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:  10​h 15​min
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Skogar
— 1 night
bus + taxi:  1​h 45​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.
Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, get your game on at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik online road trip planner .

New York City, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in September; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 52°F and lows reach 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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 15th (Sun): look for gifts at Seljalandsfoss, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Skogar trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Reykjavik to Skogar in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Skogar are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Skogar

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Seljalandsfoss, Dyrhólaey, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

1
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 16th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Strokkur and then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Blaskogabyggd trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Skogar to Blaskogabyggd in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Strokkur
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur

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