7 Day Travel Itineraries in Iceland

Whisk yourself away to magical Iceland for a 7 day tour you'll never forget! Here are the best travel itineraries covering everything from the Golden Circle to the Blue Lagoon, and experience a land like no other. 

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Our top Iceland travel routes for 7 days

Here are two popular one-week itineraries that take you to Iceland's most popular destinations. These are ideal for travellers visiting the country for the first time and include scenic views of Eyjafjordur Fjord as well as relaxing spots on the edge of beautiful lakes.

ITINERARY 1

Akureyri (2 days) - Arrive early and explore this wonderful city located by the Eyjafjordur Fjord. It offers a wide variety of activities, museums, restaurants and cafes.
 
Lake Mvatn (1 day) - Enjoy an amazing journey through the Lake Myvatn area, full of extreme contrasts, birdlife, flora, geothermal activity, geology and more. Experience all the highlights of the area, including Hverir Mud Pools, Grjtagj Rift, Dimmuborgir Lava Fields and many more.

The Golden Circle (2 days) - The Golden Circle is a popular destination for good reason, it presents Iceland's main attractions, magnificent nature included, in an easy to digest route. Visit historical sites like Thingvellir National Park as well as natural wonders such as Gullfoss Waterfall and the famous Geysir.
 
Reykjavik City (1 day) - The city offers a variety of options, whether you want adventures such as a Glacier Walk or a relaxing day in the city centre. 
 
Blue Lagoon (1 day) - Head to the Reykjanes peninsula, famous for hot springs, picturesque mountains and quaint fishing villages before relaxing in the Blue Lagoon.

Discover the full itinerary here: 7 Day Akureyri & Reykjavik Complete Iceland

ITINERARY 2

Thingvellir - Head to the UNESCO World Heritage site Thingvellir National Park where the world’s oldest parliament met on the shores of Iceland’s largest lake. Continue through farmland areas to the geothermal fields of Geysir with bubbling mud pools and the high-spouting Strokkur hot spring.

Vatnajokull National Park - Enter the southern area of Vatnajokull National Park, named after Europe’s largest glacier. This national park is also the largest one in Western Europe, and the total park area covers almost 14% of Iceland. 

Hveragerdi - Visit the village of Hveragerdi, which is one of the few sites in the world located directly in the middle of a geothermal area.

Blue Lagoon - Enjoy a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon, a unique wonder of nature with pleasantly warm, mineral-rich water in the middle of a black lava field.

Discover the full itinerary here:  Hidden Powers & Northern Lights Hunt

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7 day winter Iceland travel ideas

Travellers from around the world dream of seeing the northern lights in person and in Iceland, during winter, it's possible to make it that dream a reality. Plan a trip to this stunning country and step foot on its black sand beaches before cosying up for an evening view of this unforgettable natural phenomenon.
 
ITINERARY 1

Akureyri (2 days) - Explore Akureyri, a charming town of 17,000 inhabitants and the capital of North Iceland. Visit the botanical garden and enjoy the panoramic view over Eyjafjörður.

Lake Mývatn (1 day) - Visit Lake Mývatn which is known for its geological wonders and active bird life during summer. End the day with a relaxing soak at Mývatn Nature Baths, containing a unique blend of minerals, silicates and geothermal micro-organisms.

Lava Labyrinth (1 day) - Hike in a lava labyrinth at Dimmuborgir "the dark castles", and try to get a glimpse of the trolls who are said to live there. Head through the uninhabited highlands and moonlike surroundings to reach East Iceland. 

East Fjords (1 day) - Admire the dramatic fjord landscape and its tiny fishing villages at the end of twisty roads in the East Fjords and en route you can stop an interesting stone and mineral collection.

Skógar (1 day) - In the small village of Skógar there is Skógafoss waterfall which is 60 meters high and is one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country.

Discover the full itinerary here: Guided Iceland Circle

ITINERARY 2

Reykjavík (2 days) - Explore the city by walking along the shopping streets Laugavegur and Skolavordustigur, which is a great way to capture the essence of Reykjavik. Relax in the thermal swimming pools or visit the National Gallery of Iceland to get your art fix. 

Pingvellir (1 day) - Visit the famous Golden Circle attractions. Start the day at Thingvellir National Park, an incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site with geological, historical and cultural significance. The historic Icelandic Parliament was founded here in 930 CE/AD, and is the oldest existing democratic parliament in the world.

East Fjords (1 day) - Head to Iceland's sensational East Fjords. You will travel the narrow roads which thread their way between the mountains and the ocean, passing through the very remote peninsular of Hvalnes. 

Dettifoss (1 day) - Begin your day at Dettifoss waterfall, which boasts the most powerful flow rate in Europe. The roaring torrent is truly breathtaking and you'll be left humbled by the power of Icelandic nature. Then visit Lake Mvatn before relaxing at the Mvatn Nature Baths. 

Reykholt (1 day) - Explore Reykholt, home to the famous Icelandic saga writer, historian, lawyer, and poet, Snorri Sturluson. 

Discover the full itinerary here: 8 Day - Around Iceland with Reykjavík Extension

Check out more 7 day winter itineraries in Iceland on TourRadar.

See the Aurora Borealis in Iceland
See the Aurora Borealis in Iceland

7 day summer Ring Road adventure ideas

Summer is a great time to visit Iceland because you enjoy various outdoor activities in mild temperatures. Experience a trip around Iceland’s famous Ring Road, hike to various waterfalls and experience the midnight sun. Here are some itinerary options that will cover all the country's most popular places.

