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10-Day Iceland Itinerary: Ring Road, Golden Circle + Snæfellsnes Peninsula

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Struggling to figure out how to pack all of Iceland’s must-sees into a 10-day trip?

It’s time to wave goodbye to trip planning headaches and say hello to a seamlessly crafted 10-day Iceland itinerary.

This itinerary combines the best of Iceland, taking you on an epic journey around the iconic Ring Road, the scenic Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and the popular Golden Circle route.

Forget about wondering where you should stay each night or how long to stop at that waterfall.

This itinerary has been crafted to solve your biggest question: how much can be done in one day?

Save yourself hours of research and worrying if you’re over-packing your days or driving past a hidden gem – I’ve already done that work for you!


Why This Iceland Itinerary?

Effortless Planning: Avoid the common trap of under or over-planning. This itinerary helps you know exactly how much you can see each day without feeling rushed or overwhelmed.
Extensive Route: From Reykjavík’s buzzing energy to the serene expanses of Snæfellsnes, get ready to wander through Iceland’s diverse landscapes. This itinerary helps you make the most of your 10 days exploring Iceland and see everything on your bucket list!
Local Expertise: Get insider access to ‘Jeannie’s Gems’ — carefully curated local spots that most tourists miss out on! 

Practical Details:

Duration: 10 days/9 nights
🗓 Ideal Season: April to October (visit my winter itineraries for colder months!)
🚙 Travel Type: Self-drive
📍 Route: Cover 1,755 kilometers (1,090 miles) filled with unforgettable landscapes.

Your 10-Day Iceland Itinerary Features:

Start in Reykjavík: Immerse yourself in the culture of Iceland’s capital with an optional soak in the Sky Lagoon.
Tour The Famous Golden Circle: Stand where Earth’s mighty forces meet at Þingvellir, marvel at Gullfoss, and witness the eruption at Geysir.
Explore The Ring Road: From South Iceland’s famous waterfalls to North Iceland’s dramatic volcanic landscapes, this route circles the country and covers the top attractions.
Snæfellsnes Peninsula Wonders: Often referred to as “Mini Iceland” because of its diversity in landscape, Snæfellsnes will wow you with wonders like Kirkjufell Mountain and the mighty Snæfellsjökull glacier. 

Everything That’s Included


  • Detailed PDF guide outlining the must-see attractions and places to visit along The Ring Road, Golden Circle + Snæfellsnes Peninsula
  • Hotel and restaurant recommendations (with detailed info on menu items, price points, and ratings) to suit every taste and budget 
  • Packing lists and pro tips from an Iceland expert so you don’t miss a thing
  • Exclusive discounts to save BIG on your trip
  • + so much more


  • Hidden gems most tourists miss as they travel Iceland
  • Pins highlighting the best places to stop along the route, including local eateries, convenient gas stations, and quaint villages 
  • Accurate information on essential stops like restrooms, gas stations, and grocery stores to ensure you’re never stranded.
  • Must-see natural attractions like waterfalls, hikes, secret hot springs, and viewpoints marked on your West and South Iceland Map. 
  • Confidence to travel Iceland knowing that every must-see stop, hidden gem, and practical point is marked just for you!


✘ Flight to and from Iceland
✘ Rental vehicle (you can access everything in this itinerary with a 2wd vehicle)
✘ Accommodation bookings (budget, mid, and high range options suggested in the itinerary)
✘ Tours/excursions (relevant tours are suggested throughout the itinerary where applicable)
✘ Fuel
✘ Food + drink

“I can’t tell you how fantastic it was to wake up each day, open our map, and know exactly where we needed to go – it took all the stress out of traveling, but none of the adventure.” – Trish

Who Is This Itinerary For? 

This Iceland itinerary was designed for travelers who want to experience the best of Iceland without having to spend dozens of hours planning their trip themselves.

You’d rather get recommendations straight from an expert instead of spending weeks researching online.

If you want to experience as much as possible in 10 days, this Iceland itinerary is for you.

The advice in this itinerary is applicable to all kinds of travelers. 

  • From couples to families to solo travelers
  • From budget-savvy adventurers to luxury seekers
  • From hikers to photographers to foodies 

My 10-day Iceland itinerary featuring Ring Road, Golden Circle + Snæfellsnes Peninsula is the ultimate done-for-you planning solution. 

Rest easy knowing you’ve got a well-rounded itinerary that blends iconic sights with off-the-beaten-path gems. And get ready to have your best.trip.ever! 


