4-Day Iceland Itinerary to See the Best Sights in the Land of Fire & Ice

Are you looking for a 4-day Iceland itinerary to see the best sights the land…

Are you looking for a 4-day Iceland itinerary to see the best sights the land of fire and ice has to offer? Do you want to hike to active volcanoes? Go on a south coast adventure? Follow the Iceland Golden Circle map route? And try traditional Icelandic food and experience the local weird and wonderful unique sights? Then read on and see our 4-day Iceland itinerary to see the best sights in Iceland…

Here is a map of the best sights we saw on our 4-day Iceland itinerary…

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Day 1 - Explore Reykjavik

When you’re visiting Iceland you’re likely to want to see erupting volcanoes, frozen glaciers, the highest waterfalls, whales and birds in their natural habits, and the dancing Northern Lights. But your visit to the land of fire and ice also probably starts at the capital Reykjavik, and the best things to see and do in Reykjavik are often overlooked!

We spent our first day in Iceland exploring this very cool city, and these are our best things to see and do in Reykjavik in 1 day…

  • Experience the best of Iceland at Perlan Museum
  • Have a traditional lunch at Café Loki
  • Visit Hallgrimskirkja Cathedral… Iceland’s tallest church
  • Shopping in Reykjavik on Laugavegur & Rainbow Street
  • Eat Hot Dogs at Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur
  • Have an unusual & unique 1 hour at the Penis Museum
  • See the Waterfront with Harpa Concert Hall & Sun Voyager Sculpture
  • Enjoy local food & drink in Reykjavik
  • Get Breakfast in Reykjavik from Brauð & Co & Te & Kaffi

Read our blog for the full itinerary, details and tips… 9 Best Things to See and Do in Reykjavik in 1 Day

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Day 2 - Go on a South Coast Adventure

Are you looking for the best Iceland South Coast Tour? Do you want to visit Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Skógafoss Waterfall, Sólheimajökull Glacier, and the village of Vík, but not sure how? Well read on, and join us as we go on an Iceland South Coast Tour with Arctic Adventures and see all of these sights in 1 day…

  • We got soaked leaving a remarkable imprint… Skógafoss Waterfall
  • We saw, we touched, we ate… Sólheimajökull Glacier
  • We survived the killer waves and trolls… Reynisfjara Black Beach & Reynisdrangar Basalt Stacks
  • We visited the volcano evacuation church… the village of Vík
  • We walked behind the waterfall… Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • We get a bonus stop at a Game of Thrones filming location… Dyrhólaey Viewpoint

Read our blog for the full itinerary, details and tips… Amazing 1 Day Adventure on an Iceland South Coast Tour

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Day 3 - Take a Road Trip around the Golden Circle

The Golden Circle is probably the most touristy thing you can do in Iceland but don’t let that put you off… it’s touristy because it’s good! The Iceland Golden Circle map route of Thingvellier National Park, Gulfoss Waterfall, and Geysir Hot Springs, are the ‘big 3’ sights to see, and they are amazing! But there is a lot more to discover on the route too...

  • Stop at Hengill Volcano & Leirvogsvatn Viewpoint
  • Walk Between Continents in Thingvellir / Þingvellir National Park
  • Admire the View at Hrafnaja Observation Deck
  • Feel the Force of a Glacier Waterfall at Gulfoss Falls
  • See Icelandic Horses at Geysir Hestar
  • Watch the Erupting Geysir at the Geothermal Hot Springs
  • Enter a Hobbit House at Ferjunef Viewpoint
  • Walk Inside a Volcano at Kerid Crater
  • Stay in the Geothermal Town of Hveragerdi

Read our blog for the full itinerary, details and tips… Exploring the Most Famous Sights on Iceland’s Golden Circle Map

Day 4 - Hike to the Volcano Lava Fields on the Reykjanes Peninsula

If you’re looking for something a bit more off the beaten path and less touristy than the Golden Circle, then you should definitely explore the Reykjanes Peninsula.

You’ll need to keep your plans very flexible though and keep your eyes on local news reports, as this is a VERY active volcanic area, with 8 volcano eruptions in the last 3 years!

Use this website for the latest advice…

But that does also make it one of the most surreal and best places to explore in South Iceland (assuming it’s safe to do so).

  • Hike to the Active Volcano Lava Fields
  • Wonder at the Seltún Geothermal Area
  • Walk Between Europe & North America at the Bridge Between Continents
  • Visit Gunnuhver Hot Springs & Reykjanes Lighthouse
  • Relax in Healing Waters at the Blue Lagoon

Read our blog for the full itinerary, details and tips… Hiking to Active Volcano Lava Fields on the Reykjanes Peninsula

Our 4-day Iceland Itinerary

There is so much to see and do that in our 4-day Iceland itinerary we feel that we barely scratched the surface on this amazing country! Although we did our very best to see the best sights in south Iceland, so when we return we can start to cover other parts of the country.

But for now our 4-day Iceland itinerary trip is over, and we have a plane to catch to start our 5-day Faroe Islands itinerary and adventure!

TrovenTrippers Tips...

Is Iceland Expensive to Visit?

A question everybody asks... and the answer is yes. As with anywhere, you can make your trip to fit your budget though. For example we were able to find very nice stays for around £100 per night, eating from service stations and shopping at Bonus supermarkets keeps food costs down, and most of the amazing outdoor sights are free to visit, although you will need to hire a car to do so.

But if you want to join any organised tours, visit the museums, shop for souvenirs, eat at local restaurants to try the traditional food or enjoy a few drinks, then the cost of living is very high. And the currency can get a little confusing too, with the conversion rate around £1 to 175ISK. So make sure you have a your phone calculator handy to convert those prices to avoid a surprise!

Is it safe to visit Iceland?

Yes it is safe to visit Iceland. The ongoing volcanic eruptions are disrupting some roads in the Reykjanes Peninsula and forcing the Blue Lagoon to temporarily close at times, but travel to and from Iceland and around the rest of the country is not affected.

Check out this website for latest travel advice... SafeTravels

How to travel to Iceland from the UK

easyJet fly direct to Keflavik airport from London Luton, Manchester and Edinburgh airports. Long weekend trips available with flights Wednesday to Sunday or Saturday to Wednesday for around £150 return.

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