For an Iceland visit during the summer you can easily spend 1-2 weeks, allowing you to experience the countryside and and the breadth of nature outside the main city center of Reykjavik. Although it is a must to spend a couple of days in the capital to walk around the small city, sight-see, take in the culture and eat some fantastic food.
I would recommend renting a car and drive to the West, the Westfjords and maybe end up in the North West area if there is time.
Here you can see all that is on offer in these areas:
Iceland caters to a variety of tastes and levels of adventure with activities that are unique to our diversity of sea and country. Check out our tours, sights and adventures below. And don‘t forget that details can be found on the websites above.
Popular tours and sights:
- Northern lights – Winter
- Whale watching
- Glacier hiking
- Cave exploration
- Super jeep trips over rugged highlands
- Bathing in natural hot lagoons
- Horseback riding:- Here you can find riding tours listed by Visit Iceland
- Sea swimming:There are groups that swim in the ocean, namely the “Reykjavík’s Sea Swimming and Sea Bathing Association”. They schedule events and meet up regularly and swim (especially during the summer, but also during the winter…). They meet up most often in Nauthólsvík (it’s free and they have fantastic facilities.There is also a sea bathing association in Siglufjörður .
- Hiking: Laugarvegur (from Þórsmörk to Landmannalaugar) is a very popular trail. A good list of available hiking trails in Iceland can be found here.
- Hot Springs and swimming pools in Iceland
- Dog sledding
For accommodations, Iceland has its own hotel classification system. Read the details of the new star system here
We look forward to hosting you in idyllic Iceland!