ITINERARY 1

Golden Circle (1 day) - Jump out of bed and get ready to follow Iceland’s Golden Circle for a day of smooth scenic drives. Arrive at Thingvellir National Park and the Parliament Plains. This is the site of Europe's oldest parliament, founded in AD930.

Hvolsvollur Valley (1 day) - Lend a hand with the Hvolsvollur tree planting project in Hvolsvollur Valley. Since the arrival of the first settlers to Iceland, deforestation has taken place in order to make space for pastures. With this in mind, the owners of the campsite had the idea to start a tree-planting project on their land to contribute to lowering CO2 and counteract soil erosion. Do your bit for the environment and get your hands dirty as you plant your own tree in the surrounding hills.

Thorsmork (1 day) - Disappear into the green and black hills of Thorsmork (Thor’s Valley) by public 4x4 bus, crossing many fast-flowing rivers on your way. This nature reserve is a favourite with walkers and once you see the waterways below, it’ll be pretty obvious why people keep coming back.

Jokulsarlon (1 day) - Head to the famous glacial lagoon of Jokulsarlon where there’s the option of jumping on a boat to sail around the huge icebergs.

Solheimasandur (1 day) - Visit the wreckage of the plane that still sits on the Solheimasandur Beach.

Discover the full itinerary here: One Week Camping in Iceland

ITINERARY 2

Snæfellsnes (1 day) - Rich fertile farmland and rugged cliffs greet you on your morning drive along the beautiful coastal road to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. See the Snæfellsjökull Volcano, which can be spotted from Reykjavík on clear days, as well as the glacier that covers its summit. 

Eiríksstaðir (1 day) - At Eiríksstaðir, you can visit a replica of Norwegian Viking Erik the Red’s ancient sod-roofed homestead, where his son Leifur Eiríksson (explorer Leif Erikson) was born.

Goðafoss (1 day) - You first stop in the morning should be Goðafoss, the “Waterfall of the Gods.” Next, follow the shores of Mývatn Lake for vistas of the splendid volcano, peaceful wetlands, and abundant wildlife.

Reykholt (1 day) - Next up is the tiny hamlet of Reykholt, former home of medieval Icelandic poet, historian, and politician Snorri Sturluson. 

Thingvellir (1 day) - Some of Iceland’s most spectacular sights are on the agenda today as you visit Thingvellir National Park, a rift valley and boundary between the North American and Eurasian continental plates.

Discover the full itinerary here: Idyllic Iceland

Check out more 7 day summer Ring Road itineraries on TourRadar.

View of Reykjavik
View of Reykjavik

Ultimate 7 day Iceland itineraries for October

Experience Europe’s last true wilderness in October, which is the beginning of the northern lights' season and the cinematic landscapes of infinite grey gravel plains, glacial rivers and lava fields punctuated by ice caps, volcanoes and jagged mountains. 

ITINERARY 1

Golden Circle (1 day) - Do the Golden Circle tour along with the first part of the South Coast, a route which takes you to the historical Thingvellir National Park to get to know a little about the Viking history and the geothermal element here in Iceland. 

South Coast (1 day) - Continue along the South Coast, past glaciers and volcanoes before reaching the alluring Reynisfjara black sand beach, this mystical basalt wonderland is one of the places that you will remember for a lifetime.

Skaftafell (1 day) - In Skaftafell and Vatnajökull National Parks you will find amazing sights such as Iceland’s highest peak Hvannadalshnúkur, the alluring Svínafellsjökull and Falljökull outlet glaciers and the extraordinary Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon.

Egilsstaðir (1 day) - Our point of interest is Egilsstaðir where the mystical Lagarfljót River flows, home to the “Icelandic Loch Ness Monster”.

Dalvík (1 day) - Explore Dalvík, home to the beloved whale watching tours, known as the place with the greatest success rate and the place to see the most variety in marine life.

Discover the full itinerary here:  8 Day - Ultimate Iceland Highlight Hitter

ITINERARY 2 

Snæfellsnes (1 day) - Rich fertile farmland and rugged cliffs greet you on your morning drive along the beautiful coastal road to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. See the Snæfellsjökull Volcano, which can be spotted from Reykjavík on clear days, as well as the glacier that covers its summit. 

Eiríksstaðir (1 day)- At Eiríksstaðir, visit a replica of Norwegian Viking Erik the Red’s ancient sod-roofed homestead, where his son Leifur Eiríksson (explorer Leif Erikson) was born.

Goðafoss (1 day) - First stop this morning is at Goðafoss, the “Waterfall of the Gods.” Then, follow the shores of Mývatn Lake for vistas of the splendid volcano, peaceful wetlands, and abundant wildlife.

Reykholt (1 day) - Next up is the tiny hamlet of Reykholt, former home of medieval Icelandic poet, historian, and politician Snorri Sturluson. 

Thingvellir (1 day) - End your trip in Iceland with Thingvellir National Park, a rift valley and boundary between the North American and Eurasian continental plates. 

Discover the full itinerary here: Guided Iceland Circle

Check out more 7 day October Iceland itineraries on TourRadar.

Mt Kirkjufell And Kirkjufellsfoss In Grundarfjordur
Mt Kirkjufell And Kirkjufellsfoss In Grundarfjordur

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