8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
1
Hellnar
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h
2
Hof
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
3
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

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day
Hellnar

Hellnar ©
On the 18th (Sun), kick back and relax at Djúpalónssandur beach, then kick back and relax at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Budir Church.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hellnar day trip app .

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Hellnar is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Hellnar is 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Hof.

Things to do in Hellnar

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Budir Church
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Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach

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Hof

Hof ©
Nestled in a narrow strip of land between the sea and the glacier, Hof remains best known for its 1883 turf church--the last of its kind to be built in the old Icelandic style of architecture.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Hofskirkja Church, take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, then explore the striking landscape at Svinafell Glacier, then kick back and relax at Diamond Beach, and finally explore the activities along Jokulsarlon Lagoon.

Plan my day in Hof using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Hellnar to Hof in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Hof sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Vik.

Things to do in Hof

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Vatnajokull National Park
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Hofskirkja Church ©
Hofskirkja Church

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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and finally appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Vik trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hof to Vik in 2 hours. In August in Vik, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogafoss
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach

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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 21st (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then play a few rounds at Geysir Golf Course, and finally admire the sheer force of Gullfoss.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Blaskogabyggd travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Vik to Blaskogabyggd takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Geysir
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Haukadalur ©
Haukadalur

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nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get some cultural insight at Hallgrimskirkja and Kogga - Ceramic Studio - Gallery. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Yntri Tunga Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Laugavegur, take in the exciting artwork at Dead Gallery/Studio, stop by Orrifinn, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Reykjavik online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Reykjavik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 47°F at night. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Ytri Tunga Beach, Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

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