7 days in Iceland Itinerary

7 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 1 night
Drive
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Hof
— 1 night
Drive
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Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to John Glenn Columbus International Airport

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Reykjavik

— 1 night
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 9th (Sun), get outside with Outdoor Activities, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip itinerary planning app.

Columbus, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbus to Reykjavik is 5 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Columbus in September: highs in Reykjavik hover around 52°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
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Vik

— 1 night
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, then stroll through Reynisfjara Beach, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Vik tour builder app.

Getting from Reykjavik to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Vik, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hof.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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Hof

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Polaire, then kick back and relax at Diamond Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Glacier Lagoon, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hofskirkja Church.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hof trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hof takes 2 hours. September in Hof sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Geysir.

Things to do in Hof

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Geysir

— 2 nights
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Geysir trip planner.

Drive from Hof to Geysir in 4.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Geysir can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. 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

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Highlights from your trip

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.