9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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9 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Reykjavik

2
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Akureyrarkirkja and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. On your second day here, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn).

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Akureyri attractions planner.

Reykjavik to Akureyri is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. October in Akureyri sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Akureyrarkirkja ©
Akureyrarkirkja

1
night
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn).

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid visit planning tool .

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjahlid by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 18th (Thu), get interesting insight from Tours, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, then appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip planner .

Getting from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland
Sun Voyager ©
Sun Voyager

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 20th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, stroll through Dyrholaey, then stroll through Black Sand Beach, and finally pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue.

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Getting from Reykjavik to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Skogafoss
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Dyrholaey ©
Dyrholaey

2
nights
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 21st (Sun), cruise along Golden Circle Route. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Skalholt Cathedral, admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Geysir trip planner .

Traveling by car from Vik to Geysir takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Geysir can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Geysir

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Nature

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Golden Circle Route, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Skalholt Cathedral, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
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Golden Circle Route ©
Golden Circle Route
Gullfoss ©
Gullfoss
Strokkur ©
Strokkur

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