8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
2
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
3
Vik
— 1 night
4
Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
5
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik online vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Reykjavik. In July, daytime highs in Reykjavik are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 10th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, thenadmire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, thentake in the natural beauty of Strokkur, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Blaskogabyggd online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Reykjavik to Blaskogabyggd in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Geysir, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Strokkur
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Rutshellir Cave, thenadmire the sheer force of Skogafoss, thenexplore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Vik vacation site.

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Skogar
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

1
night
Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): make a trip to Landmannalaugar and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laugavegur.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Landmannalaugar online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Vik to Landmannalaugar takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar

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nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, and then go for a walk through Viti Crater.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Reykjahlid trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Landmannalaugar to Reykjahlid in 7 hours. In July in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths

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