8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Fly + bus:  12​h
1
Vik
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Akureyri
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Geneva

1
day
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 2nd (Sun), admire the striking features of Reyniskirkja Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally explore the striking landscape at Dyrholaey.

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Geneva, Switzerland to Vik is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, tram, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Geneva to Vik. Traveling from Geneva in June, you will find days in Vik are colder (12°C), and nights are slightly colder (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Dyrholaey ©
Dyrholaey
Vik Church ©
Vik Church

1
night
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Hverarond, identify plant and animal life at Krafla Lava Fields, and then take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard).

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid planning app .

You can drive from Vik to Reykjahlid in 8.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

1
night
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then admire the sheer force of Godafoss.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Akureyri trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Godafoss ©
Godafoss

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hallgrimskirkja and Reykjavik Open Air Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Fishing Charters & Tours and Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, visit a coastal fixture at Grotta Lighthouse, enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan, and pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Fishing Charters & Tours
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum

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