8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Springfield
Fly + Bus:  11 h 15 min
1
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  15 h
End: Springfield

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Bring the kids along to Sundhollin Public Baths and Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Hallgrimskirkja and Thingvellir National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Akranes Folk Museum (in Akranes) and Thingvallakirkja church (in Thingvellir). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, see the interesting displays at Volcano House, explore the world behind art at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), and enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik holiday planner.

Springfield, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Springfield to Reykjavik is 6 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Springfield in March: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 39°F and lows are around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Thingvellir, Akranes Folk Museum
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Vik road trip app.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Vik sees daily highs of 39°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Skogafoss
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Strokkur and then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Geysir trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Vik to Geysir takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Geysir sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 31°F at night. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Gullfoss Falls
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur

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