You’ll receive a PDF file of this itinerary, delivered straight to your email. From there you will be able to print it or download it to your computer, tablet, or phone to take it with you on the go!

Instructions for accessing the map will be included with the itinerary.  In addition, in order to access the interactive map, you will need:

  • A Google recognized email account (used to access the Google Maps App)
  • The Google Maps App (available in app stores)
  • A Wi-Fi connection is REQUIRED to maintain access and interact with the map.

**Due to the proprietary nature of the content these maps cannot be saved or downloaded to devices.


  • This is an information product only. Prefer a custom itinerary designed to suit you? Click here to learn more here!
  • This itinerary perfects the timing of each day. Research still needs to be done to understand Icelandic weather, driving rules, etc. All of this information can be found in my guidebooks.
  • The designs and images included in this product may not be copied or shared in whole or in part. All photos included are my own.
  • 💥 Due to the nature of digital files, this purchase is non-refundable and not eligible for upgrades to a different itinerary.  Please take the time to consider all options before choosing the itinerary that suits you best. If you have any questions about this product you can email at hello@icelandwithaview.com

“Jeannie took out all the stress of how much we can fit in a day and helped us plan the most incredible trip ever!!” – Emilie

Places you will see with this itinerary:

Optional tours to add with this itinerary:




You can do it either way.

That depends on the size of the group and your own preferences but all of the sights in this itinerary can be reached with a regular 2wd (however I always recommend a 4wd for winter travel).

 Flights into Iceland land at different times of the day depending on where you are traveling from. The arrival and departure days of the itinerary are flexible and allow for plenty of travel time to and from the airport.

Each itinerary allows you to see as much as possible without too much driving. Most days are under 3 hours of drive time but could be up to 4 hours a day depending on your accommodation location. Driving distances are located in the description.

Tours, food, etc.

Guided excursions can be purchased separately. I have suggested which activities are available in the region based on the day you are traveling and linked to how to book. 

Restaurant suggestions for breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided each day of the itinerary. On the map, I’ve also included places in between in case you get hungry for a snack or are wondering where the best ice cream stop is!

This itinerary perfects the timing of each day. Research still needs to be done to understand Icelandic weather, driving rules, etc. All of this information can be found in my guidebooks.

Thank you for supporting my small business and allowing me to help you have the best Iceland trip ever! A lot of work goes into these itineraries so I would appreciate if you would keep your purchase to yourself. Additionally, these itineraries could change from year to year based on what’s available or new infrastructure.

Timing details

There are hundreds of itinerary combinations for Iceland factoring in days, seasons, or regions. I’ve chosen the most common routes and perfected the timing so each day is filled with adventure but not over busy or rushed. If you want to use this itinerary as a foundation and add a night or more in a certain place that’s fine! Just note there will be no modifications to the documents that I send, you will have to make that adjustment on your own.If you want to use this itinerary as a foundation and add a night or more in a certain place that’s fine! Just note there will be no modifications to the documents that I send, you will have to make that adjustment on your own.

November-March has limited daylight and unpredictable weather so extra consideration is required in planning each day. The winters have been carefully planned out with these factors already accounted for!

I am open to creating new itineraries for popular routes. If you have a suggestion for future itinerary combinations please submit it on this form

Unfortunately, due to the nature of digital files, your purchase is non-refundable and not eligible for upgrades to a different itinerary.  But don’t worry – all of my products are designed to work together, I’ve got you covered!  If you’ve found that you have additional time, (or your trip has to be cut short), you can always utilize my guidebooks to help you narrow down or expand your trip. These resources are designed so that you have the best information available to make the most out of your Iceland Time.  


Of course! Each itinerary includes plenty of Jeannie’s gems to make your experience unique, not just visiting the major stops.

Yes! You will be able to use this itinerary regardless of group size. 

A lot of sights can easily be reached from the parking lot with minimal walking. If I suggest a hike in the itinerary, it would be easy to skip and move on to the next place without it affecting your day.

The guidebooks are great if you want to research on your own – all information is provided to plan your trip. The pre-written itinerary takes out all the guesswork – the planning is already done for you! 

Route Differences

If you have 5 days in Iceland, there are two routes for you to choose from: My Golden Circle + South Coast itinerary and my Golden Circle to Glacier Lagoon itinerary.

The Golden Circle to Glacier Lagoon Itinerary is for travelers who want to see as MUCH as possible and truly maximize their 5 days in Iceland. You don’t mind covering a bit more ground or driving a bit further to see some of Iceland’s most epic sites (like the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon!).

