9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
2
Vik
— 2 nights
3
Hvolsvollur
— 1 night

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You've now added Blue Lagoon to your itinerary. Family-friendly places like Hallgrimskirkja and Sun Voyager will thrill your kids. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Thorlakshofn Swimming Pool (in Thorlakshofn) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and try out the rides at Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip maker tool.

London, UK to Reykjavik is an approximately 6-hour flight. Traveling from London in November, expect Reykjavik to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Thorlakshofn Swimming Pool, Thingvellir National Park, Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer, Blue Lagoon
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 3rd (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and then contemplate the geological forces at Katla Volcano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, thenexplore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar, and finally appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Vik trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Reykjavik to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Reykjavik in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Vik. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Reynisdrangar, Skogar Museum, Katla Volcano
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Katla Volcano ©
Katla Volcano

1
night
Hvolsvollur

Hvolsvollur ©
Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Lava Centre, take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls, thenadmire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally look for gifts at Seljalandsfoss.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hvolsvollur trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hvolsvollur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Hvolsvollur are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Gljufrabui Waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Seljalandsfoss ©
Seljalandsfoss

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