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Iceland is epic and full of incredible natural wonders: glaciers, geysers, waterfalls, and more. Iceland is one of the countries we could visit again and again and never get bored. Below you can find guides on exploring some of the best sites in Iceland including itineraries and hiking guides as well as some general information to help you plan an amazing trip.

Iceland Itineraries

Looking for Complete downloadable and printable Itineraries? Check out our Ring Road and Golden Circle Guides on Etsy.

Golden Circle Itinerary

The Golden Circle 11 page ebook shares the best things to do on the Golden Circle and everything you need to know to help plan your trip. 

Ring Road Itinerary

The 17 page Ring Road Itinerary and travel guide shares how to plan a week long trip around the Ring Road of Iceland.

Best Time of Year to Visit Iceland

Iceland is great to visit throughout the year. In general, temperatures vary only slightly between summer and winter, but the biggest difference is in the amount of sunlight. In June, there is almost no darkness, and in December the sun never rises. Visit in the winter for incredible northern lights and in the summer the long days are perfect for exploring. Most of the information below is about visiting Iceland during the summer.

How Long do You Need to Visit Iceland

In order to completely see the best sites in Iceland, you need 10-14 days. This gives you time to drive the ring road, explore the interior and see a few additional sites. If you don’t have 2 weeks to explore Iceland, you can still plan an amazing 5 day trip along the Southern Coast or a 7 day trip around Iceland’s Ring Road.

One last option is to add a stop in Iceland as a layover. We did this recently coming back from Europe. Most layovers are just a few hours, but you can also arrange for up to a few days. Even a few hours gives you the chance to take a dip in the Blue Lagoon and with a whole day, you can even tour the Golden Circle.

What do you Pack for a Trip to Iceland in the Summer

The temperatures and conditions can be quite chilly in Iceland, even in the summertime. Make sure you pack rain gear and plenty of layers that dry quickly. You should make sure you have a good pair or waterproof boots for hiking.

For full suggestions, see A Complete Iceland Summer Packing List: Everything Your Need

Amazing Destinations on Iceland’s Golden Circle and Ring Road