6 days in Iceland Itinerary

6 days in Iceland Itinerary

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6 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
1
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Skogar
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h
3
Akureyri
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Newark

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night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Tales from Iceland, wander the streets of Laugavegur, contemplate the long history of Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), get to know the fascinating history of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Videy Island, and finally enjoy the sea views from Grotta Lighthouse.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik online trip planner .

Newark, 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. Traveling from Newark to Reykjavik, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Newark, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Reykjavik, ranging from highs of 46°F to lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Grotta Lighthouse ©
Grotta Lighthouse
Videy Island ©
Videy Island

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 21st (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Rutshellir Cave, stroll through Reynisfjara Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church, then explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sólheimajökulll.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Skogar holiday planner .

You can drive from Reykjavik to Skogar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Skogar, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Vik
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Vik Church ©
Vik Church

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nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Hverfjall, then explore the striking landscape at Hverir, then look for all kinds of wild species at Krafla Lava Fields, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Akureyri trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Skogar to Akureyri in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Skogar in October since evenings lows in Akureyri dip to 33°F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Hverfjall ©
Hverfjall
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields

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