8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 1 night
Drive
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Hella
— 2 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport

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Reykjavik

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get some cultural insight at The Settlement Center and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar). Step off the beaten path and head to Hraunfossar and Geysir. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Gunnuhver Hot Springs (in Grindavik), Viking World (in Keflavik) and Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt). There's much more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik travel route planning website.

London, UK to Reykjavik is an approximately 6-hour flight. Traveling from London in February, things will get little chillier in Reykjavik: highs are around 3°C and lows about -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nature · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Vik

— 1 night
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): examine the collection at Skogar Museum, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, and finally get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Vik holiday builder site.

Getting from Reykjavik to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Vik when traveling from Reykjavik in February, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Nature · Parks · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trip

Hella

— 2 nights
Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, then admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, then surround yourself with nature on Dogsledding Iceland, and finally admire the sheer force of Urridafoss Waterfall. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then learn more about the world around you at Lava Centre.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hella trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Vik to Hella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Hella sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hella

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Iceland travel guide

4.5
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.