Travel planning: Iceland

For me a holiday already starts with planning for it. We finally decided where to go this summer, and it is ICELAND. We will be there for 2 weeks the end of August. Except for the first and last days in Reykjavik where we will be staying at hostels and Airbnb, we will be camping. We are planning on doing a lot of day hikes from different places and just enjoy the beautiful nature of Iceland.

This is our rough itinerary thus far:

iceland itinerary

We will start in Reykjavik and stay there for a day before picking up our car. Next stop will be Landmannalaugar where we will be staying for 2 nights before driving to Skaftafell. Stopping at Jokulsarlon, we will then drive to Reydarfjordur (or close by) before driving to Jokulsargljufur/Myvatn. After Myvatn we will be staying at Hveravellir before going back to Reykjavik with a stop at Glymur. All the major attractions I could find are already on our map. If some things are not along our route, we will see then if we have time for them.

We more or less have a general idea but we still need to do some research for good hikes and the best photography spots.

Do you have some must-do hikes and the best photography spots? Or any restaurant recommendations in Reykjavik or along our route?

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2 thoughts on “Travel planning: Iceland”

  1. Hiya,
    That looks like a great itinerary – very similar to the route we took in 2015. Slightly off your planned route is an awesome campsite at Þakgil, just North of Vik. It’s well worth the detour up the canyon – stunning location and some hikes straight out of the site, and there are benches and a fire pit inside a little cave! There’s a picture I took at the bottom of my blog post which shows the site –
    Otherwise definitely go and try the langoustine at Pakkhús Restaurant in Hofn – I had Langoustine Baked in Cream – it was amazing, and you can see the fishing boat from the restaurant. At Husavik, Salka was a really great little restaurant – we ate there exhausted after several hours driving and a five hour whale watching (or “searching”) trip. I had a fantastic time eating my way around Iceland, I’m sure you’ll love it! 🙂

    Clare /

    1. Thank you for the tips. I will for sure have a look at your blog. I am already looking forward to it. I get so much tips I think I have to go more then once 🙂

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