Find a Travel Buddy in Iceland

Discover one of the most scenic countries, Iceland, with your new travel buddies with JoinMyTrip! Travel with our TripLeaders to Iceland and meet friends you haven’t met yet! Keep reading to plan your next trip to Iceland.

Plan Your Trip to Iceland

Are you looking for a guide for your next trip to Iceland? Then you are at the right place! Iceland has so much to offer including many natural beauties around the whole country. You are not sure where to start when planning your trip to Iceland? You can travel much more easily with our TripLeaders! Keep reading to find out the top things to do in Iceland and much more! 

Top Things to do in Iceland

Iceland has many natural treasures that are waiting for you to explore! Scroll down to find out what to do in Iceland.

1 - Explore the Glaciers and Go Icecaving

As the name suggests, Iceland is the perfect place to explore the glaciers on a hiking trip. Join an adventure to see the floating icebergs in the ocean! 

2 - Get Mesmerized by the Beauty of the Northern Lights

Iceland is one of the places where you can see the Northern Lights. Make sure to visit Iceland during the months when the northern lights are visible.   

3 - Visit Westfjords 

Iceland is a magical place, but you will feel like you are in a fairytale when you visit Westfjords. It is not a popular destination for the tourists as well if you like to get away from the crowds! You can also meet locals here since it is not a tourist attraction. 

4 - Go on a Tour of the Golden Circle

Golden Circle is a top-rated sightseeing route in Iceland. Make sure to visit the top attractions around like Thingvellir National Park, Haukadalur Geothermal Valley, and Gullfoss waterfall.

5 - Relax in the Hot Spring Pools 

Iceland has many hot spring pools. Add your list to visit some of them to get relaxed. They are also known for their benefit to your physical health. Spoil yourself with a nice bath in the hot springs in Iceland!

The Best Instagram Spots in Iceland

Do you want to take the perfect photos on your next trip to Iceland? There are so many breathtaking view points in Iceland. Here’s the list of some of the best Instagram spots that will be perfect for your Instagram account. You can get really cool pictures here!

1 - The Blue Lagoon 

2 - Skogafoss Waterfall 

3 - Seljalandsfoss

4 - Landmannalaugar

5 - Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon

Hidden Gems of Iceland

Iceland is a popular tourist destination thanks to its beautiful nature and outdoor activities. If you visit Iceland during the high season, you should be aware of the high number of travellers around the world. However, there are still some secret spots in Iceland that has not been discovered by the visitors that will make you feel like you are on a private tour. However, you can expect to meet many locals around these places. Let’s find out what these unique gems of Iceland are!

1 - Studlagil Basalt Canyon

2 - Raudasandur Beach

3 - Kvernufoss

4 - Sigöldugljufur

5 - Kerlingarfjöll

The Best Travel Itinerary to Iceland

Now you have so much on your list to do on your next trip to Iceland. We provide the ultimate travel itinerary to Iceland to enhance your experience even more! Let’s find out how many days you need to travel around this beautiful country. 

12 DAYS TRAVEL ITINERARY TO ICELAND 

There is so much to see in Iceland and you will need a bit of time to have the best experience there. Here is a travel guide and an itinerary for your next trip to Iceland. 

Day 1 - 4 

Arrive in Reykjavik 

You will arrive at the international airport in Reykjavik. You can stay here for four days to explore the region. During your stay in Reykjavik, you can make daily trips to the Blue Lagoon, Thingvellir, Haukadalur, Gullfoss Falls, and Kerlingarfjöll. Make sure to explore Reykjavik too so you can explore the Icelandic Culture here. There are great restaurants in the capital and you should get a nice dinner at one of them!

Day 5 - 9

Drive to the South, Kirkjubæjarklaustur

Many other natural treasures of Iceland are located in the South. You can easily drive to the south and explore the region. You can find a place to stay in Kirkjubæjarklaustur. While you are there, make sure to visit the top-rated attractions such as Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, Landmannalaugar, Kvernufoss Waterfall, and Sigöldugljúfur. They are easy to access from Kirkjubæjarklaustur. You can go on hiking trips to see the most scenic view spots in Iceland! 

