7 days in Iceland Itinerary

7 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Columbus


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, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then explore the world behind art at National Museum of Iceland.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our 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. When traveling from Columbus in September, plan for much colder days in Reykjavik, with highs around 52°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): stroll through Black Sand Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Vik trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Vik sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Polaire, then contemplate the waterfront views at Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, then admire all the interesting features of Fellsfjara, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Glacier Lagoon.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hof planning tool.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough 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.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Geysir trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Hof to Geysir takes 4 hours. 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.
Nature · Parks
Side Trip
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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.