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Iceland

Quick Overview

Who is this Trip For?

Iceland offers some of the World’s most Unique & Stunning Natural landscapes, such as Glaciers, Geysers, Hot Springs, and Black Sand Beaches… which Adventure-seekers, Nature Enthusiasts, Photographers, and anyone looking for a Unique Trip will Love!

If you want to see the Northern Lights, visit between September and April, and if you are more interested in Outdoor Activities like Hiking then visit between June to August!

5 Days will be enough to explore Reykjavik and the surrounding area, but if you truly want to Experience the Full Iceland Adventure, 10-14 Days are ideal!

With its strong Viking History, friendly locals, incredible landscapes, this is an amazing place to visit!

Suggested Activities

Known as Route 1, this is Iceland’s most stunning adventure.

A 1300km scenic Road Loop that connects most towns and villages, this is how you can experience the best of Iceland’s Natural Beauty and cultural Heritage.

Literally driving around the entire Island Country, along the way you will see Glaciers, Waterfalls, Geysers, Hot Springs, Charming Villages, Historic Sites, and more!

We recommend to take at least 7 Days (and as long as you like, even 20 Days!) to explore and let the Journey be the Adventure!

The Ultimate way to create Lifelong memories from your Trip to Iceland, this is a must if you want to see the country!

An amazing website guide for what exactly you can do on Route 1 is Arctic Adventure’s: “Iceland’s Ring Road – Route 1” Article. Linked Here (Click here) for you to plan in more depth… after reading the rest of this Trip on Tripfindr of course!

This tourist route in the south of Iceland is a great way to maximise the epic sights you can see in a long day trip!

With a Geyser, Waterfall, and National Park, this is a sure way to start your trip off with a bang!

Taking just over 3 Hours driving time total (starting and finishing in Reykjavik), you will have enough time to explore some of Iceland’s Top Attractions!

One of Iceland’s Unique Landscapes, Glaciers like the Vatnajökull or Langjökull Glaciers will provide stunning views and an epic hike!

The best way to experience a place is always by exploring on foot. And there is no better way to soak in the Icelandic Nature than by hiking through it!

In the South East of the Country, this National Park offers some of the most stunning Hikes in all of Iceland!

Google Maps Link (Click Here).

The Capital City, where you will arrive, has a unique culture, cuisine, and Nightlife.

Either explore here for a day or two, or have it as your Base if you want to just take day trips to the surrounding nature!

This Geothermal spa surrounded by black lava fields is very famous, and an awesome experience!

To make the most of it, consider booking ahead of time and arriving early, so you can reduce stress.

Since this is extremely popular, if you want to have a similar experience that is more unique, then many locals prefer the Myvatn Nature Baths, which is also in a beautiful natural setting.

Top Tips

Although Iceland does have public transport, having your own car is by far the best way to explore, since you want to be flexible and with your own car you are more able to explore the hidden gems and experience spontaneous adventure!

Iceland has amazing Seafood, and also Skyr, which is Icelandic Yoghurt.

Iceland’s beauty comes from its Nature. And the best way to preserve this as tourists is if we follow the Leave no Trace principles.

Make it Unique

Available to book in the Northern part of the Country, this is an epic experience that will give you a story to last a lifetime!

Iceland is famous for its Black Sand Beaches, but not everybody visits them!

The beach near the Vik Village is a great place to explore, and is a stunning view!

Google Maps Link (Click Here).

Book a Snowmobile Tour on one of Iceland’s Glaciers for a uniquely special experience. Seeing the ice formations up close and speeding across the frozen Natural Landscape is a stunning experience!

Iceland has multiple Active Volcanoes, and the craziest way to explore them is by going horseback riding on the slopes!

At Mount Hekla, you can have this once in a lifetime experience, and learn about the volcanic history of Iceland!

How to get There?

Flying: The best way to get to Iceland is by flying into Keflavik International Airport (KEF), which is around 50km from Reykjavik and has flights from major Global cities

How to get Around?

There are no Trains, but Buses and Bus Shuttle services are available.

Exploring Iceland it is by far the easiest with a rented Car or Campervan, so we recommend to do this if you can and want the best experience.

Otherwise, many tour companies will include Bus Shuttle booking options for your activities.

How to get There?

Flying: The best way to get to Iceland is by flying into Keflavik International Airport (KEF), which is around 50km from Reykjavik and has flights from major Global cities

How to get Around?

There are no Trains, but Buses and Bus Shuttle services are available.

Exploring Iceland it is by far the easiest with a rented Car or Campervan, so we recommend to do this if you can and want the best experience.

Otherwise, many tour companies will include Bus Shuttle booking options for your activities.

Safety Concerns

Iceland is a Safe Country for tourists.

However, take precautions when exploring the Country’s Nature, bringing enough warm clothes and supplies to be safe, as the weather can be very Harsh.

Where to Stay?

  • Hostels: There are many great options for affordable hostels, either with shared or private rooms. Hostelworld is a great resource to find and book beds. This is the best value option and ideal for solo travelers.
  • There are many great Airbnb offerings, and this option may be the best value for families or groups.
  • Hotels are a good option for families, or people mainly looking to relax.
  • Renting a Campervan is also a popular option for exploring Iceland, especially for the Ring Road, as it combines accommodation and transport, giving you maximum flexibility for exploring!