8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 1 night
Drive
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Hof
— 2 nights
Drive
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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Newark

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, see Off-Road Tours, and wander the streets of Laugavegur.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip itinerary maker tool.

Newark, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Reykjavik is 5 hours. Traveling from Newark in May, you will find days in Reykjavik are much colder (49°F), and nights are slightly colder (39°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Vik

— 1 night
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then stroll through Black Sand Beach, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Vik trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Reykjavik to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. May in Vik sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hof.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hof

— 2 nights
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.
You've now added Hofskirkja Church to your itinerary. On the 28th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Svinafellsjokull Glacier and then pause for some serene contemplation at Hofskirkja Church. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, contemplate the waterfront views at Glacier Lagoon, and then kick back and relax at Fellsfjara.

To find more things to do and tourist information, use the Hof travel route planner.

You can drive from Vik to Hof in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Hof are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Hof

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd

— 1 night
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 30th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd day trip planner.

You can drive from Hof to Blaskogabyggd in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in May, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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.