8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip itinerary planner

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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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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 16th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, take in the natural beauty of Geysir, admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then relax in the rural setting at Fridheimar, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Blaskogabyggd day trip planning website.

Washington DC, USA to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Blaskogabyggd due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in February, expect nights in Blaskogabyggd to be about the same, around 30°F, while days are little chillier, around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, and finally explore and take pictures at Rutshellir Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show, take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church, then take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Reynisfjall.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Vik trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 39°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Reykjavik

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get outdoors at Hraunfossar and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll explore and learn at Lava Centre and War and Peace Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes), Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss (in Hvolsvollur) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Hella). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, surround yourself with nature on Dogsledding Iceland, explore the world behind art at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), and enjoy the sea views from Grotta Lighthouse.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip tool.

You can drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Vik in February, Reykjavik is a bit cooler at night with lows of 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

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.