7 days in Iceland: Our Recommendations

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Spewing volcanoes and cascading waterfalls are just two of the wonders that make Iceland an adventurer’s playground, something that you will discover during your 7 days in Iceland. The comfortably sized capital of Reykjavik does have an impressive number of attractions, but they pale in comparison to vistas scattered around the country. Add a dash of adventure to your 1 week in Iceland with a Northern Lights hunting trip, or hike through the famous Laugavegur trail. With our 6 to 8-day Iceland tours below, you will not run out of inspiration while planning your dream vacation.

Iceland in 6 days: Discover the Northern Lights

Northern lights looks like the sky is dancing with celestial colors.
Watch green waves of Northern light ripple above you. curving and twisting as if the sky is dancing for you.
Day 1 Take your first steps in Reykjavik
Day 2 Explore Golden Circle, visit Þingvellir
Day 3 Take in Iceland’s south coast, including Jokulsarlon
Day 4 Visit Skaftafell, admire Vik’s black-sand beaches
Day 5 Go on a walking tour of Reykjavik
Day 6 Say farewell to Iceland

What could be better than a week-long Iceland itinerary that combines a walking tour of its capital with a multitude of other fantastic destinations? That is exactly what is on offer during this tour. Starting and ending in Reykjavik, this trip gives you the opportunity to discover the magical Golden Circle then continues to travel through the south coast to Skaftafell National Park and the otherworldly black-sand beaches of Vik. See tour.

Iceland in 7 days: Laugavegur Trek

Reykjavik is known for its natural surrounding.
A city surrounded by nature, Reykjavik is the perfect place to start your Iceland journey.
Thorsmork offers excellent day hike trails in Iceland
Immerse in the jaw dropping view of the Thorsmork Valley.
Day 1 Arrive in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik
Day 2 Enjoy a day-long walk in Landmannalaugar Mountains
Day 3 Trek across the steaming landscapes of Torfajokull
Day 4 Journey across volcanic plains to Alftavatn Lake
Day 5 Explore the depths of Markarfljotsglufur Canyon
Day 6 Enter into ‘Thor's woodland’ in Thorsmork
Day7 Head for craters formed by 2010 eruption, transfer to Reykjavik

There is perhaps a no better way of exploring Iceland than on foot, at the pace of birds and butterflies. This seven-day tour in Iceland lets you do just that, with a series of hikes that allow you to take in some of the best destinations in the south of the island. Hiking through the most popular trails in the country, you have the opportunity to explore lava fields, glaciers, waterfalls, and woodland. Well-organized and planned to ensure that the hiking never becomes overly strenuous, this tour provides a unique insight into Iceland’s famed landscapes at a relaxed pace. See tour.

1 week in Iceland: Ring Road Highlights

Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon a beautiful escape in Iceland.
Enjoy the breathtaking scene of the Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon, which is the deepest lake in Iceland.
Day 1 Take your first steps in Iceland
Day 2 See the highlights of Golden Circle
Day 3 Cover Jokulsarlon and Skaftafell
Day 4 Follow the rugged terrain of the East Fjords
Day 5 Drive through Modrudalsoraefi highlands, see Dettifoss
Day 6 Explore Lake Myvatn and marvel at Godafoss
Day 7 Drive through Skagafjordur en route to Reykjavik
Day 8 Bid farewell to Iceland

We do not think you could ever want more from a one-week stay in Iceland than what this tour delivers. Take in the highlights of the island’s Golden Circle and travel through its ring road. An essential lifeline for remote villages formerly reached only by sea, the ring road also links together Iceland’s most-loved sites. Explore Vatnajokull National Park and Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon, then it is the fjords and the highlands that will capture your attention, alongside some of Europe’s most impressive glaciers and waterfalls. See tour.

7 days in Iceland allows you to explore the best of Iceland. We hope the itineraries above have inspired you for a trip to Iceland. If you would like to explore other durations, check out our guide on how many days to spend in Iceland. Alternatively, you can also customize your own trip with our travel experts in Iceland.

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  • Adrien Heriaud
    Adrien Heriaud
    Travel Expert in Iceland & Norway
  • Harpa Groiss
    Harpa Groiss
    Travel Expert in Iceland
  • Lára Ósk Hafbergsdóttir
    Lára Ósk Hafbergsdóttir
    Travel Expert in Iceland
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