7 days in Iceland Itinerary

7 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
+2
Fly + Shuttle + 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
Shuttle + 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, then look for gifts at Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, and finally pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, and then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Vik trip itinerary planning app.

Toronto, Canada to Vik is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also do a combination of ferry, flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Vik is 5 hours. Traveling from Toronto in October, things will get a bit cooler in Vik: highs are around 8°C and lows about 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Hof.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Skogar Museum
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull

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night
Hof

Hof ©
Nestled in a narrow strip of land between the sea and the glacier, Hof remains best known for its 1883 turf church--the last of its kind to be built in the old Icelandic style of architecture.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Glacier Lagoon, enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hofskirkja Church, then explore the striking landscape at Flaajokull Glacier, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hof sightseeing planner.

Drive from Vik to Hof in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Hof

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Vatnajokull National Park
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Hofskirkja Church ©
Hofskirkja Church

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night
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 14th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at The Industry Museum and then view the masterpieces at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Akureyri online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hof to Akureyri by car takes about 7.5 hours. Traveling from Hof in October, expect little chillier with lows of 0°C in Akureyri. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums Shopping
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Reykjavik Open Air Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, then look for gifts at 12 Tonar, and finally enjoy the sea views from Grotta Lighthouse. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), stop by Fotografi, then look for gifts at Penninn Eymundsson, and finally head off the coast to Videy Island.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik travel planning app.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) ©
Grotta Lighthouse ©
Grotta Lighthouse

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