8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip itinerary planner

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Bus to Dammam, Fly to Reykjavik
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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 1 night
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Manama

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Reykjavik

— 3 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, see Off-Road Tours, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Reykjavik tour app.

Manama, Bahrain to Reykjavik is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Manama to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manama in July, things will get much colder in Reykjavik: highs are around 17°C and lows about 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd

— 1 night
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and then play a few rounds at Geysir Golf Course.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Blaskogabyggd travel planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Blaskogabyggd takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Blaskogabyggd, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Golf · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Vik

— 1 night
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach and then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Vik day trip site.

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Vik sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the activities along Ljótipollur, then take in the pleasant sights at Landmannalaugar, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laugavegur.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Landmannalaugar trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Vik to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. July in Landmannalaugar sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Iceland travel guide

4.5
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.