The trip to Vík takes a bit less than two hours if you drive straight there. But who wants to do that, with all the wonderful sights along the way? Highlights include Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. Plan on 6-8 hours for this trip, depending on how long you would like to stay at each place. Total driving time is about 3 hours and 45 minutes.
The Golden Circle is the most popular day trip in Iceland. It takes you to the natural highlights of Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and Geysir. More than 80% of foreign visitors to Iceland travel the Golden Circle. Plan approximately 5-7 hours for this trip, depending on how long you’d like to spend at each place, as well as your lunch and dinner plans. If you’re an avid photographer or if the weather is nice, there are several viewpoints at each of the stops that are worth checking out. In total, the tour includes about 2 hours and 45 minutes of driving.