9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Bus to Geysir
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Geysir
— 1 night
Drive
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Skogar
— 1 night
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly

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Geysir

— 1 night
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 25th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Geysir trip itinerary builder tool.

Denver, USA to Geysir is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Geysir is 7 hours. When traveling from Denver in July, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Geysir: temperatures range from 58°F by day to 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Skogar.

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Parks · Nature

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Skogar

— 1 night
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 26th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, and then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Skogar journey builder.

Traveling by car from Geysir to Skogar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in July, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. On the 27th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Ljótipollur, then go for a walk through Landmannalaugar, and then hike along Laugavegur.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Landmannalaugar itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Skogar to Landmannalaugar takes 3.5 hours. In July in Landmannalaugar, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Reykjahlid

— 2 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 28th (Wed), make a trip to Grenjadarstadir, then explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, and then take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall and then stroll through Krafla Lava Fields.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Landmannalaugar to Reykjahlid by car takes about 6.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Reykjavik

— 3 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip app.

You can fly from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

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Iceland travel guide

4.5
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.