Best Iceland Itinerary 7 Days ( Things To Do In Iceland In 1 Week )

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Iceland – A Nordic Island located in northern Europe in North Atlantic Ocean. A very sparsely populated country is famous for glaciers, Auroras(Northern Lights), volcanoes, and Geothermal springs – Geysers, waterfalls, stunning landscapes, volcanoes, and dramatic skies. Because of so many natural wonders, let’s go for a Nature Tour of Iceland – the land of Fire and Ice and read the best Iceland itinerary 7 days and know about things to do in Iceland in 1 week. 

Iceland in 1 week – Iceland itinerary 7 days

Itinerary 1 (Things to do in Iceland in 7 days)

  • Day 1: Blue Lagoon – Reykjavik.
  • Day 2: The Golden Circle.
  • Day 3: Part of Western Iceland.
  • Day 4: Snæfellsnes Peninsula.
  • Day 5: The South Coast.
  • Day 6: South East Iceland – Jokulsarlon – Fjallsarlon.
  • Day 7: Back to home – wind up.

Itinerary 2 (Things to do in Iceland in 7 days)

  • Day 1: Arrive in Reykjavik.
  • Days 2 and 3: Blue Lagoon, Southern Side, Golden Circle
  • Day 4: Southeastern Side – Jokulsarion Glacier Lagoon, Jokulsarion Glacier Lagoon, Stokksnes, and East Iceland Reindeer Museum. 
  • Day 5: Eastern Side – Godafoss waterfalls, Husavik sailing, Vok Baths, Studagil Canyons. 
  • Day 6:  Northern Side – Kirkjufellsfoss Waterfalls, Myvatn Nature Baths, Akureyri, and Hofsos Hot Springs Pool.
  • Day 7: Back to Reykjavik with stopovers at the most Instagrmmable spot – Black Church and Snaefellsjokull National Park. 
Planning a Trip to Iceland – Land of Fire and Ice
Planning a Trip to Iceland – Land of Fire and Ice

It is said Iceland is a land of extremes with erupting hot active volcanoes among frozen glaciers.  As I am a nature lover person, Iceland is always on my wish list to explore glacier parks, view auroras in dark skies, get through ice caves/peaks, drive along the Golden Circle, and take the plunge into the natural therapeutic waters of Blue Lagoon.  Iceland is heaven for nature photography, so go for photo workshops on the natural wonders of Iceland. 

Best places to visit in Iceland – Iceland Itinerary 7 Days

Generally, the round trip starts from Reykjavik(the capital and biggest city of Iceland), covering the north and south coast and then back to Reykjavik


It is the northernmost capital of the world, and the meaning of Reykjavik is “Smokey Bay.”  The city has a famous Hallgrímskirkja church, vibrant, colorful streets, and lively nightlife. Iceland’s biggest and major international airport is in Reykjavik.  Also, you can arrive at Keflavik International Airport.  There are many day trips from Reykjavik or you can choose from cheap and easy day trips from Reykjavik which is worth going on. Read about how you will spend one day in Reykjavik. 

Planning a Trip to Iceland – Land of Fire and Ice

Reykjavik – Capital city of Iceland


 Approximately 300 km of scenic routes have three major attractions –      Þingvellir National Park, Geothermal Hotspring/Geysirs, and Gullfoss Waterfalls. During this scenic drive, there are countless natural attractions and photogenic locations.

 Þingvellir National Park 

 Also famous for the very famous Silfra fissure, which is the Mid-Atlantic Ridge passing through this place and divides the earth’s tectonic plates of Eurasia and North America.  Continental Divison can be seen here. You can also go for adventurous Silfra Snorkeling, which is one of the most unique things to do here in Iceland.

Planning a Trip to Iceland – Land of Fire and Ice
Þingvellir(Thingvellir) National Park

Geothermal Hot-springs – Geysers 

Natural Geothermal site where hot steamy volcanic sulfurous water streams gush out in an upward direction. Also, the very famous Reykjadalur Hotsprings is located in the active geothermal field. It should be included in Iceland in 1 week.

Planning a Trip to Iceland - Land of Ice and Fire

Gullfoss Waterfalls 

Translated as “Golden Falls’ which is the most popular attraction of Iceland.  It is a 2 tiered waterfall that has more water passing than Niagara Falls. 

Planning a Trip to Iceland - Land of Ice and Fire

Golden Circle tour is a 7 to 8 hours tour that you can book through the official Iceland tourism site.

