9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Prague
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  12 h 15 min
1
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  3 h 30 min
4
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Akureyri
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  11 h
End: Prague

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Vik online trip itinerary planner.

Prague, Czech Republic to Vik is an approximately 12.5- hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Prague to Vik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Prague in September: high temperatures in Vik hover around 11°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Reyniskyrka Church ©
Reyniskyrka Church

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Geysir, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Blaskogabyggd route planning website.

You can drive from Vik to Blaskogabyggd in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Blaskogabyggd sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Geysir, Strokkur, Bruarfoss Waterfall
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall
Geysir ©
Geysir

2
nights
Reykjavik

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 10th (Tue): boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager. Keep things going the next day: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, then explore the world behind art at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), and finally wander the streets of Laugavegur.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Reykjavik in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Historic Sites Spas

Side Trip

Thermal Spas
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Helicopter Tours
Sun Voyager ©
Sun Voyager

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall and then explore the activities along Lake Myvatn.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Reykjahlid online trip builder.

Getting from Reykjavik to Reykjahlid by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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 14th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, then take an in-depth tour of The Industry Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and finally hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Akureyri attractions planner.

Getting from Reykjahlid to Akureyri by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Akureyri are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 15th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Tours Nature
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) ©
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)
Photography Tours

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