A ONE-WEEK HOLIDAY ITINERARY TO
ICELAND SHARED  BY STEPHANIE

6 NIGHTS/6 STOPS 

Iceland, the meeting of fire and ice

Stephanie and Frank, both French, live in Cairo. They have three teenage kids. Before going to Egypt, they spent some years in Budapest, Hungary. In all, they have been living abroad now for more than 10 years. They are eager travelers and there is never a dull moment during their holidays. Also, they have friends all over the world. For this true outdoorsy family, the holidays are perfect moments to see friends and discover new places and countries.
“With a group of friends, composed of three families of six adults and six teenagers, Stephanie’s family planned to get together for a fun holiday during the summer. Iceland turned out to be an ideal destination, since it allowed them to discover a very different place from more traditional destinations in southern Europe. The group also loves the outdoors and wanted to enjoy the beautiful limitless sceneries offered by Iceland. Moreover, this is a country easy to discover in a one week trip and it is only a couple of hours away from Europe by air. It was not easy finding accommodation for such a big group during the high season in Iceland. Therefore, Stephanie, Frank and their friends decided to rent a house near Reykjavik. From this central point they discovered each day a different part of the country, living just like Icelanders. “
REYKJAVIK
3,5  hours from Europe / 5.5 h from US east coast
$400
RENTAL CAR
1250 km in 8 days
5 day trips
AVERAGE BUDGET PER PERSON
TOTAL BUDGET: $ 1280 pp/ excl food & activities
$ 620 / pp for 6 nights excl. food and activities
$ 260 / pp for 6 days – 4×4/7 seaters
$ 400 / pp roundtrip
 
 
ENCOUNTER OF ICE AND FIRE
Jokülsarlon icebergs
Pakgil canyon
Blue Lagoon colors
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Lodging and activities
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A snapshot


KEFLAVIK AIRPORT TO

MOSFELLSBAER
 

58 km/ 0h45
House rental
DAY 1: THE GOLD CIRCLE
TINGVELLIR-GULLFOSS
 

200 km / 3h
Golden Circle
DAY 2: REYKJANES PENINSULA
BLUE LAGOON – GRINDAVIK
 

150 km – 2h15
Blue Lagoon
DAY 3: VIK 

 

400 km / 6h Roundtrip
Stunning scenery
DAY 4: REYKJAVIK
-WHALES
 

30 km / 0h20
Reykjavik
DAY 5: JOKÜLSARLON
-SKAFTAFELL
 

800 km -10h Roundtrip
Glacial lagoon
DAY 6: MOSFELLSBAER

 

No trip – Home
Relax day

GOOD TO KNOW

  • The weather is not always great in the summer, it was cloudy most of the time with some rain and a very little bit of sun (we traveled in August). The average temperature is 14-15°C in summer, wear the right clothes..
  • Food is good and quite healthy. Eat local (fish and lamb).
  • We rented 4×4 wheel cars, seating for 7 persons. It allowed us to drive on some muddy roads and trails
  • On your next journey across the Atlantic, take advantage of the option to stop in Iceland for up to seven nights at no additional airfare. www.icelandair.com
  • For this trip, we travelled with a large group and therefore we decided to rent a big house to be able to stay at the same place. If we had travelled in a smaller group we would have stayed in a different place each day to avoid the back and forth day trip.
Photo @stephaniedecocker ©