Iceland's Ring of Fire

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Tammy Kiefer

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  • Iceland

  • Reykjavik

  • Active Travel

  • International Travel

  • Adventure Travel

  • Sightseeing

  • Local Food

  • Outdoors

A church in Iceland
Curator’s statement

Iceland's Ring of Fire is located along the country's southern coast and is known for its diverse landscape of volcanic formations, lava fields, and geothermal wonders. It is a once-in-a-lifetime travel destination!

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Where to stay

Hótel Borg Reykjavik

Iceland’s first luxury hotel with an Art Deco vibe, set on a scenic square in the city center.

Ion Adventure Hotel Nesjavellir

An architectural gem and your base for exploring the lava fields of Thingvellir National Park.

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ION Adventure Hotel, Nesjavellir, a Member of Design Hotels

ION Adventure Hotel is a captivating retreat located in Nesjavellir, offering guests a thrilling experience amidst stunning landscapes, and it is part of the prestigious Design Hotels collection.

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Day 1: Reykjavik Exploration Day

A bridge over a lake with frozen parts.

Arrival in Reykjavik

Your adventure begins as you land in Iceland's charming capital city, Reykjavik. After settling into your accommodation, take a stroll around the city to explore its lively streets, colorful buildings, and vibrant culture. Make sure to try some of the local delicacies, such as the famous Icelandic hot dog and deliciously fresh seafood.

Day 2: Golden Circle Tour

Golden Circle is a popular route between 3 of Iceland's most visited attractions.

On your second day, embark on a day tour of the Golden Circle, a popular tourist route that takes you to three of the most famous sights in Iceland – Þingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area, and Gullfoss waterfall. Witness the breathtaking beauty of the national park, be amazed by the exploding geysers, and feel the power of the cascading waterfall.

Day 3: Reykjanes Peninsula Adventure

Reykjanes lighthouse is one of the tourist attraction in Iceland.

Start your day with a hearty breakfast as you prepare for a day of hiking on the Reykjanes Peninsula. This rugged landscape is dotted with lava fields, geothermal areas, and stunning coastal views. Don't miss out on a visit to the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa, where you can relax and rejuvenate in the warm, mineral-rich waters.

Day 4: Thórsmörk Super Jeep

Green valley with green mountains and partially cloudy sky.

Take a 4x4 Super Jeep tour to Thórsmörk Valley, a hidden gem in the south of Iceland. This remote area is filled with stunning views of glaciers, mountains, and colorful flora. You can go on a challenging hike, explore the area on a horseback riding tour, or simply enjoy a picnic surrounded by the breathtaking landscape."

Day 5: Glacier Hiking Expedition

Jökulsárlón is a glacier lagoon in Iceland.

On day five, get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime experience – glacier hiking in Skaftafell. Accompanied by experienced guides, you will trek through the ice formations, crevasses, and stunning ice caves of the Vatnajökull glacier, the largest glacier in Europe.

Day 6: South Coast Exploration

Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa in Iceland.

The southern coast of Iceland is known for its dramatic landscapes, including black sand beaches, towering cliffs, and hidden waterfalls. Take a day to explore this beautiful region, and don't miss a visit to Reynisfjara beach, with its unique basalt column formations and stunning views of the ocean.

Day 7: Landmannalaugar Wilderness

Waterfall with green fields around.

On your last day, venture into the rugged and wild Landmannalaugar region, known for its colorful rhyolite mountains, bubbling hot springs, and stunning hiking trails. You can take a dip in the hot springs, hike to the top of the mountains for panoramic views, or simply soak in the beauty of this remote and untouched area.

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Tammy Kiefer

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This guide is part of our ongoing series on travel to Iceland.