8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Beirut
Fly + Shuttle:  17 h 15 min
1
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Skogar
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Geysir
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  19 h
End: Beirut

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Visiting Thingvellir National Park and Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach will get you outdoors. Appreciate the collections at National Museum of Iceland and The Settlement Exhibition. When in Reykjavik, make a side trip to see Spas & Wellness in Grindavik, approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at 12 Tonar, admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), hunt for treasures at Kolaportid Flea Market, and pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja.

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

Beirut, Lebanon to Reykjavik is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Beirut to Reykjavik. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Beirut in August, with highs in Reykjavik at 16°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Historic Sites

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Thingvellir National Park
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National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

1
night
Skogar

Skogar ©
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
On the 7th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, and then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Skogar vacation builder.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Skogar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Skogar are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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Vik
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach

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 8th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. On the next day, head outdoors with Golden Circle Route.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Geysir vacation builder.

Getting from Skogar to Geysir by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Geysir can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

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Gullfoss Falls
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls

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