9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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9 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Vik
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Vienna

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hallgrimskirkja and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar). Get some cultural insight at Thingvellir National Park and National Museum of Iceland. Step out of Reykjavik with an excursion to Thermal Spas in Grindavik--about 46 minutes away. Spend the 8th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik online trip itinerary maker .

Vienna, Austria to Reykjavik is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Vienna to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vienna in July, expect nights in Reykjavik to be little chillier, around 10°C, while days are cooler, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thermal Spas

1
night
Geysir

Geysir ©
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Geysir day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Geysir takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Geysir, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Geysir
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

4
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Relax by the water at Black Sand Beach and Reynisfjara Beach. Popular historic sites such as Vik Church and Rutshellir Cave are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Vik: Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Fjadrargljufur Canyon & Skaftarstofa). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dyrholaey, and trek along Sólheimajökulll.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Vik trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Geysir to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Skogar, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall

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