9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland journey 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
Popular historic sites such as Budir Church and Olafsvikurkirkja are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Kirkjufell Mountain and Cave Vatnshellir. Get out of town with these interesting Grundarfjorour side-trips: Gatklettur (in Arnarstapi) and Hellnar (Djúpalónssandur beach & Dritvik and Djupalonssandur).

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Grundarfjorour itinerary builder website.

Phoenix, USA to Grundarfjorour is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Rutshellir Cave. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then enjoy some music at Icelandic Lava Show, and finally kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vik travel site.

Getting from Grundarfjorour to Vik by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and bus. June in Vik sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Reykjavik

— 3 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Escape the urban bustle at Gunnuhver Hot Springs and Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Hallgrimskirkja. Step out of Reykjavik with an excursion to Thermal Spas in Grindavik--about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Videy Island, explore and take pictures at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and stroll through Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik online journey planner.

Drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

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.