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A Taste from Iceland – 5 Days Itinerary


  • 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Vehicle – All types are suitable
  • Season – All year round

Main areas of this itinerary:

Golden Circle, South Coast, Iceberg Lagoons

Embark on a tour that unveils the grandeur of Iceland, immersing you in its breathtaking landscapes and pristine air. This journey promises encounters with iconic sites and ventures into quieter, less-trodden corners of the South Coast. Delve into the country’s natural beauty, marveling at expansive glaciers, awe-inspiring waterfalls, rejuvenating hot springs, and the imposing Eyjafjallajokull volcano. Traverse lava fields and fertile landscapes, gaining a profound appreciation for Iceland’s diverse and captivating nature. Experience tranquility amid unforgettable scenery, striking a perfect balance between popular attractions and hidden gems.

Itinerary Map

5 Day trip map

Day 1 – Arrival and Reykjavik Exploration

Upon arrival in Iceland, your adventure begins in Reykjavik. Collect your rental car at the airport and head to your pre-booked hotel in the capital. If your schedule permits, consider a stop at the renowned Blue Lagoon for a rejuvenating soak in its geothermal waters—an excellent way to unwind after your journey.

Accommodation: Reykjavik

Optional Activities: FlyOver Iceland, Perlan, Sky Lagoon

Day 2 – Explore the Golden Circle and South Coast

Embark on an early morning journey to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, showcasing unique geological formations resulting from tectonic plate movements. Continue to the Geysir area, home to the Strokkur geyser, erupting impressively every 5-10 minutes. Witness the beauty of Gullfoss Waterfall nearby. Travel along the scenic south coast to Skógar/Vik for an overnight stay.

Accommodation: Vik

Optional Activities: Secret Lagoon, Ice Cave

Day 3 – Skaftafell National Park – Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon

Discover the wonders of Skaftafell National Park, surrounded by glaciers and offering picturesque hiking trails. Visit Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, where massive icebergs float serenely, and consider a boat trip for a closer view. Spend the night around Klaustur.

Accommodation: Klaustur

Optional Activities: Glacier Walking Tout, Zodiac in the Glacier Lagoons

Day 4 – Black Sand Beaches and Waterfalls – Return to Reykjavik

Dedicate this day to the wonders of the South Coast, visiting waterfalls like Skógarfoss and Seljalandsfoss. Explore the Skógar Folk Museum, gaining insight into Icelandic life. Admire the puffins at Dyrhólaey Cliff and stroll along the famed black sand beaches. Return to Reykjavik for the night.

Accommodation: Reykjavik

Optional Activities: Horse Riding

Day 5 – Reykjavik to Keflavik Airport

Drive back to Keflavik Airport to return your rental car and catch your homeward flight. If time allows, take a leisurely stroll through Reykjavik, the vibrant capital of Iceland.

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