9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive
3
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
Drive
4
Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Bus
5
Vik
— 3 nights
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Bus to Reykjavík, Shuttle to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Fly to Marseille

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake Tjornin and The Statue of Leif Eiriksson. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Grindavik (Gunnuhver Hot Springs & Blue Lagoon). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip planner.

Marseille, France to Reykjavik is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Marseille in September: highs in Reykjavik hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to fly 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in nature's colorful creations at Akureyri Botanical Garden, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Akureyri trip builder.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Reykjahlid.
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Reykjahlid — 1 night

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, then admire the sheer force of Hverfjall, and finally explore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.
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Vatnajokull National Park — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull, then explore the striking landscape at Svinafell Glacier, and then admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Vatnajokull National Park visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Reykjahlid in October since evenings lows in Vatnajokull National Park dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Vik.
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Vik — 3 nights

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and finally appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, make a trip to Dyrhólaey, and then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Lava Show.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vik visit app.

Take a bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Vik in 4.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel 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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