8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland travel route planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

Start: Colombo
Fly + Shuttle:  18 h 15 min
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Colombo

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Grindavik (Thermal Spas & The Icelandic Saltfish Museum). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, see Off-Road Tours, and enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Reykjavik attractions planning tool.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Reykjavik is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 5.5 hours traveling from Colombo to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Colombo in November; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Grindavik
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and finally examine the collection at Skogar Museum. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, and then contemplate the geological forces at Katla Volcano.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Vik day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Katla Volcano
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach

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 14th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Geysir online route maker.

Traveling by car from Vik to Geysir takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Geysir can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Geysir
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

Similar Plans

12 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM ESTONIA August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 13 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, 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 NORWAY June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 9 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 50 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 6 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM FINLAND April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 15 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 21 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 12 days in Iceland, Ireland & Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 11 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, outdoors, beaches, historic sites Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans