Given it’s spectacular landscape of snow covered volcanoes, vast waterfalls and geysers combined with terrain perfect for off road driving it’s no surprise Iceland overlanding holiday sare growing in popularity.
There are two basic routes people choose for Iceland overlanding either coastal or interior – or both if you have time. Vehicle hire in Iceland is easy and routes are well documented with Reykjavik as the main centre for vehicle hire.
Among the highlights of a Iceland overland trip is the Blue Lagoon where you’ll find hot springs. Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe, is a must see as is Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall on the continent. In the North, Goðafoss waterfall is spectacular and nearby you’ll also find the boiling mud-pots of Námafjall.
If self driving and heading to the interior for an overland adventure you will need to be proficient at driving off-road and in particular on snow and ice. It is often cheaper and easier to join a Iceland overland tour where an expert does the driving. It is often the only way to reach many of the most spectacular natural attractions. While some routes require extreme driving skills, many other tours of Iceland are on well maintained roads.