8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly
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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly
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Akureyri
— 1 night
Fly to Reykjavik, Bus to Geysir
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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive
4
Vik
— 1 night
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport

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Reykjavik

— 3 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thingvellir (Thingvellir National Park & Oxararfoss) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Spend the 8th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, cast your line with a fishing tour, see Off-Road Tours, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik tour site.

London, UK to Reykjavik is an approximately 6-hour flight. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 16°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Akureyri

— 1 night

Capital of North Iceland

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 12th (Thu): cast your line with Whale Watching Hauganes, then get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Akureyri trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Akureyri sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Akureyri

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

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Blaskogabyggd

— 1 night
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin.

To find out how to plan a trip to Blaskogabyggd, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Akureyri to Blaskogabyggd by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In August, daytime highs in Blaskogabyggd are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

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Vik

— 1 night
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, and finally enjoy some music at Icelandic Lava Show.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vik itinerary planner.

Getting from Blaskogabyggd to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): trek along Laugavegur.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Landmannalaugar trip planner.

You can drive from Vik to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Landmannalaugar are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Outdoors · Trails · Parks
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Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.