8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland travel planner
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Fly
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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Vik
— 1 night
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
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Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik — 3 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Grindavik (Blue Lagoon & Brimketill). Spend the 3rd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, see Off-Road Tours, examine the collection at Aurora Reykjavik, and appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager.

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

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Reykjavik is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Reykjavik. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Abu Dhabi in September; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 13°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Vik.
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Vik — 1 night

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 5th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, and finally kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Vik online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Vik are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Landmannalaugar.
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Landmannalaugar — 1 night

Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. On the 6th (Wed), make a trip to Landmannalaugar, then stroll through Laugavegur, then stroll through Fjallabak Nature Reserve, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Ljótipollur.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Landmannalaugar trip planner.

You can drive from Vik to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. In September in Landmannalaugar, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Blaskogabyggd.
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Blaskogabyggd — 2 nights

A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 7th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Blesi.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd trip planner.

Traveling by car from Landmannalaugar to Blaskogabyggd takes 2.5 hours. In September in Blaskogabyggd, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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Iceland travel guide

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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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