8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Reykjavik
— Few hours
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Hof
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Paris

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik online day trip planner .

Paris, France to Reykjavik is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Reykjavik. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in September: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 13°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature

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Reykjadalur Hot Springs
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Reykjadalur Hot Springs ©
Reykjadalur Hot Springs

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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.
On the 6th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

Plan a trip to Akureyri easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjahlid.

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Parks
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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Krafla Lava Fields, then take in the natural beauty of Hverarond, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard).

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid travel route website .

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Hof.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Hverir ©
Hverir

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Hof

Hof ©
Nestled in a narrow strip of land between the sea and the glacier, Hof remains best known for its 1883 turf church--the last of its kind to be built in the old Icelandic style of architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): kick back and relax at Diamond Beach, explore the activities along Jokulsarlon Lagoon, explore the activities along Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Polaire, and finally admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hof route maker app .

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Hof takes 7 hours. September in Hof sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Hof

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Vatnajokull National Park
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon ©
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon

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Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjubaejarklaustur ©
Kirkjubaejarklaustur holidays offer visitors an easy access to the untamed landscapes of Vatnajokull National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Kirkjugolf, take in the dramatic scenery at Foss a Sidu, admire the sheer force of Stjornarfoss, admire the sheer force of Systrafoss, then get impressive views of Skaftarstofa, and finally take in breathtaking views at Fjadrargljufur Canyon.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kirkjubaejarklaustur trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Hof to Kirkjubaejarklaustur takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

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Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Foss a Sidu ©
Foss a Sidu
Systrafoss ©
Systrafoss

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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, then examine the collection at Skogasafn, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and finally explore the striking landscape at Myrdalsjokull Glacier.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Vik sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by car from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Vik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Skogar Museum
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

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Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 11th (Tue), head outdoors with Golden Circle Route.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Blaskogabyggd trip planner.

You can drive from Vik to Blaskogabyggd in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls

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