8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip itinerary planner

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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 3 nights
Drive

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Reykjavik

— 3 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: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir (Thingvellir National Park & Thingvallakirkja church). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip itinerary builder tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Reykjavik. In November, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Blaskogabyggd trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Blaskogabyggd takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Blaskogabyggd are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Vik

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Get out of town with these interesting Vik side-trips: UNA Local Product (in Hvolsvollur), Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall (in Hella) and Gljufrabui Waterfalls (in Skogar). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, and make a trip to Dyrhólaey.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Vik trip planner.

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daytime highs in Vik are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
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.