5 days in Iceland Itinerary

5 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Reykjavik
— 1 night
2
Thingvellir
— 1 day
3
Fludir
— Few hours
4
Selfoss
— 1 night
5
Vik
— Few hours
6
Selfoss
— 1 night
7
Grindavik
— Few hours

1
night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hallgrimskirkja. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik journey planning tool.

New York City, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Reykjavik, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around °F and lows are around °F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Thingvellir.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

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day
Thingvellir

Thingvellir ©
One of Iceland's most popular tourist destinations, Thingvellir represents a national park steeped in historical, cultural, and geological significance, as evidenced by its designation as a World Heritage Site.
You've now added Thingvellir National Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park, admire the striking features of Thingvallakirkja church, take in the dramatic scenery at Oxararfoss, thenadmire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, thentake in the natural beauty of Geysir, and finally admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Thingvellir driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Thingvellir takes an hour. In October, daytime highs in Thingvellir are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fludir.

Things to do in Thingvellir

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Geysir, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Gullfoss Falls
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

few
hours
Fludir

Fludir
For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Fludir trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Thingvellir to Fludir takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Fludir are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. On the 29th (Tue), you're off to Selfoss.

Things to do in Fludir

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Selfoss

Selfoss ©
Sitting on the banks of the picturesque Olfusa River, the laid-back town of Selfoss provides a good location to relax and enjoy some of the country's natural delights.
To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Selfoss trip planner.

You can drive from Fludir to Selfoss in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Selfoss sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Selfoss

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, Reynisfjara Beach
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach

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hours
Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Vik itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Selfoss to Vik in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °F in October, and nighttime lows around °F. On the 30th (Wed), you're off to Selfoss.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Selfoss

Selfoss
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You can drive from Vik to Selfoss in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Thu) before leaving for Grindavik.

Things to do in Selfoss

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Grindavik

Grindavik ©
A historical fishing town on the scenic south coast of the Southern Peninsula, Grindavik boasts one main attraction, the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa.
Blue Lagoon has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at Blue Lagoon.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Grindavik trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Selfoss to Grindavik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Grindavik are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grindavik

Spas
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Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon

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