9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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9 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + Bus:  12 h
1
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 day
Taxi + Bus:  2 h
2
Skogar
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  8 h 15 min
3
Reykjahlid
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Akureyri
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h
5
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  9 h
End: Boston

1
day
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 6th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally tee off at Geysir Golf Course.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd road trip site .

Boston, USA to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. When traveling from Boston in September, plan for much colder days in Blaskogabyggd, with highs around 52°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Skogar.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Outdoors Golf Nature

Side Trips

Bruarfoss Waterfall, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Geysir Golf Course
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Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall ©
Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall

2
nights
Skogar

Skogar ©
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dyrhólaey, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Lava Centre, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, and then examine the collection at Skogar Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Skogar trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Blaskogabyggd to Skogar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Skogar can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Vik, Lava Centre
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Lava Centre ©
Lava Centre
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum

1
day
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vindbelgjarfjall. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get outside with Vindbelgjarfjall, see the interesting displays at Sigurgeirs Bird Museum, and then Head underground at Lofthellir Lava Cave.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid trip planner.

Getting from Skogar to Reykjahlid by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Skogar in September, plan for little chillier nights in Reykjahlid, with lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Vindbelgjarfjall ©
Vindbelgjarfjall
Lofthellir Lava Cave ©
Lofthellir Lava Cave
Sigurgeirs Bird Museum ©
Sigurgeirs Bird Museum

1
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 10th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Aviation Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Akureyrarkirkja, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan).

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Akureyri day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Historic Sites Museums
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Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan) ©
Akureyrarkirkja ©
Akureyrarkirkja
The Aviation Museum ©
The Aviation Museum

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Reykjavik Open Air Museum and The Settlement Center. Visiting Thingvellir National Park and Reykjadalur Hot Springs will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Selfoss) and Oxararfoss (in Thingvellir). There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Tales from Iceland and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in September, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Thingvellir, Reykjadalur Hot Springs, The Settlement Center, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center

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