8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly + Drive:  10 h
1
Hvolsvollur
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Vik
— 1 night
Bus:  4 h
3
Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Budapest

1
night
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 24th (Fri): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then learn more about the world around you at Lava Centre, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls, and finally admire the sheer force of Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hvolsvollur trip itinerary planner .

Budapest, Hungary to Hvolsvollur is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Hvolsvollur due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Budapest, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Hvolsvollur, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Horseback Riding Tours, Gljufrabui Waterfalls
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Horseback Riding Tours
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Lava Centre ©
Lava Centre

1
night
Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): trot along with a tour on horseback, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, and finally get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Vik trip planner .

Drive from Hvolsvollur to Vik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Vik sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Skogar Museum
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Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Horseback Riding Tours

1
night
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Svinafell Glacier, then take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Vatnajokull National Park online itinerary planner .

Getting from Vik to Vatnajokull National Park by bus takes about 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks Nature
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Svinafell Glacier
Svinafell Glacier
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, then go for a walk through Viti Crater, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Hverfjall, get a new perspective on nature at The Húsavík Whale Museum, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

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Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid with the Route module. July in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik
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Dimmuborgir Lava Formations ©
Dimmuborgir Lava Formations
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields

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 29th (Wed): trot along with a tour on horseback and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Reykjadalur Hot Springs.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Reykjavik trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik by combination of bus and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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