8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Shuttle:  12 h 45 min
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
+3
Taxi + Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: San Francisco

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Escape the urban bustle at Thingvellir National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thingvellir (Oxararfoss & Logberg (Law Rock)). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, admire all the interesting features of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip itinerary builder tool.

San Francisco, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 13- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of subway, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train, bus, flight, and shuttle. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Francisco to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. In June, Reykjavik is slightly colder than San Francisco - with highs of 55°F and lows of 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Thingvellir
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
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2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 16th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Kvernufoss. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, and finally kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Vik travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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night
Blaskogabyggd

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 18th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur and then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd holiday planner.

Getting from Vik to Blaskogabyggd by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Blaskogabyggd can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Strokkur
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls

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