9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland holiday maker

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Fly to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Shuttle to Reykjavík, Bus to Akureyri
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Akureyri
— 5 nights
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Reykjavik
— 2 nights
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Akureyri

— 5 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Explore hidden gems such as Sundlaug Akureyrar and Fridbjarnarhus. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Akureyri: Hofsos (Swimmingpool & Samgonguminjasafn Skagafjaroar Storageroi), Iceland Horse Tours (in Saudarkrokur) and Monumento a Stephan Stephansson (in Skagafjordur). There's still lots to do: glide through natural beauty at Hlíðarfjall, see majestic marine mammals with Keli Sea Tours, try out the rides at Swimming Pool Dalvik, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan).

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Akureyri tour builder website.

Chicago, USA to Akureyri is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Chicago to Akureyri, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. December in Akureyri sees daily highs of 35°F and lows of 22°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Wildlife

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Photography Tours and Helicopter Tours. There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Grotta Lighthouse, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tjornin, get a dose of the wild on Dogsledding Iceland, and view the masterpieces at Art Gallery 101.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik route maker.

Fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 36°F and lows of 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

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Iceland travel guide

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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.