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
2
Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik visit planner .

Toronto, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Reykjavik is 5 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Toronto in August: highs in Reykjavik hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

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

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night
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 27th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Godafoss, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Akureyri visit planning website .

Fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Godafoss ©
Godafoss
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Horseback Riding Tours

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nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 28th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Krafla Lava Fields, then 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): browse the exhibits of The Húsavík Whale Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Hverir, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard).

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Reykjahlid vacation planner.

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 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
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)

1
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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): enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrholaey, and then appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Rutshellir Cave, explore the striking landscape at Myrdalsjokull Glacier, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church.

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Getting from Reykjahlid to Vik by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Snaefellsbaer.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
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Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Dyrholaey ©
Dyrholaey

1
night
Snaefellsbaer

Snaefellsbaer
On the 1st (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Snaefellsbaer sightseeing tool .

Getting from Vik to Snaefellsbaer by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier
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