Impressive Places To Visit in Iceland With Iceland Itinerary

Well-known for its high quality of life and safety, the Nordic country, Iceland is something that can't be missed out on your travel list. This northern country offers a lot of things to explore, with the help of this Iceland itinerary, you can visit the best spots in Iceland.

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Well-known for its high quality of life and safety, the Nordic country, Iceland is something that can’t be missed out on your travel list. This northern country offers a lot of things to explore, with the help of this Iceland itinerary, you can visit the best spots in Iceland.

Trip Highlights

  • Experience the thrill of driving a snowmobile through snowy forests and over frozen lakes and rivers by renting one with LaplandSafari.

  • The hot springs capture the true Icelandic feeling characterized by the pools’ natural surrounding and the magic of the steam rising in the air.

  • The experienced locals have designed perfect Fjord tours for you to enjoy the best touristic and hidden fjords in Norway.

Trip At A Glance

Day 1: Arrival in Reykjavik

Day 2: The Northern Lights in Iceland

Day 3: Skiing & Riding a Snowmobile in Finland

Day 4: Secret Lagoon

Day 5: Cruise to Sweden

Day 6: Norwegian Mountains

Day 7: Swimming in Ice-lake

Day 8: Hallgrímskirkja

Day 9: Departure

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival in Reykjavik

Welcome to the capital city of Iceland, Reykjavik! As soon you land in at the airport, call for a private transfer that will take you to your hotel. In the middle of your hotel, you can ask the cabby to pull off the car in front of the restaurant that offers awesome food. And if you want, you can take your meal at the hotel as well. After having your meal, go out and explore the beauty of the country.

Day 2: The Northern Lights in Iceland

One of the most exotic things not only experienced travelers but also infrequent travelers put on their travel resolution every year is to see the Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis. This beautiful masterpiece of nature only appears during the coldest days of the year in clear, dark skies such as those in Northern Europe. Thus, you have to be brave and patient to hunt the light under low temperatures i.e. minus 20 Celsius degree in Lapland. However, there’s another way to admire the Aurora and avoid the horrible weather of rain and snow: come to Iceland between September and April. During these months, the nights are dark enough for you to spot these gorgeous lights. Besides being well-known for camping and hiking excursions, Reykjavik is also famous for the city’s nightlife.

Day 3: Skiing & Riding a Snowmobile in Finland

With one of the most touristy ski resorts in the North - Levi, Finland is an ideal attraction for snow-sport lovers. Here you will have the chance to meet many adorable huskies and even try sitting on a sled-ride pulled by them. Experience the thrill of driving a snowmobile through snowy forests and over frozen lakes and rivers by renting one with LaplandSafari. You will be led by professional guides through your visits to a husky or reindeer farm, Santa Claus Village and even driving in the moonlight under the starry sky while searching for the Northern Lights.

Day 4: Secret Lagoon

The fourth day is reserved for taking a dip in the secret lagoon, which is located in the small village of Fludir, in the Golden Circle area. The hot springs capture the true Icelandic feeling characterized by the pools’ natural surrounding and the magic of the steam rising in the air. The water stays at a constant temperature all year round, and there are little Geysers which erupt every five minutes. So, it is high time to treat yourself well to the magic of the Northern Lights in winter above the Secret Lagoon. Snag this tour to get entrance ticket into the Secret Lagoon hot springs and experience the beauty of a Golden Circle attraction without the crowd. Located in the small village of Fludir, in the Golden Circle area, you will come across the idyllic natural hot springs of Secret Lagoon. The hot springs capture the true Icelandic feeling characterized by the pools’ natural surrounding and the magic of the steam rising in the air. In the evening, you can come back to the hotel to take some rest and don’t forget to fill your belly with some delicious delicacies.

Day 5: Cruise to Sweden

Though there is no inland transportation between Finland and Sweden, you can find a good waterway connection between these two countries. Book a cruise from Helsinki or Tampere to Stockholm to experience what it’s like to travel across borders on a boat. Tallink and Sijia Lines are the best companies providing frequent cruises for visitors. Do enjoy your fifth day of the Iceland itinerary.

Day 6: Norwegian Mountains

When it comes to natural beauty and hiking, Norway probably remains the best country in Northern Europe with its famous Fjords: a long, narrow inlet with steep cliff sides found where current or past glaciation below current sea level. The experienced locals have designed perfect Fjord tours for you to enjoy the best touristic and hidden fjords in Norway. Travelers can try all sort of adventures here including kayaking, all sorts of hiking, mountain biking, skiing, summer skiing, rafting, dog sledding, and walking on glaciers. Boat cruises are a more relaxed way to explore the sights. The most famous Fjords lying mainly in Western Norway are the Geirangerfjord and the Nærøyfjord (UNESCO World Heritage). If you are keen to explore some fjords closer to the Oslo, check Trolltungen Fjord or to go to Bergen City. Other famous areas in the north for fantastic landscapes are Lofoten and Tromso. As Norway is one of the most expensive countries in the world, be aware of your budget. One of the best ways to explore this country’s nature is to rent a car and take a road-trip together with several fellow travelers.

Day 7: Swimming in Ice-lake

Besides its popularity for the Santa Village and ski resorts for snow sports, Finland is also known for its sauna tradition. The locals and crazy tourists are excited and brave enough to go for the sauna experiences, followed by a jump in the closest ice-lake or snow yard.

Day 8: Hallgrímskirkja

On the eighth day of the Iceland itinerary, you would be visiting Hallgrímskirkja, the largest church in Iceland. It is most-visited places by tourists from all over the world every day and is definitely an attraction you want to visit when you are in Reykjavik. The architecture of the church is like no other place I’ve visited before. The grey colored stones are built up into a steep point at the top and then flow downwards. It’s been said that the architect designed Hallgrímskirkja to resemble lava flows that occur all over Iceland. You can tour the church free of charge. The church is located at Hallgrímstorg, 101, and is located near all the main city attractions, shops, and restaurants. After spending a day here, leave for your hotel in the evening. Take your dinner at the hotel before you go to sleep.

Day 9: Departure

After having breakfast in the morning, call your private transfer that would drop you at the airport.

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