8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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

1
night
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery and then let the river carry you with Viking Rafting. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, thenget engrossed in the history at The Industry Museum, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Akureyri vacation maker site.

Reykjavik to Akureyri is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August in Akureyri, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

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Viking Rafting ©
Viking Rafting
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Photography Tours

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Blaskogabyggd (Haukadalur & Gullfoss Falls), Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Keflavik Maritime Center (in Keflavik). Spend the 12th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

To find out how to plan a trip to Reykjavik, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Reykjavik are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Thermal Spas, Strokkur, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Keflavik Maritime Center
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thermal Spas
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, thencontemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vik trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Vik can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Skogafoss
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Icelandic Lava Show ©
Icelandic Lava Show
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

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Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Laugavegur, thentake in the pleasant sights at Landmannalaugar, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ljótipollur.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Landmannalaugar trip planner.

You can drive from Vik to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. August in Landmannalaugar sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks Nature Trails
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Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar
Ljótipollur ©
Ljótipollur

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