7 days in Iceland Itinerary

7 days in Iceland Itinerary

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7 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  10​h 30​min
1
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Hof
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4​h
4
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: London

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Gljufrafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then take in the dramatic natural features at Myrdalsjokull Glacier, then Head underground at Rutshellir Cave, and finally examine the collection at Skogasafn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church, then pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, then stroll through Black Sand Beach, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Vik road trip app .

London, UK to Vik is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In December, Vik is a bit cooler than London - with highs of 3°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Hof.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Skogar, Reynisdrangar
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull

1
night
Hof

Hof ©
Nestled in a narrow strip of land between the sea and the glacier, Hof remains best known for its 1883 turf church--the last of its kind to be built in the old Icelandic style of architecture.
On the 4th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Hofskirkja Church, explore the activities along Jokulsarlon Lagoon, then kick back and relax at Diamond Beach, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hof trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Vik to Hof in 2 hours. In December in Hof, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hof

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Svartifoss Waterfall
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon

1
night
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and then take in the natural beauty of Hverarond.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Reykjahlid trip planner.

Getting from Hof to Reykjahlid by car takes about 7 hours. Traveling from Hof in December, expect slightly colder with lows of -6°C in Reykjahlid. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Hverir ©
Hverir
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Grjotagja Cave ©
Grjotagja Cave

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, contemplate the long history of Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), then visit a coastal fixture at Grotta Lighthouse, then see the interesting displays at Reykjavik Maritime Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Hofdi House. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and then get to know the fascinating history of Reykjavik Open Air Museum.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Historic Sites
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum

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