Planning Your Trip to Iceland

Iceland trips

Here is what you need to know to plan your trip to Iceland!

First decide when you want to travel:

  • Midnight Sun / Summer: March-August (Puffins May-Aug)
  • Northern Lights / Winter: September-March (Nov-Jan are cold and windy)

The top trips to Iceland are

  1. Quick trip based out of Reykjavik (5 days is a good time frame)
  2. Driving tour around the island (8-12 days)
  3. Cruise around the island (10 days)
  4. Northern Lights (September-February)

Contact us with any questions you have!

5-Day Iceland Highlights from Reykjavik

1) Quick trip based out of Reykjavik

If you just have a week to travel, or if you are flying through Iceland en route to Europe, you can easily see the highlights in about 5 days.

The top excursions around Reykjavik are

  • Blue Lagoon – Typically done upon arrival to relax after the long flight
  • Golden Circle – Full day to the south with Thingvellir National Park, geysers, and Gullfoss Waterfalls
  • City Tour of Reykavik – Can be a private guided tour or a hop-on-hop-off bus
5-Day Iceland Highlights from Reykjavik

2) Driving tour around the island

The Ring Road can be done in 8-12 days either self-drive or a guided tour.

In the summer, you can see Puffins, whales, and fishing activity. In the winter, you can see the Northern Lights!

There are so many activities to choose from:

  • Whale watching
  • River rafting
  • Glacier walks
  • ATV tours
  • Horseback riding
  • Hiking
  • Helicopter tours
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Kayaking
  • Golfing
  • Snowmobiling
10-Day Iceland Ring Road (Self-Drive)

3) Cruise around the island

This circumnavigation takes 8-10 days, or 12 days that includes Greenland. They operate May-September. It is a great way to explore the fjords along the coast.

10-Day Iceland Cruise Circumnavigation

4) Northern Lights

You can see the Northern Lights September-February. September, October, and February are the most popular because November-January are cold and windy.

The Northern Lights can be experienced on any of our Iceland tours, but be sure to check out the 8-Day Iceland Northern Lights (Small Group Tour).

Iceland Northern Lights

Contact us with any questions you have!

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