5 day itinerary – Golden Circle + South Coast

(2 customer reviews)


Ready to have a stress free Iceland trip but confused about how much to fit in one day?

Sick and tired of researching how much time to plan for each stop or how long it takes to get from place to place?

Want an itinerary you’re excited about…but are overwhelmed by how to put it all together?

Hi 🙋🏼‍♀️ I created this itinerary just for you!

Forget about wondering where you should stay each night or how long to plan for the 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!

I’ve planned enough custom itineraries for my clients to know how to perfectly time each day. BUT my custom planning service is consistently booked out and available via waiting list only. So if you need an itinerary NOW, this is your answer!

“When you are juggling a family and an unknown country, having an itinerary and suggested route/sequence of activities is a lifesaver!” – Lauren

The areas included this itinerary are for those who don’t want to travel too far, but want to experience some of the top sights in Iceland.

DURATION: 5 days/4 nights (note: can also be done in 4 days/3nights)
🗓 SEASON: April-October (traveling outside of these months? Winter itineraries are coming soon!)
🚙 TYPE: Self-drive
📍 DISTANCE: 600 kilometers / 375 miles


  • Reykjavík
    • Blue Lagoon (Optional)
  • Golden Circle
    • Þingvellir, Geysir, Gullfoss
    • Jeannie’s gems
  • South Coast
    • Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, Reynisfjara black sand beach
    • Jeannie’s gems

**NOTE: ALL of the places in this itinerary are accessible regardless of COVID restrictions so you can feel safe while traveling!


This is a self-drive tour with a written daily itinerary to follow during your time in Iceland. You’ll receive an email containing the electronic file in PDF format which you can store on your phone, tablet, computer or print out. To access the interactive map, you will need to download Google Maps. Instructions for accessing the map will be included upon purchase.


✓ Detailed written daily itinerary
✓ Digital map including main sights, hidden gems, restaurants, fuel, grocery stores, parking, and toilets
✓ Packing list
✓ Pre-trip planning checklist


✘ 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

Special Features:

  • Detailed itinerary to make the most of each day (without feeling rushed)
  • Accommodation recommendations, restaurant suggestions, and information on guided tours
  • Thorough route information for navigating your trip — so you don’t end up driving by that must-see attraction
  • Easy to download to your phone or tablet to use on your trip!


  • 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. 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:



2 reviews for 5 day itinerary – Golden Circle + South Coast

  1. Miranda

    This itinerary was a LIFESAVER during our trip to Iceland. We had such an amazing time and all of Jeannie’s suggestions were spot on. Our days were busy but we had plenty of time to fit everything in. Purchasing wifi in the car was soo helpful because it was portable and could be taken anywhere! Ingólfsskáli Viking restaurant is a must not miss for us!! The only thing we with we knew was that there is quite a long hike at the top of Skógafoss which was beautiful & one of my favorite parts of the trip. We didn’t realize the there was a hike at the top of the waterfall and wish we had enough time to do the entire thing. If we go back we will definitely revisit this hike!

  2. James Cote

    Great itinerary with plenty to see and do. Jeannie’s gems were great. The best advice was to get a hot spot in the rental car. It makes everything so easy.
    We’ll worth the investment.

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