8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
+4
bus + taxi + Fly + foot + bus:  6​h
4
Geysir
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Vik
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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Reykjavik

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 14th (Wed): have some family-friendly fun at Laugardalslaug, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Perlan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Reykjadalur Hot Springs, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and then don't miss a visit to The Statue of Leif Eiriksson.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik road trip app .

Mumbai, India to Reykjavik is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Reykjavik is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in November, things will get cooler in Reykjavik: highs are around 5°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nature Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Reykjadalur Hot Springs
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Laugardalslaug ©
Laugardalslaug
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

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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 16th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Akureyrarkirkja, and finally look for gifts at Flora, Akureyri.

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Getting from Reykjavik to Akureyri by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Reykjavik in November since evenings lows in Akureyri dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Akureyrarkirkja ©
Akureyrarkirkja

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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): Head underground at Grjotagja Cave, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hverarond.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Reykjahlid online holiday builder .

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Geysir.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Hverarond ©
Hverarond
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Grjotagja Cave ©
Grjotagja Cave

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): head outdoors with Golden Circle Route.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Geysir day trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Reykjahlid to Geysir in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Reykjahlid in November, Geysir is a bit warmer at night with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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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 19th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, then hike along Sólheimajökulll, and finally get engrossed in the history at Skogasafn.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Vik trip planning website .

Getting from Geysir to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vik

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Skogar Museum
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Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum

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