8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Hella
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Hella
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 1 night
Drive
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Geysir
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly to Edinburgh, Train to Newcastle upon Tyne

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Hella

— 1 night
Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get outside with Gljúfrafoss and then admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, then see what you can catch with MudShark Tours, and then get outside with Hekluhestar.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Hella road trip tool.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Hella is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in October, expect nights in Hella to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are little chillier, around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Vik

— 1 night
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Vik trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hella to Vik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 26:

Geysir

— 1 night
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 27th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, tee off at Geysir Golf Course, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Geysir road trip planning site.

Drive from Vik to Geysir in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Geysir, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:

Reykjavik

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Thingvellir National Park and Hallgrimskirkja are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Logberg (Law Rock). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvallakirkja church (in Thingvellir). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, admire all the interesting features of Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), and see Off-Road Tours.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip planner.

You can drive from Geysir to Reykjavik in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:

Iceland travel guide

4.5
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.