BLUE LAGOON – Land of Fire and Ice Iceland

It is a geothermal spa located in a lava field in Grindavik.  Actually, this lagoon is a therapeutic and relaxing spa that requires pre-booking, and it is the most visited place in Iceland.  It is a large lake with waters at a temperature of 39 degrees Celsius located on a peninsula southwest of Iceland.  The waters of Blue Lagoon are known for their nourishing qualities and treat the skin naturally.  Also, this spa is one of the 10 best natural spas of the world. Read more about Blue Lagoon guide

SOUTH COAST TOUR – Iceland Itinerary 7 days

 This tour comprises of,  visit Skogafoss waterfalls, ice cave tours, floating Glaciers in Glacier Lagoon, and Black Sand Beach.  Here it is recommended to spend a night in an Icelandic Village to see Northern Lights or Aurora. You can also experience splendid Northern Lights across many locations in the world. 

Planning a Trip to Iceland – Land of Fire and Ice
Northern Lights

Check for the weather forecast before going for the Northern Lights or read about how to find the best place to see northern lights in this fantastic country.  It can be seen under the clear sky and during winter only.  In the south coast tour, glaciers could be seen and felt very close. It is a journey of the ice caves and glaciers.

Read more about Magnificient caves worldwide and about Vatnajökull Glacier Ice Cave. Iceland can be expensive, so before going calculate your budgets and check all rates from a fellow traveler’s planning by clicking here

Planning a Nature Tour of Iceland – Land of Fire and Ice
Planning a Nature Tour of Iceland – Land of Fire and Ice

The main attraction is Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon – having floating icebergs and is a unique place in Iceland.  So the South coast tour is basically a tour of glaciers, floating icebergs, and waterfalls. 

Black Sand Beach 

Located on the south coast of Iceland and is one of the most famous beaches in the world.  The black sand at the beach is made up of cooled lava and many basalt columns. There are many volcanic beaches in Iceland, but the most famous one is Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach 

Also, visit Dyrhólaey is recommended in South Coast tour.  It is a small peninsula of volcanic origin.  It is 120-meter high promontory and a naturally formed arch.  Located in Vik volcanic village.  Views from this place are amazing.

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Tips – Iceland Itinerary 7 days – Things to do in Iceland (Iceland in 1 week)

  • Iceland has glaciers, icebergs and also steamy volcanoes, geysers, and geothermal areas for which it is also known as the Land of Ice and Fire.  Iceland is a land of contrasts between hot and cold. You will find icy places and scorching places.  As Iceland can be visited both in summer and winter, read this to know When is the best time to visit Iceland.
  • For the Iceland trip, your packing list should contain essential thermal wear though you visit in any season. Know more about Iceland Essentials: Best thermals for men and women.
  • Before planning for Iceland, read Things to know about Iceland. Many natural scenic locations come while driving where you can find the famous Icelandic Horses.  Icelandic horses are the purest forms of breed in the world.  It is a big miss if you come to Iceland and don’t meet an Icelandic horse.
  • Iceland is the perfect family destination; kids would love this wonderful place. Know more about Iceland with kids. May is not peak season in Iceland and is considered shoulder season so traveling Iceland in May for 1 week is also an exciting option. Read about 13 reasons to visit Iceland in March. 
Planning a Trip to Iceland – Land of Fire and Ice
Famous Icelandic Horses

Iceland can be enjoyed with kids too, read more about Iceland with kids. Iceland has unpredictable weather and so always be prepared for it.  Warm clothes with waterproofing shoes and jackets are always required. Though Iceland has rough and unpredictable weather, it is recommended to go for a guided tour through Iceland’s official tourism site.

 So let’s plan a Nature tour of Iceland – Land of Fire and Ice.

Photo Courtesy – Guide to Iceland official tourism site. 

So, till then KEEP TRAVELING……………… KEEP EXPLORING…………………………………………………… 

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  1. I was supposed to visit Iceland for the first time in March but unfortunately this has now been postponed until next year – fingers crossed! My plan was to attend a yoga retreat run by my friend in the north & then take 10 days to road trip around the island. This info is therefore really useful – I’ll definitely come back to it once I know my trip is on again!

  2. I have always wanted to visit Iceland but because of the temperature there I was always scared but you have given me so many reasons to visit there.I think I will have to visit it this year no matter what.

  3. Love this post but it makes me so disappointed as I was due to visit for the first time in May! Obviously it has been cancelled due to current circumstances & I’m trying to rebook for next year. Your post just tantalised me even more! Patience is a virtue though & I hope to one day explore this beautiful country.

  4. Iceland has long been on my list. I can’t decide if I want to go in winter to experience the Northern Lights or summer when the days are long and warmer. Either way I know it will be beautiful.

