8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 1 night
Drive
2
Holmavik
— 1 night
Drive
3
Bifrost
— 1 night
Drive
4
Hella
— 1 night
Drive
5
Vik
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Fly

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Reykjavik

— 1 night
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and then pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip itinerary builder tool.

Grande Prairie, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grande Prairie to Reykjavik is 7 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Grande Prairie in October since evenings lows in Reykjavik dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Holmavik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums · Historic Sites

Holmavik

— 1 night
Hólmavík is a small town in the western part of Iceland, by Steingrímsfjörður.It is the largest settlement in Strandir and serves as a centre of commerce for the county. Hellulaug Pool has been added to your itinerary. On the 18th (Mon), take in the natural beauty of Hellulaug Pool.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Holmavik trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Reykjavik to Holmavik in 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bifrost.

Things to do in Holmavik

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Bifrost

— 1 night
Bifröst is a small settlement in western Iceland, in the Mýrasýsla county.It is located in the Northwest Political constituency and is the site of Bifröst University, a small private campus university. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Hraunfossar and then take in the dramatic natural features at Grábrók Volcano.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bifrost trip builder.

You can drive from Holmavik to Bifrost in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Bifrost are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Hella.

Things to do in Bifrost

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Hella

— 1 night
Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hella journey planning app.

Traveling by car from Bifrost to Hella takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Vik

— 1 night
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Vik trip planner.

You can drive from Hella to Vik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Reykjavik

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take a tour by water with Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Vik to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 23rd (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.