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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, see Off-Road Tours, and enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Reykjavik holiday planner.

Medellin, Colombia to Reykjavik is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Medellin to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. In marzo, Reykjavik is colder than Medellin - with highs of 4°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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 7th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, then don't miss a visit to Dyrhólaey, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

Plan trip to Vik with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in marzo, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Blaskogabyggd takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In marzo in Blaskogabyggd, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

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