9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ghost & Vampire Tours and Reykjavik Open Air Museum. Go for a jaunt from Reykjavik to Grindavik to see Thermal Spas about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and appreciate the history behind The Statue of Leif Eiriksson.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik tour itinerary builder website.

Madrid, Spain to Reykjavik is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from Madrid to Reykjavik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Madrid in November, with highs in Reykjavik at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Horseback Riding Tours
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas
Ghost & Vampire Tours

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 2nd (Wed), admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, thenadmire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, and finally take in the natural beauty of Geysir.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Blaskogabyggd takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bruarfoss Waterfall, Geysir, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Strokkur
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall
Geysir ©
Geysir

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 3rd (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, thenexplore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, and finally see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, thensee Katlatrack Adventure Tours, thencontemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at Zipline.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Vik trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Blaskogabyggd to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Blaskogabyggd in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Vik, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Vik

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Skogar Museum
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Icelandic Lava Show ©
Icelandic Lava Show
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull

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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 (Sat), look for gifts at Seljalandsfoss, admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and then see Midgard Adventure.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hvolsvollur online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hvolsvollur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Midgard Adventure ©
Midgard Adventure
Seljalandsfoss ©
Seljalandsfoss
Lava Centre ©
Lava Centre

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