9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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9 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Hof
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h
5
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
End: New York City

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): cruise along Golden Circle Route. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, and finally admire the sheer force of Gullfoss.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Geysir trip itinerary maker site .

New York City, USA to Geysir is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in July; daily highs in Geysir reach 58°F and lows reach 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
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Gullfoss ©
Gullfoss
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Haukadalur ©
Haukadalur

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, stroll through Black Sand Beach, and then stroll through Reynisfjara Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Vik day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Geysir to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in July, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Hof.

Things to do in Vik

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Voyages Friendship Statue ©
Voyages Friendship Statue

1
night
Hof

Hof ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hofskirkja Church, explore the activities along Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, then enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Jokulsarlon Lagoon.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Hof tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Vik to Hof takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Hof can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hof

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Svartifoss Waterfall, Diamond Beach
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Jokulsarlon Lagoon ©
Jokulsarlon Lagoon
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Hofskirkja Church ©
Hofskirkja Church

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 3rd (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, then admire the sheer force of Hverfjall, and then take in the natural beauty of Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid online journey planner .

You can drive from Hof to Reykjahlid in 7 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dettifoss ©
Dettifoss
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 5th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, then take an in-depth tour of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik tour planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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Spas & Wellness
Scuba & Snorkeling
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

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