Going to Iceland has been on my wish list for years – I was enticed by the otherworldly landscapes, the rich cultural output, and, of course, the northern lights. Tourism to Iceland has more than doubled in the past six years, so I also wanted to get there soon before the crowds changed the experience too much. The only thing that was holding me back was the price – Iceland is a famously expensive place to travel – but I knew that it’d be worth it, so when the opportunity arose in January, I decided the time was finally right. We booked our tickets just five days in advance, and put together an itinerary that would show us the best of Iceland in winter over a 5-night stay.
Although we booked it a short notice, we spent a lot of time researching our trip and planning the perfect 5-day Iceland itinerary. This post is here to help you save some time and money creating your Iceland trip. I hope you find it useful and, as always, please feel free to add your own Iceland tips and questions ..