8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
bus + Fly:  11​h
1
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h
2
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Hof
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Vik
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  15​h 45​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of The Settlement Center, then don't miss a visit to Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and then take in the natural beauty of Reykjadalur Hot Springs.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip planner.

Valletta, Malta to Reykjavik is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Valletta in September, with highs in Reykjavik at 13°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Horseback Riding Tours, Reykjadalur Hot Springs, The Settlement Center
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The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, then look for all kinds of wild species at Krafla Lava Fields, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mud Pots, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hverarond, and finally go for a walk through Viti Crater.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid day trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Reykjavik to Reykjahlid takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hof.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Hverarond ©
Hverarond

1
night
Hof

Hof ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach, explore the activities along Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hofskirkja Church, then admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall, and finally explore the striking landscape at Svinafell Glacier.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hof trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Hof takes 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Vik.

Things to do in Hof

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Vatnajokull National Park, Diamond Beach, Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon
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Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Hofskirkja Church ©
Hofskirkja Church

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Vik driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hof to Vik takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vik

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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