8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Reykjavik
— 1 night
2
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
3
Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
4
Vik
— 1 night
5
Grundarfjorour
— 2 nights

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 9th (Tue), examine the collection at The Icelandic Punk Museum, get engrossed in the history at Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park, thentrot along with a tour on horseback, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik travel planner.

Houston, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Houston to Reykjavik. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Houston in June, with highs in Reykjavik at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Horseback Riding Tours, Thermal Spas, Thingvellir National Park
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Horseback Riding Tours

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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), don't miss a visit to Viti Crater, tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, thenexplore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, and finally admire the sheer force of Hverfjall.

For ratings and other tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid online itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Reykjahlid takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull, take in the dramatic natural features at Svinafell Glacier, thenadmire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Polaire.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Vatnajokull National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park. In June in Vatnajokull National Park, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Vik.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature Parks
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Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Svinafell Glacier
Svinafell Glacier

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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, thenexplore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach.

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Traveling by bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Vik takes 5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Vik can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
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Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull

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Grundarfjorour

Grundarfjorour ©
On the 14th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Budir Church, Head underground at Cave Vatnshellir, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Djúpalónssandur beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, and finally admire the sheer force of Kirkjufellsfoss.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Grundarfjorour day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Grundarfjorour takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hellnar, Snaefellsbaer, Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, Budir Church
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Cave Vatnshellir ©
Cave Vatnshellir
Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum ©
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum

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