7 days in Iceland Itinerary

7 days in Iceland Itinerary

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7 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
1
Hellnar
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
2
Vik
— 1 day
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Akureyri
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h
4
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Pittsburgh

1
day
Hellnar

Hellnar ©
On the 12th (Mon), kick back and relax at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, kick back and relax at Djúpalónssandur beach, and then stroll through Ytri Tunga Beach.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hellnar online travel planner .

Pittsburgh, USA to Hellnar is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Vik.

Things to do in Hellnar

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Side Trip

Ytri Tunga Beach
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Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach
Ytri Tunga Beach ©
Ytri Tunga Beach

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day
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, then enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, then stop by Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, and finally kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Vik online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Hellnar to Vik in 5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal ©
Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal

1
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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 14th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of The Old Farmhouse Laufas, steep yourself in history at Saurbaejarkirkja, shop like a local with Brunir Horse, then take an in-depth tour of The Industry Museum, then look for gifts at Flora, Akureyri, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Akureyri trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Vik to Akureyri in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Akureyri sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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The Old Farmhouse Laufas ©
The Old Farmhouse Laufas
Saurbaejarkirkja ©
Saurbaejarkirkja
Brunir Horse ©
Brunir Horse

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum of Iceland and Hallgrimskirkja. Popular historic sites such as Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) and Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Laugavegur, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kolaportid Flea Market, get engrossed in the history at Tales from Iceland, and shop like a local with Dead Gallery/Studio.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik route planner.

You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Thingvellir National Park
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National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

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