Not sure where to drive or what to see while renting a car in Iceland?
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Here you can see a sample of a lot of self drive tours, you can do on your own.
Day trips from Reykjavik
Golden Circle (6-8 hours)
Directions through Google Maps.
The Golden Circle is a great day tour from Reykjavik offering you to see and do a lot of things in just 1 day.
We recommend driving through Nesjavellir geothermal area first, It's a beautiful road and offers you great scenery which you simply won't get by doing a normal bus excursions tour.
You start off with driving the ring road 1 south and take an exit shortly after you hit the ring road on your left hand side, saying Nesjavellir . Stop at the end of the road at the viewing ramp and take in some of the amazing view over lake Þingvallavatn.
You'll continue on, driving along side the coast of the lake
Next stop will be by "Öxarárfoss" waterfall just before you get to the national park.
( Photo of öxarárfoss )
Go back to the road and continue driving into the national park, you want to take the next exit to the right and park your car in the parking lot there. Take a walk around the park and walk over the bridge of "almannagjá" which shows the 2 tectonic plates of europe and north america splitting apart, growing roughly 2cm every year.
Take also a look at the old church and the