8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Porto
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Blonduos
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Hofn
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Reykjavik
— Few hours
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Porto

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get some cultural insight at Thingvellir National Park and Hallgrimskirkja. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Reykjavik Open Air Museum. Step out of Reykjavik to go to Grindavik and see Thermal Spas, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Tales from Iceland, see the interesting displays at The Icelandic Punk Museum, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik online trip itinerary builder.

Porto, Portugal to Reykjavik is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Traveling from Porto in March, expect nights in Reykjavik to be a bit cooler, around -1°C, while days are much colder, around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Blonduos.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Blonduos

Blonduos
Blönduós is a town and municipality in the north of Iceland. Take the guesswork out of planning a Blonduos vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Reykjavik to Blonduos in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will leave for Reykjahlid on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Blonduos

Outdoors Museums Shopping
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night
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 6th (Fri), examine the collection at Sigurgeirs Bird Museum, get outside with Hofdi, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Lofthellir Lava Cave.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid trip planning app.

You can drive from Blonduos to Reykjahlid in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Hofn.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Lofthellir Lava Cave ©
Lofthellir Lava Cave
Hofdi ©
Hofdi
Grjotagja Cave ©
Grjotagja Cave

1
night
Hofn

Hofn
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Hofn road trip planner.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Hofn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Hofn, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. On the 8th (Sun), you're off to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and finally take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Vik online route planner.

Drive from Hofn to Vik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Vik, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and 1°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Mon) before leaving for Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Skogar Museum
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum

few
hours
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Grotta Lighthouse and then try out the rides at Sundhollin Public Baths.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik trip builder app.

You can drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Vik in March, Reykjavik is little chillier at night with lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites Fun & Games Theme Parks
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Grotta Lighthouse ©
Grotta Lighthouse

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