9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Keflavik
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Keflavik
Drive
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Borgarnes
Drive
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Vatnsnes
Drive
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Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 1 day
Drive
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Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive
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Husavik
Drive
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Seydisfjordur
— 1 night
Drive
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Egilsstadir
Drive
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Jokulsarlon
— 1 night
Bus
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Vik
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Fly

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Keflavik

Keflavík is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Keflavik trip itinerary website.

Washington, USA to Keflavik is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Washington in October: highs in Keflavik hover around 45°F, while lows dip to 38°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Tue) before leaving for Borgarnes.

Things to do in Keflavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Borgarnes

Borgarnes is a town located on a peninsula at the shore of Borgarfjörður in Iceland.It has a population of 1,763 (as of January 2011). For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Borgarnes trip itinerary website.

Getting from Keflavik to Borgarnes by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Borgarnes sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 37°F at night. You'll set off for Vatnsnes on the 12th (Tue).

Things to do in Borgarnes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Vatnsnes

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Vatnsnes trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Borgarnes to Vatnsnes in 2 hours. On the 12th (Tue), you're off to Akureyri.

Things to do in Vatnsnes

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Akureyrarkirkja.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Akureyri tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vatnsnes to Akureyri takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Reykjahlid

— 1 day
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 13th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Grenjadarstadir, explore the striking landscape at Hverir, and then Head underground at Grjotagja Cave.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Reykjahlid itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Akureyri

— 1 night

Capital of North Iceland

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Akureyri trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 14th (Thu), you'll travel to Husavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Husavik

The popular town of Husavik not only boasts some of Iceland's best whale-watching opportunities but is arguably the northeast coast's prettiest town.
On the 14th (Thu), race across the water with a speed boat tour and then get a new perspective on nature at The Húsavík Whale Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Husavik trip app.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Husavik takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Husavik, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Seydisfjordur.

Things to do in Husavik

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Seydisfjordur

— 1 night
For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Seydisfjordur online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Husavik to Seydisfjordur by car takes about 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Seydisfjordur can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. You'll set off for Egilsstadir on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Seydisfjordur

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Egilsstadir

Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Litlanesfoss and then head outdoors with Hengifoss.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Egilsstadir trip planning site.

Egilsstadir is just a stone's throw from Seydisfjordur. October in Egilsstadir sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jokulsarlon.

Things to do in Egilsstadir

Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Jokulsarlon

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the activities along Glacier Lagoon.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Jokulsarlon road trip site.

You can drive from Egilsstadir to Jokulsarlon in 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in Jokulsarlon are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for the bus ride to Vik.

Things to do in Jokulsarlon

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Vik

— 1 night
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 17th (Sun), look for gifts at Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Vik tour itinerary website.

You can take a bus from Jokulsarlon to Vik in 4 hours. In October in Vik, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Shopping · Historic Sites

Reykjavik

— 2 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland and then look for gifts at Listvinahusid. On your second day here, savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik road trip planner.

You can drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in October, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.

Lake Myvatn travel guide

4.3
Waterfalls · Hot Springs · Geologic Formations
Considered by some to be the most unusual, beautiful, and interesting spots in northeast Iceland, the Myvatn lake boasts striking volcanic scenery and a rich array of fauna. This shallow body of water is well known among birdwatchers for the vast number of birds that visit here, particularly ducks. However, it is perhaps the flocks of midges that leave a more lasting impression on visitors. The dense population of these tiny flies actually gives the lake its name: Myvarn translates into "the lake of midges." Nevertheless, with a healthy dose of bug spray, visitors can still enjoy the wild, weird, and wonderful landscape for which Iceland is famous.