Iceland has seen millions of visitors over the last few decades. Prior to the turn of the century, there wasn’t much information available about Iceland for tourists from abroad. Today, a quick Google search returns thousands of possibilities for Iceland trip ideas and plans.
The best itinerary often depends on how long visitors stay in Iceland. Those who stay for a few days are likely to explore the southern region, the Reykjanes Peninsula, and the Golden Circle, in addition to taking in Reykjavik’s culture.
Since there are so many exciting places to visit, choosing where to go can be more challenging for people who intend to stay longer in the country. The ring road can be easily completed in 7–10 days, and en route you can visit most of Iceland’s natural attractions, including glaciers, volcanoes, hot springs, and geothermal baths, in every region of the nation.
The following locations and routes, in my opinion, must be included in a 15-day itinerary:
- Reykjanes Peninsula
- The Golden Circle (Gullfoss, Geysir, Thingvellir National Park)
- The Ring Road
- The Diamond Circle (Godafoss Waterfall, Lake Myvatn, Dettifoss Waterfall, Asbyrgi Canyon and Husavik the whale watching town)
- Snaefellsnes Peninsula
The five tour itineraries listed below are ones we recommend adopting when arranging a vacation to Iceland. Since it is fairly simple to organize a trip of 3-5 days, we are mostly considering itineraries of 7 days or more in these situations:
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- Iceland 2 Week Itinerary: A Complete Iceland Travel Guide for an Epic Road Trip
The gallery below features some of the destinations featured above. You can view the pictures in a full-size slide show by clicking on any of the pictures.