9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland travel planner

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Bus to Boston, Fly to Reykjavik
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Reykjavik
— 1 day
Drive
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Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly to Boston, Bus to Portland

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Reykjavik

— 1 day
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 5th (Mon), explore the galleries of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, then see Off-Road Tours, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip planner.

Portland, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Portland to Reykjavik. Traveling from Portland in July, expect nights in Reykjavik to be little chillier, around 48°F, while days are much colder, around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Blaskogabyggd

— 2 nights
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, and finally take in the natural beauty of Geysir.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Blaskogabyggd trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Blaskogabyggd takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fjallabak Nature Reserve, then trek along Laugavegur, and then take in the pleasant sights at Landmannalaugar.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Landmannalaugar holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Landmannalaugar takes 3 hours. July in Landmannalaugar sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

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 8th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Vik trip website.

Traveling by car from Landmannalaugar to Vik takes 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Reykjavik

— 3 nights
Family-friendly places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Food Tours will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). See some other sides of Reykjavik: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, admire the masterpieces at Gerdarsafn Kopavogur Art Museum, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Reykjavik route planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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.