8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Diego
Fly + Shuttle:  14 h 15 min
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: San Diego

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Step out of Reykjavik with an excursion to Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir--about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, see Off-Road Tours, examine the collection at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik trip builder tool.

San Diego, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 15- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 8 hours. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Reykjavik: temperatures range from 58°F by day to 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Rutshellir Cave, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then admire all the interesting features of Dyrhólaey, and finally kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Vik online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Vik sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Skogar
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

2
nights
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 16th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then 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 ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Geysir trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Geysir takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Geysir sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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