Iceland may seem like a small country but it isn’t. You can spend weeks exploring the country and there are many ways to organize your trip, all centered on the Ring Road.
Here’s a suggestion of a slightly grueling 7-10 day itinerary, giving a flavor of the different region, each of which is distinct from the others
- Take the walking tour for a great overview of the city
- Eat the famous hotdogs from Iceland
- Visit the famous architectural church
Vik and southern Iceland
- 2-3 hour drive from Reykjavik along highway 1
- Pit-stops at Seljalandfoss and Skogafoss are a must
- Explore the small town of Vik
- Black sand beach in Vik
- If you’re lucky, see the Northern lights!
- Do a glacier hike
- Visit the Ice Lagoon
Drive along the fjords taking in stunning views
Akyureri and northern Iceland
- Myvatn is a 2-3 hour drive from Reykjavik along highway 1
- Visit Dettifoss
- Thermal springs at Myvatn are a must visit
Read about must-visit thermal springs in Iceland here.
Sneafellness and western Iceland
- Conveniently located 2 hours from Reykjavik
- Visit Kirkjufell, the most photographed spot in Iceland
- Live in Styksholmur, cute little town and gateway to the West Fjords
- Journey to the center of the earth at Snafellnessjokull
Iceland in summer is a really fun place with great outdoors, beautiful sights and friendly, helpful people – put it on your bucket list of places to visit, if it’s not already there!