9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip itinerary maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive
3
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Hella
— 1 night
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Windsor Airport

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Reykjavik

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Grindavik (Thermal Spas & Selatangar). Spend the 16th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan, and pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik day trip planner.

Windsor, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Windsor to Reykjavik is 5 hours. While traveling from Windsor, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Reykjavik, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Geysir

— 1 night
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
On the 19th (Thu), take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Geysir online tour itinerary builder.

Drive from Reykjavik to Geysir in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 20th (Fri), stop by Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable excursion with Katlatrack Adventure Tours, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, and then whizz through the canopy at Zipline.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Vik driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Geysir to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Hella

— 1 night
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 22nd (Sun): look for gifts at Seljalandsfoss and then admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hella trip maker site.

Getting from Vik to Hella by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hella

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Iceland travel guide

4.5
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.