8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Reykjavik
— 1 night
2
Skogar
— Few hours
bus:  30​min
3
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Jokulsarlon
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
5
Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Skalholt
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Thingvellir
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
8
Reykjavik
— 1 night
End: Reykjavik

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Reykjavik Sailors as well as Blue Lagoon Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): soothe aching muscles at Blue Lagoon Iceland and then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik driving holiday planner.

Kansas City, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Reykjavik is 6 hours. In June, Reykjavik is colder than Kansas City - with highs of 55°F and lows of 46°F. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Blue Lagoon
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon
Reykjavik Sailors ©
Reykjavik Sailors

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kvernufoss.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Skogar trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Skogar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Skogar sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Vik.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Vik
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Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss

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Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Vik road trip planner.

Vik is just a stone's throw from Skogar. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. On the 7th (Fri), you're off toJokulsarlon.

Things to do in Vik

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Jokulsarlon

Jokulsarlon ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Diamond Beach. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Jokulsarlon Lagoon, then kick back and relax at Diamond Beach, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Skaftafell National Park.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Jokulsarlon online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Vik to Jokulsarlon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. June in Jokulsarlon sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Jokulsarlon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon

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Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjubaejarklaustur ©
Kirkjubaejarklaustur holidays offer visitors an easy access to the untamed landscapes of Vatnajokull National Park.
You've now added Foss a Sidu to your itinerary. On the 7th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Foss a Sidu.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kirkjubaejarklaustur travel planner.

Getting from Jokulsarlon to Kirkjubaejarklaustur by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Skalholt.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail
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Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail ©
Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail
Foss a Sidu ©
Foss a Sidu

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Skalholt

Skalholt ©
Skálholt is a historical site in the south of Iceland, at the river Hvítá.HistorySkálholt was, through eight centuries, one of the most important places in Iceland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gullfoss as well as Strokkur. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Skalholt trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Skalholt by car takes about 3 hours. In June in Skalholt, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Thingvellir.

Things to do in Skalholt

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Gullfoss Falls, Strokkur
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Haifoss ©
Haifoss

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Thingvellir

Thingvellir
One of Iceland's most popular tourist destinations, Thingvellir represents a national park steeped in historical, cultural, and geological significance, as evidenced by its designation as a World Heritage Site.
For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Thingvellir route planner.

You can drive from Skalholt to Thingvellir in an hour. In June in Thingvellir, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Thingvellir

Historic Sites
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Reykjavik

Reykjavik
For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik online attractions planner .

Drive from Skalholt to Reykjavik in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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