Here’s a 6 day Iceland Itinerary for the perfect 6 days in Iceland including the South Coast. You could even pick the first few days to modify it to spend ony 4 days in Iceland. This itinerary has lots of alteranate options to suit your needs!

I peeked through the window and saw the mist rolling in. A minute later, it seemed to be forming unusual patterns. Ignoring it as something peculiar, I tried to figure out the best route to get to our lodge.

We’d landed about 2 hours ago in Keflavik and all I wanted to do was to get a meal, a hot shower and some sleep to start our 6 day itinerary around Iceland the next day.

I got out of the car and realised that the mist had now started to glow faintly.

We were in the center of Keflavik surrounded by street lights and I suddenly realised that I’d mistaken the Northern Lights for mist!

I’d seen the Northern Lights before, however, never had they been so strong that even with all the light pollution around we could still clearly seen them form shapes!

The lights continued to dance while we had dinner.

Once we were done, we threw on some extra layers and went off to the lighthouse in Keflavik.

A couple of hours later we realised we had to call it a night as we were freezing and the polar lights had no plans of fading away.

Iceland had welcomed us with a spectacular show and I couldn’t wait to see all the unreal sights for myself. Here’s what we did on our Iceland 6 day itinerary, to help you plan your visit to this unbelievable country.


Tours you must book for Iceland trip:


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Northern lights in Reykjavik seen on an Iceland 6 day itinerary

Basic Info


WHEN | October

HOW LONG |  6 Days not including time taken for flights. If you include the days that include your flights it could work as an itinerary for 1 week in Iceland.

TRANSPORTATION | Self-drive in Iceland. Flight to Keflavik, 2 x 2 car hire from the airport

WEATHER |  Intermittently sunny with mini spells of rain. Rather cold nights with temperatures between -4 degrees to 6 degrees

TOURIST CROWD | Very few at offbeat locations taken during the road trip but quite busy at touristic spots

An Iceland South Coast Itinerary

Day 1 of your 6 days in Iceland Itinerary | The Golden Circle

START | Reykjavik

END | Reykjavik

STAY | Fosshotel Reykjavik, which can be booked here


While there are numerous ways and routes you could take while planning your Iceland road trip itinerary, I wanted to prioritise the Golden Circle on day 1 with my trip at the last minute, as if you have only 1 day in Iceland this is what you could choose to do.

As I mentioned in my Austria itinerary, I prefer to keep the city where you’re most likely to get your flights out from, for last, so the activities suggested here for day 1, could be taken up on the last day of the trip too.



Whale Watching


The day started misty but cleared quickly to reveal a beautiful sunny day.

The very first item on the itinerary was a whale watching tour. These gentle giants frequent places like Tromso from summer till the start of the winter season and can be easily spotted on a tour.

The cold waters around Iceland, tectonic fissures and long summer days help plankton and small fish thrive well, thus making it an easy and favourable feeding area for whales.

Minke whales can be seen most frequently but you may end up seeing humpback and blue whales and sometimes dolphins as well!

While whale watching can be done in many other parts of the world, the chances of seeing such a wide variety of these mammals are quite high in Iceland. Many tours have a full refund policy if you don’t spot them or if the weather is unfavourable, making it one of the best tours you can invest in, to start your holiday.

Tours usually start at 9 AM every day, have various times you can pick and last for about 3 hours. Once you’re done with your tour, it’s time for lunch!

Lunch can be had at any restaurant around the Old Harbor in Reykjavik, which is usually the pick-up and drop point for most tours.

I’d suggest driving to the Old Harbor and parking someplace convenient as once lunch is done, it is convenient to drive to the next stop on the itinerary from here itself.



You can book the whale watching tour here

Address: Most whale watching tours leave from the Old Harbor, Geirsgata 5c, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland. Please check your booking details for confirmation

Timings: There are many tours held throughout the day mostly starting from 9 AM. Please check your booking details to confirm

Houses in front of a mountain range seen on an Iceland 6 day itinerary
Fluffy sheep grazing as seen on an Iceland 6 day itinerary



Thingvellir National Park (Pingvellir National Park)


Walking between two tectonic plates (Almannagja) isn’t something you can claim to do often, so Thingvellir has to be added to your Iceland itinerary.

It is one of the most historic sites in Iceland as this is where the Icelandic Alþingi (parliament) first convened after getting all the local communities together.

Walking through the park isn’t the only thing you can do here. You will find Oxararfoss waterfall here as also Thingvellir Church and the Prime Minister’s Summerhouse.

