9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland journey planner
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Fly
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Reykjavik
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 1 night
Drive
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Hofn
— 1 night
Drive
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Egilsstadir
— 1 night
Drive
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Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive
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Stykkisholmur
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 1 night
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Reykjavik — 1 night

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Reykjavik attractions planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Reykjavik is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Barcelona to Reykjavik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Barcelona in May, plan for colder days in Reykjavik, with highs around 49°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vik.
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Vik — 1 night

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Vik trip planner.

Drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Vik are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hofn.
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Hofn — 1 night

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hofn travel route planning website.

Getting from Vik to Hofn by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Egilsstadir.
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Egilsstadir — 1 night

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Egilsstadir online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Hofn to Egilsstadir in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Hofn in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Egilsstadir, with lows of 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Akureyri.
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Akureyri — 1 night

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
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Traveling by car from Egilsstadir to Akureyri takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in May, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Stykkisholmur.
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Stykkisholmur — 1 night

Stykkishólmur is a town and municipality situated in the western part of Iceland, in the northern part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. To find photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Stykkisholmur sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Stykkisholmur takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at Blue Lagoon.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik route builder app.

Traveling by car from Stykkisholmur to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
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.
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