The Circle Passport is becoming increasingly popular every year and for a good reason. With it you can visit many of Iceland’s top destinations at your own pace. Along the way you will be able to stop at beautiful and exciting locations such as Jökulsárlón, Geysir, Mývatn, Skaftafell, Kerlingarfjöll and Hveravellir. If for some reason you would like to stay longer at a particular stop than originally planned, this passport allows you the freedom to do so. You can use it for as long as you like within the passport’s lifetime (13 June – 7 September).
Before your journey starts you simply decide whether you would like to travel clockwise or anti-clockwise around Iceland. Travelling back and forth is not included, but the passport offers you a 10% discount of added travel in case you would like to backtrack. Included is one-way travel along routes 6-6a, 19, 15, 20-20a, 21-21a, 62-62a and 610-610a. The Passport is valid for route 610-610a going from Reykjavík to Akureyri. If, on the other hand, you are coming from Akureyri to Reykjavík (anti-clockwise) you will go with route 610a to Gullfoss and from there with route 6a via Þingvellir to Reykjavík.
The Kjölur route runs across the interior of Iceland. The terrain is rugged and the vast surroundings give you a sense of peaceful isolation. The south shore of Iceland has many unique contrasts; lush green fields and black sand beaches; endless flat landscapes and steep cliffs; glistening glaciers and the unforgiving seashore. The fjords of the east are home to fishing villages and untouched nature where the mountains rise straight up from the ocean. In the north you will see lava fields, lakes and have a change to connect with tours and activities unique to the area.
All of the routes included have at least one departure time per day. On the busiest roads there are even more options. Most routes have frequent stops that allow for quick sightseeing or a meal. Please observe the timetables for further information.
There are plenty of options for accommodations along the path of the Circle Passport. There are many good campsites along the way and for those who would like to sleep indoors there are guesthouses, hostels and hotels at most stops. Please note that accommodations might have to be booked in advance.
With the Circle Passport you can travel around the island in the best manner possible, relax and enjoy the experience.