6 Days in Iceland Itinerary - Reykjavik and the South Coast Story

By Imani Adeyemo

Introduction

6 Days in Iceland Itinerary - Reykjavik and the South Coast Story

Iceland is an amazing country with a vast and varying landscape that begs to be explored. From enormous lava fields...

Day 1

Explore Reykjavik

After arriving and settling into Reykjavik, you’ll want to explore the best of what Iceland’s capital city has to offer....

Day 1 - Stop 1

Admire the View from Hallgrímskirkja Church

Head to Hallgrímskirkja, a modern church and probably the most recognisable landmark of the city. It features an unusually narrow...

Day 1 - Stop 2

Discover Reykjavik’s Street Art Scene

Reykjavik's city centre may be small, but it is thriving with creativity. There is a big street art scene in...

Day 1 - Stop 3

Hunt for the Elusive Northern Lights

One of the most amazing things to do in Iceland is hunting for the Aurora Borealis. It’s worth noting that...

Day 2

Tour Iceland’s Golden Circle

The Golden Circle is a collection of natural wonders around Iceland's Ring Road. It is one of the best things...

Day 2 - Stop 1

Visit Thingvellir National Park

Thingvellir National Park, located just a short drive out of Reykjavik, is a place of significant interest in Iceland for...

Day 2 - Stop 2

Get Your Mind Blown by Strokkur Geyser

Next, head to the Geysir Geothermal Area to witness more of nature’s theatrics. The park is named after Geysir, the...

Day 2 - Stop 3

See the Stunning Gullfoss Waterfall

Gullfoss Waterfall is the next big stop on the Golden Circle route. The name Gullfoss translates to ‘Golden Waterfall’. It...

Day 2 - Stop 4

Check Out Reykjavik’s Nightlife

Spend an evening in Downtown Reykjavik to experience the nightlife in one of the many bars around Laugavegur. In the...

Day 3

Dip into the Blue Lagoon & See Icelandic Horses

Your third day in Reykjavik is reserved for two iconic sights in Iceland, the Blue Lagoon and Icelandic horses. First,...

Day 3 - Stop 1

Soak off Stress in the Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon is an iconic spot in Iceland, and for good reason. Although it is not one of Iceland’s...

Day 3 - Stop 2

Visit an Icelandic Horse Farm

Icelandic horses are a unique breed that has a short and stout stature, fluffy coats and pretty (often blonde) manes...

Day 3 - Stop 3

Try Your Luck Again with the Northern Lights

As mentioned above, the lights are very unpredictable. You can have completely clear skies and not see them, or get...

Day 4

Do Some More Sightseeing on Your Last Day in Reykjavik

Before you head off to explore the waterfalls and glaciers of Iceland’s South Coast, spend one last day in Reykjavik...

Day 4 - Stop 1

Visit the Old Harbour & the Sun Voyager

Take a stroll along Iceland’s harbourfront in the shadow of snow-topped mountains to admire the old yellow lighthouses and cairns...

Day 4 - Stop 2

Admire the Architecture of the Harpa Concert Hall

Another must-see in Reykjavik is the Harpa Concert Hall. More than just an events venue, it has a striking architectural...

Day 4 - Stop 3

Warm-up with Lunch at Svarta Kaffid

After doing some souvenir shopping and exploring all the shops along Laugavegur (a very long shopping street running through the...

Day 4 - Stop 4

Walk Along Rainbow Road

Next, go walking on rainbows at Skólavörðustígur, a colourful street opposite to Hallgrímskirkja. This street is hand-painted by locals in...

Day 5

Chase Waterfalls on the South Coast

Now that you’ve seen Reykjavik and the Golden Circle, it’s time to take a road trip to Iceland’s South Coast...

Day 5 - Stop 1

Walk Behind the Veil of Seljalandsfoss

Seljalandsfoss is one of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls, known for the unique feature of being able to walk behind it....

Day 5 - Stop 2

Get Soaked at Skógafoss

The next stop is Skógafoss - an impressive, tall waterfall with a mighty force. There is nothing stopping you from...

Day 5 - Stop 3

Visit Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach

The last stop of the day is Iceland’s most famous black sand beach along the Reynisfjara coastline, near the picturesque...

Day 6

Head on Icy Adventures in Vatnajökull National Park

Spend your last day in Vatnajökull National Park, along the South Coast. It is home to Vatnajökull - Europe’s largest...

Day 6 - Stop 1

Visit Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Jökulsárlón is a lagoon created by Breiðamerkurjökull, a part of the larger Vatnajökull Glacier, which recedes and breaks off large...

Day 6 - Stop 2

Find Your Sparkle at Diamond Beach

Nearby, you’ll find Diamond Beach, a black sand beach that is often covered in glacier pieces that sparkle in the...

Day 6 - Stop 3

Go Ice Caving in Vatnajökull Glacier

Saving the best for last, explore a natural ice cave inside the glacier. This is a bucket-list-worthy experience and one...

Conclusion

In Conclusion

There are plenty of epic adventures to be had in Reykjavik and Iceland’s South Coast, including hot springs, geysers, waterfalls...