7 days in Iceland Itinerary

7 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip maker

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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Skogar
— 1 night
Drive
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Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Dubai International Airport

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Reykjavik

— 3 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik road trip site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Reykjavik is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Dubai in May, things will get colder in Reykjavik: highs are around 11°C and lows about 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Skogar.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 11 — 14:

Skogar

— 1 night
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): examine the collection at Skogar Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then explore and take pictures at Rutshellir Cave, and finally admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls.

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Getting from Reykjavik to Skogar by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Skogar are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Skogar

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 14 — 15:

Geysir

— 2 nights
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Geysir road trip planning tool.

Getting from Skogar to Geysir by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May in Geysir, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 17:

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
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.