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

1
night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 9th (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip app .

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

Things to do in Reykjavik

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

1
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, enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally admire the sheer force of Skogafoss.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Vik holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off 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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night
Hof

Hof ©
On the 12th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, explore the activities along Lac Polaire, then kick back and relax at Diamond Beach, then explore the activities along Jokulsarlon Lagoon, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hofskirkja Church.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hof online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Vik to Hof in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Hof can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 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

Skaftafell, Jokulsarlon Lagoon, Diamond Beach
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Jokulsarlon Lagoon ©
Jokulsarlon Lagoon
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Hofskirkja Church ©
Hofskirkja Church

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): cruise along Golden Circle Route.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Geysir tour itinerary builder website .

Drive from Hof to Geysir in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in September, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

#Scenic Drive, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Golden Circle Route, Gullfoss
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Golden Circle Route
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