8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Akureyri
— 2 nights
2
Reykjavik
— 3 nights

2
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Escape the urban bustle at Speed Boats Tours and Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). You'll discover tucked-away gems like Horseback Riding Tours and Dimmuborgir Lava Formations. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas, admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), admire the sheer force of Hverfjall, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saurbaejarkirkja.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Akureyri trip itinerary maker tool.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Akureyri is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Akureyri is minus 8 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November; daily highs in Akureyri reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Speed Boats Tours
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Hverfjall ©
Hverfjall

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar). Popular historic sites such as Grotta Lighthouse and Cemetery Holavallagardur are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Reykjadalur Hot Springs (in Hveragerdi), The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes) and Lava Centre (in Hvolsvollur). There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the interesting displays at Rokksafn Islands - The Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll, take an in-depth tour of Tales from Iceland, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik planner.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Akureyri in November since evenings lows in Reykjavik dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Reykjadalur Hot Springs, The Settlement Center, Lava Centre, Horseback Riding Tours, Gunnuhver Hot Springs
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Horseback Riding Tours

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