8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
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Vik
— 3 nights
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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
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Blaskogabyggd — 1 night

A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Slakki Petting Zoo and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, take in the natural beauty of Geysir, then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur Geothermal Field.

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Toronto, Canada to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. While traveling from Toronto, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Blaskogabyggd, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Vik.
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Vik — 3 nights

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Get a sense of the local culture at Skogar Museum and Skaftfellingur Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sólheimajökulll and Horseback Riding Tours. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Vik tour planner.

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Reykjavik.
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cemetery Holavallagardur and Hallgrimskirkja. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Ring Road, examine the collection at The Icelandic Punk Museum, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Getting from Vik to Reykjavik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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.
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