6 days in Iceland Itinerary

6 days in Iceland Itinerary

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6 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Bus:  9 h 30 min
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Skogar
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  12 h
End: Philadelphia

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip itinerary planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Reykjavik is 5 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in February, expect nights in Reykjavik to be about the same, around 29°F, while days are slightly colder, around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

1
night
Skogar

Skogar ©
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then stroll through Black Sand Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Skogar trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Skogar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Reykjavik in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Skogar, with lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Vik, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall

1
night
Geysir

Geysir ©
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Geysir trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Skogar to Geysir takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Skogar in February, plan for little chillier nights in Geysir, with lows around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Bruarfoss Waterfall
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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