8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Beirut
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  14 h
1
Geysir
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Hella
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Beirut

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, tee off at Geysir Golf Course, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Geysir online trip planner .

Beirut, Lebanon to Geysir is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Beirut in October, expect Geysir to be cooler, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Golf Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Gullfoss Falls
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Geysir Golf Course ©
Geysir Golf Course

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 28th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrholaey, and finally admire the sheer force of Skogafoss.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Vik planner .

Getting from Geysir to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Skogafoss
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

1
night
Hella

Hella ©
Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss, and then head outdoors with Gljúfrafoss.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Hella online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Vik to Hella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Hella

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Gljufrabui Waterfalls, Gljúfrafoss
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Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Gljúfrafoss ©
Gljúfrafoss

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with a short trip to Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), and get engrossed in the history at Tales from Iceland.

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You can drive from Hella to Reykjavik in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Food Tours

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