9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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9 days in Iceland Itinerary

San Francisco
Fly:  15​h
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Skogar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
San Francisco

2
days
Geysir

Geysir ©
On the 2nd (Mon), cruise along Golden Circle Route. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Geysir trip itinerary planning tool .

San Francisco, USA to Geysir is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Francisco to Geysir due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in April, you will find days in Geysir are much colder (43°F), and nights are slightly colder (33°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Skogar.

Things to do in Geysir

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Golden Circle Route
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Golden Circle Route ©
Golden Circle Route
Gullfoss ©
Gullfoss
Strokkur ©
Strokkur

2
days
Skogar

Skogar ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dyrholaey, and then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, then admire the sheer force of Gljufrafoss, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Myrdalsjokull Glacier.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Skogar planning site .

Drive from Geysir to Skogar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Skogar can reach 42°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Vik, Gljufrafoss
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach

4
days
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Step out of Reykjavik to go to Thingvellir and see Thingvellir National Park, which is approximately 44 minutes away. Spend the 6th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Perlan, pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, see the interesting displays at Aurora Reykjavík, and have fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip planning site .

You can drive from Skogar to Reykjavik in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 33°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
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