5 days in Iceland Itinerary

5 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland tour itinerary planner
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Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
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Reykjavik — 2 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Blue Lagoon (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Iceland.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik attractions planner.

Toronto, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Reykjavik is 5 hours. Traveling from Toronto in July, you will find days in Reykjavik are much colder (17°C), and nights are a bit cooler (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Landmannalaugar.
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Landmannalaugar — 1 night

Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): hike along Laugavegur, then take in the pleasant sights at Landmannalaugar, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ljótipollur.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Landmannalaugar trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Landmannalaugar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Landmannalaugar can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.
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Blaskogabyggd — 1 night

A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, and finally take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur Geothermal Field.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Landmannalaugar to Blaskogabyggd in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
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.
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