Ring Road Travel Guide
I’ve been there…
✅ Browsing Google for hours on end trying to find answers
✅ Reading Facebook Group forums looking for helpful tips
✅ scrolling Instagram for inspiration.
…but are those sources actually helpful to the planning of your trip?
You know Iceland is expensive but it’s unclear how much to budget or how to save money while you are there.
I KNOW it can be different.
Living in Iceland since 2015 has given me the ability to travel around the country countless times finding the best gems and important travel tips.
“The best money I spent planning our 10-day trip to Iceland. So much helpful information. Vacationing in Iceland is uber expensive. You need this guide to make sure you’re maximizing your experience. Thanks, Jeannie” – Ann
You do NOT need to read another blog post or watch another Instagram Reel.
You DO need:
📗 Comprehensive, concise information
📋 Structured planning
😎 Confidence in knowing that you have the best information on the market
…in ONE RESOURCE
You can buy a physical guide from the bookstore…but it won’t have a digital map.
You can buy someone else’s digital map for $$…but it will not have toilets, pharmacies, or grocery stores listed.
Because here’s the thing…when you’re going on vacation you need to know more than JUST the locations of the pretty waterfalls and black beaches.
You need helpful practical information that saves you the laborious and endless circle of research.
The Ring Road Guide Book is amazing. It was so helpful during my trip. It has so many ‘secret’ places on it that are not available from other sources. I am so glad I got it.” – Steven
💚 WHAT YOU’LL RECEIVE
- 176-page Travel Guide (This is a digital download – you’ll receive an email containing the electronic file in PDF format which you can store on your phone, tablet, computer or print out.)
- Access to the Ring Road Digital Map
- Invitation to our customers-only Facebook Group
- BONUS: Iceland Road Trip Spotify Playlist
🆕 LATEST VERSION INCLUDES:
- 35 new pages (Volcanoes + Glaciers, Family Travel, Winter Travel Nuances, Kids Packing List, Drone Regulations, and MORE)
- Never talked about locations
- Planning worksheets to help you build an itinerary from start to finish
- MORE pins on the digital map:
- Local Pools
- Liquor stores
- Souvenir shopping
- Health clinics
- open hours
- parking lot fees
- toilet locations
- menu offerings
- admission prices
- age minimums for tours
- Brand new VIP Facebook community (just for my customers!)
- The Ring Road digital map has MORE THAN 500 LOCATIONS!
- Discounts that PAY FOR THE GUIDE!
🤔 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
That’s such a great question! First time visitors usually look to experience the more common or popular sites, and that typically leads to a Ring Road experience. With that said, some people are more comfortable exploring the South coast & Snaefellsnes Peninsula because it’s the most accessible year round. It’s really up to the traveler and there is no wrong answer! If you are a DIY’er and love to plan all the things, you will want to have the best resources available – Iceland with a View Travel Guides. These are a great option for those who want to see all the things in the most efficient way possible! Together with the available map you really can see anything and everything you want to see in the way that best suits you! These Travel Guides are comprehensive and well thought out, they go beyond telling you about the places to go – they dive deeper into the things that really matter when you are traveling in a different country: The pre-made itineraries are a great choice! The Travel Guide will be a great resource, in case you: It’s true, there is a lot of basic information that is the same (what you’ll need, what to expect, seasons, daylight hours, etc.) but the sites to visit will change from region to region. It’s important to make an informed decision about where you want to visit and what you want to see. These Travel Guides are designed so you can have as much information as possible right in front of you.
I’m a new customer, where do I start?
That’s such a great question! First time visitors usually look to experience the more common or popular sites, and that typically leads to a Ring Road experience. With that said, some people are more comfortable exploring the South coast & Snaefellsnes Peninsula because it’s the most accessible year round. It’s really up to the traveler and there is no wrong answer!
If you are a DIY’er and love to plan all the things, you will want to have the best resources available – Iceland with a View Travel Guides. These are a great option for those who want to see all the things in the most efficient way possible! Together with the available map you really can see anything and everything you want to see in the way that best suits you!
These Travel Guides are comprehensive and well thought out, they go beyond telling you about the places to go – they dive deeper into the things that really matter when you are traveling in a different country:
The pre-made itineraries are a great choice! The Travel Guide will be a great resource, in case you:
It’s true, there is a lot of basic information that is the same (what you’ll need, what to expect, seasons, daylight hours, etc.) but the sites to visit will change from region to region. It’s important to make an informed decision about where you want to visit and what you want to see. These Travel Guides are designed so you can have as much information as possible right in front of you.
ALL of these Travel Guides (older versions or current) have everything you need to plan the trip of a lifetime. Newer guides (and their accompanying maps) will contain more current/updated information, and often more content than previous guides. The Travel Guides are updated routinely, some updates are more comprehensive, while others may fix small errors – ideally, these are done at least annually. This really depends on how much of the guide will be changing. The 2023 update has been one of the more comprehensive and extensive updates to date. It has a new look, new interaction components, more content, more sites…a lot of time and energy goes into these Travel Guides, so this update resulted in a price increase. To maintain consistency and provide you with the best information available, any new or updated guides will supersede and replace previous guides. Previous guides will not be available for purchase.
I already have your guides, how are these different?
ALL of these Travel Guides (older versions or current) have everything you need to plan the trip of a lifetime. Newer guides (and their accompanying maps) will contain more current/updated information, and often more content than previous guides.
The Travel Guides are updated routinely, some updates are more comprehensive, while others may fix small errors – ideally, these are done at least annually.
This really depends on how much of the guide will be changing. The 2023 update has been one of the more comprehensive and extensive updates to date. It has a new look, new interaction components, more content, more sites…a lot of time and energy goes into these Travel Guides, so this update resulted in a price increase.
To maintain consistency and provide you with the best information available, any new or updated guides will supersede and replace previous guides. Previous guides will not be available for purchase.
“When we were in Iceland we checked the google maps all the time to see if there is something on our way that we missed or to get some additional information on how to get to places (like hidden waterfalls, hot springs etc.). Such a great tool that is definitely worth the money!!” – VERENA SCHENK
This complete resource for planning your Ring Road trip includes:
- Guided itinerary for:
- Ring Road
- An interactive Google map with layers for:
- Major Attractions
- Hidden Gems (that most tourists miss)
- Hot Springs + Hiking
- Tour + Excursions
- 3 suggested detours:
- Tröllaskagi Peninsula
- Suggested itinerary to make the most of each day (without feeling rushed)
- Helpful Iceland planning tips including: booking checklist, packing lists, food + drink, cultural information, animals + wildlife, local events, how to use the gas stations and pumps, and Iceland photography tips
- Accommodation recommendations, restaurant suggestions, and information on guided tours
- Thorough route information for navigating your trip — so you don’t end up driving by that must-see attraction
- Easy to download to your phone or tablet to use on your trip!
You’ll receive a PDF file of this book, delivered straight to your email. From there you will be able to print it or download it to your computer, tablet, or phone to take it with you on the go!
Instructions for accessing the map will be included with the eBook. In addition, in order to access the interactive map, you will need:
- A Google recognized email account (used to access the Google Maps App)
- The Google Maps App (available in app stores)
- A Wi-Fi connection is REQUIRED to maintain access and interact with the map.
**Due to the proprietary nature of the content these maps cannot be saved or downloaded to devices.
“The book has everything you could probably ask or want to know; from road signs, to food, to Icelandic phrases, photography, driving advice, etc. I can’t even express how much this would help new Icelandic travellers. I will be recommending this to anyone who asks me for advice! Absolutely brilliant. It’ll be the best $20 investment for your trip.” – Brie
- Please allow 3 business days from the time of purchase to be added to the digital map.
- This is an information product only.
- Prefer a custom itinerary tailored to your travel preferences? Click here to learn about my custom planning service.
- Looking for a ready-made itinerary? If you don’t have time to put together your own trip, check out my selection of pre-written itineraries.
- The designs and images included in this eBook may not be copied or shared in whole or in part. All photos included are my own.
- Due to the nature of digital files, this purchase is non-refundable. If you have any questions about this product you can email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We just returned from 14 magical days in Iceland and Jeannie’s guide and the Google Map were invaluable in planning an incredible trip we’ll never forget. We used both to plot our Ring Road tour and used the map to find handy gas and food stops along the way. Thanks of pulling this all together, Jeannie!
The Ring Road guide with all the information has been very informative. It has definitely helped us make up our itienary and can’t wait to take the ferry to Iceland. An excellant job!!!
We’re finding Jeanie’s planning guides most helpful in planning our trip this summer! So much information: from details about all the sights, places to eat, food, language, and culture to the logistical (weather, packing lists, planning timetable, adapters, converters, cell service, etc etc etc). Can’t wait to be there!
