6 days in Iceland Itinerary

6 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly + Shuttle:  9 h 15 min
1
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Skogar
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  6 h
3
Akureyri
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Newark

1
night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 20th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Tales from Iceland, don't miss a visit to Laugavegur, admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), get to know the fascinating history of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, then head off the coast to Videy Island, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Grotta Lighthouse.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik online journey planner.

Newark, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. When traveling from Newark in October, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Reykjavik: temperatures range from 46°F by day to 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Skogar.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Grotta Lighthouse ©
Grotta Lighthouse
Videy Island ©
Videy Island

1
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Skogar

Skogar ©
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
On the 21st (Mon), explore the ancient world of Rutshellir Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, then admire all the interesting features of Dyrhólaey, and finally explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Skogar road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Skogar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in October, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Vik
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Reyniskyrka Church ©
Reyniskyrka Church

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Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 22nd (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Hverfjall, take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir, then stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, and finally go for a walk through Viti Crater.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Akureyri trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Skogar to Akureyri takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Skogar in October since evenings lows in Akureyri dip to 33°F. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Hverfjall ©
Hverfjall
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields

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