8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
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Vik
— 3 nights
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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 19th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Geysir.

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Chicago, USA to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Chicago to Blaskogabyggd due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Chicago in June: highs in Blaskogabyggd hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Vik

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Explore hidden gems such as Sólheimajökulll and Icelandic Lava Show. Escape the urban bustle at Fjadrargljufur Canyon and Skogafoss. Change things up with a short trip to Skaftarstofa in Kirkjubaejarklaustur (about 1h 10 min away). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar, enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vik online trip builder.

Getting from Blaskogabyggd to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Vik sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Reykjavik

— 3 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get in touch with nature at Thingvellir National Park and Oxararfoss. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gunnuhver Hot Springs and Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach. Step out of Reykjavik with an excursion to Thermal Spas in Grindavik--about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Dogsledding Iceland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip planner.

You can drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

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.