9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to London Heathrow 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.
Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir), Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Spend the 19th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, and take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik tour itinerary planning tool.

London, UK to Reykjavik is an approximately 6-hour flight. In September, Reykjavik is a bit cooler than London - with highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Vik

— 3 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Vik is known for beaches, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show, and enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Vik trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Adventure

Side Trip

Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. On the 23rd (Wed), trek along Laugavegur.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Landmannalaugar vacation builder.

You can drive from Vik to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Trails · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

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.