9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland trip planner

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Grundarfjorour
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Grundarfjorour
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
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Grundarfjorour

— 3 nights
Get some historical perspective at Budir Church and Stykkisholmskirkja. Visiting Kirkjufell Mountain and Djúpalónssandur beach will get you outdoors.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Grundarfjorour online trip itinerary maker.

Durham, USA to Grundarfjorour is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Durham to Grundarfjorour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 14th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Vik online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Grundarfjorour to Vik takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Nature · Parks · Nightlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Reykjavik

— 3 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gunnuhver Hot Springs and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition. Step out of Reykjavik with an excursion to Thermal Spas in Grindavik--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on Dogsledding Iceland, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja.

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Drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.