9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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9 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  6​h
1
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Hofn
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Egilsstadir
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Blonduos
— 1 night
Travel:  8​h
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You've added Perlan, National Museum of Iceland, Gateway to Iceland, and other attractions to your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Reykjavik to Thingvellir to see Thingvellir National Park about 46 minutes away.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik day trip planner .

Philadelphia, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. While traveling from Philadelphia, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Reykjavik, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Spas Museums Tours

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Blue Lagoon
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Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Gateway to Iceland ©
Gateway to Iceland

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 18th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Vik online route planner .

You can drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Vik are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogafoss
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

1
night
Hofn

Hofn
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. On the 19th (Fri), make a splash at Hofn Swimming Pool.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hofn day trip planning app .

Drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 46°F. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Egilsstadir.

Things to do in Hofn

Theme Parks

1
night
Egilsstadir

Egilsstadir
On the 20th (Sat), have fun at Egilsstadir Swimming Pool and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Seydisfjordur Church.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Egilsstadir route planner .

Traveling by car from Hofn to Egilsstadir takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Hofn in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Egilsstadir, with lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Egilsstadir

Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Seydisfjordur Church

1
night
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Akureyri trip planner .

Traveling by car from Egilsstadir to Akureyri takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Blonduos.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Nature
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall

1
night
Blonduos

Blonduos ©
Blönduós is a town and municipality in the north of Iceland. Galsi Horse Rental has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get outside with Galsi Horse Rental.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Blonduos trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Akureyri to Blonduos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Blonduos

Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Djasn og Dulleri
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Galsi Horse Rental ©
Galsi Horse Rental

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