6 days in Iceland Itinerary

6 days in Iceland Itinerary

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6 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Reykjavik
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Geysir
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Skogar
— 2 nights
Bus:  30​min
4
Vik
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h
5
Seydisfjordur
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
6
Grindavik
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h
End: Ottawa

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 25th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja and then appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip maker site .

Ottawa, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Ottawa to Reykjavik is 5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Ottawa in September, with highs in Reykjavik at 13°C and lows at 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Geysir.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Sun Voyager ©
Sun Voyager

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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.
Gullfoss Falls has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls.

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Drive from Reykjavik to Geysir in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Geysir can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Gullfoss Falls
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls

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nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Solheimasandur Plane Wreck as well as Seljavallalaug. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Seljavallalaug.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Skogar trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Geysir to Skogar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Vik.

Things to do in Skogar

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Solheimasandur Plane Wreck
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Solheimasandur Plane Wreck ©
Solheimasandur Plane Wreck

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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Diamond Beach has been added to your itinerary. On the 27th (Sun), stroll through Fjadrargljufur Canyon and then kick back and relax at Diamond Beach.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Vik trip planner .

Vik is just a short distance from Skogar. In September, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Seydisfjordur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Diamond Beach
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Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach

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night
Seydisfjordur

Seydisfjordur
To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Seydisfjordur tour planner.

Getting from Vik to Seydisfjordur by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Vik in September, Seydisfjordur is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grindavik.

Things to do in Seydisfjordur

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Grindavik

Grindavik ©
A historical fishing town on the scenic south coast of the Southern Peninsula, Grindavik boasts one main attraction, the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blue Lagoon. On the 28th (Mon), test the waters at Blue Lagoon.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Grindavik trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Seydisfjordur to Grindavik in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September in Grindavik, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Grindavik

Spas Nature Parks

Side Trip

Gatklettur
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Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon
Gatklettur ©
Gatklettur

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