3 days Iceland itinerary

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Kirkjufell, Iceland

Kirkjufell, Iceland

This 2 day Iceland itinerary highlights the best of the Iceland. This is no way comprehensive and if you do have at least one week you should hire a car and go around the famous Iceland Ring Road to truly enjoy the volcanic scenery.

 

DAY 1: Iceland sightseeing

9:00 AM – Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Blue lagoon is the first thing to do as soon as you arrive in Keflavik airport. As it’s close to the airport, you can make a stop here before visiting the city. This is also a good decision as there are way less people in the morning than later in the day. The resort also includes a cafe and a restaurant where you can enjoy both Icelandic as well as American dishes.

1:00 PM – Reykjavik

Reykjavik is about less than an hour drive from the Blue Lagoon. The timing is also perfect as it coincides with the standard check-in time.

2:00 PM – Lunch

For lunch head out to isBæjarins Beztu Pylsur where you can get the favorite hot dog of ICELANDERS!

3:00 PM – 07:00 PM

Take a stroll through the main street of the Reykjavik city. Check out Hallgrímskirkja, a jet shaped church, and the Sólfarið – the Sun Voyager sculpture located close to the bay. Book your day tour a day in advance, pick an early morning time to avoid the crowd.

8:00 PM – Dinner and Bed

Have a heartful meal at one of the restaurants on the main street of the Reykjavik city. Be prepared to get up early to take your day tour.

 

DAY 2: Iceland sightseeing

8:00 AM  – Golden Circle Tour

Kirkjufellsfoss, Iceland

Kirkjufellsfoss, Iceland

Golden Circle Tour is also known as the Golden triangle of Reykjavik. The tour includes stops at Pingviller National Park, the geysers at Haukadalur and the Gullfoss waterfall.

Pingviller National Park takes about 40 minutes to reach from Reykjavik. Apart from the dramatic landscape, Pingviller is famous for the parliament helf here. To me the highlight was the two tectonic plates colliding. The gap between the plates is filled with water and is a popular place to do snorkeling in Iceland.

12:00 PM

When you reach Haukadlaur, you will be amazed to see the geyser erupting every few minutes. The original Geyser is actually dormant now, but a nearby one provides the same kind of experience.

2:00 PM – Gulfoss Waterfall

Next stop in our ICELAND itinerary is the famous Gulfoss Waterfall. Gullfoss waterfall is a huge waterfall where you can walk close and take a really good picture against it.

Slowly, take in the scenery of this beautiful ICELAND waterfall. Break here for lunch at the nearby cafe.

Day 3: Iceland sightseeing

Go on a trip to the waterfalls and Black Sand Beach of Vik.

Skógafoss, Iceland

Skógafoss, Iceland

10:00 AM Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss Waterfalls

It takes about 2-2.5 hours to reach Seljalandsfoss waterfall from Reykjavik. Skogafoss waterfall is further 30-minute drive from Seljalandsfoss. The two majestic waterfalls are 200 feet tall.

Seljalandsfoss is a unique experience as you can go behind the waterfall take pictures against it. Keep a waterproof jacket, in case the stream of water is strong. Do the same for your camera as well.

12:00 PM – Solheimasandur Plane Crash

Crashed Plane, Iceland - Solheimasandur

Crashed Plane, Iceland – Solheimasandur

Solheimasandur Plane Crash is quite a popular shot among Iceland Photographers. The plane was crashed in 1970’s, and thankfully everyone came out safe!. You will also enjoy the walk on the black sand beach which leads up to it.

2:00 PM – Vik and the Black beach

Take a lunch break at the small town of Vik. Enjoy roaming around on the black beach and take pictures of the strange pointed rock formations, Reynisdrangar. Climb up to the cliff of basalt columns, Hálsanef, and soak in the view around you. Distance from Vik to Reykjavik is 3 hours. Plug in the earphones and enjoy the scenery!

6:00PM – Reykjavik

Enjoy a local meal in Reykjavik and check out how the locals enjoy their drink at a local pub. Catch an early flight next morning to your next destination.

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