If you've stumbled upon this guide, you may have already realized... this trip takes a LOT of difficult planning. What's more, the searching, preparing, and problem solving won't end when you touch down in Reykjavik. During my unforgettable trip to Iceland, there were so many moments when my best friend and I thought "I wish I knew ___," or "I'm SO glad somebody told me___!" So, I created this guide to fill in all of those blanks in hopes that you can spend your time soaking in each moment of unfiltered awe. Plus, I share my favorite stops that you may not find while Googling your way through the blog universe.
You'll find a sample itinerary for a seven day road trip designed for Iceland's warmer season (late spring-early fall). Prepare to be charmed by sweet towns and stunned by miraculous glaciers, waterfalls, canyons, and more. Many of the activities are free and accommodations are affordable with an ideal mix of nice hostels and local "guest houses". But I also lay out a few areas where it might be worth a splurge! This is an active and adventurous trip. Activities are accessible to people of beginner hiking abilities-- just be sure to take your time, hydrate frequently, and soak in the views along the way! This exciting road trip is a perfect adventure for friends, gals/guys trips, solo, or couples' getaways. Sound perfect? Great! Let's get you ready for a trip you'll never forget.