We were ready to start our 10 days in Iceland road trip, doing the Iceland Ring Road by car.
“Pack your bags! Today is the day we are leaving to Iceland!” this was my first thought when I woke up on that day. The long-awaited trip to Iceland was about to start!
If, like me, you are asking yourself “when is the best time to visit Iceland?” Well… it always is, depending on what you plan to see and why you visit.
So the best time to visit Ice land might be late autumn or in spring if you wish to do the Iceland ring road. The summer is also a nice time if you wish to see the puffins. Best time to visit Iceland for northern lights is from October to February or March since the nights are longer so you have better chances to see the northern lights iceland.
We planned to go on the [mks_highlight color=”#ff967c”]Ring Road[/mks_highlight] and [mks_highlight color=”#ff967c”]Golden Circle[/mks_highlight]. We first rented a car and then we meticulously planned our 10 days trip. If you are curious to find out more about the car rental company we used please read more about it here: Car Rental Iceland Airport.
“Let the Iceland adventure begin!”
We started our 10 days in Iceland adventure by doing the Ring Road clockwise. The landscape is very beautiful and as a plus, most of the places to see are found on the right side of the driver, so the passenger next to the driver have very nice views.
I have an advice for you: Before you hit the Iceland Ring Road by car check the national weather site and the road condition. There might be close roads or workings and if you know where the road is closed you can avoid all kind of limited situations and other possible problems and have more time to relax while on holiday.
If you are looking for a personalized Iceland Ring Road itinerary, for a guide to Iceland and more information or advice, do not hesitate to comment below or contact using our contact page. We’ll be more than happy to help you.
If you are curious to read what we did each day, where we ate and what we visited you can read more about our guide to island using the links below.
We planned our 10 days in Iceland Ring Road trip as follows:
- Day 1 – Iceland Ring Road here we come! – arrive in Reykjavik and shop for supplies
- Day 2 – From Reykjavik to Laugarbakki tour in West Iceland.
- Day 3 – Laugarbakki – Akureyri
- Day 4 – Akureyri – Myvatn Lake
- Day 5 – Myvatn Lake – Egilsstadir
- Day 6 – Egilsstadir – Hofn
- Day 7 – Hofn – Skogafoss
- Day 8 – Skogafoss – Reykjavik (Golden Circle)
- Day 9 – Reykjavik
- Day 10 – Blue Lagoon and fly back home
If you are asking yourself "when is the best time to visit Iceland?", for us best time to go to Iceland was in October. We chose October for our trip because it is cheaper, the days are longer and it is less crowded.