8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Medellin
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Skogar
— 2 nights
bus + taxi:  1​h 45​min
3
Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Medellin

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik travel route builder tool .

Medellin, Colombia to Reykjavik is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Medellin to Reykjavik is 5 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Medellin in October: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

2
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Skogar

Skogar ©
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
On the 3rd (Sun), stop by Seljalandsfoss, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and finally see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Skogar day trip planner .

Drive from Reykjavik to Skogar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Skogar can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Vik, Seljalandsfoss, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall

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nights
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 5th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Blaskogabyggd road trip planning tool .

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Skogar to Blaskogabyggd in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Blaskogabyggd, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Geysir, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Strokkur, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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