8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip itinerary planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours

Route & dates

1
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
2
Vik
— 2 nights
3
Geysir
— 1 night

4
nights
Reykjavik

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: Thingvellir (Oxararfoss, Thingvellir National Park, &more), Kerið (in Selfoss) and Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum (in Hveragerdi). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, see Off-Road Tours, and have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik holiday site.

Toronto, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Reykjavik, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Toronto, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Reykjavik, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Thingvellir, Kerið, Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 21st (Fri), kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, thenexplore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, thenlook for gifts at Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trot along with a tour on horseback, thenexplore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Kvernufoss.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Vik trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Vik can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
Highlights from your plan
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

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 23rd (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Geysir day trip planning website.

You can drive from Vik to Geysir in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Bruarfoss Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

Similar Plans

12 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 9 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 12 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 11 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 22 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM MEXICO June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 6 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 6 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 29 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 10 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, outdoors, beaches, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, outdoors, beaches Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 9 days in Costa Rica BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular sights Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, beaches Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans