5 days in Iceland & London Itinerary

5 days in Iceland & London Itinerary

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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights


Reykjavik, Iceland

— 1 night
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): test the waters at a local thermal spa and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, and then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Reykjavik itinerary planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Reykjavik is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dublin in January, things will get a bit cooler in Reykjavik: highs are around 3°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can fly to London.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Spas · Museums · Historic Sites

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London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and make a trip to Tower Bridge.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read London trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Reykjavik to London by flight takes about 6 hours. Traveling from Reykjavik in January, things will get a bit warmer in London: highs are around 9°C and lows about 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums
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Iceland travel guide

Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.