With one week in Iceland, you can uncover the country's spectacular landscapes and accommodations. Reykjavík is an excellent base to explore the Golden Circle and the southern coast, while the remote Kirkjubæjarklaustur region calls to adrenaline seekers. If you're traveling in winter, dogsledding and Super Jeep adventures introduce you to frosted landscapes. Or, for a relaxing itinerary, split your time between geothermal spas and scenic helicopter rides.

Itinerary #1: Luxury Spas, Helicopters & Glaciers in West Iceland

Delight in fine dining, rejuvenating spas, and exciting excursions on this one-week luxury trip in West Iceland. Starting with a three-night stay at the Blue Lagoon's lavish accommodation, you'll explore Reykjavík and the Golden Circle alongside private guides and unwind in geothermal waters. Then, spend the second half of your journey zipping to Snæfellsnes Peninsula and Westfjords onboard a helicopter and partaking in a premium heli-skiing adventure.

Relax in your volcanic hot tub in the remote wilderness (photo courtesy of Eldar Lodge)
Relax in your volcanic hot tub in the remote wilderness (photo courtesy of Eldar Lodge)
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Keflavík, Transfer to The Retreat at Blue Lagoon  Reykjanes Peninsula
Day 2 Reykjavík Guided Tour, Dinner at Lava Restaurant Reykjanes Peninsula
Day 3 Tour the Golden Circle, Snowmobile Experience (Optional) Reykjanes Peninsula
Day 4 Transfer to Eldar Lodge, Highlands & Glacier Lagoon Helicopter Excursion Bláskógabyggð
Day 5 Helicopter Excursion to Snæfellsnes Peninsula & Westfjords Bláskógabyggð
Day 6 Tröllaskagi Peninsula Heli-Skiing Adventure Bláskógabyggð
Day 7 Transfer to Keflavík, Depart  

Welcome to Iceland! Your luxury yet thrilling journey begins with a three-night stay at The Retreat, Iceland's famous Blue Lagoon Spa. Upon arrival, drop your bags and refresh in your refined suite, then spend the rest of the day rejuvenating in geothermal waters and dining at the acclaimed Moss Restaurant. Pick up the pace the following day through a private tour of Reykjavík, which includes the towering Hallgrímskirkja church and museums of your interest. Next, after another decadent dinner and overnight, embark on a driving excursion of the Golden Circle, featuring waterfalls, geysers, and glaciers.

The second leg of your journey brings you deeper into nature-surrounded luxury, with the private Eldar Lodge serving as your base. It's the perfect place to unwind between activities, tucked in Bláskógabyggð's serene woodlands and featuring a private chef. Speaking of which, a private helicopter ride over the Golden Circle kicks things off, then hop back onboard the following morning for a spectacular ride over and to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Two helicopter rides are hardly enough, so before wrapping up your trip, gear up for an epic heli-skiing adventure on the Tröllaskagi Peninsula. Learn more

Itinerary #2: Luxury Highlights of South & West Iceland

This luxury-infused escape is perfect for first-time visitors to Iceland eager to uncover highlights and hidden gems. Using premium accommodations in Reykjavík and the lesser-visited town of Húsafell as your bases, you can look forward to limited travel time and numerous opportunities to explore South and West Iceland. Helicopter over volcanic landscapes, 4WD around the mighty Kötlujökull glacier, check out the wonders of Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and between, enjoy top-notch dining and spa sessions.

Stand behind the famous Seljalandfoss waterfall in Iceland's captivating south
Stand behind the famous Seljalandfoss waterfall in Iceland's captivating south
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Reykjavík, Þríhnúkagígur Volcano Helicopter Trip, Blue Lagoon Spa Reykjavík
Day 2 Golden Circle Highlights Tour, Farm-to-Table Lunch, Dinner at ÓX Reykjavík
Day 3 South Iceland Highlights Tour, 4WD Glacier Adventure, Dinner at Dill Reykjavík
Day 4 Whale Watching Yacht Cruise, Foodie Tour of Reykjavík Reykjavík
Day 5 Transfer to Húsafell, Víðgelmir Lava Cave, Húsafell Canyon Baths  Húsafell
Day 6 Snæfellsnes Peninsula Highlights Tour  Húsafell
Day 7 Luxury Sky Lagoon Spa Experience, Transfer to Keflavík, Depart  

