9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
2
Vik
— 1 night
3
Hofn
— 1 night
4
Egilsstadir
— 1 night
5
Akureyri
— 1 night
6
Blonduos
— 1 night

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You've added Perlan, National Museum of Iceland, Gateway to Iceland, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step out of Reykjavik with an excursion to Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir--about 46 minutes away.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip itinerary planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Philadelphia to Reykjavik, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Philadelphia, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Reykjavik, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Spas Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Blue Lagoon
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Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 17th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Vik tour planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Vik are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Skogafoss
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

1
night
Hofn

Hofn
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hofn trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. June in Hofn sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Egilsstadir.

Things to do in Hofn

Theme Parks
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Egilsstadir

Egilsstadir ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): enjoy some diversion at Egilsstadir Swimming Pool and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Seydisfjordur Church.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Egilsstadir day trip website.

Getting from Hofn to Egilsstadir by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Hofn in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Egilsstadir, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Akureyri.

Things to do in Egilsstadir

Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Seydisfjordur Church
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Seydisfjordur Church ©
Seydisfjordur Church

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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 20th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Akureyri online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Egilsstadir to Akureyri takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Blonduos.

Things to do in Akureyri

Nature Parks
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall

1
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Blonduos

Blonduos ©
Blönduós is a town and municipality in the north of Iceland. You've now added Galsi Horse Rental to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): head outdoors with Galsi Horse Rental.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Blonduos day trip site.

You can drive from Akureyri to Blonduos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Blonduos

Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Djasn og Dulleri
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Galsi Horse Rental ©
Galsi Horse Rental
Djasn og Dulleri ©
Djasn og Dulleri

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