8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
2
Vik
— 2 nights
3
Geysir
— 1 night

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Hvolsvollur (Gljúfrafoss & UNA Local Product), Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall (in Hella) and Thingvellir (Thingvellir National Park & Galgaklettur). There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik travel site.

Toronto, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. While traveling from Toronto, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Reykjavik, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur, Thingvellir, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, and finally kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, thenadmire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and finally don't miss a visit to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Vik day trip planning site.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, thentake in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Geysir online visit planner.

Drive from Vik to Geysir in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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