Iceland is a beautiful country that is located in between North America and the European mainland. It is one of the most visited countries in the recent past because of its unique features and quality of life. If you are planning to visit Iceland for your holiday, then this is the perfect place that you should go to. There are endless activities and attractions that you can do in the country. Some of the main features include hot springs, volcanoes, and glaciers, all of which dot the countryside. The history of this fantastic destination is rich and diverse, and you are sure that you will find something interesting to indulge in while in the country.

Iceland is a beautiful country that you should include on your to-do list the soaring glaciers, ice-blue lagoons, and every natural wonder that you can ever find is in this country. The scenery in the country is among the best in the world, and you can never miss an activity to do while in Iceland. There are epic road trips that you can go on while in the country, the roads are well tarmacked, and you will enjoy your journey in the country.

The road trip will lead you to famous places such as ice caves, glaciers, and towering waterfalls. Here is our balanced 4 days in Iceland itinerary that will set you for an amazing trip

Day 1


This largely depends on what you have planned to do in the country. You can opt to arrive early or choose a day to come to Reykjavik before you can begin your tour of the beautiful countryside. It is always better to visit the country when you have a proper plan to traverse it. When you are adequately organized, you will cover many places that many people cannot reach. You can book a rental car that will take you from the airport to your hotel. This way, you can save time and explore more areas.

Many international tourists will drive from Keflavik international airport to the capital to spend their night. However, you can choose a road that will give you more places to explore and enjoy your trip. If you want to enjoy more of what the country offers, you should plan properly and book tickets in advance.

Reykyavik Iceland

Visit the secret lagoons

This is one of the most popular activities if you arrive in the country during the summer period. On the first day, you should dip yourself in the most picturesque places in Iceland and enjoy everything that the country has to offer. It is important to note that the whole island cannot be fully explored in just a couple of days. You will have to check out all the aspects of the trip and plan adequately so that you cover a large area.

Explore the Hrunalaug hot springs on the southern coast

One of the most unique places that you can visit while in Iceland is the Hrunalaug hot springs. These springs serve as a breath of fresh air and dynamic to your trip to the country. It is a place where you can relax and unwind as you surround yourself with picturesque natural surroundings. The natural springs are usually maintained by the local government, and they have ensured that is user-friendly and easily accessible.

The spring has been customized to fit several people; therefore, the best time to visit is when the number of people is few. Early in the morning and evening also serve as the best time to explore this natural environment to your best. If you get the right spot, you will enjoy soaking in the wild and tranquil atmosphere as you warm up with hot water.

Marvel at Haifoss waterfalls

The Haifoss waterfalls are the highest in the country, and they are a popular spot where you can explore and enjoy the dynamics that this beautiful country has to offer. The four hundred-foot waterfalls are a beautiful location where you can take pictures and enjoy your time with your partner or family. Two waterfalls are side by side with each other. This is a superb location that you should explore on your first day in Iceland.

There are hiking trails in this location as well, and you can spend your time in this exquisite environment as you explore the surrounding valley and waterfall. The view from the top of the fall is fantastic, and you can access this location from the parking lot below. However, it is essential to note that during the winter period, these falls are inaccessible.

Haifoss waterfall

Explore the Þjóðveldisbærinn Saga-Age Farm

This a perfect place that you can experience Viking life and embrace the old traditions of the people of this country. You will find majestic buildings, an excavator manor around the area, and you can see more ancient materials that will bring your knowledge of the Vikings to a whole new level.

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There is a reconstructed settlement farm that is construed in honor of the 1100th anniversary. The purpose of this farm was to depict Icelandic culture and the way medieval people lived in the past. This farm is located close to the volcano Hekla that erupted several centuries in the past day.

Day 2

Try to catch the northern lights

The northern lights are one of the most exquisite features of Iceland. You can never find one of the most impressive features in a country than the northern lights. If you are visiting during the winter period, then there is a high chance that you can catch a glimpse of the northern lights. You can see these lights from September through April, and you should plan effectively so that you can enjoy most of your time in Iceland.

