5 days in Iceland Itinerary

5 days in Iceland Itinerary

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5 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Kosice
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  15​h 30​min
1
Vik
— 1 day
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  7​h
2
Husavik
— 1 day
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Kosice

1
day
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, examine the collection at Skogar Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and finally explore the striking landscape at Dyrholaey.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Vik road trip planning website .

Kosice, Slovakia to Vik is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kosice to Vik. When traveling from Kosice in May, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Vik: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Husavik.

Things to do in Vik

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Skogar Museum
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Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll

1
day
Husavik

Husavik ©
The popular town of Husavik not only boasts some of Iceland's best whale-watching opportunities but is arguably the northeast coast's prettiest town.
On the 16th (Thu), trot along with a tour on horseback, get a new perspective on nature at The Húsavík Whale Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Rauoanes Point, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Culture House.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Husavik online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Vik to Husavik takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. May in Husavik sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Husavik

Museums Outdoors Tours
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The Húsavík Whale Museum ©
The Húsavík Whale Museum
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): cast your line with a fishing tour, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and finally stop by Jokla Icelandic Design.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Reykjavik trip maker website .

You can fly from Husavik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Food Tours
Helicopter Tours
The Statue of Leif Eiriksson ©
The Statue of Leif Eiriksson

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