8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
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Vik
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik
— 4 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Blaskogabyggd online trip itinerary planner.

Knoxville, USA to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Knoxville to Blaskogabyggd due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Knoxville, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Blaskogabyggd, ranging from highs of 49°F to lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Vik.
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Vik — 2 nights

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 12th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and finally admire all the interesting features of Dyrhólaey. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vik online trip builder.

Drive from Blaskogabyggd to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik — 4 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Blue Lagoon (in Grindavik). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, explore and take pictures at Bridge Between Continents, and see the interesting displays at Aurora Reykjavik.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip builder app.

You can drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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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.
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