6 days in Iceland Itinerary

6 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
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Skogar
— 1 night
3
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night

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nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, and see the interesting displays at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik online trip maker.

Washington DC, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in May, you will find days in Reykjavik are much colder (49°F), and nights are a bit cooler (39°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas
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Thermal Spas
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, explore the ancient world of Rutshellir Cave, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Skogar trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Skogar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Skogar, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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

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Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur and then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Blaskogabyggd trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Skogar to Blaskogabyggd in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. May in Blaskogabyggd sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Strokkur
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur

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