This Nordic island nation of Iceland provides one of the most beautiful destinations for adventuresome honeymooners.– Sujay Dive
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- GUIDE TO : THE ULTIMATE 7 DAY ICELAND HONEYMOON ITINERARY
- DAY 1: Reykjavik
- CAR RENTAL
- MUST VISIT EATERIES - Reykjavik
- Where To Stay -Reykjavik
- DAY 2: The Golden Circle - (en route to Vík)
- MUST VISIT EATERIES - VIK
- WHERE TO STAY @ VIK
- Day 3: Black Sand Beaches, Glaciers, & Icebergs (en route to Höfn)
- MUST VISIT EATERIES - Höfn
- WHERE TO STAY @ Höfn
- Day 4: East Fjords & Fishing Villages (en route to Lake Mývatn)
- MUST VISIT EATERIES - Mývatn
- Day 5: Akureyri, "The Capital of the North"
- MUST VISIT EATERIES - Akureyri
- WHERE TO STAY @ Akureyri
- Day 6: Farm Animals, Seals, & West Fjords (en route to Stykkisholmur)
- MUST VISIT EATERIES - Stykkisholmur
- WHERE TO STAY @ Stykkisholmur
- Day 7: The Blue Lagoon (en route to Reykjavik)
- MUST VISIT EATERIES - The Blue Lagoon
- WHERE TO STAY @ The Blue Lagoon
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GUIDE TO : THE ULTIMATE 7 DAY ICELAND HONEYMOON ITINERARY
Iceland at its best, and we’ve compiled the perfect 7 day trip for thrill-seeking newlyweds to see and do it all. Picturise a country-wide road trip through isolated panoramas, filled with adventurous days exploring impressive natural wonders, and romantic Northern Lights in quaint countryside accommodations.
Ring Road drives throughout the entire perimeter of Iceland. On this road there are fantastic eateries, scooting waterfalls, lava formations, hot springs, ice glaciers, cosy cabins, seemingly out-of-this-world photo opportunities, and plenty more natural wonders. Iceland is short on public transport, so we recommend driving Ring Road to explore the entire country.
DAY 1: Reykjavik
The capital of Reykjavik is a short drive from the airport and makes for a great origin point. Take some time to decompress from your flight and check in to your accommodation before exploring this colourful and walkable capital city.
Later, head toward Hallgrimskirkja Church and largest church in the country) to snap photos of the wonderful city from the church’s observation area. Note any special streets you want to explore, and then get back in the grid. Gear up on some Icelandic apparel in any of the outdoor shops along Skólavödustígur and Laugavegur streets, then visit the beautiful Harpa Concert Hall for a tour. Later enjoy the evening relaxing at your hotel.
Rent a car in advance, equip it with GPS, and add on a 4G mobile hotspot to stay connected if necessary. You’ll enjoy the varying Icelandic landscape and many scenic main towns and villages along the way any time of year, but a special bonus if you travel between September-April to catch the rolling Aurora Borealis light show. Pack up, strap in, and prepare to tour through the land of fire and ice.
MUST VISIT EATERIES – Reykjavik
• Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur: Famous for snacking while you sight-see. You can grab a hot dog from this world-famous station – made famous after Mr Bill Clinton visited here. A hot dog is essentially an Icelandic national dish.
• Lækjarbrekka: This iconic and historic building built in 1834. Has a classic Icelandic restaurant that serves fine Scandinavian cuisine like lobster, fresh catch of the day, mountain lamb and more.
Where To Stay –Reykjavik
Canopy by Hilton: A centrally located Hotel in Reykjavik, the Canopy is tastefully designed highlighting the Icelandic landscape and community like volcanic rock and oceanic colours throughout, music boxes that play folksongs, and locally engaged art along the walls. Guests are greeted with mythical treats, bicycles are available to speed up your street explorations, and a grand breakfast fuels you well for the day.
DAY 2: The Golden Circle – (en route to Vík)
Start early and hit the road for Southern Iceland’s “Golden Circle,” a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Boasts of the nation’s biggest natural attraction of geysers, parks, waterfalls and surreal sights.
Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park, steeped into the historical importance is your first stop, before continuing to the Haukadalur geothermal area, home to the great Strokkur Geyser which erupts every 8 minutes.
The renowned Gullfoss waterfall awaits ahead, as do the graceful Seljalandsfoss falls, which you can walk right behind for a distinctive view.
