7 days in Iceland Itinerary

7 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Grundarfjorour
— 2 nights
2
Reykjavik
— 1 night
3
Thingvellir
— 2 nights
4
Geysir
— Few hours
5
Skogar
— 1 day
6
Vik
— 1 night
7
Hella
— Few hours
8
Selfoss
— 1 day

2
nights
Grundarfjorour

Grundarfjorour ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get up close to creatures of the deep with Laki Tours, take in the dramatic scenery at Kirkjufellsfoss, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pakkhus Snaefellsbaejar, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Grundarfjorour trip builder site.

Denver, USA to Grundarfjorour is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Pakkhus Snaefellsbaejar, Gullfoss Falls
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Laki Tours ©
Laki Tours
Kirkjufellsfoss ©
Kirkjufellsfoss

1
night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, Thorvaldsens Bazar, Hallgrimskirkja, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): look for gifts at Thorvaldsens Bazar, pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, attend a concert at Tjarnarbio Theatre and Cafe, admire the landmark architecture of Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

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Traveling by car from Grundarfjorour to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°F in December, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Thingvellir.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Thermal Spas
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas

2
nights
Thingvellir

Thingvellir ©
One of Iceland's most popular tourist destinations, Thingvellir represents a national park steeped in historical, cultural, and geological significance, as evidenced by its designation as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Galgaklettur, then admire the striking features of Thingvallakirkja church, and then explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Oxararfoss.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Thingvellir trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Thingvellir takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°F in December, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Thingvellir

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Oxararfoss ©
Oxararfoss
Galgaklettur ©
Galgaklettur

few
hours
Geysir

Geysir
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Geysir online travel planner.

You can drive from Thingvellir to Geysir in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daytime highs in Geysir are 36°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. On the 5th (Sat), you'll travel to Skogar.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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1
day
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.
To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Skogar trip itinerary site.

Drive from Geysir to Skogar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Geysir in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Skogar, with lows around 34°F. You will leave for Vik on the 5th (Sat).

Things to do in Skogar

Parks · Nature · Trails
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1
night
Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mýrdalsjökull as well as Katlatrack Adventure Tours.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vik trip itinerary builder.

Vik is just a stone's throw from Skogar. In December, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 38°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull

few
hours
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. To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hella online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vik to Hella in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in December, and nighttime lows around 34°F. On the 6th (Sun), you're off to Selfoss.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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1
day
Selfoss

Selfoss ©
Sitting on the banks of the picturesque Olfusa River, the laid-back town of Selfoss provides a good location to relax and enjoy some of the country's natural delights.
On the 6th (Sun), explore the activities along Kerið and then make a trip to Tre Og List.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Selfoss trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hella to Selfoss takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Hella in December, Selfoss is little chillier at night with lows of 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Selfoss

Nature · Parks
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Kerið ©
Kerið
Tre Og List ©
Tre Og List

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