8 day itinerary – Ring Road + Golden Circle

(5 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

This is the perfect itinerary for those who want to see as much as possible but don’t have a lot of time.

DURATION: 8 days/7 nights
🗓 SEASON: April-October (traveling outside of these months? Winter itineraries are coming soon!)
🚙 TYPE: Self-drive
📍 DISTANCE: 1,375 kilometers / 855 miles


  • Reykjavík
    • Blue Lagoon (Optional)
  • Golden Circle
    • Þingvellir, Geysir, Gullfoss
    • Jeannie’s gems
  • Ring Road
    • South (Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, Reynisfjara black sand beach, Skaftafell National Park, Jökulsárlón)
    • East (Stokksnes/Vestrahorn, Egilsstaðir, Seyðisfjörður, Hengifoss)
    • North (Dettifoss, Myvatn area, Goðafoss, Akureyri)
    • 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:




5 reviews for 8 day itinerary – Ring Road + Golden Circle

  1. Will Andrews

    I just got back from our 8-day trip in Iceland. I used this very informative guide to plan my proposal to my now fiancé! I even reached out to Jeanie and she help me plan. We used the the interactive map to find many excursions and “gems” while there, and have so many memories from places on the map that we otherwise wouldn’t have found. I seriously cannot recommend Iceland With a View enough. The 8-day itinerary was very detailed and along with a very flexible schedule and a must have for new travelers to Iceland.

  2. Joanne

    Just got back from my trip to Iceland. I was so glad to have Jeannie’s 8-day Iternary. We knew just where to go and felt confident that all our accomodations were recommended. Each place we stayed was fantastic. We felt so lucky to know we had a plan. The map was easy to use and each stop was a unique gem

  3. Thiago Bruch

    Traveling in October 2021. We planned the trip based on the itinerary.
    It made much easier to plan the trip using the the itinerary.

  4. Paula

    Our trip to Iceland was planned 3 weeks prior to leaving. We were originally headed to Canada; however, changed our plans. I found Jeannie and her website after searching for itineraries that would help us plan swiftly.
    Finding Jeannie’s Iceland with a View site and being able to purchase her 8 day/7 night itinerary was amazing! Having the gems on top of this was icing on this cake!
    We always plan our own trips and were about to; however, Jeannie’s itinerary was such a stress reliever to let us land and begin our trip with ease!
    Thank you Jeannie/Iceland with a View!

  5. Christine Mathalia

    My husband and I absolutely loved Jeannie’s itinerary! We went to Iceland for our 10 year anniversary. Her gems were some of our favorite stops on our trip. They were quieter stops and felt magical. Her information on options and information on where to stay was so helpful. It’s such a big trip we were worried about where to go and when and didn’t want to miss anything. This really helped us feel like we got the most out of our trip and then some.

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