7 days in Iceland Itinerary

7 days in Iceland Itinerary

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7 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Oslo, Norway
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Hella
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h
End: Oslo, Norway

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get some historical perspective at Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition. Appreciate the collections at The Settlement Center and Borgarnes Museum. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to War and Peace Museum (in Akranes), Hraunfossar (in Husafell) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip itinerary maker site .

Oslo, Norway to Reykjavik is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oslo to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oslo in May, you will find days in Reykjavik are slightly colder (11°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Borgarnes, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Thingvellir National Park, War and Peace Museum, Hraunfossar
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Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Horseback Riding Tours

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Vik vacation builder site .

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Vik are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar Museum
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum

2
nights
Hella

Hella ©
Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Keldur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hella day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Hella, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hella

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur, Gljufrabui Waterfalls
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Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Horseback Riding Tours
Lava Centre ©
Lava Centre

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