13 – Gullfoss Waterfall – Geysir
Day 14 – Reykjavik – Keflavik (flight)

As you have already understood, if you are aiming for July and August, the center of Iceland is available to you and in this 14+ day range, you can easily combine the previously mentioned western fjords together with the most worthwhile reserves in the Highlands.

 ‘Pearls of Iceland’ – 15 Days Itinerary

The ‘Pearls of Iceland’ itinerary encircles the island based on the ring road, including the Western Fjords and the Landmannalauger and Askja reserves in the center of the island. This is a perfect trip that leaves almost no stone unturned in Iceland.

Itinerary By Days:

Day 1. Arrival in Iceland – Car pick-up – Reykjavik.
Day 2. Aldeyjarfoss Waterfall – Snæfellsjökull National Park.
Day 3. Ferry crossing to the Western Fjords – The Cliffs at the Edge of Europe.
Day 4. Along the Table Mountains – Dynjandi Waterfall – Fishing Villages.
Day 5. Deep fjords – Thermal Pools and Glacial Views – Hólmavík.
Day 6. Lava Fields on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula – Horse Farms of Skagafjörður.
Day 7. Akureyri – Godafoss Waterfall – Black Heart City – Lake Mývatn.
Day 8. The Diamond Circle – Húsavík – Ásbyrgi Canyon – Europe’s Most Powerful Dettifoss Waterfall.
Day 9. “Embassy of the Moon on Earth” – Highland Journey to Askja Volcano (4X4).
Day 10. The Fjords of East Iceland – Eskifjörður – Puffin Island.
Day 11. Glacier Lagoon Jökulsárlón – Hiking Tours in Skaftafell Park.
Day 12. Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon – Lakagígar Craters Park (4X4).
Day 13. Across the Highlands – Réttarfell Nature Reserve (4X4).
Day 14. Golden Waterfall – Geysir Park – Thingvellir Park – The Blue Lagoon.
Day 15. Reykjavik – Keflavik (Flight).

If we summarize the range of 14+ days, these are comprehensive trips with or without the center of Iceland, but in the months of May – September the weather in the fjords is reasonable. If you reach this range of days in the winter, try to stick to the ring road and add nights along it, for example in the north in Myvatn , or in the south in the Vik area, which is full of activities.

A Few More Itineraries That Might Interest You

Short break in Iceland – 4 Days Itinerary

Explore Iceland in just 4 days, savoring classic attractions like the Golden Circle, Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and the renowned Geysir. Venture south on day three for black beaches, waterfalls, canyons, and exciting outdoor activities along the southern coast.

Itinerary By Days:

Day 1 – Arrival – Reykjanes – Reykjavik
Day 2 – Golden Circle Extended
Day 3 – Southern Iceland – Skogafoss Waterfall – Dyrholaey Cliffs
Day 4 – Reykjavik – Flight

The Westfjords including F35 (4WD) – 10 Days

Explore Iceland’s less-visited and wild landscapes with this unique itinerary tailored for adventurers. Venture into the remote western fjords, discover the captivating Landmannalaugar nature reserve, and traverse the scenic Kjolur – F35 road. Accessible only in the summer months, this route requires a 4WD vehicle and opens up new possibilities for those seeking a different side of Iceland. Perfect for a second visit, this itinerary caters to travelers who missed out on the fjords or the Highlands during their initial journey.

Itinerary By Days:

Day 1 – Arrival in Iceland: Exploring Reykjavik, the Capital
Day 2 – Exploring the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and Snæfellsjökull National Park
Day 3 – Breidafjordur Bay Ferry Cruise and Látrabjarg Cliff Exploration
Day 4 – Dynjandi Waterfall to Ísafjörður, Capital of the Westfjords
Day 5 – Hólmavík and the Enchanting Strandir Coast of the West Fjords
Day 6 – Seal colonies and the Troll Rock at the Vastnes Peninsula – Skagafjörður region
Day 7 – Crossing Iceland via Kjölur – Geysers in Kerlingarfjöll
Day 8 – Trip to Landmannalauger
Day 9 – The Golden Circle
Day 10 – Reykjavik – Keflavik – Flight

South Iceland including Laugavegur Trail – 8 Days

An amazing itinerary for enthusiasts of meaningful hiking that includes the most famous trek on the island and several Icelandic icons, such as the Golden Circle and the southern coast. In the first part of the journey, you’ll embark on a trek. You can choose to go on an independent trek or join an organized group that will take care of cabin accommodations, guidance, meals, transportation, and pick-up and drop-off in Reykjavik. The second part will be dedicated to the Golden Circle and the southern coast, abundant with waterfalls and black sand beaches. Itinerary By Days: Day 1 – Day 1 – Arrival – Reykjavik – Trek Preparation Day 2-5 – Landmannalaugar Trail Day 6 – Golden Circle Extended Day 7 – Southern Iceland – Skogafoss Waterfall – Dyrholaey Cliffs Day 4 – Reykjavik – Flight

Several Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to drive the Ring Road of Iceland?

