6 days in Iceland Itinerary

6 days in Iceland Itinerary

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6 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Bus:  7 h 15 min
1
Grindavik
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
2
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: London

1
night
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.
On the 8th (Fri), take in the natural beauty of Gunnuhver Hot Springs, snap pictures at Bridge Between Continents, then explore the striking landscape at Brimketill, then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Icelandic Saltfish Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Selatangar, trot along with a tour on horseback, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Krysuvik, and finally get great views at Krysuvik Cliffs.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Grindavik trip itinerary planning app.

London, UK to Grindavik is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. In May, Grindavik is a bit cooler than London - with highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Grindavik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Reykjanes Peninsula, Horseback Riding Tours
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Gunnuhver Hot Springs ©
Gunnuhver Hot Springs
Thermal Spas
Krysuvik
Krysuvik

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Step out of Reykjavik to go to Thingvellir and see Thingvellir National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grindavik to Reykjavik takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

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