7 days in Iceland Itinerary

7 days in Iceland Itinerary

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7 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  7 h
1
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Hella
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
3
Svinafell
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Akureyri
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
6
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Chicago

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik sightseeing planning app .

London, UK to Reykjavik is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from London in July; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 58°F and lows reach 48°F. On the 29th (Mon), you'll travel to Hella.

Things to do in Reykjavik

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Hella

Hella ©
Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss, then take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Haifoss.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hella online tour planner .

You can drive from Reykjavik to Hella in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Hella sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Svinafell.

Things to do in Hella

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Kerið, Haifoss, Thingvellir National Park
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls

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Svinafell

Svinafell ©
You've now added Svinafellsjokull Glacier to your itinerary. On the 30th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss, take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, then stroll through Dyrholaey, and finally explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Fjadrargljufur Canyon, then don't miss a visit to Svinafellsjokull Glacier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Jokulsarlon Lagoon.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Svinafell trip builder .

Drive from Hella to Svinafell in 3 hours. In July in Svinafell, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Svinafell

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Hella, Vik, Jokulsarlon, Skogar, Fjadrargljufur Canyon
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Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall

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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): admire the sheer force of Godafoss, admire the sheer force of Dettifoss, and then explore the activities along Lake Myvatn.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid tour planner.

Traveling by car from Svinafell to Reykjahlid takes 7 hours. In July, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Goðafoss Waterfall
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Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall

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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.
Start your trip to Akureyri by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Reykjahlid to Akureyri by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
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Akureyrarkirkja ©
Akureyrarkirkja
Christmas Garden ©
Christmas Garden

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik
To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Reykjavik road trip planning site .

You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

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