6 days in Iceland Itinerary

6 days in Iceland Itinerary

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6 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Reykjavik
— 3 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

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, and take in the views from Bridge Between Continents.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip site.

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 to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, things will get colder in Reykjavik: highs are around 58°F and lows about 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas, Bridge Between Continents
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

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 5th (Sun): kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and then explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Vik trip site.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in July, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Strokkur and then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Blaskogabyggd road trip planner.

You can drive from Vik to Blaskogabyggd in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Blaskogabyggd sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Strokkur
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls

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