Judy Cartmel –
We will be taking our first trip to Iceland in June and the Ring Road guide is SO helpful. After reading the excellent updated version, we were able to plot out our itinerary and can’t wait to go!!! I love the detail that went into this guide with specific parking and important details at each place. The map is going to be amazingly helpful as we drive in Iceland. Also, I totally love your videos- just a goldmine of helpful information. We’re ready!!!
Sammy Jordan –
I just purchased the updated Ring Road Guidebook. I had previously purchased the original guidebook and I am so impressed with the additional features that Jeannie has added to the latest version. We are returning to Iceland in August 2023, for the fourth time since 2018 and can’t wait to use the Guidebook again. I share Jeannie’s love and passion for Iceland and I appreciate the amount of time and effort she pours into her work.
Jen Brown –
There’s a reason why Jeannie’s guides all have 5 stars. We give this guide a 10/5 rating. It’s truly a lifesaver, taking the guesswork out of how long you need to spend at attractions, where to expect extra fees, parking, nature bath admissions, etc. Advisement on regions with sparse gas stations or amenities is priceless. Everything a tourist could possibly want to know is all documented in an organized, user friendly manner. The maps corresponding with the guide is the most impressive feature. Well done and THANK YOU!
We will be going to Iceland in June, and this Guide is so helpful in looking at places we will want to go to. Of all the “guide-books” it seems this one is the most useful and easiest to follow. We are so looking forward to finding the hideaway places she talks about. Her videos are so helpful too, such as going to the grocery store and what to buy.
I’ve been to Iceland six times and purchased Jeannie’s guidebook and map previously. I just bought the new updated one. It’s priceless. I use the map every time I go to Iceland. I recommend this to anyone who asks for advice or where to go, where to find things. It covers everything you need to know. Get it!!! You won’t regret it and you’ll thank her for it. It makes planning and driving yourself so much easier. Highly, highly recommend anything from her to help for your trip!
Ann Margolis –
The best money I spent planning our 10 day trip to Iceland. So much helpful information. Vacationing in Iceland is uber expensive. You need this guide to make sure you’re maximizing your experience. Thanks, Jeannie
Steven Maszkiewicz –
The Ring Road Guide Book is amazing. It was so helpful during my trip. It has so many ‘secret’ places on it that are not available from other sources. I am so glad I got it.
Kerry Hart –
The book and the google map has helped me to plan my Iceland trip big time! I am driving around clockwise, so I just started at the end of the book and moved forward!! hahaha
Katey Yasenchack –
The map and guide offered by Iceland with a View helped me sooo much when planning our trip! We did 11 days on the Ring Road and couldn’t have done it without this guide. Not only was it great in showing us where these amazing sites were, but it also helped us know there full names & history so I could document it in my travel logs. I highly recommend this book and map!!!
Best map ever!!! It was very very helpful and the guide is also amazing. Dont hesitate to purchase it!
John L –
This map is great and super useful planning our trip for next year, we can’t wait
This guide combined with the map saved us hours and hours or research. It is written in a very clear way and practical way. The rating of all the site helped us optimize our 8 days there. Strongly recommend.
Dave M –
My wife and I toured the absolutely beautiful island of Iceland for two weeks in Early August and loved every minute. We booked a self drive tour and had our hotels arranged but without the help of Iceland With A View Ring Road Guide we would have missed so much. The guide book allowed me to plan our stops and some meals that helped us take advantage of our time. Two weeks is not enough, we missed everything in the highlands, so I guess we’ll have to return. From Jeannie’s hidden gems to the Google Map we had no problem navigating on our own. Thank you so much for the time you put into this guide. Can’t wait to return with my son. I have traveled quite a bit and hands down Iceland is the most beautiful place on the planet!
DeLisa Wray –
Jeannie – we purchased your ring road guide that came with the google map link. I CAN NOT tell you what an amazing trip this allowed us to have. Your hard work allowed us to have the BEST trip we have ever had. I felt like a local, knowing where to go and where to pass on when time was tight. I truly feel like having your guide was the difference between a “typical” tourist vacation and an amazing one. It was the best $20 I ever spent. Please keep this up! And THANK YOU for helping us have truly the best vacation I’ve ever had. I cried when I left.
Our family of six spent eight days going around the ring road along with the golden circle and Snaefellskull peninsula. We used the ring road guide and youtube videos extensively to plan our trip and they were a HUGE help. Her star ratings for each attraction were spot-on in my opinion. It made our limited time in Iceland more efficient and planning much easier. Worth every penny.
Joe Mottle –
Don’t know that I’ve ever seen a better Travel Guide. Many other printed guides are too descriptive and leave nothing for the imagination. This guide is complete; thorough and easy to follow and covers the essentials. You will have to go there to experience the rest for yourself. Jeannie leaves little room for confusion or questions. A great effort for sure. Thanks for taking the time to give us this.
I’ve just returned from a 12 night full circle trip in early April. This guide was absolutely key in planning the trip, really clear, no nonsense and the best bit of advice of all was don’t try to do too much. The Google maps element was also a real bonus. Don’t hesitate to buy it.
My daughter and I have been following Jeannie for almost a year while planning our upcoming trip in just one week! We purchased the Ring Road guide and it has been invaluable to help us plan our Itinerary and the tips suggestions are so much help. Thanks for doing all the work for us! The discount at Blue Car Rental was great too!
Have reviewed the book and love the info as we prepare to tour late summer.
The ring road ebook is amazing. We printed it out and took it with us on our trip. Before we got out the car, we read the page again to inform us. We really love it! Thanks a lot for all the infos and tipps.
Ring Road Book – fantastic!!! So many tips, so much in-depth details — planning my trip for June and this book has made my planning so easy. Soooo looking forward to my trip and thank you Jeannie
Two years ago, beginning of COVID my so and I had a trip to Iceland planned. Needless to say that got put on ice (end pun). Then last year we tried again and the restrictions were not feasible (insert pun). But this year we are a GO. All of this time I have been glued to Jeannie’s channel trying to soak up as much information as possible. Then I purchased the ring roan self drive eBook. That, was icing on the cake. Especially the map. You need and want the map. Since we will be driving a camper van the map is going to be indispensable. My son and I are very much looking forward to this trip.
Jason Pearson –
I research in depth the places I go on vacation. Your guide is amazing and had things I had not seen any where else. I am glad I bought it.
Randy Brown –
The Ring Road Guide Book has been invaluable in the planning of our trip to Iceland in May 2022. It has made planning our Itinerary so much easier. Thanks for making it available to us. We hope to see you there.
Cathy Parker –
I was literally losing sleep trying to figure out how to plan for this trip. Problem solved! Looking at the 10 itenerarty too.
Geoff Goins –
Love it, and love the videos! So munch information and Insider tips!
This book is the best thing i’ve ever spent my money on! Jeannie explains everything with so much passion and gives answers to almost all your questions in this book ! It’s super fun to read! With a lot of hidden gems and tips BUY THIS! It will save you an incredible amount of time! As a student Tourism & Leisure i can proudly say that Jeannie her video’s/book helped me a lot with learning how to plan trips! Second time Iceland soon and this is gonna be the best trip ever as Jeannie would say it! Keep up the incredible work!
This ebook is the most amazing travel guide I’ve ever seen! This ebook is worth every penny and will absolutely tell you everything you need to know about the ring road so you can get the absolute most from your trip! This has been clearly created with care and passion and it shows in all details. It will literally make your trip to Iceland your Best. Trip. Ever.
Dan Mauk –
Very informative guide book! Highly recommend!
Paul Strong –
Traveled the Ring Road in June ’21 for my first time in Iceland and I found this guide to be perfect for a road trip! The fact that it’s on Google Maps makes it very easy to use, because you can see all of the sights on your map as you drive (and get directions to them). This eliminates a lot of planning time each day, and helped my find several great sights that I would’ve missed otherwise. If you’re going to Iceland (and you should!), this guide is well worth the $20. Looking forward to coming back to Iceland again!
Gabi Fletcher –
Cannot recommend the ring road guide book enough. Worth every penny when planning a trip to Iceland and filled with brilliant advise and hidden gems! The interactive ring road map was a huge help, especially in winter when planning around sights, daylight hours and driving time. Highly recommend plus the rental car discount are a big help when planning on a budget! Thank you!
Whit Gravely –
I visited Iceland 5 years ago and now coming back with 3 old college friends! We hope to make the trip around the Ring Road and into the West Fjords. I find Jeannie’s Ring Road Self-drive book extremely informative and easy to read. It’s chocked full of valuable advice and information that is assisting me in drawing up an itinerary. But this can be overwhelming, trust me. So you may want to look seriously into letting her help in the planning! I do hope to be able to use more of her advice and services before our April, ’22 trip.
We are headed to Iceland in May ’22 and are so grateful for this eBook and this map. I can’t imagine what we would have missed out on without it! I believe our visit will be much better for having purchased this. Thank you!
