Iceland is one of the most visited countries in the world. This is largely attributed to its numerous attraction sites which are unique across the world. These sites attract many visitors from different regions in the world.
How to Plan for a 7-Days Tour In Iceland?
Planning a tour to Iceland may need you to make a few arrangements that will enhance your success. As you plan for this, you should ensure that you include the most visited attraction sites in Iceland. The following are some guidelines:
1) Spend 3 Days In Reykjavik
As the capital city of Iceland, Reykjavik is a home to many restaurants and hotels. These places can offer you accommodation while you wish to spend some of your tour time in the city. The city will offer you an immense experience such as different foods and drinks in different hotels and restaurants and also art and culture in museums.
Also, Reykjavik is a home to many attraction sites such as the Golden Circle, Volcano House, Saga and Reykjavik Art Museums, the Old Harbor, the Sun Voyager, and the Trörjin Lake. Therefore, Reykjavik will have much to offer you in your first days of travel.
Explore the early Iceland architecture which had adapted most of its ideas from the Vikings Kingdom which was established in Iceland. at Reykjavik, you will also have a chance to visit the Golden Circle and enjoy some natural features such as hot springs, geysers, Gullfoss Waterfall, and the Thingvellir National Park.
At Golden Circle, you have the chance soak and bath in hot springs as you enjoy the facilities offered such as changing rooms and bathrooms. Also, you can take pictures at the Great Geyser Gullfoss Waterfall as you enjoy the golden view of the area.
2) Spend 2 Days in North Iceland at Akureyri
If you land to Iceland via the Keflavik-Reykjavik Airport, you will probably have the chance to start your tour at Reykjavik. However, traveling to the north in Akureyri may require your four hours of driving. Thus, you may need to finish up your business with Reykjavik before heading to the north.
At Akureyri, you may visit the famous Myvatn Lake. The lake was formed early in about 2,400 years ago after a volcanic eruption. The lake has remained for all those years as evidence to the historic eruption. At Myvatan, you can hike, camp, and conduct fishing.
At the same time, Myvatn area provides an ample ground to watch the northern lights (auroras). Preferably, the northern lights can be visible during late night and during the dawn before sunrise.
3) Spend the Last 2 Days in Reykjanes Peninsula
Reykjanes Peninsula is in the southwestern region of Iceland. It is in the south as you drive from Reykjavik City. Here, you will have a chance to experience the geothermal spa known as the Blue Lagoon.
The Blue Lagoon’s water is heated using geothermal energy from the underground. From the past, the lava and heat that is formed during minor volcanic actions from Grindavik is responsible for warming this water. Here you can spend the last two days enjoying swimming, camping, and viewing the aurora easily.
If you visit Iceland during late May and early August, you will enjoy 24 hours of daylight. This increases your ability to drive for long distances in the country and still retain the energy to enjoy your trip. You may book different weekly-packages which are offered by different touring companies in Iceland to increase the potential of visitors in reaching different areas.