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The Best Iceland Winter Trip Itinerary for One Week

When planning to visit Iceland in winter, the first question I had was what is the best one week Iceland trip itinerary for winter months.

We’ve been to Iceland in June and have been caught up in a terrible winter storm with icy roads and road closures in the Northern part of Iceland. So I figured that going on a road trip to the North of Iceland in winter is probably not the best idea and decided to look for a winter trip itinerary focusing on the South Coast of Iceland.

This is our Iceland winter trip itinerary with suggestions of what you can see and do on a road trip in Iceland in winter months. We made this exact trip in November.

This 7- day Iceland winter itinerary brings you to all main landmarks along Iceland’s South Coast. It takes into account short daylight hours in Iceland in winter and leaves you sufficient time for sightseeing, some winter activities, and even some hiking. Find out!

Ultimate Iceland winter itinerary for a one week self-drive road trip
 

7 – day Iceland winter trip itinerary and map

Just one note before I start with our Iceland winter trip itinerary. The days are short in Iceland in winter, so you cannot do as much sightseeing as in summer. So keep this in mind when creating your perfect Iceland self-drive itinerary during winter!

We visited Iceland mid November and we always started our day at 8.30 AM, before sunrise. By the time we were back at our hotel (at the latest at 5 PM), it was already dark. It was light from approximately 9 AM till 4 PM in November in Southern Iceland. The days are even shorter in December-January, so keep this in mind when planning your winter trip to Iceland.

Suggested Iceland winter trip itinerary map
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You will need to rent a car for this trip! You can find the best deals for car rental here.

Important! If you do not have winter driving experience, do yourself a favor and join a tour instead of driving. Here you can find more information about driving in Iceland in winter. Here you can find a great 5-day winter tour of South Iceland that covers most of the places from our winter itinerary. In addition, you can stay in Reykjavik on the first and the last days of your trip and visit the Blue Lagoon. That way you visit everything from this itinerary.

Here’s our recommended Iceland winter itinerary:

DAY 1 – Arrival in Reykjavik Keflavik Airport and Drive to Hveragerdi

As our flight arrived in the afternoon, we drove straight to our hotel in Hveragerdi. Hveragerdi is a small town that is better situated for Iceland winter trip than Reykjavik as it will save you quite some unnecessary driving in the dark. Furthermore, it has a great geothermal swimming pool. This is an ideal way to spend your first evening in Iceland!

If your flight arrives early and you have more time to spare, you could opt to spend several hours at the famous geothermal pool Blue Lagoon (it’s located close to the airport). However, the Hveragerdi pool is a much cheaper and less touristy option.

There are several restaurants in this little town and I recommend eating out as there is more choice and the prices are lower than at the hotels.

Note that we didn’t stay in Reykjavik at the beginning of the trip and drove straight to Hveragerdi where we would stay for 2 nights. Hveragerdi is well located for a visit to the Golden Circle and it saves quite some driving time for the rest of your journey further down the South Coast of Iceland.

We stayed at Hotel Eldhestar for 2 nights. It was pretty basic, but we were only there to sleep, so it was ok. You can find the best deals for Hveragerdi accommodation here.

The real reason I traveled to Iceland in winter was my long time dream to see Northern Lights. So on the first night already we went ‘hunting’ for auroras. They were very vague and better visible in the pictures than in reality, but it was just the first night, so it gave us hope.

Level 2 northern lights display in Iceland
Aurora display (level 2) in our first night in Iceland
 

DAY 2 – Golden Circle: Thingvellir NP – Geysir area – Gullfoss Waterfall

Iceland’s must-do day trip is the visit to the famous Golden Circle. It’s possible to do it as a day trip from Reykjavik as well.

We started our day at Thingvellir National Park. It was just magical in a soft morning light of a never-ending sunrise…

Winter sunrise over a lake at Thingvellir National Park along the Golden Circle in Iceland
Winter sunrise over a lake at Thingvellir National Park
Oxararfoss waterfall in Thingvellir NP in Iceland in winter
Oxararfoss waterfall in Thingvellir NP
 

We then continued to the Geysir area where we also had lunch. Strokkur Geyser is the main attraction here. It’ erupts every 5-7 minutes, so you can watch it in action several times.