Day 10 

Head to East, Stuðlagil Canyon

Stuðlagil Canyon is a must-see in Iceland. Although it is off the beaten path, it is so worth it to make a daily trip there to see this magnificent natural treasure. 

Day 11 - 12 

Visit the Magical Land, Westfjords 

Westfjords Region is located on the west coast of Iceland. Spend a day or two in this region to explore its beauty of it. Make sure to enjoy the unique sandy beach view of Rauðisandur while you are there. 

The Best Time to Visit Iceland

When is the best time to visit Iceland? Well, the answer to this question can be a bit tricky depending on your expectations and your travel style. If you are looking for reasonable prices for your next trip to Iceland, we suggest you visit there during the shoulder season, in May and in September. If you want to see the northern lights as well, going there in September would be a better option for you.

The weather conditions can be quite harsh during winter. If you want to experience the cold weather in Iceland then you should visit there between October and April. The good thing about these months is that you get a better view of the northern lights!

The warmer months in Iceland are during the summer months, between June and August. The weather conditions will allow you to do many outdoor activities and you will be able to easily travel around the country. Keep in mind that the summer months are the high season and the prices go up. 

Getting Around Iceland

Renting a car will be the easiest option for you to get around Iceland. It will be way more convenient and easy. You get to travel freely without stressing about the schedules. If you are in the capital, Reykjavik, you can use the bus or taxi or you can walk. Renting a bike would be a nice way to explore the city as well! 

You can also join the bus tours if you want to enjoy the sightseeing. There are bus companies that offer a great range of sightseeing tours around Iceland. 

What does it Cost to Travel to Iceland?

One of the most important things when planning a trip is the budget. Is Iceland expensive to visit? Or is Iceland affordable? If that’s what you want to know, here we got the average cost of visiting Iceland on different budget types. Keep scrolling to find out how much a trip to Iceland costs. 

1 - Accommodation

Budget-Friendly: €31 - €62 (per night) 

Mid-Range Budget: €75 - €150 (per night) 

High Budget: €200+ (per night) 

2 - Food 

Budget-Friendly: €11 - €15 (per meal) 

Mid-Range Budget: €27 - €30 (per meal)

High Budget: €62+ (per meal)

3 - Transportation 

Budget-Friendly: €15 - €24

Mid-Range Budget: €25 - €60 

High Budget: €100+ 

Must-Try Foods in Iceland

1 - Skyr

Skyr is a traditional Icelandic dairy product that is similar to Greek yogurt. It is a traditional dish in Iceland that dates back to the Vikings. It can be consumed at breakfast or you can eat it as a snack with some fresh fruits. 

2 - Rúgbraud 

Make sure to taste this amazing bread during your stay in Iceland. It tastes a bit sweet, the consistency is thick, and there is no crust. You can eat it as a snack, or put some butter or cheese on it. It is also recommended to eat it with fish or with smoked lamb. 

3 - Hangikjot

Hangikjot is a traditional dish in Iceland. It is a smoked lamb. It’s usually boiled and served in slices. It’s a traditional dish served on holidays and usually served with potatoes in bechamel sauce, green peas, red cabbage, and laufabraud.

4 - Kjötsúpa

Kjotsupa is a soup that will warm you up during cold winter days in Iceland. It has lamb, vegetables, and various Icelandic herbs in it. Locals love this! 

5 - Pylsa

Pylsa is a great street food that you can find everywhere in Iceland. It is a hot dog made from lamb, beef, and pork. You can also get toppings such as crunchy fried onion, ketchup, and mustard.  

Travel Tips for Iceland

1 - Language 

The official language in Iceland is Icelandic. You can learn a few phrases before your visit to communicate with the locals easily. 

2 - Currency 

The currency in Iceland is the Icelandic Krona. You can convert your money easily at the exchange offices, or you can find nearby ATMs to withdraw money. 

3 - Clothes and Shoes 

There is no doubt that Iceland is quite cold. Make sure you pack thick clothes that will keep you warm. You should also get waterproof coats and boots so you can keep yourself warm enough. 

4 - Sockets 

Iceland uses the standard Europlugs, also known as the “C” or the “F” type which has two round pins. 

5 - Weather 

The weather is quite harsh during the winter months. It can also be rainy. Make sure you have the right clothes and an umbrella with you. 

As featured in