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Fly to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Bus to Blaskogabyggd
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Blaskogabyggd — 1 night

A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin and then admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Blesi, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Slakki Petting Zoo.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Blaskogabyggd holiday builder tool.

Vienna, Austria to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Vienna in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Blaskogabyggd: temperatures range from 2°C by day to -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can fly to Hofn.
Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Spas
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Hofn — 3 nights

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Venture out of the city with trips to Jokulsarlon (Fellsfjara, Glacier Lagoon, &more) and Flaajokull Glacier (in Skaftafell). There's still lots to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hofn trip planner.

Fly from Blaskogabyggd to Hofn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Vik.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
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Vik — 2 nights

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): trot along with a tour on horseback, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, then stroll through Black Sand Beach, and finally appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church, take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and finally admire the sheer force of Skogafoss.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Vik holiday maker.

Drive from Hofn to Vik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Reykjavik.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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Reykjavik — 5 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Blue Lagoon (in Grindavik), Viking World (in Keflavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). Spend the 5th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, look for gifts at Kraum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik journey planner.

You can drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Reykjavik when traveling from Vik in January, with lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
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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.