8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly + bus:  10​h
1
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Skogar
— 2 nights
bus + taxi:  1​h 45​min
3
Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Denver

1
night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Museum of Iceland as well as Vesturbaejarlaug. On the 14th (Mon), tour or see a game at Vesturbaejarlaug, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik online day trip planner .

Denver, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Reykjavik is 7 hours. While traveling from Denver, expect much colder days and about the same nights in Reykjavik, ranging from highs of 46°F to lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Vesturbaejarlaug ©
Vesturbaejarlaug

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.
On the 15th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, then explore the fascinating underground world of Rutshellir Cave, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, and then admire the sheer force of Kvernufoss.

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Getting from Reykjavik to Skogar by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Skogar can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Vik, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

2
nights
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Blaskogabyggd: Gjain (in Svartsengi) and Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre (in Reykjavik). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls and take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

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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 October, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 37°F. On the 19th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature Nightlife

Side Trips

Bruarfoss Waterfall, Gjain, Geysir, Strokkur, Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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