9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 1 night
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 1 night
Drive
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Akureyri
— 1 night
Fly

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Reykjavik

— 3 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Thingvellir (Galgaklettur & Thingvellir National Park) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Spend the 6th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, trot along with a tour on horseback, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Reykjavik. In August, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd

— 1 night
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 10th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Blaskogabyggd takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Vik

— 1 night
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 11th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then explore and take pictures at Dyrhólaey, then get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Vik trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Vik sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): go for a walk through Landmannalaugar and then hike along Laugavegur.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Landmannalaugar day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Vik to Landmannalaugar takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Landmannalaugar can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Reykjahlid

— 1 night
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 13th (Thu), explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, and then go for a walk through Viti Crater.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid trip maker website.

You can drive from Landmannalaugar to Reykjahlid in 7 hours. In August, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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 14th (Fri): relax and float downstream with Viking Rafting, shop like a local with Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Saurbaejarkirkja, and finally admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Akureyri trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Reykjahlid to Akureyri by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Nature

Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
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.