8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly:  8​h
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Madrid

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get some historical perspective at Hallgrimskirkja and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar). Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Yntri Tunga Beach. When in Reykjavik, make a side trip to see Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir, approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, wander the streets of Laugavegur, see the interesting displays at Tales from Iceland, and contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

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Madrid, Spain to Reykjavik is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Reykjavik is minus 1 hour. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Madrid in April: highs in Reykjavik hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Ytri Tunga Beach
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 13th (Sat), kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Dyrholaey, get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

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Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Skogar
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, play a few rounds at Geysir Golf Course, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss.

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You can drive from Vik to Geysir in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Geysir sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Blaskogabyggd
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Haukadalur ©
Haukadalur

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