8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Reykjavik
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
End: Reykjavik

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
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: Thingvellir (Thingvellir National Park & Thingvallakirkja church) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik online trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Reykjavik. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingvellir, Thermal Spas
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Thermal Spas

1
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 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 ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Blaskogabyggd trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Blaskogabyggd takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. 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

Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

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nights
Vik

Vik ©
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: Gljufrabui Waterfalls (in Skogar), Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall (in Hella) and UNA Local Product (in Hvolsvollur). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, make a trip to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck, and explore and take pictures at Dyrhólaey.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Vik trip planner.

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a 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

Side Trips

Skogar, Volcano Eyjafjallajokull, Reynisdrangar, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, UNA Local Product
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

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