9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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9 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Bus:  13​h 15​min
1
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
2
Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Bus:  4​h
5
Vik
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get your game on at Mink Viking Portrait Studio and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): take a stroll through Laugavegur, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip itinerary website .

Los Angeles, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Reykjavik. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, things will get colder in Reykjavik: highs are around 52°F and lows about 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough 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.
On the 24th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Akureyri trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Akureyri are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Nature Parks Tours
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Photography Tours

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Krafla Lava Fields, then go for a walk through 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), then take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Reykjahlid trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow 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 ©
On the 27th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Vatnajokull National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park. In September in Vatnajokull National Park, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Vik.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature Parks
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Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park ©

2
nights
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, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, and finally kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Vik itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Vik takes 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

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

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