Iceland Itinerary: Explore the Beauty and Magnificence of Iceland

Iceland has become one of the most popular and sought after destinations on earth. This little island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean offers up gorgeous views, delicious food, unique outdoor activities, and fascinating culture. Whether you're just stopping over on your way to another destination or heading there to explore in-depth, make sure to follow this Iceland itinerary that covers the best destinations in Iceland. Read More

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Iceland has become one of the most popular and sought after destinations on earth. This little island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean offers up gorgeous views, delicious food, unique outdoor activities, and fascinating culture. Whether you’re just stopping over on your way to another destination or heading there to explore in-depth, make sure to follow this Iceland itinerary that covers the best destinations in Iceland.

Trip Highlights

  • The Blue Lagoon may be one of Iceland’s most famous tourist attractions, but it certainly isn’t the only place you can go for some relaxing spa time.

  • Geothermal energy is both affordable and renewable, making it an innovative solution to climate change.

  • There are even elf spotters who study potential building sites before construction so as to ensure that the “native” population is not disturbed.

Trip At A Glance

Day 1: Arrival in Reykjavik

Day 2: Explore the Architecture in Reykjavik

Day 3: Snorkel in Silfra

Day 4: Tour to Nesjavellir Power Station

Day 5: Trolls and Folklore

Day 6: Find a Hidden Waterfall

Day 7: Icelandic Horses

Day 8: Hot Springs

Day 9: Departure

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival in Reykjavik

On the first day of the tour calls for the arrival in the capital city of Iceland- Reykjavik. After you land in at the airport, take a private transfer from there that will drop you to your hotel. Once your reached hotel, be settled down and once you have made yourself comfortable, get ready to explore the city.

Day 2: Explore the Architecture in Reykjavik

The second day is perfect to explore the architectural beauty. Reykjavik is known for having the most architecturally interesting cities in the world. The towering Hallgrimskirkja Church built using cooled volcanic rock, the glittering Harpa concert hall, and the dome-shaped Pearl restaurant and museum should be on your must-see list. Therefore, make sure to visit and explore all the places on the second day of your tour. If any of them can’t be covered in a day, leave it for the third day but ensure to leave for the hotel in the evening.

Day 3: Snorkel in Silfra

Silfra is one of the best places to explore when you visit Iceland. It is located in Thingvellir, a UNESCO-listed natural park, and is considered to be one of the world’s best diving and snorkeling sites due to its location between the North American and the Eurasian continental plates. It is the only site in the world where you can explore the fissure between two continents. In addition, the visibly is excellent thanks to the chilly, volcanically-filtered water. You probably won’t see any fish, but you will see plenty of colorful underwater plants. Make sure to sip the water, it’s delicious and refreshing. After having fun-filled and adventurous day well-spent at Silfra, make a move to your hotel in the evening. You can wrap up your day after having delicious food at the hotel.

Day 4: Tour to Nesjavellir Power Station

The fourth day is reserved for some educational storm. Iceland has become one of the world’s leaders in green heating technology due to its geographical knowledge and forward thinking,  Iceland is located over a rift in the North American and Eurasian continental plates and has a high concentration of volcanoes. As a result, Icelanders heat their homes and water with geothermal energy from these sources. Geothermal energy is both affordable and renewable, making it an innovative solution to climate change. With this Nesjavellir Power Station, you will learn more about the science behind geothermal heating. Once you spend a day here, leave for the day and move straight to the hotel to have your dinner. After dinner, you can take rest in your room.

Day 5: Trolls and Folklore

Make your fifth day is the most fun day of your entire tour by exploring trolls, gnomes, and elves. There are even elf spotters who study potential building sites before construction so as to ensure that the “native” population is not disturbed. Road construction and golf course projects have been modified in order to appease these supernatural creatures. These traditions owe their existence to Iceland’s former isolation from the rest of the world, which resulted in a delay of scientific reasoning in the country as compared to the rest of Europe, as well as their long, dark winters, which lead to a rich storytelling tradition. This is such an amazing experience in discovering all. In the evening, do come back to the hotel and take rest before you treat your tongue with some ravishing delicacies.

Day 6: Find a Hidden Waterfall

A treasure hunt is on for the sixth day of the tour and this treasure is none other than a hidden waterfall which is not popular among the tourists. This waterfall is one of the best spots in Iceland you can see and some experiences can be really excited and thrilling if they are unplanned. So, rent a car and start driving wherever the road takes you. On your way, you’re sure to find a rugged, breathtaking waterfall. Make sure to take a picture. It might be one of the best souvenirs you bring back from your trip. Enjoy a day there and come back to the hotel in the evening. You can grab some grub on the way while driving back. If not in the middle of the way, you can have it at your hotel. Take rest and get ready for the seventh day.

Day 7: Icelandic Horses

Icelandic horses are truly a unique breed. While sometimes no bigger than a pony, these horses are strong and can live until their 40s or 50s. This breed is closely protected. It only exists in Iceland and once an Icelandic horse leaves the island it can never come back, so as to prevent potential diseases from spreading. Due to their lack of natural predators, these horses are very calm and friendly. This is good news for visitors because it means you can easily go up to their pasture and say “Hello!”

Day 8: Hot Springs

Thanks to its volcanic geography, Iceland hosts countless hot springs. These pools look like an enormous outdoor spa and the water is full of skin-perfecting minerals. Most complexes also have saunas and cold pools to complete the experience. The Blue Lagoon may be one of Iceland’s most famous tourist attractions, but it certainly isn’t the only place you can go for some relaxing spa time. Myvatn Nature Baths in the north give you the same experience without the business and the city of Reykjavik has municipal pools for a fraction of the cost. Put on your swimsuit and get ready to relax!

Day 9: Departure

This is the last day of the tour and you have to be ready with your backpacks and luggage. After your breakfast, leave for the airport from your hotel. You can ask the hotel staff to arrange a private transfer for you that will drop at the airport. And if not, you can book a cab to the airport. From there you can leave to your home country. 

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