8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  6​h
1
Hveragerdi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Jokulsarlon
— Few hours
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h
4
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Munich

2
nights
Hveragerdi

Hveragerdi ©
Hveragerði is a town and municipality in the south of Iceland located 45 km to the east of Reykjavík on Iceland's main ringroad, Route 1.The river Varmá runs through the town.OverviewThe surrounding area is part of the Hengill central volcano, and is geothermally active and experiences very frequent (usually minor) earthquakes. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): get outside with Hella Horse Rental. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Kerid Crater, enjoy some diversion at Fridheimar, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hveragerdi online route maker .

London, UK to Hveragerdi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from London in June, things will get slightly colder in Hveragerdi: highs are around 55°F and lows about 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hveragerdi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Selfoss, Strokkur, Hella Horse Rental, Gullfoss Falls
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Kerið ©
Kerið
Strokkur ©
Strokkur

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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): examine the collection at Skogasafn, then don't miss a visit to Crashed DC 3 Plane, then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and finally appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Reynisfjara Beach and then Head underground at Rutshellir Cave.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Vik planner .

Drive from Hveragerdi to Vik in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Vik, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Jokulsarlon.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
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Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

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hours
Jokulsarlon

Jokulsarlon ©
To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Jokulsarlon trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Vik to Jokulsarlon in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Jokulsarlon can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Jokulsarlon

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Svartifoss Waterfall
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Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon

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nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, get a taste of the local shopping with Laugavegur, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Skuli Craft Bar.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jokulsarlon to Reykjavik takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in June, and nighttime lows around 46°F. On the 22nd (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach ©
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach
Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

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