To circumnavigate Iceland on the Ring Road (from Reykjavik to Reykjavik) will take you around 17 hours of continuous driving, covering 1340 km. For the sake of a traveler’s experience, it is recommended to complete the Ring Road in no less than a full 5-day trip (excluding a day for arrival and a day for departure). Even then, you should consider covering more than 300 km per day. If you add two extra days to your itinerary, achieving a total of seven full days for the Ring Road, you can enjoy a more relaxed average of approximately 250 km of driving per day.

What is the difference between the Golden Circle and the Ring Road in Iceland?

The Golden Circle is a shorter loop near Reykjavik, featuring attractions like Geysir, Gullfoss, and Thingvellir. The Ring Road is a national highway that circumnavigates the entire country, covering diverse landscapes and major attractions.

Is Ring Road in Iceland all paved?

Yes, the Ring Road is paved, making it accessible for most vehicles.

Do you need a 4×4 for Iceland Ring Road?

There is no need for a 4×4 car for the Ring Road; however, during the winter months, it would be very wise to consider it positively.

Is the Iceland Ring Road worth it?

Yes, the Ring Road offers stunning landscapes and access to major attractions, providing a comprehensive view of Iceland’s natural beauty. It’s considered a highly rewarding journey.

Is there a shortage of restaurants along the Ring Road?

In recent years, the restaurant offerings in Iceland have grown, and despite what you may have heard, it is less of a problem for travelers. This is also true for the Ring Road. In most settlements along the Ring Road, you will find several restaurants with a variety of dishes and cuisines. It’s important to note that most restaurants are concentrated in towns and less so between settlements.

Is there a shortage of gas stations along the Ring Road?

Definitely not. There are enough gas stations to ensure you won’t get stuck on the road, but don’t try to push the limit. If you pass by a station, fill up even if your tank is more than half full. The distance between stations, especially in the northern part of the island or in the western fjords, can be several tens of kilometers.

What exactly are the F roads in Iceland?

The F roads in Iceland are mountain roads, often unpaved and located in the central highlands. They are marked with an “F” followed by a number. These roads are only accessible during the summer months, usually from late June to early September, and driving on F roads may require a 4WD (four-wheel-drive) vehicle due to challenging terrain and river crossings. The F roads provide access to remote and rugged landscapes, offering a unique off-the-beaten-path experience for travelers exploring Iceland.

When do the F-roads open in Iceland?

F-roads typically open in late June or early July, depending on weather conditions. Before attempting F-roads, check road conditions and openings.

Is a 4×4 necessary for the F-Roads?

A 4×4 is necessary for F-roads.

What kind of insurance do I need for driving the F-roads?

For F-roads, comprehensive insurance, including sand and ash protection, is advisable. Check with your rental company for specific coverage.

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How do you know if a road is an F-road in Iceland?

F-roads are indicated on maps and road signs. They are challenging, highland gravel roads, and you should check their status and conditions before attempting them.

Is road F35 in Iceland an F-road?

Yes! Road F35, also known as Kjölur, is one of Iceland’s F-roads. It’s a highland interior road that runs between the glaciers Langjökull and Hofsjökull. F-roads in Iceland are generally gravel roads that traverse the country’s more remote and challenging terrains and rough mountainous areas. The conditions of F-roads can vary, and they are usually only accessible during the summer months when the weather allows for safer travel. Travelers considering F-roads should be well-prepared, use a suitable 4×4 vehicle, and be aware of the specific road and weather conditions.

Is F35 gravel?

Like other F roads, F35 is also not paved, and a 4WD vehicle is required for it.

Is the road to Landmannalaugar an F-road?

You can reach the reserve via two roads, both of which are F-roads. The F208 road allows access from the north or south, and the F225 road approaches the reserve from the west. Both of these roads are non-sealed F-roads, and a 4WD vehicle is required for them.

Is river crossing required on the way to Landmannalaugar?

If you approach via F208 but descend to the northern part of the reserve, you won’t encounter river crossings. However, reaching the reserve via F225 or the southern part of F208 involves crossing rivers. For roads that include river crossings, it’s crucial to ensure you drive a high 4WD vehicle, such as a Toyota Land Cruiser.

Is the road to Laki an F-road, and does it include river crossings?

Yes, the road to Laki is an F206 road, which includes river crossings. Here as well, it’s essential to use a high 4WD vehicle, similar to a Toyota Land Cruiser.

Is the road to Askja an F-road, and does it include river crossings?

You can reach Askja via several roads, with the most popular and accessible being F88 and F905. Both roads include river crossings, but traveling on F905 will be easier with a lower river crossing height.

How do you cross a river safely?

Cross slowly and at a 90-degree angle to the current. Use low gear, maintain a steady speed, and avoid sudden acceleration or braking. If uncertain, consult locals or experienced travelers.

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