This guide was invaluable. We used it all day long everyday for a week.
Jeannie, your guide books are worth every penny!!! You have put so much into these books/maps!!
We got home from a fabulous 2wks in Iceland 2wks ago. Your books/maps were our go to for the whole trip! We felt like we had a friend riding along with us in Iceland. There are many special treats we would have missed had we not had your guides and maps. Everything was spelled out to a “T”!! We watched SO many of your videos, too! The gas pump video was HUGE in knowing what to expect. You are the BOMB! I tell everyone about you! Thank you!
This book is so good! Im looking foward to my trip to Iceland and it helped me alot to start thinking about it and plan it. The info is so complete, with all the information and easy to understand. Loved it! And sure I recommend it. Thank you so much
The book is good and clear and is easy reading.
Sometimes some consistency is missing (Davis summer/winter) and as a non native English speaker I do find quite some language mistakes BUT that does not change anything to the amount of good info that is given. The extra info (things different then sights and things like that) tends to be directed more towards American readers.
So would I recommend it? For sure yes. worth every penny. If you discover this before you have been searching and reading on the internet you save yourself a lot of time.
Susan and sons –
Just got back from Iceland and Jeannie’s guide was so helpful. I also watched all the videos, some twice. All her information is spot on and made the trip so much easier. Traveled everywhere in a camper van with my 2 grown sons for 2 weeks, Golden Circle, Ring Road , Myvatn , Snaefellsnes peninsula. Having all her tips was a great help.
MARCOS ROSENZVAIG –
Jaenee’s advices and tips are great! We bought a paper map and had google maps and had everything to plan our trip! I loved the communication, explanations, the videos are so helpful as well
Sue Braz –
We have been following Jeanne since Jan 2021. Her videos made us fall in love with Iceland! We bought her guide book, bought a paper map and had google maps and had everything we needed! It was perfect!!! We did almost everything in her guide book (we would have done it all, but not quite enough time) We did the Ring Road in 5 days, not rushing at all, plenty of stops, Golden Circle 1 day, Blue Lagoon and rest one day, and Reykavik one day. We spent a total of 8 magical days. We were there beginning of Aug 2021. We rented a Happy Camper van, per Jeanne’s recommendation, and had the best trip we’ve ever been on!! Hope to go back next year with a 4×4 Happy Camper and explore the West Fjords and highlands!
This is seriously the best Travel Guide I ever bought! Everything is just so thought through from Planning to Packing to all the amazing places & recommendations in Restaurants & Tips on Saving. You can really tell how much work this must have been and how much love for this country got into creating it.
It will be our first trip to Iceland on Sept 12th and thanks to this guide we really got a great picture what we have to do and see & how much time we need doing it! This helped so much with the planning. The Roadmap is also very useful, so you can see what Attractions are on the way to your next accommodation & for which ones you have to drive further. Thank you so much for this! 100% recommendation.
This was such an useful and well done guide! I have seen stuff that was on here that I honestly would not have found on my own and the suggestions she gives on where to eat or where to get the best panoramic views were always great. The map alone is worth the price and is really super useful even if you have already planned your trip and you want some more suggestions on restaurants or less crowded spots. My only advice would be (especially if you are really interested in the map) to buy it with some time in advance. Don’t make my mistake and buy it when you are already in iceland because it will be a while before you can access the map (three working days and to be fair I didn’t see this on any description of the product before buying it) but you will get the book straight away and that’s also amazing and full of useful suggestions. Anyway totally worth the wait, couldn’t recommend it more!
Honestly I purchased this book about 2 weeks before the trip. It was perfect. We did the camper van trip around the Ring Road! THIS IS THE ONLY BOOK YOU NEED! She was dead on. I am not a camping type of guy but this book made the trip so much eaiser. Just follow her guidelines and you will have a great Trip. We went the last week in July into August. It was worth every penny!
Jenn Wright –
My husband and I are planning a trip for October and have purchased two of Jeannie’s guides – there’s so much information and we can’t get enough of her videos and tips! Thank you, Jeannie!
Melissa Hudson –
I purchased this guide for our recent trip to Iceland and it was amazing. It included so much information that made our trip and experiences so much better. I highly recommend this for anyone who will be visiting Iceland.
Tammy white –
I absolutely love this, It has taken planning my itinerary from a nightmare to an enjoyable experience I 100 percent recommend
Super guide! We have been reading it daily and preparing for our trip and can’t wait to use the guide as well as the Google maps tool! Iceland here we come!
Jeffrey Timothy –
Jeannie’s materials are such HIGH QUALITY. I feel so much more prepared for this trip than I ever would have on my own. Love her maps and pro tips and hidden gems. And its all in a beautifully produced guide.
This guide was PERFECT! We booked our trip to Iceland the week of, VERY last minute. With this guide I felt like I had researched for months. It was very easy to follow and felt like we knew all of the insider tips. There is so much we would have missed if it wasn’t for the guide and her directions were very clear! 10000000% recommend purchasing this. I wish there was a ‘Jeannie’ for every destination.
Great guide. I didn’t have much planning time, so I totally relied on Jeannie’s recommendations. Booking.com was a life saver, and I appreciated knowing about Blue Car Rental (and getting a discount). Love the Google map with its many suggestions. One suggestion: add updates for travelers about the CoVid situation and requirements for Iceland and where to get a test.
I never buy guides because I feel like all information can be found on the internet, but I am SO HAPPY I did this time. There’s just so much to do that I was getting overwhelmed when I was putting together an itinerary and at the same time I wanted to make sure i’m not going to miss out on anything. This guide really helped me and after looking through it, i immediately felt ready and didn’t feel the pressure or the need to spend more time on research. Jeannie did a terrific job making the guide simple, sharing the most useful information and not including too much where it’s overwhelming to the traveler.
If I was to provide any other feedback (for improvement) – I love hiking, and I’m primarily traveling to Iceland to hike. I would love for this guide to include (or I’d even pay a little extra) hiking trails. It mentions a few, but a map with a brief description of the best trails to pick from and how to make sure I’m on the right path would help me personally. That being said though – I’m going to Iceland next week, and who knows – maybe there’s a picture of a map I can take of near the entrance, or hiking trails are so obvious that there’s no need for a map. We’l find out.
Thank you Jeanie for your guide and all your youtube videos.
Karla S –
Holy cow, Jeannie has done it again. I purchased a Reykjavic guide from Jeannie a few years back so I knew exactly where to go when I started planning for a longer summer trip to Iceland. The Ring Road guide is absolutely perfect for our needs. It covers EVERYTHING! I think the food, grocery & gas station stops are the most essential portions of the guide. As someone that’s been to Iceland before, I know how easily overlooked those sections are in itinerary planning and having those included makes my life a lot easier. Thanks Jeannie for making my travel planning such a breeze!
Fantastic guide! When Iceland opened we quickly booked a trip. Finding Jeanie’s You Tube and buying this guide has improved our trip. Since we only had a 3 week lead time we needed information quickly. We are on day 8 of our 10 day trip have seen and done so much. Covid and weather have crimped us a bit but not much. Tomorrow we hike the volcano!
Penny Abel –
My husband & I (both in our 60’s) are visiting Iceland in February 2022 (our family & friends think we are totally crazy). However, discovering Jeannie’s YouTube channel, website and subsequently ordering the Ring Road Self Drive eBook, we’re confident (and super excited) for this adventure now!! There is a LOT of information out there, but SERIOUSLY ….. if you are planning an Iceland trip, GET THIS GUIDE!! Apart from deciding whether we want to drive the trip in a clockwise or anticlockwise direction, EVERTHING else we have needed to know has been in this guide. The map is fantastic and we’ve learned so much about this gorgeous country. We have been fortunate enough to travel the world and I can honestly say we have never been more prepared for any trip and this eBook has been a GEM!!
Mark Barbieri –
This was very helpful. I can’t imagine anyone not getting far more value from this guide than the low cost of it. I particularly loved the estimates of time spent at many of the stops. Not being familiar with the area, this helped a lot with deciding how to budget our time.
Jerry Mickish –
I just got back from Iceland a couple of days ago and the ebook was extremely helpful in planning my trip. I encountered no major issues with the trip due to the research I did and since Iceland is a little different country using a guide like this one is crucial to planning and enjoyment of this wonderful country. I am going to visit Iceland again (probably in the summer season) and will use this guide and the information included in the guide to plan my next trip.
Iceland is a wonderful country to visit!!
I absolutely LOVE to plan trips, but when I saw all the possibilities of the places to visit in Iceland, I was overwhelmed and I didn’t know where to start. The book and interactive map were absolute LIFE SAVERS when it came to planning our 13-day trip around Iceland. It’s so neatly organized and really helped to us to pick and choose the places we wanted to see. The book and map are both super practical and really easy to use. It made planning this trip so much more fun and super easy! This book contains everything you need to know from sights to see and places to eat to photography tips and Icelandic pronunciation guide! If you want to go on a trip to Iceland and drive the Ring Road, I definitely recommend Jeannie’s guide!
