8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  13 h
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Skogar
— 2 nights
Bus + Taxi:  1 h 45 min
3
Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Cairo

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mink Viking Portrait Studio and Horseback Riding Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Reykjadalur Hot Springs (in Hveragerdi), Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, visit a coastal fixture at Grotta Lighthouse, stroll the grounds of Cemetery Holavallagardur, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik visit website .

Cairo, Egypt to Reykjavik is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Cairo in November, with highs in Reykjavik at 5°C and lows at 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Skogar.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Reykjadalur Hot Springs, Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas, Horseback Riding Tours
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Horseback Riding Tours
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

2
nights
Skogar

Skogar ©
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then explore the ancient world of Rutshellir Cave, and finally take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, stop by Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, then pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Skogar vacation tool .

Drive from Reykjavik to Skogar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Skogar are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Vik
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Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss

2
nights
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 21st (Thu): tee off at Geysir Golf Course, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Skogar to Blaskogabyggd in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November in Blaskogabyggd, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trip

Geysir
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Geysir Golf Course ©
Geysir Golf Course

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