7 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Vik
— 1 night
Drive
3
Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik — 3 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll explore and learn at National Museum of Iceland and Perlan. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Off-Road Tours. Step out of Reykjavik with an excursion to Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, admire all the interesting features of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and admire the masterpieces at Gerdarsafn Kopavogur Art Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip itinerary maker app.

Rome, Italy to Reykjavik is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rome to Reykjavik. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rome in January; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 3°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Vik.
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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 22nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, stroll through Black Sand Beach, and then stroll through Reynisfjara Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Vik tour planner.

Getting from Reykjavik to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Vik when traveling from Reykjavik in January, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.
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Blaskogabyggd — 2 nights

A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 23rd (Sun), witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and then relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Blaskogabyggd trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Vik to Blaskogabyggd takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Vik in January, Blaskogabyggd is little chillier at night with lows of -1°C. You will leave for home on the 24th (Mon).
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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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