8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland itinerary planner

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Hvolsvollur
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Hvolsvollur
— 3 nights
Drive
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Geysir
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly

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Hvolsvollur

— 3 nights
Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". Explore Hvolsvollur's surroundings by going to Thjofafoss (in Hella), Laugavegur (in Landmannalaugar) and Vik (Sólheimajökulll, Dyrhólaey, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, explore the ancient world of Rutshellir Cave, and stop by UNA Local Product.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hvolsvollur tour itinerary planner.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Hvolsvollur is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Vilnius to Hvolsvollur. In October in Hvolsvollur, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:

Geysir

— 1 night
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 19th (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, and finally admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Geysir holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from Hvolsvollur to Geysir takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 19:

Reykjavik

— 3 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 20th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, then have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, and finally test the waters at a local thermal spa. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik travel planner.

You can drive from Geysir to Reykjavik in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:

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.