8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Vilnius
Fly + Drive:  9 h 15 min
1
Hvolsvollur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Vilnius

3
nights
Hvolsvollur

Hvolsvollur ©
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 Vik (Sólheimajökulll, Dyrhólaey, &more), Laugavegur (in Landmannalaugar) and Skogar (Rutshellir Cave & Skogafoss). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall and stop by UNA Local Product.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hvolsvollur travel route planning site.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Hvolsvollur is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 2 hours. October in Hvolsvollur sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Vik, Skogar, Hella, Laugavegur
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Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall

1
night
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 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 find other places to visit, photos, 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

Blaskogabyggd, Geysir, Bruarfoss Waterfall
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
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 ratings, other places to visit, 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 travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Thermal Spas
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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