8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland visit planner
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Fly
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 1 night
Drive
3
Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
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Reykjavik — 4 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Blue Lagoon (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir (Thingvellir National Park & Almannagja). Spend the 8th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, see the interesting displays at The Icelandic Punk Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik planning tool.

Boston, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Boston in August: highs in Reykjavik hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Vik.
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Vik — 1 night

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): examine the collection at Skogar Museum, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Vik trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Vik, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Landmannalaugar.
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Landmannalaugar — 1 night

Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the activities along Ljótipollur, make a trip to Landmannalaugar, and then stroll through Laugavegur.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Landmannalaugar trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Vik to Landmannalaugar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Landmannalaugar are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Blaskogabyggd.
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Blaskogabyggd — 1 night

A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 14th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd route builder tool.

You can drive from Landmannalaugar to Blaskogabyggd in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Blaskogabyggd sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.
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