Christine Wingard –
If you plan to visit Iceland,do yourself a huge favor and purchase Jeannie’s Ring Road Guide and map. I’ve followed Iceland with a View for several years, but wasn’t sure I needed Jeannie’s ebook since I had lived in Iceland and visit regularly. Boy was I wrong! Jeannie is so thorough in her guide- she covers topics that first time visitors and seasoned travelers will both find helpful- everything from road signs to weather to what to pack and more! While I know parts of the island quite well, I have never been around the entire Ring Road. Now that I have the book, my daughter and I are looking forward to a future camping trip when we can fully utilize Jeannie’s guide and map. Thank you, Jeannie, for sharing “all things Iceland” with us and for always doing it in a fun, upbeat way!
Christopher ooi –
This book really helped out with my planning and also I get to know Iceland in a more in-depth way. Definitely a must have for anyone planning or traveling to Iceland!
This book made our trip! It was so helpful, had everything we needed. If you’re planning a trip to Iceland, you need this book!! Jeannie has put together an an outstanding list of travel tips, ideas and resources.
Thanks for making our trip Jeannie!!
The map is bar none the best resource to use for a trip to Iceland. We would not have had half the cool experiences without it, and it would have been a lot more stressful.
Jim W –
We constantly checked to see what “Jennie” said along the route. LOTS of information for just about everything you need to know on your trip. WE did the ring road and were glad every day that we had all of her info each day.
The book and map are a must-have for any Iceland road trip. We saw amazing sights we otherwise would not have known about. There were a number of hidden gems that Jeannie’s book led us to. Each one was worth the cost of the book.
Salena Kauffman –
I absolutely loved this google map. Even though I had been to Iceland many times before, it was super helpful when I was planning my trip into the Westfjords earlier this fall. I had never been, nor had I been camping in Iceland before. So between the tips for camping, the information on the Westfjords and the map, I was feeling super comfortable and confident to take my solo trip! Thanks for being awesome! I’m so glad I found your page!
Joanne Kreher –
Thank you very much Jeannie for the e-book it has been a godsend especially since the tour company we had booked to do a 4 night tour collapsed and I then had to salvage our trip on much lesser money, but the good news is – we have turned it into a 12 day trip! We actually fly out tonight and will be in Iceland on the 9th December – woohoo
The ebook is an invaluable preparatory resource for anyone thinking about travelling to Iceland no matter the time of year, and the map was easily the most useful thing we had whilst on the road (other than the car!).
Cannot recommend this highly enough. Our trip would have been worse off without it without a doubt.
Brittany J –
I quickly went down a rabbit hole planning for Iceland. I was about to give up until I found Jeannie’s guidebook! Thank you so much for helping me! I am a busy mom, and this guide is so thorough!
The eBook was nice when we were in the beginning of planning and still weighing out options of places to stop at and ‘must-sees”, but wasn’t something we used much once we were in the thick of it. The interactive map, however, was pure gold. We used her map as the starting point for crafting our prefect itinerary, and it reduced the amount of time it took by probably 75%. Could I have done it without her map? Probably. Would I have wanted to? Absolutely not.
You are awesome! I love your videos! I planned my trip to Iceland for more than a year. I read and watched everything I could about it. I felt in love for Iceland even before going there. My husband and I had some setbacks during our trip, but overall it was one of the best trips of our life’s! Your map helped a lot, specially when we had to change our plans because of the weather, a flat tire…
I wish you all the best!!!
If I can give a little advise to who is planning a trip to Iceland, don’t waist your time, get the Ring Road Ebook right now 🙂
This e-book is invaluable! Please buy it, you will see everything that you could ever imagine. I went the first time to Iceland and loved it, where the second time thank god I came across this book I saw 10x more than I would have doing my own research. Thank you so much Jeannie!
Nancy Washko –
This guide was invaluable!!! I think I may have already written a review but in case I didn’t I’m adding this. Iceland is truly awesome and this guide helped our group to maximize the limited time we had! I can’t wait to go back again and when I do – I know I’ll be using this again. Your restaurant choices were really helpful and all the well thought out organized details in this guide made our trip so much easier and more enjoyable!! Thank you again and again!
If you are thinking about visiting Iceland – Get this eBook!
The interactive google map was extremely useful and worth the price alone!
It amazes me how well this is done – Bravo!
The Ring Road eBook is everything everyone else here says. It’s truly invaluable. If you are just beginning your planning but don’t know where to start – grab the book. If you have planned everything and are ready to board the plane – grab the book…you won’t be sorry. The map you get with the book takes the guessing and worry out of “hoping you see everything”. We used the map every night after dinner to plan our next day. Without the map we’d have missed things…especially the hidden gems!
Laura daniel –
I honestly didn’t really think I needed this guide. I’m a former travel agent and really love to research trips. But as soon as I opened the guide, and with every page flip, I was shocked at how informative and well laid out (and beautiful) this guide is. You can tell Jeannie loves Iceland and is meant to be there. Her love for the country comes through so much in this amazing guide.
Kristina Kaiser-Hipp –
This book is full of great information and guidance from a true expert on Iceland. I used the book to plan our trip last year and it was invaluable! Highly recommend !!
This book was our bible on the trip we referred to it every morning to plan our stops. Knowing what to see and how to plan our day was extremely helpful. We would say what does Jeanne have to say about it. Highly recommend to take the guessing out of your trip.
MARIO CONTRERAS –
Ha sido de muchísima ayuda el mapa que ha creado Jeannie, había seguido innumerable perfiles de Instagram de personas que visitan y/o viven en Islandia pero no tenia idea de donde se encontraban, y el haber adquirido este mapa me ha facilitado la vida para planear este importante viaje. Muchos tips acerca de lugares como cascadas, glaciares, cuevas de hielo, de lava, etc., recomendaciones dependiendo la temporada en que visitemos, descripciones de como llegar a lugares en especifico, fotos de lugares, donde hay gasolineras, baños. Si viajan por su cuenta sobretodo, este libro les ampliará el panorama, les facilitará la vida alla, y de verdad, NO SE VAN ARREPENTIR!!! y gracias por tu aportación Jeannie!!!
Kerri Thewlis –
The best planning book for your trip to Iceland and only $20! It’s got all the information you need in one place including a digital map! We were clueless how to plan for our 10 day trip, I was stressing out until I found this goldmine! The author lives in Iceland and also has very helpful videos- she’s so informative and fun in her presentation! Thanks to her our trip to Iceland was a full on success!!
This guide was so valuable- especially for helping us to narrow down the locations we wanted to visit. Jeannie was spot on when it came to whether a location was worth stopping for or not and how much of a detour it would be. It really took away some of the anxiety as I was planning the trip. We used the guide every day of the trip as well!
Katie Greiwe –
This is an absolute must if you are going to Iceland for the Ring Road. The PDF is beautifully put together (includes all tips you will need along the ride). And the map is AMAZING. I really feel like I have access to all the best spots in Iceland including the hidden gems. Even if you are not going to do Ring Road, Jeannie has some of the best information I’ve found thus far for a wide variety of planning a trip to Iceland. I HIGHLY recommend checking out her material for any of your Iceland planning.
Very happy I purchased this book. I have no doubt it will be invaluable information. Nice simple layout with the useful and practical insights. Thank you.
Katie O’Brien –
The Ring Road Self Drive Ebook and Google Map was INVALUABLE on our trip around Ring Road. We are not the type of people to follow around a tour so we planned on driving ourselves around. We have been planning our trip to Iceland since February (we went in Oct/Nov) and we watched sooo many of Jeannie’s videos. We decided to buy the book/map the night before we left, and we literally did not start the car without pulling up the map first. We had a few places to go in mind already but this map had so much more that supplemented our drive, and I have to say it made this trip so much better!! Jeannie has put so much effort into this product and her passion for Iceland shows. Thank you so much for making our trip so amazing!!
This guide was invaluable information and made our trip so much more enjoyable. We traveled to Iceland with a group of 8 friends. We didn’t do the Ring Road since we had limited time but we used this planning guide along the day trips we did take. I plan to use it again when I go back and take more time there with my family! My only mistake was not ordering this guide sooner than I did! I wish I ordered it months in advance of the trip!!! Also, the Snaefellsnes Peninsula is not on the itinerary here so we watched the Iceland with View video for that planning, so your site and guides and videos have all been super helpful!!! Also Jeannie, our group referred to you often as we planned and prepared ahead and then while in Iceland touring … ” Well Jeannie recommends”…. and “Jeannie says…..” etc.. It’s like you were there with us!! haha so Thanks for joining in on our fun!!!
