8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get some historical perspective at Hallgrimskirkja and Videy Island. Visiting Horseback Riding Tours and Langjokull Glacier will get you outdoors. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Thingvellir (Oxararfoss & Thingvellir National Park), Gunnuhver Hot Springs (in Grindavik) and Reykjadalur Hot Springs (in Hveragerdi). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tjornin, take in the dramatic natural features at Grábrók Volcano, and cruise along Ring Road.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip builder app.

Boise, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Boise to Reykjavik. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Boise in November: highs in Reykjavik hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thingvellir, The Settlement Center, Gunnuhver Hot Springs, Reykjadalur Hot Springs, Langjokull Glacier
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Horseback Riding 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 27th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Rutshellir Cave, take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, thentrot along with a tour on horseback, and finally appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Black Sand Beach, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Vik day trip site.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Vik can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Reynisdrangar
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss

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.
On the 29th (Sun), witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, thenadmire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Geysir trip planner.

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 °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Gullfoss Falls, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Geysir
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Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall
Geysir ©
Geysir
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls

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