Iceland

A 7-day travel itinerary, travelling in June

Iceland is epic. 

So long waiting on my bucketlist. We’ve finally made it in June 2019.

Right after we arrived I was perplexed. It was midnight and it was still bright outside. The sun was setting slowly and magnificently. I love these kinds of magic and colours painted by the sun in the sky.

I was already bought.

Afterwards, we rent a car and drove through the land that looked liked Mars. The scenery was as magical as the sundown that we saw. These feelings remained with us during the whole trip. We were constantly astonished, looking through the window with delight.

Here are my carefuly crafted memories. I hope you’ll enjoy!

I also decided to put in a few details and tips regarding accommodation.

On the road.

Our 7-Days road trip itinerary through Iceland

Below this paragraph, you will find our initial plan drafted in our favourite app before the trip. More or less we were following the mentioned schedule because we had to be in the exact place on the exact time in order make it round the island. We’ve planned to stay at the camping sites more frequently during the trip but due to us recovering from flu, we had to change plans a bit. We visited several guesthouses that turned up to be a great experience. We’ve chosen places with a perfect, Icelandic vibe and splendid scenery. I’ve listed them at the end of this post. Highly recommended.

Day 1
Reykavik ⇒ Reykjadalur Hotsprings Thermal River ⇒ Seljalandsfoss waterfall ⇒ Seljavallalaug Swimming Pool ⇒ Solheimasandur Plain Wreck ⇒ Vik Camping + Dyrholaey + Reynisfjara Beach
Day 2
Vik Camping ⇒ Fjaorargljufur ⇒ Kirkjubaejarklaustur ⇒ Sfartifos (waterfall) ⇒ Svinafellsjokull (glacier) ⇒ Diamond Beach + lake ⇒ Hofn camping)
Day 3
Hofn → Blabjorg guesthouse
Day 4
Blabjorg guesthouse ⇒ Husavik (reportage ⇒ Hamrar camping
Day 5
Hamrar Camping ⇒ Grjotagla cave ⇒ Godafoss falls ⇒ Holmavik (alt for Husavik)
Day 6
⇒ Barnafoss vs. Snaefells hotsprings ⇒ Hellissandur Camping (night)
Day 7
Snaefells ⇒ Blue Lagoon ⇒ flight

The plan is not a very specific one because we love to be surprised and we are flexible to change the trip program. You can find a map with all the details attached.

Seljalandsfoss waterfall
Somewhere on the road. Grabbed a filtered coffee served by a nice lady. Worth checking out.
The Sólheimarsandur airplane wreck.
Bra fence in South of Iceland. (between Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls).
A lighthouse.
Búðakirkja.

Places worth to stay in Iceland – our accomodation

  • Vik Camping – Bathrooms have been renovated so everything was very clean, warm and pleasant. There was a big dining room, where we could get warm water and cook our pasta.
  • Lilja guesthouse – Cozy rooms that offer mountain view in South-Eastern Iceland, friendly staff and decent breakfast (amazing oatmeal). It’s was a clean and well-maintained place. We were really happy that we stayed there after the night under the tent.
  • Blabjorgs GuestHouse – You could start doubting driving to this place thinking if it even exists as the road seemed to have no end. As, usual we were thinking that it’s just a normal guest house but we couldn’t be more surprised. Rooms were rather regular then perfect but you will definitely enjoy the views from this hostel and its SPA facilities. Good value for money.
  • An apartment in Stykkishólmur – Again, we underestimated this place while we were booking. It was a gorgeous house with clean rooms, a beautiful salon, with jacuzzi outside. We regret that we couldn’t stay here longer.

The rest of our accommodation was rather average and simply not worth to highlight. Sometimes the ad mentioned a mountain view whereas the view was more of a joke than a view which, sadly, happened to us at the end of our journey 😉

A view from the tent on our car. – Vik Camping

We’ve rent a car from a Polish company and we highly recommend you rent with them. A Dacia Logan with a tent and supporting equipment served us very well along the trip.

A view from our room in Lilja’s guesthouse. I’ve seen sheep walking around in the morning near the window. <3
Hallway in Lilja’s guesthouse. Nice place to read the book or simply enjoy this amazing scenery.
Mystery view on the mountais in Blabjorg’s guesthouse. Captured from the kitchen.
A SPA complex in Blabjorg’s guesthouse.
Living room where we chilled at our Airbnb place.

All photos of me were taken by Marcin Konkel. I highly recommend his STORIES.