9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
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Skogar
— 3 nights
3
Geysir
— 1 night

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, get engrossed in the history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik online journey planner.

Salt Lake City, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 7 hours. Traveling from Salt Lake City in July, things will get colder in Reykjavik: highs are around 58°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Skogar: Hvolsvollur (Lava Centre & Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss) and Eldheimar (in Vestmannaeyjar). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Skogar day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Skogar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Skogar sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Vik, Hvolsvollur, Eldheimar, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Geysir online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Skogar to Geysir in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Geysir, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Gullfoss Falls, Bruarfoss Waterfall
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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