8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland planner

Plan created by another user.Make it yours

Route & dates

Start: Baltimore
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Fly:  14 h
End: Baltimore

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hallgrimskirkja and Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition. Thingvellir National Park and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Thingvellir (Thingvallakirkja church & Galgaklettur) and Grindavik (Thermal Spas & Selatangar). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip app.

Baltimore, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Baltimore to Reykjavik, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Baltimore in October: highs in Reykjavik hover around 46°F, while lows dip to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thingvellir, Grindavik
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): stroll through Black Sand Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, thenget engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, thenadmire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and finally appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vik trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Vik, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Skogar
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Blaskogabyggd attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Blaskogabyggd takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Blaskogabyggd sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 37°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Strokkur, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall ©
Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall

Similar Plans

9 days in Norway & Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights Preferences: November, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Iceland & Boston BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL March, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 11 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM SWEDEN June, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 11 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 10 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM POLAND April, outdoors, romantic, beaches, hidden gems Preferences: April, outdoors, romantic, beaches Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 10 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM NORWAY June, culture, relaxing, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, relaxing, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 17 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 12 days in Iceland, Ireland & Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 12 days in Iceland, Ireland & Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 10 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, teens, popular sights Preferences: September, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, popular sights Preferences: June, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM PANAMA May, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans