8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Playa del Carmen
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  22 h 15 min
1
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Taxi + Ferry:  20 h 30 min
End: Playa del Carmen

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.
On the 2nd (Tue), enjoy some diversion at Fridheimar, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Geysir holiday planner.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Geysir is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Playa del Carmen in May, things will get cooler in Geysir: highs are around 9°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Fridheimar, Gullfoss Falls
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Fridheimar ©
Fridheimar

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Head to Laugavegur and SES design - Islandfor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hallgrimskirkja and The Settlement Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to The House at Eyrarbakki (in Eyrarbakki), Spas & Wellness (in Grindavik), Borgarnes (Borgarnes Museum & Blomasetrid) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, look for gifts at Burid, and examine the collection at Reykjavik 871 +/- 2 The Settlement Exhibition.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik tour planner.

You can drive from Geysir to Reykjavik in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Borgarnes, The House at Eyrarbakki, Thingvellir National Park
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

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