8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland visit planner

Make it your trip
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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights
Bus to Reykjavík - BSÍ, Fly to San Juan

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Reykjavik

— 3 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, explore the world behind art at National Museum of Iceland, contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip itinerary builder site.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Reykjavik is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from San Juan to Reykjavik. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from San Juan in February, with highs in Reykjavik at 3°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey and then contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Vik trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Reykjavik in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Vik, with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Nightlife

Side Trip

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Blaskogabyggd

— 2 nights
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 12th (Sat), take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and then soothe aching muscles at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Blaskogabyggd travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Vik to Blaskogabyggd takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Vik in February, expect little chillier with lows of -1°C in Blaskogabyggd. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

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Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.