Check out our guides for specific months when you can experience stunning northern lights:

Northern lights Iceland

Learn some history and marvel at the architecture in Reykjavik

The second day features a little bit of relaxation and some fun activities that do not need a lot of energy. One of the main activities you can enjoy is visiting the museum in the capital and enjoying what the city offers. Reykjavik has many fun activities that you can enjoy on your visit. Downtown Street is filled with restaurants, shops, cafes, and galleries that you can explore.

 A day in the capital will not end without a visit to the Hallgrimskirkja Church. This is a monumental location that you should visit while in the country. The area around this church has several features, such as the statue of Leifur Eiriksson, who was a famous explorer. Inside the church, you will find a minimalistic approach to all the dimensions of the structure. Admission to the church is free. However, if you want to visit the tower, you will pay 1000 ISK.

Explore the Blue Lagoon

The blue lagoon is located a few minutes away from the capital, and it is a perfect place to visit and explore the region. It is an ideal place that you can visit any time of the day because of the convenience. 

The best thing about the blue lagoon is that you can check your luggage at the main entrance and go to changing rooms. You can unwind in the beautiful spa and rejuvenate yourself after a long day hiking or exploring the city.

Check out Reykjavik city center

Your trip to Iceland cannot be complete without a proper exploration of the capital center. There are various aspects that you can check out at the city center. There are many tourist spots and local cafes, restaurants, galleries, and shops that you can shop for souvenirs for your travel. You can also enjoy your evening by visiting the bars and restaurants in the area or street.

Enjoy a swim at the hot tub and local pool

There are numerous hot tubs and swimming pools in the capital, which is a perfect place to unwind and relax. Soaking in the hot tubs gives you the best way to unwind. Besides, the pool has set temperatures, and you can choose the best temperature for your body. Once you pay 1030 ISK, you get a key to your locker to leave your items in the area. There is a salt bath as well, which will help you recover and rejuvenate your skin.

Day 3

Explore the waterfalls on the southern coast

The southern coast is filled with exciting places that you should visit. There are many natural springs, and most of them are on the south coast. Everything that you will find in this destination is exquisite. 

The best time to visit these places is when the traffic is low or few people. If you visit during the peak of the summer period. The southern coast has several places that you can explore, and the hotpot is a popular spot because it maintains the same temperature for an extended period.

Relax in the magic Gjain oasis

Grain is one of the most beautiful locations that you can visit in Iceland. You should visit this location during the summer period when the vegetation is grown. The area blossoms with absolute beauty, and with a collection of waterfalls in the area, birdlife, and flowers as well are some of the best places to visit during your vacation.

You will not find significant traffic in this area because the valley is often secluded, and this gives you the proper privacy and a quiet environment where you can relax.

Marvel at Seljalandsfoss waterfall

This waterfall is 200 feet tall, and you will find it off route 1 or what is famous as a ring road. The waterfall is a few meters off the road, and you can explore the area as you visit other southern coastal areas as well. Iceland is graced with hundreds of beautiful features, glaciers, mountains, and waterfalls, and you should not miss the opportunity to see what this beautiful country has to offer.

Day 4

Go on the Golden Circle Tour

One of the best ways to explore Iceland as a country without getting inside the protected areas is to go on the golden circle tour. The circle is a perfect way to watch numerous fascinating items without taking a lot of your time in the countryside to use the golden circle tour.

Sample some seafood at Sjavargrillid

While in the capital, the best way to enjoy your evening is by sampling a sumptuous dinner at a popular restaurant. This location is fantastic for your feed, as well as some drinks in the evening. The interior of the restaurant is well decorated and welcoming.

Visit the Mulagljufur Canyon

The canyon is one of the most popular destinations that you should visit. The canyon is known to be on the south coast, and you do not have to make an appointment at the location. You can explore this gem, and you must have sturdy shoes and protective clothing while visiting this area.

In conclusion, Iceland is a beautiful country that you should visit when looking for a place for your vacation. There are many places and activities that you can and four days are not enough to explore everything.