5 days in Iceland Itinerary

5 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Reykjavik
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Reykjavik
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
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Vik
— 1 night
Bus:  4 h
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
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Reykjahlid
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Reykjavik

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 18th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), steep yourself in history at Videy Island, and then enjoy the sea views from Grotta Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: get your game on at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then get to know the fascinating history of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Cemetery Holavallagardur.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik trip maker website.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Reykjavik. In December in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Horseback Riding Tours
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Grotta Lighthouse ©
Grotta Lighthouse
Horseback Riding Tours
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum

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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, examine the collection at Skogar Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then delve into the distant past at Rutshellir Cave, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Vik road trip website.

Drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Reykjavik in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Vik, with lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Vik

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Skogar
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Reyniskyrka Church ©
Reyniskyrka Church
Rutshellir Cave ©
Rutshellir Cave

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Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
On the 21st (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull and then admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Vatnajokull National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Vik to Vatnajokull National Park takes 4 hours. December in Vatnajokull National Park sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature Parks
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Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull

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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Viti Crater, stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard).

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Reykjahlid trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid with the Route module. Traveling from Vatnajokull National Park in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Reykjahlid, with lows around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Viti Crater ©
Viti Crater

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