8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland travel route planner

Make it your trip
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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 Indira Gandhi 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.
Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Spend the 12th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, explore the striking landscape at Bridge Between Continents, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip itinerary planning tool.

New Delhi, India to Reykjavik is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Reykjavik is minus 5.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in June, expect Reykjavik to be much colder, temps between 15°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, then explore and take pictures at Dyrhólaey, and finally get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Vik tour builder.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time 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 17th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

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

Traveling by car from Vik to Geysir takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks

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.