Strokkur geyser in Geysir, Golden Circle, is one of the main landmarks of Iceland
Strokkur geyser
 

In the afternoon we visited one of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls, the Golden waterfall – Gullfoss.

TIP: end your day in one of the nicest geothermal pools of Iceland, Secret Lagoon. It’s ideally located on the way from Gullfoss back to your hotel in Hveragerdi. Alternatively, there is also a more expensive option – Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths, which is also located in this area.

Gulfoss waterfall in winter - Goden Cirlce Iceland
Gulfoss – Golden waterfall
 

DAY 3 – Skogafoss Waterfall – Glacier Hiking – Reynisfjara (Vik)

Our first stop on day 3 of our Iceland winter trip was at another iconic landmark of Iceland – Skogafoss waterfall.

If it’s not too cold or slippery on the stairs, I encourage you to make an effort and go all the way to the top of the waterfall. The views are well worth the steep climb!

Skogafoss waterfall is a must in any Iceland itinerary
Skogafoss waterfall is a must in any Iceland itinerary
 

We had a quick lunch on the way and continued to Solheimajokull glacier for a guided glacier hike.

TIP: book your glacier hike in advance – this will help you plan your time better and you will be certain you can do this activity. Otherwise, it might be difficult to even know where to look.

  • You can book a short guided glacier walk here. This tour fits this itinerary the best as it starts at Sólheimajökull Café, not too far from Skogar museum.
  • Combination of glacier hiking and ice caving is another bucket list experience, and this tour lets you combine both activities on the same (half)day. This is the best price-quality ice cave tour that I was able to find. You can only do this in deep winter when the ice caves are safe enough to enter. This tour starts in Skaftafell and can be better done on day 5 of this itinerary.
  • Vatnajökull Glacier Blue Ice Cave Tour is another good option for those who want to visit an ice cave. It starts from Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon and can best be done on day 4 of this itinerary.
Glacier hiking in Iceland in winter
Glacier hiking was more fun than I expected
 

If glacier hiking or ice caving is not your thing, you can visit Skogar museum. It is divided into three parts: folk museum, turf houses, and transport museum. The turf houses are well worth seeing.

In summer you could easily do both – glacier hiking and Skogar museum, but in winter your sightseeing time in Iceland is limited and you have to choose and plan well.

Where to stay in Reykjavik and on a self-drive road trip in Iceland
Turf houses at the Skogar Folk Museum (picture from our summer trip)
 

After the glacier walk, we drove to the beautiful black sand beach at Reynisfjara (near Vik). This beach is famous for its basalt columns and attracts lots of people.

Good to know: The waves here are very sneaky, often flooding the entire beach unexpectedly. It often happens that people are swept off their feet and there have been serious accidents too. So never walk close to the water.

Places to visit in Iceland - Reynisfjara Beach
Reynisfjara Beach
Vik black sand beach in Iceland at sunset in winter
Vik beach was just magical at sunset in winter
 

It was so beautiful on the beach that we stayed until the dark. Sunsets are truly out of this world in Iceland in winter!

TIP: There is a new attraction in Vik – Icelandic Lava Show. It’s indoors, is open late every day, and it would be a very nice addition to this winter itinerary. If you want to see and feel the heat of real lava, don’t miss this unique opportunity. Book your tickets in advance!

We recommend staying in the Kirkjubaejarklaustur area. The hotel where we stayed on this trip isn’t available anymore, so here are some other recommendations based on other trips in the area – Glacier View Guesthouse in Hrífunes or Magma Hotel in Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Sunsets are out of this world in Iceland in winter
Sunsets are out of this world in Iceland in winter
 

DAY 4 – Vatnajokull Glacier – Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon – Diamond Beach

On the fourth day of this winter trip, we continued all the way up to the famous Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. Our first stop was at Svinafellsjokull where we made a short walk to one of the many tongues of Vatnajokull glacier.

Svinafellsjokull glacier - one of the many tongues of Vatnajokull glacier in South Iceland
Svinafellsjokull glacier
 

In the early afternoon, we reached Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. If there is one place you don’t want to miss in Iceland, it’s Jokulsarlon! We were extremely lucky with the weather and the glacial lake was simply spectacular.

