8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly
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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive
3
Vik
— 1 night
Drive
4
Landmannalaugar
— 2 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Thessaloniki Macedonia International Airport

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Visiting Thingvellir National Park and Off-Road Tours will get you outdoors. Spend the 10th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, trot along with a tour on horseback, and steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik attractions tool.

Thessaloniki, Greece to Reykjavik is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Thessaloniki to Reykjavik is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Thessaloniki in August, things will get much colder in Reykjavik: highs are around 16°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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1
night
Blaskogabyggd

A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd trip builder app.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Blaskogabyggd in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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1
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Vik

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, then get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show, and finally kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach.

Discover how to plan a Vik trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Blaskogabyggd to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Vik are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:

2
nights
Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. On the 14th (Sat), hike along Laugavegur, take in the pleasant sights at Landmannalaugar, and then explore the activities along Ljótipollur.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Landmannalaugar day trip website.

Getting from Vik to Landmannalaugar by car takes about 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Landmannalaugar can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Iceland travel guide

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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.