7 days in Iceland Itinerary

7 days in Iceland Itinerary

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7 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly + Drive:  19​h 15​min
1
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Mexico City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): cruise along Golden Circle Route. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, and finally admire the sheer force of Gullfoss.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Geysir day trip planning app .

Mexico City, Mexico to Geysir is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Mexico City in September, you will find days in Geysir are colder (13°C), and nights are slightly colder (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stroll through Reynisfjara Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and finally pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Vik trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Geysir to Vik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Voyages Friendship Statue ©
Voyages Friendship Statue

3
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 27th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, then stop by 12 Tonar, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get a taste of the local shopping with Laugavegur, and then get engrossed in the history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik attractions planning website .

You can drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In September in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 7°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

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