8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Skogar
— 1 night
Bus + Taxi:  1​h 45​min
3
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  12​h 45​min
End: New York City

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with a short trip to Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik day trip tool .

New York City, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Traveling from New York City in April, things will get little chillier in Reykjavik: highs are around 43°F and lows about 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Spas

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Spas

1
night
Skogar

Skogar ©
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
On the 18th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Skogar trip planner .

Drive from Reykjavik to Skogar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Skogar are 42°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Vik, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 19th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd travel site .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Skogar to Blaskogabyggd takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Blaskogabyggd, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Strokkur, Bruarfoss Waterfall
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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