6 days in Iceland Itinerary

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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 10th (Mon), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Iceland.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip maker tool.

Columbus, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 11-hour 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 little chillier, around 43°F, while days are cooler, around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vik.
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · 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 12th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally admire the sheer force of Skogafoss.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Vik tour itinerary website.

Getting from Reykjavik to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in September, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Geysir.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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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 find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Geysir trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Vik to Geysir takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in September, and nighttime lows around 43°F. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Iceland travel guide

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.