WAYS TO TRAVEL IN ICELAND
There's no singular "best way" to visit this amazing country. Depending on the season and how many days you can stay, there are many options for seeing Iceland's top attractions.
5 days or less
You can visit some of Iceland's most famous sights, including the Blue Lagoon and Golden Circle route, with as little as 3 days in Reykjavik. Guided excursions from the capital city are available year-round, even at Christmastime. Within Reykjavik itself there are numerous attractions, including thermal pools, whale watching cruises, northern lights tours in wintertime, museums, art galleries and more.
5 – 7 days
With up to a week in Iceland, you can branch out from Reykjavik and explore more of West or South Iceland on a short road trip, an activity-packed Reykjavik city break or a guided small group tour. This allows more time to engage in outdoor activities and take in sights such as waterfalls, glaciers, hot springs, geothermal pools and more.
7 days or more in Iceland
With a minimum of one week, you can take a journey around the Ring Road (Route 1) and experience each region's dramatically shifting landscapes, from mossy lava fields and rocky sea cliffs to volcanic black sand beaches and moonlike geothermal areas. However, to experience this scenery at a relaxed pace, as well as discover some hidden gems along the way, we recommend a self-drive tour or guided small group tour of at least 10 days or more. With 14 days or more in the summertime, you can even experience the remote, beautiful West Fjords region.
When to visit
Most of Iceland's popular attractions are accessible year- round. If you want long daylight hours for driving and sightseeing—and the mildest weather, then May to September is a good time to visit. For a chance to see the northern lights, plan your visit between October and mid-April when the nights are dark.
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