8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

3
nights
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). Spend the 21st (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and stroll around Hellisgerdi Park.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip itinerary website.

Frankfurt, Germany to Reykjavik is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Traveling from Frankfurt to Reykjavik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Frankfurt in August, plan for colder days in Reykjavik, with highs around °C, while nights are little chillier with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Hellisgerdi Park, Thingvellir National Park
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Thermal Spas
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, thentake in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Blaskogabyggd journey planner.

Drive from Reykjavik to Blaskogabyggd in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bruarfoss Waterfall, Strokkur, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
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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 25th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, thenexplore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, thentake in a show at Icelandic Lava Show, and finally stroll through Black Sand Beach.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Vik road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Vik can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Skogafoss
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Icelandic Lava Show ©
Icelandic Lava Show
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

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nights
Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. On the 26th (Wed), hike along Laugavegur, take in the pleasant sights at Landmannalaugar, and then explore the activities along Ljótipollur.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Landmannalaugar online visit planner.

Getting from Vik to Landmannalaugar by car takes about 3 hours. In August in Landmannalaugar, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You will leave for home on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks Nature Trails
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Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar
Ljótipollur ©
Ljótipollur

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