7 days in Iceland Itinerary

7 days in Iceland Itinerary

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7 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Dayton
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  10 h 45 min
1
Reykjavik
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Geysir
— 1 night
Bus + Taxi:  1 h
4
Thingvellir
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Snaefellsbaer
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Dayton

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day
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik route builder tool.

Dayton, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 10- hour combination of taxi, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dayton to Reykjavik is 5 hours. When traveling from Dayton in October, plan for colder days in Reykjavik, with highs around 46°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sun Voyager ©
Sun Voyager

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night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, stroll through Black Sand Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, and finally admire the sheer force of Skogafoss.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Vik online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Vik, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Skogafoss
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

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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 21st (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, and finally admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Geysir using our trip planner.

Getting from Vik to Geysir by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in October, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Thingvellir.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall ©
Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall

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nights
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. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Galgaklettur, take a memorable drive along Kaldidalur Valley, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park, and finally admire the striking features of Thingvallakirkja church.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Thingvellir trip planner.

Drive from Geysir to Thingvellir in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Snaefellsbaer.

Things to do in Thingvellir

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Oxararfoss ©
Oxararfoss
Logberg (Law Rock) ©
Logberg (Law Rock)

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Snaefellsbaer

Snaefellsbaer ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Budir Church and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Vatnshellir.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Snaefellsbaer trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Thingvellir to Snaefellsbaer takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Budir Church
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Cave Vatnshellir ©
Cave Vatnshellir

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