7 days in Iceland Itinerary

7 days in Iceland Itinerary

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7 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Oslo, Norway
Fly:  6 h
1
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
2
Akureyri
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Shuttle + Fly + Bus:  37 h
End: New York City

2
nights
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 16th (Thu): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, and then look for gifts at 12 Tonar. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik vacation planner.

Oslo, Norway to Reykjavik is an approximately 6-hour combination of train, flight, bus, and taxi. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Oslo in February; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 4°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Strokkur
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach ©
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach
Strokkur ©
Strokkur

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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.
On your second day here, take in the natural beauty of Hverarond, then learn more about the world around you at The Husavik Whale Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan).

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Akureyri custom trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Reykjavik in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Akureyri, with lows of -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Holar Cathedral, Hverir, The Húsavík Whale Museum
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Hverir ©
Hverir
The Húsavík Whale Museum ©
The Húsavík Whale Museum
Holar Cathedral ©
Holar Cathedral

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