8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
1
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Skogar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Geysir
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Toronto

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, see Off-Road Tours, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland.

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Toronto, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Toronto in April, with highs in Reykjavik at 7°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thermal Spas

2
nights
Skogar

Skogar ©
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally stop by UNA Local Store. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church, then stroll through Black Sand Beach, then kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Skogar tour planning app .

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Skogar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Skogar can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Vik, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, UNA Local Product
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
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 11th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, and then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Geysir online holiday planner .

Getting from Skogar to Geysir by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

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