7 days in Iceland Itinerary

7 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Grindavik
— 1 day
2
Akureyri
— 3 nights
3
Vik
— 1 night
4
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night

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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.
On the 18th (Sun), take in the natural beauty of Gunnuhver Hot Springs and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Grindavik visit planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Grindavik is an approximately 12-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. While traveling from Ottawa, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Grindavik, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Grindavik

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Thermal Spas
Gunnuhver Hot Springs ©
Gunnuhver Hot Springs

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Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Krafla Lava Fields and Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). Get in touch with nature at Goðafoss Waterfall and Hverir. There's much more to do: make a trip to Viti Crater, contemplate the long history of Saurbaejarkirkja, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Akureyri trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Grindavik to Akureyri in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Akureyri, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive 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
Hverir ©
Hverir

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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 22nd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, thenexplore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, thendon't miss a visit to Dyrhólaey, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Vik planning tool.

Getting from Akureyri to Vik by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Vik can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
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Dyrhólaey

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Blaskogabyggd

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

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Blaskogabyggd online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Blaskogabyggd takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °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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