7 days in Iceland Itinerary

7 days in Iceland Itinerary

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7 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  30​h
1
Akureyri
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
3
Vik
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Fly:  28​h
End: Perth

1
day
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 30th (Sun), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then admire the sheer force of Godafoss, and then look for gifts at Flora, Akureyri.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Akureyri online travel planner .

Perth, Australia to Akureyri is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in June, expect nights in Akureyri to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, then take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Krafla Lava Fields. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at The Húsavík Whale Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hverarond.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Reykjahlid trip planner .

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, The Húsavík Whale Museum
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Hverir ©
Hverir
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)

1
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 3rd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrholaey.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Vik trip planner .

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Vik takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

1
night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik road trip planning website .

Getting from Vik to Reykjavik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

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