6 days in Iceland Itinerary

6 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Boston
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Geysir
— 1 night
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Boston

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hallgrimskirkja and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar). Take a break from the city and head to Thingvellir National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Go for a jaunt from Reykjavik to Thingvellir to see Galgaklettur about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, examine the collection at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, see Off-Road Tours, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip itinerary site.

Boston, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. When traveling from Boston in July, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Reykjavik: temperatures range from 58°F by day to 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Thingvellir
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 23rd (Fri), Head underground at Rutshellir Cave, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, thenkick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally stroll through Black Sand Beach.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, read Vik trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Skogar
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach

1
night
Geysir

Geysir ©
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, thenadmire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Geysir trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Geysir takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in July, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Bruarfoss Waterfall
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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