9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Hveragerdi
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Hveragerdi
— 1 day
Drive
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Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 1 night
Drive
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Jokulsarlon
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Laugarvatn
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 2 nights
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Fly to Montreal, Bus to Dorval, Train to Ottawa

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Hveragerdi

— 1 day
Hveragerði is a town and municipality in the south of Iceland located 45 km to the east of Reykjavík on Iceland's main ringroad, Route 1.The river Varmá runs through the town.OverviewThe surrounding area is part of the Hengill central volcano, and is geothermally active and experiences very frequent (usually minor) earthquakes. Your day by day itinerary now includes Geothermal Exhibition as well as Bridge Between Continents. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the views from Bridge Between Continents, explore the fascinating underground world of Raufarholshellir, and then learn the secrets of production at Geothermal Exhibition.

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Ottawa, Canada to Hveragerdi is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Ottawa in September, with highs in Hveragerdi at 13°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Hveragerdi

Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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Kirkjubaejarklaustur

— 1 night
Kirkjubaejarklaustur holidays offer visitors an easy access to the untamed landscapes of Vatnajokull National Park.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): engage your brain at Hveragerdi - Stone and Mineral Museum.

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Getting from Hveragerdi to Kirkjubaejarklaustur by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Jokulsarlon.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:

Jokulsarlon

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Local Guide of Vatnajokull.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Jokulsarlon journey planner.

Traveling by car from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Jokulsarlon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Jokulsarlon sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Jokulsarlon

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
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Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Reynisfjara Beach has been added to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Wed), admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre, then get all the information you need at Eyjafjallajokull Visitor Centre, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Vik road trip planner.

Drive from Jokulsarlon to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Vik are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Laugarvatn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Laugarvatn

— 1 night
Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths has been added to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Laugarvatn attractions app.

You can drive from Vik to Laugarvatn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Laugarvatn are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Laugarvatn

Spas
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Reykjavik

— 2 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Laugavegur, Sun Voyager and National Museum of Iceland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Volcano House and then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Laugavegur, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, and finally pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

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Getting from Laugarvatn to Reykjavik by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.