3 days in Iceland Itinerary

3 days in Iceland Itinerary

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3 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
1
Keflavik
— Few hours
bus:  30​min
2
Grindavik
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
3
Hafnarfjordur
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
4
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Thingvellir
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
6
Blaskogabyggd
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
7
Geysir
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
8
Brekkuskogur
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
9
Fludir
— Few hours
bus:  45​min
10
Selfoss
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: London

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Keflavik

Keflavik
Keflavík is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Keflavik trip itinerary planner .

London, UK to Keflavik is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from London in May: high temperatures in Keflavik hover around 10°C and lows are around 3°C. On the 18th (Fri), you'll travel to Grindavik.

Things to do in Keflavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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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.
For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Grindavik trip itinerary maker .

Grindavik is very close to Keflavik. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in May, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hafnarfjordur.

Things to do in Grindavik

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Bridge Between Continents
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Hafnarfjordur

Hafnarfjordur ©
Although the historical town of Hafnarfjordur has become a suburb of the capital Reykjavik, it maintains an authentic spirit all its own.
To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Hafnarfjordur travel planner.

Traveling by car from Grindavik to Hafnarfjordur takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Hafnarfjordur, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Hafnarfjordur

Parks
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Hellisgerdi Park
Port of Hafnarfjordur ©
Port of Hafnarfjordur

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blue Lagoon Iceland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in panoramic vistas at Perlan, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and finally soothe aching muscles at Blue Lagoon Iceland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, get engrossed in the history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Akranes to Reykjavik in an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Thingvellir

Thingvellir
One of Iceland's most popular tourist destinations, Thingvellir represents a national park steeped in historical, cultural, and geological significance, as evidenced by its designation as a World Heritage Site.
For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Thingvellir route builder .

You can drive from Reykjavik to Thingvellir in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Thingvellir can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. On the 19th (Sat), you're off toBlaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Thingvellir

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Gullfoss has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park and then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Slakki Petting Zoo and then head outdoors with Hekluhestar.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Blaskogabyggd online itinerary builder .

London, UK to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from London in May, things will get slightly colder in Blaskogabyggd: highs are around 11°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature Outdoors
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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.
For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Geysir trip planning website .

Geysir is just a short distance from Blaskogabyggd. In May, daily temperatures in Geysir can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Brekkuskogur.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur

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Brekkuskogur

Brekkuskogur ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at The Cave People, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Skalholt Cathedral, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Brekkuskogur trip planner.

Brekkuskogur is very close to Geysir. May in Brekkuskogur sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Brekkuskogur

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Skalholt Cathedral
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Skalholt Cathedral ©
Skalholt Cathedral
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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Fludir

Fludir
To find out how to plan a trip to Fludir, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fludir is very close to Brekkuskogur. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in May, and nighttime lows around 3°C. You'll set off for Selfoss on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Fludir

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Selfoss

Selfoss
Sitting on the banks of the picturesque Olfusa River, the laid-back town of Selfoss provides a good location to relax and enjoy some of the country's natural delights.
To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Selfoss trip itinerary maker website .

Take a bus from Fludir to Selfoss in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Selfoss, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. You will leave for home on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Selfoss

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