8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + bus:  20​h
1
Vik
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h
3
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
Hellnar
— 1 day
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

1
day
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 (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Skogasafn, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and finally pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Vik trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Vik is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 5 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in June; daily highs in Vik reach 12°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Skogar Museum
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum
Vik Church ©
Vik Church

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 14th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of The Settlement Center, explore the galleries of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, then see the interesting displays at Perlan, then appreciate the history behind The Statue of Leif Eiriksson, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Domkirkjan, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Vik to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

The Settlement Center
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 16th (Sun), admire the striking features of Husavikurkirkja, then browse the exhibits of The Husavik Whale Museum, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hverarond. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, then take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard).

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Reykjahlid online itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Reykjavik to Reykjahlid takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hellnar.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik
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The Húsavík Whale Museum ©
The Húsavík Whale Museum
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Hverarond ©
Hverarond

1
day
Hellnar

Hellnar
On the 18th (Tue), stroll the grounds of Budir Church, kick back and relax at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Vatnshellir.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hellnar trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Hellnar in 6.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hellnar

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cave Vatnshellir, Budir Church
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