As Iceland's capital, Reykjavík is the perfect place to get to know the country's fascinating culture while conquering a range of activities, and with four days here based at The Reykjavík Edition, you'll also be spoiled with lavish amenities. First on your agenda is a scenic helicopter trip to the dormant Þríhnúkagígur volcano, followed by a relaxing afternoon at the Blue Lagoon Spa. Then, embark on two days of driving tours, the first around the Golden Circle's highlights and the second along Iceland's south coast. After each, refuel over dinners at Michelin-starred restaurants, ÓX and Dill

Day 4 in Reykjavík promises to be equally fascinating, with a morning whale watching cruise on the agenda, followed by an indulgent foodie tour. Afterward, settle in for a scenic transfer to Húsafell, located within the overlooked Borgarfjörður district. Your home here is the elegant Fosshótel Reykholt. When you're not lazing in your spacious room or dining at the on-site restaurant, you'll be off discovering Snæfellsnes Peninsula's lava fields, tiny villages, and towering mountains. Additionally, pause at the luxurious Sky Lagoon geothermal spa before catching your onward flight. Learn more

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Itinerary #3: Luxury Winter Adventures & Hot Springs in Iceland

Combining the freedom of a rental car with the ease of guided excursions, this luxury winter adventure promises to introduce you to Iceland's culture, traditions, and nature and rejuvenate you. Discover Mother Nature's raw power and beauty while gliding behind a team of sled dogs, chase the northern lights onboard a Super Jeep, and uncover the dramatic volcanic landscapes of Snæfellsnes Peninsula. In between, decadent spa visits, fine dining experiences, and overnights at premium accommodations ensure touches of luxury are ever-present.

You'll find plenty of opportunities to see the aurora borealis on your trip to Iceland (photo courtesy of Panorama Glass Lodges)
You'll find plenty of opportunities to see the aurora borealis on your trip (photo courtesy of Panorama Glass Lodges)
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Keflavík, Relax at The Retreat Spa, Northern Lights Super Jeep Tour Reykjavík
Day 2 Cultural Discovery & Stand-Up Comedy in Reykjavík Reykjavík
Day 3 Drive to the Golden Circle, Overnight Glass Lodge Experience Golden Circle
Day 4 Drive to Húsafell via Dogsledding Adventures, Langjökull Glacier Tour Húsafell
Day 5 Explore the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Húsafell Canyon Baths  Húsafell
Day 6 Drive to Reykjavík, City Food Tour, Sky Lagoon Spa Experience Reykjavík
Day 7 Discover the Reykjanes Peninsula, Depart  

Upon collecting your rental car at Keflavík airport, your journey begins with a restorative visit to the Blue Lagoon Spa, followed by a thrilling northern lights Super Jeep excursion. Then, after an overnight at the sleek The Reykjavík Edition, you'll delve into the country's layered culture through a self-guided city tour and an amusing comedy show at the Harpa Concert Hall. Of course, there's plenty more country to explore, so on the morning of Day 3, settle in for a drive along the Golden Circle to the tiny village of Hella. En route, pause in Þingvellir National Park and at the steamy Secret Lagoon.

Your home in Hella is the exclusive Panorama Glass Lodges, and thanks to your spacious room, you'll wake refreshed and ready to tackle a serene sleddog experience. In addition, pause to explore Langjökull glacier before unwinding at the opulent Hotel Húsafell. The following morning, hop back behind the wheel for an immersive self-drive adventure around the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, complete with stops at black sand beaches, volcanic craters, and the solitary Húsafell Canyon Baths. Then, return to Reykjavík, where an indulgent food tour and Sky Lagoon spa experience round off your trip in style. Learn more

Itinerary #4: Adrenaline-Filled Luxury in Iceland: Rafting, Caving & Ice Climbing Adventures

Crafted especially for those seeking adrenaline-filled experiences in stunning settings, this adventurous weeklong itinerary features the renowned landscapes of southern Iceland. Raft through the canyons of the Hvítá River, hike atop Sólheimajökull glacier, glide around icebergs in Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and learn the ropes of ice climbing in Reykjavík. Between, refuel over hearty Icelandic feasts and spend nights at premium accommodations.