Places to visit in Iceland - Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon
Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon on a sunny winter day
 

TIP: Don’t miss the Diamond Beach just across the road from Jokulsarlon, and certainly when visiting Iceland in winter. Cold temperatures and the wind turn this coastline into an amazing winter wonderland.

Icebergs on Jokulsarlon beach in winter
Icebergs on Jokulsarlon Beach in winter
Icebergs on Jokulsarlon Diamond beach in Iceland in winter
Jokulsarlon Diamond beach is simply magical
 

We stayed on the Diamond beach till sunset and seeing all those icebergs lit up with the setting sun was an unforgettable experience. I found Jokulsarlon Diamond Beach more impressive in winter than the famous Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon itself.

Jokulsarlon Diamond beach in Iceland magically lit in winter
Winter wonderland – Diamond Beach at Jokulsarlon
 

Our hotel for the night was Hotel Smyrlabjorg. If I were to go now, I would recommend staying at the recently opened Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon – it’s the nicest hotel in the area! Alternatively, you can find more information about Jokulsarlon accommodation here.

The amazing Northern Lights display we witnessed that night exceeded all our expectations. But so did all the rest! I loved Iceland in winter and would have loved it just as much even if we hadn’t seen any auroras.

READ ALSO: All You Need to Know for Seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland

Star shaped Northern Lights display in Iceland in November
We could not have wished for a more spectacular Northern Lights display!
Spectacular Northern Lights in Iceland in winter
We saw the most amazing auroras several times that night!
 

DAY 5 – Jokulsarlon – Fjallsarlon – Skaftafell

We started our day early and made a quick stop at Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon at sunrise. We then continued to the nearby Fjallsarlon glacier lagoon. It’s smaller and (much) less visited than Jokulsarlon, but it’s not to be missed!

TIP: If you travel here before mid-November, you can book boat tours between the icebergs. Unfortunately, boats don’t run in the winter months (some stop in September, others in October, and some run till mid-November).

Fjallsarlon glacier lagoon in Iceland frozen in winter
Fjallsarlon glacier lagoon
 

We then continued to Skaftafell, now part of Vatnajökull National Park. Summer or winter, you should not skip Skaftafell. It’s a beautiful area with lots of hiking trails.

During this Iceland winter trip, we hiked to the famous Svartifoss waterfall and continued on the Sjónarnípa trail. The views were simply amazing!

Svartifoss waterfall in Skaftafell NP in Iceland in winter
Svartifoss waterfall in winter
Hiking at Skaftafell National Park in Iceland in winter
Skaftafell Glacier at sunset
 

During our previous trip, years ago in summer, we did the Svartifoss – Sjónarsker – Sel walk and the walk to the glacier Skaftafellsjökull.

There are many hiking trails in Skaftafell National Park and quite some of them can be accessible in winter, but it’s best that you inform about current conditions at the visitor center before starting any walk.

Alternatively, make an ice cave tour at Skaftafell. These tours run from October to March – mid April and are one of the best things you can do in Iceland in winter!

We stayed in the Kirkjubaejarklauster area, in the same hotel as on DAY 3 of this itinerary.

Beautiful winter landscape in Skaftafell National Park in Iceland
Beautiful winter landscape of Skaftafell National Park
 

DAY 6 – Fjardrargljufur Canyon – Eldhraun Lava Field – Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

We started our day at another iconic landmark of Iceland – Fjardrargljufur Canyon. It was so cold that I can’t even try to explain it in words, but we still made a short walk at this majestic canyon.

Fjadrargljufur Canyon near Kirkjubaejarklaustur in Iceland
Fjadrargljufur Canyon is one of the most beautiful canyons in Iceland
 

Afterwards, we drove through Iceland’s largest lava field – Eldhraun – and made a short stop to admire this surreal landscape.

Eldgjárhraun, to the east of Mýrdalssandur, is one of the largest lava flows that ever occurred, during a massive volcano eruption in 974. The dimensions of this lava field are immense – some 700km2. For comparison, the total area of Singapore is 648km2.

Mossy lava field that originated from Hekla volcano eruption in Iceland
Iceland’s largest lava field
 

Continuing our journey back in the direction of Reykjavik we visited Dyrhólaeyjarviti lighthouse and made a coastal walk from there to Kirkjufjara beach below.

