8 days in Reykjanes Peninsula & Vik Itinerary

8 days in Reykjanes Peninsula & Vik Itinerary

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Grindavik
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Grindavik
— 1 night
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Vik
— 2 nights
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Grindavik

— 1 night
A historical fishing town on the scenic south coast of the Southern Peninsula, Grindavik boasts one main attraction, the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa.
On the 24th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Grindavik itinerary planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Grindavik is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. Traveling from Cairo to Grindavik, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Grindavik is much colder than Cairo - with highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Grindavik

Spas

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Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
You've now added Reynisdrangar to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church, and then explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach and then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Vik road trip site.

Traveling by car from Grindavik to Vik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In August, daytime highs in Vik are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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Reykjanes Peninsula travel guide

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Thermal Spas · Hot Springs · Bridges
Featuring both bizarre and beautiful landscapes, the Southern Peninsula epitomizes the quirks, charm, and otherworldliness of rural Iceland. The lava fields that cover much of peninsula are some of the youngest in country and are largely responsible for the area's fantastic array of scenery. The peninsula's biggest city, Keflavik, retains a distinctly small-town feel and boasts a number of picturesque walking trails. Most visitors and locals spend their time by the Atlantic Ocean, enjoying the area's striking beaches and cliffs. After a long day exploring, you can relax in one of the area's famed traditional spas.