5 days in Iceland Itinerary

5 days in Iceland Itinerary

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5 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + Shuttle:  20 h 45 min
1
Reykjavik
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Grundarfjorour
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Chennai

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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 16th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, get to know the fascinating history of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and then enjoy the sea views from Grotta Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik day trip planning website.

Chennai, India to Reykjavik is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Chennai to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Chennai in March, with highs in Reykjavik at 4°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites Museums
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Grotta Lighthouse ©
Grotta Lighthouse

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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 17th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Rutshellir Cave, get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then stroll through Black Sand Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Vik itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

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Grundarfjorour

Grundarfjorour ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, admire the sheer force of Kirkjufellsfoss, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kirkjufell Mountain.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Grundarfjorour trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Vik to Grundarfjorour takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum
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Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum ©
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum
Kirkjufellsfoss ©
Kirkjufellsfoss

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