8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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1
Vik
— 1 night
2
Hella
— 1 night
3
Reykjavik
— 5 nights

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Black Sand Beach, contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show, then explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, and finally identify plant and animal life at True Adventure.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Vik trip itinerary app.

Reykjavik to Vik is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Vik are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Skogafoss
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Icelandic Lava Show ©
Icelandic Lava Show
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

1
night
Hella

Hella ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): tour along fresh powder with Midgard Adventure, then admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and then look for gifts at UNA Local Product.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hella trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Vik to Hella in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hella are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Hvolsvollur
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Midgard Adventure ©
Midgard Adventure
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
UNA Local Product ©
UNA Local Product

5
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Grindavik (Thermal Spas & Brimketill), Thingvellir (Logberg (Law Rock) & Thingvellir National Park) and Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt). Spend the 3rd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip maker site.

Getting from Hella to Reykjavik by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Grindavik, Thingvellir, Strokkur, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas

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