The Golden Circle is meant for drifting between natural wonders, and as such, it’s only suitable that Icelandic horses sporadically cheer you on along the route.
MUST VISIT EATERIES – VIK
Friðheimar: Paradise for tomato lovers – this family affair combines horses and horticulture to feed the mind and body. Their hydroponically grown tomatoes adorn the entire space, and between exhibitions, horse shows, and that lovely tomato soup, we recommend a stop in for lunch.
• Sudur Vik: Quickly becoming the locals’ favourite spot, this beautiful house on a hill serves local food as well as Thai fare with mountain and sea views outside. Conveniently located in the picturesque town of Vík.
WHERE TO STAY @ VIK
Make a Reservation at Volcano Hotel: Half ultra-modern B&B and half honeymoon-worthy roadside hotel, this family-operated accommodation will give you comfort after a busy day: a comfy bed, special attention, and a posh bathroom. Rewarding floor-to-ceiling windows with ocean views can mesmerize you in their Superior room and you will feel that you are on your honeymoon trip.
Day 3: Black Sand Beaches, Glaciers, & Icebergs (en route to Höfn)
A 5-hour drive leaves you from the next stop. Thankfully, gorgeous black sand beaches, miles of moss-lined lava fields, and the varied and enormous Skaftatell National Park (Iceland’s largest) are scattered betwixt. Join a glacier tour, or utilize the Visitor Center for some learning on self-guided hikes to move through this vast natural wonder. Later on, be sure to stop at the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, famous for its scene of hovering icebergs. Photographs are a must at this point.
MUST VISIT EATERIES – Höfn
Pakkhús: Facing the Höfn harbour, this two-story warehouse is named after the very boat that brings in its daily catches. The menu is all first class and features star local dishes like Icelandic lobster, lamb, and duck. For dessert, the Skyr volcano is a testament to both Iceland’s volcanic origins and the kitchen’s creativity need not be missed.
WHERE TO STAY @ Höfn
Make a Reservation at Fosshotel Vatnajökull: Fosshotel is an Icelandic hotel brand, and their Höfn location -named after the majestic glacier – provides all of the amenities you need for a great night’s layover. Of particular note are the property’s picturesque views of the world outside, and its sequestered location, perfect for a cosy night after long explorations.
Day 4: East Fjords & Fishing Villages (en route to Lake Mývatn)
Travelling Northeast through the mountains, today’s view from your car’s windshield will be filled with dead volcanoes, spectacular fjords, colourful angling villages, and lunar-like pseudo-craters. You’ll pass through small towns like Djupivogur and Egilsstaðir, perfect pit stops before climbing the scary roads up towards Dimmuborgir.
A stone labyrinth believed in Icelandic folklore to bridge earth and hell. Ironically, it is quite beautiful – albeit in a dark way. Boiling mud pools await at the colourful Námaskarð pass, and flocks of puffins and other birdlife will likely greet you upon entering euphoric Lake Mývatn, Keeping your eyes peeled on the night sky, this is one of the best spots for stargazing and Northern Lights viewing in the entire country.
MUST VISIT EATERIES – Mývatn
Kaffi Borgir: Located atop a ridge and facing the Dimmuborgir lava field, this cafe and souvenir shop combo serves fresh local catches like trout and salmon, along with hearty sandwiches and vegan dishes in an indoor/outdoor terrace with extensive views of Lake Mývatn. We particularly love their afternoon soup and bread buffet.
Vogafjós: Farm-to-plate food served in an actual old cowshed, this restaurant brings its diners one step closer to the natural foods “you are what you eat” mentality, allowing guests into its cowshed where they can caress the calves and try fresh milk. Famous for their Geysir rye bread which is baked in their geothermal grounds – plates like a raw smoked lamb, arctic char and homemade mozzarella should please your belly very well.
Day 5: Akureyri, “The Capital of the North”
Now a few days of road travel and nature photography, it will be a refreshing welcome back into a big city. Akureyri is the largest city outside of Reykjavik and brims with historical importance and colourful shops. Visit any of the city’s number of museums and art galleries to brush up on Icelandic culture. Adrenaline junkies can hit the slopes of Iceland’s ski capital, Hlíðarfjall, hike or mountain bike through the 1 million+ trees in Kjarnaskógur, go horseback riding, whitewater rafting, or even whale watching.
