8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Dallas
+2
tram + foot + Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Reykjavik
— 1 day
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h
2
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Akureyri
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  4​h 15​min
4
Geysir
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Dallas

1
day
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 28th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Laugardalslaug, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Perlan.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip itinerary builder tool .

Dallas, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of tram and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Dallas in August, expect Reykjavik to be cooler, temps between 57°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Reykjavik

#Fun & Games, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Perlan ©
Perlan
Laugardalslaug ©
Laugardalslaug

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Hverarond, look for all kinds of wild species at Krafla Lava Fields, and then make a trip to Viti Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Grjotagja Cave, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and then deepen your understanding at The Husavik Whale Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Reykjahlid online trip maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Reykjavik to Reykjahlid in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, The Husavik Whale Museum
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Hverarond ©
Hverarond
The Husavik Whale Museum ©
The Husavik Whale Museum

1
night
Akureyri

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 31st (Fri): stop by Flora, Akureyri, then pause for some serene contemplation at Akureyrarkirkja, then take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Akureyri online tour planner .

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Akureyri are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Geysir.

Things to do in Akureyri

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Akureyrarkirkja ©
Akureyrarkirkja

3
nights
Geysir

Geysir ©
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
On the 1st (Sat), take a memorable drive along Golden Circle Route. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre, and then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Geysir itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Akureyri to Geysir takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or drive. In August in Geysir, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 47°F at night. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Lava Centre, Horseback Riding Tours, Gullfoss
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Gullfoss ©
Gullfoss
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Lava Centre ©
Lava Centre

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