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5 day Iceland itinerary

This was what our 5 day itinerary consisted of; note we had long days, usually waking up between 7 and 8 and hitting the road by 9 am at the latest. We would go until about 7 or 8 at night. We did not make official lunch break or dinner stops.

Full Day 1: (arrived LATE the night before)

Explore Reykjavik – more than enough time for us. We could’ve easily done Blue Lagoon this night, or taken a hike in the afternoon nearby Reykjavik

Day 2: staying in Reykjavik

Golden Circle

Hverageroi: Reykjadalur Steam Valley River Hike

Blue Lagoon

Day 3: depart Reykjavik for Vik (staying near Vik)

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Skogafoss Waterfall

Skogafoss Hike

Myrdalsjokull Glacier

Dyrholaey Arch


Day 4: South east side of Iceland




Svartifoss Waterfall



Diamond Beach

Day 5: leave Iceland (drive back from Vik to Reykjavik)

Gerduberg Basalt Columns

If we left earlier, could’ve done:

Hraunfossar Waterfall

We were planning to:

Drive by Helka (volcano) but it wasn’t a clear day so we did not think this would be worth it as it was out of the way

Hike Mount Esja – it was pouring when we arrived at the beginning so we decided to drive further up the west coast to kill some time