8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Vik
— 2 nights
2
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
3
Akureyri
— 1 night
4
Reykjavik
— 3 nights

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): examine the collection at Skogar Museum, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar, thenkick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

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Prague, Czech Republic to Vik is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Prague to Vik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Prague in July, you will find days in Vik are cooler (°C), and nights are a bit cooler (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Reynisdrangar
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, take in the natural beauty of Geysir, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Blaskogabyggd holiday planner.

You can drive from Vik to Blaskogabyggd in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Blaskogabyggd can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Strokkur, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Geysir
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall
Geysir ©
Geysir

1
night
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 22nd (Wed), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, thenadmire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Akureyri holiday maker tool.

Fly from Blaskogabyggd to Akureyri in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. July in Akureyri sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) ©

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 23rd (Thu), witness a stunning natural landmark at Reykjadalur Hot Springs and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Reykjavik are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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