There are a couple of faults that can be found in Thingvallavatn Lake within Thingvellir National Park, with Silfra being the largest and deepest fissure.

Silfra is a major attraction for scuba divers and snorkelers as the water here is clear, it is geologically significant and it is a rare opportunity to dive between the European and American continental plates.

We particularly enjoyed the sunset here, which was stunning.


If you don’t plan on driving, you can book your visit to the park from Reykjavik here

Address: Thingvellir, Iceland

Timings: Open 24 hours

Tickets: Free entry however you have to pay for parking depending on the time you plan to spend here. More info can be found here

The frozen Oxara river in Thingvellir national park as seen on an Iceland 6 day itinerary
The rift between the American and European tectonic plates in Thingvellir national park

The Northern Lights


One of the best bits about sightseeing in Iceland is that the Aurora activity here is the strongest no matter where you go, which makes it easy to head out anywhere in your car, park in a dark location, and wait till they appear!

You can also choose to stay back at Thingvellir after the reception is closed and watch the Northern lights from here, as the location is dark which makes it ideal. Keep checking the official weather site for Iceland, Vedur, which tells you of the latest Aurora activity in an area.

If you rather prefer a guide taking you around to make sure you catch a glimpse, you can opt for a guaranteed sighting tour here.

Watching the Northern Lights is an activity you can do almost every evening.

As the days get smaller and darker in Iceland, attractions close down sooner, thus giving you ample time to get dinner as tours start in the evening at about 8 PM.


You can book your guaranteed visit to see the Northern Lights from Reykjavik here

OPTION 1: You can also choose to go on a Northern Lights cruise here or you can even relax in a secret lagoon to watch the Northern Lights here

Address: Reykjavik, Iceland

Timings: Tours are held mostly after 7 PM unless dinner and a secret lagoon spa trip is included

MORE THINGS TO DO | If you’d like to check out some more attractions in the area, Bruarfoss is another waterfall in the vicinity that is worth a visit.

Watching a geyser and walking between tectonic plates was something I’d never done, which made day 1 exciting, but the beauty of Iceland is such that just driving around watching the flat layout of the land and the unnatural formations is priceless in itself.

So make sure you keep an eye out for things like lava fields and adorable fluffy animals!

Northern lights in Iceland as seen on an Iceland 6 day itinerary

Day 2 of your 6 days in Iceland Itinerary | Geysers and snowmobiles


START | Reykjavik

END | Reykjavik

STAY | Fosshotel Reykjavik, which can be booked here


Snowmobiling on a glacier


Gullfoss is the pickup point for snowmobiling tours that are carried on Langjokull glacier. You could also opt to be picked up in Reykjavik if you’re not driving, at an extra price.

At first, I thought I’d skip it, but was glad I ended up going as I’d first done snowmobiling in Tromso but driving over a glacier is exhilarating!

We were picked up in a monster truck at Gullfoss and after a 40 minute ride, reached the glacier where we were given thick winter gear.

Langjokull is Iceland and Europe’s second-largest glacier and feeds Þingvallavatn Lake, the Hvíta River and the Geysir geothermal area.

Even though glaciers are very thick, they have many cracks and are always melting, due to which ice caves form, hence it is very important to always have a guide, not just for snowmobiling but even for walking or hiking.

Once we were ready, we started slowly before increasing speed and reaching a height of about 1000 metres from where we could see a 360-degree view of the mountains around and glacial lake Hvitarvatn.


Listen carefully to your guide and you will be all set for a thrill of a lifetime!



You can book your amazing glacier snowmobile experience here

Address: Reykjavik, Iceland

Timings: Held throughout the day. Please check what timings suit you best


Solheimajokull glacier as seen on an Iceland 6 day itinerary



Gullfoss Waterfalls


Located about an hour and a half away and the furthest point on the Golden route was the Gullfoss falls, the next stop for the day.

Gullfoss is the largest volume falls in Europe and is a marvellous sight that shouldn’t be missed!

The sun shining on the waterfalls gave it a golden glow which is why Gullfoss translates to ‘Golden Falls‘. The presence of the sun even made a rainbow form over the waterfall from time to time.

The waterfall was the widest I’d ever seen and fell in two stages. There is a tiny path that leads to the side of the waterfall and once we got here, we got sprayed with water but it was worth it as from here we could see the frozen section of the waterfall more closely.

There are two parking spots near Gullfoss, and we’d parked the car right next to the waterfalls, at the Offentlicher Parkplatz.

