8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
1
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Skogar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Berlin

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 20th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur and then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): get outside with Golden Circle Route.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Geysir tour planner.

Berlin, Germany to Geysir is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Geysir. Traveling from Berlin in April, expect nights in Geysir to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Skogar.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

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Gullfoss Falls
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur

2
nights
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 22nd (Sat), admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then don't miss a visit to Crashed DC 3 Plane, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach. On your second day here, stroll through Dyrholaey and then stroll through Reynisfjara Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Skogar itinerary planner.

You can drive from Geysir to Skogar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Skogar are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
When in Reykjavik, make a side trip to see Spas & Wellness in Grindavik, approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, witness a stunning natural landmark at Goecco Expeditions and Tours, make a trip to The Pearl (Perlan), and stop by Metal Design.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Reykjavik vacation planner.

You can drive from Skogar to Reykjavik in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

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