The Golden Circle + South Coast Itinerary is for travelers who prefer a slightly more relaxed pace for your Iceland trip, limiting time in the car. You don’t need to see every single famous landmark. You’d rather move a bit slower and linger at each spot, savoring the journey and soaking in the vibe of each place!

If you have 7 days in Iceland, there are two routes for you to choose from: My 7-Day Ring Road Itinerary and my 7-Day Itinerary that covers the Golden Circle + South Coast + Snaefellsnes Peninsula.

The Ring Road itinerary circles the entire country and covers some of Iceland’s most famous landmarks. While you’ll be doing slightly more driving, you’ll truly see the heart and soul of the country, even visiting some remote regions where more tourists don’t wander (like North and East Iceland). It’s a great mix of Iceland’s iconic sights mixed with quieter regions from the crowds!

My 7-Day Itinerary that covers the Golden Circle + South Coast + Snaefellsnes Peninsula showcases some of Iceland’s most epic highlights while staying closer to Reykjavík. This itinerary gives you the best of Iceland’s most accessible regions. 

While some of these popular areas might draw more tourists, I’ve included loads of hidden gems in this itinerary so that you can escape the crowds and see a more authentic side of Iceland. 


It’s best to wait until after you purchase the itinerary to reserve accommodation so that you are in the right place each night to maintain the next day’s activities. 

Absolutely! Camping just means more flexibility with where you stay. Some towns have multiple campgrounds, so you would look for camping in that area. 

No, you are responsible for booking your own accommodations. I recommend where to stay each night, and suggest a few options based on low, mid and high budget. 

During peak tourist season it is possible for popular areas to have little availability. If you find this to be the case, simply expand the search area and reserve within a 20 mile radius in either direction. For example, if I recommend staying in Selfoss for the night, you could also search Hveragerðito the West or Hella to the East.

To optimize your time in Iceland and to be able to see all the things, each itinerary has you staying somewhere new each night. If you prefer a slower pace of travel and want to stay an extra night in a certain area you can do that, you would just need to adjust your own itinerary for that situation. 

Yes! Campgrounds are located on the accompanying map. If you’re planning to camp while on your summer trip, you can use these itineraries for tents, camper vans, RV’s, and more!

12 reviews for 10-Day Iceland Itinerary: Ring Road, Golden Circle + Snæfellsnes Peninsula

  1. Rolf & Chris

    There’s nothing like having a local person, in this case Jeanie, put together an itinerary for a first time visit. Not only does she know her own backyard, she has sequenced the days activities logically, based on the time of the year we’ll be travelling. Weather and the number of daylight hours are both major factors in Iceland as is the relatively slow highway speed of 80Kph :). Accommodation choices were good and a few were already booked out for 2024 but the options she provided were available without any drama.
    We are really looking forward to our time in Iceland and using Jeanie’s itinerary!

  2. Rachel M.

    My husband and I just returned home from Iceland and used this 10 day itinerary and I can not recommend it enough! We followed the guide and were able to do all the activities each day and felt like we really got to see all the highlights of Iceland in 10 days. Jeanie took all the guesswork out of planning and her itinerary is so well laid out with how long travel to each site takes, parking and bathroom information, time to expect to spend at each location, food suggestions and more. If you want an amazing trip to Iceland with all the work already done for you then this is for you!

  3. suzanne sasse

    The 10 day Ring Road and Snaelessfells (cant spell that) Peninsula plan has been very helpful for my planning. I finally know where we are going every day and where we are staying. Thank you.

  4. Andrea Kilkuts

    My husband and I enjoyed watching Jeannie’s YouTube videos when we started planning for our Iceland trip. When it came time to create an itinerary, I was feeling really overwhelmed.. I was so thankful to find Jeannie’s 10 Day Itinerary.. it was exactly what I needed! The itinerary was thorough but easy to understand. I would always say “Jeannie says this or Jeannie recommends this..” as almost as if she was a friend. (I kept hoping we’d run into her so I could give her a big hug and a thank you!) This itinerary is perfect for a 10 day trip to Iceland. We had an amazing experience and we got to see all the things we wanted to see (and more!) thanks again Jeannie!!

