I can’t tell you how excited we were to arrive in Iceland; “The Land of Fire and Ice” and poster child for beautiful natural wonders. As a land so blessed with natural phenomenon that you can see looming volcanoes, vast glaciers, erupting geysers, smokin’ hot springs and sparkling icebergs in a single day. It’s not hard to see why this paradoxical paradise of fire and ice has been on our bucket list for a while.
Our Iceland itinerary for our Intense Iceland Road Trip was always going to be a challenge, but who doesn’t like a good challenge right? …Icelandic roads in the depth of winter don’t, that who!
The trouble started when I began my research and created an Iceland itinerary on a map with post-it notes and in Google maps of all the beautiful places I wanted to visit. It was always going to be impossible, but there are just SO many things to see. I believe I could stay there for a lifetime and still not experience all the wonders Iceland has to offer.
Our original Iceland itinerary was to drive the full ring road, which takes 17 hours, in three days. Usually people leave a minimum of a week to conquer this. However after checking the road conditions on www.road.is and www.vegasja.vegagerdin.is and weather reports on www.yr.no and http://en.vedur.is/ we decided to amend our plans. This meant we could spend a little more time at each place, especially since daylight hours were so short.
Here is an outline of our Iceland Itinerary with links for more information on our (somewhat amusing) experiences. Hopefully we can inspire, help inform and entertain you with our stories and photos.
- Seljalandsfoss waterfall and Gljufafoss waterfall
- Skogafoss waterfall
- Solhiemajokulll plane wreck
- Accommodation at Hotel Rangá
- Breidamerkurjökull glacier
- Crystal Ice Cave Tour with Glacier Adventure
- Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
- Jökulsárlón Black Beach (sometimes called Diamond Beach)
- Accommodation at the Golden Circle Apartments
- Gullfoss Waterfall
- Snorkelling in Silfra with Dive.is
- Thingvellir National Park
- Blue Lagoon
- Accommodation at the Northern Lights Inn
Last modified: 14th March 2016