8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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 ©
Take a break from the city and head to Kirkjufell Mountain and Cave Vatnshellir. Explore hidden gems such as Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier and Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum. Explore Grundarfjorour's surroundings by going to Hellnar (Dritvik and Djupalonssandur & Djúpalónssandur beach) and Londrangar Basalt Cliffs (in Hellissandur).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Grundarfjorour trip itinerary maker app.

Toronto, Canada to Grundarfjorour is an approximately 12.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Grundarfjorour is 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Hellnar, Snaefellsbaer, Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier, Olafsvikurkirkja, Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum
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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), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, and finally explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar, then stroll through Black Sand Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church.

Plan a Vik trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Grundarfjorour to Vik takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus. In August, daytime highs in Vik are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the interesting displays at Tales from Iceland, then admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), and finally examine the collection at The Icelandic Punk Museum. On the next day, admire all the interesting features 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.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip builder app.

You can drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

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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