8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 day
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 3 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 1 night
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Blaskogabyggd

— 1 day
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Blaskogabyggd itinerary planner.

Chicago, USA to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Chicago in June, plan for colder days in Blaskogabyggd, with highs around 55°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar, take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and finally pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Icelandic Lava Show.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Vik trip planner.

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Akureyri

— 3 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Photography Tours and The Old Farmhouse Laufas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Akureyri: Husavik (The Transportation Museum at Ystafell, The Exploration Museum, &more) and Varmahlid (Glaumbaer Museum & Víðimýrarkirkja). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, get a new perspective on nature at Nordurslod - Into the Arctic, and surround yourself with nature on Whale Watching Hjalteyri.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Akureyri day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Vik to Akureyri takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in June, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Reykjavik

— 1 night
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 25th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Þúfa, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and finally don't miss a visit to The Statue of Leif Eiriksson.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.