9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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9 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Keflavik
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Keflavik
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
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Blaskogabyggd
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
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Thingvellir
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Hella
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Vik
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Jokulsarlon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Hofn
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Egilsstadir
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Asbyrgi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Reykjahlid
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
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Husavik
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
12
Akureyri
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
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Budir
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Keflavik

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Keflavik

Keflavik
Keflavík is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Keflavik trip maker app .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Keflavik International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in September, and nighttime lows around 43°F. You'll set off for Blaskogabyggd on the 7th (Sat).

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Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd online trip maker .

Drive from Keflavik to Blaskogabyggd in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In September in Blaskogabyggd, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 43°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Thingvellir.

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Thingvellir National Park
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

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Thingvellir

Thingvellir ©
One of Iceland's most popular tourist destinations, Thingvellir represents a national park steeped in historical, cultural, and geological significance, as evidenced by its designation as a World Heritage Site.
You've now added Kerið to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the activities along Kerið, take in the natural beauty of Geysir, then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, and finally admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Thingvellir trip planner .

You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Thingvellir in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Hella.

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Kerið, Strokkur, Geysir, Gullfoss Falls
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
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Kerið

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Hella

Hella ©
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. Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hella journey planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Thingvellir to Hella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Hella, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 46°F at night. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vik.

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Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall

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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Black Sand Beach has been added to your itinerary. On the 8th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey and then stroll through Black Sand Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vik trip builder site .

You can drive from Hella to Vik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Vik, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Jokulsarlon.

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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

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Jokulsarlon

Jokulsarlon
To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Jokulsarlon trip itinerary site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vestmannaeyjar to Jokulsarlon. In September, daytime highs in Jokulsarlon are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. On the 9th (Mon), you'll travel to Hofn.

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Hofn

Hofn
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. On the 9th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hofn trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Jokulsarlon to Hofn in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in September, and nighttime lows around 45°F. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Egilsstadir.

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Egilsstadir

Egilsstadir
You've now added Hengifoss to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Gufufoss, then don't miss a visit to Tvisognor, then pause for some serene contemplation at Seydisfjordur Church, and finally get outside with Hengifoss.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Egilsstadir trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jokulsarlon to Egilsstadir in 4 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Jokulsarlon in September since evenings lows in Egilsstadir dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Egilsstadir

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Asbyrgi

Asbyrgi ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dettifoss.

Make your Asbyrgi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Egilsstadir to Asbyrgi in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Reykjahlid.

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Dettifoss Waterfall, Faro de Gardur, Selfoss Waterfall
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Selfoss Waterfall ©
Selfoss Waterfall
Faro de Gardur ©
Faro de Gardur

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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Askja, Hverir and Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn). Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn).

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid trip site .

Traveling by bus from Egilsstadir to Reykjahlid takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 40°F at night. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Husavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

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Husavik

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.
For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Husavik tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Husavik takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Husavik, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 40°F at night. On the 12th (Thu), you'll travel to Hrafnseyri.

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Akureyri

Akureyri
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
When in Akureyri, make a side trip to see Glaumbaer Museum in Varmahlid, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Godafoss, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at Akureyrarkirkja.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Akureyri trip planner .

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Akureyri sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 40°F at night. You will leave for Asbyrgi on the 17th (Tue).

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Budir

Budir ©
On the 12th (Thu), explore the stunning scenery at Rauofeldsgja, Head underground at Cave Vatnshellir, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Budir Church.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Budir trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Budir takes 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Reykjavik.

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Snaefellsbaer
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Cave Vatnshellir ©
Cave Vatnshellir

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
The Wonders of Snaefellsnes has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on The Wonders of Snaefellsnes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and then enjoy the sea views from Hopsnes Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik online visit planner .

You can drive from Hrafnseyri to Reykjavik in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Hrafnseyri in September, plan for little chillier nights in Reykjavik, with lows around 43°F. On the 15th (Sun), you'll travel to Akureyri.

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Hopsnes Lighthouse
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

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