8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 1 night
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Selfoss
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 1 night
Drive
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Hof
— 1 night
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Reykjavik
— 2 nights
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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.
You've added Leidarendi Cave, Geothermal area krysuvik, Blue Lagoon, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 10th (Tue), boost your wellbeing at Blue Lagoon, don't miss a visit to Bridge Between Continents, then admire all the interesting features of Geothermal area krysuvik, and finally Head underground at Leidarendi Cave.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip itinerary planner.

Minneapolis, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Traveling from Minneapolis to Reykjavik, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in August, you will find days in Reykjavik are colder (57°F), and nights are little chillier (47°F). You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Wed) before leaving for Selfoss.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Spas · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Selfoss

— 1 night
Sitting on the banks of the picturesque Olfusa River, the laid-back town of Selfoss provides a good location to relax and enjoy some of the country's natural delights.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kerið, Glymur, Strokkur, and other attractions you added. On the 11th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Glymur, admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Hrunalaug.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Selfoss route planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Selfoss takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in August, and nighttime lows around 47°F. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Vik.

Things to do in Selfoss

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Vik

— 1 night
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
You've added Mýrdalsjökull, Solheimasandur Plane Wreck, Reynisfjara Beach, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls, admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Seljavallalaug, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then admire the sheer force of Kvernufoss, and finally explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Vik trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Selfoss to Vik in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Vik are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Hof.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hof

— 1 night
Nestled in a narrow strip of land between the sea and the glacier, Hof remains best known for its 1883 turf church--the last of its kind to be built in the old Icelandic style of architecture.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Fellsfjara, Glacier Lagoon, Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park, and other attractions. On the 13th (Fri), stroll through Fjadrargljufur Canyon, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Svinafellsjokull Glacier, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hofskirkja Church, and finally explore the activities along Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hof travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hof takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Hof can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Hof

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Reykjavik

— 2 nights
You've added Kirkjufellsfoss, Kirkjufell Mountain, Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths. On the next day, admire all the interesting features of Gatklettur, then kick back and relax at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kirkjufell Mountain, and finally admire the sheer force of Kirkjufellsfoss.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip itinerary site.

Getting from Hof to Reykjavik by car takes about 4.5 hours. On the 16th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Spas · Beaches

Side Trips

Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
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.