7 days in Iceland Itinerary

7 days in Iceland Itinerary

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7 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Grindavik
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Akureyri
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  6​h 45​min
3
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Ottawa

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Gunnuhver Hot Springs and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Grindavik day trip website .

Ottawa, Canada to Grindavik is an approximately 12-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Ottawa to Grindavik. Traveling from Ottawa in August, expect nights in Grindavik to be little chillier, around 9°C, while days are colder, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Grindavik

Spas Parks Nature
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Thermal Spas
Gunnuhver Hot Springs ©
Gunnuhver Hot Springs

3
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and Saurbaejarkirkja. Visiting Goðafoss Waterfall and Krafla Lava Fields will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the striking landscape at Hverir, take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Akureyri trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Grindavik to Akureyri by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Nature Wildlife

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Lake Myvatn
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 22nd (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Vik online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Akureyri to Vik in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

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night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur and then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Vik to Blaskogabyggd in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Blaskogabyggd can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature

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Strokkur
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur

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