8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Skogar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Geysir
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Toronto

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Family-friendly places like Thorlakshofn Swimming Pool and Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik), Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum (in Hveragerdi) and Ljosafoss Power Station (in Selfoss). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, explore the world behind art at Gerdarsafn Kopavogur Art Museum, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik online trip itinerary planner .

Toronto, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in February: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Thorlakshofn Swimming Pool, Ljosafoss Power Station, Gerdarsafn Kopavogur Art Museum, Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer ©
Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer
Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum ©

2
nights
Skogar

Skogar ©
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
On the 15th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Skogar journey planner .

You can drive from Reykjavik to Skogar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Reykjavik in February since evenings lows in Skogar dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Vik, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Geysir online holiday planner .

You can drive from Skogar to Geysir in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Geysir when traveling from Skogar in February, with lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Bruarfoss Waterfall
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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