8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Skogar
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

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 11th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Geysir, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Geysir tour planning tool .

Amsterdam, Holland to Geysir is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Geysir, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Skogar.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Geysir
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, then explore the ancient world of Rutshellir Cave, then admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally admire the sheer force of Skogafoss.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Skogar trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Geysir to Skogar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Thingvellir National Park. Go for a jaunt from Reykjavik to Grindavik to see Thermal Spas about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland.

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Drive from Skogar to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Skogar in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Reykjavik, with lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Thingvellir National Park, Hradastadir Horse Riding & Farm
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
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