  5. Iceland is truly stunning! I wish I had gotten to see more of it outside Reykjavik and the Golden Circle. Your post makes me want to explore the caves and see the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. I also didn’t know about taking a photography tour/course that would be fun.

  6. I want to pet those horses!! Haha, so cute. Your photos are gorgeous, and I can’t believe how much adventure you were able to squeeze into a short trip! Awesome!

  7. Iceland is still one of my favorite countries to date. You did hit all the major highlights that the country has to offer. Personally, I think the Ring Road offers such a wide variety of landscapes that you should do the whole thing. The Golden Circle is just a small snippet of all of Iceland’s wonders. I’d love to go back and take more shameless selfies will all the adorable Icelandic ponies.

  8. Such an exciting itinerary with basically all the must-visit places in Iceland. The Golden Circle tour looks epic, which includes Gulfoss and the mysterious Geysir hot springs. Even the South Coast tour is really beautiful when you consider the magic of nature. How pretty and magnificent is Iceland!

  9. Iceland looks amazing! I have been planning to go a few times but it never really worked out. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to visit soon! Beautiful pictures, by the way!

  10. Iceland has so many beautiful places to see. I do worry about a budget though since I’ve heard it is quite expensive. Plus I’d really like to see the Northern Lights but I’m not sure that I have enough warm clothes! Maybe one day!

  11. I recently visited Iceland and this is a great list for anyone about to visit! You will have a blast and seriously so many photos will be taken

  12. Iceland a truely magnificent county and one I have visited md experienced. It’s natural beauty is unparalleled and just so stunning. From the golden circle to the diamond beach it’s a plane beyond imagination. You have captured some of the main points and visuals are good as well. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Iceland remains on my bucket list, so thank you for your suggestions. Unfortunately, all the best airfares that I’ve seen are for dates outside of the best times to view the Nothern Lights, which is my number 1 bucket item.

  14. I’m hopefully going to Iceland next year!!! This post made me even more excited about that. Great overview of things you have to see while there!

  15. I can’t WAIT to get to Iceland! I’m going late September into almost mid-October! I have most of the things you talked about on my list. I would like to do a photography tour though so I’m going to add that, thanks!

  16. Iceland is so high on our bucket list! We also prefer round trips and your itinerary sounds pretty interesting! Knowing myself I’d prefer to spend more time at the Golden Falls than at the Blue Lagoon, I’ve heard it has become so crowded!

  17. Iceland is a dream destination. Would love to visit someday and drive the amazing Ring Road. The country is a photographer’s paradise for sure and northern lights is so high on our list. Hopefully we get to visit soon.

  18. We may be the last people in the world who have had the opportunity to visit Iceland, but the country is on our “soon-to-visit” list. The geysers and waterfalls remind me of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. We would definitely want to take the Golden Circle Tour. I did not know you had to book the Blue Lagoon ahead of time. Thanks for the invaluable information.

  19. Hi Yuki!
    Great post- I never made it to the Geyser during my road trip around Iceland as we stuck to the South-East roads and headed away from Reykjavik, but the photos are incredible!
    Did you get a chance to see the northern lights?

    I’ll be blogging about my Iceland trip in the near future 🙂

    1. I haven’t been to Iceland, but this summers, I am planning a trip to Iceland and will share you my experiences.

  20. We still dream about visiting Iceland. The waterfalls are absolutely stunning but I love the way the geothermal springs play into everyday life from the Blue Lagoon to geysers. I would love to dive the fissure between the continental plates, but Icelandic Horses are a close second.

  21. Iceland looks so beautiful. That first photo of the ice is absolutely stunning! I think I would like to see the northern lights and the icelandic horses. Most horses have 4 gaits (walk, trot, canter, gallop), but icelandic ones have a fifth gait called the tolt. So cool 🙂

    1. Wow, I was not knowing about the fifth gait part, you know so much about horses. For northern lights winter are more favorable.

  22. Such a exciting read! Iceland is on the very top of my list! your images are beautiful and as a horse lover, that one makes me just want to go even more !! Thank you for sharing!

  23. Ooooh very exciting! I am very jealous you will be visiting Iceland! Have fun planning, it looks like you are pretty much finished, and enjoy your trip! Also wrap up warm! Cannot wait to read about your adventures when you have been

  24. We adored the natural landscapes of Iceland, which we visited a few summers ago. Your photos bring alive the beauty of the scenery, which put us in mind of alien planets, it was so other-wordly!

  25. I am so excited to visit Iceland! This was a wonderful post and your photos are amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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