8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Medellin
Fly + Shuttle:  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
+2
Bus + Shuttle + 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

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Medellin, Colombia to Reykjavik is an approximately 17- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Colombia Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Medellin in October; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
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), look for gifts at Seljalandsfoss, admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and finally take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and finally make a trip to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Skogar online journey maker.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Skogar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Skogar are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 5th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Geysir.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Skogar to Blaskogabyggd takes 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

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