8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Torshavn, Streymoy
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Skogar
— 2 nights
bus + taxi:  1​h 45​min
3
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  8​h
End: Torshavn, Streymoy

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Bring the kids along to Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer and Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Thermal Spas (in Grindavik), Thorlakshofn Swimming Pool (in Thorlakshofn) and Ljosafoss Power Station (in Selfoss). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take a stroll through Laugavegur, and get your game on at Mink Viking Portrait Studio.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik road trip website .

Torshavn, Faroe Islands to Reykjavik is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. April in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Thorlakshofn Swimming Pool, Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer, Ljosafoss Power Station, Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum ©
Thermal Spas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Dyrhólaey, make a trip to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck, then admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Skogar trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Reykjavik to Skogar by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. April in Skogar sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Strokkur and then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd travel app .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Skogar to Blaskogabyggd takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Blaskogabyggd sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Strokkur
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur

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