8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
taxi + bus:  1​h 45​min
3
Skogar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Reykjavik

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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.
Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Kerið (in Selfoss), Viking World (in Keflavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Reykjavik. June in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Kerið, Thingvellir National Park, Hellisgerdi Park, Thermal Spas, Viking World
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 15th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, 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 see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd route planning app .

Getting from Reykjavik to Blaskogabyggd by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Blaskogabyggd are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Skogar.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, and finally admire the sheer force of Skogafoss. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, then stroll through Reynisfjara Beach, and finally explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Skogar vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Blaskogabyggd to Skogar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Skogar sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Vik, Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

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