How can I begin to say THANK YOU! No matter how much I like to plan in advance and research on my own it would have never compared to this e-Book and map. THIS IS A MUST if you are planning to visit ICELAND. From what to pack, what to expect weather wise, car rentals, day light info, activities, where to eat, gas stations near by, refill soups when you are feeling colder than your ex heart, souvenirs. IT IS EVERYTHING. Our trip to Iceland was amazing and I need to come back and finish the rest of the country and I have no doubt this baby will help me along the way. We were lucky enough to see twice the Nothern Lights and used Jeannie’s recommended spots. My heart is so full and my eyes on tears just remembering. I just wanted to see the Nothern lights but got so much back in return. This amazing country which seems out of this world, it’s so extreme, so kind and so pure. I’m missing the taste of the water already. Thank you so much Jeannie!
We just returned from our trip to Iceland. It has been magnificent, but we have to recognize that the best moments have been related to the hidden gems of Jeannie’s map. It is true that today, everything can be found on the web, but you need to have it on hand and filtered at the right time, with clear and summarized information. We would like to thanks to Jeannie for that great tool. Ricard i Patricia.
Hailee M –
We went to Iceland for our honeymoon and I didn’t want to be stuck on a tour bus with a lot of people but also didn’t want to miss anything. The Ring Road itinerary was the best. The map had EVERYTHING and so does the eBook. We were able to navigate Iceland, see everything we wanted to and feel like locals doing so. Seriously, we felt so comfortable the moment we arrived and got in our rental car. If you are going to Iceland for any period of time, you need this itinerary.
Mary Ellen –
If you’re wondering where to begin your trip planning ….. it’s right here with Jeannie’s Travel Guide. Its the best $20.00 you can spend for researching and planning your trip.
Erika Vidak –
It was the best purchase I have made. The ebook helped us a lot during the planning phase at home to get an insight of the country and useful information. It was interesting to read and elevated our excitement level. In Iceland, the Google Map was a huge help and assistance. It helped us to plan our days and navigate us to our destinations. We are very grateful to you Jeannie, that you took the time and effort and created this great tool. Keep updating the map, because we are thinking of returning to Iceland and we will definitely use your map again, without a doubt! Thank you, Jeannie.
After looking for the perfect guide book I found this one. I read through the book quickly the first time. And then in the past two weeks I have gone through this book and planned what I believe to be the perfect vacation. Thank you Jeanne. without this book I would still be searching on how to explore your beautiful country.
Doris Vessaoker –
We just got back from an unbelievable 10-day camper van vacation in September! I had done a lot of research prior to my trip and during this time I discovered Jeannie on Youtube. I watched all the videos! Subsequently, I purchased the Ring Road e-book before our trip. Between my research and Jeannie’s amazing map, we had the best trip! It made our day to day so much easier, we would just look at the map the night before and knew all the places we wanted to see, how much time to allot and exactly where to park! The map even saved us for an emergency outhouse bathroom break in the middle of nowhere! I would highly recommend this map for anyone driving themselves around Iceland! Thank you Jeannie, you are the best!!!
Marybell Dominguez –
This map is your A,B,C step list if you wish to visit Iceland, there is no better way to do it!, I did the ring road trip and without this map I don´t think we would have seen everything we did, I will ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS recommend it!
THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH, THIS MAP IS AN INVALUABLE GEM!!!!!
We had a beautiful time in wonderful Iceland!
Lauren F. –
If you’re planning on heading to Iceland you better purchase the map!!!! Extremely valuable resource and was the foundation for our epic 23 day honeymoon road trip. We travelled over 3500km in a camper and stopped at so many of the spots on the map. Immerse yourself in the resources, maps and groups available here and you’re bound to have an amazing time. Thank you!!!! 🖤
Invaluable with not only the planning, what to pack, what to expect with the weather, local customs and how to prepare to get the most of your trip. But, when you arrive you are ready to hit the ground running. And run you must if you want to experience the most of this breathtaking country.
Great resources to help guide you on your journey.. Follow directions how to get to the secret gems, where to eat, suggestions for shopping even apps to load for discount coupons ( love coupons).
Iceland is not the typical lay on the beach vacation, that doesn’t take to much planning. This guide will help you make the most out of your experience you will enjoy for a lifetime
Enjoy your time… We did ….
Isabel Vasquez –
The ebook was the best purchase I made for planning my trip to Iceland. The google map made the road trip so easy. It help me to make sure I didn’t miss any of the interesting places in Iceland.
If you are traveling to Iceland, make sure you grab your copy of the book; you won’t regret it.
Thanks Jeannie for all your videos and recommendations and planing material.
My boyfriend and I planned our trip to Iceland solely based off Jeannie’s eBook and google map. We knew exactly what to pack, where to stay, and what sights to see. The google map truly made our trip and we were able to see all of the major sights with ease. THANK YOU JEANNIE!
My boyfriend and I just returned from a 7-day camping trip in Iceland. I had followed Jeannie on social media from the beginning of my trip planning, and then after spending countless hours researching/making plans on my own for our trip, I bought the Ring Road Self Drive eBook and found it to be so incredibly helpful!! Jeannie’s guide put everything in one organized place and helped us prioritize which locations we couldn’t miss and what we wanted to save for our next trip. Having a rating, estimate of how long a location takes to explore, and description with pictures of each location made our adventures super easy to navigate. If we were wavering on what location to go to next, we said “Let’s see what Jeannie said!” This eBook and google map combo is an outstanding and incredibly affordable investment and resource. And because of one of the locations we detoured to on the map, we camped on the Arctic Ocean and saw the Northern Lights – a memory we always treasure. I cannot thank you enough, Jeannie!!
Paul Mills –
We’re planning a ring road trip in November 2019 and I am sooooo glad I bought the Ring Road Guidebook. The interactive map has been invaluable as are the packing checklists. (I just ordered things I didn’t consider and would have hated to be without!)
Hands down the best money I have spent on the trip so far!
Arno E Proctor –
Great Resource, wish we had found before we made some of our reservations. This guide is a must have for planning a trip. Jeannie has assembled a easy and accurate reference to make your trip and stay successful, with memories to share for a lifetime! Thank you Jeannie.
Fantastic purchase! I utilized Jeannie’s map to create a day by day itinerary with google map images of how long it would take us to get from point A to point B and everything in between. I’m excited to just be able to pull up the map and see the step by step directions of where to pull off as we are driving. T-7 days until we hit the Ring Road and I feel very prepared! Now to figure out our shopping list at Bonus!
I had already planned most of my ring road trip but I really enjoyed Jeannie’s YouTube videos so I got the book on a whim. It is fabulous! I’ve added several things to my itinerary and only wish I had more time. For the cost it is totally worth it. The accompanying Google Map is also a real gem. Everything from gas stations and bathrooms to hidden waterfalls and beaches. Thank you Jeannie!
The ring road guide as a google map was probably the single best travel guide/tool we’ve ever used. The ability to pull up the map each day and see the hidden gems, bathrooms, and other things on the drive for the day led to so many great side excursions. I can’t count how many times the “hidden waterfall” near the main tourist one turned out to be the bigger highlight for us (like Kvurnufoss). Thanks Jeannie!
Between the ebook, YouTube videos and Jeannie’s regular newsletters, we felt so prepared to tackle Iceland on an 11-day road trip. We had the best time – all the stress of figuring out where to go and what to do each day was completely taken away by the handy map. We knew every detail, from where to exit the road to what the parking situation was and how to dress, and could just spend our time truly enjoying the amazing countryside. We found little gems, like roadside hot tubs, that we would have driven right past if not for the map. Coming all the way from Australia, we wanted to make sure we made the best use of our time in Iceland, and with the help of Jeannie’s products, we’ve had the trip of a lifetime.
Hemos estado 12 días por Islandia en campervan y nos ha enamorado el país. Conocí los vídeos de Iceland with a view por youtube y acabé comprando el ebook y mapa, incluso cuando ya teníamos la Lonely Planet y no me arrepiento de nada. Merece la pena porque de verdad que el mapa es muy útil. Estamos encantados de haber comprado el pack a Jeannine! Ojalá hicieseis material similar para otros viajes!! Saludos desde Barcelona!
Sara Plunkett –
THANK YOU, JEANNIE!!!! I am in Iceland now cruising the Ring Road and am traveling without my husband, but with my two teenage children. Your book and map have been a lifesaver and my kids keep telling me thank goodness I found you and your map! Our favorite tips have been how to access all the waterfalls. Rather it is from one side that is difficult or from another side that is more secluded, you have given us the guidance we need and especially for a mama who wants to keep her adventurous children safe! All the gas stations and restaurants have been a lifesaver as well. Can you travel the whole world and make a google map for each place you go? Thank you for all your hard work and specific tips and tricks. We are enjoying each and every one of them. We are headed up north towards your town!
