8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Hvolsvollur
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Vancouver

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Shop till you drop at Laugavegur and Kolaportid Flea Market. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, learn and have fun at Kogga - Ceramic Studio - Gallery, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and stop by JS Watch Company.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik trip maker tool.

Vancouver, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 11- hour flight. Traveling from Vancouver to Reykjavik, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in August; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 16°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas
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Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): tee off at Geysir Golf Course, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Blaskogabyggd trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Blaskogabyggd takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks Golf

Side Trips

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

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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Kvernufoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then get impressive views of Katla Volcano, and finally stop by Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Vik trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Blaskogabyggd to Vik 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Skogar, Katla Volcano
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach

1
night
Hvolsvollur

Hvolsvollur ©
Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): trot along with a tour on horseback, take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls, then admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally look for gifts at UNA Local Product.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hvolsvollur online trip planner.

You can drive from Vik to Hvolsvollur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Hella, Gljufrabui Waterfalls
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Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Horseback Riding Tours

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