8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
2
Skogar
— 2 nights
3
Geysir
— 2 nights

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip itinerary builder website.

Athens, Greece to Reykjavik is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Reykjavik is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Athens in April, expect Reykjavik to be much colder, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Skogar.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Skogar

Skogar ©
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, thenexplore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, thenkick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally explore and take pictures at Dyrhólaey.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Skogar day trip website.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Skogar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Skogar are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Vik, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

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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 22nd (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, thentake in the natural beauty of Geysir, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Geysir trip maker.

Traveling by car from Skogar to Geysir takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Geysir can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Geysir, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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