60 Best Stops On Your Iceland Ring Road Itinerary

The Iceland Ring Road, also known as Route 1, is the main road that wraps around the whole of the country roughly following the coastline. It totals a whopping 828 miles.

The views of the raging Atlantic Ocean are wonderful. You’ll find it perched on Baejarfell hill standing guard over the Rekjanes Peninsula.

Iceland’s Oldest Lighthouse, Reykjanesviti

Highest Waterfalls At Haifoss

On the edge of the South Iceland highlands sits Haifoss, one of the country’s highest waterfalls at an impressive 400 feet.

By walking up roughly 500 stairs you can also view the waterfall from above. From the viewing platform you can see the Skoga River flowing to the top of the waterfall before plummeting over the edge.

Skogafoss Waterfall

Fjadrargljufur Canyon

Walking the edge of the canyon is a breathtaking experience, but we implore you to please stay on the designated path.


Jagged, snow-capped mountains seemingly rising from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.


Walk The Rainbow Street To The Blue Church In Seydisfjordur.

Explore Akureyri

Akureyri is the biggest town outside of Reykjavik and is often considered to be the capital of the North. As a result there’s no shortage of things to do and see during your visit.

Glymur Waterfall

The full hike will likely take you a few hours taking you past beautiful views for much of the way. And of course the ultimate payoff is Glymur itself falling majestically.

The Iceland Ring Road is the perfect way to see all the best that this small but spectacular country has to offer.