Rock formations of Kirkjufjara beach near Vik in southern Iceland
Rock formations at Kirkjufjara beach
 

The last stop today was another famous waterfall – Seljalandsfoss. It had been freezing cold over the last few days and the area close to the waterfall was completely frozen. We could hardly walk or even stand here. This is the reason you should pack ice cleats when visiting Iceland in winter!

Needless to say, the path behind the waterfall was closed, but it was still unbelievably impressive. Maybe even more so because it was frozen in winter.

We ended our day and our Iceland winter trip in Reykjavik.

We stayed at the Fosshotel Reykjavik for 2 nights. Here you can find our complete guide to the best places to stay in Reykjavik.

Partially frozen Seljalandsfoss waterfall in Iceland in winter
Seljalandsfoss. In summer, you can walk behind this waterfall.
 

DAY 7 – Reykjavik – Blue Lagoon

Now I’m not going to make myself popular with Icelanders I suppose, but in my honest opinion, Reykjavik is not worth more than a day if you have limited time in Iceland. So on this winter trip, we didn’t spend too much time in the city. Here you can read my observations if Reykjavik is worth visiting.

Update: As I’m updating this post after several more recent trips to Iceland, I have to admit that Reykjavik has changed a lot. There is so much more to see and do in the city than before (check out Perlan!). Still, I stick to my opinion that half-day to one day is more than sufficient for Reykjavik because the real beauty of Iceland is in its natural wonders.

One thing you really shouldn’t miss in Reykjavik is the Hallgrimskirkja. The view from the church tower is really worth it, but also the church itself is really special, so definitely worth seeing.

Harpa Music Hall - Reykjavik Iceland
Harpa Music Hall in Reykjavik
Hallgrimskirkja church is not to be miseed in Reykjavik Iceland
Hallgrimskirkja church is not to be missed in Reykjavik
Colorful rooftops of Reykjavik as seen from Hallgrimskirkja church
Colorful rooftops of Reykjavik downtown as seen from the church tower
 

During this winter trip in Iceland, I found that a couple of hours were sufficient to see Reykjavik. I chose to visit the geothermal pool of Blue Lagoon in the afternoon. 

Blue Lagoon is extremely popular and touristy, but it’s kind of a must in Iceland so I decided to check it out. After all, there is no better way to end your Icelandic winter trip than sipping a drink while sitting in a hot thermal pool with a mud mask on your face. And before you ask, no, I don’t have a picture of myself with a mud mask…

TIP: If you go to the Blue Lagoon, you’ll have to book your tickets in advance. Here you can book bus transfers to get there from Reykjavik.

Blue Lagoon has become so busy and quite expensive in recent years. If you are looking for alternatives, you can also visit Secret Lagoon or Laugarvatn Fontana. Both can be visited by car from Reykjavik or you can join tours that go there. Alternatively, go swimming in one of the local swimming pools in Reykjavik, at a fraction of the cost, and just as fun.

Blue Lagoon is Iceland's most popular tourist attraction
Blue Lagoon is Iceland’s most popular tourist attraction
 

So this is our Iceland winter trip itinerary for one week in a nutshell. It brings you to the nicest places on the South Coast of Iceland while leaving plenty of time to explore and even do some winter hiking on the way. You could probably squeeze the same Iceland winter road trip itinerary in 4 or 5 days as well, but then you’d have less time left for hiking and sightseeing…

When the days are longer, you can visit pretty much all the same places in 4 days. For more information, please check our very detailed itinerary for the best of Iceland in 4 days.

If you decide to visit Iceland in the warmer months instead, check out this 7 days Iceland itinerary. It covers all the places mentioned in this article and so much more. Because the days are endless in summer and the roads are good, you can indeed see a lot more in the same amount of time.

If you are interested to get a pdf copy of this winter trip itinerary, complete with daily maps and more details, you can download it by filling in the form below. Keep reading for more tips for your Iceland winter trip!

 

Organized Tours – Iceland Winter Trip Alternative

If you are not keen on driving in Iceland in winter, consider one of the organized small group multi-day tours:

Check it out! It’s often easier and cheaper to book a multi-day tour in Iceland than do it on your own, especially if you are traveling alone or as a couple and are not used to driving in extreme winter conditions. Furthermore, organized tours often have winter excursions like glacier hiking or ice cave already included in the price.

