Iceland is my favourite country in the world. 

It’s the land of extremes. The land of fire and ice. And the land of adventure. 

I’ve been to Iceland several times now, including a solo trip around the ring road, and it never fails to blow me away. With powerful waterfalls, incredible scenery, volcanic landscapes, the Northern Lights, stunning glaciers and eerie black sand beaches, there really is nowhere else in the world like Iceland. 

I’m already planning my next trip back to Iceland and can’t wait to discover some hidden gems.

Below, you’ll find some resources to help you plan your dream trip to Iceland

If you’re not sure about visiting Iceland, I’ve answered the question ‘is Iceland worth visiting?’ Spoiler: it is! 

I am working hard to add more guides and resources to this post. Check back soon.



Best time of year to visit Iceland:

May – October: for a ring road road trip (and to see whales). 
October – March: to see the Northern Lights
July & August: for the midnight sun
January & February: a winter landscape

How long to spend in Iceland:

3 – 5 days in Iceland without car. Base yourself in Reykjavik 
7 days in Iceland to explore the South Coast
10+ days to see the full Icelandic ring road (recommended) 

Quick tips for Iceland: 

The currency is Icelandic Krona. Most places accept debit or card. 
The locals speak Icelandic, but English is widely spoke. 
Best best way to get around Iceland is by car or campervan.
If you don’t want to drive, base yourself in Reykjavik and do day tours

The best places to see in Iceland:

The Golden Circle
The South Coast
Stokksnes Beach
Lake Myvatn
Snaefellsnes Peninsula