9 days in Iceland Itinerary

9 days in Iceland Itinerary

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9 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + Drive:  8 h 30 min
1
Keflavik
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
2
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Hofn
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 30 min
6
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
8
Keflavik
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Boston

1
night
Keflavik

Keflavik ©
Keflavík is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. Blue Lagoon has been added to your itinerary.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Keflavik travel planner.

Boston, USA to Keflavik is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Boston to Keflavik, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Boston in April; daily highs in Keflavik reach 43°F and lows reach 34°F. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Keflavik

Spas

Side Trip

Blue Lagoon
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Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon

1
night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
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 Sun Voyager as well as CityWalk Reykjavik. On the 1st (Mon), examine the collection at Whales of Iceland, pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, then pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, and finally deepen your understanding of the past and present with CityWalk Reykjavik.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Keflavik to Reykjavik takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Whales of Iceland ©
Whales of Iceland
CityWalk Reykjavik ©
CityWalk Reykjavik

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dyrholaey, Sólheimajökulll and Myrdalsjokull Glacier. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): Head underground at Rutshellir Cave, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then take in the dramatic natural features at Myrdalsjokull Glacier, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrholaey.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Vik itinerary builder.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach

1
night
Hofn

Hofn
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Skaftafell National Park has been added to your itinerary.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hofn travel planner.

You can drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Hofn are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Glacier Lagoon, Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
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2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Krafla Lava Fields as well as Godafoss. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Dettifoss, identify plant and animal life at Krafla Lava Fields, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, and finally admire the sheer force of Godafoss.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Reykjahlid trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Hofn to Reykjahlid in 5.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Hofn in May, Reykjahlid is little chillier at night with lows of 34°F. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sat) before leaving for Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Goðafoss Waterfall
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gullfoss. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Blaskogabyggd trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Reykjahlid to Blaskogabyggd in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Reykjahlid in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 41°F in Blaskogabyggd. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Strokkur
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur

1
night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik
To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Reykjavik in 1.5 hours. On the 8th (Mon), you'll travel to Keflavik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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few
hours
Keflavik

Keflavik
To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Keflavik trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Reykjavik to Keflavik by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll set off for home on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in Keflavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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