Best of Iceland in seven days


Best of Iceland in seven days

The best of Iceland in seven days!


Day 1-2: Reykjavík and the Golden Circle

  • Reykjavík: Your adventure in Iceland starts in its capital, Reykjavík. This city is a must-see for its unique Icelandic culture, the majestic Hallgrímskirkja, and the innovative Harpa Concert Hall. The old harbor and Reykjavík's art scene are quintessentially Icelandic.
  • The Golden Circle: This iconic route showcases the beauty of the Icelandic summer with stops at Thingvellir National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage site that's a cornerstone of Iceland's heritage), the Geysir Geothermal Area, and the majestic Gullfoss Waterfall.


Day 3: South Coast

  • Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss Waterfalls: These waterfalls are highlights of Iceland's south coast. They offer breathtaking views emblematic of Icelandic summer.
  • Reynisfjara Beach: Near Vík, this beach features stunning black sands and is a testament to Iceland's unique geography.


Day 4: Vatnajökull National Park

  • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon: A boat tour here during the Icelandic summer is unforgettable, and it offers close-up views of icebergs.
  • Diamond Beach: Adjacent to Jökulsárlón, this beach is where icebergs from the lagoon create a mesmerizing scene against the black sands.
  • Skaftafell: This area offers hiking opportunities with views that define the Icelandic landscape.


Day 5: East Fjords

  • The East Fjords are a testament to the serene beauty of the Icelandic summer, with their quaint villages and stunning coastline views, perfect for exploring along the Iceland Ring Road.


Day 6: Mývatn Area

  • Lake Mývatn: This area is renowned for its geothermal activity and is a highlight when traveling the Iceland Ring Road during the Icelandic summer.
  • Dettifoss Waterfall: Witnessing the power of Europe's most powerful waterfall is a quintessential Icelandic experience.
  • Mývatn Nature Baths: A relaxing soak in geothermal waters is a perfect way to unwind during your Icelandic summer adventure.


Day 7: Return to Reykjavík via Snæfellsnes Peninsula

  • The drive back to Reykjavík, especially through the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, is a great way to conclude your Iceland Ring Road journey. It's a chance to reflect on the incredible diversity and beauty you've experienced throughout your Icelandic summer trip.


Additional Tips for Your Icelandic Summer Journey:

  • Midnight Sun: The Icelandic summer is known for its long daylight hours, allowing you more time to explore.
  • Wildlife: Summer is the best time for whale-watching tours, especially from Husavik. They are a highlight of any trip on the Iceland Ring Road.
  • Local Cuisine: Embrace Icelandic cuisine with skyr, fresh seafood, and lamb in Reykjavík and beyond.
  • Cultural Festivals: The Icelandic summer is vibrant with festivals and events, adding another layer to your experience in Iceland.