8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Bus:  11 h 15 min
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Skogar
— 2 nights
Bus + Taxi:  1 h 45 min
3
Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Attractions like Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer and Thorlakshofn Swimming Pool make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik travel itinerary planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Reykjavik is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in August; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 16°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer, Thermal Spas, Thingvellir National Park, Thorlakshofn Swimming Pool
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Mink Viking Portrait Studio ©
Mink Viking Portrait Studio

2
nights
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 20th (Tue): stroll through Reynisfjara Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, then don't miss a visit to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Skogar driving holiday tool .

You can drive from Reykjavik to Skogar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Vik, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall

2
nights
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Blaskogabyggd journey planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Skogar to Blaskogabyggd takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Blaskogabyggd are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bruarfoss Waterfall, Geysir, Strokkur
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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