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How long should we stay in Reykjavik?

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How long should we stay in Reykjavik?

I'm planning an Icelandic trip with my wife and 2 adult kids. I've heard great things about the city but I figure it must not be very large. How many days should do we need to stay there to get the full flavor of Reykjavik? Thank you in advance for your advice.

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1. Re: How long should we stay in Reykjavik?

It depends.....on what you want to do and see, and how long your overall trip is, and where else you are going.

For a brief introduction, I think 2 days would be sufficient. As you say, it is small, and the centre is very compact - from the sea to the centre is 3 streets.

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2. Re: How long should we stay in Reykjavik?

Two full days for the city.

One day for the Golden Circle.

One day for the south shore.

One day for the west coast.

All this can be done with R.vik as a base.


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3. Re: How long should we stay in Reykjavik?


Thanks for all the information. I may be stopping by in Iceland around 23 June. Is it a good time to travel during this date and do I have to book accommodate early? If I do not drive, could I still Reykjavik and the other 3 sites within 5 days? I have a week, how would the itinerary like, I would not mind doing some overnight trip out of Reykjavik. Regards.

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