8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
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Vik
— 1 night
Drive
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Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Eskimos Iceland as well as Reykjavik Excursions Northern Lights Tour. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hallgrimskirkja and Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition. Get a sense of the local culture at Thingvellir National Park and Laugavegur. When in Reykjavik, make a side trip to see Thermal Spas in Grindavik, approximately Grindavik away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, see the interesting displays at Aurora Reykjavik, shop like a local with Art Gallery 101, and appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik travel app.

Chicago, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Reykjavik is 6 hours. Traveling from Chicago in September, you will find days in Reykjavik are cooler (13°C), and nights are a bit cooler (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

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Vik

— 1 night
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, stroll through Black Sand Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Vik trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Vik sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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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 1st (Fri), take in the natural beauty of Geysir, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, and finally soothe aching muscles at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Gjain and then admire the sheer force of Hjalparfoss.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd holiday app.

Drive from Vik to Blaskogabyggd in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks · Spas

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Iceland travel guide

4.5
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.