8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip planner

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Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 day
Drive
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Vik
— 1 night
Drive
4
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Fly
5
Akureyri
— 1 night
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Bus to Reykjavík, Shuttle to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Fly to Prague

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Reykjavik

— 2 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik online trip maker.

Prague, Czech Republic to Reykjavik is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Prague to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Prague in August, with highs in Reykjavik at 16°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Landmannalaugar

— 1 day
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. On the 5th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Laugavegur, then go for a walk through Landmannalaugar, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ljótipollur.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Landmannalaugar trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Landmannalaugar in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. August in Landmannalaugar sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Vik

— 1 night
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, then get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vik online vacation builder.

You can drive from Landmannalaugar to Vik in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, daytime highs in Vik are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Blaskogabyggd

— 1 night
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd travel route website.

Traveling by car from Vik to Blaskogabyggd takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Akureyri

— 1 night

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get outside with Viking Rafting, then view the masterpieces at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saurbaejarkirkja, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Akureyri sightseeing site.

Fly from Blaskogabyggd to Akureyri in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive; or do a combination of car and bus. August in Akureyri sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.