8 days in South Region & West Region Itinerary

8 days in South Region & West Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland journey planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Hella
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Hella
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Geysir
— 1 night
Drive
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Grundarfjorour
— 2 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Ljubljana

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Hella

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall and then see what you can catch with MudShark Tours.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hella online tour planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Hella is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Ljubljana to Hella is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Ljubljana in February, Hella is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 2:

Vik

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Black Sand Beach and Reynisfjara Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Skogafoss and Horseback Riding Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Fjadrargljufur Canyon in Kirkjubaejarklaustur (about 1h 10 min away). It doesn't end there: get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Vik online travel route planner.

Getting from Hella to Vik by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 5:

Geysir

— 1 night
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 6th (Sun), take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, and finally soothe aching muscles at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Geysir holiday builder website.

Drive from Vik to Geysir in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Vik in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Geysir, with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 5 — 6:

Grundarfjorour

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): get up close to creatures of the deep with Laki Tours and then take in the awesome beauty at Kirkjufell Mountain.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Grundarfjorour sightseeing planner.

Drive from Geysir to Grundarfjorour in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:

South Region travel guide

4.4
Waterfalls · Hot Springs · Beaches
Home to some of the country's most striking scenery and richest history, it is no surprise that Iceland's South Region ranks as one of its popular tourist destinations. The centers of medieval power and picturesque rural areas are a big draw, but few sights can complete with the region's national park. Its waterfalls, glaciers, and geological wonders have served as the dramatic setting for some of Iceland's best known sagas. Make sure to sample some local ingredients from the region, as the western part of South Iceland is considered its agricultural heartland, with especially good dairy products.

West Region travel guide

4.4
Waterfalls · Specialty Museums · Mountains