8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly + Drive:  11 h 30 min
1
Keflavik
— 1 day
Drive + Ferry:  2 h
2
Vestmannaeyjar, Heimaey Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Skogar
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
4
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Denver

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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Viking World, boost your wellbeing at Blue Lagoon, explore the striking landscape at Geothermal area krysuvik, then explore the fascinating underground world of Leidarendi Cave, and finally explore the activities along Kerið.

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

Denver, USA to Keflavik is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Denver in May; daily highs in Keflavik reach 48°F and lows reach 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vestmannaeyjar.

Things to do in Keflavik

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trips

Reykjavik, Blue Lagoon, Kerið
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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. You've now added Heimaklettur (Home Rock) to your itinerary.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vestmannaeyjar trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Keflavik to Vestmannaeyjar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Vestmannaeyjar are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Vestmannaeyjar

Parks Trails Outdoors

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 tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach.

For reviews and more tourist information, use the Skogar trip planning app .

You can drive from Vestmannaeyjar to Skogar in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in May, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can take a bus 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, kick back and relax at Diamond Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, and finally don't miss a visit to Svinafellsjokull Glacier. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church, explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally admire the sheer force of Kvernufoss.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Vik trip itinerary builder website .

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

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

3
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.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik sightseeing planner.

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. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Thu).

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

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

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