6 days in Iceland Itinerary

6 days in Iceland Itinerary

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6 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + bus:  10​h
1
Vik
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Hof
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h
5
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Manchester

1
day
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Vik day trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Vik is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Manchester in January: highs in Vik hover around 4°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Reynisdrangar
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Reynisdrangar ©
Reynisdrangar

1
night
Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjubaejarklaustur ©
On the 12th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Kirkjugolf, take in the dramatic scenery at Stjornarfoss, then identify plant and animal life at Fjadrargljufur Canyon, then get impressive views of Skaftarstofa, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Systrafoss.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kirkjubaejarklaustur online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Vik to Kirkjubaejarklaustur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hof.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Stjornarfoss ©
Stjornarfoss
Systrafoss ©
Systrafoss

1
night
Hof

Hof ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Hofskirkja Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, contemplate the waterfront views at Jokulsarlon Lagoon, then stroll through Diamond Beach, and finally admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hof trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Hof in 1.5 hours. In January in Hof, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hof

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Svartifoss Waterfall, Diamond Beach
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Jokulsarlon Lagoon ©
Jokulsarlon Lagoon
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Hofskirkja Church ©
Hofskirkja Church

1
night
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), then explore the striking landscape at Mud Pots, and then identify plant and animal life at Krafla Lava Fields.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Reykjahlid holiday planner .

Getting from Hof to Reykjahlid by car takes about 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Reykjahlid when traveling from Hof in January, with lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then kick back and relax at Yntri Tunga Beach, and finally stop by Nordic Store.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik day trip website .

Getting from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Yntri Tunga Beach
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Nordic Store ©
Nordic Store

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