9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip planner
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Geysir, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, Gullfoss Falls, and other attractions you added.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik holiday builder website.

Barcelona, Spain to Reykjavik is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, Reykjavik is colder than Barcelona - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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 more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Vik trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Vik sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow 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. Your day by day itinerary now includes Vestrahorn, Diamond Beach Jokulsarlon and Glacier Lagoon.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hofn trip builder tool.

You can drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Egilsstadir.
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Egilsstadir — 1 night

You've now added Grjotagja Cave to your itinerary.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Egilsstadir holiday site.

Traveling by car from Hofn to Egilsstadir takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hvitserkur, Glaumbaer Museum and Mývatn Nature Baths.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Akureyri journey planner.

You can drive from Egilsstadir to Akureyri in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. October in Akureyri sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) 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. Budakirkja has been added to your itinerary.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Stykkisholmur road trip planner.

You can drive from Akureyri to Stykkisholmur in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik — 1 night

Your day by day itinerary now includes Hallgrimskirkja, Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre and Blue Lagoon. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at Blue Lagoon.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip planner.

You can drive from Stykkisholmur to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly 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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