Ring Road Self Drive eBook

Rated 4.97 out of 5 based on 38 customer ratings
(38 customer reviews)


**Version 3 is coming SO soon – I’m working hard on making the latest and greatest edits. Anyone who purchases the current edition will get the updated version as soon as it’s complete.
Expected release: December 2018

Are you searching for the perfect Iceland itinerary, but love planning everything yourself?

This self-drive guidebook is perfect for the DIY traveler!

This guidebook is not only for the Ring Road – but perfect if you are traveling to South Iceland, the Golden Circle, Snaefellsnes, or all of the above.

Whether you are coming to Iceland next week and already have your itinerary set or next year and are in the beginning stages of planning, this resource will be invaluable.

Jam-packed with helpful tips, this guidebook will help you with all of your trip planning needs. From booking checklists, to tour companies and suggested itineraries, this will be your best investment for your trip!



This is a digital download. You will receive an email containing the file in PDF format.

Included in this eBook:

  • Guided itinerary for:
    • Ring Road
    • Golden Circle
    • Snaefellsnes
    • Westmann Islands
  • Complete resource for planning your Iceland trip from start to finish.
  • Interactive Google map with layers for major attractions, hidden gems, hot springs, and food.
  • 3 possible day trip options

Special Features:

  • Helpful Iceland planning tips including: booking checklist, packing lists, food & drink, cultural information, animals & wildlife, festivals, how to use the gas stations and pumps, and Iceland photography tips.
  • Accommodation recommendations, restaurant suggestions, and information on guided tours.
  • Suggested daily itineraries to make the most of each day.
  • Thorough route information for navigating your trip.
  • 45 pages PACKED with helpful information.
  • Easy to print out or download to your phone or tablet to use on your trip!


This eBook will be delivered to your email in PDF format. 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!

Map: You must download Google Maps to be able to access the interactive map. Instructions for accessing the map will be included in the book.

Download on Android / iPhone


  • This book is not “one of a kind” and is sold at mass. I would be happy to create a customized itinerary for you – learn more here!
  • The designs and images included in this eBook may not be copied or shared in whole nor 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 contact@livelifewithaview.com

38 reviews for Ring Road Self Drive eBook

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    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!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    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!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    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!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Robin Landers-Pignatti

    It was so easy to use! I used it everyday on my 8 day adventure!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    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!!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    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!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5


    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.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5


    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.

  9. Rated 4 out of 5


    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.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5


    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.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    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!

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Miguel Martinez

    Very practical and essential for travel planning. The map is fantastic.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5


    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.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5


    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.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    J. P. Sposato

    Incredibly helpful guide.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5


    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!!

  17. Rated 5 out of 5


    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!!

  18. Rated 5 out of 5


    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.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    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!

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    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!

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bethany R

    Loved it! It was incredibly helpful! Jeannie is the master at Iceland trip planning! Totally worth the money!

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    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!

  25. Rated 5 out of 5


    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.

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    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!

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    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!!

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    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!

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    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!

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    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!

  31. Rated 5 out of 5


    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.

  32. Rated 5 out of 5


    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. 🙂

  33. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  34. Rated 5 out of 5


    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)!

  35. Rated 5 out of 5


    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!

  36. Rated 5 out of 5

    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!

  37. Rated 5 out of 5

    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!

  38. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brett Charsley

    A great reference guide especially the interactive map. It has certainly helped me to plan my trip in May 2019

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