Iceland Trip Itinerary: Things to See in Iceland in One Week
Planning your trip and looking for an Iceland trip Itinerary? Read on! My Iceland travel blog posts will provide details on things to see in Iceland – and which things you can skip!
Iceland was on my travel list for a while, but I can’t really tell you why. I expected to see a lot of snow covered, barren land but didn’t expect anything too exciting. Boy, was I wrong – it’s spectacular! My Iceland trip itinerary covered pretty much as much as one can possibly see in a week.
After seeing inexpensive airfare from WOW airlines, I decided it was time to go. I picked some dates, booked a flight to Iceland and started doing Iceland travel blog research. WOW Air can be very cheap, but you have to do it right. Research your dates, and know that you’re going to pay extra for carry-ons over a certain weight, as well as for your checked bag. I used Southwest points to get me to and from San Francisco (Southwest Air was also running a deal so each way was only $50!). From there, it was a direct flight to and from Keflavik airport in Iceland.
In terms of when to go to Iceland – I decided to go in early October where the days would still be long enough to see the sites, but not too long that we would miss the Aurora Borealis. It was a great decision – keep reading to find out why!
Doing some Iceland travel blog research ahead of time will save you time and money for your trip – especially if you only have a week to see everything like I did. So, read on, and comment at the bottom if you have any other questions!
My Iceland Travel Blog Itinerary:
Day 1 4am: Arrive Keflavik airport and pick-up the rental car from SAD car rental. Drive north to Borgarnes (about 1.5 hours). We would try to check into Bjarg Guesthouse early, and then explore the Snæfellsnes peninsula, which is about an hour north of Borgarnes.
Day 2: Wake up early, drive the Golden Circle, spend the night in Selfoss
Day 3: Horseback riding near Selfoss, then drive to our hotel in Lambafell, near Skógafoss
Day 4: Drive about 2 hours southeast near Hof and go ice climbing on the Falljökull Glacier in Skaftafell National Park
Day 5: Explore whatever we want along the south side of the island
Day 6: Visit Grindavik, return to Reykjavik, enjoy some beers!
Day 7: Day/night exploring the city of Reykjavik
Day 8: Quick visit to The Blue Lagoon, head to the airport around noon
I had all my hotels and car booked before my travel, and I also booked the glacier tour about a week before the trip. Other than that, we knew where we would be each day, and played the rest by ear. There are some things you can’t quite plan – and some that you shouldn’t, but at least having our accommodations, car rental and major tour booked, we got great deals on pricing!
Of course, not everything goes according to plan. Follow along to day 1 of my Iceland travel blog adventure to see what didn’t live up to our expectations, and what far exceeded them, as you make your decision about things to see in Iceland!