9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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9 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Oslo, Norway
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Skogar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Oslo, Norway

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Thorlakshofn Swimming Pool and Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, see the interesting displays at Aurora Reykjavik, and have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio.

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Oslo, Norway to Reykjavik is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oslo to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Oslo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Reykjavik, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer, Thermal Spas, Thorlakshofn Swimming Pool
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer ©
Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Skogar

Skogar ©
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then delve into the distant past at Rutshellir Cave, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Skogar travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Skogar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Vik, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss

2
nights
Geysir

Geysir ©
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 22nd (Fri), witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, and finally admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Geysir day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Skogar to Geysir in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in May, and nighttime lows around 3°C. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Sat).

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Geysir
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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