7 days in Iceland Itinerary
Start: Los Angeles
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
— 1 night
End: Los Angeles
Sun, Mar 26 - Sat, Apr 1
Reykjavik — 3 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.Family-friendly places like Hallgrimskirkja and Food Tours will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Grindavik (Selatangar & Blue Lagoon). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Museum of Iceland, trot along with a tour on horseback, enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan, and contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.
To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik visit planner.
Los Angeles, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 8 hours. In March, Reykjavik is cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 39°F and lows of 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vik.
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Vik — 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.On the 30th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church, stroll through Reynisfjara Beach, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and then admire the sheer force of Kvernufoss.
To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Vik trip itinerary site.
Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 39°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.
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Blaskogabyggd — 1 night
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, then take in the natural beauty of Blesi, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd online holiday planner.
You can drive from Vik to Blaskogabyggd in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. March in Blaskogabyggd sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Iceland travel guide
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.