9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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9 days in Iceland Itinerary

London
Fly + bus:  11​h
Vik
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
Akureyri
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
London

2
days
Vik

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss, then see the interesting displays at Skogasafn, and finally pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Vik travel itinerary planner.

London, UK to Vik is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Seljalandsfoss
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Reynisfjara Beach
Skogasafn
Black Sand Beach

3
days
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn) and Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). Step out of the city life by going to Lake Myvatn and Godafoss. Go for a jaunt from Akureyri to Husavik to see The Husavik Whale Museum about 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Hverarond and take in the exciting artwork at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Akureyri trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Vik to Akureyri in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Akureyri sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Godafoss, The Husavik Whale Museum
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Hverarond
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)

3
days
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
For shopping fun, head to Laugavegur or Skumaskot. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Settlement Exhibition and Volcano House. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to The Settlement Centre (in Borgarnes) and Spas & Wellness (in Grindavik). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stop by Systur & Makar.

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You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Adventure Shopping

Side Trip

The Settlement Center
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The Settlement Exhibition
The Settlement Center
National Museum of Iceland

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