Around Iceland in Less Than 48 Hours


Inma is a Spanish traveler, with a passion for adventure. She loves undertaking adrenaline filled pursuits and sharing them on A World to Travel. She has visited over 40 countries, of which she has lived and worked in 9, studied in 5 and volunteered in 3.

Today she is sharing her journey as she travels around Iceland in 48 hours.


It all came down to luck

If I needed to pick one of the most memorable travel experiences I had, going all around Golden Circle in less than 48 hours would be it. It is one of the best things to do in Iceland.

The opportunity came all of a sudden. Another volunteer was about to drive a van along the national ring road as part of his duties in the organization we were both volunteering at and I just couldn’t miss it!

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The ring road

The anti-clockwise road took us from Reykjavik all the way to the South as a starter.

Then came Seljalandsfoss, Vik and its pointy volcanic rock formations in the middle of the ocean, bright green Icelandic moss on the verge of eroded and curvy mountains reaching the black sand flat never-ending beaches on the South-East coast, astonishing glacier lakes where icebergs floated calmly right before disappearing into the deep blue ice-cold sea waters as part of the Vatnajökull National park; geysers, steam and boiling mud in the north-east, volcanic landscapes that felt like you were on the moon, huge waterfalls as Godafoss and fjords in the North and mind blowing driving among glacier valleys before reaching the capital city again along the west part of the country.

How on earth could such a beautiful country even exist?

If you have a little longer and would like to see more of Iceland, why not try a 4 day itinerary around Southern Iceland?

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12 thoughts on “Around Iceland in Less Than 48 Hours”

  1. Wow. Yeah, really. That is quite beautiful. My husband keeps saying we need to move to Iceland, and now I can see why! Beautiful pictures!

  2. Iceland is such a lovely place and what I love about it is that it remains untouched, at least most of it is. It’s really amazing how breathtaking the whole place is.

  3. I would love to go back here again just to see the lovely sights one more time! My husband and I travel a lot an there are places that you just have to see more than once! Just like Iceland!

  4. Claudette Esterine

    This is a destination that is definitely on my bucket list and we are seeing some great packages now from Canada.

  5. I have always wanted to visit Iceland. There are so many beautiful things that I want to see if i ever get the chance.

  6. Wow! What a wonderful view. I’ve never visited a National Park, but have always heard that they have one of the best views of nature.

  7. WOW! It is so beautiful! I have to add this to my list <3
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