8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Oslo
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Akureyri
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  4​h 15​min
3
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Vik
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Oslo

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with a short trip to Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, examine the collection at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland.

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Oslo, Norway to Reykjavik is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Oslo to Reykjavik is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Oslo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Reykjavik, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

1
night
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 12th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Godafoss, steep yourself in history at Saurbaejarkirkja, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Akureyri online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Reykjavik to Akureyri by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Akureyri are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Geysir.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Nature Parks
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Photography Tours
Godafoss ©
Godafoss
Saurbaejarkirkja ©
Saurbaejarkirkja

1
night
Geysir

Geysir ©
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Akureyri to Geysir takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or drive. August in Geysir sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Geysir
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Gullfoss ©
Gullfoss
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Haukadalur ©
Haukadalur

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 14th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrholaey, and finally stroll through Black Sand Beach.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Vik vacation maker .

You can drive from Geysir to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Skogafoss
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Dyrholaey ©
Dyrholaey
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

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