The map alone that comes with the book is worth the cost! We spent 8 days traveling the ring road, and I used the map daily to help me get around. But the book was invaluable to help make my trip a total success! It had everything I could possibly want to make my trip painless! All that I had to worry about was enjoying the amazing country!
Bill Miller –
The Map and Book helped us immensely on our 10-day trip around the ring road. We would not have stopped at ½ of the sites were it not for planning with Jeannie’s help. We used it at night when planning the next day’s travel. It just gave us our options and we could pick and choose the sites we wanted to see. Packing check list is a must and a life saver (weight saver)for luggage.
Don’t leave home without it!
It can be used as your primary source or a supplement to all other references you may have. We used it for planning and now are using it every day along the road.
The map is amazing! The best investment of the trip. BUT, you need to find a way to make it offline also. I was on roaming and the only network a could connnect was Nova. And, man, that’s a poor network with bad coverage. You don’t wanna know how much a swore beacause a couldn’t connect to your awesome map. Please find a way to make it offline!
Jeannie’s book was so helpful! We took our family of five around the Ring Road and we all loved using the ap/guide book! Worth every penny!
John Hall –
I’m in the early planning stages and loving the travel guide as it is so well set out and so so comprehensive!!! Thank you so much for putting all the work into it Jeannie!
Aleks J –
Visiting Iceland with this package (E-book + Updated google map from Jeannie) in the pocket and really easy to carry around, gave us a Wonderful Experience in Island ! The E-book is at the same time detailed and clear, really pleasant to read! The “check list” was a good one! Without forgetting the great and updated “google map” with all the necessary details and the possibility to have it in “Offline mode” was really handy at times! Thanks a million Jeannie for making our trip Memorable !!!
We do HIGHLY recommend your package(s)!
Our family returned a week ago from our trip to Iceland and we had a lovely time. We purchased Jeannie’s Ring Road E book and watched the videos, and both were so helpful toward our planning and daily activities. Thank you Jeannie for the well laid out information. We had a wonderful time and look forward to a return trip.
Rebekah Graber –
I visited Iceland in December 2017, without knowing about Jeannie’s ahh-mazing resources. I fell in love with the country and am planning my second trip this summer! I have been planning for a year. This time has been SO MUCH EASIER, using the Ring Road e-book, packing list, Jeannie’s videos and Google map! I feel confident in the plans we’ve made. The map will be our guide as we travel around the country. This has been an invaluable resource and I’m already thinking of a third trip for sites and adventures that we are unable to fit in this time! A HUGE thank you, Jeannie, for all of your dedication to making it possible to have the best vacation ever!!
The book was essential to our Ring Road trip! We did not do much research prior to arriving in Iceland and used Jeannie’s book as our main guide for everything including how to fill up our gas tank!! Can’t thank you enough for making our trip AMAZING!! It along with the map was so simple and easy to use and took the stress out of planning which is a huge plus for anyone travelling. Our trip was smooth sailing and the only hard part was to decide where not to go…
Muy buena inversion. De veras que la guia me ayudo mucho para planear nuestro viaje a Iceland! Lo recomiendo!
Martin Ho –
The ebook has struck an awesome balance when showing many beautiful faces and hidden gemstones of Iceland: the readers do not feel overwhelmed but can’t stop flipping through to know more! to know more. So much thoughts have been put into the format that it is so easy to follow and flip through that it should be a template for other guide books, not just for Iceland tours.
Erica Hammer –
I’ve spent months researching for our Iceland RV trip. I just stumbled upon Iceland with a View website. I purchased the Ring Road Self Drive guide book, and I am so impressed! Just wish I had found this site and all the resources sooner. (We leave for Iceland in 4 weeks). I’ll be reading the guide, and binge watching the YouTube videos until we leave! And – – I wish the “coming soon” guide books were available now.
Thanks for such a great resource!
Dana Schlagenhaft –
I spent hours on Google and purchased FOUR Iceland guide books (and STILL felt confused!). Then I discovered Jeannie’s amazing, wonderful, informative map. My husband and I spent a couple of hours reviewing the map, charting our trip, and now we are confident that we’ll have an excellent experience in Iceland! If you’re heading to Iceland — stop the Googling insanity and use this travel guide instead!!!
First, I tried Googling everything about Iceland before planning my trip for June 2019, but I couldn’t put things together like Jeannie’s book and map. The book and map helped me plan my itinerary around the Ring Road. There was so much to learn about the people, customs, food etc. that I wasn’t aware of. i will update my review when i return home from Iceland. The car rental discount that Jeannie provided, made up the cost of her book. I thank her for that.
This ebook was perfect for our 2 weeks roadtrip! Easy access to the map! You can’t plan everything in advance, because you don’t know how the weather will be 🙂 or in which mood you are and sometimes we also like to be spontaneous! So it was great to have a quick look at Jeannie’s map! It is a must have, if you are planning a trip to Iceland!
Amazing information. So many details. We are traveling to Iceland in July and all maps details are soo useful. Thank you Jeanie for such a huge help. Strongly recommend. Best spending $$$. Don’t even bother searching somewhere else.
This book is not to miss. Honestly don’t bother with the guides you can buy on Amazon or in the book shop. It has all the information you will need and so much more any other book will provide you…including all still hidden gems. We will be flying next week and planning with this ebook was so easy. We didn’t know how many things we can do per day and the itinerary example helped so much with it. I watched as well her youtube channel and she is the loveliest person ever!! Sharing so many useful information. Thank you! We are off to Iceland next week and I couldn’t be more excited.
Absolutely LOVE this book! Only wished I would have found it sooner, as we had already made our accommodation plans….we will be taking our first trip to Iceland in 3 weeks! Can’t wait!!!
My husband and I moved to Reykjavik in January, and were excited to travel the Ring Road over our April holiday! I’d gotten the Ring Road book and map for planning, and created an itinerary for each day we’d be out. Imagine my horror when, upon opening the car door at one location, the paper itinerary flew out of the car and over the edge! We looked for it for two hours, and never found it, but the trip was saved because I’d kept your entire Ring Road book and Googlemap on my phone. We went through almost all the stops, used it to find our camping locations each night, and thanked you every morning for your help. We loved the trip, we love Iceland, and we love Iceland With a View! Thank you so much, Jeannie!
Excellent resource. Well worth the money. The google map alone was worth the price. Jennie is the ultimate travel guide. This will be our second trip to Iceland. Only regret is not having found Iceland With A View before our first trip. If you are going to Iceland buy her class, guides, everything she has to offer. Iceland is very expensive, spend a few dollars on planning to help make your trip amazing.
Steve W. –
Yep – i will pile on with the others and say how AWESOME this e-book was for our recent trip to Iceland! I won’t go into great detail because so many others have…but i will tell you what this guide meant to me. I am the type that loves to research a trip, figure out all the cool things to see, and set up an itinerary as a trip guide. However, Iceland is a tough trip to plan for because there is so much to see, in a short amount of time. Jeannie’s e-book was great for the multitude of info provided (packing lists, gas station tips, general travel tips, etc.) and i didn’t realize how useful it really was until we were there. Having read her info took some of the stress of international travel away, which was great. However, i think the biggest benefit was her interactive Google Map. I used it every day, all day, as we navigated our trip around the island. It was extremely useful since we had a wifi hotspot with our Blue Car rental, and i had her map open all day long. Her support made the trip much less stressful for me (the driver, navigator, and daily planner) and i really appreciate that. It really was the best tool to have for a trip to Iceland. I can’t stress that enough and it was TOTALLY WORTH the price.
p.s. Don’t speed in Iceland – the fines are BRUTAL!
Matt Skierkiewicz –
Where do I even begin? This book was A-MAZING. Jeannie is also a very pleasant and helpful person. We moved our trip ahead by a year BECAUSE of all of Jeannie’s planning tips, videos, and Ring Road Book. The book is full of great tips and ideas. There were tons of great recommendations on restaurants, out door items, tours, and more. The set ups based on region and the Google Map overlay were great. As we drove on around on our trip we were able to use the Google Map guide to find things to do and places to eat. The layouts on the map and the book in terms of GPS were perfect and worked very well. If you have not yet bought this book please do yourself a favor and do so. If you don’t…you will not have the best trip ever. I cannot wait to return to Iceland and will have my eBook and Ring Road guide ready to go. They were two of the best things we had to improve the quality of our trip.
I love😍this e book and the map! We are planning our trip to Iceland for September, and these tools are a great help. I really enjoy the hidden gems that we didn’t know about. Also, very glad for the notations for bathrooms, Gas stations, and grocery stores since we’re renting a campervan, this will all come in handy. The only thing I wish for the ebook itself is that I think it would be good if you could go straight from table of contents to the page you want. But a very great, obviously well researched guide.
