8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Bus to Reykjavík, Fly to San Francisco

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Reykjavik to Thingvellir to see Thingvellir National Park about 46 minutes away. Spend the 23rd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, explore the world behind art at National Museum of Iceland, see Off-Road Tours, and pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik route builder.

San Francisco, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Francisco to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Francisco, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Reykjavik, ranging from highs of 46°F to lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.
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Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
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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 25th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach. On the next day, get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show and then explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Vik trip planning app.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.
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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 27th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Blaskogabyggd trip planner.

Drive from Vik to Blaskogabyggd in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in October, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
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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