MUST VISIT EATERIES – Akureyri
Brynja: All that adventure in Akureyri will build up quite an appetite. Satisfy your sweet tooth and replenish those burnt calories in this traditional ice cream parlour. A local town treasure, Brynja is judged to be the best in all of Iceland, and the trick is that the homemade ice cream is made with milk, not cream.
Rub 23: The dining room and menu to match this downtown restaurant are incredibly swanky and worthy of your visit. Concentrating on fresh fish and meats, this is one of your best chances to combine Icelandic food with Asian preparation. Pick from a variety of herbs for each entree, and take advantage of their tasting menu.
WHERE TO STAY @ Akureyri
Make a Reservation at Icelandair Akureyri: Big city service and style meets elegance, countryside comfort in this centrally-located hotel. Guest rooms are bright, airy, and filled with fjord and mountain views. Outside, the cosy hotel garden and fireplace grounds make for a great spot to kick back and relax, and the town’s public geothermal pools are just across the street.
Day 6: Farm Animals, Seals, & West Fjords (en route to Stykkisholmur)
Keep the action going if you didn’t get enough of yesterday’s actions, but when you’re back on the road, be sure to stop into some of the local farms of Skagafjörður. Learn about and play with the goats, horses and sheep that roam the land, involve in wool-making workshops, pick up some genuine Icelandic mementoes made from natural materials found across the farms, and grab some grub for a picnic. An hour ahead is the Kolugljúfur canyon and waterfall – a reliable backdrop for an afternoon lunch and stretch of the legs. Afterwards, check out the shores of Hvammstangi, typically flooded with seals, and continue westbound, passing through mountains and the stunning west fjords, toward Stykkisholmur. This delightful seaside village will be your home for the night.
MUST VISIT EATERIES – Stykkisholmur
• Narfeyrarstofa: Located in the oldest part of this historic town, right along a gorgeous bay, this fine dining restaurant has been serving up local dishes like baby lamb and mussels with an unrivalled artistic flare. The attractive interior is steeped in history – be sure to ask about the paintings on the walls to learn some of it.
WHERE TO STAY @ Stykkisholmur
Make a Reservation at Hotel Fosshotel Stykkisholmur: Situated by the sea in the fishing village of Stykkisholmur, Hotel Stykkisholmur offers free Wi-Fi and brightly decorated rooms with a TV. Stykkisholms Golf Club is 100 m away. All the guest rooms at Stykkisholmur Hotel have a work desk and a private bathroom with a shower. Many rooms have impressive views of the ocean.The in-house restaurant offers sea views and often serves the daily local catch, such as monkfish, cod or halibut.
The mineral baths at Sundlaug Stykkisholms can be found right next to the hotel. Guests can experience fjord sightseeing trips with boats leaving from the harbour, 700 m away.
Day 7: The Blue Lagoon (en route to Reykjavik)
Head west to Kirkjufell mountain (make it for a stunning sunrise if you can) for some fantastic photo opportunities, before driving the final leg back to Reykjavik. After a ring around the country filled with extraordinary sights, sounds, and tastes, your body has earned a nice break. Make a reservation at the Blue Lagoon – Iceland’s famous geothermal spa – for late afternoon into early evening so you can watch the crowd quiet down, and enjoy a nice period of relaxation and reflection on your amazing honeymoon trip.
MUST VISIT EATERIES – The Blue Lagoon
• Lava: After your time unwinding in the soothing Blue Lagoon, you may not want to leave. Stick around for dinner at the location’s on-site restaurant, Lava. Let the views of the tranquil blue and the natural lava formations relax you, and the modern menu built on fresh Icelandic flavours satisfy you.
• Grillmarkadurinn: Clean wood and natural rock line the interior of the Grillmarket’s dining room in central Reykjavik. A carnivore’s paradise, come here for heaping portions of local land and sea meats like reindeer, whale, puffin. Have them all in a trio of sliders, or have a hearty vegan meal via their veggie peanut steak. Plate portions anticipate you to be hungry, so don’t do them wrong.
WHERE TO STAY @ The Blue Lagoon
• Room With a View: On the last day of every trip, we tend to fall in love with our destinations and consider what life would be like if we never had to leave. This hotel, starring 44 fully furnished apartment-of-your-dreams styled rooms is the perfect place to do just that. Opt for a King Suite and enjoy a private jacuzzi to relax and unwind the aftereffects of a 7 Day Tour of Nordic Nation, the Iceland