7 days in Iceland Itinerary

7 days in Iceland Itinerary

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7 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + bus:  14​h 45​min
1
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Hof
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Akureyri
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Toronto

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 11th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Skogasafn, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, explore the striking landscape at Myrdalsjokull Glacier, then look for gifts at Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, and finally appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Vik route planning app .

Toronto, Canada to Vik is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Vik is 5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Toronto in October; daily highs in Vik reach 8°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hof.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Skogar Museum
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Myrdalsjokull Glacier
Myrdalsjokull Glacier

1
night
Hof

Hof ©
On the 13th (Sat), explore the activities along Jokulsarlon Lagoon, kick back and relax at Diamond Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hofskirkja Church, then explore the striking landscape at Flaajokull Glacier, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hof road trip planner .

Drive from Vik to Hof in 2 hours. October in Hof sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Hof

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Skaftafell
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Hofskirkja Church ©
Hofskirkja Church

1
night
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 14th (Sun), take a memorable tour with Tours, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then take an in-depth tour of The Industry Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Akureyri trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Hof to Akureyri in 7.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Akureyri when traveling from Hof in October, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Industry Museum ©
The Industry Museum

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 15th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Perlan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, then stop by 12 Tonar, and finally enjoy the sea views from Grotta Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), stop by Fotografi, look for gifts at Penninn Eymundsson, then look for gifts at SES design - Island, and finally step off the mainland to explore Videy Island.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum

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