Experience natural wonders like Skógafoss on this adventure-filled luxury trip
Experience natural wonders like Skógafoss on this adventure-filled luxury trip
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Reykjavík, Relax at The Retreat Spa, Icelandic Culinary Adventure Reykjavík
Day 2 Transfer to the Golden Circle, Gullfoss Canyon Rafting, Viking Feast Golden Circle
Day 3 Transfer to Kirkjubæjarklaustur via South Coast Waterfalls, Ice Climbing Kirkjubæjarklaustur
Day 4 Jökulsárlón Lagoon Tour & Zodiac Excursion, Dinner at Kjarr Restaurant Kirkjubæjarklaustur
Day 5 Kötlujökull Glacier Tour & Caving, Transfer to Reykjavík, Sky Lagoon Spa Reykjavík
Day 6 Guided Rock Climbing Experience, Dinner at ÓX Reykjavík
Day 7 Explore Reykjavík at Leisure, Depart  

Your trip begins with an energizing overnight at The Retreat, where you'll soak in the geothermal Blue Lagoon Spa and enjoy dinner at Lava Restaurant. Pick up the pace the following day with a driving tour along the iconic Golden Circle to Hella, complete with a thrilling rafting adventure along the Hvítá River. Then, after a sumptuous Viking feast and an overnight at Hotel Rangá, continue south to remote Kirkjubæjarklaustur. Along the way, pause to explore the southern coast's rugged landscapes, including the waterfalls of Gljúfrabúi and Skógafoss, and conquer a Sólheimajökull glacier ice-climbing excursion. 

There's plenty more to explore in southern Iceland. Between overnights in a luxury cabin in Hrifunes Nature Park, you'll tackle a hike to Svartifoss waterfall and a thrilling Zodiac boat tour. In addition, explore Kötlujökull glacier by Super Jeep before journeying back to Reykjavík. En route, pause to witness cascading waterfalls and refresh at the award-winning Sky Lagoon. Then, once back in the capital city, join a private instructor for a rock climbing excursion and reward yourself over dinner at ÓX. Lastly, spend a leisurely morning checking out Reykjavík's highlights prior to catching your onward flight. Learn more

Itinerary #5: Luxury Icelandic Spa Retreat: Reykjavík & the Golden Circle

Uncover Iceland's volcanic landscapes, inviting spas, and upscale accommodations on this slower-paced luxury retreat. With two nights in Reykjavík at the beginning and end of your adventure, you'll have unhurried time to unwind in geothermal waters and discover Hellisheiði plateau and the Þríhnúkar volcano by helicopter. You'll also travel along Iceland's southern coast for introductions to majestic waterfalls and otherworldly lava fields.

Luxuriate in Iceland's first-class geothermal spas (photo courtesy of The Retreat at Blue Lagoon)
Luxuriate in Iceland's first-class geothermal spas (photo courtesy of The Retreat at Blue Lagoon)
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Reykjavík, Sky Lagoon Experience, Dinner at ÓX Reykjavík
Day 2 Scenic Helicopter Flight, Tour of Reykjavík, Dinner at Dill Reykjavík
Day 3 Drive to Selfoss & the Golden Circle, Farm-to-Table Lunch, Glacier Snowmobiling Selfoss
Day 4 All-Day Super Jeep Tour to Landmannalaugar, Hot Springs Experience Selfoss
Day 5 South Iceland Highlights Tour, Return to Reykjavík, Relax at the Blue Lagoon Reykjavík
Day 6 Þríhnúkagígur Volcano Helicopter Trip, Blue Lagoon Spa Treatments Reykjavík
Day 7 Explore the Reykjanes Peninsula, Depart   

Upon leaving the Keflavík airport, your trip gets off to a serene start with a session at the Sky Lagoon spa and dinner at ÓX restaurant. Then, after an overnight at the elegant The Reykjavík Edition, board a helicopter for a ride above Hellisheiði plateau's volcanic landscapes. Once back on land, take the afternoon to uncover city highlights and enjoy dinner at the Michelin-starred Dill restaurant. The next portion of your journey features the dramatic landscapes of the Golden Circle, and with Selfoss' Scandi-chic Hotel Grímsborgir serving as your base, you'll have plenty of time to relax between outings.

Throughout your time in the Golden Circle, snowmobile and Super Jeep amid the slopes of Mýrdalsjökull glacier and discover the rejuvenating Landmannalaugar hot springs. Then, spend a morning admiring the mighty waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss, Gljúfrabúi, and Skógafoss before venturing back west. Your final destination is The Retreat at the Blue Lagoon Spa, and when you're not unwinding in its geothermal waters, explore the dormant Þríhnúkar volcano by helicopter and on foot. Lastly, squeeze in a self-drive sightseeing excursion along the Reykjanes Peninsula en route to your departing flight. Learn more

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Map of 1 Week in Iceland - 5 Luxury Itinerary Ideas
Map of 1 Week in Iceland - 5 Luxury Itinerary Ideas