9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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9 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
1
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  8​h 30​min
4
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Snaefellsbaer
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Toronto

2
nights
Reykjavik

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 25th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, then explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik attractions tool .

Toronto, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Toronto in August, you will find days in Reykjavik are colder (16°C), and nights are little chillier (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Godafoss, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Akureyri trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Horseback Riding Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall

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nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Krafla Lava Fields, make a trip to Viti Crater, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at The Húsavík Whale Museum, explore the striking landscape at Hverir, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard).

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid trip planner .

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjahlid by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, The Húsavík Whale Museum
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
The Húsavík Whale Museum ©
The Húsavík Whale Museum

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night
Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrholaey, and then pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Rutshellir Cave, explore the striking landscape at Myrdalsjokull Glacier, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Vik trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Vik in 8.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Vik are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Snaefellsbaer.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
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Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum

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night
Snaefellsbaer

Snaefellsbaer
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Snaefellsbaer trip builder .

You can drive from Vik to Snaefellsbaer in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier
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