8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Poznan
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Akureyri
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Hof
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Poznan

1
day
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 20th (Sat), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then get engrossed in the history at The Industry Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery.

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Poznan, Poland to Akureyri is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In October, Akureyri is a bit cooler than Poznan - with highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Industry Museum ©
The Industry Museum

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 21st (Sun), take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, identify plant and animal life 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 next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Hverarond, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid road trip planning website .

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can 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 ©
On the 23rd (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, pause for some serene contemplation at Hofskirkja Church, then take in the dramatic natural features at Svinafell Glacier, and finally admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Hof tour planner.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Hof in 6 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Reykjahlid in October since evenings lows in Hof dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Vik.

Things to do in Hof

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Skaftafell, Diamond Beach, Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon
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Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
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Hofskirkja Church

1
night
Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 24th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, trek along Sólheimajökulll, then see the interesting displays at Skogasafn, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrafoss.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Vik trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Hof to Vik takes 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogasafn, Gljufrafoss
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Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Skogasafn ©
Skogasafn

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, examine the collection at Reykjavik Maritime Museum, take an in-depth tour of Tales from Iceland, then appreciate the history behind The Statue of Leif Eiriksson, and finally examine the collection at Perlan.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Settlement Center
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Perlan ©
Perlan
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center
Reykjavik Maritime Museum ©
Reykjavik Maritime Museum

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