7 days in Iceland Itinerary

7 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 9th (Sun), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then explore the world behind art at National Museum of Iceland.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik tour builder website.

Columbus, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Columbus to Reykjavik. While traveling from Columbus, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Reykjavik, ranging from highs of 52°F to lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) 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.
On the 11th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, then 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.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Vik trip planner.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to 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.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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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.
On the 12th (Wed), kick back and relax at Fellsfjara, then explore the activities along Glacier Lagoon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Skaftafellsjokull, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hof trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hof takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in September, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Geysir.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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.
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You can drive from Hof to Geysir in 4 hours. September in Geysir sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.
Nature · Parks
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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.