8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Bus:  21 h
1
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Hvolsvollur
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  6 h
3
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Akureyri
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  24 h
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Reykjadalur Hot Springs, appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, then admire all the interesting features of Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), and finally trot along with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Krysuvik, kick back and relax at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, then examine the collection at Tales from Iceland, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik day trip planning tool .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Reykjavik is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Reykjavik is minus 8 hours. In June, Reykjavik is cooler than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Reykjadalur Hot Springs, Krysuvik, Horseback Riding Tours
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Reykjadalur Hot Springs ©
Reykjadalur Hot Springs
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Hvolsvollur

Hvolsvollur ©
Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, look for gifts at Seljalandsfoss, take in the dramatic scenery at Kvernufoss, then take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, then head outdoors with Gljúfrafoss, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at Lava Centre, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then admire the sheer force of Urridafoss Waterfall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Skalholt Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Hvolsvollur travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Hvolsvollur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Hvolsvollur are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Horseback Riding Tours, Skalholt Cathedral, Urridafoss Waterfall
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Gljúfrafoss ©
Gljúfrafoss
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Urridafoss Waterfall ©
Urridafoss Waterfall

1
night
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 18th (Thu), go for a walk through Viti Crater, tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), then explore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid trip itinerary planning website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Hvolsvollur to Reykjahlid in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. June in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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 19th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas, admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Akureyri trip planner .

Drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Akureyri are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Speed Boats Tours
The Old Farmhouse Laufas ©
The Old Farmhouse Laufas

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