Even with all the visitors, it was still an enjoyable hour or two we spent here before moving to the next stop on our itinerary.



If you prefer a complete Golden Circle tour from Reykjavik and are not driving, here’s one that looks good

Address: Gullfossi Bláskógabyggð 801 Selfoss

Timings: Open 24 hours

Tickets: Entry is free. You may need to pay for parking. More details can be found here

Semi-frozen Gulfoss waterfalls as seen on an Iceland 6 day itinerary

Haukadalur geothermal area – Geysir and Strokkur


Many believe that the geyser in the Haukadalur geothermal area is Geysir but unfortunately, Geysir has been dormant for many years with its last eruption being in 2009. However, Strokkur located right next to it erupts every 5-10 minutes and is a sight to watch.

The whole area is captivating with smoke rising from all the smaller geysers and hot pools scattered across the whole expanse in hazy spirals.

If you thought all it needs is about 15 minutes here, you’re mistaken!

We spent about an hour here watching Strokkur erupt at least 8 times and trying to find Litli Geysir (‘Little Geysir’), Fata and Blesi, other geysers out of the thirty geysers in the area.

The geyser Strokkur erupting in Iceland as seen on an Iceland 6 day itinerary
Steam rising from a geyser vent in Iceland as seen on an Iceland 6 day itinerary

The drive back took us about 1 hour 30 minutes. However, if you skip some spots or end up having some more time on your hands and would like to do more, you could return to Reykjavik and do a short city tour.

Some things you do see in Reykjavik are the Hallgrimskirkja Cathedral and the Sun Voyager sculpture. These are located by the sea which also makes for a good refreshing walk.


If you prefer a complete Golden Circle tour from Reykjavik and are not driving, here’s one that looks good

Address: Strokkur, Haukadalsvegur, Iceland

Timings: Open 24 hours

Tickets: Entry is free. You may need to pay for parking.

Day 3 of your 6 days in Iceland Itinerary | Hot springs and Lava caves

START | Reykjavik

END | Hella

STAY | Stracta Hotel in Hella, which can be booked here

Today it was about exploring more of the area around Reykjavik which is popular for its hot springs and waterfalls but the day started with taking a tour of a lava tunnel first!

Raufarholshellir, The Lava Tunnel


Raufarholshellir is the fourth-longest lava tube in Iceland.

Lava tubes are naturally formed when the flow of lava beneath the surface has ceased, cooled down and left a long cave after draining the lava from a volcano during an eruption.

Lava tubes are a rare find, as sometimes people or animals find them by accident after walking on a lava field and accidentally falling in. As a reward for finding the tunnel or cave, they get to name the tunnel!

These lava tubes date back thousands of years. Raufarholshellir was formed 5600 years ago based on carbon dating, due to which natural ecological formations here are fragile and rare.

Hence, it is very important not to touch and opt for a guided tour to help scientists continue their research, and help future generations get to enjoy it too!

The best bit about the tour was our guide switching off all lights in the tunnel and helping us experience ‘pitch darkness’ for 2 minutes where even after holding our hands in front of our face we could not see the outline!

A super rare and fun activity to take up!


You can book your lava tunnel activity from Reykjavik here

Address: Thorlakshafnarvegur, Iceland

Timings: 9 AM – 5 PM everyday

Tickets: If you plan on directly getting to the tunnel, I highly recommend getting tickets in advance here

People inside a Lava tunnel as seen on an Iceland 6 day itinerary



Reykjadalur Hot Spring Thermal River, Reykjadalur


Reykjadalur was unreal and special (just like almost everything else in Iceland) because it was a rare find and even at 11 AM which is mostly when you’ll find tourists concentrated in an area, we had Reykjadalur almost to ourselves.

We were surrounded with spirals of steam coming from thermal vents scattered everywhere. The highlight was a thermal river which was lukewarm even with the temperature being 3 degrees!

I skipped taking a dip as I wasn’t sure if I would be ok with the cold while changing clothes but during the other seasons, the location is ideal if you’re looking to bathe in authentic thermal waters.

We also spent a couple of hours here hiking too, as it wasn’t too steep.

The thermal river is located near a small town, so keep in mind to carry some snacks or have a heavy breakfast or lunch before heading here.




