8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
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Vik
— 2 nights
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Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Photography Tours and Dogsledding Iceland. There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Grotta Lighthouse, cool off at Sundhollin Public Baths, explore the activities along Lake Tjornin, and explore the world behind art at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar).

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik route maker app.

Guatemala City, Guatemala to Reykjavik is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Guatemala City in December, things will get cooler in Reykjavik: highs are around 2°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

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Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 26th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Rutshellir Cave, explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): trot along with a tour on horseback, get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show, then look for gifts at Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church, and finally explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Vik online route planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Reykjavik in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Vik, with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Nature · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

Blaskogabyggd

— 2 nights
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then experience rural life at Fridheimar, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Blaskogabyggd trip website.

You can drive from Vik to Blaskogabyggd in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Blaskogabyggd when traveling from Vik in December, with lows around -2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
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.