Good to know: We recommend booking your tours via a reputable company like GetYourGuide. Their customer service is second to none and they have the most flexible 24hr free cancelation policy. After seeing how some local providers in Iceland refused to reimburse people for canceled tours during the recent crisis, while GetYourGuide reimbursed everyone even within 24 hrs, I’m more convinced than ever before that booking tours directly with small providers isn’t ideal. Another good choice specifically for Iceland is GuideToIceland.

TIP: If you are visiting Iceland for just a few days, you can base yourself in Reykjavik and book some day trips and excursions from there. Driving up and down to all these places from Reykjavik on your own is not something I would advise in winter. Here you can find our hand-picked selection of the best winter day trips and short tours from Reykjavik.

Update: I received many questions from readers in regards to Iceland itinerary suggestions for shorter or longer trips. Here you can find suggested Iceland itineraries for any trip between 1 day and 2 weeks. Check it out!

 

Some Practical Tips for Your Iceland Winter Trip

Below are some tips for your winter trip to Iceland:

✓ Planning to rent a car and do a self-drive trip in Iceland following this itinerary? Normally, you don’t need a 4WD for this trip, but I would advise not to rent the smallest car either. And the price difference with 4WD isn’t that big, so if you are in doubt just go for the latter, especially if driving in Iceland in winter. You can find the best deals for Iceland car rental here. No matter where and what car you hire, make sure that you take full insurance. It’s a must in Iceland in any season, but even more so in winter.

✓  Traveling to Iceland in winter? Don’t forget good travel insurance as well!

✓ Wondering what to pack for your Iceland winter trip? Below are some of my hand-picked essentials for Iceland. Here you can find the complete Iceland packing list for winter.

✓ Don’t forget a travel adapter! Iceland uses European plugs.

✓ Looking for the best accommodation deals in Iceland? Check this post for the best places to stay in Iceland. Alternatively, using the map below, you can compare hotels, B&Bs, and short-term rental accommodations in Iceland. Simply insert your travel dates and group size, and you’ll see the best deals for your stay. Check it out!

   

I hope that you found this Iceland winter itinerary useful. Because of the unpredictable weather and chances for road closures, South Iceland is one of the best regions to visit in Iceland in winter.

I hope that this article and our tips help you plan an unforgettable winter trip to Iceland! Make sure to also read our other articles that contain many more tips and practical information for your trip. Take a look below!

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Kelli

Sunday 10th of January 2021

We are planning a 12 day trip in Iceland the last week of Nov/ first week of Dec. we are planning to rent a 4wd and do Ring Road. Is this a feasible plan? We can drive but Im not looking to die. Thanks!

Jurga

Sunday 10th of January 2021

Hi Kelli, if the weather cooperates, it is possible to drive the entire Ring Road in winter and 12 days is about the right time to attempt this. But you never know how it will be until you are there. Road closures are very common in the Eastern Fjords and in Northern Iceland and they can happen without any prior notice. So you have to be very flexible (not easy when planning a road trip and booking accommodations in many different locations). Also, the weather is really unpredictable and the days are very short at that time of the year (3-5 hours of daylight depending on the exact dates and where you are). So in order to see something, you will have to drive in the dark a lot as well. Lots of time spent in the dark and driving and not much sightseeing. I think you'd enjoy your winter trip more if you just concentrate on the South Coast as described in this itinerary and potentially Snaefellsnes Peninsula. You can still experience road closures, but it's much less common. Also the distances are smaller, so it's easier to plan your trip with some flexibility in mind. I know people who did the Ring Road in the heart of the winter and had no problems and I know many examples of people who had to change their travel plans because of the weather. If you haven't read it yet, please see our guide to driving in Iceland in winter. It should give you a better idea of how difficult it is to predict anything. And make sure you rent a 4WD at that time of the year. Hope this helps.

Andrew

Friday 3rd of April 2020

Hi, just wanted to give a long overdue thanks for sharing this itinerary. We went to Iceland in late-winter a year ago and used this as our rough outline for the trip and it worked out wonderfully.

