9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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9 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Addis Ababa
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Hella
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
3
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Addis Ababa

1
day
Hella

Hella ©
Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls, then look for gifts at Una Local Store, then get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hella trip maker site .

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Hella is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern African Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Addis Ababa in July, with highs in Hella at 14°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur, Gljufrabui Waterfalls
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Lava Centre ©
Lava Centre
Una Local Store ©
Una Local Store

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): trot along with a tour on horseback, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Dyrholaey. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, and finally admire the sheer force of Skogafoss.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Vik online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Hella to Vik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
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Dyrholaey ©
Dyrholaey
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull

1
night
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Hverfjall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Krafla Lava Fields, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, take in the dramatic natural features at Mud Pots, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hverarond, and finally make a trip to Viti Crater.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Reykjahlid day trip app .

Getting from Vik to Reykjahlid by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Hverarond ©
Hverarond

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park, then take an in-depth tour of The Settlement Center, and then step off the mainland to explore Videy Island. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, then take an in-depth tour of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and then take in the natural beauty of Reykjadalur Hot Springs.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, The Settlement Center, Reykjadalur Hot Springs
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum

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