8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Charleston
Fly:  19 h
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Skogar
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  20 h 45 min
End: Charleston

3
nights
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 Spas & Wellness (in Grindavik). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, make a trip to The Pearl (Perlan), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik holiday planner.

Charleston, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Charleston to Reykjavik. Traveling from Charleston in March, you will find days in Reykjavik are cooler (39°F), and nights are little chillier (30°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Horseback Riding Tours

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 9th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then don't miss a visit to Crashed DC 3 Plane, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Skogar trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Skogar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Skogar, expect temperatures between 39°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Vik
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
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Solheimasandur Plane Wreck

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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 10th (Fri), witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur and then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Golden Circle Route.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Geysir vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Skogar to Geysir takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Geysir are 39°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Gullfoss Falls
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur

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