8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 1 night
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Husavik
— 3 nights
Fly to Reykjavik, Bus to Blaskogabyggd
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Blaskogabyggd
— 3 nights
Bus to Reykjavík, Fly to Minneapolis

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Reykjavik

— 1 night
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 26th (Mon), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in nature's colorful creations at Parc Hljomskalagardur, then get outside with Iceland Self Drive - Day Adventures, and finally kick back and relax at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik vacation planning app.

Minneapolis, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in July, you will find days in Reykjavik are cooler (58°F), and nights are little chillier (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to fly to Husavik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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Husavik

— 3 nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Salka Whale Watching and Horseback Riding Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Rauoanes Point and Leirhnjukur. Change things up with a short trip to Skutustaoagigar in Reykjahlid (about 58 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Hofdi, examine the collection at The Transportation Museum at Ystafell, and boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Husavik day trip planner.

Getting from Reykjavik to Husavik by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Husavik sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Husavik

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours

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Blaskogabyggd

— 3 nights
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Take a break from the city and head to Bruarfoss Waterfall and Haifoss. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall and Geysir. Change things up with a short trip to Gjain in Svartsengi (about 50 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Fridheimar, take in the dramatic scenery at Hjalparfoss, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Slakki Petting Zoo.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Blaskogabyggd trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Husavik to Blaskogabyggd in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In July in Blaskogabyggd, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

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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.