6 days in Iceland Itinerary

6 days in Iceland Itinerary

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6 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  10​h
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Skogar
— 1 night
Bus + Taxi:  1​h 45​min
3
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  13​h
End: Washington DC

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik trip planner .

Washington DC, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 10-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Reykjavik. Traveling from Washington DC in May, expect nights in Reykjavik to be slightly colder, around 39°F, while days are colder, around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Thermal Spas

1
night
Skogar

Skogar ©
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, delve into the distant past at Rutshellir Cave, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

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You can drive from Reykjavik to Skogar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Skogar are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, Black Sand Beach
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 26th (Tue), take in the natural beauty of Strokkur and then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Blaskogabyggd attractions tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Skogar to Blaskogabyggd takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Blaskogabyggd can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Strokkur
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls

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