8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 2 nights
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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.
Step out of Reykjavik to go to Thingvellir and see Thingvellir National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, get a taste of the local shopping with Laugavegur, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Reykjavik. In November in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Vik.
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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 Reyniskirkja 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.
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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, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Blaskogabyggd trip planner.

Getting from Vik to Blaskogabyggd by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hellnar.
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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 Basalt Cliffs.

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.
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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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