8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
1
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Brussels

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Secret Iceland as well as Skogafoss. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue and then explore the striking landscape at Dyrholaey.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Vik driving holiday planner

Brussels, Belgium to Vik is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Secret Iceland, Skogafoss
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes MudShark Tours as well as Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Strokkur and then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss. On your second day here, see MudShark Tours and then soothe aching muscles at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Geysir day trip planning site

Traveling by car from Vik to Geysir takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Geysir are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Gullfoss Falls, MudShark Tours, Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
MudShark Tours ©
MudShark Tours

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Blue Lagoon, Snowmobile.is, Golden Circle Day Tours, and other attractions. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik online trip itinerary planner

Drive from Geysir to Reykjavik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Golden Circle Day Tours, Blue Lagoon
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon
Scuba & Snorkeling

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