8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

London
Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
London

2
days
Geysir

On the 7th (Tue), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then contemplate the geological forces at Hekla, then have fun at Fridheimar, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss. On your second day here, take a memorable drive along Golden Circle Route.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Geysir vacation planner.

London, UK to Geysir is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. When traveling from London in February, plan for little chillier days in Geysir, with highs around 4°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Scenic Drive Sightseeing Nature

Side Trips

South Region, Spas & Wellness, Gullfoss, Fridheimar
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Golden Circle Route
Gullfoss
Spas & Wellness

2
days
Vik

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Myrdalsjokull Glacier, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and finally appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrholaey, and then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Vik travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Geysir to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Skogafoss
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Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss
Dyrholaey

4
days
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Laugavegur. Step out of Reykjavik with an excursion to Spas & Wellness in Grindavik--about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, see the interesting displays at The Settlement Exhibition, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik custom trip planner.

You can drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Wildlife Areas Museums

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Spas & Wellness
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hallgrimskirkja
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