9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip itinerary planner
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Keflavik
— 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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Reykholt
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 2 nights

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Keflavik — 1 night

Keflavík is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. You've now added Fagradalsfjall Active Volcano to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): contemplate the geological forces at Fagradalsfjall Active Volcano, see the interesting displays at Viking World, then admire all the interesting features of Bridge Between Continents, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Gunnuhver Hot Springs, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Blue Lagoon.

To find ratings and more tourist information, read Keflavik trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Keflavik International Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Vik day trip app.

Traveling by car from Keflavik to Vik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hofn tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Vik to Hofn by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Hofn are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Egilsstadir.
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Egilsstadir — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Gufufoss, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Seydisfjordur Church, and then get outside with Hengifoss.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Egilsstadir itinerary planning app.

Getting from Hofn to Egilsstadir by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in October, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): cast your line with Whale Watching Hauganes and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Akureyri trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Egilsstadir to Akureyri in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 33°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Reykholt.
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Reykholt — 1 night

Reykholt is a village in the valley of the river Reykjadalsá, called Reykholtsdalur. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Hraunfossar, then Head underground at The Cave, then relax in the rural setting at Haafell Goats and Roses, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Glanni Waterfall.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykholt trip planning website.

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykholt in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in October, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik — 2 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Spend the 22nd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, see Off-Road Tours, and steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik tour itinerary maker site.

Getting from Reykholt to Reykjavik by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 37°F at night.
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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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