6 days in Iceland Itinerary

6 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland vacation planner
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Fly to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Shuttle to Reykjavík, Bus to Akureyri
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
— 1 night


Akureyri — 2 nights

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): make a trip to Vaolaheioi Utsynispallur. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at The Húsavík Whale Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, and then view the masterpieces at Brunir Horse.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Akureyri online sightseeing planner.

Manchester, UK to Akureyri is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Manchester in November, with highs in Akureyri at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Reykjavik.
Tours · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trip
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Reykjavik — 2 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik travel website.

Fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Akureyri in November since evenings lows in Reykjavik dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Blaskogabyggd.
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums
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Blaskogabyggd — 1 night

A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Strokkur and then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Blaskogabyggd trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Reykjavik to Blaskogabyggd by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Nature · Parks
Side Trip
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Iceland travel guide

Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.