8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip planner
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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
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Reykjavik — 3 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Blue Lagoon (in Grindavik). Spend the 1st (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik tour itinerary planning app.

Toronto, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Reykjavik is 5 hours. While traveling from Toronto, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Reykjavik, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vik.
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Vik — 2 nights

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and then explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): trot along with a tour on horseback, enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and then contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Vik online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Vik sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Landmannalaugar.
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Landmannalaugar — 1 night

Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. On the 5th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Laugavegur, then take in the pleasant sights at Landmannalaugar, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ljótipollur.

Plan my day in Landmannalaugar using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Vik to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd online trip builder.

Drive from Landmannalaugar to Blaskogabyggd in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Blaskogabyggd can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to fly 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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