9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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9 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hvolsvollur
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: London

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blue Lagoon. Kids will enjoy Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer and Thermal Spas. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thorlakshofn Swimming Pool (in Thorlakshofn). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik online trip builder .

London, UK to Reykjavik is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. In November, Reykjavik is slightly colder than London - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church, tour the pleasant surroundings 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: take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar, and finally pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Vik trip itinerary builder site .

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 1°C in Vik. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Skogar Museum, Reynisdrangar, 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". On the 5th (Thu), learn more about the world around you at Lava Centre, take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally look for gifts at Seljalandsfoss.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hvolsvollur road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Vik to Hvolsvollur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Hvolsvollur can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

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

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