8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + bus:  21​h 45​min
1
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Ahmedabad

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Get a sense of the local culture at Skogar Museum and Reyniskirkja Church. Popular historic sites such as Vik Church and Rutshellir Cave are in your itinerary. Explore Vik's surroundings by going to Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Fjadrargljufur Canyon & Scenic Green Lava Walk). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, make a trip to Dyrholaey, and pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Vik road trip planner.

Ahmedabad, India to Vik is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Ahmedabad in June, expect Vik to be colder, temps between 12°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Seljalandsfoss
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Head to Laugavegur and Hidden Peoplefor some retail therapy. Visit Hallgrimskirkja and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) for their historical value. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get engrossed in the history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, take in the exciting artwork at Kogga - Ceramic Studio - Gallery, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik holiday planning app .

Traveling by car from Vik to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

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