8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 1 night
Drive
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Svinafell
— 2 nights
Drive
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Geysir
— 1 night
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Richmond International Airport

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Reykjavik

— 3 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hallgrimskirkja and National Museum of Iceland. Step out of Reykjavik to go to Thingvellir and see Thingvellir National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 7th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, explore the world behind art at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), see the interesting displays at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik online travel route planner.

Richmond, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Richmond to Reykjavik. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Richmond in March, with highs in Reykjavik at 39°F and lows at 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Vik

— 1 night
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then admire all the interesting features of Dyrhólaey, then get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show, and finally kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Vik, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°F in March, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Svinafell.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Svinafell

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, explore the activities along Glacier Lagoon, then enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): make a trip to Svinafellsjokull Glacier, then explore the striking landscape at Svinafell Glacier, and then identify plant and animal life at Local Guide of Vatnajokull.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Svinafell online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Svinafell takes 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Svinafell can reach 40°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Geysir.

Things to do in Svinafell

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Geysir planning tool.

Drive from Svinafell to Geysir in 4 hours. In March in Geysir, expect temperatures between 40°F during the day and 31°F at night. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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.