7 days in Iceland Itinerary

7 days in Iceland Itinerary

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7 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  6​h
1
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Skogar
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Grundarfjorour
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Borgarnes
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Manchester

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tales from Iceland and Lava Centre. Let the collections at Reykjavik Open Air Museum and National Museum of Iceland capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Reykjavik to Thingvellir to see Thingvellir National Park about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and examine the collection at The Icelandic Punk Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Reykjavik sightseeing planner .

Manchester, UK to Reykjavik is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Manchester in May: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 11°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lava Centre, Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Tales from Iceland ©
Tales from Iceland
Lava Centre ©
Lava Centre

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.
On the 4th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, and finally take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Skogar holiday maker app .

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Skogar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Skogar, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Vik
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum
Vik Church ©
Vik Church

2
nights
Grundarfjorour

Grundarfjorour ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Pakkhus Snaefellsbaejar, enjoy the sand and surf at Djúpalónssandur beach, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Vatnshellir, then pause for some serene contemplation at Budir Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Olafsvikurkirkja, then stroll through Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, and then take in the awesome beauty at Kirkjufell Mountain.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Grundarfjorour trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Skogar to Grundarfjorour in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Borgarnes.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Olafsvik, Hellnar, Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, Cave Vatnshellir, Budir Church
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Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum ©
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum
Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach

1
night
Borgarnes

Borgarnes ©
Borgarnes is a town located on a peninsula at the shore of Borgarfjörður in Iceland.It has a population of 1,763 (as of January 2011). Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Puppet Museum of Bruduheimar, take an in-depth tour of The Settlement Center, and then examine the collection at Borgarnes Museum.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Borgarnes trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Grundarfjorour to Borgarnes in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Borgarnes can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Borgarnes

Museums
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The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center
Borgarnes Museum ©
Borgarnes Museum

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