8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
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Vik
— 1 night
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Geysir
— 2 nights

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Grindavik (The Icelandic Saltfish Museum & Thermal Spas). Spend the 1st (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, and contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip site.

Athens, Greece to Reykjavik is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Athens in May: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 11°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Side Trips

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thermal Spas
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Vik online journey planner.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Icelandic Lava Show ©
Icelandic Lava Show
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

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Geysir

Geysir ©
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, indulge in some personalized pampering at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Geysir trip planner.

Drive from Vik to Geysir in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Geysir can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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