8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
2
Akureyri
— 1 night
3
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
4
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
5
Vik
— 1 night

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
When in Reykjavik, make a side trip to see Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir, approximately Thingvellir away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at Myconceptstore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Reykjavik. In June in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

1
night
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Saurbaejarkirkja, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Akureyri road trip app.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Nature Parks
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Photography Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Saurbaejarkirkja ©
Saurbaejarkirkja

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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Myvatn and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths.

Make your Reykjahlid itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths

1
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 (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, thentake in the natural beauty of Strokkur, and finally take in the natural beauty of Geysir.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Blaskogabyggd trip maker website.

You can fly from Reykjahlid to Blaskogabyggd in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Blaskogabyggd can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Strokkur, Geysir, Bruarfoss Waterfall
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 24th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Rutshellir Cave, thenadmire the sheer force of Skogafoss, thenexplore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Vik trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Vik can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Skogar
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

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