The Perfect Travel Guide to Iceland
Iceland is like an other-worldly planet. If adventure is what you seek, look no further! Enjoy a road trip around the country at your own pace: waterfalls, glaciers, hot springs and hiking galore. With weather that can be unpredictable, you can experience all four seasons within one 24-hour period. With a huge culinary scene, you can spend all day hiking and exploring followed by a warm soak and a delicious meal. This is the perfect trip to take solo, with your partner, a family or even a group.
The Fora Difference
Book with Lauren to access exclusive perks and experiences on your trip.
Free upgrades, spa credits and more—we got you
Customized travel planning for your style
Expert advice from people who’ve actually been there
Where to stay in Iceland
Fosshotel Núpar is a sleek and comfortable hotel located in Vatnajökull, the world‘s largest glacier outside the Arctic.
Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon
Sleek panoramic accommodations that marry indoor and outdoor living and feature a wooden hot tub.
Minimalist Reykjavik hotel located on Reykjavik‘s main shopping street, Laugavegur, with a harmonious atmosphere.
Unlock perks by contacting Lauren to book your trip.
Things to do in Iceland
Blue Lagoon: Relax in the blue thermal waters of the infamous luxury hot springs Blue Lagoon.
Myvatn Nature Baths: Similar thermal waters to the Blue Lagoon, but this one is up North and less crowded.
Reykjavik: The capital city of Iceland is full of great food, street art and even a visit to the Harpa music hall.
Akureyri: The largest city up North in Iceland. However, it has a small and quaint feeling. During the winter months, take a dog sled ride or just visit and snuggle the pups.
Husavik: This is the furthest city up north and the whale watching capitol of the country.
Waterfalls: There are so many to visit! The top choices along the ring road (the main road around the entire country:) Gulfoss, Skogafoss, Seljalandsfos and Dettifoss.
Geysers: Visit the big geyser that erupts every 10 minutes, so you're not likely to ever miss it.
Skaftafell: Visit this national park and walk on a glacier.
Jokulsarlon Glacier Beach: Also known as diamond beach, this beach features icey blue waters with chunks of glacier and icebergs floating around. Take a boat ride through them!
Bjorbodin Beer Spa: Not only can you drink your weight in Icelandic brewed beer, you can bathe in it! Enjoy a soak in your own personal warm tub of beer with your own unlimited supply of beer (not the same beer you are soaking in!) finished with a warm bathroom and quick nap in the relaxation room.
Places to eat & drink in Iceland
Geysir Restaurant: A must-visit while visiting Geysir in Thingvellier Park.
Lebowski Bar: Come here for a fun atmosphere, amazing burgers and white Russian cocktails in Reykjavik.
Pilsur: Make sure to check out the infamous hotdog stands sprinkled throughout Reykjavik and Akureyri.
Restaurant Salka: Amazing food in Husavik. Try the langoustine!
Reykjavik Fish and Chips: The name speaks for itself. This restaurant makes the most delicious fish and chips I've ever had.
Bryna: Come here for Icelandic ice cream! I don't care how cold it is outside, this delicious ice cream shop that lets you choose your own toppings is a must visit in Iceland.
Need to Know
Get in touch with Lauren
Did you like this guide? Reach out to customize and book your own experience. Or, just to chat about travel in general.
You can normally expect a response from Lauren within a business day or so. You'll also be subscribed to our travel newsletter (you can unsubscribe at any time).