9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Shuttle to Reykjavík, Bus to Vik
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Vik
— 1 night
Drive
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Geysir
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly
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Akureyri
— 1 night
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Bus to Reykjavík, Shuttle to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Fly to Mumbai

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Vik

— 1 night
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 17th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then trek along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, and finally admire the sheer force of Skogafoss.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Vik trip itinerary builder tool.

Mumbai, India to Vik is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 5.5 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in July, with highs in Vik at 14°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, play a few rounds at Geysir Golf Course, and then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Geysir trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Vik to Geysir in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Geysir can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Geysir

Golf · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Reykjavik

— 3 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Head to Laugavegur and Blomasetridfor plenty of shopping. Visiting Thingvellir National Park and Golfklubbur Brautarholt will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get a taste of the local shopping with Kogga - Ceramic Studio - Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Reykjavik trip app.

Getting from Geysir to Reykjavik by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Shopping · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Akureyri

— 1 night

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 23rd (Tue), tee off at Akureyri Golf Club and then take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Akureyri holiday planning site.

Fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Golf · Outdoors · Nature · Parks
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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.