8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Thingvellir
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Thingvellir
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 1 night
Bus
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Jokulsarlon
— 1 night
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 1 night
Drive
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Grindavik
— 2 nights
Fly

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Thingvellir

— 1 night
One of Iceland's most popular tourist destinations, Thingvellir represents a national park steeped in historical, cultural, and geological significance, as evidenced by its designation as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Thingvallakirkja church and then explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Thingvellir vacation planner.

London, UK to Thingvellir is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. Traveling from London in September, things will get a bit cooler in Thingvellir: highs are around 13°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Thingvellir

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Vik

— 1 night
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): make a trip to Dyrhólaey, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vik online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Thingvellir to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Jokulsarlon.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Jokulsarlon

— 1 night
On the 20th (Mon), explore the activities along Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fellsfjara, and then explore the activities along Glacier Lagoon.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Jokulsarlon trip itinerary planning website.

You can take a bus from Vik to Jokulsarlon in 4 hours. September in Jokulsarlon sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Jokulsarlon

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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Reykjavik

— 1 night
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 21st (Tue), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Fly from Jokulsarlon to Reykjavik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Grindavik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Grindavik

— 2 nights
A historical fishing town on the scenic south coast of the Southern Peninsula, Grindavik boasts one main attraction, the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa.
Grindavik is known for spas, nature, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, witness a stunning natural landmark at Gunnuhver Hot Springs, make a trip to Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant, and explore the striking landscape at Brimketill.

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Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Grindavik takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Grindavik, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Grindavik

Parks · Nature · Spas

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Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.