8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly
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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 1 night
Drive
3
Hof
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Edinburgh

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Grindavik (Brimketill, Thermal Spas, &more). Spend the 5th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, stop by Myconceptstore, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik attractions planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Reykjavik is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. Traveling from Edinburgh in November, you will find days in Reykjavik are a bit cooler (5°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

Vik

— 1 night
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 7th (Sat), kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show, take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and finally hike along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vik trip planner.

Getting from Reykjavik to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November in Vik, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Hof.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Hof

— 2 nights
Nestled in a narrow strip of land between the sea and the glacier, Hof remains best known for its 1883 turf church--the last of its kind to be built in the old Icelandic style of architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the activities along Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, then explore the activities along Glacier Lagoon, then kick back and relax at Fellsfjara, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hofskirkja Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): make a trip to Svinafellsjokull Glacier, get the lay of the land with Local Guide of Vatnajokull, and then take a pleasant ride with Glacier Horses.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Hof road trip app.

Drive from Vik to Hof in 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Hof are 4°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Geysir.

Things to do in Hof

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Geysir itinerary tool.

You can drive from Hof to Geysir in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks · Spas

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.