8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Keflavik
— 1 day
2
Vestmannaeyjar, Heimaey Island
— 1 night
3
Skogar
— Few hours
4
Vik
— 2 nights
5
Reykjavik
— 3 nights

1
day
Keflavik

Keflavik ©
Keflavík is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Blue Lagoon as well as Viking World. On the 8th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Viking World, test the waters at Blue Lagoon, take in the dramatic natural features at Geothermal area krysuvik, then Head underground at Leidarendi Cave, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kerið.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Keflavik travel route planner.

Denver, USA to Keflavik is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Denver to Keflavik due to the time zone difference. In May, Keflavik is slightly colder than Denver - with highs of 48°F and lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Vestmannaeyjar.

Things to do in Keflavik

Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Reykjavik, Kerið, Blue Lagoon
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Kerið ©
Kerið
Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon
Viking World ©
Viking World

1
night
Vestmannaeyjar, Heimaey Island

Vestmannaeyjar ©
Vestmannaeyjar is a town and archipelago off the south coast of Iceland.The largest island, Heimaey, has a population of 4,135. Your day by day itinerary now includes Heimaklettur (Home Rock).

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Vestmannaeyjar trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Keflavik to Vestmannaeyjar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. May in Vestmannaeyjar sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Skogar.

Things to do in Vestmannaeyjar

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Herjolf's Valley (Herjolfsdalur)
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Heimaklettur (Home Rock) ©
Heimaklettur (Home Rock)

few
hours
Skogar

Skogar ©
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then make a trip to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Skogar road trip tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Vestmannaeyjar to Skogar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. May in Skogar sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Vik
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Solheimasandur Plane Wreck ©
Solheimasandur Plane Wreck

2
nights
Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
You've added Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, Reynisfjara Beach, Dyrhólaey, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the activities along Glacier Lagoon, enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, then explore the striking landscape of Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, and finally make a trip to Svinafellsjokull Glacier. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church, take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally admire the sheer force of Kvernufoss.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Vik holiday planner.

Vik is just a stone's throw from Skogar. In May, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Vatnajokull National Park, Kvernufoss, Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Svinafellsjokull Glacier
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Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach

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nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You've added Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Falls, Glymur, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Vik to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. On the 14th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Gullfoss Falls, Djúpalónssandur beach, Thingvellir National Park, Kirkjufell Mountain, Glymur
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Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls

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