Kathleen Mooney –
Jeanie has put together the PERFECT eBook on the Ring Road – now I can’t wait for the Snaefellsnes book! We will be there in June for 2 weeks PAINTING Plein Air – Outdoors in all that beauty. Now we won’t miss the seals, horses hot springs, mineral springs, views and sites. The Ring Road book even has a nice section on Snaefellsnes that lets me know the ALL Snaefellsnes book will be awesome! Every week Jeanie’s cheerful, detailed and FUN emails pop into my inbox and make me so HAPPY I am finally going to PAINT IN ICELAND!!!
Charles Lester –
AMAZING BOOK! My partner and I are leaving for Iceland in about a month – I purchased this book when it was version two and then received version three about a week later. Both versions are AMAZING! You can tell that Jeannie really put her heart into this book – I am mighty grateful to Jeannie for all the help she has given me in my planning for Iceland. There were so many things that I had questions about that I could not find answers to online – but when this book came out all of my questions were answered! Thank you so much! I greatly appreciate all the work she put in to helping us plan our trips!
Verena Schenk –
I already planned most of my trip to Iceland when I got the eBook and wasn’t sure if it would be worth it. But I can tell you, it is amazing! Especially when we were in Iceland we checked the google maps all the time to see if there is something on our way that we missed or to get some additional information on how to get to places (like hidden waterfalls, hot springs etc.). Such a great tool that is definitely worth the money!!
Tom Gendron –
I used information from the guide and the Google map layer every day of my 7 day winter trip (returned Tuesday). It was great to open the map, pick a destination and let google maps provide turn by turn directions. I’d use it for recommended dinning or waterfalls near me. It really took the confusion out of traveling while still allowing spontaneous exploring. So much great advice, the money saving tips paid for the guide many times over. Just the duty free and grocery store pointer saved 3x the cost of the book. I would suggest that a ‘winter’ version of the google map would be very helpful for us winter travelers; lots of the attractions recommended were closed for the winter. Beware that Google maps in general are not winter aware in general. Some shortest routes that Google recommended were closed for the winter. That’s nothing to do with the eBook, but just an FYI.
Brilliant!! Everything a traveler to Iceland could possibly want to know is here. The map has anything and everything you could want to find on it (gas stations, washrooms, hotels, restaurants, accommodations, attractions, etc etc.) It is very easy to understand, and very well put together. The book has everything you could probably ask or want to know; from road signs, to food, to Icelandic phrases, photography, driving advice, etc. I can’t even express how much this would help new Icelandic travellers. I will be recommending this to anyone who asks me for advice! Absolutely brilliant. It’ll be the best $20 investment for your trip.
As someone who hasn’t had the opportunity to travel much the thought of planning a road trip in another country was very overwhelming. Jeannie’s amazing resources and this ebook in particular have made me feel so much more confident in planning for myself and I’m so excited for my June trip now! The maps are incredible and little tips that you wouldn’t even think of like how to use the petrol pumps make all the difference. Thanks Jeannie! I hope you know how much of a difference all your hard work has made to anxious travellers like me!
Howard Crain –
We just had an opportunity to read and review the latest update to the Ring Road Guide and can tell you that it is outstanding. It includes everything that a traveler to Iceland needs to know plus a great deal more regarding restaurants, hotels, road signs, photo tips and other related important information. Jeannie has done a phenomenal job incorporating the recommendations from members of the Iceland Travel Group, along with her own experiences, and has put together a very valuable document.
Edward J Luczak –
I have left a review previously but I had to update it. I just downloaded version 3 of the Ring Road Guide and it is AMAZING!!!! Jeanie you are incredible putting this together. I have read travel guides for many years when going on vacation and they all drone on for pages and pages with useless info. This is around 130 pages of every single bit of information you would ever need when visiting Iceland. It is perfect. I can’t thank Jeannie enough for putting this together. Other travel guide need to follow your lead. This is an absolute MUST HAVE if you are visiting Iceland. Thank you Jeannie for putting in what looks like months and months of hard work. Well laid out and tons of information all visitors would need.
BARBARA j PRESTON –
I’ve been planning a trip to Iceland for over a year. I just started using Jeannie’s map. I wish I would have had this from the beginning! It really cuts to the chase and tells you what you need to know in an easy, all in one place way. It will be wonderful to have this on my phone too as an hour to hour guide when I actually get to Iceland. Thank you!
Ed Luczak –
We started planning this trip 10 months in advance. There is information all over the internet, but nothing as concise and complete as this guide. Jeannie does a great job covering everything you need and wanted to know along with things you never thought of. He recent map is incredible. This book is worth every penny as you need to go nowhere else to plan your trip. This made trip planning so much easier
Bob Hirst –
I’m still planning for my return to Iceland in June this year, and I have found the Ring Road Guide and the new map extremely helpful. I had roughed out itineraries for our days there, but the guide, and especially the map, have more than paid off the $20 investment! I’ve added so many new places to my daily itineraries that we otherwise would have missed. Thank you, Jeannie! Now to find a tripod small and light enough to pack in my suitcase… Also thinking of buying a GoPro for the wet waterfall videos, and trying to sort through what to bring for the D800…including lenses to shoot everything from epic landscapes to long range shots of puffins on the cliffs. Yes, planning for a trip to Iceland as a photographer leads one to think of a lot of “now must have” equipment! I went to Iceland on a semi-business trip in 2010, but only had 2 days to explore. We’ll have a week this time, so Jeannie’s info is helping us plan to the max!
Andrew Siwy –
What a fantastic resource. Jeannie has put together a great map (only to get even better in the next couple days) that hits all the must see and hidden gems. I bought this mostly as I figured I already received more then $20 value from her free content.
This guide also gave me tips that have changed my complete vacation. This includes certain clothing I had not thought to bring as well as camera gear which I had no intention of buying. Thank to her guide I now realize that having some filters and a tripod will greatly improve my shots. I didn’t want to bring a tripod but I found a very small tripod-ish piece of gear that will work great. I wouldn’t have even looked to get one unless I bought this guide. Her packing list is great and although I have made my own now, hers had many items that I would have forgotten to add.
Thank you Jeannie!
Our trip came up very quickly and on a whim. We didn’t have much time to plan so I purchased the Ring Road Self Guide Book which turned out to be an awesome foundation that we built everything else on. A great starting point for quick must have information. Jeannie’s YouTube Channel, Instagram and Facebook groups proved to be so valuable as well. As a fellow midwesterner from the States, I appreciated her down to earth approach. Will definitely use more in the very near future as I want to go back already and I’ve only been home for a week!
Brett Charsley –
A great reference guide especially the interactive map. It has certainly helped me to plan my trip in May 2019
Sam Jordan –
What a blessing Jeannie has been in helping us plan our itinerary for our recent Ring Road tour of Iceland. She is always spot-on with her advice and knowledge of the hidden treasures along the Ring Road. We were so excited about returning to Iceland after 45 years. We lived in Keflavik in the early 1970s while I was stationed at the US Naval Station Keflavik. With Jeannie’s guidance we planned, booked, and had the vacation of a life time! Thanks again Jeannie for your guidance!
Dayse Santos –
I highly recommend this book! Jeannie tips were so valuable! You’ll never regret purchasing this product if you’re planning a trip to Iceland. The tips about how to pack for “summer”, road signs, even small things like “take a travel mug with you” really made the diference in my experience in Iceland. Thank you, Jeannie!
A great general overview and guide to Iceland. A good tool to start your Iceland trip planning. Well worth it. My husband and I enjoyed reading through it together and getting excited for our upcoming honeymoon there. I’m sure we will be using the maps. Thanks Jeannie!
An excellent resource! I bought it kind-of last minute, after watching (almost) all of Jeannie’s youtube videos. She has so much love and enthusiasm toward making your Iceland visit the best trip possible! I wish I’d bought the guide earlier and used the interactive map for planning–it would have saved me a lot of effort. For next time (hopefully)!
Miguel Martinez –
I spent the best 10 days of the last years, and I owe everything to this book, practically my itinerary was based on the interactive map and Jeannie’s picks.
Thanks a lot Jeannie for all your efforts to give us the best experience on Iceland.
I did quite some research, as probably all the people on this site. I can honestly say that Jeannie and her offering are a one-stop solution. I came across her via the happycamper site and never looked at other sources. The guide is easy to read, the map is great and well worth the small investment. The free FB group is awesome for up to date information and the youtube videos are a nice touch, as well. And I am saying all the above without even having set a foot on Iceland, yet. 🙂
The book is very well organized and designed. I was agnozing over making a google maps for our up coming trip to Iceland, as I was having a hard time prioritizing sights ( there is so much to see and so little time). The google maps that Jeannie made are FANTASTIC!! I have been able to organize the days based on her rating system of the sights on the map. We are counting down the days till our trip.
