5 days in Iceland Itinerary

5 days in Iceland Itinerary

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5 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  14​h 45​min
1
Vik
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
Reykjahlid
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Akureyri
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
day
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 16th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar.

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New York City, USA to Vik is an approximately 15-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Vik is 5 hours. When traveling from New York City in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Vik: temperatures range from 38°F by day to 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Reynisdrangar, Skogar Museum
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum

1
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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 17th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Krafla Lava Fields, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hverarond, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard).

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You can drive from Vik to Reykjahlid in 8.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Vik in December since evenings lows in Reykjahlid dip to 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Hverarond ©
Hverarond

1
night
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, examine the collection at The Industry Museum, then examine the collection at The Motorcycle Museum of Iceland, and finally contemplate the long history of Saurbaejarkirkja.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Akureyri trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 35°F, while at night they dip to 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Saurbaejarkirkja ©
Saurbaejarkirkja

1
night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 19th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, then explore the activities along Lake Tjornin, then make a trip to The Statue of Leif Eiriksson, and finally get your game on at Laugardalslaug.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik vacation builder tool .

Fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. December in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 36°F and lows of 27°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Fun & Games Parks Nature
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Laugardalslaug ©
Laugardalslaug
Lake Tjornin ©
Lake Tjornin
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum

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