If you’re not driving you can book your tour to Reykjadalur here

Address: Reykjadalur, Iceland

Timings: Open 24 hours

Tickets: Entry is free however you may have to pay for parking

A fumarole field with steam escaping from gas vents as seen on an Iceland 6 day itinerary
Icelandic horses grazing on a field as seen on an Iceland 6 day itinerary



Kerid Crater Lake


Located a short distance away is the Kerid Crater, is one of the few craters in the area with an intact caldera (formed after a volcano collapses on itself after erupting).

What makes Kerid unique is that it is still ‘young’ at 3000 years and the waters look aquamarine due to all the minerals and the moss in the area. When it isn’t too sunny, you can see a melange of colours that line the sides of the crater.

It is a quick stop on the Golden Circle and if you choose to, you can take a walk around the crater and even take the stairs to see the lake, which freezes in winter.

Once tired, it is time to return to the Stracta hotel in Hella, as this will help cut down driving time the next day.


A visit to Kerid crater can be booked as part of a Golden Circle tour here if you’re not driving

Address: You will need to enter the location on Google Maps for Kerid crater!

Timings: Open 24 hours

Tickets: Entry is 350 ISK/2 EUR/3 USD per person

Day 4 of your 6 days in Iceland Itinerary | Waterfalls and plane wrecks


START | Hella

END | Vik or Kirkjubæjarklaustur

STAY | Adventure Hotel Geirland or Fosshotel Nupar in Kirkjubæjarklaustur or Hotel Katla in Vik



Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss


If you have limited time in Iceland, the activities mentioned above will help in putting together an Iceland itinerary for 4 days. If you have more days to spare, the South Coast is one of the most scenic routes in Iceland and helps cover some of the most unique formations in Iceland.

Foss’ in Icelandic translates to waterfall in English and the next stop on our Iceland south coast itinerary was Seljalands-foss.

Getting to Seljalandsfoss takes about 2 hours from Iceland.

Depending on when you start your day, you could directly head to Seljalandsfoss, which would be the first attraction on the way to Vik.

While there are numerous other scenic locations you can stop on the way, this would consume time, hence do allocate time accordingly depending on your preferences.

Seljalandsfoss was almost frozen and quite windy when we visited so we didn’t spend long here.

If you’ve seen pictures or videos of Seljalandsfoss, chances are most of them will have been taken in summer as this is when you can fully encircle it (and see it from the back) by using the wide cavern formed behind the falls.

Semi-frozen Seljlandsfoss waterfall as seen on an Iceland 6 day itinerary
Traditional Icelandic lamb soup which should be tried on an Iceland 6 day itinerary
Skogafoss waterfalls as seen on an 6 day Iceland itinerary

Skogafoss is just 25 minutes away from Seljalandsfoss and was quite magnificent. Thunderous water gets transformed into a smooth-flowing river.

Even with it being the start of winter, the whole area had turned into a slippery frozen wonderland.

It took me quite a while to get closer to the waterfall, which is another highlight of Skogafoss; you can walk right up to the area where the water, falls right to the ground.

As I slowly inched closer, I could feel the huge amount of water, spray dozens of meters before reaching the waterfall. Afraid the wind might get me and my camera completely wet, I spent a few minutes mid-way before slowly walking back.

We had lunch at the cafe in the Hotel Skogafoss. The traditional Icelandic lamb soup here was tasty and warmed me up instantly!


Both the waterfalls can be visited via a South Coast tour which can be booked here if you’re not driving

Address: Hvolsvollur, Iceland

Timings: Both waterfalls are open 24 hours

Tickets: Entry is free for both waterfalls


Solheimasandur plane wreck


A United States Navy DC plane ran out of fuel and crashed on the black sand beach at Solheimasandur in 1973 and all its passengers survived.

Not many were aware of this plane wreck till Justin Bieber shot one of his music videos here. What makes the wreck worth visiting is its location.

Located just a mile or so away from the sea, it looks like a picture from a science fiction movie or outer space.

Even after all these years and visitors ignoring signs to respect regulations for safety and avoid climbing on the plane, it is still in good condition and makes for stunning pictures.

Using your vehicles isn’t allowed and the wreck cannot be seen from the road. You can opt to use the pick-up and drop service at a price or walk to the plane wreck which takes about an hour each way.

It is possible to walk right up to Reynisfjara beach from here, however, it would take a while to do so.

DEPENDING ON WHEN YOU VISIT | The next stop on your itinerary could be the Reynisfjara black sand beach or the Dyrholaey Arch. Sunsets at Solheimasandur are beautiful but they are equally amazing at both these locations too.

If you choose not to walk to the Solheimasandur plane wreck and save time, you could pick any of these two locations, if the days are long as they are worth a visit.

