9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Thingvellir
— 2 nights
Drive
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Geysir
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 1 night
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Bus to Reykjavík, Shuttle to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Fly to London

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Reykjanes Tours, Videy Island and Horseback Riding Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hallgrimskirkja and Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition. Shop till you drop at 12 Tonar and Metal Design. There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland and enjoy the sand and surf at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik trip planner.

London, UK to Reykjavik is an approximately 6-hour flight. Traveling from London in August, things will get slightly colder in Reykjavik: highs are around 16°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Thingvellir.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nightlife

Side Trip

Thingvellir

— 2 nights
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.
On the 29th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Raufarholshellir.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Thingvellir attractions planner.

Getting from Reykjavik to Thingvellir by car takes about an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Thingvellir

Parks · Nature

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 31st (Thu), take in the natural beauty of Strokkur and then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Geysir day trip site.

Traveling by car from Thingvellir to Geysir takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Vik

— 1 night
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Vik road trip app.

Traveling by car from Geysir to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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.