By Michelle Yastremsky
There’s no one way to visit Iceland. Whether you’re planning a guided journey full of local-guided tours and insider secrets, or want to rent a car and embark on your own adventure, your Iceland vacation will be one you won’t ever forget.
Here are four different types of vacation you can take in Iceland; now what are you waiting for? The Land of Fire & Ice is calling!
Rent a Car
Fly into Iceland, grab a car, and start your adventure! This is great for those looking to explore destinations off the beaten path, plus you’ll have the flexibility to make as many stops as you choose. See that pack of wild Icelandic horses on the path? Pull over and take a selfie! The best part about driving through Iceland is that you can follow one main road and hit most of the highlights; Iceland's Ring Road encircles the entire country, and many of the scenic wonders are just a few minutes off the main highway (Route 1).
City Break with Tours
Limited on time? You can still see the highlights, even with as few as three days! Enjoy a stay in Reykjavik city; spend a day exploring the city, then enjoy a tour of the Golden Circle, where you’ll visit waterfalls, geysers, and more. On your way to or from the airport, make a stop at the postcard-worthy Blue Lagoon. Bucket list - check!
Or you can embark on a cruise including some serious whale watching. The best time to see whales in Iceland is from April to October, but whale watching tours from Reykjavik are operated year-round.
Iceland is much bigger than it seems. If you’re not sure where to start or what to see, an escorted Iceland vacation may be the right choice for you. With every detail planned and organized for you, all that’s left for you to do is enjoy.