If you prefer a fast itinerary and not driving long distances, you could choose to stay at Adventure Hotel Geirland or Fosshotel Nupar.

If you’re tired after driving from Reykjavik, Hotel Katla in Vik is an excellent choice. We stayed here and loved the rustic feel of the place.

If you’re planning to have only a 4 day trip to Iceland, you would need to return back to Reykjavik today and spend the night there.


The only tour that does cover the plane wreck can be booked here

Address: Solheimasandur, Iceland

Timings: While it says it is open 24 hours, the area is privately owned and its best to visit before sunset as the walk, one way, takes 45 minutes

Tickets: Entry is free but if you plan to take the shuttle it costs ISK 1800 one way and ISK 2500 return. Timings for the shuttle can be found here

The Solheimasandur plane wreck on a black sand beach as seen on an Iceland 6 day itinerary

Day 5 of your 6 days in Iceland Itinerary | Europe’s biggest glacier


START | Vik or Kirkjubæjarklaustur

END | Vik or Kirkjubæjarklaustur

STAY | Adventure Hotel Geirland or Fosshotel Nupar in Kirkjubæjarklaustur or Hotel Katla in Vik


Skaftafell National Park and hiking on Vatnajokull glacier


We stayed at Hotel Katla and didn’t mind an early morning, so the drive to Vatnajokull glacier (Skaftafell National Park) took us about 2 hours. If you stay at Fosshotel Nupar or Adventure Geirland, it takes about 45 minutes.

There are numerous things to do at this South Coast location. We opted for a glacier hike and an ice cave tour.

Existing ice caves melt and fall in, every few months, and new ones are formed. Hence, it is important to always be accompanied by licensed guides who scout for new ice caves and are aware of their current situation as well.

The hike on the glacier was unreal. We were told to carefully follow the path set by the guide to avoid formations of cracks and harming vegetation.

We visited 2 ice caves, the insides of which were azure blue before continuing to climb the glacier, till we reached a point where we could see the mountains around us and all the crevasses of the glacier.

If you’d prefer not doing this, Svartifoss waterfalls are located an hour by walk inside the National Park and are unique because beautiful hexagonal basalt columnar formations frame the waterfall, due to which it is also called Black Falls.

Svartifoss was also the inspiration for the design of the Hallgrimskirkja church, which can be found in Reykjavik city.

You could also easily spend a whole day here hiking, having a picnic or just enjoying nature.


We opted for this tour for our glacier hike and had a lot of fun!

Address: Vatnajokull, Iceland

Timings: Depends on what tour you opt for. Tours usually take 5 hours

A perfect reflection of a glacier as seen on an Iceland 6 day itinerary



Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon and Diamond Beach


If you’re keen on heading further and checking out another marvel on the Ring Road, about 45 minutes to the East is the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon and Diamond beach.

It was my favourite attraction in all of Iceland as the whole expanse seemed mythical.

Jokulsarlon is filled with meltwater and icebergs from Breidamerkurjokull, a tongue of Vatnajokull. Some icebergs are white however most of them are electric blue, with some black streaks, that is ash from eruptions that happened centuries ago.

These icebergs melt and slowly drift out to sea but some wash up on the nearby beach which is called ‘Diamond Beach’ due to the glistening chunks of ice found here that look like large diamonds.

Jokulsarlon is Iceland’s deepest lake and it is predicted that due to the rapid melting of the glaciers, Jokulsarlon may soon turn into a fjord.

Once we’d had our fill of watching glaciers and lagoons, it was time to call it a day and head to our hotel at Fosshotel Nupar.


Opt for this tour if you don’t plan on driving which covers the south coast and Jokulsarlon. More things to do on the East Coast can be found here

Address: Jokulsarlon, Iceland

Timings: Open 24 hours

Ticket: Entry is free

A glacier lagoon next to a glacier as seen on an Iceland 6 day itinerary
Woman walking on Diamond beach in Iceland

Day 6 of your 6 days in Iceland Itinerary | City break and Spa day


START | Vik or Kirkjubæjarklaustur

END | Reykjavik

STAY | Fosshotel Reykjavik, which can be booked here

Reynisfjara beach aka Vik i Myrdal beach


Day 6 involved a lot of driving and our first destination was Vik.

We started immediately after having breakfast and after just over an hour our first stop was Reynisfjara beach aka Vík i Myrdal beach.

Reynisfjara beach is one of the most popular ones as the sand here is black and columnar basalt columns can also be found here. Impressive rocks formations called Reynisdrangar can be found a little way away in the sea; remains of a sea cliff.

