9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland Trip Planner

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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Selfoss
— 2 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Boston

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Reykjavik

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) and Volcano House will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Grotta Lighthouse and Stekkjarkot. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Landakotskirkja, wander the streets of Laugavegur, get engrossed in the history at Saga Museum, and see the interesting displays at Aurora Reykjavik.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip itinerary maker.

Boston, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 38°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 6th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach and then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, and then pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Vik online route planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Reykjavik in February since evenings lows in Vik dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Selfoss.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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Selfoss

— 2 nights
Sitting on the banks of the picturesque Olfusa River, the laid-back town of Selfoss provides a good location to relax and enjoy some of the country's natural delights.
Step out of the city life by going to Landscape Photography Iceland and Kerið. Get some cultural insight at The House at Eyrarbakki and Strandarkirkja. Get out of town with these interesting Selfoss side-trips: Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd), Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall (in Hella) and Fridheimar (in Reykholt).

To find more things to do and other tourist information, use the Selfoss trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Vik to Selfoss in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Vik in February, expect slightly colder with lows of 30°F in Selfoss. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Selfoss

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Nightlife

Side Trips

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Iceland travel guide

4.5
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.