5 days in Iceland Itinerary

5 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 day
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
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Blaskogabyggd

— 1 day
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Blaskogabyggd trip planner.

London, UK to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 6-hour flight. Traveling from London in August, things will get a bit cooler in Blaskogabyggd: highs are around 16°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): hike along Laugavegur, then take in the pleasant sights at Landmannalaugar, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ljótipollur.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Landmannalaugar itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Landmannalaugar takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Landmannalaugar can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, push the limits with an extreme tour, and browse the exhibits of Perlan.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik journey planning website.

You can drive from Landmannalaugar to Reykjavik in 3.5 hours. In August in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Iceland travel guide

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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.