According to folklore these were trolls who would wait to crash ships but waited too long one day and turned to stone when the sun rose.

Reynisdrangar can be viewed from the Dyrholaey rock arch and cliffs and watching the waves breaking on the black shore is spectacular.

Once the crowds started to increase we continued on our road trip back towards Reykjavik.


Opt for the south coast tour mentioned above if you’d rather not drive

Address: Reynisfjara, Vik, Iceland

Timings: Open 24 hours

Ticket: Entry is free

Waves crashing on the shore of a black sand beach as seen on a 6 day Iceland Itinerary


Reykjavik city tour or The Blue Lagoon


The very last stop on our itinerary was Reykjavik and we still had about half a day left of our trip.

We had lunch on the way and decided that we’d walk around Reykjavik and park a visit to the Blue Lagoon for another trip!

Some of the things we did in Reykjavik were as follows:

Hallgrímskirkja church | Inspired by the geology in Iceland, this 244 feet tall white concrete Church reminded us of some of the columnar basalt formations we’d seen

A walk on Rainbow street and street art | Not just the Church but many buildings are made of concrete, giving artists ample space to paint, thus we found art everywhere! We also noticed that Laugavegur shopping street was good for souvenirs and boutiques!

Harpa Concert Hall | Another architectural piece that reminded us of the basalt columns but this one has three-dimensional glass panels. Concerts by the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra are held here but it is worth wandering around even if you don’t get a ticket

Sun Voyager | The Sun Voyager / Sólfar in Icelandic, a statue made from stainless steel as a tribute to the sun and light was located right next to the concert hall and was where we concluded our half day itinerary for Reykjavik before heading for dinner.

If you’d rather prefer relaxing in the lagoon, we paid it a quick visit and it is located about 30 minutes from Reykjavik.

The water here is supplied by the nearby Svartsengi geothermal power station and it isn’t a natural hot spring, so do keep that in mind.

Prices here vary by the time you plan on spending here and there’s a cafe, restaurant and bar at the Blue Lagoon.



The Blue Lagoon

Address: Norðurljósavegur 9, 240 Grindavík

Timings: 1 Jan – 30 May 8 AM – 9 PM, 31 May – 27 Jun 7 AM – 11 PM, 28 Jun – 18 Aug 7 AM – 12 AM, 19 Aug – 31 Dec 8 AM – 9 PM, 24 Dec 8 AM – 3 PM

Ticket: Comfort package ISk 6990, Premium Package 9900. More details can be found here

The Blue Lagoon in Reykjavik as seen on an Iceland 6 day itinerary
Rainbow street in Reykjavik as seen on an Iceland 6 day itinerary

Iceland had quickly become of the top 5 countries I’ve ever been to (and I’ve been to 50!) and the terrain here is such that I possibly wouldn’t see the same geological formations elsewhere!

6 days had passed by in a flash and yet I didn’t even feel I’d scratched the surface which made me smile as I knew I’d visit again, soon.

“All the fuss about visiting Iceland was justified” were my thoughts and as I sat peeking through my hotel window, keeping an eye out for the lights to maybe appear again, but even if they didn’t, I knew I know I’d gotten value for my money nevertheless.



If you’re planning on

AN ICELAND 8 DAY ITINERARY | You could take a day trip to the North-West of Iceland to the Snæfellsjökull National Park and also see Kirkjufell mountain, the most photographed mountain in the country, which is also the ‘Game of Thrones’ mountain!

AN ICELAND ROAD TRIP FOR 7 DAYS | The road-trip above for 6 days in Iceland does not include the days you fly in and out of Iceland. If you do consider that, this could work well to spend 7 days in Iceland

5 DAY TRIP TO ICELAND | You could choose to spend the whole time in Reykjavik and do day trips or you could spend about 2 days in Iceland (take our pick from the above) and spend 3 days on the South Shore of Iceland. Do keep in mind that if you plan on going all the way to Jokulsarlon, it takes about 5/6 hours one way so you will be very tired at the end of your 5 days in Iceland





The location of Iceland is such that it can be seen anywhere. It depends on the strength of the Aurora activity in the area and cloud cover.

You can book Northern Lights chasing tours, but if you’re driving, you can head to an area away from the lights and if there is activity you can be sure to see them.




In Thingvellir National Park, the path you walk on is actually the rift between the American and European plates!

Entry to the park is free however you need to pay for parking.

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