5 days in Iceland Itinerary

5 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Charlotte
+2
Drive + Fly + Shuttle:  12 h 15 min
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Drive:  12 h 15 min
End: Charlotte

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Escape the urban bustle at Thingvellir National Park and Gullfoss Falls. Get a sense of the local culture at Hallgrimskirkja and National Museum of Iceland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt), Thingvallakirkja church (in Thingvellir) and Strokkur (in Geysir). There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, and take an in-depth tour of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip planning site.

Charlotte, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 12- hour combination of car, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train, bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to Reykjavik is 5 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Charlotte in May: highs in Reykjavik hover around 49°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Thingvellir, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Strokkur
Find places to stay May 16 — 20:
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur

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