8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
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Vik
— 1 night
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Reykjavik
— 5 nights

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Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, and finally admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd route builder website.

New York City, USA to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Blaskogabyggd reach 36°F and lows reach 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks · Spas

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Must see
Gullfoss Falls
4.8
Must see
Strokkur
4.6

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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show.

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You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Blaskogabyggd in December since evenings lows in Vik dip to 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Nightlife

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Waterfall
Skogafoss
4.8
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Geologic Formation
Sólheimajökulll
4.8

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Viking World (in Keflavik), Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Spend the 21st (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan, contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and take a stroll through Laugavegur.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip planner.

Getting from Vik to Reykjavik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Vik in December since evenings lows in Reykjavik dip to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

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Hallgrimskirkja
4.4
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Thermal Spa
Thermal Spas
3.9

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