7 days in Iceland Itinerary

7 days in Iceland Itinerary

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7 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Skogar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Geysir
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Newark

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in panoramic vistas at Perlan, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip planner.

Newark, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Newark to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Newark in December, with highs in Reykjavik at 36°F and lows at 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Skogar.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and finally don't miss a visit to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Skogar itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Reykjavik to Skogar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Reykjavik in December, Skogar is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Skogar

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vik
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Solheimasandur Plane Wreck ©
Solheimasandur Plane Wreck

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.
On the 21st (Sat), witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, and finally admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Geysir tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Skogar to Geysir takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Skogar in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Geysir, with lows of 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time 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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