Start/End // Reykjavík Distance // 830 miles (1,336km) Getting there // Iceland has become far more accessible in recent years, with more flights arriving from more destinations. Ferry transport (from northern Denmark) is a good alternative for Europeans wishing to take their own car. When to drive // June to August is peak season, with higher prices and bookings required way ahead. This is also endless-daylight season, with plenty of activities and festivals to draw you ever onward. May and September are optimal if you prefer fewer crowds and lower prices over cloudless days. Hot tip // Don’t rush – allocate 10 to 14 days to driving the Ring Road, at a minimum. With just a week to spend in Iceland, concentrate on one or two regions in detail.