8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Shuttle to Reykjavík, Bus to Akureyri
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Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 1 night
Drive
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Bus
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Vik
— 1 night
Drive
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Selfoss
— 3 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport

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Akureyri

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 24th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), then race across the water with a speed boat tour, and then admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Akureyri trip planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Akureyri is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Akureyri. While traveling from Budapest, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Akureyri, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), then stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, and finally don't miss a visit to Viti Crater.

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Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

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Vatnajokull National Park

Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Svinafell Glacier, then take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Vatnajokull National Park day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park with the Route module. July in Vatnajokull National Park sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Vik.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

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Vatnajokull ©
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Vatnajokull
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Svinafell Glacier
Geologic Formation
Svinafell Glacier
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Vik

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): trot along with a tour on horseback, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, and finally admire the sheer force of Skogafoss.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Vik vacation maker app.

Getting from Vatnajokull National Park to Vik by bus takes about 5 hours. In July in Vik, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Selfoss.

Things to do in Vik

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Sólheimajökulll ©
Must see
Sólheimajökulll
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Mýrdalsjökull
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Mýrdalsjökull
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Skogafoss ©
Must see
Skogafoss
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Selfoss

Sitting on the banks of the picturesque Olfusa River, the laid-back town of Selfoss provides a good location to relax and enjoy some of the country's natural delights.
On the 28th (Tue), witness a stunning natural landmark at Reykjadalur Hot Springs and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Selfoss tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vik to Selfoss in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Selfoss, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Selfoss

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