8 days in Iceland Itinerary

8 days in Iceland Itinerary

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8 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis
Fly + Drive:  14​h
1
Thingvellir
— 2 nights
Taxi + Bus:  1​h
2
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Saint Louis

2
nights
Thingvellir

Thingvellir ©
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.
On the 22nd (Sun), steep yourself in history at Galgaklettur, steep yourself in history at Thingvallakirkja church, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Kaldidalur Valley, then admire the sheer force of Oxararfoss, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Logberg (Law Rock).

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Thingvellir holiday maker website .

Saint Louis, USA to Thingvellir is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint Louis to Thingvellir is 6 hours. In March, Thingvellir is little chillier than Saint Louis - with highs of 40°F and lows of 30°F. You will leave for Geysir on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Thingvellir

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Oxararfoss ©
Oxararfoss
Logberg (Law Rock) ©
Logberg (Law Rock)

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, and finally take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Geysir trip app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Thingvellir to Geysir takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daytime highs in Geysir are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. You will leave for Vik on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, and then explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, and then kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Vik road trip planning website .

You can drive from Geysir to Vik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°F in March, and nighttime lows around 35°F. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Skogafoss
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Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

1
night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Icelandic Phallological Museum has been added to your itinerary.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik online holiday planner .

Drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Vik in March since evenings lows in Reykjavik dip to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Historic Sites
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Icelandic Phallological Museum ©
Icelandic Phallological Museum

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