8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Geysir
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Geysir
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly to Boston, Bus to Hartford

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Geysir trip planner.

Hartford, USA to Geysir is an approximately 15-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Hartford to Geysir due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hartford in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 30°F in Geysir. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach and then get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Vik day trip site.

Traveling by car from Geysir to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°F in February, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Reykjavik

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Vik to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Vik in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 29°F in Reykjavik. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Iceland travel guide

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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.