Kim Martin –
The Ring Road map is TOTALLY worth the price of the guide! Nothing was more helpful than this one tool in determining where sites were located, how far apart they were, and each had a brief description and photo so you could remember exactly what was there and whether you wanted to see it. Integrate it with Google Maps and you’re golden!
Ginger Sanders –
The self-guide drive book is an invaluable resource in your Iceland trip planning. It puts all the information you need in one spot saving you tons of time researching things for yourself. I highly recommend this book!
Natalie Costa –
Jeannie is truely awesome for making this eBook! I learned so much information on each regions of Iceland. The coolest part was that there are so many local tips and things to know as far as websites for weather, northern lights, and how to stay safe while traveling Iceland. Totally worth buying this eBook! Thanks Jeannie!
Jen M. –
Love this book! The google maps is the most helpful. I also appreciated the lesser known Jeannie’s Gems! I can’t wait to use it on my trip to Iceland next year!!
Greg Nielsen –
This is a perfect guide to Iceland, very structured and easy to follow. I compared it to other websites, as there are many useful ones, but I think this is the best by far. I hope the author will provide one for Ireland and other similar countries in the near future!
Love this book! Lots of great information! The interactive maps are the best part. The foodie in me would like to see a little more on dining experience options.
Rebekah Graber –
I purchased this resource to guide my planning for next summer. It is JAM-PACKED with helpful information. Things I have not found anywhere else, all in a concise, readable format. Different road signs, hours of sunlight for every month, wonderful packing lists, maps of where gas stations are and how to use the pumps at the gas stations! Along with these tips, itineraries for how many days you’ll be in Iceland, tips on food, accommodations, and transportation, and so much more! Absolutely worth the money, and you can bring this with you as a reference as you travel! Thank you, Jeannie!
Bethany R –
Loved it! It was incredibly helpful! Jeannie is the master at Iceland trip planning! Totally worth the money!
Edward J Luczak –
Jeannie you are the best. I was going Back and forth over buying this book. I have done a ton of research in my own but never got quite the info I was looking for. I went for it yesterday and bought this book. Should have done this weeks ago. It would have saved me hours of digging for info. This book covers exactly what a traveler needs to know without endless pages of words that contribute nothing. Perfect guide. I would recommend this to everyone. Save time and get the information you need here. Follow Jeannie also as she supplies tons of information weekly. To Jeannie, thank you, to everyone else, buy this book. You won’t regret it.
Rebekah Graber –
I purchased this guide for planning a year out. I have done a lot of research on my own before purchasing it, but there are a lot of practical tips that I have not found anywhere else that will definitely be useful when we travel the ring road. The interactive map is wonderful and hits on a lot of the places that I want to see but also off the beaten path sites that I am now adding to my list. A great purchase that I’m sure will be used a lot! Thank you, Jeannie!
Mark Witzberger –
So… I have been researching and reading and researching and reading (yes I know I repeated myself) anything and everything I could find on Iceland, asked several questions on 4 different Facebook groups, been copying and pasting everything important into Word documents, created a PowerPoint of stops, started pinning websites, and you name it. I felt pretty darn good about all of my research. And then I ordered this guide. The interactive google map at the end alone is worth the $20. Needles to say, I will be re-evaluating some of my planning, and adding some sites to visit that never showed up in what I thought was thorough research. She has some real hidden gems on the map, but the biggest gem of all may be this guide! Thanks Jeannie!
Susan Hawkins –
I’m a big researcher, so some info I admittedly knew from months of researching sites. Save yourself some time and just get the info in one, concise place. Additionally, the map downloads made my trip a million times easier to plan and were invaluable on the road. I used them about 90% of the time to find places to see, plan my day, plan weather detours, and to find campsites. Really worth the money and I appreciate the time Jeannie has dedicated to it.
I recently bought this book and I have to say it’s the best $20 I have ever spent on travels! The Ring Road Iceland Itinerary really helped me a great deal. I had it open every day during my trip planning. The restaurants, places to stay, and sites to visit recommended by Jeannie are super helpful. I especially appreciate the Jeannie’s Gems. I wanted a slow-paced and relaxed road trip. Jeannie’s recommendations definitely helped a lot. After this guidebook, I have made up my mind that I should go to Iceland again next summer to visit the rest of the places recommended by Jeannie.
Jeannie, you’re the best!! I’ve been slowly working away at making my own map of things we personally want to see but I might just use yours now instead!! The book is great, such helpful information. Its clear you’ve put a lot of time and effort in to this book, the maps and everything you do. Can’t wait for the West Fjords guide to come out!!
Loved the interactive google map. It made researching places so much easier. Now when I go, all important info will be in the palm of my hand!!
J. P. Sposato –
Incredibly helpful guide.
Definitely worth the price!! I’m a little bit of a nervous international traveler (I live in the US) and this helped me a lot, felt like I was getting insider information. It’s helped me prepare a lot with checklists, packing lists, what to do before traveling, driving rules, etc. We are going in early February and I feel like I’m ready to go now! I have also loved the interactive map! I no longer have to go between google maps and lists of sights to see where each place is. It’s saved me so much time.
Great book. This set us up for a great adventure in Iceland. Self driving along the ring road is definitely the way to go and I look forward to getting to take more time and make a circuit of the island.
Miguel Martinez –
Very practical and essential for travel planning. The map is fantastic.
Lisa Ross –
We just returned from a fantastic trip to Iceland (South coast and Snaefellsness) and could not have done it without Jeanie and her interactive guidebook. I spent 8 mos. planning, and would have lost my mind without her resources. We also used it multiple times a day to help guide us. The info in the book is very practical, and I love the ability to go back and forth between more detailed info and the interactive map. It is sooo much more useful and user-friendly than a typical guidebook! Since we like to get away from the mass of tourists, I especially love the hidden gems. Highlights were hidden waterfalls, hot springs, alternative approaches to popular spots, and lunch stops. There were many more, and many we couldn’t get to b/c we ran out of time. I would definitely recommend this book as your most important resource for planning your trip and enjoying Iceland while you’re there – an incredible value!
Undoubtedly it was the best guide I’ve ever used when planning our holiday and during our trip around Iceland. Thanks a lot! And of course I recommend it to all travelers as there is all info you will need.
The book is technically well prepared, I’ve used many times the map’s points of interest copying the address directly to my smartphone to use it as a GPS screen. The “must take” list is also not bad at all. The personal “best of” lists are interesting, the description is realised in detail and I like it. Good work and good value for the price payed.
Fabulous, extremely practical travel aid. The interactive map was great for all the informative info that pops up when you touch the attraction, and it makes it easy to find things and to make sure you don’t miss anything by driving by something without good signage. We rented a wifi hotspot with our rental car and it was really great because we could carry it with us to places without wifi as well as using it in the car to run the map.
For your next edition I might add more prominent warnings about sheep and driving. The only police car we saw on our 5-day trip was next to a rental car and a dead sheep on the Ring Road.
Smack full of great tips and info you need if you’re contemplating driving the Ring Road. I feel like an idiot but it hadn’t occurred to me yet that the road signs would be wildly different until I saw it in the Jeannie’s guide. Packing list is brilliant (men and women’s lists)! Cant wait to start my trip and to put all these tips to good use.
Angie Bunnell –
The ring road guide has been an invaluable tool for my planning of my Iceland trip in a month. It’s so wonderful to have everything all on hand.. The effort Jeannie has taken to put it all together is amazing!
Can’t decide which is more helpful, all the information or the awesome interactive map. If you are planning a trip to Iceland this is a must have! This book has made our trip planning so much easier! Thanks Jeannie for all your research, looking forward to the future editions!!
Robin Landers-Pignatti –
It was so easy to use! I used it everyday on my 8 day adventure!
This book is amazing! The interactive google map was worth the price alone. It was extremely helpful to find hotels and local hot spots, and to map the distances between each place. I also found the list of what items to pack very helpful! I had no idea that you would need crampons in the winter to view all the waterfalls. Jeannie has lots of hints and tips throughout the book, it definitely gave me a starting point when I began planning my trip. Thanks, Jeannie!
The interactive map was extremely useful to quickly navigate from place to place – Instead of trying to type in long names when having intermittent wifi. I recommend having this map on your phone with in-car wifi for easy traveling. The descriptions on the different stops were helpful too – especially to know how much time you should expect to spend in that stop. This was helpful for itinerary planning. Recommended food stops were also good – hope Jeannie can add more data and more food stops (preferably fast food stops). We had a great time in our 9 day ring road trip!
The google map Jeannie put together for us was AMAZING! It was the ultimate travel guide that included the name, location, photos, helpful tips, and even a rating system of each site! We used the map to help guide us to all our destinations and helped us organize how much time to budget at each stop. We also loved being able to simply click on each location and use google maps offline to travel without using internet or data on our phones. I can’t imagine traveling without this helpful guide, it was a lifesaver!