8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Shuttle to Reykjavík, Bus 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 29th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar, explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church, and finally appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue.

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London, UK to Vik is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from London in December, things will get a bit cooler in Vik: highs are around 3°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Svinafell.
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Svinafell — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Diamond Beach Jokulsarlon, kick back and relax at Fellsfjara, explore the activities along Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, then make a trip to Svinafellsjokull Glacier, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Svinafell Glacier. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Skeioara Bridge Monument, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hrutfjallstindar, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall.

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You can drive from Vik to Svinafell in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Brekkuskogur.
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Brekkuskogur — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Blesi, take in the natural beauty of Geysir, then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, and finally admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Brekkuskogur travel planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Svinafell to Brekkuskogur. In December, daily temperatures in Brekkuskogur can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Dogsledding Iceland and Langjokull Glacier. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours and Grotta Lighthouse. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Oxararfoss (in Thingvellir), Reykjadalur Hot Springs (in Olfuss) and Gunnuhver Hot Springs (in Grindavik). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Tjornin, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and catch some excitement at FlyOver Iceland.

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You can drive from Brekkuskogur to Reykjavik in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Iceland travel guide

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.