8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive
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Hellnar
— 2 nights
Drive

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Reykjavik

— 2 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: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, shop like a local with Laugavegur, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip maker tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Reykjavik. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

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Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then stroll through Reynisfjara Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, then examine the collection at Skogar Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church.

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Getting from Reykjavik to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. November in Vik sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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.
On the 18th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Geysir.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Blaskogabyggd takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hellnar.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Hellnar

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): kick back and relax at Skardsvik Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, and then don't miss a visit to Gatklettur. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Ytri Tunga Beach, then stroll through Djúpalónssandur beach, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Londrangar.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Hellnar trip planner.

Drive from Blaskogabyggd to Hellnar in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Hellnar

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 18 — 20:

Iceland travel guide

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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.