This is our suggested itinerary for a self-drive Snaefellsnes and Golden Circle trip. The itinerary can be changed and customized to suit your needs.
Day 1: Reykjavik to Snæfellsnes.Leave Reykjavik and head north to explore the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. This is one of the most stunning regions of Iceland. You can hike along the coast, hike to waterfalls, and visit small fishing towns with some of the freshest seafood in Iceland. The gorgeous Snæfellsjokull volcano and glacier dominate the peninsula, creating a dramatic backdrop everywhere you go. This is the same volcano that Jules Verne wrote about in Journey to the Center of the Earth! (Approx. 3 hours driving)
Optional 4th Day: If you would like to extend your trip, you can make this into a 3 night, 4 day trip. You can either spend an additional night at the Snaefellsnes Peninsula (we recommend this if you prefer more hiking and a more relaxed area) or an additional night at the Golden Circle (recommended if you would like to partake in whitewater rafting, snorkeling/diving, snowmobiling, horseback riding, or a glacier hike).