8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  9 h 45 min
1
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Skogar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: London

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Geysir, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Geysir trip itinerary builder .

London, UK to Geysir is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in Geysir at 17°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Geysir, Gullfoss Falls
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

2
nights
Skogar

Skogar ©
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Dyrhólaey, then enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, then stroll through Black Sand Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, then look for gifts at Litla Lopasjoppan, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Skogar journey planner.

Traveling by car from Geysir to Skogar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Skogar sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Vik, Hella
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Attractions like Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach and Ljosafoss Power Station make great kid-friendly stops. Get outdoors at Thingvellir National Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get your game on at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, see Off-Road Tours, and examine the collection at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik holiday planner .

You can drive from Skogar to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Ljosafoss Power Station
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

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