8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Vienna
Fly + Drive:  9 h 45 min
1
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Vienna

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Geysir trip planner.

Vienna, Austria to Geysir is an approximately 10- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Vienna in September, with highs in Geysir at 13°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Geysir
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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 15th (Tue): kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and finally explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, and finally kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Vik trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Geysir to Vik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Skogafoss
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

4
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). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik road trip tool.

Getting from Vik to Reykjavik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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