8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Fly
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Husavik
— 1 night
Fly to Reykjavik, Bus to Geysir
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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 3 nights
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Bus to Reykjavík, Shuttle to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Fly to Gothenburg

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Reykjavik

— 2 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Step off the beaten path and head to Reykjadalur Hot Springs and Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Thingvellir National Park and Horseback Riding Tours. Step out of Reykjavik with an excursion to Oxararfoss in Thingvellir--about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tjornin and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik road trip tool.

Gothenburg, Sweden to Reykjavik is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gothenburg to Reykjavik. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Gothenburg in June: highs in Reykjavik hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Husavik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Husavik

— 1 night
The popular town of Husavik not only boasts some of Iceland's best whale-watching opportunities but is arguably the northeast coast's prettiest town.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): admire the striking features of Husavikurkirkja, then look for all kinds of wild species at Salka Whale Watching, then learn more about the world around you at The Húsavík Whale Museum, and finally take in breathtaking views at Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods).

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Fly from Reykjavik to Husavik in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Husavik are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Husavik

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Blaskogabyggd

— 1 night
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 15th (Tue), take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Geysir, then admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Blaskogabyggd trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Husavik to Blaskogabyggd by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. June in Blaskogabyggd sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Vik

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, then listen to music at Icelandic Lava Show, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally get outside with Katlatrack Adventure Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, then explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, and finally admire the sheer force of Skogafoss.

For reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Vik trip builder.

Getting from Blaskogabyggd to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Vik are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

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.