8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Hvolsvollur
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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 Skogar (Rutshellir Cave & Skogafoss), Laugavegur (in Landmannalaugar) and Vik (Sólheimajökulll, Dyrhólaey, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall and look for gifts at UNA Local Product.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hvolsvollur online trip planner.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Hvolsvollur is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Hvolsvollur are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Geysir.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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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.
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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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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.
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Spas
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Iceland travel guide

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.