The Icelandic Ring Road, around the island, ranks 7th on Virtualtourist's list of the World’s top coastal drives. Australia’s Great Ocean Road was number one on the list.
The Ring Road made the list because of its "incredible coastal views and even more landmarks to behold".
Most visitors to Iceland do the Golden Circle Tour, embarking from Reykjavik and travelling inland to see Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and the island’s geothermal geysers. However, Iceland’s Ring Road, or Route 1, forms a 1335km circle around the country with incredible coastal views and even more landmarks to behold. Driving east on Route 1 from Reykjavik, you’ll see sites such as Skaftafell National Park and Jokulsarlon, the largest glacier lagoon in Iceland. If you only want to travel a section of the road, the trip from Reykjavik to Jokulsarlon is just 376km.
Other coastal drives on the list were for example the Pacific Coast Highway in California, the Atlantic Road in Norway, Kuhio Highway in Hawaii and the Overseas Highway in Florida.