8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  12 h 30 min
1
Grundarfjorour
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Toronto

2
nights
Grundarfjorour

Grundarfjorour ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Kirkjufell Mountain and Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum. Relax by the water at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur and Djúpalónssandur beach. Get out of town with these interesting Grundarfjorour side-trips: Cave Vatnshellir (in Snaefellsbaer) and Londrangar Basalt Cliffs (in Hellissandur).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Grundarfjorour holiday planner.

Toronto, Canada to Grundarfjorour is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Grundarfjorour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Snaefellsbaer, Hellnar, Olafsvikurkirkja, Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier
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Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum ©
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 25th (Tue), trot along with a tour on horseback, get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Vik tour itinerary builder app .

Drive from Grundarfjorour to Vik in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Reynisdrangar, Skogar Museum
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Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull

2
nights
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 27th (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then take an in-depth tour of Tales from Iceland, then admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), and finally see the interesting displays at The Icelandic Punk Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip builder tool .

You can drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Horseback Riding Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Horseback Riding Tours
Tales from Iceland ©
Tales from Iceland

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