8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Vik
— 1 night
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Washington

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Reykjavik — 4 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Blue Lagoon (in Grindavik). Spend the 13th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, see the interesting displays at The Icelandic Punk Museum, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and look for gifts at Knifemaker.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik online attractions planner.

Washington, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington to Reykjavik. When traveling from Washington in July, plan for much colder days in Reykjavik, with highs around 58°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Vik.
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Vik — 1 night

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, and finally kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Vik trip planner.

Drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in July, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Landmannalaugar.
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Landmannalaugar — 1 night

Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): go for a walk through Landmannalaugar, then stroll through Laugavegur, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fjallabak Nature Reserve, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Ljótipollur.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Landmannalaugar trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vik to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

For reviews and tourist information, read Blaskogabyggd visit app.

You can drive from Landmannalaugar to Blaskogabyggd in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Blaskogabyggd can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
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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