8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Husafell
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Husafell
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 1 night
Drive
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Svinafell
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
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Husafell — 1 night

On the 8th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Hraunfossar, take in the natural beauty of Snorralaug, and then Head underground at The Cave.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Husafell driving holiday planner.

Newark, USA to Husafell is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. January in Husafell sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 29°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then stop by Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Vik trip builder.

You can drive from Husafell to Vik in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Husafell in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Vik, with lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Svinafell.
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Svinafell — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, then kick back and relax at Fellsfjara, and then make a trip to Skeioara Bridge Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Svinafellsjokull Glacier, explore the striking landscape at Svinafell Glacier, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Svinafell vacation planning site.

You can drive from Vik to Svinafell in 2 hours. In January in Svinafell, expect temperatures between 38°F during the day and 32°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Photography Tours and FlyOver Iceland. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tjornin, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip maker website.

Drive from Svinafell to Reykjavik in 4.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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Iceland travel guide

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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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