7 days in Iceland Itinerary

7 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Columbus
Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Hof
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14 h
End: Columbus

1
night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 9th (Sun), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, thenget up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland.

For photos and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip itinerary maker tool.

Columbus, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Columbus to Reykjavik, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Columbus in September: highs in Reykjavik hover around 52°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 11th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally admire the sheer force of Skogafoss.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Vik trip planner.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Vik are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hof.

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

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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 12th (Wed), kick back and relax at Diamond Beach, thenexplore the activities along Glacier Lagoon, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Skaftafellsjokull, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hof trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hof takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in September, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Geysir.

Things to do in Hof

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Vatnajokull National Park
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Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Skaftafellsjokull ©
Skaftafellsjokull

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.
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You can drive from Hof to Geysir in 4.5 hours. September in Geysir sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Gullfoss Falls
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Gullfoss Falls
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Strokkur

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