8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip itinerary builder

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Fly
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Vik
— 1 night
Drive
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Grundarfjorour
— 2 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Orlando International Airport

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Reykjavik

— 4 nights
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 Bruarfoss Waterfall and Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours. Visiting Horseback Riding Tours and Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach will get you outdoors. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd), Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt) and Strokkur (in Geysir). There's much more to do: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik trip itinerary maker website.

Orlando, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Orlando to Reykjavik. Traveling from Orlando in March, things will get colder in Reykjavik: highs are around 39°F and lows about 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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Vik

— 1 night
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and finally get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Vik travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°F in March, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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Grundarfjorour

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Pakkhus Snaefellsbaejar, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, and then take in the awesome beauty at Kirkjufell Mountain.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Grundarfjorour tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Vik to Grundarfjorour in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, ferry, and car. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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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.