5 days in Iceland Itinerary

5 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland Trip Planner

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Fly to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Shuttle to Reykjavík, Bus to Vik
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Vik
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik
— 2 nights
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Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): stroll through Reynisfjara Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, explore the ancient world of Rutshellir Cave, explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and finally pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Vik vacation planner.

Manchester, UK to Vik is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Manchester in February, you will find days in Vik are a bit cooler (4°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Reykjavik

— 2 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Shop till you drop at 12 Tonar and Skumaskot. Your inner history buff will appreciate Grotta Lighthouse and Frikirkjan i Reykjavik. Step out of Reykjavik with an excursion to Strandarkirkja in Thorlakshofn--about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, examine the collection at Aurora Reykjavik, take an in-depth tour of Saga Museum, and contemplate the long history of Hannesarholt.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik tour planner.

You can drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Vik in February, expect slightly colder with lows of -1°C in Reykjavik. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Iceland travel guide

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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.