8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip planner
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive
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Skogar
— 2 nights
Drive

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Viking World (in Keflavik), Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Kerið (in Selfoss). There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire all the interesting features of Perlan, and pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik sightseeing 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) to allow enough time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.
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Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Blaskogabyggd road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Blaskogabyggd takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Skogar.
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Nature · Parks
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Skogar — 2 nights

Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
On the 16th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Skogar trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Skogar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car 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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