8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip planner
©
Make it your trip
Fly to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Bus to Blaskogabyggd
1
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Bus to Reykjavík - BSÍ, Fly to Akureyri
2
Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive
3
Vatnajokull National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Jokulsarlon
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Vik
— 1 night
+2
Bus to Reykjavík, Shuttle to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Fly to Milan

S M T W T F S
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29

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 18th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Blesi, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Blaskogabyggd online trip itinerary planner.

Milan, Italy to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Blaskogabyggd is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Milan in October; daily highs in Blaskogabyggd reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Akureyri.
more
Nature · Parks · Spas
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 19:

Akureyri — 1 night

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take a tour by water with Whale Watching Hauganes and then take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall.

To plan Akureyri vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Blaskogabyggd to Akureyri in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. October in Akureyri sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Vatnajokull National Park.
more
Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:

Vatnajokull National Park — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on Adventure Point.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Vatnajokull National Park vacation builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Akureyri to Vatnajokull National Park. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Akureyri in October since evenings lows in Vatnajokull National Park dip to 4°C. You will leave for Jokulsarlon on the 22nd (Sat).
more
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:

Jokulsarlon — 2 nights

On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, then explore the activities along Glacier Lagoon, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fellsfjara, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Diamond Beach Jokulsarlon.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Jokulsarlon road trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Jokulsarlon. In October in Jokulsarlon, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vik.
more
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:

Vik — 1 night

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Vik road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Jokulsarlon to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
more
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 25:

Iceland travel guide

4.5
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.
more