9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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9 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Buffalo
Fly + Drive:  14​h 15​min
1
Geysir
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Skogar
— 1 night
bus:  4​h
3
Skaftafell
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  11​h 45​min
End: Buffalo

1
day
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.
On the 23rd (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

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Buffalo, USA to Geysir is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. When traveling from Buffalo in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Geysir: temperatures range from 43°F by day to 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bruarfoss Waterfall, Gullfoss Falls
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then stroll through Rutshellir Cave, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

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Traveling by car from Geysir to Skogar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Skogar can reach 42°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Skaftafell.

Things to do in Skogar

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls

3
nights
Skaftafell

Skaftafell ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Skaftafell: Hofskirkja Church (in Hof) and Jokulsarlon (Glacier Lagoon & Diamond Beach).

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You can take a bus from Skogar to Skaftafell in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in April, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Skaftafell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Vatnajokull National Park, Hofskirkja Church
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Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon
Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park ©
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with a short trip to Thermal Spas in Grindavik (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

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Traveling by flight from Skaftafell to Reykjavik takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 32°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Thermal Spas
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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