Iceland Travel Guide

A comprehensive 9-days & 8-nights itinerary for your trip to Iceland

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Day 1:

Arrive at Keflavik International Airport. Pick up the rental car from the airport and go straight to the world-famous Blue Lagoon. (People say you need to save best for the last. I beg to defer.)

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Day 2:

Start your day early and drive straight to Glymur Waterfall which is 1.5 hours drive from Selfoss. (Please be advised there are a lot of waterfalls in this itinerary)

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Day 3:

Today is going to be a long day, so fuel up and start with visiting Gerduberg Cliffs. It's a 30 minutes drive from Borgarnes. You must have seen these cliffs on a lot of Instagram pages.

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Day 4:

It's going to be a light day from a driving perspective so you can start your day a bit late.

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Day 5:

You will be traveling around Lake Myvatn today.

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Day 6:

Today’s first destination is the most famous Instagram photo of Iceland which is Studlagil Canyon. It is famous for its rare basalt column formation.

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Day 7:

On Day 7 your first destination would be Vatnajökull Glacier where you can take a guided tour by Blue Ice Cave Tours.

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Day 8:

Today's first destination is the Black Sand Beach (Reynisfjara). It's the perfect spot to take a lot of pictures and enjoy the beach.

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Day 9:

On the last day of the trip drive to Reykjavík the capital city of Iceland. You can spend the rest of the day visiting some tourist spots (Sunvoyage, Hallgrimskirkja Church, Harpa) in the city before you head to the airport to catch your flight back home.

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Cost Break Down:

Below is the cost breakdown for two people in Canadian Dollar

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