5 days in Iceland Itinerary

5 days in Iceland Itinerary

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5 days in Iceland Itinerary

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
4
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), then step off the mainland to explore Videy Island, and then enjoy the sea views from Grotta Lighthouse. On the next day, have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then get to know the fascinating history of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and finally stroll the grounds of Cemetery Holavallagardur.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik journey app .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Reykjavik. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow 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, take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then contemplate the long history of Rutshellir Cave, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Vik trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Reykjavik to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Reykjavik in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Vik, with lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Skogar
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Vik Church ©
Vik Church
Rutshellir Cave ©
Rutshellir Cave

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Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull and then take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Vatnajokull National Park trip maker site .

Getting from Vik to Vatnajokull National Park by bus takes about 4 hours. In December in Vatnajokull National Park, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks Nature
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Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

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Reykjahlid

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

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Reykjahlid trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid with the Route module. Traveling from Vatnajokull National Park in December, Reykjahlid is slightly colder at night with lows of -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can 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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