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Covering all of Iceland's major destinations in just one week seems challenging, but you can make the most of your trip by strategically choosing an itinerary that aligns with your interests. Experience classic attractions on the Golden Circle and South Coast, explore lesser-known gems, embark on thrilling adventures like the Laugavegur trek, visit botanical gardens during the summers, or enjoy the enchanting winter scenery. Choose from seven unique itineraries curated by professionals and handpicked by us to make the most of your 7-day tour to Iceland.

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Northen lights as seen over the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon.
Spend a week in Iceland chasing the Northern Lights in locations away from light pollution such as the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon to get the best sightings.
Day 1 Sightseeing tour in Reykjavik
Day 2-3 Travel through The Golden Circle to arrive at Hvolsvollur Valley
Day 4 Take in Iceland’s south coast, including Jokulsarlon
Day 5 Visit Skaftafell, admire Vik’s black-sand beaches
Day 6 Go on a walking tour of Reykjavik
Day 7 Say farewell to Iceland

Embark on an extraordinary seven-day Northern Lights adventure in Iceland, designed to take you off the beaten path for a truly unique experience. Begin in Reykjavik with a sightseeing tour of the city, including a visit to the Aurora Reykjavík-The Northern Lights Center.

Venturing away from city lights, journey to the remote Hvolsvollur Valley, where the magic of the Northern Lights comes alive in a tranquil and undisturbed setting. Extend your stay to explore nearby hiking trails, unveiling Iceland's hidden natural beauty.

The highlight awaits on Day 4 as you arrive at the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, the best location for witnessing the Northern Lights in their full glory. Marvel at the dance of colors amidst the serene Arctic landscape. Continue your off-the-beaten-path adventure to Skaftafell National Park and then tour Vik. They offer equally mesmerizing Northern Lights displays.

As you journey back to Reykjavik via the Ring Road, discover the charm of popular destinations like Selfoss, Geysir, and Þingvellir National Park.

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Godafoss Waterfalls: One of the most popular tourist attraction in Iceland.
Godafoss Waterfalls, which translates to "the waterfall of the Gods", is undoubtably one of the most popular tourist sight in Iceland and is a must-include stop on your 7-day itinerary.
Day 1 Welcome event in Reykjavik
Day 2 Head to Akyureri
Day 3 Journey from Godafoss Waterfall to Bakagerdi (Borgarfjörður)
Day 4 Travel through Eastern fjords to get to Hofn
Day 5 Spend a day in Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and nearby Diamond Beach
Day 6 Explore Reynisfjara Beach and The Golden Circle
Day 7 Departure from Reykjavik

Embark on an epic seven-day guided Iceland Ring Road trip on a minivan or a bus, covering all of Iceland's top attractions. Arrive in Reykjavik before heading north to Akureyri and exploring its old town. Journey through picturesque landscapes to Bakagerdi in the East Fjords region. Drive along the eastern fjords, catching glimpses of Vatnajokull glacier en route to Hofn. Marvel at the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach, and embark on a scenic boat tour or glacier hike. Visit Reynisfjara Beach and continue your trip in the Golden Circle, discovering Seljalandsfoss, Gullfoss, Geysir Hot Springs, and Þingvellir National Park. Conclude the trip in Reykjavik with a full day of sightseeing before flying back home.

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Tourists hiking the Laugavegur trail.
Embark on the mot exhilirating journey to the Icelandic mountains on your 7-day Laugavegur trek.
Day 1 Transfer to your hotel from Keflavík International Airport (KEF) in Reykjavik
Day 2 Take a full day walk in Landmannalaugar Mountains
Day 3 Hike across Torfajokull to reach Alftavatn Lake
Day 4 Head south towards Myrdalsjokull, then spend a night in Myrdalsjokull
Day 5 Venture into the remote area of Thorsmork
Day 6 Hike Solheimajokull, then return to Reykjavik on a minivan or bus
Day 7 Departure from Reykjavik

If you’re in Iceland to hike the famous Laugavegur trek, this 7-day itinerary is for you! Following this itinerary, not only do you completely focus on your hike, but you also sneak in, getting a glimpse of some of the iconic destinations on your way to the trailhead and back. Traverse the Torfajokull volcanic area, characterized by rolling rhyolite hills, hot springs, and sulfur vents. Further south, encounter the stunning Markarfljotsglufur canyon before reaching Emstrur, a green oasis amid the volcanic desert. Cross a bridge over the Emstrur River, venturing into the Birch-covered realm of Thorsmork, famed for its glaciers, rivers, and majestic mountains. Conclude your adventure with a glacier hike on Solheimajokull, a glacier extension from the Myrdalsjokull icecap. En route to Reykjavik, visit the captivating Skogarfoss and Kvernufoss waterfalls. Enjoy your final meal together before departing.

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A boat full of tourists on a whale-watching tour.
The summer months extending from May to August are when both whales and puffins can be spotted in Husavik, during a boat tour.
Day 1 Arrive at Akyukeri Airport; drive straight to Godafoss, then to Hussavik
Day 2 Visit Dettifoss and Hverir
Day 3-4 Hike the lava fields and craters, then soak in hot springs while in Myvatn
Day 5 Drive around the Trollaskagi peninsula, then return to Akuneri
Day 6 Drive through Modrudalsoraefi highlands; see Dettifoss
Day 7 Departure from Akyuneri

Experience the magic of midsummer in Northern Iceland with this seven-day itinerary. Head straight from Akureyri airport to visit the stunning Godafoss waterfall and venture to Husavik for whale watching. Explore the awe-inspiring Dettifoss waterfall and the geothermal wonders of Hverir. Immerse yourself in the captivating Myvatn area, where lava fields and craters await, followed by relaxing hot springs. Spend two days hiking the Hverfjall crater, Leirhnjujur, and the renowned Dimmuborgir lava fields, known as the "Dark Cities," featuring twisted lava formations and mysterious caves that may not be as accessible during the harsh winter months. Enjoy a scenic drive around the Trollaskagi peninsula before returning to Akureyri, where thrilling RIB speedboat whale-watching tours are available from April to October. Discover the vibrant charm of Akureyri and its iconic landmarks, such as the Akyureyri Church. Explore Laufas Turf Houses, Kjarnaskogur Forest, go horseback riding, or visit the Arctic Botanical Gardens. Depart from this enchanting region with cherished memories. You can complete this Iceland itinerary in 6 days as well if you decide to hike fewer lava fields and craters.

