7 days in Iceland Itinerary

7 days in Iceland Itinerary

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7 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  12 h 45 min
End: New York City

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Step out of the city life by going to Horseback Riding Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore hidden gems such as Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach and Lake Tjornin. Step out of Reykjavik to go to Grindavik and see Gunnuhver Hot Springs, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Geothermal area krysuvik, walk around Hellisgerdi Park, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik tour itinerary planning tool .

New York City, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in April; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 43°F and lows reach 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Horseback Riding Tours, Gunnuhver Hot Springs, Hellisgerdi Park
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Horseback Riding Tours
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Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach ©
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): trot along with a tour on horseback, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, and finally take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum.

To see photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Vik day trip site .

You can drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Vik are 42°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar Museum
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Horseback Riding Tours

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 5th (Sun), witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, and finally get to know the resident critters at Slakki Petting Zoo.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Blaskogabyggd day trip tool .

You can drive from Vik to Blaskogabyggd in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Blaskogabyggd, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Geysir
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Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall
Geysir ©
Geysir
Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall ©
Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall

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