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This Icelandic self-drive itinerary covers territory on both horizontal coastlines, from Snaefellsnes to Seydisfjordur, with fun detours along the southern portion of the Ring Road. With a bit more than a week, you'll experience volcanoes, lava fields, hot springs, black sand beaches, small fishing towns, and massive glaciers in protected national parks. Start and end the trip in Reykjavík for culture and nightlife in Europe's most northerly capital.
Iceland’s Fimmvörðuháls hike is a two day adventure in the southern part of the island, either beginning in Skógar and ending in Þórsmörk, or vice versa. Whether you’re doing this as an add-on, or only have time for the Fimmvörðuháls trail, you’re in for a beautiful adventure! Here’s everything you need to know:
An Independent Guide to Iceland's Fimmvörðuháls Hike
We’ve all seen jaw-dropping photos from Iceland — the otherworldly landscapes, picturesque houses, serene wildlife, and unbelievable views. We’ve compiled some of the most popular Instagram spots around Iceland, pinpointed their exact locations, and even sprinkled in a little bit of photography advice, too.
The Best Instagram Spots in Iceland - Passion Passport
Reykjavik is a fantastic city to spend a day or two. All international flights arrive at Keflavik airport, which is 40 minutes away from Reykjavik. That’s why most visitors plan to visit the capital of one of the coolest countries in the world, Iceland! The city is a great mix of people and we found it to be a paradise for foodies. Read more in our guide.
REYKJAVIK THINGS TO DO - What To Do in Reykjavik, Iceland
With 7-9 days in Iceland, we recommend you hit the road and explore the incredible wonders further afield from Reykjavik. We’ve put together these unique one week Iceland itineraries which let you explore a variety of landscapes: volcanoes and lava fields, green pastures and farmlands, scenic vistas above fjords, beaches of every color, glaciers and ice caves, and the rugged interior. Here are our recommended drives, an option for all travelers and seasons.
7 Days in Iceland - 4 Unique Road Trip Itineraries