9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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9 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  14​h 45​min
1
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Geysir
— 1 night
+4
bus + foot + Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h
3
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h
4
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 17th (Mon), make a trip to Crashed DC 3 Plane, then don't miss a visit to Dyrholaey, then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, stroll through Reynisfjara Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Vik tour itinerary planner .

New York City, USA to Vik is an approximately 15-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in June, you will find days in Vik are cooler (51°F), and nights are slightly colder (47°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Skogafoss
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): tee off at Geysir Golf Course, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss, and then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Geysir trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Vik to Geysir in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Geysir are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Geysir

Golf Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Gullfoss
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss ©
Gullfoss
Geysir Golf Course ©
Geysir Golf Course

1
night
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 20th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Krafla Lava Fields, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn).

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Reykjahlid day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Geysir to Reykjahlid takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Dettifoss ©
Dettifoss
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Take a break from the city and head to Thingvellir National Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get a sense of the local culture at Hallgrimskirkja and Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in June, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

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