8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + bus:  9​h
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Geysir
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Boston

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Hallgrimskirkja and Grotta Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Laugavegur and Kerið. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). There's more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and examine the collection at Perlan.

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Boston, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Boston to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Boston in December, plan for little chillier days in Reykjavik, with highs around 36°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Step out of the city life by going to Reynisfjara Beach and Dyrhólaey. Get a sense of the local culture at Skogar Museum and Vik Church. Get out of town with these interesting Vik side-trips: Lava Centre (in Hvolsvollur) and Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Skaftarstofa, Fjadrargljufur Canyon, & more). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, look for gifts at Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Vik road trip tool .

Drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Reykjavik in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Vik, with lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Skogar Museum, Lava Centre
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Lava Centre ©
Lava Centre

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 27th (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, and finally admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Geysir vacation planner.

You can drive from Vik to Geysir in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Vik in December, Geysir is slightly colder at night with lows of 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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