8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: London
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  12 h
1
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Grundarfjorour
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Akureyri
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: London

2
nights
Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): delve into the distant past at Rutshellir Cave, explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, thensee the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, thenadmire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Vik trip planner.

London, UK to Vik is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from London in September, things will get slightly colder in Vik: highs are around 11°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
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Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum

2
nights
Grundarfjorour

Grundarfjorour ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kirkjufell Mountain, examine the collection at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stykkisholmskirkja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Londrangar Basalt Cliffs, kick back and relax at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Cave Vatnshellir, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Budir Church, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Baejarfoss.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Grundarfjorour travel website.

You can drive from Vik to Grundarfjorour in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Snaefellsbaer, Stykkisholmskirkja, Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, Budir Church
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Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Stykkisholmskirkja ©
Stykkisholmskirkja
Cave Vatnshellir ©
Cave Vatnshellir

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 6th (Sun): race across the water with a speed boat tour, thenadmire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Akureyri day trip app.

Drive from Grundarfjorour to Akureyri in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. September in Akureyri sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) ©

2
nights
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 7th (Mon): head off the coast to Videy Island, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), thenpause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, thenappreciate the history behind The Statue of Leif Eiriksson, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip planning app.

You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Horseback Riding Tours, Thingvellir National Park
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Videy Island ©
Videy Island
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

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