9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Reykjavik
— 1 night
2
Akureyri
— 1 night
3
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
4
Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
5
Vik
— 2 nights

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night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get your game on at Mink Viking Portrait Studio and then test the waters at a local thermal spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Laugavegur, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik online tour itinerary planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, things will get much colder in Reykjavik: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Thermal Spas
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thermal Spas
Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur

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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 24th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Akureyri trip planning site.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Akureyri sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Nature Tours Parks
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Photography Tours

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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir, and then admire the sheer force of Hverfjall.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Reykjahlid trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Hverfjall ©
Hverfjall

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Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Vatnajokull National Park road trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park. In September, daytime highs in Vatnajokull National Park are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Vik.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature Parks
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Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park

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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 28th (Sat), trot along with a tour on horseback, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, thenadmire all the interesting features of Dyrhólaey, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Vik travel planner.

Traveling by bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Vik takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Skogar Museum
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Horseback Riding Tours
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach

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