8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 1 night
Drive
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Hofn
— 1 night
Drive
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Egilsstadir
— 1 night
Drive
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Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive
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Stykkisholmur
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 1 night
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Reykjavik — 1 night

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You've added Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, Gullfoss Falls, Geysir, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip itinerary planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Reykjavik is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Barcelona in October, things will get cooler in Reykjavik: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vik.
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Vik — 1 night

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vik online trip maker.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Vik are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Hofn.
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Hofn — 1 night

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Your day by day itinerary now includes Diamond Beach Jokulsarlon as well as Glacier Lagoon.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hofn trip planner.

You can drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Egilsstadir.
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Egilsstadir — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Gufufoss, pause for some serene contemplation at Seydisfjordur Church, and then head outdoors with Hengifoss.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Egilsstadir itinerary planning app.

Getting from Hofn to Egilsstadir by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Akureyri.
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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.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Akureyri vacation planning site.

Getting from Egilsstadir to Akureyri by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Stykkisholmur.
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Stykkisholmur — 1 night

Stykkishólmur is a town and municipality situated in the western part of Iceland, in the northern part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Stykkisholmur trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Akureyri to Stykkisholmur in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik — 1 night

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You can drive from Stykkisholmur to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
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.
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