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An adventurer enjoying snowmobile action in Langjokull.
Experience the thrill of snowmobiling on Iceland's second largest glacier, Langjokull, during winter when the snow is of the perfect powder consistency.
Day 1 Transfer to your hotel from Keflavík International Airport (KEF) in Reykjavik
Day 2 Explore the Lava Cave in Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Day 3 Go snowmobiling at Langjökull Glacier
Day 4-5 Explore the glaciers and ice caves in Iceland South Coast
Day 6 Try quad biking on Reykjanes Peninsula, then sleep under the Northern Lights
Day 7 Take a dip in the Blue Lagoon, then prepare to depart from Reykjavik

Embark on a thrilling seven-day winter adventure in Iceland, exploring captivating locations as you delve into the country's icy wonders. Explore the mystical Lava Cave in Snæfellsnes Peninsula, followed by an exhilarating snowmobiling experience on Langjökull Glacier. Discover the enchanting ice caves on Iceland's South Coast, including the mesmerizing Katla Ice Cave and the stunning Crystal Ice Cave. Don’t forget to embark on a glacier trip to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and a kayaking trip to the Vatnajokull Glacier. Venture to the Reykjanes Peninsula for a quad biking adventure before camping there to sleep under the breathtaking Northern Lights if you happen to be traveling there before the peak winter. Conclude your journey with a rejuvenating dip in the Blue Lagoon, a perfect ending to an action-packed week. For a less laid-back version of the itinerary, you can take this winter adventure trip to Iceland in just five days as well.

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An ice cave in Vatnajokull, Iceland.
Visit Vatnajokull Glacier in Iceland to explore its beautiful ice cave formations.
Day 1 Start your self-drive journey from Reykjavik
Day 2 Drive north towards Akureyri
Day 3 Explore Lake Myvatn
Day 4 Travel from Namaskard to Egilsstadir
Day 5 Visit Vatnajokull and Hofn
Day 6 Stop at Jokulsarlon, Skogar, and Hvolsvollur
Day 7 Tour the Golden Circle on your way back to Reykjavik

If there is one way to make the most out of your week in Iceland, it is embarking on a Ring Road self-drive trip. This itinerary takes you around the entire island of Iceland, and the best part about this journey is that you decide your pace. Start your trip from Reykjavik and drive north to Akureyri to explore the Grabrok volcanic crater and Akureyri's fjord. Continue to Lake Myvatn, where geothermal wonders like Dimmuborgir and Hverir await. Discover the Namaskard geothermal area on your way to Egilsstadir, surrounded by picturesque landscapes and Lagarfljot Lake's serenity. Head south to Vatnajokull National Park, Europe's largest glacier, and Hofn, famous for its langoustine dishes. Explore the glacial wonders and charming villages along the South Coast, including Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and Skogafoss Waterfall. Return to Reykjavik via the Golden Circle, experiencing Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and the geothermal area of Geysir.

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Tourists relaxing in the Blue Lagoon with silica on their faces.
During your relaxing visit to the Blue Lagoon, don't forget to apply silica on your skin to promote skin rejuvenation and combat conditions like acne.
Day 1 Arrive at Reykjavik and embark on a sightseeing trip
Day 2 Relax in the Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach or the Blue Lagoon; go whale watching
Day 3 Practice yoga in Þingvellir National Park; take a dip in Geysir Hot Springs; spend a night in Hveragerdi
Day 4 Enjoy a morning hike around the Reykjadalur area and explore the hot springs Hveragerdi
Day 5 Hike the Solheimajokull glacier, then practice mantra meditation in Black Sand Beach, Reynisfjara; explore Reynisfjara on your own
Day 6 Explore the remaining major attractions of Reynisfjara
Day 7 Depart from Reykjavik

If your primary objective for visiting Iceland is to indulge in the healing properties of its natural hot springs, partake in gentle hikes amidst the Icelandic mountains, and completely immerse yourself in nature to enhance your overall well-being, then this itinerary is tailor-made for you. Take a dip in the Blue Lagoon and feel the healing property of silica mud. Hike to the scenic Öskjuhlíð Hill, then explore the Nautholsvik Geothermal beach or take a city tour on a bike. While on the Golden Circle tour, witness the tectonic wonders of Þingvellir National Park during a yoga session and relax in Geysir Hot Springs. Hike through Reykjadalur, unwinding in hot springs in off-the-beaten-path locations. Experience the thrill of a glacier hike on Solheimajokull and meditate on the mystical Reynisfjara black sand beach. Marvel at the awe-inspiring Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls. Finally, reach Reykjavik to bid farewell to Iceland.

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The above-listed itineraries are the most efficient and popular options for a week-long Iceland trip. You can find most of these tours on our Iceland tour page. If not, you can replicate any of the above-listed itineraries or build your own itinerary from scratch by simply filling out our customized Iceland trip form.

For more information on planning an Iceland tour, go through our Iceland guide.