8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly + Drive:  14​h
1
Hvolsvollur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  12​h
End: Ottawa

1
night
Hvolsvollur

Hvolsvollur ©
Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): trot along with Icelandic HorseWorld, then see the interesting displays at Saga Center, and then admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss.

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Ottawa, Canada to Hvolsvollur is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. When traveling from Ottawa in July, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Hvolsvollur: temperatures range from 54°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Vik.

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Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, Icelandic HorseWorld
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Icelandic HorseWorld ©
Icelandic HorseWorld
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Visiting Myrdalsjokull Glacier and Black Sand Beach will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Skogasafn and Reynisfjara Beach. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and make a trip to Dyrholaey.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Vik trip builder .

Drive from Hvolsvollur to Vik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Vik are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Reykjavik.

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Skogar
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Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Penninn Eymundsson and Laugavegur. Popular historic sites such as Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Videy Island, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, examine the collection at Aurora Reykjavik, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik online trip maker .

Getting from Vik to Reykjavik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

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Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
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Laugavegur

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