Jurga

Friday 3rd of April 2020

Thank you for taking the time to come back to our site and leave this feedback, Andrew. I really appreciate it and I'm also very happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip! Hope you find more inspiration and practical info for your future trips on our site - check out our destinations page for some inspiration!

Nafeesa

Friday 21st of February 2020

Hi,

This article is amazing! We are going to Iceland on 25th Feb for one week and we are super excited - especially as our whole itinerary is planned out - thanks to you!

We are renting a car but I am just wondering if you have a recommendation on when to do the following activities (to fit into your itinerary as we are copying it) and with which tour company (are any cheaper than the other?)

- Snowmobiling - Whale watching - Glacier hike - this has to be guided doesn't it?

Also, re. Northern Lights - you don't have to do that with a group right? I mean, we can just drive around and see them (as we will be in secluded areas anyway)?

Thanks!

Jurga

Friday 21st of February 2020

Hi Nafeesa, I have very little time now, so just a quick answer. Snowmobiling is best done in the Gullfoss area (Golden Circle). You can book a tour that starts at Gullfoss. Whale watching - I'd not do this in winter. It's not a good time to see whales and it's really cold on the boat. There are better things to do in winter in Iceland than this. Glacier hike - yes, it has to be guided. I have links in the article for tours that you can do and here you can find more info: glacier hiking in Iceland. Auroras - you can see them anywhere. I usually just go outside at the hotel if the forecast is favorable. Use this site to check the forecast - not much longer than a day in advance. There are also apps. Enjoy your trip!

Jaini

Friday 31st of January 2020

Hello Jurga,

Your blog and this itinerary is really helping me plan my upcoming iceland trip. So thanks a lot! I had a question though, since we are going to be driving around everyday I would like to know the number of hours and km/miles we will be on the road each day. This would be very helpful in planning our trip. Also, would you recommend visiting Akureyri- flying in and out from Reykyavik in a day or staying overnight in Akureyri and visiting Lake myvatn. We will be travelling to iceland in Novemeber 2020. Thanks a lot!

Thanks a lot!

Jurga

Sunday 2nd of February 2020

Hi Jaini, you can use Google Maps to calculate the exact driving times between destinations. Just keep in mind that a lot will depend on the weather, how the roads are, and also on how much time you spend at each place. Keep in mind that driving in Iceland in winter is really not for everyone too! As for Akureyri, yes, sure you can fly there from Reykjavik domestic airport and there are day tours from there to Myvatn. This tour from Akureyri seems to be running the whole year, also in November. Whether it's worth flying to Akureyri just for that, it's really your decision. I think that the better use of your time and money would be to visit Snaefellsnes Peninsula or Reykjanes Peninsula - both relatively close to Reykjavik and don't take that much time and definitely cost less. You can visit on your own or with a guided tour. Going to Akureyri would probably mean that you have to stay 2 nights there in order to have a full day for the Myvatn tour. Hope this helps. Enjoy your trip!

Barry

Monday 6th of January 2020

Hi, Jurga! Thank you for such a well-crafted website that describes multi-day itineraries for those who love to get the most out of their travels without rushing about frenetically! I had drafted a 7-day trip around the Ring Road when reality set in - weather, traffic, new lodgings each night, shorter days ... Fortunately, I discovered your 7 - day winter itinerary and have “tweaked it” slightly for a September visit. My wife and I are anticipating our trip with excitement! We also look forward to reading about more of your adventures!

Matt

Friday 10th of January 2020

Hi, Can you please tell me if you did a nothern lights tour or did you come across them on your own. If so, where was the location? Was it on diamond beach?

Jurga

Wednesday 8th of January 2020

Hi Barry, glad you found this useful. September is a very nice time to visit Iceland (more info in this article - Iceland in September). The days are long enough to do a lot, the roads are generally ok and open, and there are fewer tourists. You also have good chances to see the Northern Lights. There is really nothing to worry about. It's incomparable to traveling to Iceland in winter... The chances of you getting snow in Iceland in September are very low. It happens, but very rarely and usually only in the highlands. As for this itinerary, if you have 7 days in September, you can do much more than this because you have more daylight. You'll love Iceland!

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