7 days in Iceland Itinerary

7 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Brasilia
Fly + Bus:  21 h 15 min
1
Reykjavik
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4 h
2
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Akureyri
— 1 night
Fly:  26 h
End: Brasilia

1
night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Perlan, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, then expand your horizons at Skumaskot, then stop by 12 Tonar, and finally see the interesting displays at Reykjavik Maritime Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Reykjadalur Hot Springs, appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and then see the interesting displays at The Settlement Center.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik day trip tool.

Brasilia, Brazil to Reykjavik is an approximately 21- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brasilia to Reykjavik is 3 hours. While traveling from Brasilia, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Reykjavik, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

The Settlement Center, Reykjadalur Hot Springs
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Reykjadalur Hot Springs ©
Reykjadalur Hot Springs
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 4th (Sat), make a trip to Viti Crater, then stroll through 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 5th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Hverir and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Reykjahlid trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Reykjavik to Reykjahlid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Viti Crater ©
Viti Crater
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Hverfjall ©
Hverfjall

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, then look for gifts at Flora, Akureyri, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn).

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Akureyri driving holiday planner.

Drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Akureyri sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Shopping Museums
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Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) ©
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)

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