Glacier Lagoons Iceland, Vatnajokull National Park - Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon in south east Iceland

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5 Day Iceland Itinerary | Self Drive



5 Days

Type of Itinerary

Self Drive




Summer, Winter, Spring, Autumn

Minimum age

No minimum age



Starts from

Keflavik Airport

Ends at

Keflavik Airport



Iceland for 5 Days - Golden Circle, South Coast & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Are you having a hard time planning your trip to Iceland? 

How much can be done in one day? 

How much time should I plan to stop at each place?

How long does it take to get from one place to another?

Are you feeling overwhelmed with planning your Iceland itinerary and just want a stress free Iceland trip? 

That’s why we created our itineraries made just for you! 

This itinerary is created and tested by local experts who are raised in Iceland and have been traveling around the country for years. 

There are so many things you can do in Iceland and everything just looks so beautiful and interesting. It can be hard to figure out what you can skip and what you can absolutely not skip. We have heard so many stories from travelers who arrive to Iceland with no plan and are just going to explore as they go. Then they start seeing beautiful attractions on every corner. They want to stop the car every 5 minutes to take in the views or snap that perfect photo. 

And it takes a lot of time to plan a trip to Iceland, especially if you want to make sure that you are not missing out on the best attractions, or the best hidden gems. But we have already done all the work for you! 

This 5 day Iceland itinerary is perfect for anyone visiting Iceland for 5 days. We will make sure that you make the most of your 5 days in Iceland!

Information on Itinerary

Duration: 5 Days / 6 Nights

Season: This itinerary is perfect for any time of the year. 

Distance: 1,048 kilometers / 651 miles

Highlights of itinerary


  • Detailed itinerary for each day of your trip. 
  • Pre-trip checklist.
  • Pro Tips from locals to make your stay in Iceland even more memorable and affordable. 
  • Packing List.
  • Interactive map that includes:
    • Main sights for each day
    • Hidden gems and other locations that will be on your way

not Included

  • Vehicle – you can access everything in this itinerary with a 2wd vehicle. 
  • Accommodation. You will receive recommendations for different kind of accommodation for each night of your trip. 
  • Guided tours. We suggest guided tours and activities in the itinerary to make your stay in Iceland extra special. 
  • Fuel. 
  • Food & drink.

Duration: 5 Days / 6 Nights

Season: This itinerary is perfect for any time of the year. 

Distance: 1,048 kilometers / 651 miles

On this 5 Day Trip to Iceland you will be exploring some magnificent locations that will take your breath away. This Iceland Itinerary will take you to the Golden Circle and along the South Coast of Iceland all the way to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and the Diamond Beach. This 5 Day Iceland Itinerary is perfect for you if you want to take your first day in Iceland slowly, explore Iceland full on for 3 days and end your last day with a relaxation in the Blue Lagoon before you head back to the airport. It does not really matter what time you are arriving in Iceland, the first day will fit perfectly if you arrive early in the morning or late in the evening since you will be exploring Reykjavik, the capital city of Iceland, on your first day.

Your Itinerary - Iceland for 5 Days - Classic Edition

Day 1

This Iceland Itinerary starts on the day of your arrival to Iceland. You will be spending your first day in Reykjavik. Reykjavik is the Capital City of Iceland, and actually the only city in Iceland. 2/3 of the population lives in Reykjavik and the surrounding area. Iceland is among the cleanest, greenest and safest cities in the world. Reykjavik offers many interesting tourist attractions in the city. We recommend that you walk around Reykjavik, grab something to eat at some of the great restaurants that you can find in the city and get to know the city of Reykjavik and its people.

If you purchase the Detailed Itinerary Package you will get details on what to explore in Reykjavik, Breakfast / Brunch Guide in Reykjavik, Restaurant Guide in Reykjavik and Accommodation Guide where you can find hotels and guesthouses that we recommend when staying in Reykjavik.  

Day 2

On day 2 the adventure will begin. On this day you will be exploring the Golden Circle of Iceland. The Golden Circle is the most popular traveling route in Iceland. And no wonder why. On this route you will see some of the most magnificent attractions in Iceland. The top attractions of the Golden Circle are Thingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss waterfall. This is what almost every traveler that visitis Iceland explores.

In the Detailed Itinerary Package we will recommend 9 stops to make that day. This includes the most popular attractions like mentioned above, but also some of our favorite less visited spots. A Hot Spring visit, more waterfalls and unique restaurants will be on the plan for the day.

Day 3

We will start our day early on day 3 because you will have a lot to explore on this day. This day will take you all the way to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and the Diamond Beach in South East Iceland. Day 3 includes some of our favorite locations in Iceland and we can promise you that you are going to remeber the sightings forever. Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon is by many thought to be the most beautiful location in Iceland. Massive icebergs drop from Vatnajokull Glacier and into the lagoon where they float around. It is simply a place that you can not miss on your visit! Next to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon is the Diamond Beach, a favorite place of many travelers. The Diamond Beach has black volcanic sand. The icebergs from the glacier lagoon float from the lagoon and into the sea. From there they come up to land on the Diamond Beach which means that you can see icebergs all around the Diamond Beach. It is a very unique sighting. Other interesting locations of the day are Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, Skógafoss waterfall, Vík village and Skaftafell National Park. All those location are considered to be among the top locations in Iceland.

Day 4

Day 4 will be your last full day of exploring, but we have a lot to see on this day. On this day you will be exploring some of the most popular attractions in South Iceland. Seljalandsfoss waterfall and Reynisfjara black sand beach are the most popular attractions of the day but we have also included some other locations that are our favorite but less visited by travelers. This includes a hidden lava cave, volcanic crater and some more waterfalls.

You will end the day in Reykjavik where you can visit one of the unique restaurants in the city. Read through the Reykjavik Restaurant Guide that is included in the Detailed Itinerary Package and choose something that interests you. You will be having a great time exploring the city of Reykjavik during the evening. Walk around the old town, have a great dinner and enjoy the Icelandic atmosphere.

Day 5

Your last day in Iceland. If you have an early flight you should get up and go to the airport. But if you are leaving later in the day, take your time to enjoy the morning. Check out our Breakfast & Brunch Guide in Reykjavik, grab something to eat and get ready to leave Reykjavik. Your destination of the day will be the Blue Lagoon where you can realx and enjoy more natural wonders of Iceland before your flight home.

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