8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Shuttle to Reykjavík, Bus to Vik
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Bus to Reykjavík - BSÍ, Fly to Husavik
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Husavik
— 1 night
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
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Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 6th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then examine the collection at Skogar Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Rutshellir Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church, then enjoy some music at Icelandic Lava Show, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Vik visit planner.

Chicago, USA to Vik is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, shuttle, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Chicago to Vik. When traveling from Chicago in July, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Vik: temperatures range from 54°F by day to 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

Blaskogabyggd

— 1 night
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 8th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, experience rural life at Fridheimar, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall.

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Drive from Vik to Blaskogabyggd in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Blaskogabyggd sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Husavik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:

Husavik

— 1 night
The popular town of Husavik not only boasts some of Iceland's best whale-watching opportunities but is arguably the northeast coast's prettiest town.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at The Húsavík Whale Museum, then see majestic marine mammals with Salka Whale Watching, then admire the landmark architecture of Husavikurkirkja, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Husavik road trip website.

Getting from Blaskogabyggd to Husavik by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In July in Husavik, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Husavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:

Reykjavik

— 3 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Videy Island. Museum-lovers will appreciate Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) and National Museum of Iceland. And it doesn't end there: cast your line with a fishing tour, stroll the grounds of Cemetery Holavallagardur, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and buy something for everyone on your list at Bonus.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Husavik to Reykjavik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Side Trip

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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.