6 days in Iceland Itinerary

6 days in Iceland Itinerary

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6 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly:  11​h 45​min
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Geysir
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Columbus

1
night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 10th (Mon), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then get engrossed in the history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik route site .

Columbus, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Columbus to Reykjavik. While traveling from Columbus, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Reykjavik, ranging from highs of 52°F to lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 12th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, then kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vik trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogafoss
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach

2
nights
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 13th (Thu): cruise along Golden Circle Route.

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Getting from Vik to Geysir by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Geysir, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Parks

Side Trips

Gullfoss, Golden Circle Route
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Golden Circle Route ©
Golden Circle Route
Gullfoss ©
Gullfoss
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