8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  24​h
1
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Step out of the city life by going to Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and Speed Boats Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Krafla Lava Fields and The Old Farmhouse Laufas. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and steep yourself in history at Saurbaejarkirkja.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Akureyri road trip planning site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Akureyri is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 8 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November, with highs in Akureyri at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Hverfjall ©
Hverfjall

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Step off the beaten path and head to Gunnuhver Hot Springs and Tales from Iceland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Cemetery Holavallagardur. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes), Lava Centre (in Hvolsvollur) and Reykjadalur Hot Springs (in Hveragerdi). And it doesn't end there: trot along with a tour on horseback, visit a coastal fixture at Grotta Lighthouse, see the interesting displays at The Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll, and admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar).

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip planner .

You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Akureyri in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 0°C in Reykjavik. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Lava Centre, The Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll, Horseback Riding Tours, The Settlement Center, Reykjadalur Hot Springs
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Horseback Riding Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum

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