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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Geysir
— 1 night
Drive
3
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Hella
— 2 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Off-Road Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). And it doesn't end there: cast your line with a fishing tour, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik tour planning site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Reykjavik is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in May, with highs in Reykjavik at 11°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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 3rd (Thu), indulge in some personalized pampering at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Geysir online day trip planner.

Drive from Reykjavik to Geysir in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Geysir, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church, stroll through Reynisfjara Beach, then kick your exploration up a notch at Zipline, then get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then make a trip to Dyrhólaey, and finally get outside with True Adventure.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Vik itinerary planning website.

Getting from Geysir to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Adventure

Side Trip

Hella

— 2 nights
Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. On the 6th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and then push the limits with Midgard Adventure.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hella trip tool.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Hella are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hella

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Tours

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.