8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland travel route planner
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Fly
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Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
4
Vik
— 1 night
Drive
5
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Fly

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Reykjavik — 2 nights

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 Blue Lagoon (in Grindavik). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, stop by MJUK Iceland, admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Iceland, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik tour planner.

Toronto, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Reykjavik is 5 hours. When traveling from Toronto in July, plan for colder days in Reykjavik, with highs around 17°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can fly to Reykjahlid.
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Reykjahlid — 2 nights

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 30th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), then explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, and then take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, then don't miss a visit to Viti Crater, then take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, and finally explore the striking landscape at Hljooaklettar.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Reykjahlid online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Reykjahlid in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Landmannalaugar.
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Landmannalaugar — 1 night

Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): go for a walk through Landmannalaugar, trek along Laugavegur, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fjallabak Nature Reserve, and finally explore the activities along Ljótipollur.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Landmannalaugar trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Landmannalaugar in 6.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Vik.
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Vik — 1 night

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, then take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, and finally admire the sheer force of Skogafoss.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Vik trip planner.

Drive from Landmannalaugar to Vik in 3 hours. August in Vik sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.
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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.
On the 3rd (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur Geothermal Field, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Vik to Blaskogabyggd in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Blaskogabyggd sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
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.
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