8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Bus to Reykjavík - BSÍ, Fly to Torshavn


Reykjavik — 4 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Bring the kids along to Hallgrimskirkja and National Museum of Iceland. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum (in Hveragerdi), Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thorlakshofn Swimming Pool (in Thorlakshofn). There's lots more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik online trip itinerary planner.

Torshavn, Faroe Islands to Reykjavik is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car. In April, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Skogar.
Tours · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Skogar — 2 nights

Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
On the 11th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Dyrhólaey, don't miss a visit to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck, then admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Skogar day trip site.

Drive from Reykjavik to Skogar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Skogar, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Blaskogabyggd.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur and then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd trip maker.

You can drive from Skogar to Blaskogabyggd in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Blaskogabyggd are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Iceland travel guide

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.