8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
2
Landmannalaugar
— 1 day
3
Vik
— 1 night
4
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
5
Akureyri
— 1 night

2
nights
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 3rd (Mon): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, thenexplore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik online trip maker.

Prague, Czech Republic to Reykjavik is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Prague to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Prague in August, with highs in Reykjavik at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

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Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. On the 5th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Laugavegur, thengo for a walk through Landmannalaugar, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ljótipollur.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Landmannalaugar trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Landmannalaugar in 3.5 hours. August in Landmannalaugar sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks Nature Trails
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Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar
Ljótipollur ©
Ljótipollur

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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, thenget impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vik online vacation builder.

You can drive from Landmannalaugar to Vik in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Vik are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogafoss
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Icelandic Lava Show ©
Icelandic Lava Show
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

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night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, thenadmire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd travel route website.

Traveling by car from Vik to Blaskogabyggd takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Strokkur, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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Akureyri

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 8th (Sat): get outside with Viking Rafting, thenview the masterpieces at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Saurbaejarkirkja, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Akureyri sightseeing site.

Fly from Blaskogabyggd to Akureyri in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. August in Akureyri sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Viking Rafting ©
Viking Rafting
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Saurbaejarkirkja ©
Saurbaejarkirkja

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