The Golden Circle
This 234km route round trip from Reykjavik is stunning in every season; in fact, seeing it in different seasons and the drastically different beauty each display is a reason to drive this scenic route a few times in different seasons. It’s also the most well-trafficked tourist route, serviced by buses from Reykjavik every day. This scenic route is also a great option to do on your own, as it allows you to stop off at other attractions along the way besides the three main ones: Thingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss waterfall. Added to the traditional Golden Circle route is a trip south to the town of Hveragerdi and the high plateau of Hellisheiði you pass on the way to Reykjavik. This is a great drive to take if it is your first time in Iceland or you have limited time. The roads are well-maintained and open throughout the year, depending on the daily weather.