8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Medellin
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Medellin

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Step out of Reykjavik with an excursion to Thermal Spas in Grindavik--about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik road trip planning tool.

Medellin, Colombia to Reykjavik is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Colombia Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Medellin in febrero, with highs in Reykjavik at 3°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Thermal Spas
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, and finally stroll through Black Sand Beach.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vik online vacation planner.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Reykjavik in febrero since evenings lows in Vik dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Skogafoss
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

2
nights
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 20th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir.

For ratings and other tourist information, read Blaskogabyggd day trip app.

Getting from Vik to Blaskogabyggd by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Vik in febrero, expect little chillier with lows of -1°C in Blaskogabyggd. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bruarfoss Waterfall, Strokkur, Geysir
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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