8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Paris
fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h
2
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Hof
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
+2
taxi + bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Paris

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Thingvellir National Park will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at National Museum of Iceland and Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik route app .

Paris, France to Reykjavik is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. In December, Reykjavik is a bit cooler than Paris - with highs of 2°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

1
night
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Reykjavik to Reykjahlid in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Reykjavik in December, Reykjahlid is a bit cooler at night with lows of -6°C. You will leave for Hof on the 25th (Tue).

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Outdoors Tours Parks
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night
Hof

Hof ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): kick back and relax at Diamond Beach, explore the activities along Jokulsarlon Lagoon, then admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall, then appreciate the history behind Skeioara Bridge Monument, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hofskirkja Church.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hof trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Hof takes 6 hours. Traveling from Reykjahlid in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 0°C in Hof. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vik.

Things to do in Hof

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skaftafell, Diamond Beach, Jokulsarlon Lagoon
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Jokulsarlon Lagoon ©
Jokulsarlon Lagoon
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Hofskirkja Church ©
Hofskirkja Church

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 27th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, then stop by Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, and finally explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Vik trip tool .

Drive from Hof to Vik in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Vik are 3°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Reynisdrangar
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Reynisdrangar ©
Reynisdrangar
Voyages Friendship Statue ©
Voyages Friendship Statue

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Blaskogabyggd trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Vik to Blaskogabyggd in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Vik in December, Blaskogabyggd is a bit cooler at night with lows of -2°C. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Skalholt Cathedral
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Gullfoss ©
Gullfoss
Skalholt Cathedral ©
Skalholt Cathedral

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