8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
1
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Geneva

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 1st (Sat): admire the sheer force of Gullfoss.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Blaskogabyggd visit planner.

Geneva, Switzerland to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, tram, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Geneva to Blaskogabyggd, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Geneva in June, you will find days in Blaskogabyggd are cooler (15°C), and nights are little chillier (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Strokkur
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Gullfoss ©
Gullfoss
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Haukadalur ©
Haukadalur

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 3rd (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and finally look for gifts at Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Vik trip planner .

You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Vik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Vik are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Skogafoss
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Reykjavik is known for wildlife, historic sites, museums, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, enjoy the sand and surf at Yntri Tunga Beach, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik tour planner .

You can drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Ytri Tunga Beach
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Golfklubburinn Brautarholti ©
Golfklubburinn Brautarholti

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