7 days in Iceland Itinerary

7 days in Iceland Itinerary

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7 days in Iceland Itinerary

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
Fly:  14​h
End: Columbus

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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 9th (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then take an in-depth tour of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland.

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Columbus, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Columbus in September, expect nights in Reykjavik to be little chillier, around 43°F, while days are cooler, around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

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

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 11th (Tue): kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, then kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Vik trip itinerary app .

Drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall, explore the activities along Lac Polaire, contemplate the waterfront views at Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, then enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Jokulsarlon Lagoon.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hof trip planner .

You can drive from Vik to Hof in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in September, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Geysir.

Things to do in Hof

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): head outdoors with Golden Circle Route.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Geysir trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hof to Geysir in 4 hours. In September in Geysir, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 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

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Gullfoss
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Gullfoss ©
Gullfoss
Strokkur ©
Strokkur

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