8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Grundarfjorour
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Grundarfjorour
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 1 night
Drive
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Hjalteyri
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 1 night
Fly

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Grundarfjorour

Escape the urban bustle at Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier and Kirkjufellsfoss. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Laki Tours and Dritvik and Djupalonssandur. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grundarfjorour: Cave Vatnshellir (in Snaefellsbaer) and Ingjaldscholskirkja (in Rif).

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Grundarfjorour trip itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Grundarfjorour is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Grundarfjorour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

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Laki Tours ©
Must see
Laki Tours
4.4
Kirkjufellsfoss ©
Waterfall
Kirkjufellsfoss
4.4

1
night
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, then don't miss a visit to Viti Crater, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard).

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Reykjahlid itinerary site.

You can drive from Grundarfjorour to Reykjahlid in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. In June, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Hjalteyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Hverfjall ©
Waterfall
Hverfjall
4.4

1
night
Hjalteyri

Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at Sundlaug Akureyrar, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hjalteyri day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Hjalteyri takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Hjalteyri can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vik.

Things to do in Hjalteyri

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

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Must see
Speed Boats Tours
4.4
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
4.8

2
nights
Vik

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 5th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church, take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then examine the collection at Skogar Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Rutshellir Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, get outside with Zipline, take a tour by water with True Adventure, get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show, then stop by Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Vik tour planner.

Drive from Hjalteyri to Vik in 7 hours. Traveling from Hjalteyri in June, expect nights in Vik to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

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Sólheimajökulll ©
Must see
Sólheimajökulll
4.8
True Adventure ©
Parasailing / Paragliding
True Adventure
4.9

1
night
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 7th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Vik to Reykjavik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

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