7 days in Iceland Itinerary

7 days in Iceland Itinerary

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7 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Skogar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

3
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). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Reykjavik is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in March, expect Reykjavik to be little chillier, temps between 4°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive 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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): look for gifts at Seljalandsfoss, admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, then stroll through Reynisfjara Beach, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Skogar online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Reykjavik to Skogar by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March in Skogar, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Vik, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, Seljalandsfoss
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Strokkur and then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Geysir road trip app .

You can drive from Skogar to Geysir in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Gullfoss Falls
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur

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