8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland travel route planner

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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
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Reykjavik

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, get outside with Outdoor Activities, get engrossed in the history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Reykjavik online trip builder.

San Francisco, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Francisco to Reykjavik. Expect much colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in November: highs in Reykjavik hover around 40°F, while lows dip to 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and then stroll through Black Sand Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Vik trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November in Vik, expect temperatures between 40°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Blaskogabyggd vacation planner.

Getting from Vik to Blaskogabyggd by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. November in Blaskogabyggd sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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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.