Iceland is one of the easiest places to travel for the solo wanderer, and has been one of my favorite destinations since I visited last year.
With a population of just 300,000 people, it seems like everyone knows each other. Reykjavik has a small-town vibe, it’s practically crime-free and there are amazing attractions like the Blue Lagoon, the Golden Circle, the Ring Road, and lots of winter activities!
I absolutely love planning out trips, so I was super excited to create this ultimate 7-day road trip itinerary in Iceland! There’s so many great locations, that it was hard to choose some over the other, but I think for the most part, we were able to experience everything we wanted on this trip to Iceland.
DAY 1 | Reykjavik and Blue Lagoon
DAY 2 | The Golden Circle, Waterfalls and Solheimasandur
DAY 3 | Skaftafell and Jokulsarlon
DAY 4 | East Fjords, Djupivogur and Myvatn
DAY 5 | Godafoss, Akureyri, Hvammstangi
DAY 6 | Holmavik and Stykkisholmur
DAY 7 | Kirkjufell, Hellnar and Reykjavik
It’s extremely easy to travel on your own. You can go in to any one of the booking centers on the main street Laugavegur and sign up for a glacier hike or horseback ride.
You can rent a car and drive out to the wild countryside within a few minutes—though do be sure to take a map and GPS, as rural Iceland can be quite rugged.
The country is just a 5-hour plane ride from the east coast. You can easily head over on Thursday afternoon, explore Reykjavik and do a day trip, and head back late Sunday.
Iceland Airport – The map of airports in Iceland shows the location of international and domestic airports.