  5. Sean Summers

    My wife and I are busy professionals and we did not feel like we had the time to plan our trip to Iceland. We reached out to a reputable local travel agency, but we were underwhelmed by their options. Mostly these included large group bus tours with prices that were eyebrow raising for just even a few days in Iceland. I decided that I would try to plan for us. After a dozen or more hours of research I was so overwhelmed that I considered cancelling the trip. Fortunately I found Jeannie on Iceland with a view.

    Jeannie’s content is concise and informative. Her videos convinced me she could enable us to plan our own trip. The knowledge I gained from her made me feel comfortable extending the trip to see more of the country. I purchased her 9 day ring road + Snaefellsness road trip itinerary and used it as a guide to create a custom trip. What a difference it made! Her interactive road map is amazing and has been used several times a day during our trip. We are currently on our last night in Myvatn and head to the Snaefellsness tomorrow.

    BTW – Jeannie is right. There is something amazing about the gas station soft serve ice cream! Be sure to have them dip it in chocolate sauce.

  6. Juan Alarcon

    We were planning to go to Iceland for 10 days but I was very busy to research properly. I found Jennie’s Itinerary and it was really worth the investment. Both the itinerary and the detailed map with the highlights were really useful.

  7. susan murphy

    I am in charge of planning a Iceland trip for myself and two other women. I started by watching Jeannie on You Tube. I then went to her web site. All of her information is so helpful. I was still having trouble with the timing and getting Airbnb’s near all the area’s that were most interesting. I finally bought her 10 day itinerary and it changed the whole trip. I’m now confident that we will see everything that we want and more during this trip. She really has thought of everything that will help with your trip. Including the tricky gas pumps that need a PIN number on the credit card and Don’t just fill your tank to the top!!! Thank you Jeannie for helping all of us Iceland newbies.

  8. Michael Dahl

    When I travel around Iceland next year, I’d rather be anticipating my next picturesque stop rather than worry about where the next gas station is. Iceland with a View’s Ring Road + Golden Circle + Snaefellsnes Peninsula guide and interactive map will take the worries away and let me focus on what matters most. My planning for the trip has become much more exciting as I am able to focus on craters, icebergs, fjords, and quaint towns. Thank you, Jeannie!

  9. Zul Erwan

    Thank You Jenny for making this travel guide. A complete and comprensive guidance. Making us super easy to plan and expect.
    The map was amazingly created. Truly helpful. Everything is there!! Hotel, petrol station , toilet etc.
    Love the Jenny’s hidden gem too.
    What make me choose Jenny because , This travel guide is a real person who stay in iceland and experienced it by her self. You can communicate with her by email and she will response.
    Thank You so much Jenny.!!
    ❤️ From Malaysia

  10. Donna Schilling

    I discovered your YouTube channel when I began planning our trip over two years ago to RV the Ring Road. I watched many of those which were sooo helpful! I discovered your website, guides and then your itineraries and bought the Ring Road guide and 10 day itinerary. What a game changer; it was beyond helpful knowing how much you could fit into a day and how much time it took to get from one place to another! I was able to figure out when to book certain tours so we could book early and not get closed out of something we really wanted to do. All the details and the map were so helpful! I printed it out and had it in a binder with certain things highlighted and all of my own notes written down. Each night we would go over the next day’s plans. It was the Bible of the trip and my husband would ask what does Jeanne say — as far as parking, tips, etc. It was the most EPIC of trips and this itinerary aided in that! We were so grateful that our dream finally became a reality (we were originally supposed to go in July of 2020)!

  11. Elizabeth Bush

    Our family of five, including three teenage boys, have Iceland with a View Ring Road Itinerary to thank for an incredible, trip of a lifetime 11 day visit to Iceland. Things that were most useful were the Google map, Jeannie’s gems, time estimates, ratings, information about crowds, and the ability to easily adjust and accommodate our interests with additional stops or detours. Our family loved the hiking options but also balancing those with soaks in the geothermal baths. One of the things we appreciated about the itinerary was the variety of sights suggested or included. My family was familiar with Icelandic history and the Icelandic Sagas as well has the natural beauty and volcanic history and activity. We found the itinerary allowed for us to explore these interests as we traveled around the island. As the trip planner, I had spent many hours pinning and making notes of sights to see, but Jeannie’s itinerary saved me so much more time in collating these highpoints, pacing our trip and finding overnight accommodations . Thank you for an incredible trip! We loved every minute of it!

  12. Natalia Sylvestre

    This itinerary has made our planning so much easier!! Thank you for helping us so much to plan our dream trip to Iceland!
    And the map is a great idea !!!
    Can’t wait to start our dream trip in couple weeks!

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