8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland attractions planner

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Fly
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 1 night
Drive
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Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thingvellir (Thingvellir National Park & Galgaklettur), Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Keflavik (Stekkjarkot & Anglers.is). Spend the 1st (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, take in panoramic vistas at Perlan, trot along with a tour on horseback, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Reykjavik road trip planning website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Reykjavik is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Reykjavik is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in April; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 7°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Vik

— 1 night
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 6th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then explore and take pictures at Dyrhólaey, then get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show, and finally stroll through Black Sand Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Vik vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Vik sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Geysir

— 2 nights
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 7th (Wed), take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then experience rural life at Fridheimar, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Geysir trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Vik to Geysir takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Iceland travel guide

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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.