8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  11 h
1
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Manchester

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, and finally take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church, and finally explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Vik road trip website.

Manchester, UK to Vik is an approximately 11- hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Manchester in November, you will find days in Vik are little chillier (5°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Reynisdrangar
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Reyniskyrka Church ©
Reyniskyrka Church

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Blaskogabyggd trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Vik to Blaskogabyggd takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Blaskogabyggd can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Geysir, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Strokkur
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall
Geysir ©
Geysir

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, go for a walk through Viti Crater, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave, and then admire the sheer force of Selfoss Waterfall.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Reykjahlid itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Blaskogabyggd to Reykjahlid in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Blaskogabyggd in November, Reykjahlid is slightly colder at night with lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Selfoss Waterfall
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Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Selfoss Waterfall ©
Selfoss Waterfall
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 28th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, get engrossed in the history at Tales from Iceland, then pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, and finally make a trip to The Statue of Leif Eiriksson. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then get your game on at Mink Viking Portrait Studio.

Plan my day in Reykjavik using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Reykjahlid in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Reykjavik, with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Tours Spas

Side Trip

Thermal Spas
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Mink Viking Portrait Studio ©
Mink Viking Portrait Studio
Tales from Iceland ©
Tales from Iceland

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