- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Vehicle: All types are suitable
- Season: June-Sep
Main areas of this itinerary:
Reykjavik, Laugavegur Trekking, Golden Circle, South Coast.
A great itinerary for those short on time in Iceland, featuring the renowned Landmannalaugar trail and iconic sites like the Golden Circle and the southern coast. In the first segment, trek independently or with an organized company offering accommodations, guidance, meals, transfers, and return to Reykjavik. The second part explores the Golden Circle and the southern coast, known for waterfalls and black sand beaches.
Day 1 – Arrival – Reykjavik – Trek PreparationWelcome to Iceland! Depending on your arrival time, take the opportunity to explore the vibrant and youthful Reykjavik. Tomorrow, you embark on a meaningful trek, so it’s advisable to do any last-minute shopping or preparations today. Reykjavik offers various delightful activities, including a dip in the Sky Lagoon or the Blue Lagoon, a visit to Perlan, or for those seeking more adrenaline, don’t miss FlyOver Iceland. Explore a diverse selection of restaurants featuring cuisine from around the world, along with a range of accommodations from hostels to luxurious hotels (yes, they exist in Reykjavik!). Don’t stay up too late; an exciting day awaits you tomorrow! Accommodation: Reykjavik Optional Activities: FlyOver Iceland, Perlan, Sky Lagoon
Day 2-5 – Landmannalaugar Trail
The Landmannalaugar trail unfolds over four captivating days, immersing hikers in Iceland’s mesmerizing landscapes.
Day one commences in Landmannalaugar, known for its colorful rhyolite mountains and hot springs.
The trail meanders through diverse terrains, revealing geothermal wonders and volcanic landscapes. Day two explores the otherworldly Alftavatn area, offering serene lakes and panoramic views.
On the third day, traverse the black sands of Emstrur and witness the powerful Markarfljot canyon. The final stretch on day four concludes at Thorsmork, a lush valley surrounded by glaciers.
Throughout, expect challenging yet rewarding terrain and unforgettable natural beauty.
Optional Activities: Landmannalaugar Trail
Day 6 – Golden Circle Extended
Explore Iceland’s iconic Golden Circle route, a must-stop on your journey. Begin at Thingvellir National Park, where history meets geology—walk between tectonic plates at the world’s first parliament site. Don’t miss the Silfra fissure, a premier snorkeling destination. Next, Geysir Park showcases the erupting Geysir and offers panoramic views from a nearby hill. Gullfoss Waterfall, a short drive away, captivates with its grandeur. Discover the hidden gem, Faxi Waterfall, before returning to Reykjavik. Trust our expertise to enhance your Icelandic adventure.
Optional Activities: Silfra Diving, Secret Lagoon
Day 7 – Southern Iceland – Skogafoss Waterfall – Dyrholaey Cliffs
Begin your journey with the awe-inspiring Seljalandsfoss Waterfall. Move on to Skogafoss Waterfall, with its 60-meter-wide cascade, and climb the stairs for a panoramic view. Explore the dynamic Solheimajokull Glacier, an active volcanic glacier, and nearby Eyjafjallajokull volcano, infamous for the 2010 disruption of European air traffic. Continue to the charming village of Vik, renowned for its picturesque landscapes. Visit Dyrholaey Cliffs, featuring a captivating rock arch, black sand beaches, and cinematic sea stacks.
Optional Activities: Horse Riding, Ice Cave
Day 4 – Reykjavik – Flight
Tailor your last day to your flight schedule. In Reykjavik, explore areas you may have missed on the first day. Plan your airport arrival at least two and a half hours before your flight; returning the car half an hour earlier is advisable. Consider a visit to the Blue Lagoon before your flight for a relaxing soak, ensuring you board the plane feeling refreshed.
Among our collection of 50+ itineraries, the ‘South Iceland including Laugavegur Trail – 8 Days Itinerary’ stands out as a perennial favorite, securing its place on the ‘Top Itineraries’ list of ‘Take Me There Iceland’. Explore the beauty of Iceland at your own pace, guided by our app for an unforgettable road trip experience.