8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
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Blaskogabyggd

— 1 night
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 9th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

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Washington DC, USA to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Blaskogabyggd due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in July, things will get colder in Blaskogabyggd: highs are around 58°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the activities along Ljótipollur, take in the pleasant sights at Landmannalaugar, and then hike along Laugavegur.

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You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in July, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 11th (Sun), glide through the air with True Adventure, then admire all the interesting features of Dyrhólaey, then contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show, and finally kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach. On the next day, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and finally explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll.

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You can drive from Landmannalaugar to Vik in 3 hours. July in Vik sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Reykjavik

— 3 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and National Museum of Iceland make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, make a trip to The Statue of Leif Eiriksson, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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Traveling by car from Vik to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trips

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.